Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ipodite's Main Squeeze

My sister, iPodite, has a new man in her life. Actually, he's a little man. Actually, he's not really a man. He's a dog. But oh, what a cutie.

This is what he looked like last summer when the courtship began. He could literally sit in the palm of her hand. When he went outside, he was dwarfed by blades of newly mown grass.
Spike in a mist

And this is a recent head shot.
sp head shot

What a hunk. His name is Spike, and he is all Cheekywawa sweetness and cuteness.

spike frisbee

Spikey is a bit short of 13 inches tall, likes dog movies, playing with his squeaky turkey toy, and cuddling with iPodite. He is people friendly and housebroken.

spike bb 4

*Sigh* Isn't he a little studmuffin?

Quintessential Texas

This morning's word is quintessence. (I had to look it up to make sure I spelled it right.)

Middle English, from Middle French quinte essence, from Medieval Latin quinta essentia, literally, fifth essence
Date:15th century
1 : the fifth and highest element in ancient and medieval philosophy that permeates all nature and is the substance composing the celestial bodies 2 : the essence of a thing in its purest and most concentrated form 3 : the most typical example or representative
— quin·tes·sen·tial adjective
— quin·tes·sen·tial·ly adverb

Thank you Merriam Webster dictionary.

1. Quintessential Texas flower, the bluebonnet (you HAD to know that was coming)
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2. Quintessential Texas Restaurant

3. Quintessential Texas Snack Cracker
heb crackers

4. Quintessential Texas Cooler
heb coolers

5. Quintessential Texas Bike Decoration
bike flag

6. Quintessential Texas Books
gruene books

7. Quintessential Texas 911 House Number Identifier

8. Quintessential Texas Form of Transportation
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9. Quintessential Texas Home Repair
P1130787 copy

10. Quintessential Texas Picture of Significant Other Frolicking in Bluebonnets
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