... we now know where to stay, thanks to a link from my Dad: inside the world's largest Beagle! And when it's time to leave, we can take home a wooden Beagle from their chainsaw art gallery and gift shop.
Roadside art has never been this cute before.
(Curiously, the Dog Bark Park Inn's website doesn't mention whether or not their dog is dog-friendly. You'd think that would be a question that they get pretty often.)
While I sit in the San Jose airport, waiting until I can board a plane and leave the land of recent earthquakes to return to the land of recent fires, it's Cat and Girl. (If I still worked in an office and thus had someone to admire my workplace tchotchkes besides Shelby, me, and the dogs, I'd buy this trophy from the Cat and Girl Store.)
Also, from Tricks of the Trade, a blog offering "Professional secrets from those in the know", here are a few tips from a children's librarian. (Tricks of the Trade was created by Matthew Baldwin, who also has a more personal blog called Defective Yeti. I first discovered Defective Yeti through some other blog's link to "Iraqi Invasion: A Text Misadventure" -- a must-read creation for liberal-ish computer geeks who played a lot of Infocom text-adventure games back in the 80s.
Okay, it's just about time to join the crowd of pushy people in front of the Southwest gate. I'm a mere Group-B person, but there are already twenty people in the "B" line, half an hour before our flight leaves ...