Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Eyes that shine burning red, dreams of you all in my head

Oye! Where the Frack did May go? Greetings Blogland. It's Minty and I've been dipping into the margarita mix. It's really pathetic that so little alcohol will get me buzzed. This one time for New Year's Eve I had 2 drinks and proceeded to get really chatty before I got really sleepy. I told my then boyfriend that I loved him but I didn't love him. I told him that both of us deserved better and he argued with that logic so I said "Fine, I deserve better." He was a nice guy but I had to help him pay rent one month and that's just really sad. Also he got fired from The Gap for oversleeping and being late. Who the frack gets fired from The Gap? You're paid to get a discount on cute clothes. Anyway, we broke up a few months later and I was so happy to be free. I imagine one day we'll bump into each other again and laugh at how young we were and how our lives are so much better off because we didn't stay together.

Anyhoo, I was recently given a promotion of sorts and am running my project in Australia and Brazil as well as half of North America. The reason I'm drinking is I just got off a telecon with our Australia team and they are driving me crazy. It's very difficult to talk to them for long periods of time and not say "The dingo ate your baby". Also, the guy in charge there goes on and on and on. Dude, it's 8:30am in Brisbane but it's already 5:30pm in Chicago. Luckily I have the most kick-ass husband in the world and he takes the kids out to dinner on Tuesday night so I can take my call in peace. Tonight after dinner he's taken then fishing. There's a little pond near where we live that they release fish into and they let little kids fish there on Tuesday nights. The Boy loves it. He's a gentle soul who likes the thrill of catching them and then the thrill of releasing them back in the water. I sent the girl to nursery school in a frock and black patent leather shoes so I can't wait to see how they smell when they return.

Anyway, chatty Minty would like to send a shout out to Chutney. I can seriously say that 75% of the time I hate having a dog. He's still chewing on miscellaneous things and he stinks when he gets caught in the rain and if he's not sleeping when you turn out the lights for the night, he'll tear the room apart. However, the other 25% he's like half baby/ half grumpy old man and it's kinda endearing. Chutney is 1 years old and although he's the size of a small bear he still thinks he's a baby.

And now I take you down memory road Chutney-style.

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Chutney and Dr K

Chutney on the way to his spa day
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Happy Birthday my little Chutney! How we survived Year One I'll never know.


Blogger Mosilager says...

he he he :) cute, happy birthday to Mint... he's a young 'un. my guys are 3.5 now so they're getting older and more responsible. (yeah right).

Tue May 30, 11:11:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Grafxgurl says...

eeks one year has gone that fast!!!!!?

hahhaha i couldnt help laughing at how well chutney has gotten to know the floor, mattress and couch!!

he really does.. look.. droopy....like that dog in the cartoons!!

MUAHHH to chutney!

Tue May 30, 11:21:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Rohini says...

Happy Birthday Chutney!

He is so cute and still has the look of a puppy about him even though he is all grown up.

Don't you have any trouble with him and the kids?

Wed May 31, 12:03:00 AM CDT  
Anonymous Jo says...

Chutney looks adorable.. a very happy birthday to him. I have a dog too.. a golden who is just as silly and endearing as chutney appears to be, esp in the last snap ;)
a keen reader of your blog ,

Wed May 31, 12:31:00 AM CDT  
Blogger anumita says...

Happy Birthday, Chutney!!!

Wed May 31, 12:58:00 AM CDT  
Blogger The Box says...

You said Frack! I'm so proud of you! Chutney's earlier photos made me want to squeeze him. But that one with The Girl, dayum. S.O.B sure is huge.

Wed May 31, 01:59:00 AM CDT  
Blogger AB says...

Has it already been one year? Please give a big big hug to Chutney on my behalf. I love the solemn look about him (the one in your car where you have clicked his profile). He is an adorable baby.

Wed May 31, 02:18:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Beks says...

I love all the fracking that went on:) and that you're so polite even when you're buzzed...and of course happy birthday to Chutney!

Wed May 31, 02:19:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Bananarana says...

My god, what a poser.....He's gorgeous and he knows it. heh.. Happy Birthday Chutney!!

Wed May 31, 02:35:00 AM CDT  
Blogger D says...

happy birthday chutney!
and like beks can i please say that i loved the "frack"s in your post :)b

Wed May 31, 04:00:00 AM CDT  
Blogger D says...

oh and congratulations on the promotion :)

Wed May 31, 04:47:00 AM CDT  
Blogger eM says...

LOVE the last picture. has it been a year already? goodness, i feel old

Wed May 31, 04:57:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Prerona says...

adore the pic of the doggie ... feel like the expression in his eyes lately ... happy birthday to little mint

PS havent let go and drunk in ages. feel like, yet not getting the chance

Wed May 31, 06:36:00 AM CDT  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) says...

You have the most amazing and cutest dog. How I want to pet and cuddle Chutney! I just drooled over the photos.

Wed May 31, 08:26:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Jay says...

That last picture is beyond cute.

I'm gonna go all cliched and say that it seems like only yesterday that you posted about having a new puppy!

"The dingo ate your baby" -snigger- I'm so going to use that on the next Australian I meet.

Wed May 31, 08:32:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sherry says...

Oooh, he loves being photographed, doesn't he? And a year is so young. Our family dog (lives with the family and not with me) turned 6 this year! Can't imagine life without him.

Wed May 31, 10:13:00 AM CDT  
Blogger my life.... says...

happy birthday to Chutney! well i have been following yr blog quite sometime...i would like to say hi to u and Chutney :)

Wed May 31, 11:04:00 AM CDT  
Blogger GettingThere says...

