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Terry and Bandit, our "new baby."

Meet the Puppeh!

Oh, I almost forgot. Meet our new baby. Bandit, a 1-year-old Chihuahua “rescued” from the local Humane Society. While I was on the road, Terry sent me a picture (not this one) of a sweet little pup and asked if we wanted him. When I was finally able to call back, it was already a done deal, as I suspected it would be. He was leery of the “smelly trucker” when I got home but now we get along fine. He’s definitely a “Mama”s Dog” for sure. He’s not as socialized as we’d like him to be, and he’s not quick to learn new tricks or even play much, but he’s a lover and wants nothing more than to have his belly and chest rubbed. Don’t we all…

The reason we have a new baby in the house is a sad one. Our 12-year-old Rat Terrier, Teena, passed away suddenly and pretty much devastated both of us. It was unexpected and very quick and neither of us was looking to get a new dog soon. But Terry saw the new pup at PetSmart, where the Humane Society and other no-kill shelters parade the new critters looking for forever home. Obviously, it was love at first sight for both.

Weekly Tweets for 2009-06-21

  • Still at home, waiting for freight. If I have to be anywhere doing nothing, I night as well be doing nothing at home! #
  • Thinking of getting an new FauxPod. Requirements: Plays Audible audiobooks, 4+ Gb storage, color screen. Evil Empire (Apple) need not apply. #
  • Back on the road. Almost got washed out tying down cargo in a thunderstorm. Kept an eye peeled for flying farmhouses. Real tornado weather. #
  • RT @gypsyhooker: “YTF would anyone drive one of these death traps???? http://twitpic.com/7kz7i" A Smart Car for Stupid People ™. in reply to gypsyhooker #
  • @Skezzie I’ll just have to stick with my fauxPod, my fauxPhone and my fauxMac… ;P At least till the contract is up on my BlackJack2. in reply to Skezzie #
  • The Wife found the obituary for the man I saw have a heart attack in the Walmart parking lot, very sad… #
  • RT @SKYTANK: DECEPTICON TESTICLES IN NEW TRANSFORMERS MOVIE. IF SKYTANK WANTED 2 GLIMPSE GIANT METAL BALLS, WOULD LOOK 2 YOUR MOTHER’S CHIN in reply to SKYTANK #
  • RT @Heydriver: “Arrgh! Me spots a Fail Whale upon the vast horizon. Feels like a glitch in the force Luke!” Argh! And you’re mixing genres! in reply to Heydriver #
  • RT @JimNorton: “Ft Lauderdale, one show tonight. My balls are stuck to my forehead.” Coach seats 2 small? Fancyman didn’t fly 1st class? ;) in reply to JimNorton #
  • @Korv_N Old, crusty followers say hi, too! ;) in reply to Korv_N #
  • @Korv_N Sorry, never did… I guess I’m stuck in my musical ways. ;) in reply to Korv_N #
  • Watched Gran Torino on DVD last night. excellent flick. Now, what to watch (or rewatch) tonight… Hmm… #
  • .@HeavenLeigh123: “@Greeblie I’m rewatching Season 2 of Drake & Josh…” I’m so out of touch I don’t even know what that is… ;) in reply to HeavenLeigh123 #
  • .@gypsyhooker: “Death Proof?? Loved that movie.” Excellent choice! Maybe I’ll hit that and Planet Terror, make it a double feature! in reply to gypsyhooker #
  • .@Skezzie ugh… Never seen a Segal movie I could get past the 15 minute mark. how he and Chuck Norris have careers, I’ll never know… in reply to Skezzie #
  • Soon picking up an O/D load in IL. But must find a Streakin Beacon, my truck has a severe case of the creeping cruds it picked up in Gary. #
  • .@slackadjusterr Of course it will rain, I just washed my truck! in reply to slackadjusterr #
  • @edouglas528 How bout putting up an avatar? The default one sorta looks like you… ;) in reply to edouglas528 #
  • Loose fly in the cab of my truck, despite all attempts at murder. Sucker’s been here all day. Where’s Obama when I need him? #notmyflykiller #
  • .@TerenceSmelser Thanks for the RT, good buddy! ;) Stupid fly is distracting me from my Tweeting and driv [NO SIGNAL] in reply to TerenceSmelser #
  • RT @TerenceSmelser: “@Greeblie ROFL, I’LL BE your “Good Buddy” ANYTIME, darling…” #RWRTF (or aren’t we doing that anymore… ;) in reply to TerenceSmelser #
  • @TerenceSmelser Is #rwrtf so last week or what? Back to the road now… in reply to TerenceSmelser #
  • Rogue fly musta got the idea that it was unwanted. Escaped thru window when I stopped to scale my O/D load. PETA would be proud of me… #
  • GAWD DAMMIT! Rogue fly left but the 2ND SHIFT “FLIES” showed up to take over! Fuck me running… #
  • @KerryES Well, being as I have never in all my born days seen a fire ant, I’ll have to call flies the clear winner here… ;) in reply to KerryES #
  • @PhilMadsen Chicago is not a good place to spend a weekend. Good luck to you driver! in reply to PhilMadsen #
  • @juliarygaard Never trust food from anyone with two first names… ;) in reply to juliarygaard #
  • There’s a hole in the sky: http://twitpic.com/7upam #
  • @juliarygaard Darned if you ain’t right. But really Ruth’s Chris sounds like two different people. Does Ruth own Chris? in reply to juliarygaard #
  • RT @askspikeonline: Why old dogs are the best dogs http://bit.ly/BgBR2 Every word is true, and you may want to grab a tissue. <- true words in reply to askspikeonline #
  • @juliarygaard LOL backatcha! Why didn’t I see that coming, I’ve only been married for 18 years. in reply to juliarygaard #

