Irksome

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Not Again!

Sure it looks like a photo of pasta in a shopping bag, but what is that stripe down the middle? It's the reason I am taking the camera BACK in for servicing. 4th time in 11 months. It has already been in for servicing for 4.5 months out of the 11 months I've owned it….

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What I Hate About Christmas

You know I'm a fan of the season. You've seen my myriad of posts about my father being Santa. You've chuckled under your breath as I march down the middle of Kensington Ave covered in ribbons and beating my drum for Festival of Lights. Even if I'm doing it alone in a windstorm. You’ve read…

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Non Means Non

Today I got the following Google alert telling me one of my photos had been used and accredited to me. Google Web Alert for: lexnger The new patios of summer ’09: Fresh grazing grounds for outdoorsy … May 11, 2009 … The new leisure class: Queen Street will benefit from some of the city’s new…

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Dear Acid Reflux

I know you’ve been around for years but why did you decide that this morning at 4:23am was the time to make yourself known? Oh sure, you can blame it on the stress. But who doesn’t have stress. I always have stress, or frankly I’d be asleep all the freaking time! Maybe you’ll point to…

You Should See The Other Guys

You Should See The Other Guys — Originally uploaded by LexnGer I seem to have become a menace in the kitchen. Mainly to myself. For Valentine’s Day, I exploded a Pyrex pan out from under our beautiful Prime Rib and found myself standing on oven-hot shards of glass. In March, I branded my hand with…

The Books Are Coming NOW!

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! The books are coming NOW.  I feel like my water just broke.  We were expecting them on Friday – and explicitly told our PM if they were coming early we needed at least 24 hours notice to get the help we needed to carry them up to our office. The phone rang an hour…

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They’re Back

I’m struggling with my landlords – not because they are bad people but because they are new and the building is very old. My primary struggle is that every week for the past month I’ve had 2 full days (at least) of workers needing access to my apartment and/or the roof.  This means I can’t…

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A Little Brain Surgery

A good part of last week was spent attempting to fix my laptop. Much thanks to Marc and Paul who both offered direction and advice. Careful analysis built to detailed diagnosis. Detailed diagnosis to iterative investigation.  Iterative investigation lead to extensive exploration which moved to heavy handed hacking. Then with frustrated finality, we just ripped the sucker apart. That lead fairly…

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