Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Pet Peeve of the Day!

When I was working full-time and chatting with Kristy all day, I would often give her my "Pet Peeve of the Day". Because I subscribe to the motto "Why do something about it if you can whine about it instead." I've been out of work for a while now and they've been backing up on me, so I need some catharsis. So here goes.

Pet Peeve of the Day, April 22, 2009: People who bring their dogs to the store with them. To my knowledge, there is only one store you can bring your pet into and that is PetSmart. Logical, since you're shopping for the dog. What makes people think that just because their dog is small enough to fit into a purse or the child seat of the cart, they can bring them inside? Do you really need Lil Prince to offer his expert opinion on the top you're buying? Quite frankly, dogs don't belong in stores. Especially stores where food items are sold. That Disney commercial with the lady in the grocery store carrying her chiuaua in her purse is just offensive. And yes I know, Paris Hilton and Britney Spears carry their mini-dogs around with them (another topic for another day: how do those 4 ounce fluffy rats get away with calling themselves dogs anyway?) but I have yet to see your face grace the cover of US Weekly or People or any other highly esteemed periodical and your dog has no business in Target. Dogs belong in backyards and sometimes houses. Or even waiting patiently for you in the car if you just can't leave home without him. But I should not have to lint roll the dog fur off my new clothing before it it even crosses the threshold of the exit door, thank you very much.

Well, I feel better. It's good to get that off my chest :)

Be sure to join me next time for "People who use 'ignorant' ignorantly".

P.S. I'm not really angry, just having fun. If you carry your dog around with you, don't think I hate you. But please stop. No, I'm just kidding. But seriously.

For My Family

Well I guess life has been pretty dull lately since my last two posts have been something someone else has done. But this just touches a special place in the Minter family's hearts: Chick-Fil-A song

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Wow...She's so impressive.

Here's a link (I hope) to Arri's Africa* photo album on Flickr. If you like Arri, photography, Africa,'ll like her photos. There's something in there for everyone. So go look. And be impressed.

*For anyone who may not know, Arri is Jamie's younger sister, a senior at Toccoa, who spent her summer in Africa this past year.