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Jun 11, 2010

First Dog's Highly Strung Week In Review




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42 thoughts on “First Dog’s Highly Strung Week In Review

  1. Patrick Belton

    Exactly the same as my week, except for the Bulldogs and the Bees.

  2. paddy

    Being electrocuted’s a @Buzz. (Boom Tish)

    P.S. FD. You’re obviously being paid too much since you forgot to mention the plumbers bill. πŸ™‚

  3. Delerious

    I’m scared you listed most of mine this week. I actually wandered if the dog got blown up. Why did you tell me that?

  4. Ern Malleys cat

    You have good reason.
    Frame 27 — OJ.

  5. RogerGerbil

    My major angst has been the risk of being ‘rat f*cked”.

  6. SBH

    It’s nice to see that the parking issue has cleared up FDOTM.

  7. Joal

    Our cat got attacked by a vampire.

    Or maybe another cat, it’s hard to be sure.

  8. Venise Alstergren

    FD’s lucky! He doesn’t list Gas, Credit Cards, Rates, The Brake Oil-or lack of-in the Car, The Reaction of the Lady Hunt’s Man Spider, when she discovers her partner has been accidently squashed.

    Plus all of the above fears-except the footy. However, he did say partial list.

  9. Kahomabu

    Jeez Lovely First Dog – you must be human after all.

  10. Mike Jones

    First, FD, I think we’re ready for a session on Dr Harry’s couch, aren’t we.

    Relax, close eyses, concentrate on the breathing and try to stay in the moment. No replaying the bad things of the past. No rehearsing the bad things that probably won’t happen anyway in the future.

    Hilarious awards to Rogergerbil and Joal.

    FD, I loved the drainage frame, so sweet, so vulnerable wrapped in a towel.

  11. Aron

    I worry about worrying. πŸ™

  12. KC

    Wow. Give or take a few, and that was MY week too. Off to create my own Highly Strung Week in Review.

  13. Leigh Josey

    I’m surprised that the terror of sitting next to me at Crikey HQ didn’t rate a mention. What about me beating you in chess?

  14. sean

    This week was my Being Afraid of Planes Falling Out Of The Sky Week. Having negotiated that safely, next week will be Getting Flattened Crossing The Road Week.

  15. Buzz

    My angst this week: will I get hairdresser’s and manicurist’s appointments before the long weekend? πŸ˜•
    Yes, I did! That’s where I’ve been all afternoon. 😎

    Now: are the those chops in the bottom of the fridge still OK? πŸ˜•

  16. Keith is not my real name

    The last two weeks have been “Oh no, what if I cant sleep again tonight week”, so my brain checks every 45mins to see if I am asleep resulting in either…

    1: No, you’re not “argh”

    2: Yes. you’d just dropped off but now you’re awake again because stupid brain woke up to check” arggh!!!.

  17. zut alors

    Dear Mr Onthemoon

    I’m also concerned that the bath water may be affecting your hair. Dogs should not bathe too often, please exercise caution.

    Don’t fret about electrocution, it’s more likely the iffy milk will get ya.

  18. our man in Canberra

    Funny… I’d probably just worry about being funny πŸ˜‰

  19. Venise Alstergren

    I worry about not worrying. 😎

    I think ❓

  20. zut alors

    @ Venise

    I didn’t mean the iffy milk would do anything terminal but it could wreak some damage.

    It’s curious that First Dog is not worried about being run over but is pondering electrocution – dogs aren’t normally prone to the latter, are they?

  21. Ern Malleys cat

    There there big fella.
    It’ll all be OK. There’s nothing to worry about.
    These are all things that probably will never happen, or are easily solvable.
    Your fears are irrational. You’re worrying yourself sick over nothing.
    It’s not normal to have this level of angst.
    In fact, I’d be worried if were you.

  22. Venise Alstergren

    @ZUT ALORS: Not to my knowledge.

    Perhaps he’s too switched on? ❓

    Sorry about that. 😎

  23. Innocent Until

    That’s not anxiety! What if the vegetables are all replaced by GM varieties that cause us to mutate? What if the deadline gets moved forward? How about if the pet hair clogs up your high tech drawing thingummy that connects to your computer? How about if a burglar breaks in while you are inside the house? Do you have an escape route planned? Would you have time to warn your loved ones before you got out? Could the ‘pet hair’ be your own hair? That’s anxiety!

