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J.O.B. Zenishness...

Sometimes, Wishing is Enough…

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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J.O.B. Real Life School Wasted Time...

Hello World!

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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Little Bits of Stupid Real Life

About Me

For Carl, with tongue in cheek… As of February 23, 2008… My name is Les Becker. I’m 42 years-old, and I live in Northern Ontario, Canada with two teen-aged girls (one, I actually gave birth to!) and two cats (I didn’t give birth to either of them, though.). I don’t own a tuba. I do […]

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Real Life

Now, Where Was I…?

“All Tuckered Out”Taken November 10, 2007 with Canon PowerShot A550 Apparently, I am becoming a bi-weekly (or is it “monthly”?) blogger. Much of the steps to this new life I’m building have had to take place off-line (I’m driving! I’m driving!), and by the time I get back in the house and get comfortable again, […]

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Book Mentions Photography Writer's Block Writing

Feeling a Little Trapped Here…

My bad habits are haunting me. I just couldn’t wait to start NaNoWriMo… until the start date, that is. Now, I’m restless and can’t seem to concentrate. Hmmm, my coffee cup is empty, excuse me a minute. The story is there. All I have to do is sit my ass down and write it. Geez, […]

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Finances Music

I Did Something Bad.

I spent money I don’t have on something I don’t need. That doesn’t make having it now any less necessary, mind you. Now that I’ve got the damned thing, it’s as necessary as the Internet. Or air. I went out to the dreaded mall. I went out with the best of intentions – to get […]

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Book Mentions Photography Real Life The Walk-About

It May Just Be Spring, After All…

I think it might be, because the smell outside my window smacks unmistakably of what can only be described as “Old Cat-Box”. Nasty analogy, I know, but there you have it. And the weather has finally been fine long enough for me to trust it. This is Canuckia, after all. It could start to blizzard […]

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J.O.B. Little Bits of Stupid

Meet the New Driver…

“He’s a foreigner.” We went to record the sound for a commercial – a 45-minute job. I think I got home two and a half hours later. First things first…. we got lost. Well, we weren’t exactly lost lost – we knew where we were. But the client’s store was sure lost! Funny part is […]

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Little Bits of Stupid Photography

Meet the New Camera…

Louie took my camera away. Something about his Very Significant Other and Mexico (Damn, but I hate it when people go to Mexico without me! Don’t I, Suzi?). It’s all good, though. I got pissed (“How do you expect me to work without a camera?!”), and stomped down to the mall yesterday and bought a […]

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Book Mentions It Helps If the Whole Family Is Crazy Little Bits of Stupid Movie Mentions

Another Bridge Crossed…

Kyla came home from school yesterday with her book order: her very own copy of A Bridge to Terabithia. She’s read school copies several times already, and seen the movie in the theater three times now. She rushed in at 3:30, dropped the book in my hands, and rushed back out to her babysitting job. […]