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Viva Las Vegas

Posted by Marlinee on Sep 25, 2016 in Travels

Because hotels in Las Vegas have the tendency to be torn down and replaced every 10 years, the amount of conference space has grown exponentially. No hotel is worth its salt unless it can accommodate 10,000 bums in seats for a keynote speech and as a result, you can have half a dozen events happening [...]

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They paved paradise

Posted by Marlinee on Sep 13, 2015 in Customer Service

This just in: recent research has shown that the most significant rise in shopping dollar expenditure in the past 10 years has been at big box and warehouse stores, not via online retail purchases. At the risk of dating myself, I remember when the word ‘ecommerce’ was coined and the time when our firm’s nascent [...]

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A summer place

Posted by Marlinee on Jun 20, 2015 in Middle Age

There are apparently only 20 Fridays left until Christmas, although I must admit I didn’t count them myself because I draw the line at self-inflicted punishment. Why is it that winter seems endless even though it lasts (from a calendar perspective anyway) exactly as long as summer, while summer zips by like a BMW convertible [...]

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Breakin’ dishes

Posted by Marlinee on Nov 23, 2014 in Houses

The one true way to figure out you have too much stuff is to pack up to move. All of those things stuck way in the back of the kitchen cupboards, in that place over the fridge or in the blind corner cabinet were probably never very useful to begin with, otherwise they wouldn’t be [...]

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We be jammin’

Posted by Marlinee on Sep 28, 2014 in Middle Age

Last week I went down to the freezer in the basement to look for something to cook for dinner. It turns out I am more in the habit of putting things into the freezer than taking them out, since the package of meat – at the top of the pile, by the way – was [...]

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Plastic Ono Band

Posted by Marlinee on Feb 20, 2014 in Middle Age

My favourite plastic food container died today. Actually, it wasn’t the container itself but the lid that bit the dust. Apparently plastic of a certain type is not destined to survive dishwasher treatment for more than 10 years or so. This particular container was better than many. It could hold a good swath of coleslaw [...]

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It wasn’t a rock – it was a rock lobster!

Posted by Marlinee on May 27, 2013 in Middle Age

My new favourite magazine is Bon Appetite. This is from someone who has about 7 magazines delivered to her door each month. Anyhow, the rest will have to live with the fact that Bon Appetite is my current golden child because it has given me the inspiration for this post. It seems that for some [...]

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Walking in Memphis

Posted by Marlinee on Feb 18, 2013 in Travels, Work

Actually, I did little to no walking in Memphis. That’s because I was in greater metropolitan Memphis, such as it is, at FedEx’s headquarters at the intersection of two major highways. FedEx’s centre of world shipping domination is situated on South Shady Grove Road. In the true manner of all suburban street naming subterfuge, it [...]

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A Festivus for the rest of us

Posted by Marlinee on Dec 17, 2012 in Middle Age

Barring Hanukkah and Diwali (which one could argue happens too early to qualify), Festivus is the first seasonal celebration of note. One might ask why Festivus has endured as such an important observance and I am here to answer that important question. Festivus does not require or promote gift giving, therefore there is no need [...]

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Always got time for Tim Hortons

Posted by Marlinee on Oct 21, 2012 in Middle Age

I think Tim Horton and I need to go to relationship counselling. After many years of a pretty good existence together, Tim has started to let me down. Sure, anyone can forget the small irritations but some of his more recent transgressions are definitely grounds for a very serious discussion about our future. For example: [...]

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