Category: blog

the catch-all category for my posts, many older posts here, but a few new ones as well

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Climbing out of the abyss

I’m slowly coming out of a major funk, but I still think I’m a horrible person. It’s sometimes really difficult to reconcile those things.

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all the small things

After taking off about a month from the blog and writing to just, I don’t know… collect myself to face 2017 and take some time off for the holiday, I’m back to it. Today’s tale is about me suddenly realizing the right way (for me) to do laundry after all these years.

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The City Says Hello

It’s just one of those mornings when you feel like the universe has crafted a message especially for you.

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Humdrum Doldrums

I am stuck in a rut. This isn’t surprising, really. Ruts are comfortable, habits are easy, keeping things even-keeled is very attractive. Change isn’t necessarily scary for me, but putting forth that effort can be.

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Julia Child… (and Her Amazing Friends)

I absolutely love this photo of Julia Child filming a promo for “The French Chef” in 1964. It embodies the reason I’ve never quite made any food/recipe/cooking videos for YouTube: it’s a heck of a lot of work!

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Renew! Renew! …my iPhone!

So, you know what’s fun? When your smartphone, for no apparent reason, decides to have a complete operating system collapse. I managed to renew, restore and refresh it to factory settings and instead of restoring a backup, I started fresh. I know people say it, but it really is like having a brand new phone (that’s pre-smeared with your own finger grease).

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Office Decorum

Would it be considered too passive-aggressive to leave pamphlets on how to behave professionally in the workplace around my office?

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Friday the 13th, so far…

Y’know what? I’m not superstitious, but this Friday the 13th has been making it really difficult to get into TGIF mode. Here’s hoping that writing about it will help bring an early end to the Murphy’s Law field surrounding me all day!

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“This is a note to a filthy jerk…”

I’ve seen a few notes in my office about shared fridge behavior before, but this passive aggressive note absolutely takes the cake. Thieves beware… for your very souls!

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Go Up, Go Down, or GTFO!

This post is mainly to test a new feature I’m trying to add to the blog, but there’s some of my fun rambling attached as well! — I’ve written more than a few posts about elevators, people and elevator etiquette before, and as much as I try to ignore it, it still baffles me…

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Best Cat GIF Ever?

I don’t know if this is really the best cat GIF ever, but it’s certainly giving me a smile this morning. If I had energy like that? Who’d need coffee?! — Revisiting an old favorite. At times, Facebook’s “On This Day” is good for making me laugh instead of making me sad.

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Beset on all sides!

Some days, it just isn’t fair. You try to do your best, but temptation creeps in everywhere no matter what you do. But I shall be strong and stand firm. Brave, stalwart, yadda yadda… Yesterday was the first day I...

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Rock Creek Snark on “Telework”

Rock Creek Snark nails the idea of “telework” in DC… Sources report that in anticipation of widespread school closures and unsafe commuting conditions, thousands of workers are currently formulating a wide variety of excuses, schemes, and alternate itineraries to maximize...

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Caller ID? New Phone, Who Dis?

No, I will likely not text you that back–unless you’re asking my help to move, or paint your house. But I am a big fan of Caller ID which is pretty much useless these days. I can’t say whether it’s...