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The Blog Of the "Mother" of Bandit.
Bandit is my Hairless Chinese Crested--he's the "normal" one. I, on the other hand, am unrepentantly "pet-crazy." You know the type--the spinster who lives in the haunted house three blocks over with 72 cats...okay, so I don't have 72 cats, and my house isn't haunted--but my dogs wardrobe is better than mine! Need I say more? :~)
I've never been consistant at journaling, so the timing of my blogs will be sporadic at best. I just hope they are as entertaining to you as they are to me; however, be forewarned: Most of my blogs will be about The BaldOne. In spite of his Don King "do," I think he's just as cute as any of the Brothers B!
Now, if I can just remember not to get him wet--or feed him after midnight...

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My bags are packed and I'm always ready to seek out an adventure with Bandit and Moggy in tow. Bandit is my ten year old Chinese Crested, who I frequently call The Bald One or The BaldOne Boy (like he was one of the Baldwin Brothers). Moggy’s full name is Pip-Moggy. He’s my gansta-resuce kitty. I couldn’t decide between Pip (which are the spots on die and domino tiles) and Moggy (or Moggie when I mistakenly thought he was a she), so I combined the two. Moggy refers to the British term for "cat of unknown parentage .” So in essence, I have an almost bald dog, and I’ve named my cat “Spot.”

Fun Stuff (I'm doing now or have done)

  • Artistic Attempts weekly (alternating between Painting With A Twist, That Art Place, and Peniot's Palette).
  • Bunko with the Belton Bunko Babes monthly.
  • Participating in the A to Z Blogging Challenge.
  • Spades and Liverpool Rummy with the Spadetts weekly.
  • The Mighty Texas Dog Walk, Austin (fund raiser for Service Dogs, Inc--they train shelter dogs to be Service Dogs, then give them free of charge to people with disabilities.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Long Live the Queen of Rationalization!


The Queen of Rationalization has struck again.  She is the Evil Twin Sister of the Queen of Procrastination. I am well aquatinted with both.  I will not point fingers and lay blame; however, I will say this:  Due to poor planning a situation arose. It was not of crisis proportions; however, it did present a small dilemma:  Do the Right Thing—or, go for the Quick-n-Easy Fix?

I’m ashamed to say the Quick-n-Easy Fix was the path taken. Here’s a list of the “reasons” used:

  1. I’m too tired to do the work involved in doing the right thing.
  2. No one needs know about it.
  3. It’s not like I make a habit of it.
  4. I’m not hurting anyone else, and in fact, by doing this I am stimulating the economy, so I’m actually helping others. 
  5. I haven’t treated myself since…last week, so it is due me. 
  6. It was a cheap fix.
  7. At least I didn’t rent it like someone else I know did—now that would be wasteful! So, really, I'm a better person than they are.  And I'm being a good steward of resources. Why, I'm practically a saint! I should receive acclaim and a reward for my goodness. Maybe even the Nobel Peace Prize. 
And the list of rationalizations continued to grow and top one another in outlandish claims. Sadly, the dilemma remains. It has not been resolved. In fact, it looks as if I may be washing clothes late tonight while marathon-reading my book club book. All so I can avoid appearing dumb at my book club dinner tomorrow evening   (Am I really still cramming and pulling all-nighters before a test?  For a volunteer, FUN Book Club?!).  

So it would appear. 

Okay, so avoiding the appearance of being dumb is the lesser of the motivations. The real motivation is avoiding going to work nekked as a jay-bird. 

I guess I'll skip the reading.  And the laundry.  I'll purchase an outfit.  Again. 

And yes, there really is an online clothing rental site—your fee includes the clothing rental, shipping and handling (both ways—unless you decide to purchase and keep the outfit),  and the cleaning fee of all returned clothing! 

No, I have not tried the service.  

And I'm not going to finish my book by dinner tomorrow. 

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