Short thoughts on communication

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“Curmudgeons are mockers and debunkers. They can’t compromise their standards and can’t manage the suspension of disbelief necessary for feigned cheerfulness. Their awareness is a curse.” There is a part of me that’s a real curmudgeon. Maybe it’s from living too … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 9 – House project, popcorn, sales, S’mores, More S’more

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Disruption — We’ve had a contractor working here all week. I dislike the intrusion and lack of privacy (and getting up really early) but this guy did everything he could not to be intrusive. He didn’t walk through the house, … Continue reading

Sassy cats — contractor edition

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We have had a contractor working here all week. The cats are not happy. Hazel, who at 15 pounds, can be a liquid cat and somehow fit under a love seat that is not big enough, isn’t seen until after … Continue reading

Random 5 for December 2 – Stupid, Kindles, electronic prices, delivery methods, family, death

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I hate stupid – Especially on me. I recently replaced my wonky Kindle. The new one is awesome. It has Alexa but except for information commands I need subscriptions (music, movies, etc). Boogers. I hate to throw things out so … Continue reading

Holiday retail observations

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As I was navigating through my sale emails on Monday I was struck by one thing. Everything was “on sale” for a limited time. Very limited. Just hours! “Hurry up” was subtlety flashing on the screen. Some had clocks ticking … Continue reading