  24. Sandshoe

    I go down to the beach where in winter cold Antarctic winds sometimes blow as if through directioned funnels into my face and at an edge of sand-where tides ebb and flow onto the margins of a sealed access road-I scoop oil into a bucket with a spade and carry it home to light lamps, and wake and find this is true. πŸ™

  25. Venise Alstergren

    SANDSHOE: Whilst doing this, you could go for a nice swim to Punta Arenas-Chile (being the operative word) or Ushuaia-Argentina. You’ll be going down to the roaring forties, around large parts of Antarctica, and then up to either of the above places.

    The following wind should have you there in no time at all, or even the previous night!

    Let me know the day you’re going. I know a great fish restaurant in Punta Arenas. It’s a bit out of the way. You will experience wind such as you never thought possible! 😎 😎 and very 😎


    V πŸ™‚

  26. Sandshoe

    @ V: Sounds lovely. πŸ™‚

    😳 I do admit I was dreaming of my beach in South Australia where the breath of the Antarctic reaches when its ice shifts and winds shift, where I have seen among other birds even the Fulmar I believe drift above, sadly sometimes several wash in to shore from its seemingly limitless ocean.

    ➑ Would love to meet you one day though in Punta Arenas. Sounds a little like Wellington where I have been in New Zealand on a mission and it was windy. I think not like you mean relentless wind. How uncomfortable I imagine that regardless apparently intended to renew life and the location the stuff of adventure. πŸ™‚ 😎 😎

  27. Venise Alstergren

    Am heading off to bed ➑ ➑

    But just wanted to tell you that nearly all the houses in Patagonia are covered with tin to keep out the wind. Not the corrugated stuff. The pressed tin which can be found inside some of our older bldgs.

    You produced a light bulb. Mmmm, I’m going to do the obvious-to see if it works.

    ‘Night. :bulb: :light:, :lightbulb:

  28. Sandshoe

    VENISE: think of my following words set to music and sung to you on a balcony and I am on the ground in Patagonia (just imagine). I am everyone (notice appropriately NOT Everyman). 😳

    I call it the Great Big Fabulous Fact Sheet of smilies, V, but it is strangely named Codex. 😈 😎

    I think the name πŸ’‘ ➑ Codex makes it scarey πŸ’‘ and πŸ’‘ ➑ you might be anxious about looking it out 😎 to find the relevant code to make, say, a lightbulb. πŸ’‘

    Try think of it πŸ’‘ as your very own Great Big Fabulous Fact Sheet of smilies-even though it is not all smiles and lightbulbs anymore than a rose is a cat is a cat is a cat! πŸ˜• 😎 πŸ‘Ώ πŸ‘Ώ 😈 cool:

    I think we have a few things worked out about the arrow and a lightbulb etcetera… πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ 😎

    NOW: are you hinting you have a pressed tin house in PATAGONIA we- all us dogonauts-can all go and live in together if we want to take you, VENISE ALSTERGREN, up on some Great Big Hints? Instead of hanging around with FD at corner posts in, I do imagine Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Leonora, Newcastle, Canberra … did I mention possibly Sydney, Wollongong, Cabramatta, Tullamore, Seymour, Mooloolaba, Nambour, Maroochydore, Murwillumbah, Birdsville, Emmaville, Cunnamulla, Condamine, Proserpine, Ulladulla, Darwin, Muckadilla, Wallumbilla, Kumbarilla, Nymbool, Indooropilly? πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ˜• πŸ’‘ To name some I imagine.

