Christina M. Currie's Touch of Spice column appears Fridays in the Craig Daily Press. E-mail her at <a href="mailto:director@craig-chamber.com"> director@craig-chamber.com</a>

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Christina M. Currie's Touch of Spice column appears Fridays in the Craig Daily Press. E-mail her at <a href="mailto:director@craig-chamber.com"> director@craig-chamber.com</a>

Christina M. Currie: I think it's called displacement

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Christina M. Currie

Christina M. Currie's Touch of Spice column appears Fridays in the Craig Daily Press. E-mail her at director@craig-chamber.com

— Puppy preschool ended with our little one lying comfortably under my chair, not barking at other dogs or pulling to get free.

I took that as a solid sign of progress, but he just might have been weighed down by all the treats we'd used to reward him for the things he did, not just well, but purposefully.

It also ended with my girls, soon-to-be-7-year-old Nikki and 8-year-old Katie, running back and forth down the hall, yelling like idiots. They did not progress nearly as quickly as our puppy did. Then again, that might have been because they didn't get dinner before class and had a bunch of sugar during.

Hmmmm. Same stimuli, different reactions.

We left with a certificate of graduation, naming not only the dog, but us. I noticed it indicated that we'd completed the training, not whether we passed.

I suppose you don't want to break fragile spirits at the preschool age.

We do our best to continue training at home.

On an evening walk with Nikki and the puppy, we had issues. I just couldn't stay in control. I was too far ahead. I was too far behind. There were instances that can only be categorized as trespassing.

I just couldn't take it anymore. I put Nikki on the leash.

Really, we should live in a place where we can have our evening walks far, far from the public eye. It just gets embarrassing.

So, we're walking down the street, the puppy roaming free (but staying relatively close) and my daughter skipping away on the leash.

Every now and then, she'd stoop down and try to follow on all fours. She'd get up and pant occasionally, she'd take the leash in her mouth and try to lead me. She even threw in a few whines for good measure. She did everything a good puppy isn't supposed to.

And she loved every minute of it.

She even went so far as to lean over and pull up a piece of grass with her teeth so that I had to belt out "drop it!"

Please God, let no one be watching this.

When I decided that enough was enough and unhooked the leash, Nikki decided she was tired and I walked the rest of the way home with her on my back.

Should have kept the leash on.

We had no concerns the puppy would take off. He knows whose hand feeds him (despite the fact that he is supposed to belong to the girls, that hand is most often mine).

Nikki is more concerned when he's on the leash than when he's not.

"Don't drop the leash, mom, because Pan might run off, and then we lost the money for the leash."

Not to mention the dog?

Yes, that was strange.

But seriously, after you've gone a few blocks with your barking daughter on a leash, what isn't?

Comments

misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Barking daughter on a leash ... perhaps someone should call CPS.

At least there weren't any words "spelt" wrong this week.

P.S. Keep that "dog" from chasing deer.

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redneckgirl 6 years, 4 months ago

I look forward to your comments every time she puts her stories in the paper. Your comments are so entertaining to me, you totally crack me up! ....Thank You misterkindbuds!!

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AltitudeAdjustment 6 years, 4 months ago

Hey Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert I wonder which of you two is the fat one!?

I think she does a fine job on her human interest pieces. Of course I am sure the two of you could do a better job working up a story each week, but you would likely then get picked up by the NY Times or Denver Post and win a Newberry Award or the Pulitzer. This would likely result in fame and fortune and you would probably let the money and notoriety go to your head and ruin who you are. You would then alienate your friends, find new spouses half your age, be invited to the best parties, run with highfalutin crowds, - start binge drinking and popping pills. Then one day twenty years from now in a rented room on the outskirts of San Francisco you will find yourself on the wrong end of a 45 and you will look back at how good you had it when you were just a poor shmuck from Craig Colorado. Just before you cap yourself you will rue the day you ever posted your first article, curse the CDP forum and pass away into obscurity .

So the way I see it you have one of three choices. First, don't try writing anything (including the CDP forum) and just stick with your current job flipping burgers. Second, start writing (because you really are that good) and end up as I predicted in my narrative above. Third and lastly (and this is my favorite), just skip all the writing and notoriety stuff and go right to the rented room and 45.

Soooooo, what ever you decide to do, I wish you the best of luck. I am sure we will all be better off whatever choice you make

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redneckgirl 6 years, 4 months ago

Blah Blah Blah...I will write in the forum if i want to...i don't need your blessing, i don't flip burgers and i'm not the fat one. Half of those things you mentioned, i've already done. You must be the designated CDP cop...go find yourself a doughnut. You are not my dad so don't give me your choices...and don't tell me what to do unless you want to back that up with your presence at my door at the end of my 45.

