Monthly Archives: October 2006

Hotel Hell

The vending machine at Hotel Hell, consisting mostly of Kools and Newports Honestly, can’t I leave y’all alone for a few days without all hell breaking loose? I notice none of you cleaned up or did your homework*, either. Next time, you’re getting a babysitter. I don’t care how...

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Who Are You?

But enough about me. Let’s talk about you! While I’m away, why don’t you play? I’m curious about you readers. When I check out the locations of readers on sitemeter, I can identify friends and family, but some locations mystify me completely. Sutton Coldfield is where my late aunt...

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Mo’ Motown

The Spirit of Detroit statue gets its very own Tigers shirt! On my way tomorrow to the home of the Tigers and the fabulous Kathleen! Wednesday: Spend all day getting there, getting lost, finding hotel. Thursday: Meetings all day. Can I pay attention and be nice for 10 hours...

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Cops & Slobbers

Of my many bad habits (shopping when I can’t afford it; pathological laziness; trashy magazine addiction), the one that’s probably the easiest to change and should be, really soon, is my insane dogwalking attire, undoubtedly the snickering of the neighborhood. If I were a celebrity, that’s what I’d be...

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The Wire

That’s me, all wired up like a suicide bomber, but a lot more nervous, since I’m not expecting Paradise and/or unlimited virgins at my disposal when I’m finished with this exercise (at noon tomorrow, aka not soon enough). Yesterday, I went to the doctor for a check-up. I’d spent...

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(Too) Close Encounters

I think I interrupted a close encounter of the commercial kind last night. Sometimes when I take the Lovely Rita out for a quick pee, we go to the alley behind the building between us and the halfway house. Last night, we strolled there, and I heard an apparently...

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Travels with Dad: August, 1991 (Part 4)

Wednesday, August 21, 1991 Sunny & warm. Heard on the BBC World Service that the conspirators to overthrow Gorbachev were fleeing Russia, so the coup must be almost over. Still no news about Gorbachev; Yeltsin has asked Margaret Thatcher to go to the Crimea to see how he is...

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Lady In Waiting

Rita wonders if I’ll ever come home. Now that I’m back: The Good: Rita!!! She was so happy to see me! No-one makes you feel more welcome and wonderful than your dog jumping around you for joy and kissing you wherever she can. Charlie and his friends spoiled her....

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