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Upgrading the dogs’ diet

Gunter the Chiweenie exploring the park.

I’ve never been a fussy buyer of dog food. While many other dog owners brag about buying this-or-that designer brand, I seem incapable of remembering what brand of food that I purchased last (and typically get whatever’s on sale.)

Side note — I met someone once who told me that they only fed their dog lunch meat. I thought this was insane.

My lack of discipline in dog food buying often has disastrous consequences (e.g. gas and diarrhea) but I’m too disorganized to stick to a single brand – until now. Hill’s Science Diet® approached me to do an ad campaign for the blog, which was perfectly timed because we had an upcoming dog food trip planned anyway.

Hill’s Science Diet seemed to also be aware of my recent discovery of Amazon deliveries – they offer a 15% discount when you subscribe via Amazon. This is highly convenient because I rarely make time to actually drive to the store anymore. Continue reading “Upgrading the dogs’ diet” »

Washington DC

The H Street Festival

Overlooking the H Street Festival.

I haven’t been good about going to monuments or museums, but festivals are another story.

Michael and I recently went to the H Street Festival, which is Washington’s version of Grand Old Day. The festival spanned about a dozen blocks and had plenty of food, crafts, dancing and dogs.

A dog and festival goers at the H-Street Festival.

A dog and festival goers at the H-Street Festival.

A recycling-themed car at the H Street Festival.

A recycling-themed car at the H Street Festival.

Dancing at the H Street Festival in Washington D.C.

Dancing at the H Street Festival in Washington D.C.

The crowd at the H Street Festival in Washington D.C.

The crowd at the H Street Festival in Washington D.C.

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Miami Washington DC

My mom’s unexpected hurricane vacation

Roswitha White and Krystal Stackhouse

It is 10 p.m. and I have been trolling airline websites for almost an hour.

Hurricane Irma is crawling toward Miami and all of the flights are sold out. 

There’s one seat left for an American Airlines flight. I quickly enter my payment information and hit purchase.

The system then tells me that the flight is sold out.

This situation repeats five times before I realize that American falsely claims to have a seat left for all of its sold-out flights. I move on to several other websites.

After a few more failed attempts, a purchase finally goes through and I call my mother. Continue reading “My mom’s unexpected hurricane vacation” »

LLM on the record

Jack gets called out

Man on phone picture by Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash

The semester is off to quite the start – my days are filled with Westlaw searches, Tax Notes, and Bloomberg Portfolios.

And then there are the classes.

A few things have changed since my J.D. days in Minnesota – TWEN has been ditched for something called Canvas and I am expected to find all of my assigned readings online, which means that I did not have to purchase any books. (Which is amazing!)

…and there is definitely something different about the younger students. Continue reading “Jack gets called out” »