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Cheez-It Bowl!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019      4 comments

There have been ridiculous football bowl games names at the end of the year for quite a few years now, ever since they started calling games by their sponsor names rather than whatever pageant they were celebrating prior to adding a football con... Read more
Better today
Monday, December 09, 2019      1 comments

I had, frankly, a boring day in the physical therapy clinic I'm assigned to during the week. Felt a little guilty, what with knowing what the ICU nurses are doing, but I spent a combined 2.5 hours up there as well, before and after my PT shift. ... Read more
Morbid angel
Sunday, December 08, 2019      3 comments

Yeah, that's the name of a band, but I'm not thinking of any of their songs right now. Rather, I spent the weekend working in an ICU setting, and as is always the possibility there, deaths occurred. But I work more often in an outpatient clinic ... Read more
Morning came extra early today
Saturday, December 07, 2019      3 comments

535 and I’m on the bus,looking at the side of a truck close enough to touch, and I'm not even sure whether it's the bus that's too close to the edge of the lane or the truck. Scraped 6 hours of sleep, after last night's shopping trip delayed t... Read more
Shopping trip
Friday, December 06, 2019      3 comments

Lack of a rental car meant eating out at the restaurant across the parking lot, or unsatisfactory microwave meals from the hotel pantry so far this week. Overheard someone saying they were going to do a Walmart run, so I asked if I could join th... Read more
What’s convenience worth, anyway?
Thursday, December 05, 2019      4 comments

About 45 cents, if today's example is to be believed. There's a little store in the lobby of the building I'm working in this week that sells 20 oz bottles of pop for 1.95. But go around a corner, through a couple of doors, no more than 50 steps... Read more
Hurry up and wait
Wednesday, December 04, 2019      1 comments

Bus leaves at 620, arrives at hotel ~635. A bit annoying when you get done by 6 at latest. But what are you going to do? Especially if you, like me, might balk at paying for an Uber (~12-15 bucks for this ride). It does allow for scribbling of... Read more
What did I expect, Frank's?
Tuesday, December 03, 2019      1 comments

Moment of amusement at lunch today, when I chose the local burger chain (Griff's) over Burger King, and they had hot sauce alongside ketchup and mustard among the condiments, and of course they had the Louisiana brand hot sauce, because what was... Read more
Dialing this one in
Monday, December 02, 2019      3 comments

Because it's 9 pm and I'm exhausted and ready to sleep. Not used to the 12 hour days. And even though the first day in the main clinic I'm helping went smoothly, it was still a loooooooooong day. Hope tomorrow goes just as smoothly. ... Read more
Probably won’t get to explore much
Sunday, December 01, 2019      0 comments

11-12 hour days don't leave much time for getting out and about, especially without having a car available, but it might result in a decent chunk of overtime change at the end of the day...or week, anyway. So I guess I can take the trade-off. We... Read more
On the road again
Saturday, November 30, 2019      1 comments

I’m going to disne....wait no, wrong LA, I’m going to the state designated LA, aka Louisiana, not to Lala land, aka Los Angeles, aka not the city Disneyland is located in, to be perfectly accurate, but it’s over there somewhere. Or is that Disne... Read more
I blame my family
Friday, November 29, 2019      4 comments

Missed another daily entry, because thanksgiving. Totally the fam's fault, they distracted me. Finished the year out having missed only two days, and start the next one whiffing right away, isn't that an ironic kick in the pantaloons? ... Read more
ifs and buts
Wednesday, November 27, 2019      2 comments

4 PM The Louisiana thing wasn't happening, I had pretty much assumed. The company staffing the gig had sent an e-mail saying I was on the short list, but then nothing more after that. So...so it goes, I guessed, a little annoyed by the lack of... Read more
'twas the Tuesday before Thanksgiving...
Tuesday, November 26, 2019      2 comments

And there are two huge storms rolling in the midwest and out west that threaten to dump a foot of snow on Denver and other places, just in time for the busiest travel period of the year. Fortunately, I'm only driving an hour, out to my brot... Read more
Monday, November 25, 2019      0 comments

I'd managed to get slightly below the magic 210 mark for a day or two a couple of weeks ago, but it didn't stick. I've taken a short jog to the worse, up to 213.4, which is unfortunate timing, as it comes just before Thanksgiving. And even thoug... Read more

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