My friend Vicki has an adorable Boxer who could be Nix’s twin. His name is Franklin. I had the pleasure of meeting him for the first time last month when he and Vicki came to visit. Nix, unfortunately, didn’t take to Franklin too kindly, but Leela was absolutely smitten. Here’s a video of them playing in our backyard, with a soundtrack of panicked barking courtesy of Nix, who was crated after demonstrating that he couldn’t be polite.
Actual text message I got from my dad last week after posting my State Fair slideshow:
Actual slideshow I made to showcase how handsome my dad is (with background music from his favorite band, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists):
You’ll notice that it’s August and I’ve yet to post either a slideshow from #photoadayjuly or the prompts for #photoadayaugust. That’s because I finally gave up on the Photo A Day project halfway through last month. Because I’m lazy, and I’m okay with it.
So in lieu of Instagrammed images of Nixon chewing a Kong, Nixon sunbathing, and Nixon sleeping, here’s a recap of our annual California State Fair weekend.
(For the record, it’s okay to be jealous.)
I’m finally finished with the #photoadayjune slideshow. Voila!
I think the last photo I took (“Day 30: A Friend”) is my favorite. The original caption was “A friend to technology,” and was a joke about my dad finally coming into the twenty-first century and buying an iPhone. (He’s been using a flip phone for the last six years. Prior to that, he didn’t use a cell phone AT ALL. Can you imagine??)
Anyway, he just discovered FaceTime yesterday. So here’s a hilarious picture of him not knowing how to use it.
While we’re on the topic of no-hitters, I thought I’d share this video about the no-no pitched by Dock Ellis in 1970 while he was high on LSD. If you don’t die laughing, I don’t want to know you.
Stairs are really scary, especially when you weigh under ten pounds.
I remember having to teach a six-week-old Nix to go up and down the stairs, using a cookie to lure him and my heart breaking a little bit as he squeaked and whined because OH MY GOD THE NEXT STAIR WAS SOOOOO FAR AWAY! He would finally conquer one stair, only to be overwhelmed by the next, and the one after that.
(It was a process.)
Now three years old, he bounds up and down stairs FEARLESSLY! (Or as fearlessly as he can muster, since he’s basically the biggest wimp I’ve ever met.) But I will never forget where we started. It looked a lot like this.
Dan and I BARTed into the city yesterday for the Giants game, and on our way, we had the pleasure of meeting a man who claims he is going to be BIGGER THAN EMINEM! This dude jumped on the train in Oakland and immediately started rapping about how he was the greatest, and he was going to be on television, and all the ladies were going to want to get with him. (Nice try, dude. I wouldn’t get near you even if I was convinced you weren’t insane.)
An entire train car full of people was doing everything possible to contain their laughter, but it was pretty difficult. This was Crazy Guy’s response once he realized that people weren’t taking him seriously, with a majority of threats directed at some poor dude who was just standing by the door, listening to his iPod and minding his own business.
(THIS is why I love public transit, you guys.)
I can’t believe it’s June already, but here we go with a new set of photo prompts:
Check out the video below for all the photos I snapped this past month for #photoadaymay!