Random 5 for December 29 – Food, holidays, crowds, decorations, smart phones

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Say what? – We are foodies in our families. Foodies with definite opinions. We don’t eat weird stuff but much of our traditional foods come from revered recipes that you don’t fool with. My brother gave me a portion of … Continue reading

Dumb things to worry about

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When I retired I worried about getting enough socialization. Released from the bonds of the corporate world, there wasn’t coffee pot conversations. I could decline activities easily. No meetings. No business trips. I do (mostly) what I want to do. … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 20 – CS update, clipart, changes, fraud calls, Starbucks

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A positive note on customer service – A week ago I wrote about giving feedback. You can read the post here but in a nutshell I got lousy service and I wrote a letter. It took a week but I … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 22 – Aging, birds, good news, gym, crazy people

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Another side effect of aging – We have a fairly long driveway with a three to four foot strip of land that runs along the neighbor’s stone wall. It was a tough place for plants because it gets hot between … Continue reading

Random 5 for August 18 – Ancestry, fun, coping, gas, S’mores

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A pleasant surprise – I met with some women from my former gym this week for lunch. We meet periodically. I’m always ambivalent about it. I was never close friends with anyone and catching up tends to be about medical … Continue reading

Random 5 for July 14 – Summer, e-mail, failures, stupid people, time flies

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Holy cow! – July is almost half over! How did that happen? We are in a stretch of warm lovely weather. My kind of summer. Ice cream, watermelon and cold beer. (Note to self: remember to get some protein. No … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 26 – Marriage, change, recipes, words, cleaning

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Happy 61st! – This week my brother and his wife celebrated 61 years of marriage. Woohoo! I can’t imagine! With the same person! Happy anniversary! Changing times – Business at my local Starbucks has increased by almost 30% this year. … Continue reading