The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: November, 2004

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Winding Down

Okay, 5000 or so words to go by midnight tomorrow. Piece of cake. I say that, and I should also mention that a mouse kept us awake most of the night last night. I was ready to set off explosives just to destroy the thing. If I get a trap (you know, the Tom and […]

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Nano Update

As of this very second (if you don’t count that I’m not writing, I’m updating the Dump) I have 42581 words. I have until midnight Tuesday to hit 5000. My goal for tonight, which I may or may not make, given that I’m getting a little tired and I have work tomorrow, is 44000, which […]

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Easy Like Sunday Morning

I think I’ve used that Title Before. It’s going to have to be okay, because I’m not going to change it. I’m taking the easy way out today, as I already mentioned in the title. Yesterday was a great day. Sorry I didn’t get around to telling you about it. Not only did we squeeze […]

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No Rest for the Wicked

Ah, the life of a contractor. Sure, we get paid a decent hourly wage, but we get no sick days or holidays or vacation days. So I don’t get paid for yesterday, and I have to work today or I won’t get paid for that either. I’m not really complaining, I’m happy to have a […]

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Shopping Rant

I’d like to take a moment to give Amazon.com half a peace sign. Now if you know me at all, you know I love Amazon. I’ve spent a LOT of money at Amazon over the years. At lunch today I went to their site to place an order for some toys, and was thrilled to […]

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A Very Special Thanksgiving Entry

Ah, it’s that time of year again. Because I don’t know if I’ll have time to post anything tomorrow, while I’m busy stuffing my face, I’ll get my turkey day thanks out of the way ahead of time. Now I know that usually, folks running a site like this go into a long list of […]

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Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens Joan: It’s just so great that you are able to join us today. I feel honored, since you’ve been so busy lately. Mount St. Helens: Oh, you don’t know the half of it. June: Well, all eyes are on you these days. Care to give us some insider scoop? MSH: Funny how […]

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Turned Away

Aw man, today was the blood drive at work, and they told me to go away. Apparently it was a bad idea to cough in front of them. Actually, I was a little nervous that if I got on the table, I’d go into my normal reclining position coughing fit. So anyway, I tried, I […]

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I Need More Time!

I’m getting nervous about how little time is left between now and the end of the month. I just broke the 29000 word mark, and I don’t know how much more I’ll be able to write tonight. Why do I put myself through this? My cold is a little better but Mr. Dump says I […]

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