Thursday, August 31

Newcastle Transfer News

I know everyone has been eagerly awaiting some updates regarding Newcastle transfer talks with the upcoming closure of the Summer window. So let's get to it...

Surprising to me when I woke up this morning was the news that Newcastle made a deal to acquire Giuseppe Rossi on loan until January 2007. For those of you not aware of the controversy surrounding Rossi, I will fill you in. Rossi was born in New Jersey and played in America up to around age 13. He then left for Italy to play in the leagues there and hopefully become part of their national team. The controversy started when the United States National Team (USMNT) wanted him to play for them since he is an American citizen. Rossi turned it down because of he wanted to play for Italy, even though it is known that you must play in the Italian league to be considered for their side. Rossi now plays in England and hasn't played a minute for Italy's senior side (but he's only 19).

As with all loan deals Rossi cannot play when Newcastle faces Manchester United in October or in January (if his loan is extended). It has yet to be seen if he will play in the UEFA cup. If he does then he becomes cup tied to Newcastle and will not be able to play any cup games for Manchester if he returns this season. Either way it's exciting news as he is a promising player and will provide excellent cover until the transfer window opens in again in January.

In other transfer news, James Milner is in last minute talks to leave Newcastle and rejoin Aston Villa. This would be bad but it could give them some cash to go after named targets like Viduka and Huth (who apparently is almost signed by Boro but "something" held him up).

Transfer window closes tonight so let's see what the next 14 hours bring!

Wednesday, August 30


What: 1st Annual Tub-o-Ed
When: September 22
Where: Ed's Gahanna Compound

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Tub-o-Ed

Q: What is Tub-o-Ed?

A: If you are familar with a Tub-o-Nasty then you're really not far off but for those of you that are unfamilar with the concept allow me to explain.

Party goers are asked to bring 6-12 beers of a unique flavor. In a Tub-o-Nasty, one would strive to find a flavor that someone would normally not drink due to it's "nasty" taste. Some examples are Natural Ice, Blatz, Genesee Cream Ale, and Black Label. Selections are limited to a standard 12oz can. All participants are asked to put their beer in a tub with everyone else's bringings. Anytime you need a beer you must blindly reach into the tub and drink what you pull. The only exceptions are you cannot pull the same brand twice in a row. Also participants are asked to drink one of their own first before anything else to prevent anyone from dumping in skunky beer. Bottles and odd shaped cans are prohibited in a Tub-o-Nasty.

The differences in a Tub-o-Ed is instead of nasty beer, you are encouraged to bring in premium beer, the more unusual the better. In a Tub-o-Ed size and shape do not matter so bottles are welcome. The honor system is used to prevent anyone from pulling the same beer twice. But usually there is so much good beer there that you want to try them all.

Q: What are some examples of beers I should bring?

A: Popular examples include anything from breweries like Samuel Smith, Great Lakes, Thirsty Dog, Gordon Biersch, and anything imported.

Q: Where can I get my hands on some of this beer?

A: Due to the rise in microbrew distributers there are a lot of places to look for such beer. Anderson's, Giant Eagle, and even Krogers carry a wide variety. My personal favorite is The Beer Guy down in the North Market.

Q: What if I suck and want to bring in regular light beer?

A: Those that do not wish to participate are still welcome to attend but may be subject to abuse for their sissy beer choices.

Q: What should I bring (besides the beer)?

A: I recommend your favorite pub glass. The majority of these beers are best enjoyed in a glass instead of their bottle. A simple rinse in between tastings should be sufficient.

Any more questions just drop me a comment.

Other notes:

There are plenty of places for people to crash if they need it. Those that wish to stay will be treated to a delicious breakfast the next morning prior to the OSU game. It hasn't been announced if the OSU game the next day is a morning, afternoon, or evening but either way the drinking will continue at Stine's. Cornhole and games of the Polish variety and possibly lawn bowling available. Please contact me if you need directions to my place. I plan on providing some brauts and burgers for the grill with a few snacks throughout the night and possibly some other surprises. One last reason to come....these guys will be there:

"Let's rock this bitch"

Free Music (legal) In Your Future

Read about it here.

Gotta say that would be a very bold move but I can't believe the musicians woudld be all that thrilled.

Here's to this working and me not spending anymore money on CD's ever.

Tuesday, August 29


What's Up Bitches
"God rest the souls of that poor family... and pussy's half price for the next 15 minutes."

