Author Archives: Jay Furr

All The Cool People

So there I was, sitting in a┬ávery crowded Starbucks in terminal C of Newark Liberty International Airport. If you’ve been there, you know the one — right next to the United Club just after security. It’s typically a scene of … Continue reading

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DNE

“DNE” written on a whiteboard or chalkboard is supposed to mean “do not erase”. When I was a student at the University of Georgia, I saw it only infrequently, but it seems to have been more common elsewhere, or in … Continue reading

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Primal Scream Time: Atlanta Braves Edition

I know most people on my friends list aren’t sports fans, and most of you consider a day without me saying anything on social media “a good day”, but I’m sorry, I just have to let loose a virtual primal … Continue reading

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Sometimes I Pointlessly Take Things Too Far

For pretty much as long as such a thing as a Windows “desktop” has existed, I’ve had a visceral loathing for those people who use the desktop as their primary file storage location, creating endless desktop items and never filing … Continue reading

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Aaron Keith Furr, 1932-2016

Dr. Aaron Keith Furr, 84, of Brooksville, Florida passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Born in Rowan County, NC on March 5, 1932, he was a longtime resident of Blacksburg, VA before retiring to Florida. He was the son … Continue reading

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Farewell, Dad

My father, Keith Furr, is, to put it bluntly, dying. He has been suffering from pretty severe dementia for several months now, not recognizing anyone and not really knowing where he was, and showing no signs of improvement. However, in … Continue reading

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The one (and only) thing I know about college basketball

I grant you that the following blathering would have counted for more if I’d said it on Thursday or Friday, but I never got around to it until now. I filled out five NCAA men’s basketball brackets this week, mostly … Continue reading

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If only we had kids to embarrass by doing stuff like this…

Carole and Jay: Love Shack 2016

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Random Acts of Banality

From time to time I find myself having to upload receipts to some website or another, such as when I have to document a medical expense in order to get reimbursed by my FSA administrator, or when I have to … Continue reading

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I Feel So … Dirty

Yesterday I had occasion to place a call to the membership/enrollment arm of my health care insurer, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama. I work for a very large Fortune 500 company. Our HR department insures us via an ever-changing network … Continue reading

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