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A Lid for Every Pot

December 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Stuff

As a precursor to my new endeavor I have been volunteering at a no kill shelter in the city. There are other shelters that probably need help more than this clean, well-funded establishment, but I am fairly sure that I would want to bring every dog home with me if I didn’t know for certain […]

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Time for a Change (aka Midlife Crisis Take 2)

October 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment · Animals on my planet, Stuff

Thomas Edison said of his initial attempts to invent the light bulb “I have not failed. I have tried 10,000 things that won’t work.” I haven’t tried that many things, but the point is I haven’t given up the search for what will work and by “what will work” I mean what work I can […]

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Mom’s Day

May 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Animals on my planet, Stuff

Early Sunday morning I heard the tell-tale heaving of a puppy’s stomach. I jumped to move Betty to the hardwood floor and there she presented me with the contents of her stomach for Mother’s Day. Then she did it a couple more times, but by the time breakfast rolled around she was fine and I […]

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You are getting very sleepy

January 23rd, 2012 · 1 Comment · Stuff, Venting

The latter part of last year found me fighting a losing battle with fatigue. Not just your average “I don’t get enough sleep” fatigue, but Rip-Van-Winkle-ing-through-entire-weekends tired. I would lay down for a nap and end up sleeping for four hours at a whack. It was a bit crazy pants and weekends became unproductive, not […]

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Betty Spaghetti

November 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Stuff

As the holidays and winter approach I enter the traditional state of heightened anxiety with an increased risk of depression. Sound like a public service announcement to batten down the hatches, doesn’t it? When it begins to get to get dark before I leave work, my hibernation instincts kick in and productivity slows. I begin […]

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Underroos

October 26th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Stuff, Venting

I prefer boxers, not that you asked. Ever since I had any familiarity with men’s underwear, I have been on Team Boxers. Over time I came to accept the inevitability of tightie-whiteys, but they were considered an unpleasant reality at one point. It has been explained to me that good ole boxers have a tendency […]

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Card Party

September 19th, 2011 · No Comments · Stuff, Venting

I have always had a bit of a problem with card shopping. I am pro-greeting card in the a general sense. I like the fact that cards are an inexpensive and (theoretically) easy way to show someone you care. I enjoy receiving cards as well. I find that I actually prefer receiving a nice card to a […]

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Canine Stress

September 6th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Stuff

It has been a stressful summer for our dogs, Mike and Goose. It isn’t the performance of the stock market or the disappointing job numbers or even Washington’s inability to reach any kind of consensus, though I am certain those things weigh heavy on their minds. The stress in our house has been primarily caused […]

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What’s up Doc

July 12th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Stuff, Venting

I went to the emergency room Saturday morning, not part of my weekend plans. I had a pain above my ankle that was so severe it made me cry to put weight on it. It started with sort of a soreness and escalated to an actual pain. Bob consulted Dr. Google and decided that it […]

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Yard Sale

June 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Stuff

Every year our neighborhood has a mass yard sale. We have never been able to participate before, despite all the decidedly yard-salable goods we have amassed over the years. We have always had some kind of scheduling conflict. This year, however, we were free. I made sure well in advance that that Bob was available to […]

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