World Series Of Poker - Deadwood Satellite TournamentSuch is the way in the town of Deadwood, setting for HBO's series titled by the same name. You might get killed but you best be sure that life will continue on without you in this lawless town. The series chronicles the lives of the residents of Deadwood around the Wild West years. The first season deals a lot with Wild Bill Hickok and his eventual demise in the town. Sorry for spoiling anything there but it's based on history and much of the events portrayed are true with little fiction thrown in for dramatic effect.

Man, do I bang a whore today or shoot someone?  Tough decisions.Some of the show stars are Seth Bullock, the sheriff, and Al Swearengen, the bad but in a good way saloon owner. There are cameos and main roles for famous figures in history like Wyatt Earp, Calamity Jane, and Charlie Utter. You get a good sense as to what it was like living in a mining town on the edge of the frontier and get to watch it develop from a lawless and corrupt camp to a semi-functioning town with elected officials. Along the way there are feuds between saloon owners, bar room brawls, cold hearted murders, and plenty of whores.

Cocksucker!The series is alone worth watching for the interactions between Wu, the local Chineseman who speaks very little English, and Swearengen. Swearengen often employs Wu to "dispose" of evidence to his stable of pigs and the communications between the two are some of the most quotable lines of the show.

The show was originally planned for 4 seasons worth of shows just closed it's 3rd season on Sunday. Although HBO planned on pulling the plug after the 3rd season (an offer of a half a season was turned down by the writers) it has been extended to wrap up with 2 2-hour movies in lieu of a 4th season.

The Ups: Plenty of action in each episode. The episodes move along at a good pace and you are rarely left with the feeling that the writer's copped out somewhere. Put it in a few words, do not get too attached to a particular character cause they might be dead in the next scene.

The Downs: It takes a bit to really get into the dialogue. The show really gets authentic with the script and often conversations will go by and you have to ask, "What did he just say?" Since a lot of the show setup is done with backroom deals and political posturing it is difficult to follow at times what exactly are the intentions of everyone in the town. However the flowery language is definitely what sets this show above the others once you get the handle on it.

Overall: Great television and it will be sad to see this one go, but since it is based on real events it can't last forever. This is definitely worth a purchase on DVD as you'll want to watch a few of the memorable scenes over again.

The Verdict: Three shots a whiskey and a visit with Trixie.

Sirius Jukebox

Well it hasn't even been a month and I already am too lazy to update certain sections of this site. However the structure of the site is fairly organic and my intentions were to see what works and get rid of/change what doesn't. The first section to bite the dust was "What I Was Listening To" where I gave a review of any CD I was currently listening to (obviously). However I found myself not really listenting to CDs much and nearly all my time was listening to various channels on my Sirius Satellite Radio.

So instead of giving a whole review to an album, I will just list a song (or two) that I am currently like and what channel I find it on. I'll also include the standard link to Wikipedia (if there is one) where you can find enough information to obtain a copy of said song.

Monday, August 28

Weekend Roundup 8/25

Welcome to Monday and man does it suck? Way too tired today to be doing much of anything so just a quick recap here.

Friday hit a few bars downtown. Saw Frankie Hejduk of the Columbus Crew down at the R Bar. He's been hurt all year but looks like his drinking elbow is functioning well. Saturday checked out Gayle's dad's new pad. Pretty cool place with lots of room. After that it was off to "Brian Erhardt's BBQ NOT Featuring Sinister Midget". I think I had about 5 brauts and a burger and half a bag of Ruth's cookies. Rumor going round was there was monster cookies available for a limited time. I am displeased I did not get one. Jew when you read this have Ruth mail me one (she has my address).

On a sports related note, Jaime McMurray did us all a favor and eliminated himself from the Chase this past weekend with a glorious 30th place.

Jaime McMurray, this is for you:
On another note, Newcastle lost on Sunday to red hot Aston Villa, 2-0. Keeping with their impeccable luck, their newest signing, Obefami Martins left the game due to injury. Further reports say he should be back for the next match on 9/9 with Fulham. For those keeping score at home that's the same Fulham that is now home to former Columbus Crew Brian McBride and Simon Elliot. Oh they lost this weekend too and are almost mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Go Crew. Hertha did the only respectable thing and at least played for the tie in an away game at Hamburger SV (1-1).

