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As you noticed, I didn’t blog yesterday.  It was, from a work standpoint, A Bad Day.  Again, the details of my work are not exactly fodder for breathless blog reading, but suffice to say it was a day that resulted in emergency contract renegotiation, meetings that resulted in more questions than they answered, and yet […]


Posted at: October 31st, 2006 - 12:15 pm - Number of Comments » 0

I know, I know, I normally reserve these for MySpace.  But, it’s been slow lately. I have had a lot of work to do.  And trust me, you do not want me to blog about my job.  Unless you are a completely entrenched insomniac.  So, stolen from Sarah, who stole this one from Bub and Pie […]


Posted at: October 27th, 2006 - 11:05 am - Number of Comments » 2

I am having another GRRRRR moment.  But this time, the object of my frustration was rather unexpected. I have been a happy LL Bean customer for over 20 years.  Yes, I know.  I am terribly unhip.  But the clothes are usually elegant and largely timeless, the quality is excellent, and with the exception of their jeans, […]


Posted at: October 26th, 2006 - 5:14 pm - Number of Comments » 5

I got a letter from FEMA today. The letter informed me that now, after OVER A YEAR, they could not verify my identity, and unless I could prove that I do, indeed, hold my social security number, that I will have to give all the aid they gave me back.  All the aid they gave […]


Posted at: October 25th, 2006 - 11:32 am - Number of Comments » 2

Quite some time ago, I was introduced to the Twenty Things concept by Sarah.  The idea is to list twenty things you really, really want to say to certain people, but for various reasons you can’t.  Either they are too politically incorrect, too personal, too heartwrenching, or maybe they just plain wouldn’t make a difference.  […]


Posted at: October 24th, 2006 - 4:47 pm - Number of Comments » 5

I am tired today.  Scratch that – tired doesn’t quite sum up the complete lassitude of the limbs that I am immersed in.  I am sleepy.  Almost irresistably sleepy.  Sleepy enough that I have seriously contemplated closing my office door, leaning back in my chair, hooking a foot in my file drawer to keep from […]


Posted at: October 23rd, 2006 - 1:32 pm - Number of Comments » 1

I have really put this off long enough.  The biggest problem I saw with this book: Is that I am not sure she really had enough material for a whole book.  What she did have was good material that she stretched out – a lot.  Poison arrows. Okay, I get it already. As a dilettante […]


Posted at: October 19th, 2006 - 11:19 am - Number of Comments » 0

I was a fat kid.  When I say that, I don’t mean pleasingly plump, or chubby.  I mean fat.  At thirteen, I was 4′ 10″ and a women’s size 14.  A bookworm with glasses, poor, unable to afford anything approaching current fashion, and with no compensatory social skills, I was the object of all the adolescent torture you […]


Posted at: October 17th, 2006 - 1:36 pm - Number of Comments » 4

Thanks, Ann, for the photo.


Posted at: October 16th, 2006 - 2:08 pm - Number of Comments » 2

Anyone who maintains a presence on the web faces the question of how much to really reveal about their personal lives.  While there are some who use the blog format for political ranting, artistic criticism, or popular commentary, I would warrant that for the vast majority of bloggers out there, this is a cheaper form […]


Posted at: October 13th, 2006 - 11:02 am - Number of Comments » 3