Category Archives: General Spleen Venting

Like a fart in a diving bell

We had two Thanksgivings this year. One with my family and one with the better-half’s. When we heard my sister was bringing spinach as an appetizer, we made green bean casserole for my family instead of the 3 cheese spinach … Continue reading

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On Interviewing

As of today, I’m on three interview panels. Here’s a tip: you are immediately above the other people who we’re interviewing if you can demonstrate that you know what our business is. You know, what we actually do. You don’t … Continue reading

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Are you Festy Experienced?

We obtained free tickets to Saturday’s Festy Experience. We thought, what the heck, let’s go. It took us an hour to drive 6 miles because of construction on the interstate. This was before we even left Richmond. The rest of … Continue reading

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What are the odds

This time last year we planned on spending the afternoon smoking a chicken and hanging out in our backyard only to be thwarted by a gazillion girl scouts in the neighboring backyard. Damn, if it didn’t happen again today. The … Continue reading

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Oh vey

We are in Annapolis for a very quick trip. Basically a 24 hour whirlwind of going to a concert and then heading home. We are staying in a clean but crappy hotel. At 4:30 this morning, I heard someone open … Continue reading

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I did not have to break my foot off

The mountains of leaves are finally gone:

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Pretty but kind of dumb

I upgraded my phone and iPad to iOS8 and aside from it taking a really long time (for the iPad it was an overnight job), I noticed that the Apple ID (or is that aPPle iD–seriously who cares about your … Continue reading

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The simple thank you

Know how I was worried about a co-worker treading on thin ice? She is being ridden hard now to meet deadlines. We’ll see if she can do it. Here’s something I’ve noticed about her. She doesn’t say thank you to … Continue reading

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Tempurpedic after 5 years

We have two Tempurpedic beds. For over a month, the one we purchased in 2008 has been making enough noise to wake us both up. We’ve moved the support feet around and that hasn’t really helped. If your super-comfortable bed … Continue reading

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Ranty, Rant, Rant

We went out into the world today and, lord have mercy on my soul, people are stupid. First there is the place we go for haircuts. 90% of the clientele and employees are women. I almost always have to use … Continue reading

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