On Monday Check-in

@samburger They could recur. Mine, I think, got a couple in the span of a few weeks after getting fixed too. I wish I had good advice on how to re-potty train them after that but if she's a puppy all I can say is, be mindful that they can forget a lot of what they learned after that :(

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 11:08 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@CeeEm Oh man. Their deli baguette sandwiches (I never got why everyone loved the subs, but the baguettes!), their sushi, their bakery, the organic section, the fact that Chobani used it as a test market for all the weirdest and most delicious yogurts...

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:26 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@samburger Do your parents have a dog? Mine is totally amazingly potty trained with the bell and everything at my house, but the minute I take her to my friend's she goes nuts marking her territory with all kinds of excretions. I think it's either an alpha thing or my dog is crazy bad. Also, if yours got fixed recently it could be a UTI.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:23 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@andnowlights Game! It's a restaurant in Louisville owned by the Hammerhead's people. They have all kinds of different burgers (kangaroo gave me heartburn once)... I like to go there because it's basically straight out of Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:15 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@BillfoldMonkey Ugh, having the same combination of smart-dog-removes-E-collar and vet drama you are... it's so frustrating. You enjoy that Chipotle and those Twizzlers.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 10:02 am 0

On Monday Check-in

@andnowlights What is this butcher shop called?! I will take you to Ramsi's and you will take me here. Deal? Deal.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:56 am 0

On Monday Check-in

I estimated $170. Friday: GOT OFF WORK EARLY! We haven't had a summer Friday all summer, so that was awesome. I spent it running "errands", aka taking back sunglasses my husband deemed "stupid" and spending the money I got back on travel things. I ended up putting $10 on the debit card because he also needed batteries. Then I went and spent the gift certificate husbro got me for my birthday on a gorgeous necklace to wear at the wedding I'm reading in. Dinner was closer to $55 for elk burgers with Brie and cranberry-jalapeno jam, and then another $10 for drinks above what friends got us. Saturday, vet was $60 (dog is ostensibly still in the cone till Saturday, but her eye is mostly healed and she's not touching it, so I thought I'd spare her the misery). Then haircut was already paid for out of b-day cash. I loved the place I went, it's a 1950s gas station that's been renovated into a hair salon. I've been looking for a place since I moved back a year ago and have had trouble because I really LOVED my salon in Buffalo (possibly the only thing besides Wegman's I truly miss). Then went to college town, and spent rest of bday cash on drinks, dinner, and admission to a show. I spent $3 total on the debit above and beyond that. Sunday, gas: $35, makeup for friend who will be BRIDE THIS WEEKEND!, $27 (and now I can add "makeup artist" to my resume), diet Coke for the road, $1, groceries, $54. Taking my 70-year-old Russian in-laws out for Ethiopian food, free and also priceless. Total: $245. Mostly because I didn't anticipate getting gas, and the makeup, but that's my wedding present to my friend.

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:52 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@ATF Just give her a glass of something and introduce her to a new in-law with a bunch of stories while you slowly back away and RUN!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 11:19 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@ATF Clouds make really great lighting! And storms never last long. Maybe you'll be able to get some photos in a beautiful post-rain sunset. CONGRATS!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:42 am 0

On Friday Estimate

@halloliebchen Congratulations! It's happening!

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 9:41 am 1