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By ana (Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 12:47:30 PM EST) (all tags)
As one folk singer from the 1980s used to say, "Don't sweat the small stuff. And down here on the planet? It's all small stuff.


  • I'm not convinced my bathroom scale actually measures anything.
  • From time to time I remember to bring in a handful of napkins with my lunch. These times need to be more frequent.

  • One solution to the Woh! This recipe makes enough for an army! problem is to find things that warm over and/or freeze well. Mmm, pasta with hot peppers in the sauce.

  • This, just to remind myself.

  • Does the punctuation go inside, or outside, the closing tag?

  • I have an iPod app from the Exoplanets Encyclopedia folks. It's pretty cool. However, the design of the database doesn't include space for stellar parameters for more than one star. This week two more (for a total of 3) circumbinary planets were announced. File under #prejudice.

  • I signed up to sing at a different church this Sunday. The choirmaster there is a friend, and he found himself tenor-less, so he put out a call on Facebook. Should be fun, I think. It's farther away than the usual gig.

  • A friend in the usual choir, in order to address the end of the collegial aspect of the choir, has called for people to show up 45 min early and hang out in the coffee shop, just to chat. I feel like I hardly know these people any more; most of them I've been singing with for 15 years, and in some ways, they are my tribe.

  • Husi lunch. Thursday next (no, not Thursday Next), the 19th of January, at Empire Garden, noon. Be there. Or be not. There is no try.

  • Car has new front brakes and new tires. Ten years on both. Not a bad run.

  • This is not a complaint. The weather's been very weird; much warmer than usual, rain when there are storms at all. This has not been a complaint.

  • This coming Monday will the the 4th in 5 weeks that I haven't worked. Uh... haven't come to work to sit at my desk. I could get used to this.

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One of my coworkers is retiring in March. by gzt (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 01:14:45 PM EST
She's decided to take every Friday off between now and then. Nice.

one of my coworkers is retiring in February by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 09:51:42 PM EST
she's taking every day off between now and then. Must be nice.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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I can only imagine by lm (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 09:33:17 AM EST
I have an aunt who is nearing retirement. She'll most likely get about half of hear last year off as paid leave.

I can't quite wrap my head around that.


There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
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even given our "no carryover" policy... by LilFlightTest (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 01:00:27 PM EST
she gets 5 weeks of vacation every year. 30 years at the company will do that.
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if de-virgination results in me being able to birth hammerhead sharks, SIGN ME UP!!! --misslake
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I would have gotten five weeks in 2014 by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #6 Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 04:54:54 PM EST
if I hadn't have been nearshored,


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Tags are not quote marks by fluffy (2.00 / 0) #4 Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 11:58:14 AM EST
The tag is tightly bound to the words that the tag applies to. Therefore, the punctuation should go outside the tag.

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things that warm over and/or freeze well. by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #7 Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 05:33:54 PM EST
Soups, stews, some sauces.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

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