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Denny’s Grand Slam

Posted by pjsauter on May 29, 2015
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I don’t really recall despising good old Dennis Hastert. As I recall, after that asshole Newt Ginrich resigend as House Speaker, the Grand Old Hypocrites were going to elect some other dude speaker, but it turned out he’d been diddling a few females to whom he was not married, and what with them having recently elevated Bill Clinton’s extramarital indiscretions to the level of high crimes and misdemeanors, they felt they needed to appoint somebody safe instead. Enter former high school teacher and wresting coach, Denny Hastert.

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Back to Work

Posted by pjsauter on May 27, 2015
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It was really nice to have been off for the past four days. I hope you were able to get some time off (sorry you had to work, Andy) and enjoy the holiday. I got about a quarter of the things done that I’d hoped to do, which means it was unusually productive time off. I’d really like to see this country go to a rotating 4/3 work week. Four on, three off, three on, four off, etc. That seems fair to me. Things were pretty warm here on Monday, but it was ungodly hot and humid yesterday, so our pet deer spent most of the day relaxing in the shade by the driveway.

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Memorial Day in America

Posted by pjsauter on May 24, 2015
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It’s a beautiful Sunday morning here. Not especially warm, at the moment, but a lot warmer than it was yesterday morning, when the day started off at a near-record low of 34 degrees. But it’s sunny out there, the sky is blue, everything else is green, the grass is cut and the weeds have been whacked so everything looks nice (which won’t last long), and as I write this, a young doe is strolling around in the yard outside my window.

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Vet Weekend

Posted by pjsauter on May 15, 2015
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The good news is that I have today off. The bad news is that it starts out with a trip to the vet for two of the varmints, and continues tomorrow with the other one. The last trip was 3 weeks ago and it set me back $300, as Peggy tested positive for Lyme and therefore required not only the $30 yes/no test, but the more expensive $80 test that gets sent to the lab. Bud was already positive and still is, so he got his first lime vaccine, and gets his booster today, while Peggy gets her first one and her other vaccines, after having had 3 weeks of antibiotics. The it’ll be back to the vet in three weeks for her booster. Fritzi goes tomorrow, and I have no doubt that he’ll test positive as well, so I recon we’ll do it all again with him. I’m diligent with the FrontLine Plus and I check for ticks all the time but I guess that’s not good enough. I really hate ticks. We never used to have this problem up here, but I guess it’s just the way things are gonna be now that Al Gore has perpetrated the whole climate change myth on us.

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Happy Monday

Posted by pjsauter on May 11, 2015
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It’s not only the start of a glorious work week, but it’s also the start of National Hospital Week (though I’m sure everybody’s already aware of that). For those of us who work for hospitals, this means a couple of things. First off will be a series of daily e-mails from our “C” level administrators (what the “C” stands for is a matter of individual interpretation) telling us how vital our institution is to our community, and what a wonderful and vital job we all do (as opposed to the other 51 weeks of the year, when we’re all a bunch of assholes, I guess). As if that weren’t enough, they also force the mucky-mucks to distribute trinkets to the little people while personally thanking us for the jobs we do.

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Is Winter Really Over?

Posted by pjsauter on May 4, 2015
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I’m currently suffering from a post three-day weekend hangover. Not in any way alcohol-related, of course. Just from having three warm sunny days spent, for the most part, out in the fresh air and then having to get up and come sit inside my box within a box staring at a screen attached to a box. This really blows, to be honest. But I’m actually starting to believe that winter is finally over in these parts, and I took the major step of moving my hat, gloves, snow brush, and ice scraper to the trunk of my car (that’s as far away from me as I’m willing to let them get – after all, we’ve had 8 inches of snow on Mother’s Day, so we’re not out the woods yet).

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