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sun - NC State Fair recap posted: Sun 2018-10-14 13:04:43 tags: n/a
Saturday we set out for the NC State Fairgrounds around 12:30 or 1. I set the 4501 Reedy Creek Rd parking lot for our destination, and Google Maps kept waffling and recalculating en route as jammed traffic was apparently considered total blockage. We ended up circling the fairground and shelling out $20 at an especially convenient lot on the south side near Gate 2. On the drive home, we would note lots of cars parked in totally unlit and seemingly dangerous spots along the Hillsborough St. approach to the ... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-10-12 06:54:11 tags: n/a
Hurricane Michael, which caused so much devastation in Bay Co. FL, was just a gusty heavy rainstorm by the time it reached Wake Co., NC. Our electricity didn't even flicker enough to disrupt the cablemodem. Last night's movie was "A Fistful of Dollars" (1967), which is an interesting story and kind of a fun glimpse into the art of low-budget film in that era. The previous pick was "The Sunset Limited", which was almost entirely a densely-packed dialogue over the meaning of life through the lenses of 2 unna... (...more)
thu posted: Thu 2018-10-11 06:37:04 tags: n/a
My cousin's borderline white nationalist FB rants trouble my mind more than they probably should.

Called the UPS store/notary and funeral home to see if they had the suicide notebook. Nope.

Allstate - annuity death claim process
pay utility bills / at Wilson and home-Duke

wed posted: Wed 2018-10-10 08:50:33 tags: n/a
Last week the bookkeeper from EC tried to call me about transferring their old accounting software data file to her computer for a new version installation, and it sounded like something that would be very difficult for me to assist with if I wasn't hands-on, so I was dreading calling her on my break today. But I kind of gave her permission to take obvious steps, and it did what they needed, so that was easier than anticipated. * * * Some suicides leave a note; ours left a whole notebook. It may seem l... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-10-09 06:11:32 tags: n/a
Early to bed, woke a few times in the night. A little light cardio to start the day, forgot my fon holder and seltzer in my rush out the door. Been on a Zappa kick yesterday and today. A significant amount of his work lacks instrumental hooks, or might be somewhat instrumentally virtuous but is dominated by frivolous vocals, and thus never gained much pop traction - whole albums like "Sleep Dirt" or "Studio Tan". I guess I vaguely knew about this at one time but never realized the ramifications f... (...more)