1. It appears we are taking baby steps towards getting one of the Cotons. We requested, and just received, a sample contract and information form from the breeder. Wow, this is tangly business, trying to get a puppy. Then again, I guess I should be glad that they are taking it seriously.
By the way, thanks to everyone for their advice and recommendations. They are appreciated. I am a little concerned about Colette's feverent desire to become a "Godbitch" for the dog. We'll certainly keep it in mind on the off-chance that we decide to baptize the dog into the Catholic church.
2. After hearing about The Express relaunching this week, I was curious to see what the new version would looking like. I've only had a chance to skim the pdf of the paper (however I will say putting a pdf of the paper online is a good idea and makes sense). Plus, I want to take a look at a few more papers to see what develops before commenting on it.
3. My friend Corey has graduated from Law School. I believe this makes him the last of my friends to graduate university, although I stand to be corrected by that. Corey has, at last count, 15 degrees (I exaggerate only slightly). I believe he actually has more degrees than the rest of my friends combined. Quite impressive really.
Hopefully he can use them to ward off SATANS. I'd almost forgotten about that little catch phrase I dreamed up during my late 20s when trying to avoid Student Aid people. SATANS stands for Student Aid Torture And Nuisance Squad. And really, those of us who have had to deal with them in the past know they are evil. Mercifully, I only dealt with them for about five years and managed to pay off the $10,000 loan fairly quickly.
Some of my other friends, not so lucky. I remember sitting at the Ship a couple of years ago with a bunch of people and we were trying to figure out who had the biggest student loan debt and combined debt. One of them won with about $250,000 (granted, there was a house in there), but a nice chunk were the student loans of himself and his wife. As the winner, he had to buy the next round.
"Why do I have to buy the next round?"
"Because when you're that far in debt, really, what's another $40..."
He sadly agreed and bought the next round.
Anyway, enjoy your shiny new law degree Corey and may you be in heaven a half hour before Student Aid knows your dead. Oh hey, they're looking for lawyers here in Iqaluit...