Category Archives: Humor

And Then I Birthed a Book

Holy shitballs, y’all, I actually met a life goal during Coronacation. I’m a published author! Okay, self-published. So far only the Kindle version. With a few formatting errors I couldn’t work out or that just appeared after hitting the publish … Continue reading

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Peace and Quarantine

I haven’t put gas in my car since March 13 and until yesterday when a guy bought my old bedframe off Craigslist, I hadn’t touched actual banknotes (aka cash) either.  It’s been a relief to live and work in the … Continue reading

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Can I Call It Writer’s Block If I Haven’t Started?

I grew up wanting to be a writer.  My early influences were fairy tales and Stephen King, which might explain some things. Throughout grade school until shortly after college, I wrote poetry and short stories, the likes of which would … Continue reading

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Emergency Spam

Someone at work mentioned yesterday that SPAM was making a comeback.  We’re not talking about junk e-mails, we’re talking about Hormel’s canned cooked pork, launched in 1937, and grossing people out ever since.  I didn’t think it had ever really … Continue reading

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Rage Against the Holiday Gift Exchange

A newish co-worker leaned over yesterday in a meeting and quietly asked a question about the gift exchange my division does at the holiday party.  “I don’t play that game, I hate it,” I told him – perhaps a bit too bluntly … Continue reading

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A Blessing for New Student Move In Day

On this, the most Holy of Residence Life Holy days, we ask you Oh Creator, Creators, Flying Spaghetti Monster or Mysterious Scientific Processes that brought us life, Bless us in our trials with new students, parents, rain, broken elevators, heat … Continue reading

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In My Defense, it Probably Wasn’t Even a Swingline

I killed the stapler. It literally saved my ass and I killed it. We had JUST had the conversation yesterday about how these folks order all sorts of expensive office supplies like staplers every year like they are running away … Continue reading

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In Which I am Incapable of Developing Healthy Habits

This may veer into the land of  Too Much Information, but I’ve been thinking about all those little self- and life-improvement things I mean to do that I just can’t manage to make a habit of.  I really try to … Continue reading

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I Really Didn’t Need to Know That

Here I am, just minding my own business making the Wal-Mart list, when I get this sage advice from the recliner: “By the way, don’t ever use your scrubby glove to scrub your private parts. It takes off skin.” W. … Continue reading

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The Gender Neutral Bathroom Quandary

Today was my first experience with a REAL gender neutral bathroom. Not a one room toilet/sink combination, but an actual corridor of stalls and sinks where I’m acutely aware there’s a dude right next to me while I’m peeing. It … Continue reading

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