real life stories

falling pants

So, today, I was watching these two guys paint my pool deck.  Every five steps, they had to pull their pants up.  With some strange physical empathy, I kept hiking mine up as well.  Now, I am quite uncomfortable.  

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Dollar store flyswatters

Advice: Do not buy your flyswatters at the Dollar Store. I pursued a fly in my kitchen, and, after cornering it, gave it a huge, hearty *thwack*. The head of the flyswatter exploded on impact, shattering bits of plastic all over the kitchen and down the garbage disposal. The fly remains at large.

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Off to see the Wizard

I’m back from visiting my sister in Colorado.  We went to see “Wicked” in Denver.  WOWZA!  What a production!!  It’s the life history of the Wicked Witch of the West.  She scared the bejeebers out of me when I was a kid.  But now I realize, she was just misunderstood, and I am finally free…

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Debt collectors & tractors

 For the past year or so I have been getting phone calls from a debt collector who is convinced that I am somebody with a similar name.  I had a message on the machine a while back that said that if I didn’t return their phone call they were going to come repossess all that heavy…

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"Porn" at the open mic

I was down at the Pengilly’s Open Mic Night on Monday and Rebecca Scott was the host.   She announced from the stage that folks would be performing til midnight, but “please stick around because the barkeep will be pourin’ til 2 AM.”    Well, what my ears heard was that there would be “porn” til 2 AM, and I was truly frightened.  Most singer/songwriter…

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Forgetfulness

I left my purse somewhere in Bodo last Thursday evening and didn’t notice until Wednesday morning. So I spent a good deal of time Friday  making phone calls to track it down.  I ended up hoofing my way around BoDo and thankfully found it  at the second place I inquired.  I then discovered I left my…

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Crowded Beds

Thank you to all who expressed condolences this past week.  My sister is doing okay. She has a rather large house and it was filled with visiting relatives.  That resulted in the sleeping arrangement of me, my sister, and my mother sleeping together in a king size bed.  Luckily no one snored…but if one person…

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Life and death

Just returned from a funeral.  My brother-in-law was killed in a snowmobile accident a week ago.  How quickly life can change. And how precious are our relationships.  The older I get, the more I realize all the different gifts people have to offer in this life.  People hear me perform, and tell me what a…

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