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Author: mandmweb

Of Labour and Lard

When last we left our hero, namely me, he was taking about a dream of being in the US Senate. In a previous entry, mentioned working contract for a government ministry. Okay. Well, when the Senate dream happened, I’d already moved on to working contract for CIBC, one of the banks here in Canada. I did that from the beginning of August to the end of November, by which time I’d landed my first full-time job in a couple of years. Currently I’m working as a tech writer at a small software company in central Mississauga, about 20 miles west of where I live in Toronto. Toronto’s not an easy city to get around in, and this drive is a bear, especially on the way home. Between you and me, I have my eye on another position that’s somewhat closer to home. They’ve said they’re interested and are ‘putting an offer together’, but a long weekend and a workday later, I still haven’t seen anything. The drive’s not that much better, and unless they bump my salary up considerably, I’ll probably stay put and keep looking. Okay, that’s the job thing. The more personal aspect is my weight. If you’ve been reading this blog for a long time, you’ll know that’s a perennial favourite topic. I’m embarrassed to tell you what I weigh now. Maybe someday I’ll fess up....

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Winter Snow (and ice and rain and lightning and thunder)!

It is looking much more like Winter than it has in the past couple of years or so!  I like that!!  I especially enjoy seeing the SNOW piles.  It reminds me of growing up in extreme northern Iowa. Front – driveway Backyard trees Winter weather?  Feed the birds!  They will come! Tufted Titmouse Blue Jay and Red Bellied Woodpecker Northern Flicker These two photos show birds in my Dad’s tree.  Finally getting big enough to support bigger birds! Can you find 14 goldfinches, 2 blue jays and one house sparrow? 8 goldfinches “Hey, You!” (Speaking to me? Maybe he...

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ABC Wednesday – S

S is for Snow. We just received a couple of inches of it this morning.  It has been 32-33 degrees F all day.  I’m not ready for cold weather; nor am I ready for winter.  Bah. Humbug.  (That’s all I’m going to say about that for the moment.) https://youtu.be/Ec3L5KgAD_Q  Enjoy! SG Source...

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Me and the Senette

Woke up to this in my head, after dreaming of being the first US Senator from Ontario… Canadian Achievement Award: here’s to Mike Schmidt. 17 beers and he can still get one in the net from the blue line! Anyway… It was fun. I was rushing, late. The Senate was meeting in what looked like a big high school auditorium. It was my first vote and I was late and they were just calling the last names. It was some crucial women’s issue but they carried the day without me. But nearly all of them were women! I was wondering what they were so keyed up about. 🙂 I wonder who the other Senator from Ontario was. Probably Doug Ford. 😛 Source...

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