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AT&T is so bad it's funny (an update on my adventure)
On Monday I wrote a diary Two wasted hours with the phone company and the joke's on me. (Quick recap--I wanted a cheaper plan and they decided to switch my landline to Uverse VoiP without explaining ...
Lorikeet 02/25/2015 53 25 1 -
Two wasted hours with the phone company and the joke's on me.
I'm not really a luddite, but I am hanging on to my old phone--you know, the one with the wire that plugs into the wall and works when the power is out. Yes, I also have a cell phone, but I'm not ...
Lorikeet 02/23/2015 81 45 - -
The Grieving Room--It's the Little Things
Last year around this time I wrote a diary for the Grieving Room on my husband's birthday. Since he died just a couple weeks after that, his birthday and death day go together in my mind. So it's ...
Lorikeet 06/23/2014 38 37 - -
Give a click and help prevent GOP Brainwashing
I was first introduced to the film in progress, "The Brainwashing of My Dad" by Zwoof's October 2, 2013 diary Watch this documentary trailer: The Brainwashing of my Dad and later Leslie Salzillo's ...
Lorikeet 10/26/2013 44 59 1 -
The Grieving Room--Today Would Have Been His Birthday
Some of you are familiar with my story from last July 6, when my husband died suddenly . He was very happy that he had made it to 75. Little did we know that he would die a couple weeks later. It's ...
Lorikeet 06/24/2013 42 30 - -
A newbie take on NN13
I went to NN13 in San Jose because I live relatively close by, and because somehow I got caught up in some NN13 fever in a "New Day" diary some time a few months back. It was my first, and I'm glad ...
Lorikeet 06/23/2013 191 156 - -
Painfully Cleaning out Stuff
When my husband died suddenly in July, it felt like a gut punch. It was so unexpected. Of course, as you get older, such an outcome isn't quite as far back in the mind as it used to be, but still, ...
Lorikeet 12/05/2012 130 184 1 2
Monday Murder Mystery: The Dead Detective Series
I have been a mystery fan for a very long time. Back in the '80s and '90s, I kept a list of all the books I wanted to read and would go to used bookstores and buy a bagful at a time. I always had my ...
Lorikeet 12/03/2012 35 42 2 -
My New Reality (The Grieving Room)
Grief is an odd thing. It can creep up when you aren't expecting it or make itself known by a sudden explosion. It can be triggered by almost any everyday thing. I try to let it in a little at a time.
Lorikeet 08/27/2012 41 49 1 192
Today I am a Widow
Yesterday started out like any other day. My husband of almost thirty-nine years was the poster child of a night person. He would go to bed in the morning around seven, and get up at one in the ...
Lorikeet 07/07/2012 621 1058 8 4184
A robocall that wasn't
This isn't much of a diary, but I just had to tell someone about the wannabe robocall I just got. Someone somewhere must have played a joke on me, or made a grievous error, as this is the first ...
Lorikeet 05/24/2012 8 9 - 115
Jury Duty and Mushrooms--A Look Back
I was cutting mushrooms the other day, and my mind started to wander and the next thing you know, I was musing about jury duty. So how did this happen? Stick with me over the entwined orange ...
Lorikeet 04/08/2012 66 50 - 423
Learning from Vegetables
Back in December I was very excited because I finally joined a CSA . I had been thinking about doing something like that for a very long time. The idea of getting a box of organic fruits and ...
Lorikeet 03/20/2012 54 61 5 357
Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Asks for Charity Suggestions
I just received an e-mail from the Elizabeth Warren campaign. After explaining that the Brown and Warren campaigns had made a "Peoples' Pledge" to keep out special interest ads, the campaign ...
Lorikeet 03/06/2012 13 8 - 141
Dealing with PET scans
As some of you know, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in early 2009. After chemo and radiation treatments that ended that May, I went back to work, had a couple of clear pap smears, and was ...
Lorikeet 01/30/2012 61 36 - 242
Ancient History--My Run-In with the IRS
I mentioned previously how I happened to become an ESL (English as a ...
Lorikeet 01/13/2012 70 63 - 526
I never wanted to be a teacher...and look what happened!
Lots of people have dreams about what they want to be when they grow up, but I never did. Lucky for me, although I was raised in the 50s, my family thought girls should go to college too. Sure, I ...
Lorikeet 01/07/2012 38 64 - 401
So the Tea Party Patriots gave me a call...
I don't sign up for Republican literature "just to see what's there." I haven't gotten anything until recently, and I don't know how I got on their list. I sent back some with notes to take me off ...
Lorikeet 01/05/2012 29 17 - 306
Rice Cooker Musings
I believe my rice cooker and I have been together for about forty-four years. I'm not sure of the exact date I got it, and I was going to see if I could find out whether or not there was any ...
Lorikeet 12/28/2011 247 106 4 753
I finally joined a CSA!
