Dog Park People And Observations: Our Savior The Dog And Aquanet Addiction

I've spent a lot of time at dog parks. Back in college I fostered dogs for a group that took adoptable dogs from high-kill shelters. Often, my fosters were labs or pitbulls, breeds that require a lot of exercise to be happy and healthy. Dog parks are a great place to socialize dogs while they…

10 Things That I’ve Learned About Arizona

1. It's hot. Yet, white people from all over the US flock here, and then complain about the heat. 2. Pretty much everything here can kill you. Scorpions, black widows, killer bees, snakes, rednecks with guns, hungry fat girls... 3. Phoenix is actually fun and surprisingly diverse despite the staggering violations on human rights that…

Devil Insects, Emergency Death Storms, And Allergies: Welcome To Arizona.

Two months ago my husband found a job in Phoenix at an engineering firm that designs and manufactures audio systems. Arizona has never been on my list of places to live, or visit. Coming from downtown SLC, and Florence, Italy, the last place I wanted to end up was a sprawling desert. I'm too accustomed…

Stuff My Mom Says That I Wish She Wouldn’t

I went to Petco with my mom the other day to get some dog food for my poodle. I weaved through the aisles with her behind me when I heard: "My neck, my back, lick my pussy and my crack, heeeeey." In my mother's voice. I spun around. "Have you heard that song?" She asked.…