The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: January, 2003

Backfence: Surprising details from UN inspector

Hey! Looks like Lileks got two day’s worth of work out of my letter to him a week or so ago. You know, the “this” vs. “next” saturday thing? Read part two on the Backfence. James, if you’re reading this: You’re welcome.

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Where are the Merry Maids?

I was gone almost all day today. Got SO many errands done, you’d all be proud. I filed the abatement paperwork at city hall (ya, sure, my little cape with no garage is worth more than the colonial with the two car garage next door. Both homes are the same age, she has a slightly […]

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I’m a New Me™

Okay everyone, slide over and make room for our company from thyroid.about.com! I had another article in Mary’s newsletter this week: I’m a New Me™. For those of you who ended up here from there, welcome! I’m not a doctor or any kind of health professional. I cannot answer medical questions. Well, I can, but […]

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Very Funny Stuff

I just wanted to share something I saw on another blog. When I go in to Boston (into?) I park at Alewife.

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Fireplace Screensaver

For a couple of years now I get hits every day for people looking for a Fireplace Screensaver. I started to feel bad about that (I don’t have one…I WANTED one) so every once in a while I search around to see if anyone’s posted a new one that I can send people to. Here […]

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Step AWAY From the Introspection…

So I had my interview with the reporter today. At the end of our time together (which may have been an hour, I don’t remember what time he arrived) I was left to wander the aisles and realized that I didn’t have anything interesting to say to him. Nobody is going to care about me […]

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My Friend is a Sweet Potato Queen

My friend Karen B., who not only paid me to create a website for her business, sent me an Amazon gift certificate for my birthday so I could order a copy of The Sweet Potato Queens’ Book of Love. She’d beent talking about the book and I said “I’ll have to see if my library […]

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The Hours

Turns out we couldn’t see Chicago because of the showtime, so we saw The Hours instead. Well, very different movie. While it may be the best movie I’ve seen in years as far as the screenplay, the acting etc. etc., it’s also the most mentally and emotionally draining movie I’ve seen in years. And it’s […]

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Movie Night

It’s girl’s night out in Jody-land! My parents will watch junior (he’s thrilled…I wonder what kind of manipulation will occur this evening?) and I’ll go with D and K to see Chicago. The movie, not the band. I guess I wouldn’t mind seeing the band either, if there wasn’t anything else to do. I’m so […]

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Wednesday

Indulge me a moment while I put my to-do list here so that I can remember the full list of all the things I have to do. I will put some of it in code, to protect the innocent (them) and the guilty (me). school dept abatement form send invoice draft newsletter update doc files […]

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