March, 2010

  1. Sunday Morning Cartoon – Chase and Holmes

    March 28, 2010 by myeye

  2. I Wish I Had Stock — Another Edition

    March 28, 2010 by myeye

    I have always used a Dremel to trim nails.  Unfortunately, the darned batteries get “over-charged” and then won’t hold a charge that lasts for more than one dog (and it better be a dog that holds still).  So, I started looking for an option.  The Pet-i-cure and Dremel’s pet nail grinder don’t rotate at a high enough speed.  What I found is the Dremel Stylus.  It has a Lithium Ion battery, fully charges in two to three hours, stops charging when it is at maximum, and holds the charge for two years (I wouldn’t know that yet because I’ve only had it for a month).  The rpm is variable from 5,000 to 25,000, and the on/off control is at the front.

    Dremel Stylus in charger 3-28-2010In its charger

    Dremel Stylus w charger 3-28-2010Next to the charger

    It’s very light weight and can be held like a pencil — or you can use the pistol grip.  Since it arrived, we’ve been making short work of nails — and the dogs don’t complain nearly as much as they did with the old one.  Amazon had the best price I found (about $70 with no shipping cost).

    . . . I wish I had stock . . .

  3. Holmes Can Jump on All the Furniture

    March 28, 2010 by myeye

    Since I reported Holmes’ safe landing in the club chair, his world has expanded to the top of other furniture.  He likes the view and he likes the comfort — besides, it’s where his dad often can be found.

    I thought the couch was for people 3-27-2010Dad said it’s okay

    Here under my own power 3-27-2010This isn’t a problem is it?

    I dont have to move -- do I 3-27-2010You won’t make me get off, will you?

  4. Thank You, Sandy

    March 25, 2010 by myeye

    Yesterday was a demon!  I had accepted representation of a long-time business client for a DWI.  He actually wasn’t driving, but had made the wise decision to sleep in his car because he believed he wasn’t capable of driving.  In this enlightened State, if you are in your vehicle, the keys are anywhere within your reach, and you have a blood alcohol level greater than .08, you are still guilty of DWI.  There were some interesting facts in the case, and we had obtained security video to show that the vehicle never moved between the time my client climbed into it and the police arrived.  So, we opted for a trial.

    I rarely go to Metropolitan Court because the caseload there is absolutely out of control.  The short story is we started the trial at 3:15 yesterday, but had to end at 5:00 (building closes).  Today we will begin at 2:30, but cannot possibly complete all the testimony, so will resume at 2:30 on Friday.  That kind of scheduling plays havoc with one’s life.

    Grumble, grumble, grumble . . .

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a Priority Mail box on my front step.

    Priority Mail surprise 3-24-2010It weighs next to nothing — hmmm

    Bruce-Sandy Kettle Corn 3-24-3010It’s Sandy and Bruce’s Kettle Corn

    So glad I didn’t shoot myself — or a Court official — yesterday because I would have missed out on this absolutely wonderful treat.  I was tempted to carry the entire bag to the couch when Chase and I returned from class — and just munch my way through it, but cooler heads prevailed and I took only a bowlful (at a time).

    Thank you Sandy, thank you Bruce.  This is absolutely the best.

  5. Three and a Half Weeks To Go

    March 23, 2010 by myeye

    Little Magic, you may sprawl wherever you choose.  Babies due April 16th

    Pregnant Magic - 3 weeks to go 3-23-2010