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Ground rules for my family

Goodwill is coming tomorrow, for all the things too big to fit in my car. Habitat for Humanity is coming on Friday, to pick up the refrigerator and chest freezer, because Goodwill doesn't take appliances. Sanford & Son is coming on Saturday morning, for everything that remains.

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Wednesday,
March 23, 2022


Then I'll sweep up, load the car, have a last breakfast at the diner on Sunday morning, and be on my way.

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Like everyone else, I'm a better than average driver.

I don't like driving, though. It's not quite a phobia, but whenever I get into a car, whether driving or riding, I'm aware that there's no more dangerous way to travel. You're dead if the wrong person hiccups at the wrong moment.

If I die on the way, please accept my apologies for a blog that's never been as good as I'd hoped.

With good hiccups luck, I'll be in Seattle by next weekend. Once settled, I'm hoping to return to writing two posts daily, with one post weekly that's worth reading.

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First draft of my ground rules for the family, because they need them:

• When you've asked me to do something and I've said no, that's the answer. Please respect that answer. Asking over and over again, hoping for yes after I've said no? That's rude.

• Someone has signed me up with a Seattle-area job-search company. Four emails are arriving daily, despite my clicking 'unsubscribe' after the first one. No doubt the intention was kind, but signing someone up for spam, without asking, is rude.

• Most of the family is religious, but I'm not. I'll respect your religion, and expect you to respect my lack. Tell me what happened at church on Sunday, and I'll listen cheerfully and in good spirits. Tell me that *I* should be in church on Sunday? That's rude.

Let's be polite, OK? Good manners will keep everyone happy. 

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And now, my internet history from yesterday, minus the porn…

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Capitol riot suspect is granted refugee status in Belarus after fleeing US 

A video released by Belta on Tuesday showed an immigration official handing Mr Neumann a document confirming his refugee status. "Now you are completely under the protection of the Republic of Belarus," the official says.

I look forward to the eventual updates on Evan Neumann's new life in Belarus.

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Texas librarian fired for not removing trans-friendly books 

Texas court again halts child abuse investigations into parents of trans kids 

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Google routinely hides emails from litigation by CCing attorneys, DOJ alleges 

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Starbucks workers at corporate home town Seattle location unanimously vote to unionize 

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Scientists worry that an extra-contagious version of COVID may push cases up in the United States 

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Prankster puts a portrait of Putin in Moscow elevator and records reactions 

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Russian cosmonauts wearing yellow & blue? Just a coincidence. 

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More details emerge on plans to ruin San Francisco’s Castro Theatre as a film venue 

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It's possibly the most LA thing ever to have a private, invitation-only opening for a piece of public infrastructure built for walking and biking and then provide the attendees with only driving directions.

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"Go through Marilyn's legs and turn right." 

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You had me at fish farts 

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John Waters talks with the New York Times 

Surprise: He's a bit outrageous, and also, he's written his first novel.

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100 ways to slightly improve your life without really trying 

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One-word newscast, because it's the same news every time...
copscopscopscops
RepublicansRepublicansRepublicans
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 Mystery links  — Like life itself, there’s no knowing where you’re going:


    
         

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♫♬  Sing along
 with Doug 
 
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The End
 
3/23/2022 
 
Cranky Old Man is annoyed and complains and very occasionally offers a kindness, along with anything off the internet that's made me smile or snarl. All opinions fresh from my ass. Top illustration by Jeff Meyer. Click any image to enlarge. Comments & conversations invited.
 
Tip 'o the hat to All Hat No Cattle, Linden Arden, ye olde AVA, BoingBoing, Breakfast at Ralf's, Captain Hampockets, CaptCreate's Log, John the Basket, LiarTownUSA, Meme City, National Zero, Ran Prieur, Voenix Rising, and anyone else whose work I've stolen without saying thanks.
 
Extra special thanks to Becky Jo, Name Withheld, Dave S., and always Stephanie...

2 comments:

  1. YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY SOON THEN. BIG CHANGES IN LIFE. I WISH YOU A SAFE JOURNEY AND ALL THE BEST. PIP-PIP!

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