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Almost Got Ugly

July 26, 2007

Apparently, a car took out a power pole in the middle of the night, and when I got up this morning, I had no electricity.

You do realize what that means, don’t you?

Yep. You guessed it. No coffee.

Cranky does not even begin to describe it.

I fired up the battery-powered laptop and actually managed to knock out some work. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I learned that a teabag soaked in cold water for 10 minutes is no substitute for real caffeine. I might as well have been drinking water.

Power came back on about 8:30. And a good thing, too. Otherwise, I’d have gotten in the car and driven until I found coffee. That would not have been a pretty sight. Take my word for it.

Where Do They Get This?

April 13, 2005

Via a link from a bulletin board I belong to, a people search that knows things about me I didn’t want published.

I have a listed phone number but have had an unpublished address, ever since the obscene phone caller caught up with me 15 years ago. This website lists my home address. The current one.

Where, oh where, are the privacy police when you really need them?

However… it also lists my birth month and year as the time I was slogging my way through my freshman year of college, which would mean I was born after I graduated from high school, and I’ve been contributing to social (in)security for more years than I’ve been alive.

This is starting to sound suspiciously like that song “I’m My Own Grandpa.”

But the real question is… since this people search claims I’m 18 years younger than I actually am…

… where are all the cute boys who should be beating a path to my door??? Huh? Huh? My address is out there. I might as well get some use out of that! C’mon, guys! Where are you?

P.S. Only the financially solvent and independent need apply… I will never again support a grown man who has yet to “find himself.” Been there, done that, own the T-shirt franchise, don’t want to do it again.