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   Sep 24

Darkness

It seems strange that I had more to write about when spending more time at home in Hooterville than I do now I’m out in the world five or six days a week. It’s probably because I’m spending that time immured in work in my office, and who wants to read about that? Work has […]

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   Sep 15

I Should Have Known Better*

Meanwhile, back in Absurd World™… I foolishly checked the mail on Friday, even though I know no good ever comes of it**, and was greeted with a dental bill for more than $100. You may remember that I lost part of a filling recently, and had to visit the dentist to get a temporary fix […]

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   Jun 07

Bad Birthday

I was not too impressed with my birthday week this year. It kicked off with a pricy vet visit (is there any other kind?) and ended with a pricy tire change (is there any other kind?). I also worked on my birthday for the first time in decades, thus violating one of my few principles: […]

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   Mar 07

Darkness & Light

Well, we’re hovering on the brink of yet another time change. I have finally realized that the entire point of the exercise every single time – whether it’s forward or back – is to plunge us back into the hateful darkness in the morning. As soon as there is even a glimmer of early morning […]

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   Jan 08

Surreal World

Nothing like ending a week off with a shot of clinic followed by a work chaser. My annual check up was on Monday morning, and when I reported to the clinic with my extremely expensive health insurance card in hand, the receptionist ran the card, and told me there was a problem with my coverage. […]

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   Nov 11

On Hold

It’s heavenly now There’s not much news on the job front, and what there is, is not particularly encouraging. The legal wranglings continue at the jobette, with seemingly countless meetings and no decisions. I’ve said it before, and I hope I don’t say it again, but when there are lawyers in your life, things are […]

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   Oct 14

Limbo

It’s kind of hard to tell you guys what’s going on when I have no idea what’s going on, but here goes: The Cold: Definitely better, but my allergies seem to be picking up the cold’s slack, and I really regret not taking Sudafed before going to work. It’s going to be a long day. […]

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   Oct 11

Feverish

By the time I got home from the jobette on Tuesday, it was pretty obvious that I had a cold. Because, you know, why not? Maybe my immune system was weakened by stress, along with my ever tenuous mental health. Megan had left some Sudafed* on the table for me, and I thought I had […]

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   Oct 04

So…

There was a little earthquake this morning as I left for the jobette. Nothing major, just a little reminder that you never know what’s going to happen. The perfect capper for the week I had. I have basically lost my job. You know, the one that pays the bills, keeps my hippie hovel over my […]

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   Aug 20

Inevitable

Did you ever see that movie Final Destination? The flick that spawned a million sequels? In the first (and only one I’ve seen), a bunch of kids are boarding a plane for a school trip when one of them has a premonition that the plane is going to crash. He and some friends leave the […]

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   Jun 08

Birthday Eve

I was once again rewarded with a midnight power outage for staying up late on my birthday. Again, it was a Wednesday night, but fortunately, this one only lasted a few hours, rather than the fourteen hours the other one did. Exchanging texts with Megan in the dark and silent depths of the night, I […]

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   May 31

Wednesday’s Woes

You know those people who can’t wear watches because their magnetic fields or something mess them up? I think I’m that way with cars. The five year old car that I bought a mere five months ago is already having problems and costing me a fortune. It all started when I drove home one day […]

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   May 01

Affordable?

Go pour yourself a glass of something and sit down. This will take a while. Ready? So…last month, my buddies at Covered California called me on April 8 to tell me that the deadline to make my initial payment was April 10. I never did get the letter with the PIN I was supposed to […]

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   Apr 18

No Fun*

I stayed up late on Wednesday night and was rewarded by a midnight power outage. I was mystified by this, since it wasn’t rainy or windy, and annoyed by this, since I love the accoutrements and comforts of civilization. Fortunately, I still had a flashlight by my bed, and headed downstairs to call my buddies […]

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   Apr 04

Bureaucratic Hell(s)

I was supposed to have jury duty in the Big Town on the day of Deputy Del Fiorentino’s service. Little did I imagine when I got the summons the month before that it would be one of the saddest days in the County’s history. Needless to say, all trials were cancelled for that day, but […]

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   Mar 11

News Round Up

Or, sweepings from the corners of my life… The big moment! In just a couple of hours, my boss from the jobette (third from the left, or the rebel with the long hair, as my co-worker phrased it) will be meeting President Obama. Can you believe it? Instead of being at his desk in our […]

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   Feb 07

Miss Adventure

The former hostage, relaxing at home Being a dog parent, on the other hand… Megan and Rob took Star with them to the city. She does get a bit bored on the drive home – don’t forget, it’s about four hours each way – and expresses this by yawning loudly and shifting around in the […]

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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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   Dec 02

Suzylocks and the Three Cars

I’m coming to you from the modest motel in San Francisco, where the foghorns are blowing up a storm, so I’m guessing it’s dark grey outside. You may wonder how I got here with Miss Scarlett in the shop and the loaner Honda clearly not up to the road trip. The day after Thanksgiving, Megan, […]

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   Nov 27

One of Those Days

Oh, it’s been quite the morning so far. The little heater I use in my uninsulated and otherwise unheated bathroom crapped out on me before my shower – hello, 50 degrees! – which was not quite warm enough despite only using hot water. On emerging from the warmish shower, I reached, glassesless, for the pink […]

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