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AltitudeAdjustment 6 years, 4 months ago

Just kid'n ya RNG. I apreciate your comments on the forum as much as anybody.

AA

p.s. only if it's jelly filled.

p.p.s. is your Colt 45 the Malt Liqour?

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redneckgirl 6 years, 4 months ago

aahh...sorry for being a snot...and yes it's a real 45 but i don't know what kind, i think my dad left it here and i think it's broke, it would probably blow up on me and I like my 38 special better anyhow! ....and i could find a jelly filled one for you!

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misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Awww. Altitude Adjustment ... if you only knew.

I certainly don't live in Craig and yes, I am an excellent writer. Actually, made quite a bit of money at it, only have flipped burgers in my kitchen and suicide has never crossed my mind. That's more a Western Slope chic thang for white trash rednecks and Wrangler wearers.

So ... I will continue to post here. I will continue to voice my opinion as to the childlike-nature of these goofy columns and the lack of thought (well, not for most Craigites) that goes into them.

I can't wait to hear what happens next week as those tots trollop through the trailer court.

Peace out folks ... and remember to smoke your kind buds!

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grannyrett 6 years, 4 months ago

AA-I think MKB just slammed us true Coloradoans. He must be from the East side of the state-You know-the side we want to give back to Kansas. Maybe he doesn't know what a great, friendly bunch of people we are. MKB-Just keep on smoking your kind buds. We got your number now. What a snob you are.

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AltitudeAdjustment 6 years, 4 months ago

MKB,

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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redneckgirl 6 years, 4 months ago

yeah what's up with the redneck suicide comment??

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50cal 6 years, 4 months ago

mrkindbuds huh? usually I leave you alone but you really want to throw all of craig under that gonga bus your driving? while I think the writing about two little girls and their dog is a waste of ink and paper, I don't think pissing off the whole group will be to your benifit.

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misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Ooooohhhh ... the Craigites are up in arms!!! First off, it's a ganga bus, not a gonga bus. And it's benefit, not benifit.

I'm not a snob ... although being critical of people in this day and age for their ignorance must label you one (if you believe John McCain).

Now onto facts:

Check the suicide statistics, folks. The Western Slope makes up a higher percentage than anywhere else in the state. Is this making any sense? Is it coherent?

Having lived in Craig, I know as a fact, there are a lot of conservative, white trash rednecks who reside there. Apparently, a few of those intolerant "snob labelers" even post on this forum - albiet poorly and often including spelling errors that Katie herself could probably figure out.

I know there are a number of wonderful people in Craig as well.

As far as giving the Front Range back to Kansas ... I didn't know that was an option. After living in Craig, it's very similar to the towns in Western Kansas - albiet more isolated and slightly more transient.

I had read once that Craig may declare it's own independence from the U.S.A., so maybe there is some cred to what Granny Rhett (er, Mathers) said about giving away part of the state.

If so, Garth Brooks' "Friends in Low Places" will play over and over as the new Craig national anthem. Of course, we'll have to have something playing on the big screen on the east side of town (unless you want to give that part of Craig to Kansas, too?) So I suggest, reruns of the "Dukes of Hazzard," or non-stop videos of Toby Keith and Ted Nugent supporting W. for a third term.

God Bless America ... and please God, try to help Craig.

Peace, love, dope.

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redneckgirl 6 years, 4 months ago

mister, you write much better after a few joints-you make no sense at all. If you dislike Craig and the people in it so much then why do you even care to write comments in it's newspaper?

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AltitudeAdjustment 6 years, 4 months ago

MKB, I will repeat my previous post --

What you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul

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grannyrett 6 years, 4 months ago

MKB---ganga, gonga,benefit,benifit-We don't care, because we love each other. It's kind of like family. We pick on each other, but you can't. You aren't part of the family. We don't like your smarmy attitude. If you once lived in Craig, it's a better town since you left. So, go to your keyboard and make your millions with your stories. They won't be as cute as Chris's. They won't be anything that we can identify with. Blog on the Denver papers-where they might like your line of bs.

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granny 6 years, 4 months ago

I think mkb your dope has fried your brain! go back to your dope and leave these good people alone.

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50cal 6 years, 4 months ago

I think what happened is Christina probably gave him the cold shoulder while he lived here and he's holding a grudge. Can't get laid? take it out on Christina? I knew here in highschool to bad your to wasted to understand that poor little craig doesn't mind a little home town humor. you can't relate? thank god that must mean you have no kids to poison with your dope.

