Laura Goldberg

Laura Goldberg

Monday, November 21, 2011

I Shaw You Do It, Dude!

I try not to make it a habit to shop at Shaws but since I got Fred, I have found it is just easier to get my lunch, dinner and next day's breakfast at Shaws during my lunchbreak.  After Thanksgiving, I'll do a big shopping trip again at Trader Joes. 

Today, I was at the salad bar and I was done and ready for my dressing when this guy came right up to the salad bar in front of me and took his hands and grabbed a piece of watermelon.  I almost puked.  So now I am sitting here at my desk, eating a salad and trying not to think about how disgusting people are.  I almost said something to him but I decided instead to just mumble "uh ok" under my breath and give him my demon eyes.  He was already busy flirting with the deli counter girl to notice though. 

Moral of the story? I have got to start cooking again.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Fred at the shelter!

I did it.  I finally got a dog.  I decided that I could spend the next year telling myself the time wasn't right or I could just do it. So I ventured out to the Northeast Animal Shelter in Salem, MA ready to bring home a two year old, non shedding schuazer who was house trained and crate trained and just wanted some love. 

I left with a 4 month old (but turns out he is really 7 or 8 months old) terrier mix who sheds, isn't crate trained but is mostly housebroken.  I love my Fred.  I can't believe how much I love this dog already and it's only been one week.

So, in honor of Fred...

The Top Ten Things I learned about getting a dog
1.  Make sure your landlord understands that dogs have vocal chords and they will sometimes bark. 
2.  Make sure to watch when your dog is eating a dead bird on a walk.
3.  As hard as it is to say goodnight and put the dog in the crate, make sure you give it a conserted effort.  Okay, two nights.  Let's face it, it's not going to happen.
4.  Dogs like elk antlers; not reindeer antlers.  I'm pretty sure reindeer antlers would be harder to find and Fred is Jewish so he keeps kosher.
5.  At 9pm, I am flat out exahusted and can't even stay up to watch my recorded shows on TV.
6.  It's okay to stare at a picture of your dog for five hours at work.
7.  Make sure you hire an excellent dog walker.
8.  Make sure said dog walker doesn't ignore you when you walk out of the house like a two year old.
9.  I am now excited when Fred pees.  Even at 3 in the morning.
10.  There is no better time than now to get a dog. Especially a shelter dog.