Should be a good week as the transfer window is closing and Newcastle are looking to bring in a few more players. So until then have a....

Testing Comments?

After talking to a few of you that told me you tried to put in comments a few times without any luck, I decided to test out leaving comments.

So I checked it out and found somehow when I was playing with the options on this site I turned on comment moderation. It's supposed to email me when a comment was made and I guess I was supposed to approve it. I didn't supply an email to send it to so all your comments went unheard. I checked the queue and found all them waiting for my blessing. So they are all approved and I removed the moderation feature so all comments go straight to the page now.

Have at it.

Friday, August 25

We Have Work To Do

America's Drunkest Cities

Columbus is number 3 only behind Milwaukee and Minn./St. Paul. Get to work people!

Haway the lads

Yesterday was a great day for Newcastle fans as they finally qualified for the UEFA Cup with a 0-0 (1-0 agg) tie over FK Ventspils. After a year hiatus (last year they failed to qualify by losing in the Intertoto Cup) they make their way back in Europe as the highest ranked team outside the Champions League sides.

Newcastle has drew Estonian side Levadia Tallinn for the first round. This is a home/home series on Sept 14th and 28th. Too bad they didn't draw Dutch team Standard Liege where U.S. National Team player Oguchi Onyewu plays. There has been plenty of speculation of his move to the Premiership this summer given his performance at the World Cup. However we will have to wait until the January transfer window now.

Also advancing yesterday was German team Hertha Berlin. With a 2-2 tie (2-3 agg) over Georgian side Ameri Tbilisi, they will also play a home/home series on the 14th and 28th with Odense.

Both sides look to be able to handle these teams fairly easily but I wouldn't be betting your house on either of these. Both teams have yet to show they have a proven finisher and if either team's defense struggle it could be a long night.

But until then....congratulations.

Thursday, August 24

The Eagle Has Landed

Looks like Newcastle has wrapped up their bid for striker, Obafemi Martins.

From the official site, Thursday:

Obafemi Martins was heading for Tyneside today as Newcastle United looked to complete his signing from Inter Milan. The Magpies have agreed a fee with the Serie A giants for the Nigerian striker - a man Toon boss Glenn Roeder revealed was his top transfer target this summer. Martins was due to undergo a medical on Thursday, and all being well, he will be at St. James' Park to watch the UEFA Cup game with FK Ventspils."We have got club officials out there today in Milan trying to tie the (Martins) deal up.

Happy dance!


Word. I'm a badass."Yea, with the swords, and he throws it up in the air, yea catch it underneath - SHUT THE FUCK UP!"

Wesley Snipes plays Blade, a vampire killer, who has given himself the task of eradicated the planet of all vampires. This roots from the incident when his mother was attacked by a vampire while pregnant with Blade. His mother died during birth and Blade has swore lifelong revenge.

Now I am a big fan of vampire movies and I heard good things about this movie coming in so I was excited. The movie centers around a vampire, Deacon Frost, who is bent on fulfilling a prophecy where the "Blood God" is resurrected and pretty much lays waste to Earth and it's people, you know the drill.

Well the catch is he has to get the heads of the twelve vampire tribes (House of Erebus) together and in the blood of the "Daywalker" which just happens to be Blade. Now there is some tension between Frost and the leaders of the twelve tribes because they feel they are superior because they are "pure blood" meaning they were born vampires whereas Frost is not of pure blood because he was human once and was turned into a vampire.

You're Fired!This is my major gripe about the whole movie and it really puts a hurt on my experience. In the first scene you see the House of Erebus and they are sitting around a board table very Donald Trump like. They are unhappy with actions recently made by Frost and plan to reprimand him. However they call him in to the chambers and he pretty much pisses all over them. They do nothing to retaliate and just take it like pansies. We never see what really makes them so powerful and so feared and only see them being led around like lambs (especially in the final scenes). Likewise we never know what makes Frost so powerful and why he is so regarded among the vampires as he appears to be a normal vampire.

Oh and the ending sucked. This "Blood God" turns out to be a giant pussy and is killed pretty easily. Some threat to the Earth he was...

Pussy!Now I usually do not watch the extras on the DVD often but I caught a little of them this time. I was curious to see an alternate ending was offered so I watched it. Apparently the "Blood God" was supposed to be this 6 story tall blood blob guy that really takes it to Blade. Now that is something I could get into. However it was scrapped because the special effects turned out bad and the test audiences didn't like that the villain wasn't a human actor. Whatever. Now the special effects were kinda bad in the scene but most of the effects in the moovie were not spectacular (but for back in the day they were decent).

