Dino kept me awake last night with his stupid wheel.  I don’t blame him at all.  Tis only his nature.  I blame the wheel.  The silent spinner. Yeah.  Silent, my rear.

Okay.  So it’s not really the wheel that’s the problem either.  The wheel itself is pretty quiet.  Not silent but not bad.  The problem is that, when Dino gets running–and believe me, he runs–the wheel moves.  As in–the whole thing moves.  Regardless of where I put it, it moves, closer and closer to the side of the tank, until, at last, with every stinkin’ rotation of the wheel, I hear a thump, thump, thump, thump.  He takes a break, occasionally, to get a drink of water, or to hike up to the top level for a bite to eat…but then it’s back on the wheel and thump, thump, thump, thump.

Last night I was able to laugh about it.  A bit manically, I’ll admit, but still, I was laughing.  I finally fell asleep around 1:30.  This morning, however, when I woke up at 5:30, I was not laughing.

I have to figure something out… Perhaps, I’ll buy some of those chew treats and wedge them between the bottom and the wall of the tank so if Dino decides to chew on them, he’ll be okay.

I suppose it goes without saying that today will most certainly be a coffee day.  Not that everyday isn’t a coffee day… But today is especially so.  And coffee days make me think of Gilmore Girls.  It’s one of my favorite shows of all time–not even gonna lie.  Gilmore Girls makes me smile; I need to smile today.  And since I can’t sit at the circulation desk and watch Gilmore Girls, I’ll settle for a couple of coffee quotes instead, thanks to Cocoa Java.

Lorelai: Please, Luke. Please, please, please.
Luke: How many cups have you had this morning?
Lorelai: None.
Luke: Plus…
Lorelai: Five, but yours is better.
Luke: You have a problem.
Lorelai: Yes, I do.
Luke pours her coffee.
Luke: Junkie.
Lorelai: Angel. You’ve got wings, baby.
A man watches Lorelai drink her coffee, then walks over to her.
Joey: You make that look really good.
Lorelai: Oh it is really good. It’s the best coffee in town.
Joey: Oh yeah? I’ll have to get a cup.
Lorelai: Good plan.


Lorelai: I already had the longest day of my life and it’s only ten o’clock.
Luke: There’s no coffee.
Lorelai: That’s not funny.
Luke: I can give you herbal tea.
Lorelai: This is not an herbal tea morning. This is a coffee morning.
Luke: Every morning for you is a coffee morning.
Lorelai: This is a jumbo coffee morning. I need coffee in an I.V.
Luke: I can give you tea and a balance bar.
Lorelai: Please, please, please tell me you’re kidding.
Luke: I’m kidding.
Lorelai: You’re sick.
Luke: Yep.
Lorelai: You’re a fiend!
Luke: For here or to go.
Lorelai: To go please.
Luke: You want to know what this stuff does to your nervous system?
Lorelai: Do you have a chart? Because I love charts.