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Morning Seditionists


Posted by pjsauter on July 25, 2015
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I’ve been playing with Google’s new “timeline” feature, which (assuming you have location enabled on your phone, which I do) shows you where you’ve been (and for how long) on any given day. And if I didn’t realize what an exciting life I lead before, I certainly do now. Basically, it’s five days a week Home>Work>Home, then Home>Costco>Home, and Home>Home>Home. Sometimes I switch things up a bit and go to Costco on Sunday. Prior to January 16, there was also a 6 – 7 minute stop on the way home at the grocery store down in our village for beer every two or three days, and it has the trip I took to Minneapolis back over Thanksgiving weekend, plus when I went to my in-laws on Christmas Day. Mostly, though, it’s work and home, and home and work.

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A Chance to Relax

Posted by pjsauter on July 23, 2015
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My long nightmare of multiple five-day weeks has finally ended. Actually, it ended on Tuesday with the return of the guy I work with from his well-earned vacation. Fortunately, nothing too overwhelming crapped out on my watch and it’s really nice to not only have a few days off but to not have to carry my goddamn work phone around with me everywhere I go. The only real bummer id that I have to take Fritzi to the vet tomorrow morning for his Lyme booster and Lepto shot. Although I hate going, he’s at least pretty easy to handle and hopefully we’ll be in and out in a hurry and then I won’t have any vet trips to worry about for a while (as long as they all manage to avoid hurting each other to the point of breaking bones or needing stitches).

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Fee, Fi, Phone Fun

Posted by pjsauter on July 19, 2015
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Gosh, it’s been a while, so I guess it’s time I put something up here. I kept starting to write stuff, but then some needy bastard at work would call me or some system would get all screwy and I’d have to go deal with some crisis or another. I’ve now been not on-call on-call 24/7 for nine days and I have the rest of today and tomorrow to go. It kinda sucks.

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This is the day that you godless liberals hate more than any other day (except for Christmas and Easter) – the day when we celebrate Jesus Christ writing and presenting the Constitution (not that Bill of Rights crap, though – except the Second Amendment, but not those other fruity ones) to King George III and his Nazi wife. History tells us that George was so enraged when he read the document that his head exploded, thereby spawning the traditional display of fireworks on this day (another thing liberals hate about this holiday, because many Americans enjoy fireworks, and as we all know, liberals hate to see people enjoying themselves doing anything except for smoking dope, burning the flag, or eating gay wedding pizza).

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Happy Holiday (Observed)

Posted by pjsauter on July 3, 2015
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To all of you who aren’t NY State Employees (or postal workers), Happy Holiday! Here in NY, Governor Snotball has made it clear that we need to get our asses to work today. Though, judging by how empty the parking lot is, maybe he didn’t make it quite clear enough. Anyhow, the wife and I are at work today, and I’d planned on taking Monday and Tuesday off, but since some asshole decided to make promises on my behalf (and without my knowledge), it appears that won’t happen. Plus the other person I work with is on vacation the week after that, so I’m looking at three or four five-day weeks in row. And since he’s the one that knows stuff, I’m looking at a couple of pretty shitty weeks.

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Posted by pjsauter on June 29, 2015
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Like many people (I suspect), I turn the radio on for the dogs when I leave the house in the morning. I’d like to think it makes them feel less lonely. Ordinarily I leave in on NPR, ‘cuz I figure if anybody is snooping around, they’ll hear talking and think somebody’s home (though they’d have to be kind of nuts to risk sneaking in with three rather large noisy dogs woofing at them – they have some pretty impressive big boy/girl barks).

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Happy Dad’s Day

Posted by pjsauter on June 21, 2015
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I’ve been reading the label on a case of Clorox® for the past week or so, since it’s sitting on a table in the garage (and by “table” I of course mean “cube freezer,” which like most things with a flat surface in our house has been transformed into a table – but I digress). Mostly I’ve been looking at the part that says, “Kills 99.9% of Common Household Germs.” Some might find this comforting, but all I can think about is the fact that there are apparently germs (defined on the Clorox® website as bacteria and viruses) that are in my house, common, and cannot be killed by a 6.0 percent aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite. I really don’t wanna run into the virus that can’t be killed by bleach in a dark alley (or my bathroom) some night.

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Posted by pjsauter on June 18, 2015
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I don’t know if you’ve heard about this, but…

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Post Weekend Hangover

Posted by pjsauter on June 8, 2015
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I don’t know about you all, but weekends sure do seem to take a lot out of me. But it’s a lot better than going to work, which is why I’m glad I have today off. Especially since I neglected to cut the grass (though it’s kind of wet out there, so I’m not sure if I’ll get to it today, either). I also have a new $11 plastic mailbox to install. Kind of decided that since the snowplow’s just gonna take it sooner or later anyway, there’s no point in getting anything but the cheapest shit available.

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Keepin’ Cool

Posted by pjsauter on June 4, 2015
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So, yesterday was the first day in a while when the weather wasn’t really, really sucky. It was actually sunny, not hot, and not humid. I celebrated by sitting in my windowless office all day (I did manage to get in a 10 minute walk across a couple parking lots to go look at some trees and the vestiges of the old Erie Canal, which is right by where I work. More accurately, I work next to what’s called Wide Waters, which are widened out areas they had every so often along the canal.

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