Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Back in St. Louis

Where the Panera overflowith. Not having an internet connection at home for the next month, gives me a perfect excuse to give in to my St. Louis Bread Co. (aka Panera) addiction. It shouldn't be to hard to stick to my diet, because I know the calorie pitfalls and can avoid them. It will, however, reek havoc on my salt intake for the month. Ah well, I will worry about my blood pressure in August when I am back in Ann Arbor.

It's time to start prepping for my class that starts in a week. I am pretty excited but also a little nervous. I miss Dan and the pups, but it is good to be somewhere besides Chambana. I was getting all worked-out being in the lab 12 hours 7 days a week. The only day I had off for the entire month was the half day Dan rolled into to town. We had a nice visit, but he had to leave pretty quickly to get back to his teaching load.

While he was in town, we even patronized the Urbana Dog Park. If Urbana can have one, WTFIWW Ann Arbor? They really need to get their act together. Yes we bitch bitch bitch, but that's because my bitch Sadie and her bitch Charlie are so sad they can't run free in this bastion of liberalness.

As someone noted on the AAIO webpage, just give it to us already and we will be happy....but no, I don't want it to be a breastfeeding dogpark, SMs and Rots just don't mix. I hope they institute a 12 and older policy, no one under 18 without their parents rule like St. Louis (University City) did. Yes it's a little anti-family, but it takes a lot of the stress out of worrying if my dog's gonna rip into some kid's jugular....which she never would because she is so sweet, but she might knock someone down running like she does.

Anyways, St. Louis is surprisingly cool (only in the 80s), and I am staying at our condo until we close in a few weeks. Then I will have to find a place for the remainder of the term.

Well its bittersweet, and bittersweat, to be here, but at least it's a change from Champaign.

(btw, the first replacement in the spell check for dogpark is "despairs").


Blogger Jeph said...

Hi Christina...

Don't despair about the possibility of an Ann Arbor dog park. I am currently running for city council in Ann Arbor's Third Ward and keenly interested in establishing such parks. In fact, I helped found the group that protected and expanded the dog parks in Portland, Oregon.

Feel free to contact me at hereafter99@hotmail.com


Jeff Meyers

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