Posted by pjsauter on September 26, 2016
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After a week with temperatures in the mid eighties, somebody flipped a switch Friday afternoon and suddenly fall is here. It was a somewhat muggy 70 degrees or so as I waited for the bus at 7:00 Friday morning, and by the time I sat waiting for the bus to take me home at four o’clock, it was a rather chilly and damp 61. Between the relative cold and it being Friday, the bus, of course, was about 25 minutes late. Plus I (as usual) attracted the attention of one of the local street people, who decided to hang out at the picnic table with me. Which is fine, of course (theses are my peeps, after all), but he had a rather disconcerting tic that was kind of distracting. Plus he was shading my view of the bus arrivals.
Posted by pjsauter on September 10, 2016
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And so I’ve come to the end of my second week of life on public transportation. Other than not really wanting to wait around for the bus at the end of the day (not that I have a terribly long wait – but it unfortunately precluded the notion of skipping out early yesterday), it hasn’t been too bad. Thursday night was the worst so far. An elderly woman (my age) got run over by a pickup truck and the cops had a bunch of streets closed off, so traffic was terrible and I was almost an hour late getting home (as for the woman, she’s in stable but critical condition in the hospital, so I won’t complain about my slight inconvenience). They also have some streets closed for the Irish Festival (which I would’ve gone over to if I didn’t think walking around would get my feet fired up – I’m feeling a flare-up coming on, so I’m just gonna keep them on ice all weekend and hope they don’t get severely crippling, because that would really suck). Walking around with ice packs strapped to my feet makes me feel a bit like John Turturro in “The Night Of” – which I highly recommend if you haven’t seen it.
Posted by pjsauter on September 5, 2016
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Happy Labor Day to everybody out there who labors. It’s very kind of those who exploit labor for their own greedy and nefarious purposes to let us have the day off. Unless you work for one of those greedy exploiters who aren’t closed today, in which case it sucks to be you (and I hope you’re at least getting double pay). I know Costco is closed today, and while I haven’t checked, I’m betting Walmart’s open. I mean, hell, they even force their employees to work on Thanksgiving, right? I can’t imagine they’d celebrate “labor” (except to have a sale).