I'd been thinking about joining a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for a long time. The idea of getting fruits and vegetables right from the farm ...
Lorikeet 12/25/2011 115 91 2 582
In Praise of the Persimmon
Lorikeet 12/03/2011 39 14 - 130
I was flabbergasted by this call.
I usually get very few phone calls, but it's election season. We just finished an election in San Francisco that had 16 people running for mayor and 9 more for sheriff and district attorney. Tuesday ...
Lorikeet 11/10/2011 15 37 - 308
An Odd Poll for San Francisco Mayor
Our mayoral election in San Francisco is coming up in November. I've been following it a bit, but I've certainly not decided yet on who I'm going to vote for. Not only that, but we have a ranked ...
Lorikeet 08/12/2011 8 4 - 95
Tiny roly-poly thin veins, ports, and a negative PET scan...oh my!
Looking back, I can see how I got to this point. I've had trouble getting blood taken for about forty years. I can remember one of the reasons I left Kaiser was because the phlebotomist poked me ...
Lorikeet 08/02/2011 79 42 - 372
Union Reminiscences-6 Part-time Faculty in the Contract, Then and Now
This is the sixth in a series about collective bargaining in the San Francisco Community College District. I was a Union activist in the late '70s and early '80s when collective bargaining for ...
Lorikeet 07/14/2011 21 21 2 158
Doonesbury--The more things change, the more they stay the same
I've been on the lookout for an open thread since last night [edit: well there it is, but what the hell], but I finally decided to go ahead and make this one of those "diaries that are not a diary." ...
Lorikeet 07/03/2011 15 26 - 262
Union Reminiscences-5 Impasse, Mediation, Fact-Finding and a Strike Threat
This is Part 5 of my series looking back as the former Union president of the San Francisco Community College District Federation of Teachers, AFT 2121, during the negotiations for our first contract,
Lorikeet 06/03/2011 1 2 - 49
Union Reminiscences-4 Negotiations and an All-Faculty Meeting
This is Part 4 of my Union Reminiscences series. Click to ...
Lorikeet 05/31/2011 5 14 2 146
Union Reminiscences-3 Negotiations and Unfair Labor Practice Charges
In Part 1 , I ...
Lorikeet 05/27/2011 11 13 - 76
Union Reminiscenses-2 Winning the Collective Bargaining Representation Election
For information about the law that provided for collective bargaining in K-12 and community colleges in California in 1976, as well as a description of the San Francisco Community College District ...
Lorikeet 05/25/2011 1 10 - 131
Union Reminiscenses-1 The Beginning of Collective Bargaining in my College District in California
The recent Republican efforts to remove collective bargaining for public employees gave me a chance to remember back to 1976 when California's first law giving collective bargaining to its teachers ...
Lorikeet 05/23/2011 1 9 - 76
Procrastination or Writer's Block?
When DK4 came around I had a spurt of diary activity--for some reason I felt "safer" and decided to take the plunge. I even made some lists about what I might like to write about. I've been writing ...
Lorikeet 05/12/2011 11 5 - 79
Snow in San Francisco? Yes, sorta, but...
I lived in Michigan until I graduated from college, so I am very familiar with the Midwestern weather--hot summers, cold winters, and snow. When I moved to San Francisco, I had to get used to some ...
Lorikeet 02/28/2011 25 7 - 154
How we came to put up a gate across the front of our house...
When I came to San Francisco from the Midwest, I was immediately shocked to see that the houses were built flush to one another, with no space in between. Not only that, but there was no front lawn ...
Lorikeet 02/24/2011 14 8 - 279
Plantar Fasciitis--A Pain in the A$$
As any of you who have or have had plantar fasciitis know, it is truly a pain in the a$$ heel. Compared to all the health problems that people have, I suppose it ranks nearer the ...
Lorikeet 02/23/2011 117 16 2 291
Don't tell Nurse Kelley, but I'm not so cranky anymore.
Okay, I'm over my crankiness about the DK4 setup at least. For better or for worse, I find I'm spending more time reading diaries and (as you can see) am venturing out a bit to write my own. Maybe I ...
Lorikeet 02/20/2011 34 12 - 125
Chemo & Radiation--What you always wanted to know, or maybe not.
Some of you may be familiar with the diary I wrote in February after my cancer came back. I've been ...
Lorikeet 05/26/2010 35 24 1 64
My Cancer Came Back (Update)
I debated writing a diary about this, since I really haven't "done" diaries, but I decided I'd feel better if I did. Last year around January, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer, stage 1B, after a ...
Lorikeet 02/18/2010 446 354 4 93
Someone Goofed? Huge spam in San Francisco.
I only recently joined DailyKos after lurking for a bit and this is my first diary. I'm afraid I haven't been doing a lot of GOTV activities, but at least I've been throwing my coin (a lot of coin) ...
Lorikeet 11/01/2008 12 6 - 2
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