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Politics in World of Warcraft

I had a bizarre encounter in World of Warcraft today. I was loitering around, and this guy kept yelling “Death to Iran!” Now, if someone yells something in-game with the /yell command, everyone in a large area hears it. It’s considered rude to bring in too much real-world stuff. People play World of Warcraft to […]

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Talking to Myself

Early morning. Dark. Climbing a long hill in Pennsylvania at 40 mph in a heavy tractor-trailer. Being passed by annoyed motorists who had to make an effort and change lanes. The black bulk of the hills all around me stand out only faintly against the indigo sky. The moon hangs low in the sky, one […]

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Kilo Watts

Got a funny for you. My truck gave my dispatcher a new nickname. Okay, so I should probably explain that the new truck talks. When messages come in over the satcom, I can ask the truck to read them to me. Well, my dispatcher’s name is K____ Watts (no, I’m not going to post his […]

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Truck #27224

Greensboro. I just kicked back on fresh sheets in my new truck. I wish I could claim some excitement about the new truck, but my last one, Rayne, wasn’t old. Just 38,000 miles (which is nothing for a truck). This new truck is so much like Rayne that it doesn’t really feel like I’m in […]

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Back Into the Box

Headed back to Greensboro. Got a late start. Mama’s power was off this morning. The utility people are working on something in her apartment complex. I lingered as long as I could because I was worried about how Mama would fair in the heat with her asthma. But we both finally agreed that there was […]

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Reeling from Taxes

Just left a tax office. I couldn’t figured out how to claim the blanket deduction for road expenses, which I have to do since I’m being paid per diem. So I got some help. Didn’t do me a lot of good. I’m still going to have to pay the IRS over $1,200. Ouch! The lady […]

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Kathy Hannon & A Big Lie

If I ever wanted proof that my relatives in Blacksburg were fucked up, I now have ample evidence. I suppose some backstory is in order. My cousin, Kathy Hannon, visited Mama the other day. And me, as well, since I was there. I hadn’t seen Kathy in at least a a decade. Now, I should […]

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Wandering

I’m wandering the countryside, currently somewhere east of Cherryville, North Carolina. Observing ancient traditions, I took a trip around the block. Of course, in this instance that meant going south to the Kings Mountain Battleground (well, near it, to drop off a check to the mechanic who’s been working on the T-bird), going east to […]

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The Thunderbird & The Battleground

I rambled a bit today. First I wandered south of Kings Mountain to the mechanics shop where my Thunderbird has been for the last five months. When I first got there, the shop owner, Shane, wasn’t there, so I couldn’t find out anything about it. They said he’d run out for lunch. So … I […]

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Storage Visit

Went to Gastonia to check in on my stuff in storage today. Geez. What a mess. The building looks like I did exactly what I did. There at the end, when I was loading things into the building and running out of time, I just started putting things wherever. You can tell it. Of course, […]

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