Christmas ruminations from a curmudgeon

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The holiday is over but lingering good will is floating around. At least for a while. Christmas isn’t my favorite holiday. It was when I was a kid. Two weeks off from school and presents. Throw in a snowstorm and … Continue reading

Random 5 for May 13 – Mom, interest, customer service, getting ignored, vaginas

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom – My Mom was a hoot and a half. She traveled to Hawaii once. She didn’t return on her scheduled flight nor did she call. I thought the worse. Here is a link to that saga! … Continue reading

The dilemma — Betwixt and between!

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Should I or shouldn’t I? The older I get the more I’m like my Mom. There was a lot of wonderful stuff about her but she was practical. Practical is a double-edged sword. It saves you from really stupid purchases … Continue reading

Random 5 for September 24 – Smells, reunions, pot luck, customer service, nostalgia

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Decomp – If you ever smell it, you never forget it. (If you saw any CSI show, you will remember they put a tissue over their nose. Seriously, that’s not enough to stop the stink!) Something stank outside the house. … Continue reading

Changing a light bulb – Part 2

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Did you roll your eyes? If you read my post on changing my refrigerator light bulb you are wondering how I can squeeze another post out of it. Nothing goes as planned. This was so crazy I am forced to … Continue reading

Customer service – the bane of everyone!

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 Writer’s note: To fully understand this post you may have to live in the US, the land of extremely high drug prices and zero customer service. Proceed at your own risk. I was alive back when there was real customer … Continue reading

Random 5 for October 23 – Customer service, banks, commercials, schedules, disability

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Puts a smile on my face – Political commercials make me nuts. All of them. We record programs so we can skip the commercials. If watching live, we mute them except for the Farmers Insurance dog commercials. Watching the Mer-Mutts do … Continue reading