Thursday, April 24, 2008

Random Thursday

I'm trying to do a post where I imbed two different youtube videos, but I can't figure it out. Anybody have any clues?

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One thing I forgot to mention that happened this past Saturday when C and light of my life were running around with me.

As I mentioned we went to Subway (where the girls proceeded to tease me unmercifully with that damn 5 dollar song). We pulled into the parking lot and as we were going in, we noticed this emaciated cream colored dog that was hopping around on three legs. He had four legs (as dogs typically do, just in case you didn't know) but one of them appeared broken. We had a stare down for a few seconds and then he started moving around the parking lot, looking for food, I guess.

For those of you that know me, I'm a soft touch for animals. Especially animals in obvious need or with obvious injuries. J.D. is a prime example.

Anyway, my heart went out to the dog. Light of my life and C were begging me to do something for the dog. Little did they know I had already thought about doing something. We got in line and ordered our sandwiches. I ordered a kids ham and cheese on white bread and I was going to go give it to the dog. When we went back out to the parking lot, he was gone. We searched high and low but couldn't find him. This was probably a good thing because I probably would have tossed him in my car and driven to an emergency vets office or something.

I finally went behind the Subway and left the sandwich in a grassy area in hopes that he would find it. The sandwich cost me a couple of dollars but it was worth it.

I got almost all the way home before I realized.......I had a bag of dog food in the back of my car. Yes, I went through all that effort and expense ($2 is a lot of money for us poor folk) for a dog we never saw again and I had DOG FOOD in the back of my car the whole time.

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When I was driving home yesterday from work, I noticed a handicapped older person walking on the side of the road.

I always want to stop and put them in my car and just drive them to their destination. Yesterday, I was seriously contemplating doing this when I had a sudden thought.

What if he doesn't want me to do that? What if he's doing this to prove to himself that he CAN DO IT?

Do you think that's the case or do you think that he has no other mode of transport and this is the best he can do and he's secretly in his mind flipping all of us the bird because we're not stopping to help him?

What to do, what to do.

That's all I got today. Oh, except yesterday, on the way home, I started singing "Pocketful of Sunshine" by Natasha Bedingfield at the top of my lungs. I love her.

Later,

Mama Dawg

4 really cool people who give a rat's patootie:

Julie

I'm a sucker for animals too. I have picked up not one but two animals from the same busy intersection on my way to work. :sigh: Luckily I found them both homes :O)

The handicapped people are probably just as you said, a combo of not being able to drive and/or out for some exercise. My SIL is "slow" and doesn't have a license so she walks EVERYWHERE. She's mean though so when I drive by her I just let her walk ;o)

LiteralDan

In response to your question about embedding YouTube videos, I think I can help:

When you're at the video you want on YouTube, you'll see an Embed field in the blue box at the top right, where it shows the user name and video info.

Just copy and paste the text in that Embed field in the text of your post wherever you want the video to appear (it's best to paste in the HTML view, but not necessary).

In case this is the problem: when I've done this, the video image doesn't appear in the post editing view. If the embedding link is pasted in there, though, the video will show up as expected when you publish it.

Let me know if this doesn't solve the problem, and I can try to help.

~Just delirious~

There could also another reason for the handicapped older person walking on the side of the road....alzheimer's? Maybe he was lost. I work in a nursing/rehab/assisted living facility and a ton of the elderly residents are just wandering around lost and looking for their spouse or family.
Hope you don't mind me stopping by.

Mama Dawg

I never thought about that and there is a nursing home about 2 miles from where this guy was. I don't think that was the case. When I say he was older, I mean he was in his late 60's or so. Not to say that he couldn't have alzheimer's, but I truly think he was just walking to get exercise and to get somewhere. But it does make you think. Thanks for stopping by! Come again!

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