Sunday, June 28, 2009

A Quick Hello; Puggles, Pygmy Jerboim and David Sedaris

The weekend draws to a close at the Last House and I couldn't rest easy tonight without saying something here. Do I have a syndrome? Probably. Am I making it worse by indulging a little hit of blogging? Probably, but there you have it.

Our friend Annmarie,an architectural historian from Quebec, came by with her daughter who is a little younger than the Understudy,and their new "Puggle", "Snoopy." Snoopy may be the cutest creature since the Pygmy Jerboa ( q.v.).

We had lunch outside. The girls choreographed a dance to a Jonas Brothers song and and danced it for us all. Annmarie and I sat outside on the breezeway drinking Diet Dr. Peppers and complaining about not having enough money while Whusband led the kids and two dogs to the river at the back of our property. As I write, Whusband is trying to watch Madama Butterfly on PBS and getting irritated at us all for making up our own arias and singing along, e.g., "Now my life is going badlyyyyyy". And, "O why is my son is a plaaaastic puuuuuppettt!" (Which is true in this production). The kids asked why Madama's child is a plastic puppet and I said it was because his father was plastic.

Whusband did not approve of the Jonas Bros. as the soundtrack for the lives of our children.

All in all, a fine sort of Sunday.

Puggle puppies
are difficult to photograph, as evidenced by the little photo essay above.

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David Sedaris hardly needs any publicity from the likes of me, but
On Friday evening I rode home listening to him read essays from his collection "Dress Your Family in Corduroy Denim." I laughed so hard at the first essay that I almost wet myself (sorry, but true). I checked the New Yorker website and that essay is available only in abstract unless you subscribe, but here's another Sedaris gem for your reading pleasure. I hope it may finish your weekend the way it started mine (the laughing, that is, not the near-peeing).


Mr. Puggle said...

Puggles are NOT hard to photograph! Just check out my blog. :)

Very clever name for your blog. It must be amazing to live in such a beautiful place! What a lucky life you lead.

Mr. Puggle said...

And oh, that Pygmy Jerboa is freaky! Cute but freaky. I had to google it bc I didn't know if it was real or kinda like a jackalope?

Madame DeFarge said...

It's a tie in the cute stakes, but the puggle edges it. Sounds like a fine Sunday, maybe not if you enjoy highbrow music (the Jonas Brothers - oh dear...)

Lulu LaBonne said...

David Sedaris makes me wet myself too. That was a wonderful Newyorker story. Last time I bought that mag he was also on a flight next to a woman who wanted him to change places with her husband. I guess he flies a lot these days.

There are some great clips on youtube, I love this one.

KSV Woolfoot said...

Wow Mr. Puggle, how did you get those pictures of the Puggle-headed Chicago cop and Dough Ball cook? I liked those especially. I think that Pygmy Jerboa is real, right? Maybe a Franken-Mammal genetically engineered by clever Japanese people? Thanks for writing.

Madame - My kids would normally mock the J Bros but their visiting friend is a fan and I am proud of their manners - plus it made for good dance music - much better than Mme Butterfly. I have to say that great opera is an easy target for sarcastic people (like me).

Lulu - I drove home listening to DS again today and arrived in an (unusual) good mood. I zipped over to that Youtube clip, watched it (good one) and then started watching clips of Amy Sedaris. She looked vaguely familiar but I didn't know DS had a famous funny sister. What a family.

Lulu LaBonne said...

Hey my package has arrived and I love the contents, I've never been so delighted thank you so much.

I needed to get an NTSC version of the dvd made for you but it will start it's journey to you at the end of the week.

Amy's good too but I don't find her as funny as her brother. Do you know/like Sarah Vowell?

R. Sherman said...

I've never been a big opera fan, though I think I would enjoy one if you wrote it.


KSV Woolfoot said...

R - You are a silver-tongued devil, and I bet I am not the first woman to tell you so.