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Tagged With: Annoyance

Recipe Blog Pet Peeve

I have an issue with recipe blogs that make you read the entire blog post before giving you the recipe. I am not talking about blogs like The Pioneer Woman who usually has photos of how to make something, then a printable recipe at the end. I am talking about blogs that promise a recipe … Continue reading »

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A lesson learned

The past few weeks have been full of family. I spent a week with my mom in Elgin then my mom and nephew visited us for a week (they drove back with me). Clare flew in from Olympia a couple days before my mom and nephew left, then Andrew, who is working in Boston this summer, … Continue reading »

Categories: Life, Musings, People | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments

Is it over?

Yesterday I received a phone call that I’d been waiting for for weeks. It should never have taken as long as it did, but it did, and at least that part is over. The phone call was from the nursing home where my dad was a resident the last month of his life. They called … Continue reading »

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Waiting for the phone to ring and more

There are few things I hate worse than waiting for a phone call. Lately I’ve been doing that a lot. Some of it is because a couple of people emailed me that they needed help doing something computer related. A couple of weeks ago a woman didn’t know how to sign up for an email … Continue reading »

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I have issues: Part 4 — Fear of Annoying People

I hate to be a bother. I hate to annoy people. I get worked up about possibly saying the wrong thing to someone at a party and worry about it the next day, and beyond. I don’t know how normal this is. I don’t normally talk about it, but I know it is the root … Continue reading »

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[Not] Fanning the Flames

My inbox is nearly on fire this morning. Two email lists are very active with heated discussions. One centers on a proposed cell phone tower at the local high school and the other discussion is about accessible PDFs. While I have opinions about both issues I’m not going to participate in either discussion because I really don’t … Continue reading »

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Favor requested

If you visit my blog and it acts weird when you load it or try to comment, please email me at and let me know. If you get an error, send that too. I’ve heard from two people that commenting seems to be broken for them sometimes and that the blog just acts strangely. … Continue reading »

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Learn to use your delete button

To the neighbor that complains about neighborhood emails: use the delete button on your email client to delete unwanted messages. One “community” message a week will not fill your inbox. Sincerely, Your friendly neighborhood email list moderator PS You can even delete these messages before you open them! Imagine that.

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I have issus: Part 3 — Lint Filters

This is a silly one. Do you clean your lint filter after each dryer load? I don’t, even though my dad was an appliance repairman and warned me against dire consequences if I didn’t. And even though good friends of ours had a fire in their dryer because of dryer lint, I don’t clean it … Continue reading »

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I Have Issues: Part 2 — Folding Towels

Actually I’m pretty much over this issue, but since I had it for so many years, I’ll post about it. My mom had/has a specific way of folding towels. I’m still not sure if I know how she folds them, but it is something like fold them in half (making sure the tag is inside), … Continue reading »

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