May. 31st, 2012

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As a card carrying senior citizen, I am so glad to have this reference material.
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G+ puts me in moral dilemmas daily. Many of the people in my feed take a public post and 'share' it to a limited group. So I do not feel comfortable sharing their post to the pubic (and I am seriously opposed to limiting my sharing).
So I have to go to the original poster and share from there which removes giving credit where credit is due. I feel bad about that but their limitations limit me so that's the way it has to be. OHHH a poem!!

Bizee

May. 31st, 2012 12:03 pm
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This morning started out with tasks in each of my projects which were wrapped up fairly promptly. So I then headed out to deliver bears, buy cat food and get a few groceries.

A few weeks ago, a culinary student was walking home with her boyfriend about 3 blocks from here and was shot in the head and killed. Randomly. It was late at night. Shit happens. Last week in the middle of the afternoon a software engineer was on his way home from picking up his parents at the airport when he was shot and killed. Randomly. On a corner I pass every time I go to the swimming pool. Yesterday, a bunch of people were shot and killed by one guy - one of them was random (downtown) and the rest were at a coffee shop that had fired him. In the middle of the day.

Today, I went to the Baby Corner and knocked on the door as usual. And waited. Then I called and she said she'd meet me at the front door. The intersection is very busy (Madison and Broadway) and as I stood there and waited for her, I honestly did think about what a target I was. Plus I would not be difficult to hit - I'm a broad target. It was truly creepy. I am rarely creeped out so that in itself was truly creepy.

I stood there for another 5 minutes and then went back to the car and called again. She'd forgotten to tell me that the 'front door' where she was meeting me had moved - to a building about a mile away. Doh.

Then it was on to the pet food store. I really want to hate this place. There's no parking. It's expensive. And they are the nicest people on the planet. Last Sunday they gave me 3 cans for free. Today I got 6 different flavors of the one kind Betty and Travis liked and again, they offered me free test cans. I told them I really appreciated it but I thought it was time tat I paid. Then he started ringing me up and put one can aside saying it was dented. I said that I didn't care (it's catfood for cryingoutloud) and he said 'well, thanks! how about I just take 25% off?'

I do not want to be their customer but how can I not???

Then on to the grocery and now home. And nary a bullet mark on me.

Time for lunch.
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ohhh I LOVE the new Local thingie on G+. It just landed in my left hand bar. I did a quick search for brunch and found a place I've never hear of that sounds wonderful - look for the review on Sunday!
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Massive productivity at the Sleep Factory today
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I was talking with my cute doctor on Tuesday about how amazing the cataract surgery was and he told me he has a friend who does this (cataract surgery) in third world countries.  My cataract was nowhere near severe and my eyesight improved so dramatically.  I cannot imagine what it must be like for someone blinded by cataracts to have a 20 minute procedure and be able to see as clearly as I can.  Freaky.  Amazing.

I got a peek at the first bill.  Well, I can see the insurance claim - $5K for the surgical joint.  There is still the doctor bill and the anesthesiologist tab.   I'm on the tab, I think, for 20% of the total of all of it.  Honestly, that is such a small price to pay for what I got.

In other news, my brother's house closing is in less than 2 weeks!  I know he's so relieved to get out from under.  He says that they will clear enough to pay off the mortgage, pay my small loan back and still have some bucks left over. I'm so delighted for him.  I also love that he calculated how much my loan would have netted me on the open market over the life of the loan using Dow Jones numbers.  He figures I would have lost $212.  Instead, he's paying me 4% over prime so I'll make $119.  Sweet deal for moi.  As he points out, he is a good investment and I totally agree.

Work has been very slow this afternoon so I've just been piddling around.  But I just heard the bug alert go off so now it's time to get busy!
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I am totally hooked on TLC's show On The Fly. It think it just makes me more grateful when I have a stress free trip.
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