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What a difference a year makes

I started this blog 367 days ago, one (leap) year and one day ago from today.  It is called “Not Quite A Mid-Life Gap Year” because I assumed from the beginning that I would not be unemployed and spoiling myself … Continue reading

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The best name for a Mexican restaurant

I passed this place earlier today.  I have never noticed it before as it is in a strip mall that I never visit.  Isn’t the name awesome?

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Under control

I actually, finally, feel under control! I am very glad that I boxed-up and sent a bunch of stuff via mail / UPS.  That took a lot of weight off of me, literally and figuratively! I have three suitcases and … Continue reading

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Congratulations to me

The other day I decided I needed to do something to congratulate myself for landing a great job so I went to my favorite jeweler in town and bought myself a ring!  It is quite chunky, I don’t think it … Continue reading

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St. Joseph

There is a belief that if you buy a statue of St. Joseph and bury him upside down in your yard that he will help expedite the sale of your house (remember, he was a carpenter). The directions can vary, … Continue reading

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Bye-bye, baby!

My little sports car headed off to the Pacific Northwest today. For some reason it was kinda sad to see him (Bruno) go, like being separated from a pet!  He looked so cute heading off down the road on the … Continue reading

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Déjà ’70s (maybe some ’80s, too!)

I started packing last night and it turned into a big mess. What to bring? What to bring? The weather is a good bit cooler where I am going but I don’t want to look like a doofus wearing anything … Continue reading

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