The Dark Side

You might have heard that all of San Diego County (population 3,000,000+), and parts of Orange County, Imperial County, northern Mexico, Arizona and New Mexico practically simultaneously lost electrical power yesterday afternoon. It was very bizarre. Now, the building that houses our lab is no stranger to power interruptions and so when everything went dark,…

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Home Work

I’m spending a couple of days working from home writing a grant.  It’s sort of nice – no commute, schlubby clothes, the whole pot of coffee to myself. Of course, another bonus is that I get to hang out with Penny.  It’s a different change for her than when I bring her to work with…

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Take Your Dog

Today is Take Your Dog To Work Day which you’d think would be a perfect time to bring Penny into the lab, but she’s busy doing hostess duties for her best friend Roxy who is staying with us for a couple weeks while her folks are on vacation. But not wanting to miss a chance…

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Blogshorts, Day 04

Lizard-Brained Where did it go?! she thought, her frustration mounting.  It was right there.  If it wasn’t so small, I would have found it. Wait, there it is! The lizard escaped. This is part of  Blogshorts: 30 stories, 30 days, 30 words.

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Head Rest

It’s not too often that I’m motivated to mention our home decor, but I thought I’d share these new pillowcases that we got a little while ago. Remind you of anyone?? :) I don’t know though — every time we use them, I dream of chasing bunnies…

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Puppy Party!

The other day, the folks that we were lucky enough to get Penny from announced that they’d had a new litter of pointers and that they wanted to have a pot-luck lunch so that their friends could get to meet the new little snausages. Let’s see – free buffet lunch and puppies?  Count me in.…

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Hour By Hour

Last month, the person that I will forever think of as erin-dot-erin did an exercise of following a day by taking a picture each hour.   I thought this was a darn good idea and thought it might be fun to cover a day in the life of Stevil.  Erin did hers for 10 on 10…

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Scene of the Crime

SAN DIEGO – In a grisly scene, Lizzie the Lizard was found eviscerated early this morning.  The suspect is a white female with dark eyes and light brown spots. The suspect was last seen chasing a bunny.

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Present

After a long day at the lab, Penny was sure excited to find something different in the yard when we got home.   So excited that she brought it to me as a present.  And so excited that she’s been going around to every nook and cranny of the back yard to see if she…

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Spay Days

It’s been a very quiet weekend here at The Aerie because on Thursday we had Penny spayed.  She had finished a heat right before the holidays and we knew we ought to get around to having the procedure done right after everything died down.  After getting her blood work done, we decided to go in…

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