17
Aug
2014

Stress Management

posted Sunday, August 17th 2014 at 8:37 PM by

Crane Lake, MN

Sometimes life is hard, I guess. Managing stress is hard. I read a book recently that really helped with that, Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child.

The book had some good tips on how to react to adversity, starting by noticing it, managing through it, and overcoming it. I'm not sure how much Buddhism I subscribe to...

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6
Aug
2014

Rules to Live By

posted Wednesday, August 6th 2014 at 7:26 PM by

I'm not much for deep questions, meaning of life type stuff, or wondering why is there air (I save the last one for Bill Cosby).

I'm a pretty simple guy.

I try and conduct myself in the best way I know how, using these two rules:

Offensive Cross Stitch

Here's my take...

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  • dirk
    Dirk
    Monday, August 11th 2014 at 2:56 PM

    I've got Georgia on my mind.

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24
Jul
2011

Secrets of Grilling, and Life

posted Sunday, July 24th 2011 at 6:36 PM by

I finally figured it out.

There is a reason you get 8 hotdog buns in a package and only 6 hotdogs in a package. Its because if you plan on searing the buns on the grill it takes you two buns to realize that the grill is hot, and will burn your buns if not removed quickly.

Also, searing the buns makes everything extra delicious.

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22
Nov
2009

i miss college

posted Sunday, November 22nd 2009 at 9:26 PM by

Not really.

But kind of. I mean not the homework and stuff. Or the work. Or the classes.

Not that stuff.

But the insane amounts of fun we had doing weird college stuff. Like trying to climb walls for fun. Or playing video games for 48 continuous hours. And it was always a good idea to have enough bail money on you, and to wear something fireproof.

Ok, back to real life now.

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28
Oct
2009

fall back time

posted Wednesday, October 28th 2009 at 3:28 PM by

I'm really looking forward to daylight saving time. I think that's what its called. Or are we on daylight saving time now, and switching back to standard time this weekend?

Who knows. But what I do know, is the extra hour of sleep is going to be awesome. So awesome, that we should do it every weekend.

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8
Jan
2009

2008-The Year of the Great Robbery

posted Thursday, January 8th 2009 at 4:58 PM by

At least thats what my grandpa calls it. A bunch of people that lost everything, to people that have too much.

And not just con men or pyramid schemes.

Take Bob Nardelli for example...

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22
Dec
2008

uh, now what?

posted Monday, December 22nd 2008 at 4:19 PM by

It happened after I took my last final. I drove home. I opened the door to my apartment. Then I set my backpack by the door where I always put it.

Then it hit me.

"What am I going to do with my backpack?"

It used to be such a race, get this done, finish that. Either work, a project, homework, exam, finals... something was always there.

Now what?

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23
Oct
2007

¿donde esta el futuro?

posted Tuesday, October 23rd 2007 at 4:41 PM by

Today was one of those perfect October days I remember from being young. And it was even more wonderful because today is my day off this week. In your face everyone that had to work today.

So today, feeling slightly poetic and whatever, I reread a little bit of Hemingway that I'd forgotten about. Now I'm off to play some guitar, but before I do I'll leave you with this:

"On the eastward crossing on the île de France Thomas Hudson learned that hell was not necessarily as it was described by Dante or any of the other great hell describers, but could be a comfortable, pleasant, and well-loved ship taking you toward a country that you had always sailed for with anticipation. It had many circles and they were not fixed as in those of the great Florentine egotist. He had gone aboard the ship early, thinking of it, he now knew, as a refuge from the city where he had feared meeting people who would speak to him about what had happened. He thought that on the ship he could come to some terms with his sorrow, not knowing, yet, that there are no terms to be made with sorrow. It can be cured by death and it can be blunted or anesthetized by various things. Time is supposed to cure it, too. But if it is cured by anything less than death, the chances are that it was not true sorrow."
- Ernest Hemingway
Islands in the Stream

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12
Mar
2007

spicy

posted Monday, March 12th 2007 at 4:30 PM by

Sometimes the phone rings. Sometimes you know whats going to happen. Then you answer it anyway.

There was a call I got from a gentleman who wanted some help with his order. I couldn't find any information in his order that he was asking for. I told him I needed to contact some shipping companies and some other people to get the information he needed.

He was absolutely livid about the entire thing...

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  • d23 and proud
    D23 and proud
    Tuesday, March 13th 2007 at 10:35 AM

    And this is why I don't work at the Desk anymore.

    Seriously, isn't there a point when we can just hang up, refund their money, and tell them to get bent? Because this is abuse however you look at it, and it is NOT part of the job description.

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  • former desk member (amy)
    Former Desk member (amy)
    Wednesday, March 14th 2007 at 9:37 AM

    That would have made me cry, and apparently that's the only way you can get people to feel bad about what they've done. I can have the worst day at school (ie kids put condoms on my door or they get up and walk out of class) but no matter what, it can never be as bad as working at the desk. I hope not everyday is like that for you and that things are going well. I miss you all very much. Take care!!

    PS Who moved to D23?

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  • ~mb~
    ~MB~
    Monday, March 19th 2007 at 5:42 PM

    OMG, what an ass hole. Be strong Konieska, be strong.

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  • ashley ann
    Ashley Ann
    Tuesday, March 20th 2007 at 3:40 PM

    Dude!!! I would have hung up the phone. Let the ass hole call back. What is he going to say. The guy was trying to help me, I called him dumb, and then he hung up on me. Seriously now!!!

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13
May
2005

cooking wine

posted Friday, May 13th 2005 at 5:20 AM by

My cat died. I feel bad. Not really a peaceful, in your sleep death. It seemed slow and painful and I feel bad because I couldn't do anything about it. I took her to the vet and they were keeping her overnight for observation when she died. I wasn't even there to say goodbye. I said goodbye when I left her at the vet's, but it doesn't feel right. No funeral. No closure. They probably just threw her body in the dumpster.

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