Category Archives: anger

Looters and Vandals strike Appleton Marsh

Dear Doris, I was so sorry to hear about the damage to the plate glass window at Doris Brazil Ladies Wear. I know Don has been disgruntled since he lost his job at Modern Man and of course looking after … Continue reading

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Feet of clay at Fat Camp

Duke Diet and Fitness Center could learn from an after action review of the swimsuit slashing incident. The drama in the women’s locker room has harmed them more than they know, because all the women in the facility now feel … Continue reading

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The Mystery of the Swimsuit Slasher

Huge drama tonight at the Duke Diet and Fitness Center—we do everything big here. I left the pool at 3pm and noticed that lots of swimsuits seemed to have fallen off their hooks in the ladies locker room. Odd. Two sisters … Continue reading

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Not a Great Day

“You have a great day” This is how all Triple A service people end their calls and it is a mistake. It is so unlikely that anyone they are speaking to will. Take my own case: the car refused to … Continue reading

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Dodging the Pregnancy Bullet In DC

A young woman of my acquaintance has no health insurance. At high school, she did not receive the HPV vaccine, which protects against cervical cancer. She is at an age and stage where many young women become single mothers. She and I … Continue reading

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My second salad this week

It has been a very disappointing day, all the more disappointing because it appeared to hold such promise. My office was out of bounds this afternoon and so I took the opportunity to plan a long lunch with a friend. … Continue reading

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A Kindness of Strangers

Last night was a bad time to leave my hooded raincoat hanging on the back of my office door for it was pouring this morning when I left the house. I didn’t even have an umbrella, because those are all … Continue reading

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Fences and Neighbors—like Robert Frost, I’m just sayin’

In Belfast, they call it being “pass remarkable” and I know it is a bad thing. I try not to be pass remarkable, but sometimes, whatever it is just needs to be said. In this case, I must pass a … Continue reading

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All because the Lady loves Milk Tray

I’ll admit it: I’m upset. The reason? I have just learned that Cadbury’s chocolate are offering to send a bumper pack of their new Bliss bars to a DC-based blogger who is NOT ME. I learned this while randomly surfing the … Continue reading

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Amazon–not so Amazing

If you are thinking of sending Amazon gift cards this Christmas, I recommend you think again. Hansel and Gretel received a bumper payout totalling $700 for their birthdays a couple of weeks ago–generous gifts from the Blarney connection in the … Continue reading

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