Tag Archive: annoying stuff

Jun 14 2013

Because “Procrastination” is my middle name …

… I got to spend my Friday night putting the finishing touches on my 2012 U.S. tax forms.  Now I know what you’re thinking … “But Shazzer “Procrastination” Speak, those forms were due two months ago!” And that would be true if I lived in the U.S. But I don’t … which means I have …

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Jun 09 2013

Some tasks should not be multi-ed


So this 3-way conversation actually happened during a speaker-phone call with my buddy the Alpha Geek while searching for some correction fluid to fix a mistake I’d made on one of my income tax forms … probably because I was talking to the Alpha Geek. Shazz: Honey … have you seen the Liquid Paper? Alpha Geek: …

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May 03 2013

My ‘baby’ is back home!

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Now that my gorgeous 15″ MacBook Pro with Retina Display is safely back in my custody, I can finally bring myself to tell the tale of its recent and unnecessarily lengthy stay in the local Mac Hospital. It all began one Tuesday evening early last month. I am always very careful about NOT setting beverages …

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Aug 30 2012

Delayed-onset insect bites


One of the things that surprised me most about being on safari in east Africa was the distinct lack of biting insects encountered. Perhaps it had something to do with the time of year we were visiting (the middle of the dry season), but other than an occasional tsetse fly in the jeep, we rarely saw …

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Jun 19 2012

The Rude Awaken-er

Remarkably, with years of practice, I have learned to ignore the Ph.D postal carrier’s crack-of-dawn alarm clock most mornings. And even when I do hear its annoying beep, I usually don’t have a problem falling right back to sleep once the Swede stops hitting the snooze bar and gets up. But it’s pretty hard to …

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Mar 25 2012

Annoying Rites of Spring

Sweden (along with most of the rest of Europe) “sprang forward” last night, which means that today is a full hour shorter than it should be. I don’t really understand the point of switching to Daylight Savings Time in this part of the world. The number of daylight hours swings so widely from winter to …

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Sep 09 2010

They eat dogs in Korea, right?

I love animals, especially dogs. But if I could have gotten my hands on the one in our apartment block that woke me up barking at 11:45 last night, I honestly could not vouch for its condition this morning. Though in the light of day, I know it's really the owner (who either wasn't home …

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