Adam Carolla, a recent "loser" on "Dancing with the Stars" inspired me. Really. "Most of you can't be a contestant on 'Dancing' but there's something you're afraid of doing. Go out there and do it anyway," said Adam.

Alright Adam. Here I go. I'm blogging.

List of fears: exposing too much of myself; embarassing my son (I've promised him I will try not to); bad grammar; not doing it perfectly; not being accepted, loved and revered. I'm afraid more than one of those ships has sailed... long before I thought about blogging.

So this is my first and here's what I know about me right now... I recently built a house in the east mountains. Today is a beautiful day. My dogs are happy. My son is mucho grande cool. I have a broken finger. I'm listening to "The National" because my cool son told me to and I love it. I'm older than I want to be and way younger than my Mom was at my age. I'm a progressive Democrat with lots of Republican friends. I love Obama but I work for a company I LOVINGLY refer to as "The Evil Empire."

More about all of this later.

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Comment by Dr Dan on April 19, 2008 at 12:38pm
Very nice
how did ya break your finger
and what is the National (I'm showing my age)?
Comment by Zoe on April 19, 2008 at 1:03pm
Well, Dr. Dan... I broke my finger breaking up a dog fight. My two large females have never given in to one another about who reins as "Alpha Bitch. I kept working on convincing them that I, in fact, was the "Alpha Bitch." The battles worsened with old age and my move. I reached in to grab the Chow mix's collar and the Pyrenese mix lunged at her. She got me instead and it was a real mess. But, I Iied my ass off at the ER, have had great medical care and the larger dog now lives with my son. She is happy. The Chow mix is happy. And I'm glad to not have to watch them constantly for signs of an impending battle. Before everyone comments on my decision... please know that I have been very active in animal welfare for many years and approached these decisions with the greatest concern for my dogs, myself and the general public. There. That's said.
Comment by Zoe on April 19, 2008 at 1:07pm
Here's what Pandora says about the music group "The National."

Setting up their tunes on a creative territory amid American electric rock and indie rock's mellowest tunes, the National ultimately present melodious and inspiring compositions also enlightened by a set of influences, including country-rock and even British pop/rock. Originally coming from Ohio, the band eventually formed in New York in the late '90s, with a five-piece lineup, embodied by brothers Scott (guitar) and Bryan Devendorf (drums), Aaron (bass) and Bryce Dessner (guitar), and by vocalist Matt Berninger. Following a series of live presentations, the group eventually managed to enter the studio to record their first record. The National, their debut and self-titled album, hit the record stores in 2001, achieving considerable acclaim. The Ohio natural crew then continued to play on several live shows, eventually securing a growing fan base. In 2003 the group released Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers, a deft blending of alternative country and chamber pop, followed by the EP Cherry Tree in 2004. The following year the band signed with Beggars Banquet and released Alligator. The National returned in 2007 with Boxer, an ambitious effort that featured orchestration by the Clogs' Padma Newsome and Sufjan Stevens on piano. ~ Mario Mesquita Borges, All Music Guide
Comment by the boy on April 19, 2008 at 1:33pm
Yay for Pandora - it's introduced me to much of my new music, now that I've given up on much non-internet radio
Comment by Valencia Bathe on April 19, 2008 at 2:27pm
Hey there Zia Zoe. Those of us who know and love you will always accept, love and revere you. We also admire your strength and almost unswerving urge to keep up with the latest and greatest...which helps those of us with a recessive "latest and greatest" gene stay in touch. Were it not for you, I wouldn't even know about current styles in bathroom lighting, for example...
Comment by Self Serve on April 19, 2008 at 7:23pm
A friend told me about a good way to break up a dog fight-Throw water or something else on'em
It'll surprise them and they'll get disoriented--at least long enough for you to separate them and get them out of kill mode. I'm glad you don't have to be worried about them all the time, it sounds like you made a difficult and compassionate choice.
Congrats on your new blog!
Comment by Alicia on April 19, 2008 at 8:17pm
Yay! for stepping outside your comfort zone and doing something you were afraid of. I love it when people do that, its a great learning experience and a nice ego boost. Everyone should do it on a daily basis.
Comment by Zoe on April 19, 2008 at 8:25pm
Thanks to you all for the comments. I think I'm officially hooked on blogging. As far as breaking up the dog fight... Well, I've tried it all. Water. Ignoring them. Pulling out my "Dog Whisperer" voice. I even considered a shock collar. But, in the end, it was time for a divorce. Now all three of us big bitches are happier. I'll be happier still when my poor mangled finger heals.
Comment by Adelita on April 19, 2008 at 8:41pm
Zoe, welcome to the world of blogging. I kinda jumped feet first with the encouragement of a most fabulous woman - Sophie. I get a lot of love and it's really cool. It is a little weird, though, when you meet someone for the first time and they know so much about you! And sometimes I get criticism and that's not much fun. But overall it's been a really wonderful thing and I have met and made friends that I really care about. Have fun with it and I hope we hear more from you!
Comment by Dr Dan on April 20, 2008 at 12:48am
happiness is fun, dog fights are not, good luck with the blogging and I appriciate your sharing and the tip on the National


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