December 31st, 2008

Dead Dog Cat

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Yesterday afternoon was spent using up some gift cards that I'd received for the holidays (one for holidays two years past that I'd forgotten in my wallet!). I brought home some books, and some software for the Wii that we'll try out in the next few days.

Home, tested out Okami for the Wii, and then forestcats and I went out to see Marley & Me, which did a pretty good job of showing how not to raise a puppy, but also showed pretty well how important a pet can be in a relationship. Some scenes reminded me of Barbie and Naomi (dogs from earlier in our marriage), and those scenes were something of a catharsis for me. Nicely done picture; schmaltzy, but nicely done.

Home again, I pulled out a Netflix disc: season five number one of Foyle's War. This one was a bit better than any in season four, but it still doesn't hold a candle to season one. More of these to come; there's still two episodes left.

And this is New Years' Eve. Day off tomorrow; I expect that we're going visiting after watching the Rose Parade again, so that I can see the fellow from Fiesta Floats with his macaw, and be reminded that I've touched so many lives in SoCal with my work as a physician, even if only distantly. Not exactly pride, but pleasure in work done well...