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Shmoo Radley
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On Hiatus
Have become busy recently and the blog must take a back seat. Hope to return soon.
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My Last Real Job
Years ago, I ended up working for a large government office. I had been out of work for a while and no one else would hire me. We had just moved to the Bay Area and I assumed I’d go work at Google. Because they were/are huge and cool and I’d heard you could...
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Shirley Loves Cats and Elvis
Shirley was a very large lady in her fifties who handled reception. She had been there longer than the furniture. I’m actually being literal. The office had been remodeled several times during the past thirty-odd years, so Shirley had literally been there l...
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I Don’t Like Bugs
I don’t like bugs.
That sounds pretty innocuous, but I really don’t like bugs. I spend a
ridiculous amount of time thinking about them. The house we currently rent has
silverfish. They make my skin crawl. We’ve had the place treated, but they’re
still here....
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You’re the Coffee I Want!
I love Philz Coffee.
Their coffee is so good it makes me want to blather like those kids in the AT&T commercials  and make up songs* celebrating
its greatness. Even when I’m paying, I’m thinking to myself,
“Totally worth it!” There is a strong alternative
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Some People Do Like Bugs
I had a guy do my
hair once who had a tattoo of an Asian long-horned beetle on his arm. Pretty
cool tattoo, if you’re into tattoos and bugs. Turned out he loved bugs and had
several other tattoos of other bugs. His absolute favorite was one of a dung
beetle...
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Regret
My husband and I
were trying to come up with a name for my blog. He thought it was important to
get the domain name as well, and I agreed. Unfortunately, many of the names we
came up with were taken. This is not surprising, but it is annoying. So we spent a...
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Spiders - Wookin Pa Nub
I’m ok, strangely,
with large fuzzy tarantula-type spiders. I say strangely because I am very not
ok with many other bugs. Not that I want to find a tarantula in my home, I
don’t. But they are easily dissuaded. Don’t want to find a tarantula in your
house? ...
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Bactine
I woke up around five this morning with a blog idea. I have been trying to figure out how to write about the five years I worked for a large government office. I’ve written a handful of posts, but don’t like any of them. I woke up thinking, “vignettes” and ...
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Civil Servants
I used to have a government job. I worked with some very nice people and a few that made me want to run screaming back to the private sector. These posts are mostly about the latter. All names have been changed. Except for Elvis’.
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