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out, darned snot

Sunday, January 31, 2016      4 comments

Ok, so that title isn't exactly Shakespeare. I could have got a little closer if it wasn't for the swear filter. But there you have it. As has been the case for the last few days, I'm 90% over that cold, but that last little bit of phlegm stuck ... Read more

Loudest cough in the ER, though I'm not the patient

Thursday, January 28, 2016      2 comments

In the waiting room, anyway. 5 hours ago. Last time I came to the hospital, with my mom a couple of weeks ago, I suspect I got this lovely cold as a parting gift. So did my dad. Mine mostly went away, though I am still hacking. Dad's got w... Read more

asked...and denied

Tuesday, January 26, 2016      4 comments

No, not what you might be thinking based on a title like that, there were no romantic feelings bruised in this quarter. Rather, I was given an opportunity to take a short contract, and I was the one doing the denying, because it involves a part ... Read more

Death sucks

Saturday, January 23, 2016      6 comments

Cancer, too. Been a weird week, since Monday night, I heard about two people I know falling victim to one or the other. The death was a thoroughly unexpected one, I mean the guy was 34, prime of his life and all that, just recently engaged, etc... Read more

Went to the auto show Sunday

Sunday, January 17, 2016      1 comments

The North American International Auto Show, that is. Also known as the Detroit Auto Show, the biggest in the country, as far as I know. I went last year as well and this time it wasn't quite as good. Maybe that's because there were fewer concept... Read more

You're just going to have to excuse that whole pizza I ate last night and today

Friday, January 15, 2016      4 comments

'parent in hospital' type of excuse, the hospital being the stressful locale from yesterday's entry. No big deal, getting released today (probably?), but everything's worse when you get up at 4 am to trail an ambulance to the ER (to be fair, I w... Read more

ran across some deer on the road at 4:30 AM

Thursday, January 14, 2016      4 comments

Across, mind you, not over. I did see those animals coming onto the road ahead of me, and was able to stop with plenty of room to spare. Nice of them to cross at a well lit area, really. And 6 of them did just that, with another following a few ... Read more

More ugly weather

Tuesday, January 12, 2016      3 comments

Days like these, I'm temporarily ok that there's nowhere I have to be in the morning. 4 inches of snow overnight, and people have apparently forgotten how to drive in the stuff. If we were in Huntsville, Alabama, to pick a random southern town, ... Read more

championship monday

Monday, January 11, 2016      1 comments

half watching the college football playoff championship game between Alabama and Clemson (took me a little bit to realize that I was actually rooting for Clemson, rather than watching neutrally), half watching the Red Wings playing against the L... Read more

you just know the powerball jackpot is going to be split when it's won

Sunday, January 10, 2016      5 comments

1.3 billion jackpot, likely to grow further as everybody piles in, even normally anti-gambling folks, who might scrape their couch cushions to rationalize spending the 2 dollar chance at a chance of a lifetime. With the prize pot outstripping th... Read more

forgot library books, so i went to the gym instead

Friday, January 08, 2016      2 comments

As per yesterday's entry, a morning dentist appoint just a quarter mile down the street from the library made me intend to go to that latter after seeing the former. The former happened, and without X Rays, since apparently that did happen durin... Read more

well, that wasn't much of a streak

Thursday, January 07, 2016      4 comments

I did make it to the gym on Wednesday, albeit at 8 PM rather than earlier, as I'd intended. Today, the plan was to wander over there late afternoon, to play pickleball. But I fell asleep instead. Not the usual light nap that I get when I doze of... Read more

Great weight loss story

Wednesday, January 06, 2016      4 comments
ounds-b4fca27ffcc5#.nerb2q2xi The link above goes to a tale from a espn football writer recounting how he lost a bunch of weight last y... Read more

Wait...where did Monday go?

Tuesday, January 05, 2016      4 comments

So I was going to attempt scribbling something on a daily basis, but Monday did a Monday thing and slip slided away before I managed to scribble anything, so that effort didn't last long. Well, at least there's no pressure now, right? Appar... Read more

the mind, it is blank

Sunday, January 03, 2016      3 comments

no idea what I want to scribble about, so I'm just going with whatever pops into my head. Spent a few hours watching a football doubleheader, with Spurs drawing Everton in an exciting 1-1 tie, and then, improbably, the Lions and the Bears matchi... Read more

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