Archive for September, 2009

So I am up right now thinking about my dog, Max.  I had to leave him at the vet tonight.  He has something potentially serious happening with him and if he doesn’t improve by tomorrow, then he’s facing surgery.  And that’s not good.

So you might be wondering what is wrong with him?  Well, I noticed that he was acting funny Sunday night.  He was very lethargic and didn’t want to eat.  I thought it was odd, because Max is an eating machine, but I left it alone.  But last night was the same thing.  And I took him to an emergency pet clinic.  They took some x-rays and ran some tests, but nothing was conclusive.  All this wrapped up at 2am.

This morning he seemed to be doing better, but I called his regular vet anyway and gave him a head’s up on what was going on.  He asked if Max had vomited, which he had, and if he did anymore to bring him in.  When I got in from work today, I saw that he wasn’t holding anything down.  So off to the vet we went.

More x-rays.  More tests.  And the doc sees that he is constipated.  Which wouldn’t be a big deal except he couldn’t explain why.  Not to get too graphic or anything, but the doc decides to give Max an enema to try to get his bowels going.  Well, it kind of worked.  It worked well enough to see what he had inside him.  The doc removed cloth.  To be more exact, cloth from a towel.  And then of course it all starts to come together.  I found a ripped up towel in the backyard Saturday night.  The towel I use to dry them after I give them a bath.  I didn’t realize he ate any of it.  And it’s my fault because I left the towel within his reach.  Way to go, Dave.

I got Max as a puppy.  And back in the day he had a tendency to run off with my girlfriend’s panties and eat them.  No joke.  And I thought he had grown out of it.  He is 10 years old now and  I just haven’t worried about anything like this for a long time.  But I blame myself for dropping the ball.

So, here I am.  Unable to sleep.  Wide awake thinking about my buddy, Max.  We’ll see what the doc says tomorrow.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed for good news.  I know he is just a dog.  But if you feel like saying a little prayer, or just want to send some good vibes his way, please feel free.

-Dave Q.

By the way, Max was the only good thing to come out of a relationship with an ex girlfriend.  Well, that and a John Smoltz autographed baseball.  He’s my boy.  And I want him to be ok.

Here is a funny video about what reality would be like if it were more like Twitter?  And we were limited to 140 characters when we communicate?  Hmmmm…

-Dave Q.

I guess September 21st in Afghanistan is recognized as “Peace Day”.  That’s cool.  Peace is a good thing.  But I think this may be a bad omen…

Eh.  Maybe the dove was just sleeping.

-Dave Q.

When I was a kid, I always thought about how cool it would be to have a bunch of big time action heroes be in one movie.  I distinctly remember thinking that a remake of The Dirty Dozen would have been awesome with the likes of Arnold, Sly, Chuck Norris, Mr. T, etc.  You get the point.  Well, I came across some info on a movie coming out next year.  Why have I not heard of this?!?  Or have I not heard about it because my primary source for world news isn’t Entertainment Tonight? If so, my bad.

Anyway, this movie comes out in 2010.  It’s called “The Expendables”, and check out this plot:  A team of mercenaries head to South America on a mission to overthrow a dictator.  Did your eyes light up?  Now check out the cast…

  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Jet Li
  • Bruce Willis
  • Jason Statham
  • Eric Roberts
  • “Stone Cold” Steve Austin

Holy freakin’ crap!!  How awesome will this be???  I mean, as long as you go into the movie theater with the intention to be entertained and not take it seriously, then I don’t see how it could disappoint.  Explosions!  Shooting!  Crazy fight scenes!  I love this quote from COED Magazine about the movie.

Sure this movie probably won’t win an Oscar, but the body count will be ridiculously high and your balls might explode from a surge of testosterone.

Anyway, I now have a movie to look forward to for next year.  Because this year has been pretty brutal.  Transformers and G.I. Joe?  What the hell were those about?  That was a kick to the gonads of my childhood.  I’m glad I didn’t see them.  Well, I mean, I did take my niece and nephew to Transformers.  But I couldn’t watch.  It was that bad.  Not even Megan Fox’s hotness could save that piece of crap.  Just being honest here…

-Dave Q.

So I will be leaving this evening for a trip to Las Vegas.  Before you start with the “I wish I were going” rhetoric, just know that I’m going for business.  Not pleasure.  That being said, my hope is that the business side of things wraps up quick enough to be able to enjoy some of the more diverse things Vegas has to offer.  Eh, who am I kidding?  I want to hit the casinos!

I’ll be staying at the Red Rock Resort, which will be the first time I go to Vegas and not stay on the strip.  I’m not quite sure how far from the strip it is, but I do know it’s more than $50 for a cab from the airport.  So, yeah, that sucks.  But hopefully I can make that up at the craps table.  That is, if there is time for that sort of thing.  :)

-Dave Q.

Here is a “twisted” artist interpretation of a Disney classic, Snow White.  Kind of like Mickey Mouse meets Tim Burton.  What do you think?

Interesting.  If Rob Zombie was a cartoonist, this is probably what the result would be.  You can see a bunch of other similar pics here. Yeah, they would probably creep out some kids.  But I actually think they look pretty cool.  Nice twist to some Disney classics.  I think those classic Disney flicks should all be remade with these new animations.  Then, whenever I get around to having kids, I won’t mind taking them to go see Bambi.  :)

-Dave Q.

Just wanted to make note of the date.  8 years ago was the most shocking day of my life, so I can imagine how hard it hit those who witnessed it or lost loved ones on that day.

I know the country is going through some tough times right now.  But I believe the American spirit will prevail.  And if there was ever a perfect example of American spirit is when the passengers of Flight 93 rose up against the hijackers on that flight.  Both a sad and proud moment in American history.  We need some of that American spirit these days.  God bless them.  And God bless everyone was lost on that day.

On a lighter note, I bet the temperature is rather warm wherever those hijackers ended up.  And by wherever, I mean hell.

-Dave Q.

Ever notice how infomercials are so negative?  I haven’t.  Because I won’t watch any.  And if a commercial comes on, I just tune it out.  Or maybe it’s more like I black out.   Either way, the message isn’t received.  Why do hate them?  Let’s see…

  • The over-acting.
  • The exaggerations.
  • The crappy products.
  • The poor video quality.
  • The negativity.
  • The scare tactics.

The video below pretty much sums it up.

So yeah, infomercials can go straight to hell.  But I’ll cut a little slack for the Shamwow guy.  Not because I will ever get a Shamwow (never say never, right?), but since I’ve been cooking a lot lately, I can really use a Slapchop.

-Dave Q.

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  • Whenever I need to "get away," I just get away in my mind. I go to my imaginary spot, where the beach is perfect and the water is perfect and the weather is perfect. The only bad thing there are the flies. They're terrible!