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(1) Bouncing my legs when the cat tries to fall asleep on my lap. Bonus points: patting him and making him wake up to respond.

(2) The Nextel commercials are silly, but also way better than the CapitalOne commercials.

(3) Hercules chased a tennis ball under the chair where Kedgie was sleeping, and then would not approach the ball. Because the dreaded Kedgie Princess was there, all he could do was look expectantly at me.

(4) Getting another ball from the cabinet (with both dogs pushing to see over my shoulder) and then playing a little indoor kickball in the little hallway which has become our playing area. Bonus points: watching the dogs attempt to catch a bouncing grounder "with eyes".

(5) Adding Girl Genius Online to my bookmarks on my iPod. Now I just need to figure out how to synch all my contacts, etc., through some app and then I can cruise onwards.

Date: 2009-05-05 02:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
(6) Making a move toward the dog's chewtoy just to watch her get all territorial and snatch it away quickly. Bonus points: Switching back and forth between two chewtoys and watching her leap to and fro.

(7) Staring the cat down, after she plunks herself smack in the middle of my crossword puzzle, until she finally trudges off.

Aw, you don't like Spaghetti Jimmy, dahlink?

::sends some chocky covered strawbs and tea to alleviate the 'slow news day':: :-)

Date: 2009-05-05 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
LOL

::noms::

::slurps::

Date: 2009-05-05 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
Which Nextel commercials? You mean the Sprint adverts with delivery people running a high school and a film crew making a wedding perfect (Bride asks "Why is it raining?").

You can go online on your iPod?

Date: 2009-05-05 08:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Yes, I have a wireless modem in the house, so all our laptops, notebooks and iPod Touch devices can surf the net. I have the iPod Touch, with automatic wireless connection set up.

Yes, them's the ones. "What do you mean, 'stunt groom'?"

Date: 2009-05-05 09:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
I found the delivery people running high school more amusing ("reroute him straight to detention"), although I'll get Sprint approximately next never.

Date: 2009-05-05 09:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] i-calql8.livejournal.com
I like that one, too.

Delivery person (searching inside lockers): "No Callahan...just a freshman"
Freshman (after being de-lockered, mumbling): "Thank you."

Date: 2009-05-05 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
They've certainly had the effect of being memorable. Getting people to switch to what one of my grad students calls "sucky Sprint", not so much.

Date: 2009-05-06 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Oh, sure, the client has an awful product, but the advertising company has done some excellent commercials.

The delivery people running the school was very funny -- and so tempting, eh? -- but the wedding story is fresh and new. I know the delivery story already.

Date: 2009-05-06 10:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
True, the wedding story is fresh (including the stunt groom being the "jackpot" -- although the reinforcing of the "queen for a day/princess bride" syndrome and the "hunk as a prize" syndromes is, shall we say, less than appetising).

Date: 2009-05-06 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Sure -- and that's one reason I'm not paying attention to the bride, but to the film company that's running the "Wedding, Take One". Rain? Check. Groom? Check. Flowers? Check.

It seems to me that the larger and more ostentatious weddings are essentially movies come to life, at least in the mind of the (princess) bride. That's why this commercial works for me; it skewers the artificiality of weddings while also pointing out the product.

Said product, of course, is not made of win.

Date: 2009-05-06 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
Gail, as a church musician, has played quite a few weddings. She describes the big ones as "princess weddings" and is generally scathing on the process. She described one to me -- where she played the piano as supplement to the organ, which was played by a big-shot local organist -- as costing half a million dollars and involving the hiring of the local prestige ex-movie theatre (the Fox in midtown) for the reception. Me, I wonder how long the marriage lasts.

Date: 2009-05-07 01:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] etumukutenyak.livejournal.com
Oy. My parents had a civil wedding, in front of a judge at his office (not in a courtroom). Of course, their different religions would have made it difficult -- no, I lie: it would have been impossible for them to get married any other way. Irish Catholic boy and Eastern European Jewish girl in the early 1960s? So not happening.

And yet, here I am! And here we are!

I think the bigger the wedding, the less confidence they have in themselves. IMHO.

Date: 2009-05-07 01:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fledgist.livejournal.com
It varies. I've had civil marriages only, and got divorced twice. My parents' marriage was civil (he Protestant, she Catholic), and lasted from 1956 to his death in 2001.

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