Monday, August 06, 2007

Bad Habits

Setting the scene:

6:00 a.m.
Hot tea in hand.
Dog by my feet.
Air conditioner on.
Edward Scissorhands on the television.

Here we go........

Why is it that bad habits are sooooo easy to fall into? I was doing so well, but then BOOM. I had company for a good chunk of the summer and I fell right back into my old habits. Eating junk food and not drinking water and smoking and not exercising and spending too much money and... and......

But I'm better now. I have once again stopped everything and am drinking only water or tea again (as opposed to energy drinks and diet soda). The junk food has stopped. Okay the exercise hasn't started again yet but I'm thinking about it. The spending has mostly stopped. The smoking has stopped.

Poverty will do that sort of thing to you.

Anyway, I expect in a few weeks I will be back to my pre-summer self, sunny disposition and all. Attemping to return to healthy(ish) is hard work.

Now, about yesterday. I was outside with my dog. He's a good dog, but he's a tad - shall we say - antisocial. So I was standing outside with him and he was doing his thing on a nearby bush. A neighbor decided to take that moment to amble by, said their hellos, and Jake, loving dog that he is, LUNGED at the neighbor, snarling and showing his teeth. He scared the shit out of the neighbor and me as well because I was having trouble controlling him. I apologized all over the place for the way Jake behaved, and the neighbor was good enough to take it in stride. Having a guard dog is all well and good, but not a vicious dog. I'm not sure what to do about this situation. This is Jake's bad habit.

So anyway, today's topic is bad habits. Jake and I are not the only ones that have them, I hope. ;-)


Odat said...

Aha!!!! Do you think I would not see that little tiny word in the second paragraph??????????????
Damn girl!!

and get that dog under control too!!!lol


curmudgeon said...

If nothing else, get a muzzle you can put on whilst walking him. He ain't going to like it (ours don't) but it beats the "big needle" if he does get away from you and hurts someone.

Besides, wouldn't you feel like shit if he ripped someone's face off?

Crankster said...

Deb, I'd love to say warm, fuzzy things here, but I'd think about finding another home for your dog. Seriously, if he attacks a kid, you're up for a major lawsuit and possibly criminal charges. Besides, you'd feel incredibly guilty.