Friday, February 20, 2015

Love Your Pet Day

Yes that's right. It's Love Your Pet Day.

Now my first reaction is to say: Isn't every day love your pet day? Of course it's my opinion that it should be.

I have a dog, a puggle. Her name is Ridley and she's an ANGEL. I would be the first to say that she is spoiled rotten. I don't have a problem with that.

I know that people like Cesar Milan and the Dogfather would tell me it's wrong. They'd say that how I treat my beautiful little girl can only lead to an unbalanced, recalcitrant pet. I'm sure they're right. That's why they've made lots of money dealing with dog behavior and I'm just a hack with a puggle who thinks she's the center of the universe.

Again, I don't have a problem with that. All day long I have to deal with crabby people. Whining, complaining, condescension, outright hostility. It can wear on you, drag you down into a pit of negativity. Even people who are normally bright and cheery can have their moments. I get it and it's okay. I'm one of those people.

And that's the problem with people. There's always something else going on. No matter what's happening, there's always a dark cloud looming, ready to move in and darken a nice day. We're just waiting for it, dreading it, unable to get past it.

We could learn a lot from dogs. Learn to live completely in the moment. Focus all our energy on what is happening right now.

But that's not possible. Which is why dogs are so awesome. I come home at the end of a crappy day and I see Ridley. She 's so excited to see me that she can't keep from wagging her tail. Where else could  I get that kind of response? Instantly I feel better.

That's why I spoil my dog. Because she's a sweetheart and she deserves to be spoiled. All pets deserved to be spoiled.

So Happy Love Your Pet Day!

This is my girl taking a snooze after she destroyed the little stuffed hedgehog I gave her. Life is good.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SNL Favorites

In honor of the 40th anniversary of SNL, these are among my personal favorites.

The Blues Brothers
Land Shark skit
Eddie Murphy in Mr. Robinson's Neighborhood
Mike Myers in Coffee Talk
Bill Murray as Nick the Lounge Singer
Martin Short as Ed Grimley
Gilda Radner as Roseanne Rosannandanna
Murray and Radner as Todd and Lisa
Dana Carvey Choppin Broccoli
Chris Farley as Matt Foley, motivational speaker
Dan Aykroyd as the French Chef
Molly Shannon as Mary Catherine Gallagher
Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls
Craig and Ariana - the Spartan cheerleaders
The Barry Gibb Talk Show
Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch as Sully and Denise

As a Chicago fan, I have to mention the "Cheeseburger, cheeseburger; chips no fries" take of off the Billy Goat Tavern
And of course Bill Swerski's Superfans

Best Weekend Update Anchors:
Dennis Miller
Seth Myers
Tina Fey

Best Host:
Alec Baldwin

Best Musical Guest:

What are your faves?