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About Sophia la Vespa

Seattle by Vespa!

Cluelessly keyless

My cousin sold my Honda over Memorial Day to his brother, “my other cousin” and my second cousin (the daughter of “my other cousin”) is learning to drive on it. I was told that she was a real klutz in … Continue reading

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Painful

Between today and yesterday I had to decline three different requests for job interviews. Even though I am happy with my offer, it is still somehow painfully difficult to turn down another potential job!  I attribute part of it to … Continue reading

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The face of sun exposure

Amazing photo shows effects of sun exposure on truck driver’s face The New England Journal of Medicine published this photo of William (Bill) Edward McElligott which shows sun damage on one side of his face. Photographer: The New England Journal … Continue reading

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The little things

I hired a painting crew to come and do a bunch of stuff around the house, like painting the garage, power-washing the house and brick walk, fixing the screen on my rear porch, and a number of other such things. … Continue reading

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Near death experience

I was watching one of my guilty pleasures earlier this evening, “Real Housewives”, in this case “of Orange County”.  These women are incredibly dramatic, and there is A LOT of plastic surgery.  One of them is even married to a … Continue reading

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Diamond Jubilee

I heard some facts on the Today show this morning regarding the two diamonds in the brooch the Queen was wearing today.  The larger stone is apparently 90-something carats and the other “small” one is 60-something!   I can’t recall … Continue reading

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Battered and bruised!

I am worn out, my wrists and fingers hurt, and my knee is throbbing! Aidan arrived at 9:00 this morning, in his pick-up, and we headed off to get mulch.  Throughout the day we hauled a total of 75 bags … Continue reading

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Hoarding a few of my favorite things

I love espresso coffee, dark chocolate, and am a bit of a techno-geek. I had wireless wi-fi in my house before the CIO of my last company did!  I hate to feel confined so this technology was like some sort … Continue reading

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Kissing frogs

I officially accepted my new job last Friday, signing and faxing back the offer letter and some other stuff  like Non-Compete and Confidentiality statements.  My start date will be June 25th. Today I sent an e-mail to the HR contact … Continue reading

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Depersonalizing

I spent the early part of the morning out in the garden, weeding and such.  My cousin’s son, Aidan, is coming on Monday to help me get a load of mulch and do some other stuff like take paint and … Continue reading

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