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Been Missing for a Minute
Tuesday, March 24, 2020      5 comments

I can't believe that it's been 42 days since my last blog. There's a heck of a lot of changes that have happened, both for me and the world. Got hella sick, got tested for Covid19 and the flu at the same time, that was a fun ER visit. Negat... Read more
Random news on a random Tuesday in February
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      7 comments

So, initial interview was on Monday, hoping to get a callback soon! Today was follow-up at the dentist; my mouth isn't a trash fire, but I'm going to need 2 crowns eventually. And I have to do something about the missing tooth, either a bridge o... Read more
Saturday, February 08, 2020      5 comments

A very long time ago in Havana, while trying to survive an epic hangover and allergies brought on by air quality (the "Cuba cold"), I had my first Cuban sandwich. It's a ham and swiss with spicy Cuban mustard and pickle slices, and it was so goo... Read more
Friday, February 07, 2020      3 comments

For the whole week, I have been laid up on the futon, fatigued to the point that sometimes I didn't even get up to walk BLD. Poor spud had to make other arrangements, and pooped on his pee pads. He's tidy like that, but it's unfair to the needle... Read more
Yogurt, green salad with ground pork, and small dog
Saturday, February 01, 2020      6 comments

I got lots of compliments today at work about my new hair, and a couple of co-workers commented that it looks like I am losing weight. I am thinking that it maybe shows a little in my face, but when you are over 270 pounds, it is going to take a... Read more
I networked my behind off!
Friday, January 31, 2020      6 comments

I talked to people from areas I wasn't even interested in, I SUPER talked to the ones who had openings that were desirable, I talked to anyone who stood in one place too long. I blizzarded my resume' all over the place. Online applications put i... Read more
Moving right along
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      6 comments

The broken tooth was not salvageable. It had split vertically, straight up the middle. So, one mildly unpleasant hour later, it was gone and I am free to heal. I'll go back in a couple of weeks to check healing and get the rest of my teeth exami... Read more
Chew carefully!
Friday, January 24, 2020      6 comments

I won't be able to get in to see the dentist until Monday. That's all there is to it. So it will be a weekend of soup and soft things. I have already gotten very tired of yogurt, so I decided to make some pintos and chochoyotes. I cooked th... Read more
Barky Little Dog goes on a panty raid
Thursday, January 23, 2020      5 comments

So it's midnight. The apartments are cozy and dozy; the night was too chilly for hanging out in the breezeways, everyone settled down hours ago. The usual chorus of buzzing and chirping from the bugs is absent, even the juicy beetles have clatte... Read more
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      3 comments

I have a really messed up relationship with anger. It's like I can't feel it at all, the vast majority of the time. Annoyed, worried, unwilling to be a doormat; sure, I do those things all the time. Only very rarely does a flicker of genuine ang... Read more
The blog I deleted
Wednesday, January 22, 2020      5 comments

I wrote a long blog post yesterday, just writing down how I felt about the various levels of fat I have been throughout my life. It was funny, sarcastic, a little bitter, hopeful. But I chickened out of posting it. I guess I am just not ready fo... Read more
The Barky Little Dog
Monday, January 20, 2020      8 comments

This doesn't have anything to do with getting healthy or losing weight. I just wanted to talk about my dog. I'll reference BLD frequently, that's my dachshund-mix buddy the Barky Little Dog. He is a sleek, pointy-nosed fellow with enormous ... Read more
What's in a name?
Saturday, January 18, 2020      5 comments

"Hygge" is a Danish word that means being comfortable, at ease, cozy. It's pronounced HOOGuh, and the oo is like in the English word "boogie." "Bygge" is also Danish, and means to build. It doesn't precisely rhyme with hygge, but they are ... Read more