Hi Mint! Congratulations on your "promotion of sorts"! And "Happy Birthday to you" to Chutney.

Thanks for dropping by and writing a few words to cheer me up - 'twas much needed. I appreciate it deeply. I wish we lived by each other too - people watching is so much fun! Especially with a friend...

I planted some mint in my kitchen garden this weekend and guess who I was thinking of?! :D

Wed May 31, 11:50:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Sunrayz says...

Congratulations girl!! Way to go!!:)
**big hug**

Wed May 31, 11:58:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Terri says...

Chutney is an adorably bumbling pup. Virtual kisses to him on his 1st birthday. Hang on to him!

Wed May 31, 02:12:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Menagerie says...

Nice pictures!!! Happy bday Chutney :)

Wed May 31, 06:50:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Mint Chutney says...

Mosilanger: Welcome. I look forward to the mellowness that age would bring.

Grrl: He's definitely a hit with the ladies. And yes, he kinda looks like the cartoon dog Droopy.

Ro: He's so gentle with the kids. He's extremely protective of them, especially the Girl.

Jo: Welcome keen reader. He's adapted many human habits including stretching out on the couch like he just had a long day.

Anumita: Thank you. Feels like I haven't seen you in such a long time.

Box: I think he finally stopped growing so she'll eventually catch up with him.

Ab: There were times that I wanted to drop him off at your place with a note that said "Love Minty"

Beks: Hee hee. I've grown used to finding creative swear words with the kids around.

Bananarana: He is a poser. If Chutney were human he'd be one of those cute guys that hangs out in the corner waiting for girls to flock to him.

D: Thanks babe from me and Chutney.

Em: Well if it isn't the world traveller. It's been another year gone by for all of us.

Prerona: I don't get drunk only because I'm usually fast asleep by then. That was just a warm-fuzzy from a margarita. Try it. : )

M: Thanks so much. Very apt words since drooling is his favorite hobby (besides chewing socks).

Jay: Thanks. And by the way we have to say it like "Da dingo eight your bay-beeee"

Sherry: Welcome. We had a dog that lived to 11. My parents may still have his ashes in a tin somewhere.

My Life: Welcome. I’m glad you said hello.

CeeKay: I meant what I said. I’m still sending positive thoughts your way.

Sun! How are you doing neighbor?

Terri: Truth be told, even if I wanted to lose him he sticks to me like white on rice.

Menagerie: Thanks. Was it warm by you this weekend?

Wed May 31, 09:45:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Wandernut says...

Oooooohhhh that picture of him sleeping on the couch with his legs up in the air absolutely killed me... SO CUTE!! HAPPPY BIRTHDAY CHUTNEY BABY!!!!

Oh, I know what you mean.
It's such a chore to have a dog sometimes, but they're so loveable. HUGS.

*Sunshine wishes Chutney happy birthday!*

Wed May 31, 09:50:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Anonymous says...

This is really bugging but where is that quote from "the dingo ate your baby" - have heard and it's driving me mad trying to remember where.

Thu Jun 01, 11:17:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Apoplexy says...


Thu Jun 01, 03:02:00 PM CDT  
Blogger lawyeramma says...

chutney looks adorable. such soulful eyes! why did you get a dog if you dont really like one? for the kids?

and i so identify with you on the "so few drinks get me buzzed". but hey, on the upside, it works out cheaper when you go out drinking right?

oh and i love the dingo ate your baby bit.

Fri Jun 02, 01:47:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Tartrazina says...

a year already eh?! that means i've been dropping by here for over a year... buggeroonie, how time flies!

Fri Jun 02, 02:33:00 AM CDT  
Blogger AB says...

:) You should have. Would have welcomed him with oodles of cuddles.

Fri Jun 02, 05:04:00 AM CDT  
Blogger 30in2005 says...

such beautiful eyes Chutney! Happy birthday all!

Fri Jun 02, 08:55:00 AM CDT  
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster says...

ohhh...chutney is purty!

and one year, wow.

Its been that long already?

Fri Jun 02, 11:35:00 PM CDT  
Blogger the wannabe indian punkster says...

and Heppi Burdayy to Chutney!

On a side note: my word verification for the last comment :exfxkqkld.

Thats it. Im waging a WAR against word verification.


Fri Jun 02, 11:38:00 PM CDT  
Blogger Madame Mahima says...

god bless minty with a long long life!

heheeh 'a dingo ate your baby' thats soooo evil!
just say 'mate' after every sentence!

Sat Jun 03, 12:18:00 AM CDT  
Blogger neha vish says...

Vun year old that sweet delicious looking this is? Adorable! Many doggy hugs for Chutney!

Sat Jun 03, 03:09:00 AM CDT  
Blogger suemamma says...

Chutney looks real cute. But you'll have to wait another 3 years atleast before he calms down and becomes mature--hopefully.

Sat Jun 03, 10:49:00 PM CDT  
Anonymous Ph says...

Awww we wuw him.

Tue Jun 06, 05:42:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Rimi says...

Love dog. Reminds me of friend's incredibly cute dog. Have you seen them eyes? Love dog.

Moving on, oh, you incredibly overachieving darling :-) Tell me though, is the "I really, really, really like you but will NOT marry you" that ? difficult for men to get?

Tue Jun 06, 11:29:00 AM CDT  
Blogger Me says...

Did you say Frack? Mint...are you a BattleStar Gallactica fan? Are you now? Sorry got distracted by excitement of Frack. Shall finish reading rest of the post.

Wed Jun 07, 08:57:00 PM CDT  

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