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A Not Quite Neighborly Conversation About Two Perpetually Missing Dogs

“Hello. Have you seen my dogs?” “Ran off again, did they?” “Yes.” “Because you were letting them run around loose again outside without any leashes on, weren’t you?” “But they love it so much.” “And while they were running around … Continue reading

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A Former Struggling Screenwriter Watches Knight of Cups, a Film About a Screenwriter

Because a friend thought it would be fun to watch a film about a screenwriter (Christian Bale) with a former screenwriter (me) and see how I would react: “Okay, no. Just no. First off, no screenwriter is this good-looking. And … Continue reading

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My Current Facebook News Feed

Trump, Trump, Hillary, Trump, Friend’s Anniversary Picture, Trump, Trump, Sanders, Trump, Friend’s Dog, Trump, Sanders, Trump, Hillary, Trump, Sanders, Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, Suggested Post for Something I Really Don’t Want to Buy, Trump, Trump, Sanders, Trump, Cool Music Video, … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the Verizon Phone Rep

Verizon Phone Rep: “Can you please give us the tracking number for the Fios equipment you returned?” Me: “You mean the tracking number on the preprinted and prepaid label that you sent to us?” Verizon: “We sent you a label?” … Continue reading

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Someone Approves of the New Home Office Desks

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How Charter Cable Lost Two Willing Potential Customers

Why the many-months hiatus on this blog? Chalk it up getting a mortgage, finding a house, making it through a truly epic short sale, rehabbing the formerly abandoned place to something livable again, and then, finally, moving in two days … Continue reading

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Life in Southern California: Whole Foods Edition

The Argument: The Rebuttal: The Decision:

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Doing Breakfast Right

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Scene from a Mixed-Politics Marriage

My Wife, Doing the New York Times Crossword Puzzle: “I know you’re just going to say something funny, but 32-Down, Democrats Fight It.” Me: “Reality.” My Wife: “Crap! That actually fits!”

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Overheard at Ross

“And how are you doing today, ma’am?” “Nifty.” “Great word.” “I’m bringing it back.” “Do you have your receipt?” “No, I’m buying this, and I’m bringing the word back.” “Oh.” (long pause) “Oh!” “Sorry. I went for coolness over clarity … Continue reading

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