February 20, 2004

Another Friday, Another Five

Not much to report today. Scout and I took a long walk in the park, and it has the coolest playground I've ever seen. Germans never pick up after their dogs so I get funny looks when I do. German dogs are almost never on a leash but are very well controlled. I particularly appreciate how they (owners) approach other dogs, which is to say that they don't. In the US, everyone just lets their dog sniff yours and do whatever it wants (hump, bite, act aggressive). Germans don't let their dogs close enough to yours. Scout doesn't like to be sniffed by strange dogs and is fearful sometimes, particularly of dogs larger than she, so this German custom works out quite well for us.

Now onto the Friday Five:

When was the last time you...

1. ...went to the doctor?
About 2 weeks before I left for Germany. I go to the doctor quite often, obviously, but not nearly as often as I used to. Now it's every couple of months, compared to every week or few weeks in 2002.

2. ...went to the dentist?
It's been 6 years since I've been to the dentist. Bad, I know. I've had several very bad dental experiences and a lot of uncaring, brutal doctors. Oh, actually I did go to the dentist for an emergency in August of 2002. I had a very bad fall off of a curb and chipped my front tooth and had to get that repaired. But I haven't been for an exam or cleaning in 6 years.

3. ...filled your gas tank?
A couple of days before I left for Germany, just before parking it at my parent's house.

4. ...got enough sleep?
Last night. Actually I didn't sleep well last night and slept in today. And I took my normal nap, so altogether I'm caught up.

5. ...backed up your computer?
People still do that? I have backed up certain files, like my novel, and I did it a few days before I left for Germany, but as far as backing up my whole computer--who has the space to do that anymore? I don't really worry about it.

Posted by Shelby at February 20, 2004 06:00 PM

Hi, I'm looking for a covered dog bed like yours. Where did you get it from?


Posted by: Lee at February 21, 2004 07:02 AM
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