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Louie Saves the Day

Posted by Les Becker on September 6, 2007 in The 3-Day-Novel Contest, Writing |

8 bottles of Heineken, 4 litres of ginger ale, 14 bologna & cheese sandwiches, a box of Honey-Nut Cheerios, 3 litres of 2% milk, 1 pizza (thank you Food Fairy), 6 cans of V8, 12 chocolate meal supplement drinks, and FOUR AND A HALF packs of cigarettes later, I kid you not….I crawled out from […]


So, 2015 Sure Started Out Weird…

I’m not sure I even know where to begin… I was asleep when the ball dropped – woke up when the kids all called for rides home at the same time. It took me three trips, and I drive a mini-van. That’s a lot of drunken 20-somethings… That old saw about “how you ring in […]

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The Retirement J.O.B.

Posted by Les Becker on October 27, 2014 in J.O.B. |

So I went broke. Again. My retirement was short, but worth it. I got to go back to The Toy Store again, too. Now, I work both locations – the one on the hill, which was the second location I ever worked at. Louie ran it then, before HE had a melt-down and quit (I […]


The Unconventional Guide to Wearing No Pants…

Posted by Les Becker on October 11, 2014 in J.O.B., Little Bits of Stupid, Real Life |
Ther Should Be Pants Here

I don’t like pants. I like comfort, and pants don’t equate with that. Any pants, really, but some are a little more comfortable than others. Yoga pants, for example, can be worn to work if you’re skinny and old and decidedly not-sexy, so that’s what I wear to the J.O.B., even though there is a […]

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Am I Smarter than a Potato?

Posted by Les Becker on September 16, 2014 in Gardening, Little Bits of Stupid, Tarmac Garden, The Landlady |

My big project for 2014 (aside from becoming “Independently Self-Sufficient”, that is) was to be able to feed the household without having to purchase any vegetable I could grow myself. Actually, the garden was a major part of the “Independently Self-Sufficient” plan – I just knew damned well that I could only just begin the […]

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You Don’t Get Much Cuter Than This…

Posted by Les Becker on July 13, 2014 in Fur-Babies, Little Bits of Stupid |
Homesick Puppy

I’m dog-sitting Louie da Boss’ baby… in the daylight she’s a happy, yappy little thing that loves to wrestle with Kaylee, who has about 100 pounds on her. Coda also guards the parking lot against all things noisy, going so far as to sneak under the gate whenever my back is turned, to expand her […]

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This is a Picture of “Happy”…

Posted by Les Becker on May 16, 2011 in Artsy Fartsy, Photography, Wall Panels, Zenishness... |

This is a close-up shot of one of my attic wall panels. It’s not finished quite yet, but every time I look at it, it makes me smile. It’s the perfect pic for this post as Louie Da Boss made me very happy this week by “forcing” me to take 4 paid days off. In […]


Somewhere, There’s a Silver Lining…

Posted by Les Becker on June 13, 2009 in Finances, Real Life |
"Shine On"

It was a wicked week. Ups, downs, and a few upside-downs, to boot. On the “up” side, the Lily-Dawg has her new home. As I write this, I imagine she is either paddling in the creek or lazing on/tearing through the back field of “her” farm, located down the line toward Teeny-Tiny Town… It’s possible, […]

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Posted by Les Becker on May 14, 2009 in Finances, Photography |

Now, don’t get all excited by the “Ta-DA”; I don’t have much in the way of “lawyer” news, yet. I have to admit, though, that I’m sick and tired of being pissed off, already. And I feel guilty about dissing The Sire on my very public blog, even if he (sorta) does deserve it. And […]

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Whew! I Need That “Slow-It-All-Down” Button Again…

Posted by Les Becker on December 9, 2008 in Finances, Real Life |

Busy, wow! I’m loving the night shift, but will have to re-learn “day-shift mode” for the weekends until at least after the New Year, beginning this Sunday, when I start working days for Louie. That will only be on the weekends, mind you – I’m not sure yet how I’ll deal with working 7 days […]

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Sometimes, Wishing is Enough…

Posted by Les Becker on November 27, 2008 in J.O.B., Zenishness... |

My boss called me today. Asked me to come in to work to “have a little talk.” Scared the shit out of me. I LOVE my job. I want to keep my job. The only thing I don’t like about my job is my seeming inability to negotiate gracefully between day shifts and night shifts, […]

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Hello World!

Posted by Les Becker on April 15, 2008 in J.O.B., Real Life, School, Wasted Time... |

Okay, it’s just been so damned long since I’ve posted that it feels like a brand new blog. And what you see above is pretty much what everything that I’ve been up to to keep me from blogging boils down to (Holy ol’ shit, but that’s a lot of “to”s!). In other words: a whole […]

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