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Open-minded cultural centrist and considerate realistic egalitarian โ€“ *cough*

October 2, 2014 @ 10:10 pm ๐Ÿ”— Post Link

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The original Shed (long torn down..)

The original Shed (long torn down..)

My parents are off to the East Coast to Wells, Maine. They are renting a cottage for a week. Sounds awesome! Iโ€™m hoping they have a great time and sublime weather. The one thing you worry about as a dog owner is the slim chance your dog gets attacked by other, often bigger dog. Since I walk the dog often, I know a number of people in the neighbourhood. Anyway, there is a nice women down the street with a little Shih Tzu. You know, the harmless little dogs that look like a dirty mop? I ran into her yesterday and she said please donโ€™t bring your dog nearโ€ฆ.Which was really odd. The dogs know each other. She said, my dog was attacked recently and is really skittish. After a moment or two however her dog realized mine wasnโ€™t a threat and I came over and chatted with herโ€ฆ Apparently the assholes who leave their dog chained in the garage ALL THE TIMEโ€ฆ their dog attacked hers. Their dog is a German Shepherd. The dog is an asshole too. She showed me the numerous bite marks and said her dog is okay but it sure looked awful. So today Iโ€™m passing by the house (which Iโ€™ll avoid in the futureโ€ฆ but it is hard since they are right by the sidewalk off our street) and the same asshole dog is aggressively barking and lunging at the end of its chain as we walk by. I donโ€™t know what would happen if that beast ever touches my dog. But I can guarantee it will be a bad day for that dog. It makes me tense and angry just thinking about it. Sigh.

In other sad dog newsโ€ฆ Our friendโ€™s dog, Tangaโ€™s brother, had to be put down. Apparently his body was ravaged by cancer. Very sad. He stayed here a few times. If Tanga could understand sheโ€™d be crushed. They were best buddies.

It looks like we will soon have a shed in our backyard again. When we bought the house many moons agoโ€ฆ There was a shed in the backyard. It was in rough shape. (Iโ€™ve looked for a photo of it but alas, I canโ€™t seem to locate oneโ€ฆ) Hmmpt. We should have it up by end of weekend. Glorious!

Results of a curious political/social attitude test I took: Social Attitude Test (Now 404 - Oct/2023) Political Values:
Progressivism 55
Socialism 37.5
Tenderness 43.75
Your test scores indicate that you are an open-minded cultural centrist; (Sure) this is the political profile one might associate with a jaded materialist. (Ouch!) It appears that you are tolerant towards religion (WRONG), and have a pragmatic attitude towards humanity in general. (Neat!) Your attitudes towards economics appear capitalist (WRONG), and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a liberal. (Sure) To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, a considerate realistic egalitarian with several strong convictions. (Whistles!)

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