Garrett is as Garrett does

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'Garrett is as Garrett does'

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I Don’t Lose It Often…

May 14th, 2010
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My glasses – yes. The battle with my waistline – a thousand times, yes. My cool? Rarely. I happened to be crossing the busiest intersection in Volusia County, Clyde Morris Boulevard and International Speedway Boulevard (ISB), when the elderly driver in a plain white Toyota stopped suddenly and directly in front of me. Normally this […]

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I get a COOKIE!

September 22nd, 2009
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Been on a strict no sugar/starch diet ( aka South Beach Diet, Phase One ) for the past two weeks. Been looking forward to my first taste of real sugar about 3 hours after starting Phase One. Normally, cookies are not a part of Phase 2, but as the cookie is a Kashi TLC Oatmeal […]

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Breaking Away Part 37 – The Return To The Road

May 15th, 2009
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While waiting for the detailers to finish giving my car a good twice over, I found a Bicycle Store within walking distance. Yay for free Wi-Fi! Anyway, I bought a new bare-bones TREK bike for $330 inc. tax. Rode it home and back to the detailers (about 4 miles round rip), reveling in the freedom […]

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Dogs and cats living together…mass hysteria!

April 16th, 2009
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Okay, no human sacrifice or mass hysteria, but it does register pretty high on the ‘Awww…’ scale:

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Definitely Pulchritudinous

March 12th, 2009
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The wife survived the most recent round of layoffs at her workplace, they let about 50% of the entire building go, close to 66% of her immediate department.  Brutal.  She was ‘restructured’ into a new department and given an additional title to go with her new responsibilities.  I let her know that she was missing […]

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“What is best in life?”

January 2nd, 2009
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Leaving a friends house this evening with a guitar in one hand and a bottle of Jack in the other – one fake, the other half-empty. Sometimes it’s the simple things…

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Misty Morning in Florida

December 19th, 2008
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Sometimes it’s good to have a camera close at hand. You would never guess by the photo that: A train was rumbling by less than a hundred meters away. The rail crossing was going ‘DING! DING! DING!’ The dog was barking at someone in another yard. Distant emergency services’ sirens could be heard. Sometime a […]

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Joys of Home Ownership: Mortgage Mandated Insurance

October 31st, 2008
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State Farm. After 7 years, no claims, and over $5,000 later, they’ve determined that I’m to much of a risk to hold on their balance sheet. I talked with an insurance agent – she helped be with car insurance in 2001 as well – and it looks like my only choice is Citizen’s. The ‘Insurer […]

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Vacationing: It’s All About The Company You Keep

October 23rd, 2008
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Back from a vacation that was cut short by several days. Let me say that I do like the Florida Keys, its very nice down there – tropical foliage, blue waters, constant sea breezes.  The problem I have is that there are people there.  And most, if not all of them, are there exclusively to […]

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Morning (Not Quite) Routine

September 29th, 2008
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I was about ready to pull away from the house on my way to work when I noticed the windows the wife had tried to open over the weekend were stuck open. I was able to push one closed from the outside, but I needed a pair of screwdrivers to fix the other one. I […]

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