The Big DumpTruck

Throwing Little Thought Pebbles at Your Windshield Since 1996

Month: November, 2004

27333 and change

I’m up to 27333 words. Not nearly as many as I meant to write over the weekend. I blame this cold-thing. My God, it just clings to you and you can’t shake it loose. Just sick enough that doing normal stuff like grocery shopping wipes you out for hours, but not sick enough that you […]

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Too Much, and Not Enough

Okay, now that the DVD drive is working, it was time to go through all the video I shot down at DisneyWorld last month. Man, there was a lot of footage, but now that I’m done with it all, I can’t help but smack myself for the stuff I *didn’t* tape. I mean, what is […]

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Thank You, Dell Guy

I just feel the need to give a shout-out to the live chat support line at Dell. They fixed me right up with a solution to my DVD burner problem and voila, I can now burn DVDs again! Woo Hoo! Now I only have 2 and a half hours of Florida tape to organize, edit […]

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Things I Learned from My Kid, part 32

Tonight I learned that the very first food eaten by people was popcorn. [Johnny Carson Voice] “I did not know that.” He swears up and down that this is what his teacher told them today. The other day he came home and told me that Veterans Day was the day that we thanked all the […]

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Ow, My Head!

I’ve got a cold. I was in denial for days, but I’m going to have to just face facts. When your coughing keeps you awake, you have time to think about it. I know it could be allergies, there is always that chance, but my cube-neighbor had a similar illness about a week ago, and […]

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Galloping Toward Christmas

I told Junior he needed to get working on his list for Santa. I have a good idea of the things that have been catching his eye the past few months, but he does still get to write his own list. He immediately grabbed a piece of paper and a pencil and said we needed […]

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KSears, or SMart?

I’m not too sure how I feel about the big Sears-Kmart merger. I don’t think I like it. I like Sears, I really do. And I like them more now that I can buy Lands End clothing there. Big bonus. I don’t like Kmart. I used to – I actually grew up a 9 minute […]

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Can I Go Back to Florida?

I’m already tired of winter, and it isn’t even winter yet. I have a picture on my desk of Cinderella’s Castle in the background and all the Red Sox balloons in the foreground, and it is depressing the hell out of me. I guess that’s a sign of an excellent vacation. I can’t think of […]

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Halfway Mark

It’s the Nanowrimo halfway point. Technically, I should have 25000 words written by the end of the day. In reality, because of my mess-ups early in the month, I’m writing more each day, but won’t hit 25000 for another 2 days (and I’ll still be on schedule for the end of the month). Unless I […]

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Snowman Update

It got sunny and warmer today, and everything seems to be melting nicely, if not slowly. Mr. Snowman (see below) was sort of listing to one side. Junior: Mom, I went to check the snowman and he was all melty. Me: Well, I’m not surprised. Junior: Ya, so I [and at this point, I expected […]

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