Monthly Archives: July 2011

Kid logic

Seven boys, around nine or ten years old, were on a water break from practicing baseball.  As I walked past the group, I saw one of the kids swatting at a bee.  The appearance of the insect prompted the querying … Continue reading

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Free music

Apparently a big-name coffee shop is running a promotion where if a customer buys a specific type of summer drink, that person receives a free music soundtrack – specifically, a playlist of 10 songs downloadable via iTunes.  If you read … Continue reading

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Car concessions

This morning I took my car in to the shop to get the trunk lock fixed.  Due to yesterday’s slight kerfuffle, the service representative voluntarily chose to apply a discount to my final bill.  I didn’t ask for any monetary … Continue reading

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Smiles from a friend

I had a slightly annoying occurrence take place this morning.  It was certainly nothing tragic; indeed, it was more of an irritation and inconvenience than anything else…but it could have been easily avoided, so it wasn’t a really great way … Continue reading

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Lunchbox love

With rare exception, I bring my lunch to work every day.  Each floor of our office building has a community refrigerator, so when I get to the office I just put my meal in the fridge, then head to my … Continue reading

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Considerable connection

This morning I met up with a former-colleague-now-friend at a nearby coffee shop to chat and catch up.  We try to get together once every few months, just to share news of families/jobs/hobbies/travels/etc.; to try and stay informed of one … Continue reading

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Celebrations abound!

A month ago one of my colleagues had a baby.  Today, she brought her new son into the office so we could all meet him, as well as see her and catch up on her life as a new mommy. … Continue reading

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