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Still Waiting

So, apparently, I do not have the plague. I changed my contact information with the folks doing the testing so the notification would come to the email account I have on my phone. Started checking it late last night, because I had been told by someone who had the test a couple of days ago […]

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Waiting

Waiting for the local health folks to notify me of the results of my test for the Plague. Again. Third time I’ve done this. Annoying, but it could be worse.

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Perhaps I’ve been on the Road too much of late

That thought occurred to me a few days ago when I stopped at a truck stop in Pratt, Kansas for a bathroom break only to find that someone was occupying my favorite stall in my favorite truck stop bathroom. I’m not sure what to do with the realization that I have a favorite truck stop […]

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Security Theater

Several years ago there  was a book called “Politically Correct Fairy Tales”.  I don’t remember the author, but I do remember it was funny because it was so outrageous.  I suspect it wouldn’t be funny anymore; more of an HR department policy manual.  One of the things I remember from the book was the phrase […]

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Stuff that you (should) want to read

Or: Stuff that you want to read if you’re not one of those Deplorables we right-thinking elite types keep hearing about. Let me preface this by saying that this started out as a much, much longer post in which I ranted about the “Green/Socialist” mindset, Hollywood environmental and SJW preaching (aka “movies”), the arrogance of […]

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Sometimes I have to remind myself…

via Aesop

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QOTD: got one edition

Also from the local Vet: The 5 second rule doesn’t apply if you have a 2 second dog

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QOTD: I love my dog edition

Seen on the sign at the Vet a few blocks from the Ratlands homestead: If cats could text you back, they wouldn’t.

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Fuming

OR: I would not currently be opposed to the entire Windows 10 development team dying slow, lingering, painful deaths while being restricted to internet access on a 14.4k modem   I am not a huge Microsoft fan. The corporate arrogance has annoyed me from the days when we upgraded from Windows 3.1.  I’ve always had […]

Decoration Day

Another Memorial Day has come ’round, and once again, I didn’t make the family pilgrimage to the cemeteries.  I was hanging out at home, hoping someone at one of the local plants had an accident (non-lethal, of course; you can’t do drug testing on a dead guy) so I could pick up the relatively lucrative […]

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