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Morning Seditionists

Bummer

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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Downhill

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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Sniphilis

Posted by pjsauter on July 7, 2014
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I awoke yesterday morning with a drippy nose and I’ve been sneezing. Got a headache and the hint of a sore throat, too. I’m not sure if it’s allergies (which have been nasty-bad this year – something about the late start to spring got the flora out there all riled up – it’s astounding how the weeds started growing the past three weeks or so). This sucks – I hope it goes away – but at least I’m off today and can work from home tomorrow. Since I got all the requisite chores done over the weekend, all I really need to do today is laundry. Good thing, ‘cuz after a rather bright sunny weekend, it’s looking dark out there right now and they say we could have some heavy rain and t-storms moving in. So I guess I’ll be spending some time with a dog panting hot wet dog breath all over me. I Maybe it’s like this every year, I dunno. Perhaps winter gives me amnesia.

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Happy Fourth

Posted by pjsauter on July 4, 2014
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Back when I was a kid, this was definitely my favorite holiday that wasn’t Christmas. Why? One word – fireworks! Back then we’d go to the local baseball park and listen to the stylings of the Stan Colella Orchestra (which is still going strong, though Stan croaked about a year ago) before it finally got dark enough for the fireworks to begin. It was my dad, my sister, and me – my mother was absolutely terrified of loud noises, including thunder, balloons popping, and of course fireworks so she stayed home and my brothers were either out and about whooping it up somewhere or my brother Tim was enjoying his own fireworks display in Vietnam.

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Pukey Hot

Posted by pjsauter on July 1, 2014
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The invasion of the nauseatingly hot weather has arrived (I know it’s worse in other places, but relative to what we’re used to around here, this is icky). Yesterday was definitely pool weather – up around 90° and humid, and today is supposed to be even hotter. It’s already about 75° out there. Yesterday I could at least stay near the pool and hop in every ten minutes or so, but today I’m ostensibly working (albeit from home) so I won’t be able to do that (as much).

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World Cup Mania

Posted by pjsauter on June 28, 2014
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I’ve never been a soccer fan. Not of watching it, anyway. Playing in gym class was fun, especially if you were a defender and got to spend half the game standing around watching what was going on on the other end. “D” was where I played, because even when I was young and could run, I wasn’t exactly what you’d call fast. Watching, well, for me that leaves a lot to be desired.

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Finally Over

Posted by pjsauter on June 27, 2014
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My long horrible week is finally (almost) at an end. Five days – two of them late ones – and on-call to boot. Fortunately I’m working from home today, which is a good way to get it over. Even better, I am making up for this week by taking Monday off, then working from home on Tuesday. So I won’t have to go to the office until Stupid Meeting Day. Then I took Thursday off, Friday, of course, is The Fourth (USA! USA! USA!) and then I have the following Monday off as well. This is gonna cost me a fortune in beer, but it’s worth it.

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Searching….

Posted by pjsauter on June 19, 2014
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Much like me, my iPhone was eternally searching yesterday. Unlike me, it was searching for the ATT cellular network (I, sadly, have no idea what I’m searching for, though I’ve been searching for it for most of my life).

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