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Archive for January, 2014


   Jan 31

Driving

I had a flashback to the months-long Hooterville bridge repair while driving home from the jobette one day this week. Traffic ground to a halt just before the steep curve leading to the resort which reopened with considerable fanfare last fall. This is one of my favorite parts of the drive, going around the intense […]

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   Jan 28

Stella*!

Stella enjoys the view My valiant sister picked up an unwelcome hitchhiker on her last night shift in the ER: the Bug From Hell. The same one that rendered me snotty and sweaty and generally miserable for nearly two weeks. Being considerably smarter than her aged sibling, however, she got a prescription for Tamiflu called […]

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   Jan 24

Welcome

This week was a pretty busy one: usual jobette from Monday through Wednesday with the enhancement of 6 am calls on Tuesday and Wednesday; fourth quarter calls starting at 7 am on Thursday and Friday; and the unpleasant surprise of having to work on Saturday. I don’t usually mind filling in once in a while, […]

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   Jan 22

Escaping

Care to join us? While people back East are getting covered in snow and dreading the return of the Polar Vortex’s evil twin (and if I wish I’d never heard of it, I can just imagine how they feel), we are having clear, starry nights flooded with moonshine, the temperature about one or two Celsius […]

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   Jan 19

Escapism

Who, Me? The other day, I was driving home from the jobette, thinking great thoughts, as I tend to do in the shower and in the car. Or what passes for great thoughts when you only have two brain cells, both underachievers, and the inside of your mind looks like Miss Havisham’s attic. Or this […]

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   Jan 16

Report Card

Newsflash! I’m still blowing my nose about 500 times a day at a conservative estimate. Maybe you should just assume that I’m a snot monster until you hear otherwise. ~Sniffle~ Ironically, I went to the clinic yesterday for a check-up having nothing to do with my actual illness. It was just a routine check up. […]

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   Jan 12

Slow Progress

Cuddling Cats Yesterday, I woke up to the delightful and unfamiliar sound of rain on my curved roof. I knew it wasn’t enough to banish the drought which was recently declared in our County, but I enjoyed the sound. We got half an inch, but now we’re back to sunny skies (or clear, or fair […]

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   Jan 08

Unimproved

I started the new year with a new Me! A sick Me! Not an improvement over the old Me. I get sick so rarely that when I do, I am sort of offended, disappointed that my vintage body is letting me down. I should probably get used to that instead of experiencing the usual dismay […]

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   Jan 06

Golden

For a change, I was in the Bay Area for a party instead of for work. My boss/partner’s wife, Jacci, celebrated her 50th birthday in style! I kind of wish I had made more of a fuss about hitting my own half century than I did. Jacci manages a lovely hotel, and held her celebration […]

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   Jan 03

New Year

Clyde helps me to unpack I’m back in Hooterville. I came home on New Year’s Eve, and for the first time I can remember in my many years of driving across the Golden Gate Bridge, traffic was completely backed up on the northbound (leaving San Francisco) side. Later, I saw three CHP cars, but no […]

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