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October 23 2017

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Simpsons Easter Special Splash.

October 16 2017

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Bun Trend
Our experts have characterized the ecological impact of this trend as "adorable."

October 13 2017

                     Breakfast 1 and Breakfast 2

My mother used to joke about eating two breakfasts: one before going
to the pool in the morning, and the other afterwards. She called them
Breakfast 1 and Breakfast 2.

This morning, I remembered that. Breakfast 1 and breakfast 2. I had
just stepped off the bus and walked into Yummy Donut. The staff all
greeted me because they all know me now. A donut shop is like a bar:
when you find a good one, you keep going, and it becomes something
about which you are loyal. They are your friends. An anchor of
familiarity amidst a sea of chaos. Or insanity.

The lady who usually takes my order has a habit of upselling. She's
a good salesperson. She knows the things I usually order, and will
always ask if I'd like to add one of the more expensive things that I
like. She knows her customer.

She has, on occasion, asked me if I wanted two of something, then
smiled as if joking. I laugh it off, tell her, 'maybe next time,' and
that's the end of it.

Today, I ordered the breakfast croissant with bacon. It's... well, it
has bacon, so that should say it all. It's damn delicious. But it's
also $USD 5.00, so it's an item she would tend to upsell. And she did
this morning, though with a twist. When I asked for one, she replied,
"What about your friend? You want one for your friend, too?"

I tilted my head the way a dog does when you make a strange sound. My
friend? Was she serious? She wasn't smiling the usual way when she was
joking. "What friend?"

She replied, matter-of-factly, "The one you talk to. Over there,"
pointing to the table where I usually sit.

Ah. THAT friend. The one no one else can see.

I hesitated to ask, but I had to know. "Have I done that before? Have
I bought two sandwiches?" I had no recollection of doing so.

She smiled. "I sorry. I don't mean to make fun."

I smiled back, "No, that's okay. I'm curious, have I bought two
sandwiches before? Have I ever done that? I can't remember."

She said no. She felt bad. I could tell. I said, "Listen, it's okay. I
know that I do that, and it's okay. Some day I introduce you to my
friend," and I smiled.

She smiled back. I wanted her to know that I can joke about it. That
it's okay to mention my friend.

In this case, she's talking about several friends, but she wouldn't
know. I mean, if you see someone carrying on a conversation alone, you
would guess that they are either having a phone conversation via a
very tiny bluetooth device, or they are talking to someone who's not
there. You would likely not guess that the are talking to more than
one person, or that it's a different person on some days than on

I sat with my sandwich and orange juice, then looked across the table
at Jonathan. He was staring back at me. I asked, "You didn't want any,
did you?"

He laughed. "No, because you'll just end up eating it all yourself."

How right he is. Breakfast 1 and breakfast 2
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October 12 2017

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Can't block me, duuuduloooduuuummm.
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October 11 2017

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It's like I've always said--people just need more common sense. But not the kind of common sense that lets them figure out that they're being condescended to by someone who thinks they're stupid, because then I'll be in trouble.

October 09 2017


I'd like to add that the overlap of the Trump presidency with menopause makes it really special.
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Jet Lag
I had some important research to do on proposed interstellar space missions, basketball statistics, canceled skyscrapers, and every article linked from "Women in warfare and the military in the 19th century."

October 08 2017


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October 06 2017

.... uuuummmza..... guitar... wine.... more wine ... oooh

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