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Entries from August 2011

Okay, I am here

August 31st, 2011 · No Comments

I did not do much today, because yesterday I worked on straightening up the house for 8 straight hours. I was possessed. This morning I was tired. Tonight when I spoke with Quentin, I mentioned I had cleaned house and he said he thought I had meant “cleaned house” as in killing a few people. […]

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Zapped from Heaven?

August 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Today was a mowing day because yesterday wasn’t. There’s a story behind that sentence, but it’s not a great one, so I’ll let it go. However, today’s story is a little over the edge even for me, the Amazing AmeliaJake, (not to be confused with the Amazing Lovable Furry Old Grover). I concentrated on pushing […]

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Spending $12.99 for a Kindle book

August 28th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Because I liked The Tender Bar so very much, I looked it up at the Kindle Store to see  what other people who read it had also purchased. And I found this title: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. I coughed up the money for this book because I could […]

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CNN’s tricky ad placement

August 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

I was just checking on the headlines at cnn.com. Here is the official page that came up. Okay, everything’s jake. Now look at the bottom of that first page and notice the line-up of news videos. Look at the one about dermatologists; underneath in tiny writing is “advertisement”. You probably didn’t notice it; I didn’t. […]

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In reference

August 27th, 2011 · 2 Comments

In reference to comments on this post, I think I may send away for this:

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The leg . . . again

August 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Oh, let’s see: This started in August of 2006 – a hot month – and now we have another potential fracture. Not a totally shattered one such as in the beginning, but maybe a hairline one somewhere in the area where mashed up bone was used to fuse the ankle in 2008. Or it could […]

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A message from LZP

August 25th, 2011 · No Comments

I was busy today, didn’t check on my email, was unconnected. AND, SO, IT IS ONLY NOW I AM SEEING THIS: From LZP to AJ and the Mooers All I Need to Know About Life I Learned from a Cow 1. Wake up in a happy mooo-d. 2. Don’t cry over spilled milk. 3. When […]

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Well . . . hmmm . . . Sprint . . . iphone

August 24th, 2011 · 11 Comments

So I got a new phone from Sprint on Sunday and today the announcement comes that they are going to offer the iphone in mid-October. First, do I want an iphone? I don’t know, but it sounds cool. Second, we have been an Apple family since the 80’s. Third, we have always had our cell […]

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Auugggghhhh

August 24th, 2011 · No Comments

I guess the leak was more complicated than we thought; last night it was coming down fast in the kitchen and spreading. I turned off the water to the house because the pipes in the basement form an “added to over the years” pattern. I slept fitfully and now I am awake and fretting – […]

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Again the plumber

August 23rd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Did you know faucets for old sinks with character can be expensive? Yes, Der Bingle, it is so and you don’t want to know. Let’s just say we have a well-made, nicely-fauceted retro sink. I think I mean old sink, but let’s call it retro. And he took care of the water that started dripping […]

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