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50cal 6 years, 4 months ago

thanks Pat that pretty much sums it up I think. Except for the fact that he is still sitting and living in his mommy's basement in his underwear and looking at child porn because no one else will love him.

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misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Ha ha ha ... boy you guys are great.

I love the Mathers clan banding together as if they own the town. Too funny. Let me address some things:

Patrick - typing and spelling "are" not the most important things in life - in your opinion. Education is a very important "tool" as well, and I suggest you visit CNCC to fill up your belt.

Please in your next thread, explain how I am a facist, what a facist is and how that would have any affect on you.

As far as your other assumptions, you are way off base as I have done plenty of manual labor. However, I do realize that it's harder to be smart than it is to push a pile of dirt with an end loader.

And as far as drug tests are concerned, you do realize a cottage industry has been created to beat tests - (It's used by most of the smart employees who don't feel it's the employee's right to judge what they do on their own time). Synthetic urine - please educate yourself.

50Cal - I really don't think you should use "laid" and "Christina" in the same sentence.

You know how she got her husband ... from her "best" friend.

I love Craig. I AM a Craigite.

I mean, I IS a Craigite.

Peace, folks!

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Cole White 6 years, 4 months ago

Mis, Terkin D' Buds

Is that a French-arabic name? That would make you a terrorist who is committed to a cause just so long as they didn't have to blow themself up. I don't know who knows!? I do know that I found a definition for it on Wiktionary web page, you can follow the link to it below.

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dumbass

Problem is, is that it's only a partial definition. I put the adjective "super" in front of it and it didn't come up with anything when I did the search. I guess this will have to suffice for now.

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misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Ahhh ... we resort to name calling when we can't compete intellectually. That's why I live in Craig.

Yes, I am a terrorist. An online terrorist who seeks to rid the world (Craig) of ignorance!

"Boy, oh boy, this is gonna be great!" - Flounder, 1974

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50cal 6 years, 4 months ago

MKB that is very true I shouldn't put those two in the same sentence. While I can't stand her columns or the little twenty year olds either there is a simple solution. Don't read them. if the paper wants to print them thats fine but its your choice whether you read them or not. You could do what the rest of us do and when you see the picture turn the page.

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lonelyone 6 years, 4 months ago

boy there is some aweful hate going on in these posts. Take a deep breath............now let it out...........!!

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grannyrett 6 years, 4 months ago

MKB: 10 August 11:08 am-"Having lived in Craig..." 11 August 12:09 pm-"That's why I live in Craig." You sir, do not even know where you live. Give it a rest if all you are going to do is put everyone down. We post here to have fun. You post here to be nasty.

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misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Thanks everyone for your input.

You're right. My life has been wasted by the evil weed. I don't know where I am or what's going on most of the time.

I tried to vote, but I was too stoned and ended up in Maybell looking for friends.

I didn't find any. Just like my new neighbors in Craig. I love it here and will never leave. I may change my name to Mathers Mathers ... or you can just call me M&M.

I am your newest, bestest neighbor, and I'm here to stay!!! I will root out all of the ignorance in Craig, change the public perception of us Craigites, and encourage others to come see our ... um, ... ah .... oh let's see, oh - wait. Um, I'd say Steamboat, but we don't like them (I'd like to give them to Kansas). They can come see ... um ... a power plant and a coal mine!

Sweet!

How do I run for Chamber Director?

P.S. After receiving advice from Mr. Germond, I went to the doctor and they put me on Zoloft and Xanax. I told the doctor what Mr. Germond said, and he just laughed and laughed and laughed.

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Cole White 6 years, 4 months ago

Buds,

When I grow up I want to be just like you. All I need to do is get the frontal lobotomy and buy a pink tutu and I will be half way there. Yeahhhhh

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lonelyone 6 years, 4 months ago

pink tutu...........way cool I've always wanted one of those!

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misterkindbuds 6 years, 4 months ago

Haha :) ... it's almost Friday and I can hardly wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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grannyrett 6 years, 4 months ago

mkb-I'm giving you fair warning. I'm going to totally ignore you from now on. You just want to argue with us and have nothing constructive to say. I'm not going to do it any more. Anybody with me?

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lonelyone 6 years, 4 months ago

I'll go with you GrannyR, but can I still have the pink tutu??

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Cole White 6 years, 4 months ago

Face it Misterkindbuds,

The only one who hasn't realized you are an idiot is you (ok and maybe your mom too, but there is no accounting for a mother's love).

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lonelyone 6 years, 4 months ago

red, my mom thinks the same of me I'm sure. It has been a few years since she told me I DID NOT want to do something, but I bet she still thinks I know nothing!!! lol

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