Allergies, Back to School and other Stuff

It’s been a long summer, filled with fairly crappy weather, Spongebob Squarepants and several hundred yards of Bounty paper towels. And if there’s anything I learned this summer, it’s that toilet training a puppy when it’s constantly raining is a HUGE pain in the ass! But it seems with back to school coming up next week, summer finally decided to start about a week ago. It’s honestly been the worst summer I have ever seen in this city weather-wise, I can not believe how much rain we’ve had. But now that August and September are here, so is ragweed, so now my sinus ass-kicking has begun.

My stay-at-home summer duties are almost up and Rosebud doesn’t need to pee every 35 minutes, so it finally means I can start catching up and stepping up the efforts on Pixel2life v5 and the community’s overall development. Not sure if anyone has noticed, but P2L was recently awarded a PR7 from Google on the last update. No idea how long that will last, but… GO US! Nick is back in school but still working hard on the site. At this point I would say we are 75% – 80% done, so it’s getting there.

In between work, I am also working with our NAID puppy on training and she has been doing VERY well. Here she is at 5 months old, taken today:

We started obedience training about 3 weeks ago and she has picked up basic commands EXTREMELY well, I am totally impressed. She seems to be able to grasp and accept commands immediately… As an example, she went from never hearing the lie down command to doing it on command anytime while walking (You can literally go Up, Down, Up, Down.. and she will keep standing and laying down) in 3 days. And she does this with minimal praise, I don’t even bother with food anymore. So I am extremely proud of her and I can’t wait for this winter to start Skijoring with her. We’ve been training with the harness too and she LOVES to pull! We haven’t had much training time though, I’ve been busy with P2L plus the crappy weather makes it hard to go out and pull in the muck.

So that’s about it from my end… all is well, just trying to hang in there until we get v5 out the door. I’m also happy to report we are back to the 5 – 7 day tutorial queue time on P2L, rather than the 2 weeks+ we had going all summer long.

That’s it for me guys and gals, take care and good luck to you students in your new school year!


4 thoughts on “Allergies, Back to School and other Stuff

  1. The following list was developed for skiers….but there is definitely some overlap for dog mushers

    16. Visit your local butcher and pay $30 to sit in the walk-in freezer for a couple of hours. Afterwards, burn two $50 dollar bills to warm up.

    15. Soak your gloves and store them in the freezer after every use.

    14. Fasten a small, wide rubberband around the top half of your head before you go to bed each night.

    13. If you wear glasses, begin wearing them with glue smeared on the lenses.

    12. Throw a $100 bill away – right now.

    11. Find the nearest ice rink and walk across the ice 20 times in your ski boots carrying two pairs of skis, accessory bag and poles. Pretend you are looking for your car. Sporadically drop things.

    10. Place a small but angular pebble in your shoes, line them with crushed ice, and then tighten a C-clamp around your toes.

    9. Buy a new pair of gloves and immediately throw one away.

    8. Secure one of your ankles to a bed post and ask a friend to run into you at high speed.

    7. Go to McDonald’s and insist on paying $6.50 for a hamburger. Be sure you are in the longest line.

    6. Clip a lift ticket to the zipper of your jacket, zip it up, and ride a motorcycle fast enough to make the ticket lacerate your face.

    5. Drive slowly for five hours – anywhere – as long as it’s in a snowstorm and you’re following an 18-wheeler.

    4. Fill a blender with ice, hit the pulse button and let the spray blast your face. Leave the ice on your face until it melts. Let it drip into your clothes. Do this in the walk-in cooler if possible.

    3. Dress up in as many clothes as you can and then proceed to take them off because you have to go to the bathroom.

    2. Slam your thumb in a car door. Don’t go see a doctor.

    1. Repeat all of the above every Saturday and Sunday until it’s time for the real thing!

  2. Hey Dan, Happy Birthday! Just saw the Sept 12 birthday blog. Congrats!

    I have a question. How did you register your copyright for P2L? I’ll be going through similar process, but have no idea where to start. Please reply to my email.


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