Sunday, July 31, 2005

adapting and adopting

so i set up a myspace account for jane in hopes of making some houston friends. i have resisted the lure of myspace for years after growing sick of friendster and adult friend finder. chances are myspace isn't going to last very long either.

but amongst the "was up cuties" and random friend requests from bands and other folks i don't know who don't message me first, i met a girl. a cool girl who is from brooklyn and actually friends with my friend and neighbor (not to be confused with "Your Friends and Neighbors", the ultimate first date flick - "so, what character do you relate to?*" *props to dacia). she works at a coffee shop near my house and next door to my bank. after a couple of emails we exchanged numbers, phone conversations, and i stopped by her work on thursday.

now, i am sitting outside the cafe (using the wireless here because my internet "is not broken" according to the repair guy but won't work again an hour after he leaves and he screwed the cables so tight i can't unscrew them to reset it for twenty minutes like i had been doing) with sandy, drinking iced coffee, and waiting for girl to get off work. i'm taking her out to dinner and a movie. hoping to see happy endings (maggie gylenhall and a sex worker reference in the title equal quality film). don't know whether the date will have a happy ending. right now my apartment is an air mattress, a couple of chairs, and floating tumbleweeds of dog hair (not exactly romantic).

i'm working on my piece for rachel kramer bussel's upcoming anthology of lesbian firsts. this time i can put up snippets on my blog so you will all be able to enjoy some appetizers prior to purchasing the book (unlike russel kick's "everything you know about sex is wrong" out this fall). in addition to my story of my tryst with a transman at a sex conference a fall or two ago. hot hot stuff.

for the unobservant reader who didn't pick up on the hints, sandy and i are now a happy family. two shaggy bitches with hard core allergies under one roof, it's a sitcom in the making. i took her to get her hair cut on friday, but she hadn't had her kennel cough vaccine so we have to hold off for a week. we went to central houston animal hospital on saturday morning for a check-up and some vaccines and found out she has severe allergies. Turns out dogs don't get hay fever, instead they itch. and sandy is one itchy girl. so we have colloidal oatmeal shampoo and flea and tick preventative, and a spray with antihistamine and steroids to be used on itchy areas (to prevent bacterial infection and open wounds from gnawing) and she has to take 50mg (two pills) of benadryl twice a day! That's more antihistamine than i take! Oh and she loves pills. She's already skittish about eating in front of people and refuses to try cheese wrapped around pills or bread balled around pills. although a left-over chicken enchilada worked this morning, we've had a few headlock moments where i pop the pills down her throat (no fun for either of us).

Sandy is an interesting pooch. she has taken to me and now growls at anyone who approaches. this is the girl that only barked once at a peacock at the shelter. she is terrified of lightning, trucks, buses, airplanes, and my electric toothbrush (although she doesn't mind the whirl of my vibrator). she is particularly wary of men but loves cats (although they tag her on the nose more often than cuddle against her.

yesterday we went out to a friend's farm in brookshire. she got to run around and play with three teenage boys and three twenty-somethings and two adults (as well as a little lhaso with issues and two bitchy cats). she walked around their swiming pool once before leaning over and jumping in (before anyone else was in the pool). We played with her kong on a rope toy both in and out of the water (it floats!). then she snuck chicken pieces from my friend's father who was manning the grill. we discovered she knows hot to sit and shake.

i'm a proud mamma who's leaving her baby alone for the first time tonight. sorry for the gush. there may be sex to report on the morrow.


Blogger lola said...

yipeee! making a good go at moving. hope the date goes well and that allergy season passes quickly.

7/31/2005 11:58 PM  
Blogger Librarian Babe said...

Awwww. Sandy sounds like me - tons of allergies. Gotta love a pooch that reminds me of me. Ha ha ha. I'm sooo happy for you. It's good to hear that already you have a pooch and are making a friend/potential lover. Whoo hoo! Goooo Jane!

8/01/2005 8:53 AM  
Blogger Garrison Steelle said...

*checking time, wondering how brightly the sun is shining in Houston this morning.*

So, you found a good coffee shop? ;)


8/08/2005 10:01 AM  
Blogger introspectre said...

Nothing like the love of a doggy. Awwwwww. I want a doggy, too.

8/08/2005 11:13 AM  
Blogger Jason Woods said...

So... Does Adult Friend Finder actually work? I have an account but wonder if everyone is for real on there. I want to know before I put down money to meet women.

8/14/2005 5:42 PM  
Blogger W. S. Cross said...

I will watch any movie with Maggie in it!

8/15/2005 11:52 PM  
Anonymous Otter said...

neat blog! Good luck in Houston..

My delivery method of choise when we had a dog was meanut butter. Extra crunchy. HE was so busy horking it down you could've had an even dozen pills and I doubt he would have noticed.

8/28/2005 9:59 AM  
Blogger Steve Austin said...

Enjoyable blog. Please check out my dog breed blog.

10/02/2005 8:04 AM  

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