The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: July, 2004

More DNC Comments

You can’t swing a dead cat (or a live one, come to think of it) without finding a Boston blogger talking about the DNC. I’m going to talk about it anyway, in case the Boston Globe finds my site, sees how brilliant I am, and offers me a contract to write columns for them. Cause […]

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Planning, Always Planning

We’re going on a Grand Gathering vacation [editor’s note: At Walt Disney World] this fall with my sister’s family and my parents. I’m beyond excited about the whole thing, as it’s the first time since my honeymoon that I’m actually spending a week down there. Every other time we’ve gone in recent memory it’s been a […]

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Have They Lost It?

Just read a news story about the stupid DNC problems, and this one just screams paranoia. I mean seriously, is this all part of the GOP’s secret plan to tick people off so much that they change party affiliations simply because the democratic national convention has turned life around here into a bloody nightmare? Seriously, […]

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The Cubicle Dance

I changed cubicles over the weekend. Well, I packed up boxes and someone moved them from my perfectly fine old spot, to a new spot further away from daylight but also further away from other people. So it’s got that going for it.   I arrived this morning to find my stuff moved, but no […]

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Yard Sailing

We’re having a yard sale and I’ve made about a hundred and fifty bucks. The cool thing is that people bought in quantity, and a lot of the books are gone. One woman just bought every kid’s book we had for $18!

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Balls as Big as Church Bells

So I’m typing along, minding my own…hey, what’s this? Why is this font so huge? What on earth is happening here?   Apparently I stumbled into a upgrade over at Blogger. I have a style sheet so I assume everything I’m typing will appear the way it’s supposed to over on the site after I […]

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I Shoulda Learned VBA

Once upon a time I was trying to teach myself VBA, because I was responsible for some Word templates that relied heavily on it. I had a reference book and muddled through to the point that while I could look at code and get an idea of what it was going to do (and could […]

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So, Hey, You New Around Here?

I was just looking in the logs, because I like to do that, and the most recent visitor came from the Minneapolis Star Tribune domain. Which is very cool. Freaky, of course, because while that person was reading my site, I was actually on the Star Tribune’s site. No, seriously. Why would I lie about […]

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Lunch Thoughts

I got the chicken, broccoli and pasta alfredo for lunch in the cafeteria today. “Now without all that pesky chicken!” Not a single piece. None. I’d go and complain, but do I really want a cup of chicken? No. I guess I’ll just consider it a vegetarian entree today.

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209,128?

I just created my blogger profile, for whatever reason (oh, okay, go here to view it. I did it because Natalie did hers.) and the form says that since joining up with blogger back in 2001, I’ve written 209,128 words for your people. Do you hear me? Over 200k words! And do I get a […]

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