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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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iPhone, Meet Skimmer

Posted by pjsauter on June 18, 2014
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After some rather decidedly un-summerlike weather lately (which I suppose makes sense, since it’s technically not summer yet), we had our first crappy-hot day in what seems like a long time. Hot and nauseatingly humid – reminiscent of pretty much every day of the summer I was forced to spend in DC.

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DAFT

Posted by pjsauter on June 16, 2014
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Kind of a crappy weekend here. I had thoughts of maybe pressure washing the deck (if not actually getting around to staining it), but the wife got sick and basically went to bed on Friday night and stayed there until Sunday. Though if she was gonna miss a day of a weekend, Saturday was the day to do it – it was cloudy, windy, damp (I don’t think it really rained much, be just stepping outside make you feel clammy), and cold. I don’t think it even got up to 60°.

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Happy Flag Day

Posted by pjsauter on June 14, 2014
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No doubt everybody’s all excited to do some waving of the good old stars and stripes today, because it’s Fannie Flagg Day. OK, well, it’s not actually about Fannie (whose real name is Patricia Neal, which she obviously couldn’t use for professional purposes ‘cuz we already had one of them). I find this ironic, because Patricia Neal, as you no doubt recall, was responsible for the rise of the greatest American patriot prior to Glenn Beck, Lonesome Rhodes, in “A Face in the Crowd.” Plus, Fannie Flagg, Patricia Neal, and Andy Griffith all have Bacon Numbers of two. Coincidence? I think not.

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Bad Moon Rising

Posted by pjsauter on June 13, 2014
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As you probably know, not only is today Friday the 13th, but there’s also a full moon (well, technically speaking, there was a full moon last night at 12:11, but it should be pretty darn full again tonight). There won’t be another full moon on a Friday the 13th for 35 years (August 13, 2049 in fact), which most likely means this is the last one I’ll ever see (assuming it stops raining long enough to see anything). But if I’m still around, by golly, I’ll be sure and mention it. It’ll be eight days after my brother’s 102nd birthday, so we’ll probably just roll it all into one big party.

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Eric, We Hardly Knew Ye – And We Liked It That Way

Posted by pjsauter on June 12, 2014
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I know we’re all saddened by the demise of the soon-to-be dearly departed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Sure, we’ll all miss his smug demeanor, his Prada shoes, his firmly cemented hair, and his eternal snarl. But the worst part of all this is that it propels him into Republican Party martyrdom – free of his congressional responsibilities (like perpetually voting to abolish Obamacare and whatever the hell else these parasites spend their time doing), brother Eric will now have plenty of time to make the rounds on Fux “News” shows (perhaps he’ll even get a show of his own), get paid a bundle for speaking engagements, and in general attempt to bolster his national political ambitions (not to mention his campaign war chest). I mean, it’s not like the Republicans have anybody else to run in 2016.

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Welcome to the Tea Party, Eric

Posted by pjsauter on June 11, 2014
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Another Week in Progress

Posted by pjsauter on June 9, 2014
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It appears that we are transitioning nicely from Black Fly Season to Allergy Season (on our way to Deer Fly Season, which normally peaks in July). I got to the point where I had to go sit inside last night because my nose was running, my eyes were itching, and my head was pounding. It did give me a chance to flip around the channels and settle on “History of the Eagles” on Showtime. I guess it took place in two parts, and I caught the end of Part I and then Part II. Great music, of course. Don Henley and Glen Frey came off as, how shall I put it nicely, rather impressed with themselves.

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