I know I already mentioned him in this post, but I found this picture and had to post as part of Today in Jo History. This was taken on April 1, 2011 — which, like today, was the anniversary of the day we brought Xander home.
So, I don’t know if you know this — even though I totally mentioned it in my homage to Xander Wilson back in August — today marks the fifteenth anniversary of my favorite holiday, which I have decided should be called The Day My Parents Brought Home a Little Brother for Dusty Day.
Definitely the best investment my family ever made. (May Dusty and Xander both rest in peace.)
In other, completely-unrelated-to-April-Fool’s-Day news, deviantART (where I post most of my artwork) has this crazy awesome new feature called thoughtART. You can MAKE ART WITH YOUR MIND! I totally used it and thought a painting into existence. My subconscious mind named it Squeals of Kittens, and it’s definitely the best painting I’ve ever painted with my brain.
Then, I decided to check in at DramaFever (where I watch all of my K-Dramas) and would you believe they’ve got a new feature too? They are replacing all subtitles with emoji — you know, smilies and emotive icons and what not.
Well, I couldn’t understand all of that gibberish emoji stuff (it’s not really my thing), so I went to ThinkGeek to shop for some fangirl paraphernalia. I they now have Rosetta Stone: Learn to Speak Klingon — which is GREAT news because now when I watch episodes of Star Trek and TNG, I won’t have to read the subtitles when they’re speaking in Klingon! Isn’t that awesome?!
I thought so. xD
When I was six years old, my parents got me a puppy. Despite the many years since that day, I remember it well. My parents shuffling me outside at my grandparents house because they had something they wanted to show me. What I found was a cute little Yorkshire Terrier with floppy ears. We named him Dusty — formally Dustin Alexander Wilson — and he became my best friend in the whole world. My mom later told me that she had always been a little jealous of the bond that Dusty and I had, and when I was fourteen we welcomed another cutie to our family.After being part of our family for thirteen years, we said goodbye to Xander today. I guess I have decided the best way to deal with my loss is to write about it.