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Day 2 of NC to CA and Flickr Faves

I’d like to have taken lots of pictures as I was hauling ass from TN to my place for the night in OK, but the scenery was just too boring and I was more interested in getting as many miles as I could in before sunset.

The only comment I have on today’s driving is an observation on the way the interstate exits are screwed up around Memphis. I was travelling westbound on I-40 heading from the AR border when I came to the place where I-240 splits from I-40 and heads south. If you want to stay on I40 west, you have to get into the second lane from the far left and then curve north (right) to go under 240, which heads south!  Seems to me if you were heading west and wanted to go north, you’d bear to the right. Go south and you’d bear to the left! Nope. Not in Memphis.

This weird behavior is repeated when I240 joins back up with I40 close to the border, bear left to go right. Thats as about as smart as those right turns New Jersey makes you do in order to make a left. Aye, aye, aye…

Like I said, no pictures taken but let me share a few of my faves from from other photographers on Flickr. First, from Emery_Way, is this pup joyously happy or or trying to fly?

from~Jasmine~

This one looks very happy to pose for Valentines Day…

Here’s the most beautiful eyes I’ve ever seen on a dog… From Tobyotter

And from Nelson Cruz, the biggest tongue!!

You can tell I like dogs, huh? If you like these pics, click on them, go to the photographers flickr page and tell them! I’m sure they’d appreciate it.

If The House Is Rocking…

EARTHQUAKE! in SOUTHWESTERN INDIANA!

Just got back inside after grabbing the dog and heading out the door! My twenty year old two story townhouse was ROCKING! Got the dog, couldn’t find the cat, I guess the cat was on it’s own! HOLY SHIT! I’m still shaking!

Nothing on the local TV yet, but then again the soaps are on. TV stations learn real early. Interrupt Soap Operas at your own risk! My wife won’t vote for any president cuz they are always interrupting her SOAPS!

UPDATE: The local news waited for a commercial break to tell me that the quake was felt from Louisville, KY to Lawrenceburg, IL and happened about 12:37pm CDT. No official word yet from the earthquake folks…

UPDATE2: The quake was a 5.0 on the scale and the epicenter was 10 miles NW of Evansville, IN. That’s about 15-20 miles from my house! Also they were careful to tell everyone this quake had no connection to the New Madrid fault system. If that sucker cuts loose the Mississippi will most likely turn into a LAKE!