Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Orange Sunshine

Readers of the Misanthrope will be well acquainted with the satanic doings of the beagle known as Maggie.  Even in the depths of her evil, she is a supremely entertaining dog.

Today was a highlight, minus the evil.  The poor Magdog has been suffering from a bronchial infection and has had a persistent, hacking cough.  I took her to the vet this morning, who gave her antibiotics and something call torbutrol, a cough suppressant with "mild sedative effects."

I mushed 1/2 a tablet into a bit of doughnut and got her satanic highness to swallow it...or at least most of it.  She tried to pick the tablet out of the doughnut and just eat the doughnut.

Well, it turns out that "mild sedative" is, perhaps, a bit of an understatement.  Within minutes, Maggie was staring blissfully at one of my guitars with her lower jaw slack and her rear legs splayed.  I swear I heard her talking to Wallace about this awesome set at the Hartford Civic Center in 1982 when they played "Box/Drums/Space/Terrapin."

Easily the most entertaining thing I've watched in weeks.  I've got to do some experimenting to see how many of these pills I need to take.

Let's see, I'm about 9 times Maggie's size....

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Opportunities Available in All Walks of Life... Australia!!

Yes, the Misanthrope and the Scottish lass are headed to Australia on Friday for two weeks of fun, sun and didjereewangoloos. For those of you just tuning in, Scottish lass moved to Australia when she was 12 (after a brief year in South Africa, where her parents took one look at the hatin' going on and got the family the hell out).

To prepare, we watched a couple of excellent documentaries about Australia, notably "Wolf Creek." It was heartwarming for the Misanthrope to know that he has kindred spirits in Oz.

On the itinerary - Syndey, Brisbane, the Big Pineapple (in Woombye, near Nambour - still no word on whether Princess Amidala is coming) and the Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo.

Look forward to photos of the Misanthrope cuddling cute Koalas and murdering backpackers in the Outback!

Monday, November 19, 2007

In the future...

...the aviation industry will be run entirely by dogs, mostly beagles.

More revelations soon.

Wait for it

Just wait.  

Don't fidget.  

And stop playing with it or it will get inflamed.