    Are the good dogonauts-and plenny more affected by Australia and Australian politicians within cooee to alert OS-LIKELY to hand in keys to their mortgages, walk out on their leases before term, and THE entire premise that binds them to the Australian coat of arms? πŸ’‘ GO TO PATAGONIA? πŸ’‘

    Are these PATAGONIAN properties commodious enough for us so one will do (we can build bunks or bunk in together?) and grow our own garden (we can form a human shelter wall against the inclement and incessant meterological wind?) Should we entertain purchase of a handful of properties right next door t’other and call our stretch of imagination, um … UTOPIA? 😎 πŸ’‘ πŸ’‘ 😎

    DOGONAUTS: our only Venise will have more to say. Eventually. You’re great, Venise. Have you seen Beckchanock for a while, DavidK, Steve the Working Twistie, a few of them? Among all of them, absolutely there will be candidates for a step out on a PATAGONIAN promenade, I wonder. The restaurant serves dishes other than fish? For vegetarians? Will we have to open our own? πŸ’‘

    In Participation. πŸ˜‰

  29. Sandshoe

    I will go to Patagonia. I have been mode-rated. 😈

  30. Venise Alstergren

    You should, you will love it.

    Thanks for the new avatar? Is it, or a logo, or a glyph?

    Didn’t you come up with a light bulb the other day?

  31. Buzz

    The only trouble with a national long weekend is that I have to wait 3 days until the next ‘toon. :'(

  32. Sandshoe

    I have included where to get smilies and if you want glyphs, Venise, you will find them. Very grumpy. I was moderated. I really agree with Buzz. πŸ™

  33. Venise Alstergren

    BUZZ: You are so right. I think I’ve become “‘toon addicted”

    SANDSHOE: I was just trying to find the right word to describe the gizmos. ❓

    You were moderated? Give over! 😳 Nah, I don’t believe it. πŸ™‚

    I’m a repeat offender. I’m not proud of this. But it happens. 😈 😈

  34. Sandshoe

    Looks like I am out of the sin bin. Grumble. Can’t discuss it, V. (Need to cook.) PS Please show me soon you know how to make a lightbulb. Or I will be anxious. Wonder where everybody is. πŸ™

  35. beckchanock

    You are inside my head again.

  36. Venise Alstergren

    I knew I’d seen BECKCHANOCK around recently. BTW, some time in the last century a group of lefties left the land of Oz to go and live in Paraguay. They built houses next to each other and they called their commune, not quite sure…but it was a name like Utopia, Eureka, something abstract.

    I think they were founding a new world order. Some idealistic thing. No one from any other country joined them. And so there they were. Ultimately they intermarried with the locals, and I don’t think there is any vestige of Anglo-Saxon names left.

    I’ve gotta go and do some work. See ya! πŸ’‘ πŸ˜‰

  37. Sandshoe

    BECKCHANOCK: You didn’t go away! πŸ™‚ ❗

    VENISE: You want I know about everything! Because I have a good looks! 😎

    A glyph is a glyph is a glyph. At your fingertip. I did hang a logo of a sort, recently, that does add essential information so can be a glyph. Here is a riddle. You might find it if you search. That one that is searchable is not always a logo set in stone. I change it when I choose. I am existential. πŸ˜› πŸ˜‰

    Whereas most logos. They look trite and dreary all over the world. Those are not glyphs in the trad sense, beware. They add nothing meaningful. An apprentice on the industrial side of Tullamarine sent to, just say, BP can find herself really begging for a can of oil and can she have a splash of paint. Pants! πŸ™

    I am part of a best practice (bp?) team here playing a game in which other players will come to expect my identity is stable and has literal plausibility. So I have an avatar that identifies location. It does not add any meaning. ➑

    An avatar is an affectation-perhaps a conceit-not a glyph. 😳

    Did I get it right, V? Please advise. πŸ’‘

  38. Venise Alstergren

    SANDSHOE: Yes, you did do it right.

    Thanks also for the info.

    All I really wanted was a word to describe logo/avatar/gizmo/glyph/cock-a-doodle-do/thingy.

    It is Crikey that introduced me to the word avatar. They call them avatars.

    As I understand it, the difference between a logo and an avatar is the first one applies more to business and marketing, as in a colourful spot ad for a particular company.

    Avatar is much the same principle but applies to an individual.

    I’ve printed the info you sent me. So I shan’t have to ask you again.

  39. Sandshoe

    MR FIRST DOG ONTHEMOON: We need you. πŸ˜₯

    [:cloud of fairy dust: Here I am!]

  40. Sandshoe

    That’s so wonderful, Mr Onthemoon. 😎

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