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I have two good Indian restaurants near my office, both of which have buffets at lunchtime. One is directly across the street within walking distance, but it's tiny and usually packed with people. The other requires a short drive, but it's really good and makes some of the best chana masala I've ever had.
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I've become quite the coffee snob myself. I tend to favor varieties that are described as "earthy" rather than the ones they call "bright" or "fruity." It impresses the baristas anyway.
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I think I have something in my eye...
Toggle Commented Sep 3, 2014 on More Than Two at Surrender, Dorothy
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You'll do fine! Companies always give the new employee a little grace period to get up to speed.
Toggle Commented Aug 25, 2014 on Nervous as a kitten at The Sturdy Soapbox
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What an interesting story! Thanks for writing it down for posterity. :)
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That kind of thing is really fascinating. Maybe my dog could save someone's life.
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I have decided that I'm going to hire a new cleaning service once my new job starts. But I will definitely not go the Groupon route to find one.
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I'm still reading, of course! I'm happy to read anything you decide to write.
Toggle Commented Apr 9, 2014 on Ten Long Years at Surrender, Dorothy
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That's great! I'm at a new job myself, so I'm behind on my blog reading. Good luck lining up something else soon.
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2014 on So where was I ? at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Poor Kizzy! I'm sending him healing thoughts.
Toggle Commented Jan 9, 2014 on Everyone Send Good Juju at Surrender, Dorothy
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You win for the STP reference in the title. :)
Toggle Commented Dec 11, 2013 on Somewhere in the Vaseline at Surrender, Dorothy
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Way to go, Rita! I like a 5K as much as the next person but I'm leery of the ones with obstacles because I'm afraid I'll get hurt. You totally rock, even if you did trip over a stick. ;-)
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Woohoo!
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I've gone into this with the mindset that it's a life makeover, not a temporary diet, and that has really helped. It keeps me from the whole "failure by a thousand exceptions" tendency and I still reserve the right to eat a cookie or something if I want to.
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I haven't gone the gluten-free route yet, but I have fairly recently given up dairy (including cheese *sob!*), nearly all processed foods, fried foods and almost all meat except for the occasional piece of salmon. The improvement in my allergies, acid reflux, weight and energy levels has been nothing short of amazing. I'm trying really hard not to be the "Is there something here you can eat?" guy since I'm mostly eating veggies, beans and a few grains, but the payoff has been completely worth it.
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I'm awfully fond of the 70 degree days if only because they allow me to open the windows, run the attic fan and not rack up $400+ a month electric bills.
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Ugh, I hate to hear that. (Also, never turn down a cup of tea and a biscuit!) Hope you're feeling better soon.
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What a handsome kitty!
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2013 on Cat in a Dollhouse at Surrender, Dorothy
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Here's hoping you get your kidney stone sorted out and a wonderful new job lined up, both quickly and in the proper order.
Toggle Commented Feb 12, 2013 on A long and unpleasant week at The Sturdy Soapbox
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That's quite the festive outfit!
Toggle Commented Dec 17, 2012 on Busy weekend at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Yay for misfit kitties! Sorry they're both sick, but Buttonsworth should settle down once you find the right food and Kizzy probably just has an upper respiratory thing. I'm so glad you got them from the city shelter (which is what KCPP is, despite the fancy name). It'll give two more cats more time to find a home.
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Congratulations! Slow and steady wins the race and all that...
Toggle Commented Nov 2, 2012 on Chuffed to buggery at The Sturdy Soapbox
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Amen, sista!
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She might be pshawing, but keep talking her through those exercises. When I was a kid, I had a hard time getting to sleep and I used all of those to help me.
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What a cutie! Congratulations!
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