Tired


When we first got this dog early last year, the major challenge was getting him to go outside.  He’s a pretty smart dog, so it didn’t take him long to figure out that is what he was supposed to do.

Communicating it to us was the next step.

So he would sit down facing the door and look back at us with his (literally) puppy dog eyes.  It was up to us to notice this message he was sending.

If we didn’t notice, he found a corner.  So I tried hard to notice.

He then moved into this tactic of getting our attention first.  He would get in my face or stand on my chest and start licking me in order to get my attention.  He would then go to the ottoman, sit down, and look back at me.

He would also do this while I was sleeping.  He would stand on my chest and lick me.  Wait for me to wake up.  And then go sit on the bed facing the door and look back at me.  I tried not to get mad, but this guy was waking me up.

I rarely get enough sleep.

I am positive I got frustrated more than once.

He would wake me up even if my wife was awake and watching television in the living room.

So, a few weeks ago, he took on a new tactic.

I generally sleep on my side, so this guy started coming up behind me and resting his head on my neck.  That’s it.  And he would leave it there until he knew I was awake.  He’s done this every night for weeks.

And then go to the end of the bed, face the door, and look back toward me.

My point?

None.

At.

All.

Except I found it a cute story.

And this dog is considerately smart.

And it ties to this song I currently have on heavy rotation.

Be good.

New Lanegan Soon


This is just a quick post.

Maybe the goal is only for me to find these songs easily again.

If by leaving these here you click and think they are reasonable songs, then we all win.

Long time Mark Lanegan fan.  New album coming out April 28.  I was disappointed in his last album, but this seems to be a better sound.  So far.

 

Best Rock Song


As much respect as I have for David Bowie’s career and talent, the best rock song was not Blackstar.  I realize why he won the rock Grammys, but let’s be real, the album released hours before he died wasn’t that great.

This, though, this is good.  And stuck in regular rotation for me.

I’m feeling the way that I’m feeling myself
Fuck everyone else
Gotta remember that nobody’s better than anyone else, here
(Do you need some time to think it over?)
Look what they do to you; look what they do to me
Must be joking if you think that either one is free, here

Get up off your knees, girl
Stand face to face with your God
And find out what you are
(Hello, my name is human)
Hello, my name is human
And I came down from the stars
(Hello, my name is human)

I’m ready for love, and I’m ready for war
But I’m ready for more
I know that nobody’s ever been this fucking ready before, hey
(Do you need some time to think it over?)
So figure it out, or don’t figure it out
I figured it out
The bigger the river (the bigger the river), the bigger the drought (the bigger the drought)

Get up off your knees, boy
Stand face to face with your God
And find out what you are
(Hello, my name is human)
Hello, my name is human
And I came down from the stars
(Hello, my name is human)

Fire world[?] I love you
Fire world[?]

I’m up off my knees, girl
I’m face to face with myself
And I know who I am
(Hello, my name is human)
And I stole the power from the sun
I’m more than just a man
(No longer disillusioned)

But, more so, this song.  I wake up with it in my head.