2. I came home yesterday to find that my sweet dog Gunner had a bloody face. I was SO sad. It seems like he got some tree sap or something sticky stuck in the fur right under his eye and it made the fur all matted. Then he was scratching it at and the scratching ripped the matted fur from his face, causing it to bleed. Then the blood mixed in with the matted fur mess and made a bloody matted fur mess, which made for one sad looking doggie.
Isn't this the saddest face you've ever seen? Luckily you can't see the bloody matted fur mess in this pic...it's under his left eye
My poor boy. It didn't even seem like it was hurting him all that much, he just seemed embarrassed about it. He got a little bit of blood on the (white) couch, and he damn near killed himself trying to lick it away so I wouldn't see. (Out, damned spot!) It took some effort, and some coaxing with treats to get him to come out from where he was hiding under the table, but I finally got him all fixed up and as good as new. Or new-ish. We won't talk about what had to happen to his adorable face and haircut to get that matted fur mess figured out. I have a feeling poor Gunner is going to be embarrassed for a little bit longer.
3. Did you guys know they are making another movie version of Romeo and Juliet? I know, I totally agree that they pretty much achieved perfection with that Leo and Claire Danes version, and I was ready to write it off, too. But then I took a look at the cast list and saw this little gem.
DAMIAN LEWIS as Lord Capulet
I love Damian Lewis. He's ridiculously hot. I mean, come ON. British ginger? Hot ginger with an accent? Red hair and from England?! There aren't enough noms in the world. And it looks like a British cast, which means DAMIAN LEWIS SPEAKING IN HIS HOT BRITISH ACCENT.
So, needless to say, I am now TOTALLY ON BOARD with this new version of Romeo and Juliet. And I am drooling over how badass the scene when Lord Capulet rages on Juliet is going to be with Hot Damian Lewis's mad acting skillz.
"Thursday is near; lay hand on heart, advise.
An you be mine, I'll give you to my friend;
And you be not, hang, beg, starve, die in the streets,
For, by my soul, I'll ne'er acknowledge thee,
Nor what is mine shall never do thee good:
Trust to't, bethink you; I'll not be forsworn."
I know not everyone shares my love for all things ginger, but come ON
(Is anyone else LOL-ing over the fact that Claire Danes was Juliet in the Leo version and now Damian Lewis is playing Lord Capulet, Juliet's dad, in this version and they are both in Homeland together? Or is that just me?)
(And does anyone else feel old swooning over the DAD and not the love interest? The senior citizen discount is right around the corner for me.)
4. I fully realize that I haven't yet blogged The John Green Experience. Don't worry. It's still coming. I could never forget about my face time with John Green. I'm just trying to decide if I should blog the PG version or the PG-13 version. (Yes, there is a PG-13 version. Ha.)
5. Do you guys have a good feeling about February? Because I totally have a good feeling about February. I know it's only been a little over a week, but things have just been so positive so far. Good things have been happening, I've been feeling good and happy. I hope I don't look back at this post at the end of the month and wonder what the heck I was thinking, but, seriously...I've been in a good writing groove, work has been pretty mellow, I have an awesome student teacher, I got that MFA news...I just feel good things brewing. Let's keep it up, February!
Happy weekend, all! xoxo