Archive for January, 2010

Oh Vey, Nash pee’d on Grandpa!

January 13, 2010

I Started this blog on Monday, but it has been a busy sleepless week, so this first part happened on Sunday.

Yesterday, we had the unveiling of my Grandpa’s headstone. We headed up to Valhalla and the cementary was completely covered in snow.  With my limited vision, it was really beautiful, and my Grandma knows how much I love snow, so I think she left it all there for me to enjoy. We trekked through the snow to where my Grandparents are buried, and as soon as we got there, Nash just started peeing. Oh vey, well, I guess that was his way of saying hello. He pee’d right on my Grandpa’s grave! Or right next to it, it depends who you ask. The service was nice, and we got lucky as the wind wasn’t blowing so it wasn’t to cold, plus I set my personal record for most layers on, so I was nice and comfy. Nash was very well behaved during the brief servuce, and the great thing about all the snow, is afterwards, I got to throw a snowball at him. We then went out for a nice lunch, with Nash, Mom and Dad, Tracey, Pete, and Siena – my favorite little monkey, my Aunt Lona, Uncle Donny, cousin Jessica, Great Uncle Dick, and Great cousin Gary and Linda. It was a nice lunch, and we had our own private room. Nash wax exceptionally behaved, even when the waitress spilled my drink in my lap getting Nash more than me. Because of this, Nash didn’t want to leave a tip, but it was an accident, and the waitress felt pretty bad. It was great to be together with most of the family, my cousin Erica had to work, and the funny thing is the younger me would have been pissed off that I was missing playoff football, but I could of cared less. Not sure if that is due to aging, maturity, family, or the fact that I could have cared less about the games being played.

Do Dogs Get Jet Lagged?

January 9, 2010

I am so torn, I live in NYC, yet I hate the NY Jets, the game is getting ready to start, I guess I will be pulling for them, but I HATE their fans, as I used to love to go to a sports bar on Sunday to watch all the games, but the Jets fans ruined it for me. I mean is there a more annoying group of fans then the Jets fans? Great, you can spell, and do it over and over again, I bet my one year old niece could go J E T S, Jets, Jets, Jets! Do you have to ruin the sports bar experience for everyone else. Wait, now I am not sure I can root for the Jets. I also hate the Cowboys and Eagles being a Giants fan, so if a nuclear bomb can’t hit the stadium, I guess I am pulling for the Eagles since I have cousins in Philly, and they are big Eagle fans.

Oh no, now Geico is showing the same commercials during pro football games. Does anyone else advertise? See older blog for the Geico commercials reference.

Nash is loving the cold weather, me not so much. I got a dog that when we go out for him to do his business, it is like he is reading the Sunday Times. In other words, he takes his sweet ass time. Come on Nash, I am freezing out here. Since we have had some light snow on the ground, he tries to lick the snow, and I think he thinks it is a icee. I have to keep telling him to leave it, but he doesn’t really listen, as it is a treat for him. I just hope he isn’t licking the yellow snow!

The great thing about Nash taking over my bed at all hours of the day is at night when I do get into it, the bed is nice and warm. The only problem is he seems to like to lay where I do, so I have to have him move, and while he used to automatically go to the foot of the bed, he now moves a little, lets me get nice and comfy, then hops out of the bed. He goes into his bed for a few minutes, and then he hops back into my bed, climbs over me, and lays at the foot of my bed. Not sure if he is being considerate, or it is just another one of his obsessive compulsive routines like when we leave the apartment he does a victory lap around the kitchen then waits at the door for me to put his leash and harness on.

Tomorrow Nash and I will see my favorite little monkey, Siena, my niece. My parents are also up in Jersey, and Nash will be going to a graveyard, as we are unveiling the headstone for my Grandfather. He passed away in April right before I headed to Guiding Eyes to meet Nash. I just hope Nash doesn’t try to dig up any of the graves, as I know dogs like to dig, that would be embarrassing, and probably not the kind of bones Nash likes. Awkward! I hear Baby Ruth is buried somewhere around my grandparents, now those bones could be valuable! What can I say, I guess I do have a sick sense of humor.

Nash and I are getting ready to head out to San Diego and Los Angeles at the end of the week. I will be starring in a short film, and will have to implement some method acting, as I am playing a character that has low vision, and not some who is legally blind. I will be reaching down to my inner Deniro, as this is quite a stretch for me. Of course, my one thought is this is the first time Nash and I are flying together, and we will be heading to the West Coast, so do dogs get jet lagged? Only I could tie in football, death, and doggy jet lag into one blog!

First Blog of 2010

January 3, 2010

I was hoping to have a real exciting fun filled blog to start 2010 off with, but unfortunately we have three things to blame for that not happening. One, it is the best time of year, and Nash and I have been watching most of the college bowl games. Two, the site that I use to download music which has been down for two months is finally back up, yippee. And three, it is freezing, and we have not been out that much. So sorry to all the regular readers for this mundane post, but Happy New to everyone.

Nash and I went to a party in my building for New Years, which was nice because we got to avoid all the flocks of tourists that come to my neighborhood, and Times Square to watch the ball drop. Boy, that has to be anticlimatic, and cold. Now if the ball was to blow up, or do something different each year than I might be able to understand coming to see it. To Nash and me, its just a giant headache, as they block all of my streets off, and there are people every where, and believe it or not some of those people are intoxicated! Plus they took Nash’s garbage can away, but at least this time they put it back. Overall, it was a nice New Years Eve.

The new year got off to a great start. How about Tim Tebow and my GATORS!! Florida destroyed Cincy in the Sugar Bowl, and Tebow set all kinds of records throwing and running for over 500 yards. What a way to go out and finish his career at Florida. I never thought anyone could ever replace my favorite player Danny Wuerrfel who was the quarterback at Florida when I was there, and brought Florida their first national championship, but Tebow did do it. I just hope he gets a shot in the pros. I am a Giants fan, but if Tebow gets a chance to start for a team, they will probably become my favorite team, at least while Tebow is there.

The only problem with watching two weeks of football is you are watching live, so you have to tolerate the commercials. At first, I loved the new Geico commercials, a very funny series, but there is a thing as too much advertising, and after seeing them for the thousandth time, I now hate Geico, and the commercials. I also loved the commercial for the new Taco Bell Drive Through Diet, any diet where you don’t have to get off your fat ass to get the food, I can get on board with, and yes, I am looking into sueing Taco Bell for an ad campagin and diet that discriminates against the blind and disabled!