Saturday, June 10, 2006

It's good to be home.

I can't remember the last Saturday that I woke up in my bed. I think it was about a month ago. I have to say, it's bittersweet. I've spent day after day with Alin and it only gets better. I haven't seen her for more than 12 hours and I'm already craving my fix.

Last night all the boys went out to a Karaoke bar to have themselves a ball. I ended up getting home from Alin's around 10:30 and couldn't find it in me to leave. It seems like over the past few months, I've been away more than I've been home.

Hopping all over the place, from NYC to LA to NYC to Tahoe to Chicago and back again. It's just been one thing after another. I miss my dog and the comfort of my home. It's not without saying that I've been having a pretty great time in all of my travels and days with Alin, but sometimes, you just need a little down time to recover, lick your wounds, and rejuvenate.

Last week, Sophie came with Alin and I to Lake Tahoe for a friend's birthday. We have a great time and I'm sure Sophie was thrilled to be there. Unfortunately, her curiousity and thirst for exploration wore her paw pads down to mere nubs. Since then, she's been in pain and under house arrest while her paws heal. Poor puppy.

Three of the four paws seem to be doing very well, where one is being licked so much it's not healing. The vet says that she'll soon have to sport one of those silly cone heads if she doesn't let it heal. Hopefully it won't come to that.

Today, I cancelled my American Express Gold card. In the 6 years I've had it, I don't believe I used it even once. Year after year, I paid the $75 renewal fee, with the hopes that this'll be the year I'll actually need it. I think the final nail in the coffin came when I removed the card from my wallet for safe keeping. Once that renewal notice came, I told that card it was time.

I called their customer service and asked them if they're willing to waive the renewal fee, not surprisingly, they said no. I threatened that I'd cancel the card if they didn't. They didn't flinch, so it had to be done. The card will now spend the rest of it's days in some land fill, in pieces.

Anyway, enough of this. I'm going to spend the rest of my day doing something else that's equally mind numbing, perhaps watching a movie.

Oh, which reminds me, go see Pixar's Cars. It's a great movie, they've done it again.

-s

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