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Tuesday

Posted by pjsauter on February 26, 2013
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For some reason, looking out the window this morning is hurting my eyes. And the sky is a really funny color that I can only describe as “blue.” I think I saw something like this a long time ago – it’s a rare combination of a clear day and actually having a window to look out of. I could get used to this, except for the fact that everything is supposed to turn to crap again tonight. Rain changing to sleet, then snow they say. Those bastids in the Midwest are sending some shitty weather our way. Isn’t it bad enough they’re killing our trees with their acid rain, they have to send us snow, too? You people need to keep your weather (and you politicians) to yourselves.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on February 25, 2013
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I have about a half hour commute in the morning (well, in the evening, too ,I guess), which means I heard the Oscar roundup (the Academy Awards, not the guy with the fancy legs) three times (after having been inundated with it by looking at the Internets before even leaving the house). Twice on the “news” and once in a feature story that had to have lasted about 7 minutes. Besides finding out that Jennifer Lawrence tripped on her dress and that Ben Afleck hadn’t even been nominated for Best Director on Argo (oh, the outrage!), I also learned that the NPR “Entertainment Blogger” is apparently a humorless twit who didn’t like Seth MacFarlane one little bit – calling him both awkward and boring.

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Thursday

Posted by pjsauter on February 21, 2013
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Today Tomorrow is the big day, when we find out if Oscar what’s-his-name gets bail or not. I heard he offered to wear an ankle bracelet. Apparently the cop they put in charge of investigating him is facing attempted murder charges himself. Odd country, that South Africa (note to South African burglars – don’t break into a house and then run into the toilet, or you’re a goner) – but they gave us Charlize Theron, so they can’t be all bad.

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Wednesday

Posted by pjsauter on February 20, 2013
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Today is my loooooong day. Not in hours, so much. To be honest. I work much longer hours when I work from home. But today is the day I have to stay at work until 5:00. This is pretty stupid, as it means I don’t bother coming in until 8:30 and I then make sure I take time to run out to the grocery store to buy food (and by food, I mostly mean beer, though I may toss a few other things in my basket so as not to appear to be an alcoholic to the bored kid at the register who couldn’t care less and only asks for ID in order to be polite). It’s not bad this time of year because the beer food stays cold in my trunk, but come summer I have to bring fake ice for my thermal bags. Maybe I should stick a couple coolers in there (though I really need to clean my trunk out, because I cleaned my car out a couple weeks ago by tossing all the shit in the car into the trunk.

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Preznit’s Day

Posted by pjsauter on February 18, 2013
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Today is not a holiday for me. I find that rather tragic. I don’t even earn an extra day off for working today (though I earned a day for last Tuesday, which was Lincoln’d birthday, so go figure). My union traded today’s holiday for the day after Thanksgiving. I guess I’ll be happy about that in nine months or so, but for right now, it sucks. Plus it’s really cold out this morning (it was cold and windy all day yesterday, which led me to do not much of anything).

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Posted by pjsauter on February 14, 2013
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Happy Valentine’s Day all you Hallmark shareholders out there. I completely missed the fact that it was Ash Wednesday yesterday, even though I saw some ashes on the floor of the building I work in. Not sure if it was a coincidence or not. It’s been a while since I had my forehead smeared, but I don’t recall the ashes falling off on the floor. So I guess that must mean it’s Lent now. I’m not sure what to give up, so I’m thinking of maybe just giving up in general. Kind of a 40-day nap. Goodness knows I could use it.

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SOTU

Posted by pjsauter on February 12, 2013
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So, tonight’s the big night – the State of the Union address. :yawn: They make such a big deal out of this thing (and there have been some good speeches over the years, no doubt about it), but why? It’s all just talk, “we’re gonna go to Mars, we’re gonna defeat the terr’ists, we’re gonna be all green and good for the planet….” Blah, blah, blah. It’s all just talk and bullshit, ‘cuz one side is dead set against letting anything happen that doesn’t involve tax cuts for rich people and benefit cuts for the rest of us, and the other side isn’t really a “side” at all – more like a dysfunctional polygon. So they’ll go through the motions, one side standing and cheering every once in a while, the other side sitting on their hands looking as though somebody is holding a small turd under each and every one of their noses (and maybe occasionally shouting out “you lie, boy!”). I won’t be watching, and if I need a reason not to, number one on the list is not having to look at that disgusting piece of shit Fat Tony Scalia.

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Monday

Posted by pjsauter on February 11, 2013
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I’m sure you’ve all heard the big news by now – the Pope is resigning. He claims to be old and worn out to be continue, but I have my doubts. I mean, popes don’t quit – they croak. Hell, they shot the hell out of the last one, and he didn’t quit. I suspect this has more to do with his role in covering up the whole pedophile thing. That reminds me, I should watch the HBO documentary on that – “Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God.” Although I’m not sure I have the stomach for it.

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Saturday

Posted by pjsauter on February 9, 2013
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It’s too dark to see how much snow we got, but I don’t think it was all that much (though it’s still coming down some). Maybe eight inches if we got what Syracuse got. Maybe more, if you believe my sister, who says she has a lot over at her place. It’s only about 5 miles as the crow flies from me, but we’re a valley apart, and the weather can vary quite a bit. I can see car headlights off in the distance, so I reckon traffic is moving OK. Still, I reckon there’s enough to plow the driveway (on the odd chance that FedEx actually makes it here today).

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Snowmaggedon

Posted by pjsauter on February 8, 2013
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This is it, the end of the north Atlantic coast as we know it. By tomorrow, everyone will be smothered to death under hundreds of millions of metric tons of snow. Or so they’d have us believe with the typically uber-hyped approach of what the Weather Channel is calling “Nemo.” I would scoff, but they were kinda right about Sandy, so I’ll reserve judgement for now, except to say that it looks like it’ll be more or less a non-event for yours truly. They’re predicting something in the neighborhood of 8″ for us, which is barely worth plowing the driveway for. Not until tomorrow, anyway.

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