Friday, October 31, 2008

WEEK 44

“Don’t it always seem to go
That you don’t know what you’ve got
Till it’s gone”

Joni Mitchell

Not a bad week considering how poopy the last two have been. This year is five-sixths over, and I feel a lot of the good things I’ve written about sound like weather or stock reports, getting extra sleep or getting stuff free, or at a discount rate. Not terribly profound, I’m afraid. Still, I would say other than my beloved Pippin being dead, things are better than they were a year ago.

One thing I’ve learned about is the “power of nice.” I think that may have cost me a lot. In the house I grew up in there was little room for “nice,” either you were right or wrong, there was little apology or forgiveness. Some days it’s all I can do to keep from telling potential clients to go fuck themselves. I’m wondering if I had been nicer to people in the past (with or without different parents, psychotherapy, anti-depressants) if I’d be an anchorwoman now.

It is Halloween as I type this. I can’t remember a Halloween on which I didn’t work. Next year Halloween will be on a Saturday and I plan to take it off if I’m still in the same job. And I plan on wearing a costume I like – I’m shopping online. Unfortunately, the styles I’m looking for for a woman of my height awake seem to be in the plus size or drag queen
sections.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 305

The lady at CVS let me use her Extra Care card and the market ended up in positive territory.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 304

I can walk to my next reflexology job. And all I have to do is bring my own oil.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 303

The Phillies won the World Series. And I had a nice time at Bible College.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 302

I saw a really miserable-looking woman smile.

Monday, October 27, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 301

Made it to work on time in spite of the rain.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT...DAY 300

The Redskins won, Hot Guy is back and I won a coupon for a free breakfast sandwich.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, October 24, 2008

WEEK 43

I feel like shit, what with last week’s ass-kicking and this week’s ass-reaming. Saw the cardiologist Wednesday. He sais “you have a hard life.” Also read an article about adult attention deficit disorder. The guy who literally wrote the book is here in DC. The book is over 300 pages long. How do they expect an attention-disordered person to read that?

About a week or two ago I found a new web page. Interestingly a lot of things I have read in the last week seem to say the same thing – if you don’t show love and respect to/for yourself, why should other people? Unfortunately, there’s only so much makeup you can glop onto your face, and so many birthday/Christmas cards you can send to people in the hope that they’ll reciprocate.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 298

A lovely crisp fall morning in which to run my errands.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 297

Free wine tastings.
TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 296

Another good doctor's visit. For myself, not the pigs.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 295

Kevin asked me to be his friend.

Monday, October 20, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 294

Gas prices are still comparatively lower. And they turned our heat on early.


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Sunday, October 19, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE...DAY 293

The pigs were very happy to get their veggies. Watching them eat is such a Zen experience -- they live in the Present with no thought to the past or future.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Friday, October 17, 2008

WEEK 42

Well, I got fucked over royally at work. No polite way to put it. All those weekends, overnights, holidays for nothing. The economy is at least not doing any worse than it was this time last week. And fuel prices went up slightly, but oil is well under a hundred dollars a barrel. So flight prices have gone down some, definitely less than they were before I lost my job in 2001.

I am taking advantage of this and going to Sarasota as usual for Christmas. Let the guy they promoted over me work Christmas Day and Christmas Eve.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ...DAY 291

The guy at Safeway was nice to me.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE ...DAY 290

They fed us lunch at work.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

HILTON #1

Paris Hilton is #1 of the latest Lycos 50.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 289

More sleep than usual, a nice client who tipped and Chamber of Commerce Weather.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 288

Another doctor's appointment and more tests out of the way.

Monday, October 13, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 287

The Dow posted record gains.

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Sunday, October 12, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 286

Both pigs got blessed.
SUNDAY PAPER

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

JANE DOE'S VIDEO PARTY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGxcFWnS-Jw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jB-wuTHC2c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78jUBRio3So

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBsOK4l9hWY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekcgay-0gI4&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrFxj_ZCA-Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKGrXr6zNws&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVEIHqa7wDA&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/Nicecatholicgirl

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XjIZ0uosFo&feature=related

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 285

Baby Perpetua is eating enthusiastically and gaining weight. So is adult Pandora.
JANEY'S NEW BABY!

Janey and Pandora proudly announce the newest addition to their family. She is a brown and white Abyssinian sow, adopted from the Montgomery County Humane Society, and is anywhere from four to ten months old. Her name is Perpetua after Bridget Jones’ boss and after St. Perpetua who was also a nursing mother. Unfortunately for her, her shelter name was “Beet,” her two children, whom I believe will be adopted by someone else soon, are “Beet I” and “Beet II.”

Here is her picture, she is much cuter up close:

Friday, October 10, 2008

WEEK 41

Salem stock is down to one dollar and one cent per share.
XM stock is 43 cents a share.
Citadel stock is 35 cents per share – serves them right.

So why am I not freaking out? Why am I not lower than a duck’s behind? Maybe because out streets are not being patrolled by soldiers. Trains are running on time. Children still have milk to drink. At least for now.


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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 284

A birthday cupcake. And the Nasdaq was actually up.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 283

G sez N asked about me. I didn't think he cared.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 282

I found my cell phone.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 281

A nice client who told me I am cursing properly in French.

Monday, October 06, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 280

The market rallied after dropping more than 800 points.

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Sunday, October 05, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 279

Had a nice time at the pignic. And the Redskins won. And there were two cheques waiting for me.
SUNDAY PAPER

Click here for the Warwick Beacon.
ADOPT A PIG! OR A BIRD! OR A BUNNY!

Four piggies and at least one cute bunny in Calvert County:

http://www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org/animals/available?animal_type=other

Friday, October 03, 2008

WEEK 40

Not a bad week. My red cell count is back to normal, so that can't be why I'm so tired. Hopefully I will feel better now that the bailout/recovery/stimulus bill has passed.A realization: not everything at work is a Plot To Get Me. And sarcastic, paranoid remarks stifled/unsaid certainly can't hurt.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 277

The bailout/recovery/stimulus bill passed in the House. And I have Internet in the BOC again. And I finished my novena to St. Jude.

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Thursday, October 02, 2008

TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 276

Sarah Palin didn't act nearly as asinine as I had feared she would.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

THREE QUARTERS OF THE WAY THERE

Wow, this year is three-quarters over. This blog is not going as planned. There is nothing really profound in it, nothing terribly positive, uplifting or earth-shaking. Nothing profound or inspiring. A lot of the good things have to do with free stuff, food, sleep and automotive matters. Still, as the title goes, I am finding my life doesn’t suck too much. For starters, I can say I probably don’t have cancer, I’m not on dialysis, I haven’t been foreclosed on or fired and no close relatives have died this year. I guess it’s a start.

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TRYING NOT TO BE TOO UNHAPPY ABOUT IT, OR MY LIFE DOESN'T SUCK TOO MUCH DAY 275

The bailout/recovery/stimulus bill passed in the Senate.

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