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The Great Silverware Wormhole?

Does anyone else have silverware in their silverware drawer that you have NO IDEA where it came from, that doesn’t match the set(s) that you normally use? We realized today that we’d accumulated quite a bit in our silverware drawer, … Continue reading

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Yay! I’m Doing Expense Reports

I hate doing expense reports.

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Mailbox Follies

I managed to eke out 15 years and 10 months as a Vermont resident without having someone vandalize my mailbox. That ended today. Someone ripped the door clean off it. See above. I spent a merry few minutes rooting around … Continue reading

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Vectors

I’m sick. I’ve got a bad cold. It started a week ago, mostly as sniffles and congestion, and I beat it back using a steroid nasal inhaler. But then later in the week, I had a close encounter with a … Continue reading

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Depression: the Blacksburg hypothesis

I suffer from chronic depression. There are days that I simply can’t get up the energy to do much of anything. Days when I have a long list of things to do — enjoyable things, even — and yet the … Continue reading

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Regarding Homosexuality And My “Friends”

I have never watched “Duck Dynasty” and didn’t exactly lose a lot of sleep over the show’s patriarch Phil Robertson, going on a homophobic rant. As someone else said somewhere, what do you expect when you put on a reality … Continue reading

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Anyone know what this is?

Yes, I’ve actually got an old rotary telephone on my desk in my home office. It’s functional and works for both incoming and outgoing calls. If you zoom in and look closely at the phone, you’ll see that it has … Continue reading

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Wherein Elizabeth Reid Is A Very Cool Person

Life hasn’t been easy this week. My father had a stroke on Sunday, and a couple of other family members have had a significant and upsetting upheaval in their lives. I’ve been wandering around feeling sort of shell-shocked. One of … Continue reading

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Tired

Very tired today. This is the first day in the office in a long time when I wasn’t otherwise super-busy doing stuff. Usually I’m either in the office doing a class via WebEx or I’m onsite in some faraway city … Continue reading

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Pointless banality

I can hear high frequency and low frequency noises that 45-year-old men aren’t supposed to be able to hear. I turn lightswitches on and off with my toes now and then. I can see in the dark like a cat. … Continue reading

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