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  1. My husband has a thing for using an inordinate...

    My husband has a thing for using an inordinate amount of paper towels on a daily basis. So I push back by re-using my little rectangles; for instance, our desert of two or three Pepperidge Farm...
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    I opened at 10:00; it is now 1:30. I have not...

    I opened at 10:00; it is now 1:30. I have not had a single person in here except the lady who sells tamales door-to-door (they are exceptionally delicious, BTW). There is all this leftover...
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    The thing is I have a hard time concentrating on...

    The thing is I have a hard time concentrating on actual books sitting upright in an uncomfortable chair. I read flopped on the couch at home or propped up with pillows and a heating pad in bed in...
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    My challenge today is EXTREME BOREDOM whilst...

    My challenge today is EXTREME BOREDOM whilst gallery sitting. The past few few weeks has seen a big slowdown (usually happens this time of year here). Today is the pits. I'm still sitting on the...
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    Our wood was $240 per cord, and our guy delivers...

    Our wood was $240 per cord, and our guy delivers and stacks it as well. It's the deadfall and slightly burnt trees from all the forest fires in the Jemez Mountains. I'm a little annoyed this year...
  6. Thread: Worker Comfort

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    They sit in the same chairs when they are minding...

    They sit in the same chairs when they are minding the gallery. They're also 10 to 15 years younger than me. I got through today with my crappy pillow, but I will check out options online. It seems...
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    4887 Here is this bad boy! I'm sitting on it...

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    Here is this bad boy! I'm sitting on it right now, grrrrrrr...

    PS: I have no idea how to turn the photo so it is upright!
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    Honestly, Sioux, I would take in a note from my...

    Honestly, Sioux, I would take in a note from my doctor that you can't work in that chair and need accommodation and then I would buy myself a comfortable office chair and take it in there myself. I...
  9. Thread: The Daily Rave

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    I'm really hoping our little volunteer fire...

    I'm really hoping our little volunteer fire department will host a town-wide potluck Thanksgiving dinner this fall. It was canceled for the past two Thanksgivings due to Covid. It was really a...
  10. Thread: Worker Comfort

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    The point is, she does not WANT to change chairs...

    The point is, she does not WANT to change chairs at all, period. I was looking on-line for some better cushions for the seat (which may help), but a cushion for the back of the chair will not work...
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    Money is a bit tight, so I don't think she'll...

    Money is a bit tight, so I don't think she'll spring for anything very expensive. I was going to offer to buy a different chair for myself at the Restore in Santa Fe. They always have office chairs...
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    Worker Comfort

    After this crazy-ish year of first being unemployed, then picking up odd jobs here and there in town, I've been working two days a week as a gallery sitter/salesperson at a very nice high-end gallery...
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    Withdrawing from my coffee habit. It sucks. My...

    Withdrawing from my coffee habit. It sucks. My head is exploding and my brain is fuggy. I'm only doing it under duress, meaning my gut cannot handle the stuff. It's been giving me horrible...
  14. Thread: Yes

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    Congratulations and best wishes in the new...

    Congratulations and best wishes in the new position going forward!
  15. Thread: Vacation Time!

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    Vacation Time!

    On Thursday, me and my guy are traveling back to Michigan for a REAL vacation finally! Since the pandemic we've only done a long weekend here and there, but this time we have 10 days.

    We're...
  16. Thread: Charms??

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    Bead stores usually carry all sorts of fun charms...

    Bead stores usually carry all sorts of fun charms (from a former bead store manager).
  17. Thread: Tipping...

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    Tipping is tricky, more so these days it seems. ...

    Tipping is tricky, more so these days it seems. I work one day a week in a weed shop, just taking ID's at door. Almost ridiculous (not that I am complaining) that I get paid $16/hr for this, but...
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    Yeah...wow...my daughter would maybe still be...

    Yeah...wow...my daughter would maybe still be alive if someone had found her in time and gave her Narcan...
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    I hadn't heard that about tomatoes. I will get...

    I hadn't heard that about tomatoes. I will get some extra the next time when I go shopping. Stew and soup season will be upon us soon, and I use a lot of tomatoes for that!

    My lettuce garden has...
  20. Thread: Tipping...

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    Tipping...

    God, I feel like a total jerk today. I went to the local coffee shop to grab a muffin and the owner was there (who I know and have been to her house, as group of us are working on the abortion issue...
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    4724 [ATTACH=CONFIG]4725 Chipping away at...

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    Chipping away at this nightmare with no end, an unwanted side effect of a robust monsoon season. This is all pollinating ragweed and I am dying of an allergy attack...
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    New Mexico Is So Green...

    with WEEDS! OMG! Never have I seen such a green variety of abundance here...

    We are having an excellent monsoon season here. It started early in June for a few weeks, then subsided for two...
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    Whenever I get tripped up by stuff like this, I...

    Whenever I get tripped up by stuff like this, I ask myself, " Will I even remember the dilemma three days from now? Will I have terrible regrets?" 99.5% of the time the answer is no, and I then...
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    Popular culture has glorified violence for a very...

    Popular culture has glorified violence for a very long time. Guns are the final solution for these sick souls to lash out against dehumanization of late-stage capitalism.
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    I will NEVER overbook myself to help people out...

    I will NEVER overbook myself to help people out in their galleries for 8 days in a row. I just cannot sit that long doing virtually nothing. I was starting to miss my Wholefoods deli job by day 5. ...
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