Category Archive: Life

Sep 25

Not a bad start to the day, not in the least


I walked out the door this morning, backpack on my shoulder and trash bag in hand. As I reached the bottom of the stairs I looked to the East to see what kind of sunrise we were getting. Well. Yeah, that wasn’t too shabby. Then I turned toward the dumpsters and looked up to see… …

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Jul 08

Nine years and (hopefully) counting

This week I celebrate the completion of nine solid years at this job. Of course, being who I am, I immediately realize that nine years is how long I had the last job, which means I start worrying that I’m going to do something stupid and get fired here, too. Not that I’ve done much …

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Jun 26

Just so we’re clear.


There hasn’t been a Quiznos or a Starbucks at this location for YEARS now. Way to stay on top of that.

May 26

I need a weekend to recover from my weekend.

How did you spend your Memorial Day weekend this year? Me? I spent most of it over at Kylanath‘s place, packing boxes, and hauling stuff to the trash or to Goodwill. This morning I am a broken man (my everything hurts) and I’m about to head to work, which is a relatively quiet and peaceful …

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Apr 06

Eleven Years Later

I alluded to this a bit in the last post, but now my anxiety levels are low enough to actually discuss the situation. So, I’m moving. Story goes a bit like this: We receive letter from property management a week ago. Letter says, in effect, “it’s been nice paying a nice relatively-low rent for a …

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Apr 01

Silver Lining Moment: The Air Conditioner

I always dread the approach of warmer weather because it means (at a particular average temperature threshold) mounting the A/C unit into the bedroom window overlooking the carpark area between the buildings in this apartment complex. Well, thanks to recent events, that won’t be an issue. At least, it’s staggeringly unlikely that it’ll be an …

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