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08/13/06 12:25 - 71ºF - ID#29578

Mr. Krueger's Neighborhood

I need to brush up on my photoshop skills to keep up with this guy. This looks even more impressive on the digital press I had access to on Friday for awhile. Dopey, but good for a giggle.

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08/11/06 03:23 - 70ºF - ID#29577

The World is Cruel Place

I received this in an email this morning after exchanging emails with somebody from yahoo personals 3 days ago.

I'VE MET A MAN WHO IS PERFECT FOR ME RIGHT NOW........HE LIVES A FEW MILES AWAY..........AND IS VERY INTERESTED IN AN EXCLUSIVE RELATIONSHIP

Who the hell knows this in that time span? The one thing I can take from that is the sender is not somebody I need to be mixed up with. Not so much about Mr. Right, just Mr. Right-now. If you've been through the "fun" of divorce or epic break-ups, you get cautious, it's natural. Who make dinner plans one moment then plunges into something else entirely 36 hours later. That's crazy. That note (and I didn't edit anything out) is very telling. Guess some hearts move faster than mine. I do not believe or understand the world in which I live.

Guess I'm going stag for awhile longer.

In other news, Sprint is making me nuts. One of the new corporate perks is some hefty discounts with other conglomerates. Since Sprint is my mobile phone home, I was glad to see them on the list since it means $10 comes off my monthly bill and Sprint, being Sprint, fucked up the request. Two phone calls, 2 hours of my precious minutes and one "give me your supervisor!" moment, we be done.

Stuff you got to do to get an even break.

Just finished 54 holes of mini golf with number one son. I think we need to repair to the hotel pool once more.

Vaca winds down....sigh
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Category: lyrics

08/10/06 08:34 - 78ºF - ID#29576

This picks me up...

Mister Trouble come walkin' this way
Year gone by feels like one long day
But I'm alive and I'm feelin' all right
Well I run that hard road outta heartbreak city
Built a roadside carnival out of hurt and self-pity
It was all wrong well now I'm moving on

Ain't no church bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
It's just me and you and the love we're bringing
Into the real world
Into the real world

I built a shrine in my heart it wasn't pretty to see
Made out of fool's gold memory and tears cried
Now I'm headin' over the rise
I'm searchin' for one clear moment of love and truth
I still got a little faith
But what I need is some proof tonight
I'm lookin' for it in your eyes

Ain't no church bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
Just me and you and the faith we're bringing
Into the real world
Into the real world

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinkin'
Into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
And when the morning comes baby I don't wanna hide
I'll stand right at your side with my arms open wide

Well tonight I just wanna shout
I feel my soul waist deep and sinkin'
Into this black river of doubt
I just wanna rise and walk along the riverside
'Til the morning comes
I'll stand right by your side

I wanna find some answers I wanna ask for some help
I'm tired of running scared
Baby let's get our bags packed
We'll take it here to hell and heaven and back
And if love is hopeless hopeless at best
Come on put on your party dress it's ours tonight
And we're goin' with the tumblin' dice

Ain't no church bells ringing
Ain't no flags unfurled
It's just me and you and the hope we're bringing
Into the real world
Well into the real world
Oh into the real world
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08/09/06 02:03 - 75ºF - ID#29575

I'm such a jerk!

I was cruising along doing errands this morning. Young son was in the back seat drawing merrily away on a magna doodle. IPOD was cranking out hits and I lost myself in Paul Young's "Whereever I lay my hat." I got busted for singing along by two women readying to turn onto the Boulevard. Apparently, my falsetto needs work.

I've been pillaging (e:Jenks) music link like one of the Capital One vikings and got reunited with a bunch of favorites including the new user sound, one of my favorite Clash tracks ever.

Need to get a haircut, but I'm not sure where to go. I used to go to Chic's on Utica but I think I was one of his last haircuts ever since the store shuttered quickly after that. Probably stagger to Supercuts or something.

FINALLY, got the new overlords to get all my paperwork filed with the new company. Got the 401 K (since I'm old) and the pay advance worked out, health care will get done shortly.

