I envy my cousin his lack of tonsils

Because here I am, over 50, with a bout of tonsillitis combined with ear infection.

My biggest problem with it right now is the painful swallowing. It’s not just the tonsil/throat, it’s the stabbing pain in the ear when I do from the pressure of the tonsil on the Eustachian tube. It’s especially troublesome right about 3:30 am, when the pain medication wears off.

Fever, pain, and lack of sleep. Perfect recipe for being cranky, or having no filter and calling it like it is.

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Nice to see that Good Customer Service isn’t totally extinct

Yesterday, three QuickFlix DVDs arrived, but it had been raining, and the mailman didn’t insert them fully into the mailbox. They got soaked.

I had tried to carefully remove the mailing envelopes, but they dissolved into mush. The DVDs were ok, but the mailers were gone.

I logged onto QuickFlix site, and sent them a message via “contact us” after business hours yesterday.

This morning, I get a call. They are going to mark the ‘mailer-less’ DVDs as returned, so the next three are sent out immediately. When done with those, just double up the DVDs in the mailers.

Might be a tight squeeze, and if the mailer opens on the sides, I can and will use either tape or stapler to close the edges.

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What good is it…

For me, after someone complained about being fiscally careful, of doing just that (like sewing waistbands back on underwear is just so much fun.. and that’s just one example of penny pinching) what that other someone has, in the past two weeks, racked up $229 in speeding fines?

Anyone… anyone?

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Bather’s Beach, Fremantle W.A.

Can almost hear the waves, yes?

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To those who say “Never try to out-stubborn a cat”

You have never seen me do exactly that.

Ziggy has habit of licking a spot on a foot until it’s lost the fur (stress thing like a human biting fingernails). She has learned that I will make her stop whether she wants to or not.

Next thing; get her to stop ‘power rubbing’ her chin raw.

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I’m so glad I have a sewing machine

But not so glad I need it as often as I do.

It seems that most of the times I use it, is to repair piss poorly put stitched together items. Just got through finishing off the end of a zipper on a laundry bag, and stitching the zipper and fabric together. This is the 6th one repaired, and two I had to toss because the zipper head came off.

Now, I know these didn’t cost a small fortune (only $6 for a pair) but if you get them, use them once or twice, then they fall apart, and you get more, the cost can add up quickly.

And it’s not just laundry bags. I’ve had to re-seam shirts, dresses, ‘delicate underthings’. Wear once, wash once, repair.

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RIP Robin Williams. Be at Peace, and thank you for what you gave us.

I had hoped when I heard this, that it was a hoax. But it’s not.

Actor, comedian, genius…. the black dog got him. The world world has lost one of its brightest lights, and we are lessened for it.

My condolences to all who loved him, his family, friends, the world.

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