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January Rant Update (Better late than NEVER)
Posted March 18, 2012

So I should have written this when it happened, but I found yet another reason why January Sucks.  Twice in my adult life, I have been laid off as part of a company RIFF.  Once was in 1994 and the other time?  You guessed it, 2012.  Yep!

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January Gloom Part 2
Posted January 9, 2012

The first part was written in 2006 - I talked about how bad the month of January is and how it holds no promise for the bulk of us who don't get special holidays like MLK day off (back then I was freelancing so it was different).  This year I feel the same about January, despite our sunny (drought?) weather, but January still sucks, but I think I've figured out why.

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Being Tailgated...grrrr
Posted November 17, 2011

I commute EARLY in the morning.  This time of year, it's dark.  The stars are out.  You get the picture.  So, I was on my way in this morning, almost here, and a car was behind me, jammping right up on my rear bumper.  I was not driving at a snail's pace either.  What made it worse is he had not only his lights illuminating the interior of my car, but 2 halogen fog lights on also.

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Stroller Angst: Not a thing for crowded events
Posted August 28, 2011

Strollers...a Godsend to parents all over to let them take a load off and let their little sleepy Johnny or little Mary ride along while seeing the sights of a local event...great for the parents.  Horrid for the rest of us.  I remember an ice rink across the bay from me - they actually SUPPLIED STROLLERS FOR USE ON THE ICE.  I kid you not...today's event was an annual flea market where an entire district of my hometown becomes a block sale.

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Yappy Dog Chases Me Away at a Promising Yard Sale
Posted July 23, 2011

So I was out at yard sales today, being a Saturday, and that's how I start my Saturdays - I don't do research, I just follow the signs.  So I came upon what looked like a very promising one...until I got out of my car...

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