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At the Car Wash

It rained like hell today. It was my fault. The day started out fairly clear, but I went and got my car washed.
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posted at 2:10 am on Jan. 30, 2006

Hooray, the Bubble is About to Burst!

So, I got a call this morning from (604) 731-1182.  The fellow on the other end of the line said, “Good Morning!  I’m just calling to see if you were interested in selling your condo.” I said I didn’t own a condominium.  He said, “Oh, thank you anyway,” and hung up.

posted at 10:24 am on Jan. 25, 2006
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Conversation with My Blog

Travis, why don’t you post on me any more? I’m busy, Blog, I’m busy.  You should know that. Travis, how can I know that you’re busy if you don’t post on me to tell me so?  It’s not like I can call you and ask how’s it goin’? Did anyone ever tell you you’re a smartass, blog?

posted at 3:17 am on Jan. 24, 2006
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Coin Jar Fall Down and Go Boom

My sister Virginia blew through here today.  Technically she arrived last night, but I was so sleep addled that I didn’t get a chance to say “boo” to her until this morning. This was the last step of a multi-phased operation to get her moved back to Calgary.  She’d spent the previous week down in Portland, now she’s headed back to Calgary to settle in, at least for a while, at my Mom’s place.

posted at 5:24 am on Jan. 17, 2006
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‘Dangerous Vixens,’ TiVo and the Ambassador Hotel

Today, the Ambassador hotel was finally demolished.  Meanwhile, I was , which had mysteriously recorded for me a screening of “Deviant Vixens 2,” probably because of my love of nature documentaries. “Vixens,” however, is not about foxes at all!

posted at 4:04 am on Jan. 17, 2006
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A Chain-Letterish List of ‘Four’ Sets

Bloggers often get roped into passing along surveys or revealing lists or other memes.  I’ve avoided the trend entirely until today.  Why give in today?  It’s a very complex answer, but if I had to summarize it, I’d say ... it’s because no one ever included me before.

posted at 9:48 pm on Jan. 1, 2006
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