The Ups: You have vampires, killing, blood, and loads of action. What's not to like there? This moovie came out right before The Matrix redefined the action genre and you can definitely see a lot of similarities between the two.

The Downs: Too much of the story is not explained well enough and I still can't get over that the House of Erebus are such pansies. Even in the extras where they go indepth on each tribe and they make it sound like these guys are nearly unstoppable but yet they can't even control a wussmaster like Frost. So unbelievable. (Yes and vampires are...)

Overall: I'm sure back in 1998 this was the shit. You have a pretty good action moovie with a good sprinkling of vampires and the supernatural. The special effects were kinda cheesy in places but it would be interesting to see what they came up with if they made this one today....oh wait they did. It's called Underworld.

The Verdict: Two bloody marys (Shirley Temple style)

Racial Survivor?

Survivor's Racial Twist

Is this good TV or sign of the apocalypse? Will you watch and if you root for a certain team are you racist?

Wednesday, August 23

The World Is Flat

"In China today, Bill Gates is Britney Spears. In America today, Britney Spears is Britney Spears -- and that is our problem."

If the above quote from the author upsets you then you should probably give this book a read. My interest in this book was raised when an off-shore company started working on the project I belong to at work. Of course many people went "Office Space" and swore that we would all be out of jobs in 2 months and all of our work will be done in India. Needless to say we are still here and this book explains why, well at least for now.

The World Is Flat is a detailed look at globalization, the world economy and it's impact to America. It goes about stating what brought along globalization (things like the Internet, high speed cable, VOIP, etc) and the history of technology in the past 15 years. The author, Thomas Friedman, cites numerous examples where U.S. was at one time the leader in many of these technologies but how quickly other countries like China and India are taking our place.

He starts off the book by saying globalization isn't bad and it's happened before and we lived. But by the middle he is saying that this time may be different because we are not doing things like we used to. Then he scares the Jesus out of everyone by giving examples where the United States is becoming very mediocre and very complacent in it's view of itself in the world today. This causes the other countries to get ahead.

Probably the most frustrating part in the book is where he calls out the President and the current government on numerous times where measures could be taken to prevent this problem from growing but because of stubbornness nothing was done. I plan on elaborating a bit more on the plan he proposes in a near future post.

The Ups: Great detailed history of the past 15 years in technology and is very thorough in his explanation of his ideas and theories. Quite an eye opener and holds plenty of ammunition to battle the anti-globalization crowd and even gives a few shots to the President. Always a plus here.

The Downs: It's long. Over 600 pages. This book takes a lot of interest in the subject to get through but good thing he makes it interesting.

Overall: A condensed form of this book should be put out and become mandatory reading for teachers and anyone potentially affected by globalization (read: everyone). Should be on everyone's shelves.

Verdict: A six pack of Tsingtao, a Chinese beer.

Weekend Round Up 8/18

Hey y'all. Little late on the weekend round up (like you were waiting for it) but I wanted to get the final pictures of the deck up. Basically the weekend was finishing up on a few projects that were held over the summer. We got the deck finished with installing the final outlet and put up our storm door. We only have to put some post caps up and do some landscaping (prob in the Spring) before we can say we are all the way finished but it's good now. Our hopes are that we can clean up and paint the garage and get that sealed in the fall. I'll have to check Fry's website and OSU's football schedule and maybe I'll have a tub-o-glorious party on a Friday night before a foosball game. Bonus beer to anyone who can count how many cats are in the pictures below:

Tuesday, August 22

Guns 'N Roses in Your Future?

Axl Rose Watch

According to recent reports, Axl Rose and his band called Guns 'N Roses just finished up a strong European leg and will take a quick break. Already dates are being leaked for a U.S. tour in the fall. Is there Chinese Democracy in your future?

In honor of Tuesday Night BBQ

I present to you...

Sobering Thought For The Day

I just read that we have been in Iraq longer than we were involved in WWII. Wow.

Thursday, August 17

Global Warming Research

" You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. For your interest, I have included a graph of the approximate number of pirates versus the average global temperature over the last 200 years. As you can see, there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature."

OSU #1 Yay!

