Thursday, April 10

fractured days and dog DNA

I'm thinking about getting a DNA test for my dog. Does anyone know how to do that? Can I send her saliva somewhere online?

It's just getting tiring, all the guessing about her heredity. Is she part beagle, dachshund, heeler, and the list goes on. I've had it. I want answers, dammit.

And that's the feisty mood I find myself in today. There's a lot going on around here, and nothing gets a girl worked up like opening her email in the morning when she still has dirty dishes left over from last night.

It's almost 3:30 and the dishes are still dirty, if you are wondering. I've been trying, and I use that term loosely, to get a query sent off to a book agent for two weeks now. Just one little email asking a total stranger to represent my poor little book.

And I still haven't stretched today.

I cleaned my hair, and let me tell you, that's no small feat when you've got the bulk of curl I'm sporting. I've taken the aforementioned dog of ambiguous ancestry on two outdoor outings, one of which was a poorly disguised Starbucks run. I've managed to put on some clothes and makeup...

Ever have one of those days where you have so much to do, but the more you think about it, the less it gets done? And then sometime in the early afternoon, you get so stressed out by your non-accomplishment, you eat a whole carton of ice cream and then take a nap.

I probably just lost most of my male readership right there.

I've also decided recently that I am going to do some standup comedy. No, for real this time. I need more material, which I will write after I finish this post, and send off the agent query, and write a screenplay loosely based on some priests I know. I think I need a nap first.

But seriously, how does one get results for canine DNA?