The Strategic Retreat

Tom Robbins and 4 Ladies

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I just got back from San Francisco. Being part of the 7/11 crowd in SF requires me to scurry home like a South Bay bilge rat before the last train leaves around 11ish, shunned until my visa run allows me to return the next morning. I’ve gotten fairly used to the scurrying by now and it sure beats parking in SF, or kicking out that rent, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy it.

Tonight I was in the city to hear Tom Robbins speak about his life and his new book, Tibetan Peach Pie. I was there to hear… Read the rest

And I or And me

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I often hear people say “(person) and I” when it should be “(person) and me”.

I hear people doing this wrong all the damn time. Mainly I think it’s because people learn, incorrectly, that “and I” is the proper way so they correct themselves when they shouldn’t.

If I want to say that Nadya and I are going to the store that’s what I should say. “Nadya and I are going to the store”. *But* if I want to ask if you want to go to the store with Nadya and me, that’s correct. “Do you want to go… Read the rest

How Weird Street Faire, 2014 San Francisco

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thats weird street faire

As I stated in my last post, I should at least be able to post on Sundays. But, the best laid plans of mice and Jeffs often go awry. The fact is, I drag my cracker ass out of bed at 4:30am six days a week and am not much in the writing mood when I get home at 5. But, glorious Sundays are my me-time. My writing time. My sleep in until 9am time. And this Sunday was going exactly as planned, until it wasn’t. Slept in, caught a bubble bath, about to start on my whites. Then… Read the rest

Sleep, School and Work

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jeff in scrubs

My blogging consistency has been, and will continue to be, hampered by sleep, school and work. I had some problems with a CPAP leak for the past couple of weeks, which basically means my nights were spent suffocating instead of sleeping. I began a new job on Thursday, which means my weekdays and Saturdays will be spent toiling. I begin teaching myself Calc and Stats next week and begin summer classes for my MBA program in less than a month.

The CPAP issue appears to be mostly resolved but the 45-60 hour work week in addition to a… Read the rest