I have to start this off today by taking issue with the guy walking the 3 legged dog. I love animals and I hate to say that anyone would have a 3 legged dog for attention, but that is exactly what I witnessed yesterday. I took my mom out to eat at this restaurant along a popular public running trail and while we

were eating we did some people watching. Candy kept referencing what good looking people there were all around and then I saw the guy with the handicapped dog. At first glance, any girl would say how sweet it is. I could tell he was prowling though. Why else would you wear street clothes and get your dog-who obviously isn’t enjoying the difficult hop-and take it to a trail where hot girls are running? Of course some girls were stopping and picking up the dog and the guy was totally digging it. I’m too smart for this. I know this ploy. It used to be that having a regular, healthy dog would suffice. Single dudes with kids and dogs always get attention. Now, exotic is the requirement. Oh you have a dog? Boring. You have a dog with 3 legs and one eye? Awww. Oh what a sweet, white American child. No. It has to be adopted from a 3rd world country a la Angelina. Now the man trend has become volunteering. Look how big and open and generous my heart is. I know this isn’t about the under 30 male trying to grow spiritually. This is about being out at the bar and being able to tell chicks they are so exhausted from all their charitable endeavors. Tricks!

Clearly, I’m in need of my own spiritual retreat-whatever that means. When Al gave me a quiz yesterday and told me that I was ready to give love but not capable of receiving it yet I decided to explore that conundrum further. Holly and I agreed that we have low self esteem at the moment and just aren’t enjoying life as much. I have a birthday in a week that I’m dreading, because I keep getting older and I feel like I have learned nothing and am just as lost as I was at 23, 24, and 25. I will be 28 for the record. So, I downloaded Deepak Chopra’s Seven Spiritual Laws of Success. The description of the books reads:

The Seven Spiritual Laws are powerful principles you can use to fulfill your deepest desires with effortless joy. If you put them into practice, you’ll realize that you can manifest whatever you’ve been dreaming about.

Sounds like my path to happiness is easily attainable right? Well, the Ipad makes it too convenient to just download the sample so I will get thru that first before I make any big decisions to actually buy the book.

Maybe what I really need is my own 3 legged dog. That sounds like spiritual freedom to me:)