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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Gaaaaaah…back to work this morning, GN!

I wonder if my Dad’s Aunt Beatrice counts as an awakened ancient evil…sure hope not. (Actually, she was more accurately categorized as an ancient annoyance, but I’d still hate for her to show up unexpectedly from out-of-town -- and beyond the grave -- at CasaK as she often did to my folks after we moved to Cleveland…)

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I still have hundreds of LPs which I keep pretending I’m going to digitize -- at least selected tracks therefrom -- someday. (Since there’s some pretty obscure stuff among them, a few may be worth some cash

I’m very grateful that my audio engineering mentor / friend Jerry teh Hilljack digitized a boatload of cassettes for me after I moved to Cleveland. As a result, I have digital, remastered versions of much of my L.A. “output” (of which there was a relatively large amount) done prior to having my own home studio. Including some of my early work as an audio engineer plus some of the earliest radio spots I wrote and/or produced.

Iz nice.

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Time to shower and then get started on my response to the “findings” of the CA Contractors State Licensing Board “investigation”. (And, hopefully, get myself calmed-down a bit so I can craft something that’s professional as opposed to a “Dear Tertiary Syphilis Victims” letter…)

BBL.

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dv8 - totally not curvycom
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dv8 - totally not curvycom
16 days ago

Good morning Fatwa, and all the Gerbils.

A new week begins. although I already worked on Monday. This week’s paycheck will be the first one with the new raise. We’ll see how much that amounts to. I guess it should be somewhere between $100 and $200 more per paycheck. The hours vary somewhat from week to week.

Tonight is the The Big Route again. The time has been going up on my whole shift, little by little, because the mail keeps taking longer and longer due to the ailing labeling machine. All I can positively say about it is that it takes less time using it than it would putting the labels on by hand. How much less time, I’m not sure of; it’s still a significant time savings, I guess.

Once that last chore is done, I can load the Buick Runabout and start the route. I kinda put the mail in the back because I deliver most of that to the Sedona Post Office very early in the Route. It’s like my 5th stop, I think. I also hold back a few bundles and deliver them to the VOC post office once I get out that way.

Once I get started, the Route takes 3 to 4 hours, I think. I’ve never actually timed it.

Anyway, so nice to see Rabbit around again some.

I guess I’d better get to sleep, or else I won’t be ready for tonight’s shift.

Take care everyone.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
16 days ago

Good morning, Dv8, and Fatwa -- happy short week, GN.

Good luck today with the shot, Mac. I went back and forth on getting vaccinated and decided to do it as accepting the lesser of two evils -- the greater evil being the possibility of me infecting someone else and causing them injury.

Getting vaccinated or not ought to be a simple and personal choice, but it’s become something way more than that especially since govt/orgs refuse to consider natural immunity as equal to or greater than vaccinated immunity.

Why are you thinking about going back to work -- choice or necessity?

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
16 days ago
Reply to  Just Mac

I hope you can find something that not only makes you a few bucks, but that you enjoy. You’ve paid too many dues to do a job that you don’t like.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
16 days ago

Happy Monday Tuesday (or is that Tuesday Monday?) Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, dv8, Sven, and Mac!

Fatwa -- glad you’ve got some of your work digitized. Going through all those albums is not going to be a quick task.

dv8 -- have a safe drive tonight!

Mac -- I’m afraid you’re right about the coming inflation. I really don’t want to revisit the Carter years. It would be nice if you could find a part-time machinist position, but I’m guessing those are rather hard to come by.

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
16 days ago
Reply to  Just Mac

I had a great uncle -- OC (Oh Say) -- who took a job as a greeter at Walmart (Ja laika buhggy?) in Alabama. He was told he couldn’t smoke in the store, or in front of the store. His manager went looking for him, finally finding him leaning up against a stack of pallets at the side of the store, smoking a cigarette. “What are you doing back here?” “Y’all tol’ me ah couldn’t smoke in ta sto, so here I iz.” I hope you can find something better.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
16 days ago

Manners. Happy Rosh Hashanah

Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
16 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Thanks for the reminder, Sven!

L’shana Tovah!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
16 days ago

James McMurtry put out a new album a couple of weeks back. His last one was a complete wreck, but this one has a few good keeper tunes including this one --

If you wear glasses, it will hit home.Or if you’ve ever been in a relationship where the two of you aren’t seeing quite eye-to-eye.

Last edited 16 days ago by Sven 2-0
Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
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Paddy O'Furnijur, Village Souse
16 days ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Heh!