ALONG WITH ALL THE DISASTERS OF THE WORLD I AM DELIGHTED TO HAVE OUR VARIOUS PAID CONGRESSIONAL OFFICIALS WORRYING ABOUT THE BATHROOM HABITS OF ANYONE... FROM MY VAST EXPERIENCE, I KNOW THAT A WOMAN WITH A VERY FULL BLADDER WILL CRASH THRU THE LINE INTO ANY MEN'S ROOM AND IS VERY CAPABLE OF WITHSTANDING ANY RUDE COMMENTS REGUARDING HER PRESENCE. MY ONLY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AT BEING IN A MENS ROOM WAS THE EPISODE OF JANINE AND I CLIPPING BLACK FUZZ OFF THE TESTICLES OF AN UPSIDE DOWN SHEEP FOR A PHOTO SHOOT- AND A MAN CAME IN USED THE FACILITIES AND NEVER ACKNOWLEDGED OUR PRESENCE AT ALL... SO MY ASSUMPTION IS.....THERE IS A CERTAIN "BLINDERS ON" ATTITUDE.
BUT NOT ALWAYS.
TRAVELING AROUND AS THE LEADER OF A 4H GROUP OF GIRLS-- I HAD A CHANCE TO STUDY VARIOUS ASPECTS LIKE SPEED....ALSO.... PARTICIPATING IN "THE GREAT RACE" I HAD A CHANCE TO STUDY THE VARIOUS LINES IN FRONT OF THE UNISEX PORTAPOTTIES-- AND MADE THE CONCLUSION THAT 3 MEN AND 2 WOMEN WAS A FASTER LINE THAN 3 WOMEN 1 MAN... ALL OF THIS CAUSED ME TO INVENT A PORTABLE DEVICE TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS.. AND I ALMOST GOT A PATTENT ON IT- BUT THE SHEEWEE COMPANY BEAT ME BY 2 WEEKS. IN THE PROCESS OF DESIGN AND DEVELOPEMENT, IT WAS - BASICALLY A LONGITUDINALY SLICED PLASTIC BOTTLE- A FRIEND AND I TRIED OUR DEVICE IN A BUSY ITALIAN RESTAURANT "LADIES ROOM".. AND AS WE WERE USING THESE VERY EFFICIENT DEVICES, I HEARD THE NEXT WOMAN IN WAITING IN LINE SAY "THEIR FEET ARE POINTING THE WRONG WAY !!!"
SO PEOPLE DO NOTICE
WITH ALL THIS LAW MAKING, I HONESTLY DON'T SEE ANY PRACTICAL WAY TO ENFORCE THE LAW ESPECIALLY WITH THESE SHEEWEE'S NOW--- HOW ANYONE CAN ENFORCE ANYTHING WITHOUT HAVING A PECKER CHECKER AT THE DOOR-- I SUPPOSE THE PEOPLE WHO SCAN AT THE AIRPORTS COULD BE ADAPTED. AND COULD THERE BE EXCEPTIONS LIKE ANYONE WITH A VERY FULL BLADDER COULD BE EXCUSED FROM JAIL TIME.
Quick update on life in Cincinnati: Clark and I are doing very well. Last week, my physical therapist told me that my gait is near perfect when I walk with Clark. This comment alone is a big deal because he can be pretty egotistical and often thinks that HIS ideas are the only ones that are worth it...so congrats to everyone that worked with Clark! Also, my PT said that we won't need to work on gait training in my sessions anymore, since I'm getting that training by walking with Clark. This is great news too because I really hated gait training but I love walking with Clark. Improvements all around!
Clark continues to impress people everywhere we go. In Costco this weekend, we managed to unknowingly lure a couple kids away from their parents, hoping to meet him. To be honest though, kids aren't the ones who are a "problem"--they always ask before they just come up to us, or their parents explain why they can't pet a service dog. Adults are the ones that try to just come up and pet him, or say "I'm not petting him, I'm just putting my hand close to him." Oh boy.
I think I will start fining people who say he's a Dalmatian and donate the proceeds to SDP.
Lastly, this morning we were walking into work with one of the researchers I work for. He commented that I'm able to walk much faster/better with Clark...so other people are noticing too! He also mentioned that he was in Baltimore over the weekend. He went for a walk by his hotel and saw another Great Dane service dog, "all black with a little white". He said he almost talked to the handler, but didn't, and thought that Clark and this service dog were probably from the same place. Not sure who this could be, but he's probably right!
Hope all is going well at the farm!
LET ME BORE YOU WITH THE "INTERN" FINANCIAL REPORT...
WE WILL BE HAVING THE SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM--..... SCHEDUL E IS SET UP FOR ARPIL/MAY- WITH THE 4 OLD TIMERS DEV 1 --LAURA-- BELLA2( NOT GEORGE BELLA) OLIVIA- AND LEXI- AND WE WILL EXTEND IT AFTER THAT...AS POSSI BLE I FIGURE THAT INTERN PAY CAN COME FROM THE FUN FUND---- IT FITS THE DESCRIPTION ---- THINGS NICE BUT NOT NECESSARY
SO IF ANY OF YOU WANT TO HELP PAY INTERNS YOU CAN SEND CHECKS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT.. THEY WILL BE PAID $100 FOR THE USUAL SHIFTS OF 7 TO 7 UNLESS WE RUN OUT OF MONEY-- WE SHOULD BE OK FOR THIS APRIL MAY SET UP
WE HAVE ABOUT $8000 IN THE FUN FUND AT THE MOMENT--AND IT WILL BE ABOUT $3000 PER MONTH FOR THIS APRIL / MAY SCHEDULE....