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New Year’s Eve

Posted by pjsauter on December 31, 2012
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When you think about it, the phrase “New Year’s Eve” is fairly hopeful. I mean, they could call today, “Old Year’s Death” or something. The last day of 2012 is starting out with blue skies and sunshine here (though they say it’ll end with snow). Looking out my window, I can see the snow in my front lawn is more than half way up the 4 foot dog fence, and the pile where I push the snow by the garage is taller than I am (not that that’s much of a feat). In fact, it’s almost as high as the garage roof. I’m starting have trouble figuring out where to put it, and I’m thinking I might not see the inside of my poor, buried van until spring. Still, it’s all quite pretty.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on December 29, 2012
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Another day, another 6-10″ of snow. So far, we’ve gotten about 29″, which is nine inches shy of our average at this point, but well above last year’s wonderful winter amount of 2.2″. Ah, 2011. Those were the days. As we approach the pecuniary precipice, there is some good news. If you’re a federal employee, anyway.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on December 27, 2012
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As expected, we got a little snow last night (and this morning – it’s starting to peter out, but it’s still coming down). I don’t know what the official totals are, but out in the sticks where I live, I’d guess something in the neighborhood of 15-18″.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on December 26, 2012
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Well, that’s over. And it’s back to work (for me, anyway – I’m hoping lots of people have the whole week off so I don’t have to deal with them on the roads). I hope Santa was kind to you, and that you got to hang out with people you like. We have a real treat in store for us later on tonight, as it’s supposed to start snowing pretty heavily. They’re saying upwards of 18″ and strong winds, so that’ll be fun (on top of the foot of snow we just got the other day). Fortunately it’s no supposed to get bad until nine o’clock tonight, so I won’t have to drive home in it. But it’ll mean getting out there and plowing the driveway early Thursday morning, which is kind of a pain. And I have to decide whether or not to bother with the garbage tonight. If it’s gonna get buried in snow and plowed under, it may not be worth the hassle. But that’s tomorrow. First, I need to get today over with.

Xmas

Posted by pjsauter on December 25, 2012
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Merry Christmas to all of you who celebrate that kind of thing. A bit of a sad one, what with the news of Jack Klugman’s death. Hopefully I can catch all four of his Twilight Zone episodes on the marathon this year. Otherwise, I hope Santa was good to you this year.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on December 24, 2012
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Just in case they were off a day or two on the whole end of the world thing, I spent most of the weekend in my bunker, wearing my level 4 biohazard suit and cradling my AR-15 assault rifle (complete with a 100 round drum). Except for when I had to go out and plow the driveway. It appears that the coast is clear, however, and we’ve avoided yet another untimely end. I guess we should probably thank Pat Robertson – he no doubt prayed his ass off (which, given the size of his ass, is a lot pf praying). So there was no alternative but to get up and go to work.

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Posted by pjsauter on December 21, 2012
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Well, it’s been nice knowing you all, but this is it – the end of the world. I’m not sure if there’s a set time for it to happen (like, midnight or something), or if it’s going to happen all at once, or be kind of a rolling thing across the Earth. I guess it kind of depends on whether we get hit by Planet X (which those incompetent fools at NASA have still failed to see) or there’s a pole shift or a violent solar storm or, I dunno, maybe a plague that kills everybody who doesn’t smear lamb’s blood on their front door. Either way, I guess this will be our last day together. Or not.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on December 20, 2012
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I saw a story on the Crappington Post (which, in true CP fashion, was actually referencing a story on TMZ) that said Sam Donaldson had been arrested for DUI. So, when I saw the accompanying headline on the page that read, “White House Reporters Hammered During Obama Press Conference,” I naturally assumed they broke out the eggnog a little early.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on December 19, 2012
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On the way home last night, I couldn’t remember if it was Monday or Tuesday. I had myself pretty much convinced that it was Monday, until I saw my neighbors had their garbage out (which meant it was Tuesday). Some day, I’ll be able to look back on this and think, “there. That’s when the Alzheimer’s started.” Of course, at that point I won’t remember my name, let alone that I couldn’t remember what day it was back in oh-twelve.

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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on December 18, 2012
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All signs are currently pointing to seniors (and future seniors – not to mention poor folks on food stamps and veterans) getting fucked over by our man Barry. This is because he’s apparently ready to agree on changes to the way inflation is calculated, which will in turn reduce already small increases in SS benefits based on the cost of living. The farther away you are from retirement, the more you’re getting screwed. It’s kind of like compound interest in reverse. So, good job there, Mr. President. Once again, I admire your negotiating skills, and I’m sure the Republicans will accept your gracious offer as it, and not demand more, ‘cuz we know how reasonable they are. Maybe we’ll get lucky and they’ll refuse to pass anything.

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