The Big DumpTruck

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Month: August, 2004

Work Hint #33

You work in a secure building. Try to find your badge before you get out of the car, and store it somewhere that you can easily put your hands on it. Don’t give me a big sigh when I question you as you try to get in behind me after *I* open the door; you […]

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Work Hint #32

If you see the paper drawer on the printer is open, and you also see a person walking toward you holding two reams of paper from the direction of the supply closet, don’t close the paper drawer and start looking in the cabinet under the printer for paper. Because chances are, the reason the paper […]

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End of Summer

I know that technically summer doesn’t end until next week, when when working Americans celebrate having jobs by not going to them. Or something like that. But Junior takes the bus to first grade Wednesday morning, so this weekend is the last one before the REAL marker of time, the first day of school. We […]

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Olympics Stuff

Listening to the Zito and Jen show on WXLO this morning I learned that Shannon Miller, the gymnast, lives in our humble state, in the even more humble town of Grafton. She’s up here attending school. That’s pretty cool, actually. They got to talk to her about some of the Olympic gymnastics controversy, and hearing […]

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Oh, Poop

I forgot to set the TiVo to get the Synchronized swimming on Bravo at 5pm. Poop. Here’s an Olympic event I could probably compete in, although I’m not sure how they can keep these people from breaking into a jog: Track & Field – Men’s 50k Walk. Do they hold this at a local mall?

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A Little of This, A Little of That

It’s just one of those days. Lileks has a great piece today on parenthood. All of it completely true. I laughed out loud when he said he went to the web to find the rules for checkers, because I did the same thing when Junior and I first played. And I’ve since forgotten the king […]

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Why Yes, That’s Mine!

I got #4 on yesterday’s Top Five list . I love making the list. Lately, whenever I get off my lazy butt and submit, 90% of the time I actually make it to the big list (i.e. Not the runner’s up or honorable mentions). Do you think that would incent me to contribute more often? […]

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Look Out, LPGA

With all the woodpecker excitement on Sunday, I don’t think I appropriated enough coverage to the big news of the day: I wiped up the minigolf course with my family. I scored 1 over par. I have NEVER scored close to that before, not even back when I’d cheat. There were 5 of us, and […]

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Cruising to the End of the Line

One week from tomorrow I get to bundle Junior up on the bus that will take him to first grade. I can’t even believe he’s old enough, until I look at him and realize he’s a big kid, and he’s ready to head out and do big kid things. And so the letting go continues. […]

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No, You Can’t Keep Him

I forgot to mention that Junior asked yesterday if he could keep the woodpecker as a pet bird if we couldn’t get it out of the house. Um, no. No wild birds. “He’d peck you on the head looking for bugs.” “Ewwwww!” Let’s face it, it would just be one more animal he named after […]

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