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should I feel guilty for being amused by flooding?

Thursday, April 18, 2013      4 comments

Ok, I know water rolling places where it should not go is a big deal. Hurricanes ripping stuff up, big storms causing rivers to meander, all bad news. I have a friend whose parents lost their home (her childhood home) to offshoots of the Mississ... Read more

Didn't quite make that flight

Saturday, April 13, 2013      12 comments

Kind of tough to catch a plane when it's due to take off at 6:45 AM and you wake up to hotel room clock telling you it's 6:40 AM. First time missing a flight, ever, as far as I can recall, and I don't qualify (yet) as a frequent flyer, so I turn... Read more

drowning sorrows in grease

Tuesday, April 09, 2013      6 comments

Beats alcohol as a solvent for the sorrows, anyway. Went to a Michigan bar called Duffy's down in Chicago to watch the national championship game with fellow Wolverines fans, and had most of a good time. It was a good game, and the boys in Maize... Read more

my shirt looks like it's botoxed

Monday, April 08, 2013      7 comments

It's not so much that I can't iron things. It's just that I lack the magic touch to make them remained ironic the next morning. Or to keep them from looking like they've been run over by a thresher by the middle of the afternoon. Right now, that... Read more

Scalar possession

Tuesday, April 02, 2013      10 comments

Game of thrones in spanish is kinda weird. Probably because I've never seen an episode of the show before. Or perhaps it's because I don't know any Spanish. Great extended weekend with 'extended family', aka brother's in-laws. Between my ne... Read more

191 steps to date

Thursday, March 28, 2013      5 comments

Iíve mentioned before the 4 flights of steps I climb to my 5th floor destination each work morning. 19 steps per floor, 76 steps up. Turns out I can get up to the 4th floor without breathing any heavier, but the 5th floor takes a couple of huffs... Read more

Thoughts, Part 2

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      5 comments

1: Realized that I took the elevator this morning, first time I hadnít climbed the stairs up to the 5th floor. I owe myself 76 steps somewhere. 2: This editionís title refers to the Spockís Beard song of that name, which occurred to me t... Read more

Thought an hour style part 1

Tuesday, March 26, 2013      3 comments

9: late start today, nasty headache on waking. Not sure why. Thought Iíd sleep another hour, slept right through that second alarm for an extra hour on top. Got to work at 9, rather than the 7 Iíve been doing. Had to park in the other parking lo... Read more

The fan was excrementally assaulted

Monday, March 25, 2013      3 comments

Not in my world, mind you, it's just a phrase I used in responding to another sparker's blog, and I thought it was a cool euphemism (figure it out) so I thought I'd share. Had a good day today, despite not still having access to everything... Read more

You ever shoot a Russian unicorn?

Thursday, March 21, 2013      8 comments

A Hot Pockets for 20 cents is a steal any day of the week. Not that Iíve had a Hot Pockets in a long time, maybe since I saw comedian Jim Gaffigan riffing on those things as pop tarts stuffed with nasty meat. http://www.youtube.com/... Read more

I know youíre sad because itís winter, but I can promise you a spring

Wednesday, March 20, 2013      6 comments

http://www.youtube.com/w
atch?v=W7GQ0As4SZo Green Carnationís ďLullaby in WinterĒ providing the title of this missive, in honor of the first day of spring. Apparently, Mother Nature didnít get the memo, and the high temp ... Read more

Instant Karma's gonna get you

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      3 comments

Saw an example of this at the airport Sunday afternoon, a guy in a line for higher status frequent fliers bullying his way past a guy who was first in line before an available Delta counter person, only for a tech to step in and shut down that p... Read more

Dinomite!

Monday, March 18, 2013      4 comments

Probably not the greatest thing that one of the first things I did after getting to the hotel today was going back out for a snackage run. Sure, the items procured will be consumed over a space of 4 days, or even taken into work and shared out, ... Read more

Kind of liberating, if you ask me

Sunday, March 17, 2013      5 comments

This whole having missed a day artificially, and having actually missed a day blogging, it's nice, now I won't bother worrying about whether I have anything to say, or report, and just check in if I feel like it. I feel like it now, obviously, e... Read more

JINX!

Friday, March 15, 2013      5 comments

So i posted that pic of me with the giant cardboard check to facebook, and got a nice response to it, at least in part because I also finally mentioned the new job on that forum. Even though I'd been telling you guys about it since it happened, ... Read more


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