Tagged: chores

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day off: ain’t doin’ nuthin

Just three days after the 30th anniversary of Ferris Bueller’s actual day off, I had my own day off from work. I may have tied it to National Cancer Survivors Day, but it was really just a matter of having...

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home: snow day = chores?

In which I break the habits of a lifetime and use a snow day to do chores… Past Brian is looking at Present Brian today like “What gives, man?” OPM called it, federal offices closed, it’s an official snow day–sort...

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shopping: just a few things

Wednesdays are telework days for me and they are often super-productive. I can get a lot more work done without interference from co-workers and clients and I can get the odd chore done at home without much time lost to...

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chores: clean, clean, clean. repeat.

I suppose it’s a good thing that my apartment is barely recognizable. I’m seeing more floor space and more gleaming surfaces than I have in a long time. I make no excuses for it, but being busy and lazy tends...

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video: Open Source isn’t always a good thing

One thing I do like about the DVR is the ability to catch programs that I guess are clearly aimed at those that don’t need to be up at 5:30 or so in the morning to head to work, like...

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I just want clean clothes!

Up at the crack of dawn again today, but on a workday you don’t mind it so much. You can roll over and the alarm will wake you up again, or you can take a longer hot shower or maybe...

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dare I say it?

It has been… a good week… socially. I am saving up my work moanings to be posted at a later time because saving up my manifesto in a little notebook is a lovely way to vent some frustrations about the...

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Crotch Rot… charming!

I have no idea what this is an ad or announcement for. Possibly a band, but hey what a name! It’s been a pretty quite and easygoing day, I had a late night last night so planned on playing hooky...

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Thanksgiving Dinner: The Ultimate Table for One?

In her book, An Alphabet for Gourmets, the late M.F.K. Fisher wrote that “dining alone” has its place, however unpopular. “This misanthropic attitude is one I am not proud of,” she writes, “but it is firmly there, based on my...