June 4th, 2002

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Serendipity

Last night on the way back from having a drink at The Nines with Ed, who's moving to Seattle today, I stopped at Jason's Deli to use the ATM.

Jason, the owner, was in there chatting with Ray, one of his counter staff, about the stuff that gets left behind by students moving out of Ithaca every spring. I chimed in, "Let me know if you run across a floor lamp."

"Stay right there," said Jason, and wandered in back for a minute, to emerge with one of those torchiere floor lamps. He apologized that it's a little dented and has no bulb, but happily, I have a bulb.

So now, next to the floor lamp whose switch jerronimo seems to have broken when he visited a few weeks ago, I have another floor lamp. The bulb from the old lamp still works (sorry, Jerry, it wasn't the bulb blowing!) and I have light in the living room once more. :-) It's a bit dim, though. Maybe the little switchy thing on the front is meant to be a dimmer. Doesn't seem to do much. Want to have a go, Jerry?
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Protomicrosoftian dispatch accomplished

According to the US Airways web site, Sir Ed's flight from Ithaca to the Pittsburgh Municipal Shopping Mall (and aircraft distribution facility) left a few minutes early, and our intrepid traveler is now en route to the Mystical Land of Bill.

Having discovered last night that Ed never got around to eating at Bistro Q in the year that he and it coexisted in Ithaca, I dragged him there for lunch today en route to the airport.

It was a good lunch.

Ed will now have to come back for more Mojitos.
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Moron!

Next time you apply for a job and send a resume and cover letter... PUT ON ENOUGH POSTAGE.

I've kept meaning to get to the post office during counter hours to pick up whatever it was they kept leaving notices about in our PO Box. Well, today after dropping Ed at the airport, I realized I was right near there, and should stop in.

It was an unsolicited letter and resume, seeking a (nonexistent) job with my company.

Not a chance in hell will I ever hire you now, dipshit.
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