Been fun having time off. The youngin' and I have been to the races at Lancaster Speedway, the movies to see Barnyard, the monday night Bisons game with lots of swimming mixed. The grandparents step in for a few hours later today, but we still have mini-golf on the horizon and I think my son has his grandfather set to pillage Dave and Busters for a vacation finale. We started today with new school sneakers and lunch at the IHOP, sounds dorky but very satisfying.

Fun to not think about work.


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08/06/06 09:38 - 79ºF - ID#29574

Get the Yoke

This is dumb, but it made me laugh
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08/05/06 09:07 - 64ºF - ID#29573

Vacation!!!

I don't wanna work.....

Off until the 14th!! Great day in the morning people. Bring me the finest muffins and bagels in the land....
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08/03/06 10:55 - 70ºF - ID#29572

It's the little things

When he was leaving tonight, my 8 yr old was scrambling for something at the bottom of my ex's minivan.

"here, Dad" followed an outstetched hand.

In said hand was a still in the wrapper Superman action figure from his lunch, complete with flight sound effects. It's a beautiful thing. I walked around in the rain for a little bit with a goofy smile on my face.

Nicest thing to happen all week.
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08/03/06 06:15 - 78ºF - ID#29571

ugh

I hate HR I hate HR I hate HR I hate HR. Papers they should have processed have left me screwed, cheated, frustrated and more than a little angry. I check on them daily to get my new information processed and the ball keeps getting dropped. Time Warner was setting up a salary advance to ease transitions. I filled out my paperwork for that and was told everything was fine for this, only to discover the opposite. The advance was fictional apparently.

A scheduling mixup has left me unable to get to the Femmes tonight. Enjoy peeps.

I'm not happy
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08/01/06 07:38 - 87ºF - ID#29570

Stuff

I was secretly hoping Mel Gibson's arresting officer was named Lipshitz.

I think the real reason Condi hasn't called for an Cease fire in the Middle East is that the Bush Adminstration is letting the Israeli Army do their defacto dirty work.
______________
Donald Rumsfeld briefed the President this morning. He told Bush that 3 Brazilian solders were killed in Iraq.

To everyone's amazement, all the color drained from Bush's face, then he collapsed into his desk, head in hands, visibly shaken, almost in tears.

Finally, he composed himself and asked Rumsfeld, "Just exactly how
many is a brazilian ? ? ? ?
______________

Govern, Forrest, govern


My new bosses didn't take questions at the big unveiling today. I made it on channel 4 in a crowd shot that I'm not going to keep. I felt bad for the suit wearers. I visited the Time Warner popsicile truck twice.

New position has me doing a lot of email repairing for my new department mates. I got vaca time coming up and I can't wait. Stuff will get serious the week after. That's fine. It just has me feeling like a bit of spare part which is taking a little getting used too.

But hope springs eternal -- My yahoo personals got answered three times today and none of them scared me.

Something's in the water, just not sure what



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08/01/06 07:20 - 87ºF - ID#29569

Night and Day

Tis' a strange day.

I got to leave work early and promptly went to the pool and sank. Water was about 80 degrees. It was good and refreshing and I'm seriously considering going back. Any takers?

Work was a little weird. It's unusual to start the week as one company and become a completely different firm over night. Despite the often journaled weirdness, I work with some really cool folks That made it easier to do stupid things like hang banners and inflate balloons at 7AM.
The Time Warner balloons left my hands blue, like I strangled a smurf. It reminded me of when I worked at the Village Green Bookstore and nobody liked Sundays because we had to assemble the Sunday Times. That always made you feel like you were sorting coal. Never wear white while reading the times.

I caught myself on channel 4's news in one of the Time Warner crowd shots and I'm pretty sure I was melting. They fed us and we got the official tchotchkeys. I now have a TW chip clip for my trouble. It's a lot smaller than my Adelphia chip clip (I work in a silly industry). My chips will be trying to take over the pretzels.
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