About Kate Crimmins

Retired Human Resources executive with four bossy cats ready to share insights, experiences and wisdom to make you laugh and think in new ways.

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