Call Me Lazarus

My ongoing battle with telemarketers continues. I don’t know why they love to bother me so much. It’s as though I won some sort of lottery where the grand prize is daily harassment instead of a few million dollars. I have tried every trick in the book to shake them, but nothing has ever worked. AContinue reading “Call Me Lazarus”

I’m Dying to Be Left Alone. Literally.

I may have finally learned how to beat telemarketers at their own game. Just tell ’em you’re dead. One day last week, I got a call from a Nigerian prince telling me I’d just won the lottery, and would I like to buy some Viagra with my earnings while switching cell phone carriers? Or something along thoseContinue reading “I’m Dying to Be Left Alone. Literally.”

I’m Just Here for the Coffee

I had a dream last night that a coworker died. It’s weird enough dreaming about people you work with, even when they’re alive and well. I see these folks 8 hours a day. As much as I enjoy their company, I don’t necessarily want them to follow me home and crawl into bed with me. Err…so toContinue reading “I’m Just Here for the Coffee”

Did I Kill Glenn Frey?

A couple of weeks ago, I came across an article that stated David Bowie had announced he would no longer be touring. And then his new album came out. Tara is a Bowie fan, so I was telling her these things, lamenting the fact that we’d never get to see him play live. Three days later, David Bowie wasContinue reading “Did I Kill Glenn Frey?”

Perspective

I will admit to some fairly dark moments and “woe-is-me” feelings after being discharged from the hospital earlier this month. Especially as I started to read up on diabetes more. The stats were eye-opening and more than a little disheartening. Basically, my odds for developing everything have gone up, while – statistically speaking – my lifeContinue reading “Perspective”

Would You Like a Coffin With That?

I came across a story the other day about a man who died in a Burger King restaurant in the U.K. Seems the gent had stopped in at lunchtime, and had a Whopper of a heart attack. He collapsed while standing in line, and staff tried to revive him but were unsuccessful. Fortunately, nobody askedContinue reading “Would You Like a Coffin With That?”