In spirit of the upcoming football season, here are a few jokes about those up north that can impress and delight those at the office:

Q: What's the difference between a University of Michigan fan and a carp?
A: One is a bottom-feeding, scum sucker, and the other is a fish.

Q: How many University of Michigan fans does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A: One, but he gets 3 credits.

Q: Where was O.J. hiding right before the famous white Bronco chase?
A: On the University of Michigan campus. That's the last place you would find a football player.

Q: Why do they throw out a sack of manure at University of Michigan weddings?
A: To keep the flies off the bride.

Q: Why don't University of Michigan fans let their kids play in sand boxes?
A: Because cats keep covering them up.

A University of Michigan fan walks into a doctor's office and removes his hat to reveal a frog sitting on his head. The doctor asks, "How can I help you?" The frog replies, "I was wondering if you could help me get this wart off my butt."

Q: Did you hear about the University of Michigan fan who locked his keys in his car?
A: He couldn't get his family out.

Q: Why do University of Michigan fans keep their diplomas on their dashboards?
A: So they can park in handicap spaces.

Two University of Michigan fans were walking down the street when they came upon a dog lying on the sidewalk licking and cleaning his groin like dogs do. The first University of Michigan fan says to the second, "Boy, I wish I could do that." The second University of Michigan fan replies, "Yeah, me too. But I wouldn't try it." The first University of Michigan fan asks, "Why not?" The second University of Michigan fan replies, "Because I'm afraid the dog might bite me."

Q: What do you call a good looking girl on the University of Michigan campus?
A: A visitor.

Q: Did you hear about the power outage at the University of Michigan library?
A: Forty students were stuck on the escalator for three hours.

Q: Did you hear about the fire in University of Michigan's football dorm that destroyed 20 books?
A: The real tragedy was that 15 hadn't been colored yet.

Q: Do you know why the University of Michigan football team should change its name to the "Opossums"?
A: Because they play dead at home and get killed on the road.

Q: Did you hear the story about the semi-truck carrying pigs that flipped over on the University of Michigan campus?
A: The officials had to check ID's before letting anyone back on board.

Q: What does the average University of Michigan student get on his SAT?
A: Drool.

Q: What do you get when you breed a groundhog and a University of Michigan?
A: Six more weeks of bad football.

Q: What should you do if you find three University of Michigan fans buried up to their neck in cement?
A: Get more cement.

Q: How do you make University of Michigan cookies?
A: Put them in a big Bowl and beat for 3 hours.

Q: What do you get when you cross a University of Michigan fan and a pig?
A: Nothing. There's some things that a pig will not do.

Q: How many University of Michigan freshman does it take to change a light bulb?
A: None, it's a sophomore course.

Tuesday, August 15

What Language Should You Learn?

Took this test thingy (you know the ones) and it said I should learn Japanese. Whatever...

Take the test and tell me what they tell you to do with your spare time.

You Should Learn Japanese

You're cutting edge, and you are ready to delve into wacky Japanese culture.

From Engrish to eating contests, you're born to be a crazy gaijin. Saiko!

Neat Thing

If you watch the above images from your seat in front of the computer, Mr.Angry is on the left, and Mrs.Calm is on the right.

Get up from your seat, and move back 12 feet, and PRESTO!! they switch places!!

This proves that we may not be seeing what's actually there, all the time!!

Big Mo

Just wanted to share a couple of good Clarett pics I stumbled across the past few days:

Gettin' his goose on:

New show this fall:

Monday, August 14

Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy

Don't Panic

Or at least that is what they want you to think. The makers of this moovie should definitely be the ones to be panicking here. I cannot think there is much payoff here for anyone who hasn't read the book and even those people will be disappointed. "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" is a rush job to what appears to be an adaptation from the book of the same name.

The movie begins with Arthur Dent, an Englishmen, trying to stop a team of bulldozers from demolishing his house. It appears that a bypass will be built and apparently not bypassing his house. Arthur's alien friend, Ford Prefect (played by Mos Def), convinces Arthur to take a trip down with him to a local pub to tell him that the world is ending and in the meantime Arthur's house is destroyed.

Well Ford is right and the Earth is destroyed to make way for....wait for intergalactic superhighway. Well seconds before the Earth's demise, Ford rescues the pair by hitchhiking on one of the ships sent to destroy the planet. Their adventure continues as they try to escape from the ship ran by the Vogons (pictured on the right) and find their way about the galaxy.

