Monthly Archives: June 2011

Special delivery

I was sitting in my office this afternoon when the doorbell rang.  I debated whether I should answer it; usually the only time we get an unexpected visitor at the door is when: 1) a middle-school kid wants us to … Continue reading

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Joshing away jitters

This afternoon I had an appointment with the dentist.  (It was just a routine cleaning [thank goodness], but still….) Those who know me know that I have some semi-dramatic dental phobia; I’ve had too much trauma done to my mouth, … Continue reading

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The Psychopathy of Plants

During part of my lunch hour today I took a brief walk around the interior of the city.  (It was incredibly windy and rather rainy for much of the day, so I chose to stay inside versus brave the elements.)  … Continue reading

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Happy Meal

I work in an office building the middle of the city.  Today my colleagues and I decided to eat outside in a patio area several stories above the street; so while I munched on my meal, I also enjoyed a … Continue reading

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One good turn

Late this morning I ran to the grocery store for a very quick fill-in trip.  I was in the store for literally four minutes (I picked up plums, plutots, and hummus), then made my way to the check-out. The woman … Continue reading

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Fun and games

When I was a kid, a national fast food chain sponsored an annual Monopoly game. The basic premise of the game was buy the restaurant’s stuff, and get a game piece for every $X of stuff you bought. If you … Continue reading

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A promise kept

A few months ago I wrote about how the city cut down nearly all of the trees in the nearby park, as a preventative measure regarding some insect infestation. At the time, city officials said they would plant new trees … Continue reading

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