Monthly Archives: June 2004

Upon Your Honor: Prologue

This is the story/scenario that came to me last Sunday. It should make for an interesting fictional piece, I think. Please let me know what you think. Warning: the Prologue has gratuitous violence. It was a sunny day and a … Continue reading

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TP Update

Whoever put the new roll on today did it right.

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Them’s The Breaks, Part 1: It All Begins in Your Head (3/3)

My last head wound was the worst of the bunch, but, thankfully, it had nothing to do with stairs. I guess even the thickest people eventually learn… Our garage door opener broke sometime last year (or so. I don’t keep … Continue reading

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TP Rant

I don’t understand how people are able to deftly access the toilet paper when it comes under the roll instead of over the roll. I know that is a big distinguishing factor between people: “Do you put the toilet paper … Continue reading

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Great Weekend

This weekend a couple of cool things happened: 1) I want to welcome David, co-creator of Monkey News and inventor of Qwert Yuppy, to the site. I saw him on Saturday for the first time in a long time (I’ve … Continue reading

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“Shivering”

How about a break from my injuries? I’m having a hard time thinking today, so please bear with the mumbo jumbo below the poem. My intro to this poem is: “Why are some people too shy to pursue happiness?” Shivering … Continue reading

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Them’s The Breaks, Part 1: It All Begins in Your Head (2/3)

Go back with me to the same stairway that was in my last post. At the top of the stairs, the hall ran off to the left. At the end of the hall was the bedroom I was sleeping in … Continue reading

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Them’s The Breaks, Part 1: It All Begins in Your Head (1/3)

I was pained yesterday by a spot in my ribs I broke nearly 11 years ago. This started me thinking on a couple of things. Number one is that there is no scientific proof of old fractures being able to … Continue reading

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The Sage Returns

The “sage” returns A while ago I wrote about meeting a car with the license plate “sage” and being kind to them (was that on here, or just on rmfo.net?…) Today when emailing the notes from our daily “huddle” (a … Continue reading

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Weight Insecurities

Just give it up and give me your weight, ladies! I wouldn’t ask for it if the hospital didn’t want to know. They guys have no problem doing it… Certain tests at certain facilities make me ask the patients for … Continue reading

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Not So Great is My Faithfulness

Sometimes, when I think about it, it amazes me that I am not more faithful to God. I can’t think of any major problems in my life. I can’t think of anything I’m wanting; I have a home, a vehicle, … Continue reading

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“Knave”

Here’s the second of the two poems written that night at Sam’s Club (see my 6/11 post) Knave Comest, thou knave, to this unbidden place? Fear wafts from your soul; face hung in disgrace. Fleest thou something your heart can’t … Continue reading

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“The Drums”

I wrote two poems one night when working at the Sam’s Club membership desk. That would put this in the 1995-1997 time frame for origin. Unfortunately, I can’t remember what made me think to write either one. For this one, … Continue reading

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Ma’am

I think if you’re married, then you’re eligible to be called “ma’am”, even if you’re not old. (PS, there are two posts for today)

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Christian Pastor

I used to think it was a cop-out when the little kids in Sunday School lined up to testify and the first student would say “I’m thankful for a Christian pastor” (and the second little kid gets the look on … Continue reading

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Working Out

I was remined recently, by a friend seeking advice, of how much I used to like working out. It was almost an obsession, not like the kind you have where it is all you can think about, but the kind … Continue reading

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Busy, Busy, Busy

I might not be around too much, posting here or at rmfo.net/forum, for the next two weeks. My co-worker goes on vacation starting today. This is definitely a two-person job if I’m to get any goof-off time. :sigh: I’ll have … Continue reading

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Who We Are Instead

On the way to work I saw this bumper sticker: “Remember who you wanted to be” This hit me pretty profoundly. I’m not sure I can explain exactly why, thought it might be obvious. Are youthe person you wanted to … Continue reading

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