To understand the moovie you have to appreciate the books. To appreciate the moovie you just have to like crap because other than a few good special effects you have a very confusing storyline and are often left asking what just happened or what did he just say? Don't panic....right.

The Ups: Well it is close to the book...well closer than other adaptations I have seen. The actors were well casted and there was plenty of eye candy with the special effects. The moovie does have it's share of funny parts and a few laugh out loud situations occur.

The Downs: You start out at a huge disadvantage if you are unfamiliar with the book. Even people who read the book will have a hard time understanding what is exactly happening or why they are doing something a certain way at times (ex. Those damn towels they carry around all the time). I'm a firm believer that you shouldn't have to read the book to reach a certain level of appreciation for a moovie and that watching a moovie should entice some to read the book. Well this does neither.

Overall: I understand that most of the underexplained and vague humor in the moovie is the same type that made the book so good. However it simply does not work well in this format. It is not like The Big Lebowski where you can watch it several times and it is funnier each time because of some joke or situation you pick up on that you didn't before. There is no replay value here to allow a joke a second chance. If you are looking for a sci-fi moovie with elements of a comedy then this is a passable rental however the rest of you should move on.

Verdict: 2 loose cans of Beast Ice found rolling around your trunk from last weekend.

Weekend Roundup 8/11

Hopefully everyone had a great weekend and welcome back to work or whatever you do on Monday. We certainly enjoyed ourselves at Craig & Linzie's wedding. I'd share some pictures but I forgot the camera so you will just have to use your imagination as to what it looks like if you were there and if you were actually there it probably will be pretty easy unless you were really drunk and cannot remember being there.

We really lucked out on the weather as it was probably the best day to date. Everything went off as expected (from my perspective) and everyone got married that was supposed to which is always a good thing. Got to see a lot of people that haven't been around for awhile including Dox, Peaches, and the almighty Carnage. First time I ever saw anyone go golfing at a wedding reception too. If Ethan and Dan ever wanted to quit their jobs and become stuntmen racing golf carts they probably could get by comfortably. Other then a few MIAs (who I have dispatched a messenger to get a full report) everything was much enjoyable. Congratulations to Thor & Linzie, now none of your kids will be accidents!

A footnote to this recap is apparently Jamie McMurray reads this blog. His third place finish "At The Glen" in both races this weekend was obviously his response to my public lashing of him last week. I guess the sombrero stays in the closet for another week. It was nice to see the Cheater and Dead Earnhardt Jr. finish out of the top 10. Sucks for Boris Said. Hey Stine, did you see the "Who Said" t-shirts people were wearing at the race? Apparently they run this website where you can get a shirt.

Friday, August 11

World's Fastest Ellerbrock

Well as promised, here are some pictures from the St. Anthony's Social 5K. I retained the title of World's Fastest Ellerbrock (by beating all other Ellerbrocks that entered) with a time of 22:45. It was not my personal best but I accomplished my goal of under 23 minutes. I knew that the heat would take it's toll and I am not at peak condition as I was a couple months back. My goal for the next 5K is under 22 minutes. Until then enjoy some of the highlights from the race.

Here I am (in yellow) crossing the finish line. Apparently I was too fast to photograph in action.

The two newest Ellerbrocks making their way across.

Dave looks like he just got done preparing Matt's taxes.

Here comes Cheryl on her way to claim her prize (she won a mug for her division).

Last but certainly not least is Mindy on her way for the beer and burgers that followed.

Thursday, August 10

Puppy Dog

Look at the cute puppy dog. Awwww. Here are some pictures of the "newest" Ellerbrock in the family, Jazzy. My parent's have been talking for a few weeks about a neighbor giving away a new litter of puppies. They kept asking me if I wanted one but given our current situation and the lack of time we are actually home, I had to pass on the grounds that it would not be fair to the dog. So much to my surprise a few weeks later when I came into my parent's house that I heard a whimpering come from a crate. Inside was the tiniest dog I have ever saw. Weighing in about a whopping 2 pounds was Jazzy. She is a mix but with characteristics of a terrier and some other small dog.

Here are some picture I took of her sitting on the couch (which she can't reach yet without some help, but she tries) and playing with Jester. He's happy because he no longer is the smallest of the bunch and is playing the role of the "big brother" giving her pointers as to what to do when the other dogs (Sebastian and Jessie) come over. So the next time you come over to George & Marilyn's, watch your feet.