1. Every now and again, I volunteer with at a local animal shelter to get my dog fix. (And by “every now and again” I mean “like maybe a couple of times per year, because I kind of suck.” I used to be a lot better about volunteering regularly, and then…I stopped being good about volunteering regularly.) This past weekend, the shelter was having an event, and since I couldn’t come up with any viable excuse to not volunteer, I signed up to help. Normally when you volunteer, you wander around the shelter, tending to the needs of various dogs (and people interested in adopting said dogs) throughout your shift, but this event was a little different, and instead of helping out with everyone, each volunteer was assigned one dog to handle for the duration of the event.
This was my dog:
Unsurprisingly, she got adopted, because DUH. How could you say no to those wrinkles?! I have never in my entire life felt more popular than I did while handling this puppy. Everyone wanted to hang out with me. Okay, fine. They wanted to hang out with the puppy. But since the puppy couldn’t go anywhere without me, I got to experience the delight of secondhand popularity. I have now concluded that I need to get a puppy and carry it around everywhere with me, specifically everywhere where I could potentially run into cute boys, because WHOA BABY to cute boys respond well to adorable puppies. Date bait! Hahaha.
Oh, and did I mention she fell asleep on my lap?
Life is ruff. Teeheehee.
2. I am ob.sessed. with the weather this week. Mid-60s? Yes please. AND overcast?! Well! What more could a summer-weary runner hope for?
Our fall-like weather has gotten me thinking about, you know, fall. Specifically, it’s gotten me thinking about mums, which I’ll probably purchase this year and attempt to keep alive on my porch. The fall weather has also made me feel SUPER over my summer flowers, though I’ve resisted prematurely killing them just because it feels like October, when it is distinctly not October (and is supposed to get warm again next week, just in time for 18 miler week. Yay. 😐 )
Speaking of my summer flowers, however, my impatiens appear to be the most friendzoned flowers of all time. They have abundant buds, but these buds almost never flower, and usually die and fall off without realizing their full potential.
Get it? Buds? Friends…?
3. Oh no, it appears I’ve run out of thyme!
I’ll be here all night, folks! Dad jokes 4 dayz!
I’m so sorry. Once I got started, I just couldn’t stop, and here we are. I will do my very best to keep puns to a minimum in the future.