Tuesday, March 23, 2010

introducing albus a.k.a. seƱor fluff a.k.a the dood

oh the first of many, many posts about my doggle, albus. really, the best introduction is through pictures:

4 month old fuzz face

6 month old autumn beauty

1 year after his first hair cut

i gave albus his first hair cut using just a pair of scissors. it took hours! but i think he turned out pretty good looking. i did this in july, so by march the next year, his hair was beautiful and so long and wavy. i just loved it.

looking like quite the gentleman wizard, if i say so myself. 

but once it hit 70*, albus just seemed so uncomfortable, panting all day and sleeping on top of the AC vent. so it was time for a change. i decided to go for shorter than last year so he wouldn't be hot in september and october like he was last year. besides, i wanted to go for something a little more fun:

mohawk time! 

i went for 1/2" all over except his face which i tried to thin rather than shorten. i trimmed the beard a little and ran the clippers through his tail a few times just to clean it up a bit. he seems much happier and we are getting some awesome looks at the dog park.

i'll probably clip the mohawk off in a week or so when it gets too long to stand up, but it's fun for now.

Monday, March 22, 2010

missing jury duty

kind of a random entry here, but when i found out i had missed jury duty in atlanta, i freaked out. i mean, it says on the summons they can throw you in jail and fine you thousands of dollars! i googled "missing jury duty" only to find very little actual information. most people simply said, "you're better off just not missing it. the consequences are steep." DUH! i mean, doesn't everyone already know that? and why would you need to hear that AFTER you already missed jury duty?



just can't stand people that feel like they are offering you advice on what to do about a problem by saying you shouldn't have gotten yourself into the problem in the first place. thank you. captain. obvious.

so, the answer for what to do if you miss jury duty here in atlanta is this: simply call the number you were supposed to call to see if you as a stand by juror even needed to come in. press 6 in the automated menu to talk to a real person, tell them you wrote down the wrong date on your calendar for your summons and what should you do? they'll say (or at least my extremely calm and well-mannered man said): "it's okay. let's just reschedule you. how's mid may?" i said mid-may was fine and he said: "how about may 19?" i decided to push my luck at this point and say "well, if i have a choice, could i NOT do may 19 since that is my birthday?" he laughed and put me down for may 17. what an awesome guy.

here's to you, awesome guy at the jury summons office. thank you for being so understanding and helpful. i'll see you on may 17.