Found while looking for a non-Renn Fair/non-costume-y/non-LARPy cloak for my Halloween costume (to be revealed at a later date). It was a tough search but I finally acquired one, thankyouverymuch. Steakpunk is the new seapunk.
I said I wasn’t going to be That Girl who blogs about her dog all the time but one of my favorite bloggers (Tanie of Unicorn Parade) posts photos and anecdotes about her pups all the time and to be quite honest, the world is a little bit of a brighter place for it. I feel better about life just knowing that Georgie, Kichou, Dougal and I are all sleeping underneath the same blue sky.
The last few weeks in Coopertown via Instagram
Cooper gets lots of attention on walks, which I totally understand! He’s super cute and quite unusual looking. If he wasn’t mine, I’d definitely have to stop and talk
him his owner and give him lots of pets. But recently I feel like I should either get him a t-shirt or hand out cards with Top Cooper FAQs, though because I am not exaggerating when I say that once a day I have to answer at least one of the following:
Q: “What kind of dog is that?”/”Is that a ________?”
A: I don’t know anything about his background, best guess is Basenji/Rat Terrier mix.
Q: “Does he bark?” (in response to me saying that he is probably a Basenji mix)
A: Yes, but not much/only when excited.
Q: “How old is he?”
A: About a year.
Q: “How much bigger will he get?”
A: You’re looking at it.
Q: “Who’s a good boy?”
Q: “Can I feed your dog some popcorn?” *
Of course you can!
A couple weeks ago, a couple stopped me on South Congress to pet Cooper. They told me had a Basenji/Corgi mix at home (sidenote: if the Google Image Search results are any indication SUPER CUTE MIX OMG). The guy told me that one day when he was walking his dog, someone accosted him (much like he was accosting me in that moment), to ask if his dog was mixed with Basenji. When he replied in the affirmative, he was asked “It’s like living with a really bad roommate, isn’t it?” And then we had to laugh together to keep from crying.
* Okay this question has really only been asked once, which was last week and it was asked to me by a little girl and was pretty much the most adorable thing ever. I would probably feel weird about it if a grownass person asked me the same thing.
When I was a teenager, I was really into The Scene and fancied myself a tastemaker but now I am older and mostly just want to listen to all the music I liked as a teen. In the past year or so, I have eschewed torrenting and other sources of illegal downloading in favor of a Spotify Premium subscription. The downside of that is that if I can’t find it on Spotify or iTunes, I’m more likely to just give up so I don’t actively participate in music discovery as much as I use to. When I find a new artist or song that I’m really excited about, it’s a rare but welcome occurrence.