Musings from all members of the Thomas family, even our dog.

 

I am the least consistent blogger ever.

Here are some of the things I’ve been doing instead of updating this Tumblr for months on end.

A & C are back in school, and we are juggling soccer, tennis, art lessons, and the general drama associated with middle school girls. 

I am training for a half-marathon in November, which is simultaneously exciting and terrifying. The dog’s arthritis has gotten too bad for him to run with me, which is sad for him and for me. 

For my day job, I am the production coordinator for a new environmental news series for PBS. It is currently airing on several PBS stations around the country. You can watch a preview here: http://youtu.be/gKWPma6Huxw, and you can view the entire broadcast schedule here: http://thisamericanland.org/FrontLines/airtimes.html. If you get a chance to watch it on your local PBS station, please let me know what you think!

I covered the Atlanta Falcons training camp for my very favorite Falcons blog of all time, The Falcoholic, and am going to be a regular contributor to the site. If you have been desperately seeking a retroactive overview of training camp and the Falcons’ last preseason game against Baltimore, this is your lucky day. 

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/8/2/2339885/atlanta-falcons-training-camp

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/8/9/2353369/atlanta-falcons-training-camp-position-battles-edition

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/8/12/2359213/falcons-training-camp-photos

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/8/16/2366492/atlanta-falcons-training-camp-update

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/8/22/2377323/the-last-day-of-training-camp

http://www.thefalcoholic.com/2011/9/2/2401509/preseason-is-finally-over

I will try to do a better job of posting updates, but I make no promises, because I am realistic about my inconsistencies.

Our dog, H, has this thing about people being in the shower with the bathroom door closed. He doesn’t like it. He thinks he needs to have full access to all of us at all times to effectively protect us from the myriad, and irrational, threats he perceives, and closed doors to any room are too much of a hindrance. He has learned how to open the door with his nose, and he’ll come in and stare into the shower, which he doesn’t understand, like it’s a gateway to Narnia or something. Once the showering family member exits the shower, he’s done with them and done with being inside the bathroom, and he’ll start panting dramatically and shove his whole body against the inside of the closed door, which, incidentally, he cannot open.
If for some reason he can’t force the door open to get into the closed bathroom in the first place, he puts on this sad face outside of the closed door.

Our dog, H, has this thing about people being in the shower with the bathroom door closed. He doesn’t like it. He thinks he needs to have full access to all of us at all times to effectively protect us from the myriad, and irrational, threats he perceives, and closed doors to any room are too much of a hindrance. He has learned how to open the door with his nose, and he’ll come in and stare into the shower, which he doesn’t understand, like it’s a gateway to Narnia or something. Once the showering family member exits the shower, he’s done with them and done with being inside the bathroom, and he’ll start panting dramatically and shove his whole body against the inside of the closed door, which, incidentally, he cannot open.

If for some reason he can’t force the door open to get into the closed bathroom in the first place, he puts on this sad face outside of the closed door.