The neighbors across the street got several dogs months ago. These animals have no idea what the hell “Shut up” means. I’m not kidding; the dogs quite literally bark all day on my days off and it drives me nuts. Even after the neighbors built a privacy fence to curb the noise–the dogs bark at anything they might see–the dogs are still at it, barking at any and every shadow they think they spot. It’s ridiculous. I’m surprised no one has complained about it.
I’m still stuck in the doldrums, if you will. I seemingly can’t pull myself out of bed on my days off and I don’t want to go anywhere or do anything. Yesterday was a great example: all I did was stay in bed and sleep. The only thing that cheers me up is fact checking on pet food and double checking where certain brands can be purchased. (So far it looks like Pet Supplies Plus, Nashville Pet Products and Petco will be my main haunts. Petco because it’s on my route to work, while Pet Supplies Plus and Nashville Pet Products have the brands that I would buy.) Quite literally, this is one of the few things that will put a smile on my face; if I head out to work early, I do everything in my power to stop at Petco and look around. Walking down the cat food aisles calms me. I can’t explain why, but it does.
I’m more than a little frustrated with the car; because of that weird noise that the car is making, we can’t go to Milwaukee. We can’t go to any Brewers games. It’s only adding to my frustrations. Especially since it’s now nearly the end of the season. I was hoping to catch one more game but that doesn’t seem to be happening now. To say that I’m disappointed would be putting it lightly but there isn’t a lot I can do about it.
We might be getting more rain. Lovely. We already have mosquitoes the size of fighter jets; we don’t need any extra. Last week, as I walked to the bus stop, I was assaulted by swarms of the little bastards. There were so many that I could feel them smacking into my hands. If I stopped for even a second, they would land on me. I estimate that I swatted at least fifteen of them, but it didn’t make a dent in their numbers. Ugh, bring on the first frost of the year so that they all die.
Just grabbed a set of Happy Meal toys; they’re actually Transformers: Cyberverse but McDonald’s has branded them for the Bumblebee movie. I don’t pretend to understand. Though I did learn something valuable today. If you want to improve the flavor of Diet Coke, add a shot of Dr. Pepper. It doesn’t have to be much and it makes the Coke far more palatable.