Excuses, Excuses

Image010_1 In a rather embarrassing twist on the "dog ate my homework" excuse, our puppy (pictured left after rolling in leaves) came across a pile of students’ papers I was marking this weekend, and decided that a couple of them would make good chewing.

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4 Responses to Excuses, Excuses

  1. shannon says:

    Hi Andrew….
    So you have a Keeshond! My parents had one of the first Keeshonds in Australia (back in 1974) and have had another two since then. When I left home and wanted a dog, I had no hesitation in getting a Keeshond. He is a good excuse to stop my partnet wanting a baby!
    But leaves and puddles aren’t as much fun for us as they are for the dogs.

  2. Andrew Leigh says:

    Yes, he’s quite adorable – I’d recommend them to anyone. Not exactly a warm-weather fellow, but constantly entertaining (do they all make those hilarious person-like yawns in the morning?).

    I’m still figuring out whether he’s a complement or substitute for children, but for the time being, it’s the latter….

  3. shannon says:

    The yawns, yep. And the “sighs” when they don’t get the attention that they think the deserve…
    BTW On the fuel email, the one I got did have a $6billion figure which is somewhat difficult to imagine in the Australian marketplace. But that is to be expected, because the email is usally just a cut and paste of American versions.
    I was particularly surprised to see Paul Gover in the Herald Sun’s Car Guide advocating the idea… why would he do that. I wish I still had a copy of his ed. comment, because it to was a bit over the top and took aim at the wrong places.
    I am not an economist (but I did do economics 101 at Uni), but I do understand things like world prices, supply, demand and elasticity, but most people don’t have a clue and that is why this is a difficult debate to have. It needs to be framed better rather that stupid media hacks (like Melbourne’s Neil Mitchell) who think we should just be able to make oil cheaper like they do Bon Bon’s on Boxing Day.
    Anyway, tomorrow is the big day… it’ll be interesting to see full the service stations are on my way to work in the morning.

  4. Andrew Leigh says:

    There you go. And I thought it was just our Texas who was so vocal. That’s very cute indeed.

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