Daily Archives: November 28, 2010

We’re all going to die, but those of us on Medicare are going to die sooner

Forget finding a doctor to care for you, even before the 23% cut in fees kicks in next year. Remind me to die before I hit 65. And, before I die, can I have my money back?

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Kittens are here hiding under a bed while they acclimitate

I mentioned to Asher that I’d have preferred an older cat and he, wise man that he is at nine-years-old, pointed out that “young cats turn into older cats”. Indeed they do. I look forward to seeing them do so.

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Igniter failure, damn it!

Got off two good potato shots off today, much to Nephew Asher’s delight, but then the sparker failed. I can see a spark, but the AquaNet won’t explode. Bummer. I may have to bring back Ferdinand – as a wayward youth, he was trained by the Austrian army to serve in a squad that hid in the woods and were supposed to pop up and kill as many Russians as they could before they themselves were killed. What a lousy proposition! But if I can convince him that a Russian Colonel’s head is around the bend, maybe he’ll fix my igniter? In the meantime, I have him busy estimating finishing costs on an abandoned $7.5 million mansion, so his mind might be otherwise occupied. Some guys can’t keep their priorities straight.

Asher’s [Great – who can keep track of all this?] grandmother has called and she’s coming home with two kittens from Adopt-A-Cat, brother and sister. I suspect that that will more than make up for our temporary loss of potato gun fun. What a great holiday.

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Doing well while doing good

Lady pulls in $244,000 running charitable (to her) city chess program. Her pal running the charity’s investment fund lost $2 million last year while also getting rich. Why am I selling real estate?

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Wearing a tampon? Don’t you dare fly!

Our TSA is on to you, bitch!

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Why I always hated delegating

Listening to the Giant’s game, and the farking receivers are dropping perfectly thrown passes. Good God.

UPDATE, 3:53. Okay, they won anyway, but Jeeze! They’re battered, and missing many of their key players, but spare our hearts, would you?

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search feature

It’s still here, but the WordPress update to this template has moved it. Look up on the right hand side and there’s a search box, “search wordpress.com”, type in what you want, THEN click ” “this site”, and you’re there. Awkward, I know.

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How can a mere PFC have the authority to commit such treason?

PFC Bradley Manning, traitor

I’m not at all surprised that secret embassy cables reveal alarming truths, but how in hell does a friggin’ private get access to such material?

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Dying banker has investing suggestions

Ex-Goldman, dying of brain cancer, he’s written a book. Sounds like reasonable advice to me – if only I could afford to buy a book!

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Santa in Old Greenwich

Nice story here about kids meeting Santa. High school kids volunteering, making kids’ day, but I was struck by the mention of Greenwich policeman Sean O’Donell and his three-year-old son, Matthew. If memory serves, Sergeant O’Donnell served two tours in Iraq, and graciously met my son John and me at Starbucks some years ago so that we could express our gratitude for his service. I’m delighted that he now has his own boy and can take him to events like this. (I’m still pissed at your brother, Sean, for trying to handcuff my daughter Sarah for the alleged offense of driving with bad brakes – saved by Tommy Keegan –  but happy Thanksgiving to you, Matthew, and even that hot-headed brother of yours).

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Here in Greenwich, we’d have to offer the Mommies coupons for Splash detailing jobs

Brunswick child waddling from SUV to front steps of school

Britain offers kids shopping voucher rewards if they’ll walk to school. My guess is that our own kids would be delighted to walk down the street, if only their mothers would let them.

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