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Out

I’m not much for the mall. I grab what I want and get out.

Yesterday as part of my daughter’s birthday, I took her and a friend to the mall to shop. Sounds like a horrible time for an older guy, but we do what we have to for our kids.

So I took the hit. I walked behind and held back. I let them do their thing.

And I watched.

I watched my daughter interact with her friend. And it was kind of magical.

I don’t get to see this side of her much. Her face lit up and actually having conversation. And seeing her purely happy not worrying about homework and matching band, etc.

Her friend, Kimmie, is one if the best influences in her life. That kid works at school, home, and even has a job at sixteen. She appreciates the value of a dollar. She appreciates the importance of friendship. I have a lot of respect and admiration for her.

I sat on benches outside stores for more time than I have in all my fifty-three years.

But it was worth it.

Just to see them smile.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Wednesday August 11, 2021

I met the boss and his boss this morning to check out a couple of locations we will be doing a test program with. Everything went well, and out of the two locations, I think I got the better one.

The people are friendly, the work is simple, and it’s just running support. The following five weeks should be different, at least. My work life in retail rarely changes.

Not my location.

After that, I went to lunch with the bosses and talked for a while. Me and Derick have worked together a good bit over the past year. I’ve written about him before. Today was my first time meeting Martin face to face. The whole time I’ve worked for this company, I’ve never met the regional manager for my region. Nice fellow. Genuinely likable.

I can work for him.


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This afternoon I came home and kicked back awhile and watched Freaky.

For me this was pretty entertaining. I kind of like horror films and I love comedy. I really enjoy Vince Vaughn. There were scenes in this movie I don’t think anyone else could have pulled off properly.

This was on HBOMax. I’d seen the DVD at work, and since it was there and I had the time, why not?


Right now, I’m watching a comedy classic, Hudson Hawk.

This isn’t considered one of Bruce Willis’ best films. This was his baby. He wrote the story. It nearly sunk his career before he made his comeback in Pulp Fiction. And the rest is history.

I think it’s great. Willis and Aiello are perfect together. Willis reminds me of his character in Moonlighting. I’m hoping that it has found some sort of cult classic status now.

Sadly, we lost Danny Aiello in 2019.


And now the fun starts.

The kids are home.

The wife is home.

Supper is on the stove.

It’s Sheperd’s Pie tonight. I love her Sheperd’s Pie.

She’s cooking it special for me tonight.

Because today is kind of special.

It’s my birthday.

It’s a math problem.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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The Power’s Back…

And not a minute too soon.

I had to finish up something.

Something important.

My daughters birthday is tomorrow and I’m making her something she’ll like.

He went insane picking a skeletons nose.

This would have been done right after work but with the power out there was no way, I was up at 3:30 this morning to go to work and, shortly, I’ll probably pass out.

I’m not even going to proofread this post. This might be all gibberish.

Of course, I could be standing in front of a mirror in an insane asylum somewhere just screaming β€œBLOG. BLOG. BLOG.” at a mirror.

What do I know?

But this is my reality.

That’s it. That’s the post.

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Good Day

So I have successfully completed another revolution around the sun today.

I went to work this morning, spent the afternoon with the kids, and tonight we had dinner and spent time together.

Cake and presents were the icing on the, er, cake.

And LOTS of well wishes from friends which were greatly appreciated.

Yep, today was a good day.

And I did something at least creative.

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