Safely Cocooned…

Posted by Les Becker on August 3, 2015 in Finances, J.O.B., Photography, Productivity, Real Life |
New Beginning

I have a good routine going now. Four nights at The Big Box J.O.B. and two nights at the gasbar – finances are in order, pre-paid bank accounts are being built up, my garden is “gardening”, and my book is selling. I feel like I’m in a safe little cocoon again – much like this […]

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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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The Surgery of Hilary Federwhore

Posted by Les Becker on May 12, 2011 in J.O.B., Little Bits of Stupid, Photography, Real Life |

I’m sure I could do a little digging and find the last photo taken by my Canon PowerShot A550 (named Hilary Federwhore, because every camera should have a name to match the bitch’s personality), if I bothered to. I do know, without the search, that it was some time before February 1 of 2010, which […]

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Posted by Les Becker on January 18, 2011 in J.O.B., Oh Mother...!, Photography |

Banana. © Les Becker December 8th, 2010 Taken with Canon PowerShot SX110 IS Yes, I’m in the running for the “Not Necessarily Banal Blog Title” crown. And I have been feeling rather like that banana looks as though it must. I kinda fell off the internet for a while, there. And y’all know how much […]


No Spitting.

Posted by Les Becker on May 27, 2009 in J.O.B., Little Bits of Stupid, Real Life |

“No Spitting”Taken November 26, 2007 with Canon PowerShot A550 It’s got to be the most disgusting habit – ever – and it’s the one pet peeve I have about my job. Everybody seems to think it’s perfectly acceptable to just hawk and spit on the pavement (or worse, in a trash can if they’re inside). […]

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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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Good God, What Day is This?!

Posted by Les Becker on November 18, 2008 in J.O.B., Real Life |

Bright RawTaken March 16, 2008 with Canon PowerShot A550 I’m not kidding, either. My days are like this: get up, eat, shower, dress, eat again, pack a lunch, cross the street to work, where I suck back 8 to 10 cups of coffee, eat one lunch, buy another, eat everybody else’s leftovers, dance in the […]

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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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So, Is India the New World Power, Now?!

Posted by Les Becker on January 29, 2008 in J.O.B., School, Wasted Time... |

Lost in Translation? Okay, I’m having trouble following… I’m unemployed. The last thing I want is to have to go back to retail. Well, no, actually, the last thing I want is to have to go back to a call center – but retail is pretty freaking close behind… I just went back to school […]

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The Work Cat

Posted by Les Becker on January 4, 2008 in J.O.B. |
Work Cat

This little guy came screaming across the parking lot this morning, begging The Little Admin Lady to please, please, PLEASE let him in the warm and friendly-looking place she was attempting to unlock for the day. The place I work is warm and friendly, but it’s no place for a cat, much as The Little […]

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