Suzy Says

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Archive for January, 2016


   Jan 31

The Rush

It’s 6:15 am. Do you know where your Suzy is? She’s blasting down the highway in her Ramones-powered car, cursing the darkness and the blare of oncoming headlights equally. And hoping that the day’s marathon won’t be as bad or as long as the rest of the week’s. I’m a slow learner. At least I […]

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   Jan 27

Adventures In Cooking

OK…Take Three! It took me more than an hour and no less than three attempts to make mashed potatoes, a first (and hopefully, a last) for me. I dared to schedule a slow cooker dinner on a wild and stormy day, and amazingly was able to merrily use electricity all day to make the following […]

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   Jan 23

Coincidentally

I couldn’t wait for Megan to open her Christmas stocking. I was sure I had included the perfect present*: a gift certificate for getting her hair highlighted with the ever-wonderful Angelika. Her reaction, however, was not what I expected: she burst into peals of helpless laughter. Me: ??? Megan: (Gasping) Open your stocking. Inside my […]

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   Jan 20

The Office

Hello from Absurd World, where the Wi-Fi at work hasn’t worked for over a month (wish I could say the same), despite the original estimate from the IT folks of two days. They finally got it sort of working this week, but its tenuous grasp fails a few feet from my office (and the CEO’s). […]

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   Jan 16

Ode to an Engine Light

I just wouldn’t be Me if there wasn’t something wrong with my car. I was driving to work one morning, listening to Bobbie Gentry* and being blinded by oncoming traffic as usual when I noticed the bright orange engine light blink to life on the console. This did not console me. I still think that […]

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   Jan 12

Possibilities

We are solidly in the part of the year where no cold water is required in the unheated shower. Just turn the hot water as far as it goes and hope for the best! Sometimes the floor is so cold that it feels wet to my bare feet, though it’s perfectly dry. Well, more or […]

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   Jan 09

These Magic Moments

Good morning! It’s a rainy one, and I’m trying to ignore the wind chimes. Yellow Dog just walked by, on his endless quest for his old friend and playmate, Schatzi. I know how he feels. Part of me is still convinced I might, just might, find my Roscoe waiting for me when I get home […]

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   Jan 03

Powerless

Look Out! I woke up this morning to the wind chimes singing a warning, that cheery harbinger of uncheery power outages to come. I put on the heat while I could and went back to bed, watching the wind toss the trees and rain around through the skylight and waiting for the inevitable. Although the […]

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   Jan 01

Shiny New Year

Goodbye, 2015 The last day of the old year and the first day of the new one both dawned bright and beautiful. I ended the year on an industrious note. First I applied expensive toxins to my remaining cats, earning the patented Glare of Death from Audrey and making Clyde cringe under the stairs, which […]

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