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Beginning of the End of the Summer

Posted by pjsauter on August 20, 2014
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It is with heavy heart that I note that tomorrow is the start of the Great NY State Fair (Governor’s Day, so we’ll be graced by the presence of St. Andrew of Cuomo). This means that after today there are only ten more days left of summer.

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Gilligan Has Left the Island

Posted by pjsauter on August 15, 2014
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No doubt you’re as saddened by the news that Gilligan Gregory has been shitcanned from Press the Meat as I am. Sad, mostly because they replaced him with Chuck Toad. But I guess when you have to clear your selection through John McCain and Li’l Lindsey Graham as well as the Comcast Board of Directors, you’re choices are somewhat limited. Me? I’d have gone with Luke “Timmy Jr” Russert.

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Sad Day

Posted by pjsauter on August 12, 2014
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I was gonna get up and bitch about having to go back to work today after being off for about 10 days. Then I saw the news about Robin Williams, and I guess I don’t feel like complaining about work. When I was a projectionist, we ran the hell out of ‘Dead Poets Society’ after having run the sneak for it a couple of weeks before it officially came out (one of the rare times the production company actually called after the show to ask about the audience reaction).

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Posted by pjsauter on August 6, 2014
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The weather around here hasn’t been horrible, but it hasn’t really cooperated the way we would have liked, what with the munchkins in for a visit. After a mostly OK day Monday, an unexpected (by me, anyway) downpour dumped almost four inches of rain on us in 90 minutes. Rather impressive. It rained a bit Tuesday night, and rained again yesterday afternoon as we attempted to celebrate four or five or something summer birthdays and it hasn’t been all that warm, either. Hey, it’s August here – let’s get some drought conditions going. We’ll be closing up the pool in about a month, ferchrissakes.

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Beginning of the End

Posted by pjsauter on July 28, 2014
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Well, it’s Monday again. And not only the first Monday I’ve had to work since back in June, but also the start of a week of “support” duty for me. Normally this would be pretty depressing (and I’m not particularly thrilled about it), but this is a better Monday than most, since this is the start of the last week of my current life. So, hell, what’s one lousy week to get through?

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Well, Crap

Posted by pjsauter on July 24, 2014
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Every evening when I get home from work, I hang my backpack up on the wall of the garage and take out the various containers (for breakfast, lunch, and water) and electronic equipment (mp3 player, phone, other phone) that I carry with me for a day at the salt mines.

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Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2014
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I wrote up a very fine post this morning, and then I hit publish and got ready for work. Sadly, it appears to not have actually been published. It was a good one, too. Witty, charming, insightful…. Lost in the ether, now. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

Cat Scratch Fever

Posted by pjsauter on July 18, 2014
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I had to shut off the CNN video I was just watching. They were interviewing some freelance journalist who’s over in the Ukraine and witnessed the missile strike on the Malaysia airline flight. When he said there were body parts raining down from the sky and you had to be careful where you stepped so you didn’t step on human organs, I decided I’d had enough. So, was it the Russkies? Or the Russky-lovers? Either way, it’s Obama’s fault for not going to the border to look at Guatemalan child refugees. Or something.

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Posted by pjsauter on July 16, 2014
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A quick glance at the sports page this morning tells me that the MLB All-Star game was last night. This means that summer is now half over (maybe even a little more than half). This sucks. There’s already about a half hour less daylight than there was a month ago, and as much as I’m looking forward to football season (at least until it turns out SU sucks again this year), I’d like to hold on to summer and daylight a bit longer.

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Oh Thank Heaven…

Posted by pjsauter on July 11, 2014
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Today is my anniversary. As it happens, it’s my wife’s anniversary as well (I think she wanted to make it a date that was easy to remember). We’ve now been married for 16 years, which I think means she’s been married to me longer than all her other husbands combined. One thing’s for sure, we’ve left a long line of dead critters (and one mother) in our wake (cats, mostly – a couple of which I actually liked). At my current age and physical condition, it’s probably a toss-up as to whether I’ll croak before another animal goes.

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