Ok. I don't normally get all serious on you because life is too short to be serious. At least when you're a pug. But I know there are humans out there too and sometimes human-stuff = serious. So if you're a pug, go take a nap or something and come back tomorrow. If you're a human, keep reading.
So, I saw a bunch of comments on Dutch's bacon post and want to fill everyone in on some stuff. I can't tell you everything there is to know right now because 1) my human might kill me and 2) she has eight million things to do before the trip to the other coast and if I don't give her back the thumbs ASAP, nobody will get on a plane tomorrow.
I know some people aren't 1000% happy about how the Other 999 project is going. Maybe a lot of people even, not sure. Things have been taking too long. Stuff that should have happened hasn't happened yet. All that stuff is totally true. And it all completely sucks. And I guess maybe it doesn't matter to anyone why. But I'm going to tell you anyway.
If you don't feel like reading all my whys, that's cool. Just know that my human is doing everything superhumanly possible to make sure this project turns out awesome where in matters most: in the end. 1000% of her energy has gone into the ONE thing that matters more than everything else: making sure every single pug's 15 minutes with Nikon is as awesome as possible.
So even though the project might not seem all that awesome right now, I swear it is. Will be? Whatever. You just have to trust me. I've seen the freaking pictures. You'll see them soon too.
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My human's in the middle of writing some ginormous project update called the good, the bad & the ugly - so keep eyes open for that. Until then, here are my whys.
WHY #1: my human is human
I'm pretty sure all you other humans know what that means. But just in case you're some kind of super-human freak who's never made a mistake in your whole entire life, being human means not getting everything right. No matter how hard you try or how much you really really really want to.
WHY #2: my human really sucks at math
Y'know, stuff like how many hours there are in a day. Or how many hours it really takes to do all the things a human has to do to visit 14 cities, scout 78 locations, shoot a whole bunch of freaking pugs, look at 102,698 pictures and keep +1000 humans happy. Yeah. My human pretty much got all that math *totally* wrong.
WHY #3: my human is only one human
One human can only do as much as one human can do. No matter how much more she *needs* or *wants* to do.
WHY #4: my human isn't superhuman
When a non-super human tries to be super and goes all day without drinking or peeing because they are too busy shooting pugs, things can go wrong. Important things like kidneys. My human's kidneys went wrong back in Milwaukee and even though she rested and did everything the doctor said, she's still way slower than usual (and supertubey too!).
WHY #5: my human is kinda broken
I might get killed for telling the whole entire internet this, but my human isn't like other humans. I know I kinda make fun of her brain for being gimpy, but I guess broken brains aren't really funny. Especially if you have one in your head.
My human doesn't like to talk about how broken she is, so I didn't really understand her brain's gimpiness until I asked Google about it. Seriously, check this out:
Executive Function is an ability that is most closely associated with the frontal lobes of the brain. The frontal areas of the brain-just behind the forehead area of the skull--are particularly vulnerable when there is trauma to the head. This explains why Executive Function problems are so common in head injury.
Executive Function includes a number of separate skills such as:
- Self-Evaluation. The ability to take stock of ones strengths, weaknesses, resources, and opportunities.
- Planning. The ability to set a realistic goal and to create all the necessary steps for attaining it.
- Initiation. The ability to get started.
- Time-Awareness. The ability to note the passing of time, to stay on schedule, to keep appointments and to meet deadlines.
- Self-Correction. The ability to evaluate ones performance and to make needed corrections in the midst of a task or project.
- Problem Solving. The ability to recognize when the actions you are taking are ineffective, to stop, re-evaluate, and to formulate or re-formulate a plan.
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Uhm, yeah. I don't think humans with gimpy brains should do great big giant projects. At least not without a TON of help from other humans. But it's kinda too late for that. So please hang in there and try not to hate my human too much for trying.