Let's get the important business out of the way first, shall we? A few of you expressed interest in poutine. As it turns out, I talk about poutine a lot. There were like five more poutine posts I could link to but I'm lazy.
Anyway, Adriana: yes, poutine is different in Vancouver than it is in Montreal. Poutine is a French-Canadian delicacy so Montreal poutine is authentic poutine. That being said, I have had good poutine in Vancouver that was better than bad poutine in Montreal, if that makes sense. I guess what I'm trying to say is, if given the opportunity to try poutine, don't turn it down because of one bad poutine experience. You could miss out on an amazing poutine experience.
Tia: If you make it to BC, go here. Fritz = amazing poutine.
Lisa: It makes me so sad that you only recently learned of poutine. I hope that you make up for lost time and track down some poutine pronto.
Maxie: If I ever make to any of the meet-ups, I will bring you some poutine. It will probably be cold and congealed but hey, you'll be drunk so you won't even notice.
Julienne: It's not real poutine if it uses mozzarella instead of cheese curds!
Shawn's interview went really well and he was offered the job. He's hesitant to take it because it is a significant pay cut but I keep reminding him that less dollars is better than no dollars. A pay cut isn't the end of the world. He's still bed-ridden with the flu so he doesn't need to make a decision right now. He's going to think about it this weekend and make a decision on Monday.
His decision will impact my decision whether or not to pursue my job opportunity any further. This new job will mean a lot less stress (I cannot emphasize the stress enough - on a scale from 1 to 10, where 10 = STRESS!, my current job is a 9. If I'm reading the situation correctly, this new job would be somewhere around a 2 or 3.) It will also mean a much shorter commute. Unfortunately, it would also mean a pay cut. I'm not sure that I'm comfortable taking a pay cut at the same time as Shawn.
And now, a puppy question. How do you prevent your puppies from going under your bed? Our bed is very low to the ground but Stella still manages to squeeze herself under it to get at Wolfgang. We've tried blocking it off with various objects but the puppies are evil and chew their way through. I don't want Stella to be under the bed because she's got carpet burn on her belly that is turning into a unhealable wound. She keeps ripping off the healed bits and reopening the burny bits and it is just as disgusting as it sounds. Any suggestions?