Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tell Me Thursday #13

1. What is your favorite Little Debbie snack? If you hate Little Debbie then I bow down to your greatness. (I suppose you can include some other favorite snack. Maybe it'll inspire me to get over LD for today.)

I am not sure what they are called but they are two oatmeal cookies glued together with marshmellow stuff.  Fortunately I have not eaten them in years and I am not about to start.  Ice cream and beer are my only vices. 

3. What do you use for laundry detergent?
Tide because I knew a woman chemist who was involved in testing detergents and Tide was the most effective that they found.

4. Tighty Whities or Boxers? (this, obviously, is open for interpretation)
hmmm.  I’m gonna go with tighty whities but I could swing either way.  This too is obviously open for interpretation.

5. Dogs: On the bed? In the house? On the furniture? Never? What are your rules?
Oh my lord.  This morning I came down from the shower and Olive was standing right in the middle of the coffee table.  I guess we do have rules however.  Dogs are not allowed on the counter tops or in the refrigerator. 

That brings to mind one of my favorite stories about training my dogs not to get up on my desk and monkey with my yarn supplies.  We have a gizmo called a Scat Mat that is a clear plastic covering that gives out a static electricity jolt when pressure is applied.  I placed the Scat Mat on my desk with some very enticing yarn balls as bait.  Several days passed and nothing happened.  Then one morning the alarm clock went off and I walked around the bed to turn it off, stumbling over a pair of shoes and landing with both hands on the Scat Mat covered desk.  Thousands of volts of electricity (this is a tiny exaggeration) shot through my body and I thought that I was perhaps having a heart attack.  Finally I realized the cause and jumped back.  Victor and Olive were sitting close by, snickering.  They never fell for it, but developed mad skillz at getting things off the counter/desk by placing their paws very carefully on the edge.

6. Favorite dog-related website (aside from my blog, obviously har har har)? Favorite NON-dog related website? Can be blogs, or whatever.

I am addicted to looking at results on the AKC Event Search.  It is so gratifying to NEVER see my name on the list of dogs that have qualified.  It makes me feel special.  Short bus special.

My absolute favorite website is  If you are a knitter and you are not on ravelry, well you are not a real knitter.

1 comment:

  1. Short bus special. bwahahahahaha

    You know, I've always been afraid that if I had a Scat Mat that's what I'd do - accidently touch it and almost kill myself. Yikes! Glad that it turned out OK in the end. The worst shock I've ever gotten was grabbing a fence with two hands that was supposed to be off (we were fixing it) and it wasn't. My teeth even chattered.