How to Foil Child-proof Caps

July 20, 2014

 Among the many annoying variants of consumer-proof packaging is the ubiquitous, infuriating child-proof cap, a nuisance that appears on everything from over-the-counter cough medicine to household cleansers to mouthwash. If you don’t have a kid, you do not need to be protected from yourself. If you do have a kid or three and are smart […]

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A Funny Little Find…

July 18, 2014

Lookit what I found! Yesh. So there I am, trying to find some old CDs to listen to for the first time in three or four eons. I find a drawer in the media cabinet. A drawer!!!! Jeez. Pull that open, and there’s a little box, stashed in there with a fistful of old strike […]

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Taking Care of Business…or Getting Rid of It?

July 18, 2014

So yesterday I managed to shuffle off a client whose project, I had finally come to recognize, I really did not want to do. Ever find yourself taking care of business simply by getting rid of business? The job: a huge index. The subject matter: arcane. We are talkin’ 375 pages of Anglo-Saxon maritime history. […]

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She’s B-a-a-a-a-c-k!

July 17, 2014

We were off the air yesterday until about mid-morning local time. Internet service in Utah, where Funny is hosted, had crashed. I started out the day with some brilliant idea for a post. Then discovered the dashboard was inaccessible. By the time Jesse got the site back online, I’d forgotten whatever the brilliant idea was. […]

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Spayday

July 15, 2014

Ugh. Five o’clock in the morning and nothing will do but what the dogs have to get up. Pup has to be at the vet’s by 8 a.m., which means a two-and-a-half-hour wait  before leaving the house with her. During that time she can’t be fed, and so therefore neither can Cassie. This is going […]

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Weird Weather…

July 13, 2014

…portending what is going to be a bitch of a week. Along about 5 p.m. the dogs and I were rousted from a little nap by the sound of thunder. Got up to let the corgis out before it starts to rain. It was 112 degrees out there, black clouds, gusting wind. {ugh} Temp has […]

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