Thursday, August 29, 2013

Summer of Change

I'm still alive, I promise.

I feel like I blinked and May, June, July just disappeared.  August is following suite-it being the end of the month.

Lots has happened and I've found myself not only insanely busy and perpetually occupied.  Honestly though, even if I'd had the time, the crud in my brain has been of a murky nature lately.  Nothing that came out of it in the past 3-4 months would have manifested itself in anything other than something that resembled teenage silliness or angst.  Nobody wants that.

A lot has happened, though, and I feel like I need to get everyone updated!  Just because.

And I've got pictures!

First things first.

This is my boy.

I obtained him from the Central Missouri Humane Society towards the end of May.

He wasn't what I was looking for, exactly.  I had a few other dogs in mind.  But Steven and Tamara went with me and talked me into him looking at him.  That was enough to show me it was meant to be.  He was so smart, and playful, and affectionate! 

His name is Bones.  No, not for the TV show with David Boreanaz. Nothing to do with him being a dog and dogs liking bones. 

Nope, it's much nerdier than that. 

He's named for Dr. Leonard McCoy off the original Star Trek series.

Yup.  That's right.

He even has the Trekkie name tag to prove it.

He's incredibly playful which I love!  He loves his toys (playing fetch like a pro and tug of war) and romping/wrestling. 

He also loves his cuddle time and is a champ about sleeping in when I want to.

Just look at that face!!

He's about 1 and a half years old.
He for sure has beagle/hound in him, but he doesn't have a houndy bark.  He sounds and acts more like a terrier sometimes.  So there's SOMETHING else in there.

He doesn't bark too much except in extreme distress or excitement.

He is almost over his submissive/ excitement peeing. Never had accidents in the house.  He's a sweetheart, ready to fall in love with you after 20 seconds of interaction.  He'll crawl right into your lap the second he meets you.

His big thing right now is chewing anything he can get his teeth into and finding creative ways to get around the methods I've used to dog-proof the place. 

We're finally getting into each others pattern.  He goes outside off leash to do his business and we've even taken walks up the drive with him leashless.  He is really getting a feel for how far is too far away (though he is easily distracted). 

I'm really falling for this guy!  I think he might be the one. 

(har, har, har)

Ready for my next addition?

First, lets say farewell to the retired Mexican Drug Lord, Javier. 

I resented him most of the time I owned him (because he wasn't a stick shift and he wasn't the car that I wanted going out to Maine). But over the 2+ years I owned him he got me to and from Maine and has been a loyal vehicle.  I treated him right and he got me where I needed to go.

I can't say that I'll miss him all that much but I am grateful to have had him.

Now, please welcome to the Lambson vehicle family, JUDE!
(Or as others tell me he is to be known: The Slammer-a name originated from my nickname in the YSA branch: Slambson)

Despite what others may assert, Jude is a boy car.  Though I reserve the right to change my mind as I get to know him better. 

 He's a 2008 Toyota Prius. Started with a little more than 60,000 miles on him.

He's my first big girl car.

And I love him.  He rides so smooth.  All I have to do to start the engine is push a button!  He's whisper quiet, like a ninja.  Roomy. He's pretty awesome.

More responsibility, more money, longer loan, etc.  But I'm glad I went through with it.

Thanks goodness for friends who convince you that sometimes you need to make the grown up decision and OWN it.

I'm happy with him.  I do a lot of driving-and because of him I fill up less which is nice.

Plus with all I hear about these cars, he's going to last me a while.

Yay for big decisions!

And then I went to a Weird Al concert!!  We were near the front and it was awesome.  That guy knows how to entertain even on a low budget.

Behold! The many faces of Weird Al.

He played a few old school songs, a lot of ones from his newest album, some of the classics (my favorites being Yoda, The Saga Begins, and Smells like Teen Spirit). It was a way fun concert.

(Sarah and Aaron heighten it up after the concert)

And just for good measure, here's a pretty picture of purple cone flowers. Taken at Shelter Garden's.  It wouldn't be spring/summer in MO without a trip there.

It's been crazy.

Like really crazy.

And I can hardly put into words all the self discovery and change that's happened over the summer.  But that's another story for another time.

So there you go, my summer update!  Hope you enjoyed.

I promise to try to be more consistent in the future.

It doesn't help that I don't have internet at my place that that's the most convenient location to blog.


Oh, and as a side note, there was a boy for about two months.  We dated. Then we weren't. And that was that.  Started out as a good friend and still is.  That is all.


Elliott said...

You're going to potentially force your car to undergo a sex change operation?!

genevieve said...

You know, I read your blog yesterday, and I almost commented but didn't because it would have been all brain-cruddy to match. But then your sweet comment made me smile this morning (smiling AT WORK even!) thank you for that. And not weird at all that you took the time to say something...I'm getting to know you through your blog (and rare visits to your parents') and I really like that. :)

And that dog. Is so. CUTE!

Beckie said...

Bones: LOVE. Prius: JEALOUS/So proud of you. Weird Al: Meh.

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