Yesterday was Big's birthday. Big is my now eight year old German shepherd dog. We call him Big because, well, because he's big. I wasn't going for irony or anything, just plain simple truth. When The Man and I first got him, my father looked at the puppy and said, "that dog's going to be 130 pounds." This made me laugh because German shepherd dogs, even the males, do not often get that big.
Well, my father was right. Big weighs in at 130 pounds which means he has a considerable weight advantage over me. Fortunately, this is only an occasional problem for us as Big is, for the most part, a pretty mellow boy. Of course, I could just think that because my other dog, the Gator Girl, is a canine whirling dervish.
5. Sleeping (preferably on the couch)
4. Agility class (preferably without the Gator Girl in attendance)
3. Cheeseburgers (preferably from Burger King but he'll settle for McD's)
2. Peeing on trees (only to be trumped by...)
1. My mom (you should see how damn happy and excited he gets when he sees her. It's really funny and sweet.)
This year, Big spent his birthday as he spends most of his birthdays: sleeping late, peeing on trees, a visit to my mother's house followed by a Burger King cheeseburger all of his own (normally he has to share with his sister).
Now for the second part of this blog. I mentioned on Sunday that I intended to post an ode to Dr. Horrible and I really meant to do just that. However, this thing called life got in the way and took up too much of my time so the Ode to Dr. Horrible is not quite ready for the blogosphere. However, I still wanted to bring it up because it's Dr. Freakin' Horrible and is the best musical blog really almost ever. In addition to having some totally kick ass tunes (and yes, I do have each and every one of them memorized), it has such great humor.
Here are some of my favorite Dr. Horrible quotes:
"The world's a mess and I just need to rule it." (Dr. Horrible, Act I)
"It's curtains for you, Dr. Horrible. Lacy, gently wafting curtains." (Captain Hammer, Act I)
Billy: I wanna be an achiever. Like Bad Horse
Penny: The Thoroughbred of Sin?
Billy: I meant Ghandi. (Act II)
All right, I could really go on and on about Dr. Horrible (and yes, in the past and present, I have done just that) so I'm going to stop here because it is the A to Z Challenge and we all have about a bazillion blogs we're trying to visit (thanks for coming to visit mine). Did I leave out your favorite quote? Are you tired of hearing me gush about Dr. Horrible? Tell me in the comments...