In May we went to Humboldt and bought a german shepherd-black lab cross and named her Meisha. I was thrilled as I've wanted a dog for a decade. Meisha definitely has a strong willed nature and can be a handful, but she is also very smart and snuggly, not to mention a speedster.
Meisha has given a lot of joy to Tressa and I. We recently brought her to a dog park and all three of us thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
She is almost 50lbs now and though we usually do not pick her up anymore the picture below is a fun one.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! (2008)
This album has been a staple of my music collection since it's release in 2008. I think it is one of Nick Cave's best albums. The album is moody and full of lyrical imagery. Dark, trancy at times such as on the track "Night of the Lotus eaters". The lyrics of this album are very strong and is what draws me back to it time and again. The track "Midnight Man" is an absolute gem:
Hold that chrysalis in your palm
See it split and change
It won't do you any harm
It's just trying to rearrange
It was born to live a day
Now it flies up from your hand
It's the one they call your ever loving man
Wolves have carried your babies away
Oh, your kids drip from their teeth
The nights are long and the day
Is bitter cold beyond belief...
...Close your eyes, sleep in him
Dream of your lost sons and daughters
Me, I'll raise up my dorsal fin
And glide up and down the waters
The closing track "More news from nowhere" though just under eight minutes could go sixteen and I would be quite happy to listen to it all.