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Morning Seditionists

Beginning of the End

Posted by pjsauter on July 28, 2014
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Well, it’s Monday again. And not only the first Monday I’ve had to work since back in June, but also the start of a week of “support” duty for me. Normally this would be pretty depressing (and I’m not particularly thrilled about it), but this is a better Monday than most, since this is the start of the last week of my current life. So, hell, what’s one lousy week to get through?

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Well, Crap

Posted by pjsauter on July 24, 2014
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Every evening when I get home from work, I hang my backpack up on the wall of the garage and take out the various containers (for breakfast, lunch, and water) and electronic equipment (mp3 player, phone, other phone) that I carry with me for a day at the salt mines.

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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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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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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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