Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Puppy Search

So Greg and I are taking the plunge! We want to enlarge our family and get a puppy! We've been wanting to for a long long time now, but the timing hasn't been right. The time is now right! woot! woot!

We've been researching dog types and we think a beagle would suit our lifestyle well. They are smallish (18 - 30lbs), but not so small that their legs don't move fast enough to keep up with a quick jaunt. They are energetic, smart, and get along well with other animals, and people. They are gentle and incredibly tolerant. I look forward to taking my pup on runs with me, and I think Greg is looking forward to every part about having a dog...except the early morning bathroom breaks, well probably bathroom breaks in general, but you do what you gotta do.

We've started filling out applications and calling around to rescues (we want to get a rescued puppy). I've fallen in love with quite a few. Greg has particularly fallen in love with lovely Daisy
Lovely Daisy

So I called the SPCA of Stanislaus (in Modesto, CA) to see if we could arrange to meet Daisy and find out more about her. Whoever I talked to on the phone was completely RUDE! The women said to me, "In or out?" I said, "What do you mean by in or out?" and she said, "Will you keep her in our out?" so I said (in a very friendly voice, I was trying to give a good impression), "Oh, inside, we have an apartment." and she said (with very little patience), "Daisy has to be outside, she has lots of energy. You couldn't take care of her. She is an outside dog!" and that was the end of the conversation. She hung up. She didn't even give me a chance to tell her what a great person I am/potential dog owner, or to let her know that we are looking for an active dog, NOR did she give me a chance to say we live next to a dog-friendly park, or that I run daily and plan on running with Daisy. She has no idea what great dog parents Greg and I are going to be. It made me so mad! All I wanted to do was meet little Daisy. What's the harm in that? I know there are bad people in this world, and even good people with good intentions that just can't take care of a dog, BUT Greg and I aren't those kinds of people! We deserve a chance, at least, to be considered to adopt Daisy!

Well, maybe Daisy isn't the right dog for us, or maybe there are many dogs that are right for us, and it's just a matter of finding them. Soon we will find THE RIGHT one! I can't wait. Here are a few other dogs we are trying to line up appointments with:


They are all so cute! Who knows if we'll even get a chance to meet any of these cuties, but someday soon we are going to be the proud parents of a rambunctious little tyke of a pup :)

Swine Flu

So I think that the current epidemic of Swine Flu is a really great reason why the US Government should switch us all over to a universal health care plan. If we all had universal health care then the Government could make sure everyone that might possibly have/get swine flu could have access to adequate treatment. AND if we get a vaccine made for it, then it could be made mandatory to get vaccinated against it, or at least everyone would have access to it (assuming that there would be enough vaccine for everyone...which might not be true).

As it is, the most likely people to get Swine Flu probably don't have health care coverage. That's what I think, maybe I'm wrong, but we should still make the switch to universal health care :)

P.S. In any case, don't forget to wash your hands! You may even want to get OCD about it!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Greg

Today is Greg's birthday. I thought I'd write a blog about him. He's the best, he really is. I'm so lucky to be married to him.

Tonight we went out to dinner at Saffron Indian Bistro in San Carlos (very yummy) to celebrate. For some reason we were talking about what it would be like to be a drug dealer (we are kinda weird like that, haha). In the middle of the conversation I was like, "hey Greg, do you remember when I wanted you to move to Cedar City and become a drug dealer instead of going to Stanford?" We both remembered and had a good laugh.

To put that comment into context for you, way back when Greg and I were first dating he lived in Salt Lake City, and I lived in Cedar City (four hours away from each other). We were already dating long distance, and I was trying to convince him to move to Cedar City, and he was trying to convince me to move to Salt Lake. Then Greg was accepted into a graduate program at Stanford, which meant he'd be even farther away from me :( I was excited for him, but I still wanted to convince him to move to Cedar City to be with me until I graduated. He was like, "hmmm....go to Stanford... or go to Cedar City? Tough choice. What could I do in Cedar City?" So I told him, "Well, sure you could go to Stanford and then someday makes lots and lots of money and be super successful, but if you came to Cedar City you could be a drug dealer. You'd have lots of money really fast, and I guarantee it'd be an exciting life ;)" Well, although he ended up living far far away from me for a while, he made the right decision and went to Stanford instead of becoming a drug dealer. We still haven't struck it rich so now we are both considering becoming drug dealers.

Well, the truth is I'm really proud of Greg. Not only is he a smarty pants, but he is my most favorite person to spend my time with. There is no one in this world I'd rather grow old with. I love you Greggy!

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I have the weakest arms of anyone you know. Seriously, I do. However, I'm getting stronger all the time. For my New Year's Resolution I decided to do push-ups everyday. I could hardly even do one at the beginning of January. So Greg suggested I do a set of five, then do some lunges, then five more push-ups. Every month I add one more push-up to each set. It has been such a rewarding goal. I can actually do push-ups now---real ones! Not modified ones. I don't fall flat on my face in my effort to push back up even! Each month when I increase each set I can totally feel myself getting stronger. I LOVE it! Since it is the beginning of April I'm up to 8 push-ups per set! The best part is that my chest looks great ;) just ask Greg...hehe.