Monday, March 10, 2008

Home, at last

I am back at the ayatollah compound after an Italian adventure that included two flight cancellations and an unplanned journey to Oklahoma City, hastily arranged to avoid spending a night at Washington Dulles airport. My entourage and I arrived back in our Dallas-area abode in a borrowed car late Saturday. And what indignity then awaited me? I found that I was to be cruelly stripped of an hour of sleep that night by Daylight Saving Time. If ever there was any doubt that this nation is controlled by corrupt corporate interests, proof can surely be found in the timing of this time change. It strikes right at the heart of the holy pug trinity of sleeping, eating and chewing. What should have been a glorious hour of sleep is now gone forever, as is a cherished hour of weekend cuddling time.

When I am caliph of Pugistan, God willing, we will spring forward at 4 o'clock on a Monday afternoon.


Nevis said...


Anonymous said...

Is that where my cuddling time went my husband??

You best be making it up to us harem wives with odles of Italian gifties!

signed with tears a very upset Aine.

Sarah O. said...

Good to have you back, Mugsy & Wendell! Ria especially missed you and celebrates your return with the toast of a Greenie.

We assume you came home to an appropriate welcome.

Anonymous said...

Ayatollah, you have quite thought provoking insights. As usual you provide me with much needed thinking didnt realize DST is another form of corporate capitalism. Glad to see you made it home safely. BTW do you travel business class ?

Z - the human

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Nevis, you are learning well.

Aine, has your mother considered slipping some kind of mood-regulating medication into your Milkbones?

Thank you, Sarah O. and Ria. We returned to find the appropriate stack of unpaid bills and junk mail.

As a wise steward of the ministry's coffers, I always travel economy class, Z. Thankfully, United has significantly more legroom than other trans-Atlantic carriers I've been on. This made a big difference for Wendell and his freakishly long limbs.

Lucy said...

I have had one good night's sleep in the last four days, need some nap time myself.

Nan and B.A.G.S. the pug said...

Aine, has your mother considered slipping some kind of mood-regulating medication into your Milkbones?

*gasp* I think YOUR Parents need to give you "must pay attention to the Harem woman medication" into your MILKBONES!!!

I am talking to the eunich's and the harem wives about this slander. We may have to revolt My HUSBAND.

However... all will be well if we get pressies. :)


TransplantedOkie said...

That flight back is a monster...can't wait to see your vacation pics!

Sarah S. said...

Welcome back, Holy One and Young Wendell!

I'm glad your vacation was grand. Surely, you have many important duties on which to catch up but I have a small request. Tomorrow is my birthday - may I have your blessing on this day?

PS A lady never reveals her age but in canine years I'm pretty sure I'm six.

Anonymous said...

Or does that make me 301?

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

How could one so blessed as to be allowed entry to my humble harem be dissatisfied, Aine? And who, pray tell, are these eunuchs?

I'll update my travel blog as soon as I get a chance, TransplantedOkie.

Sarah S., please look at this link:

JMG said...

I lost an hour of Spring Break to that terrible daylight saving time change. Terribly cruel and demoralizing.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

I feel your pain, JMG.