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Jeffrey D

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I’ve become employed again after 2 months
Same job, or a different one?

I was lucky in that I hardly missed a beat in my work through this unpleasantness (professional driver).

Did you get enough rest during your time off? Are you refreshed? I took 4-1/2 months off from my job a few years ago, and it was terrific (I think we all need a break from our jobs at some point).
 
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Same job, or a different one?

I was lucky in that I hardly missed a beat in my work through this unpleasantness (professional driver).

Did you get enough rest during your time off? Are you refreshed? I took 4-1/2 months off from my job a few years ago, and it was terrific (I think we all need a break from our jobs at some point).

Different one. I had been working for the US Census but that ended and was a Temp job. This one Im getting is supposed to be permanent but the on boarding process has not been amusing. I am still applying elsewhere in case
 
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Jeffrey D

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Craft Beer
Yes I enjoy them on occasion. There’s a microbrewery near Philadelphia called Victory, and they make 2 delicious brews- Storm King Stout (9% alcohol, pours into a glass looking like used motor oil, it’s so dark), and Scarlet Fire Rauch (a seasonal brew- they don’t make this one very often- has a smoky taste).
 
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Yes I enjoy them on occasion. There’s a microbrewery near Philadelphia called Victory, and they make 2 delicious brews- Storm King Stout (9% alcohol, pours into a glass looking like used motor oil, it’s so dark), and Scarlet Fire Rauch (a seasonal brew- they don’t make this one very often- has a smoky taste).
I’ll need to look in to getting Victory in my area, it sounds delicious. I enjoy dark beers.
 

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Another brew I discovered not long ago is Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale, brewed in Lexington. Tasty. It’s a strong beer that probably shouldn’t be used as a chaser for other drinks.
 

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This is a strange one, but I love sleeping in the car! My wife likes to go to casinos (pre. Zombie apocalypse of course) and gamble for a couple of hours. I stay in the car with music and things to read. Five minutes after she is gone I take out the car pillow and blanket, recline the chair, and sleep the entire time. This is usually the best quality sleep unless I am in a parking garage and people are screaming at each other in a language I don't know. I sometimes suffer from insomnia. When I can't sleep next time I am thinking seriously I should just step into the garage and have a snooze!
 

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Received my new ID card from the SC DMV (old one expires Nov. 9 of this year, but I got a new one so I'd have one upon expiration of the old one; also, the new one has a new design, and lasts eight years, compared to the five of before).
 
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Since moving to a city with incredible internet, I finally got my wife to agree to shutting off our cable tv which is usually just on for noise. We almost exclusively stream everything now. I put in the cancel order today and will drop off the equipment at the central office tomorrow after work. All totaled, I’m going to save about $1,700 / yr.
 

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That I have a remarkable piece of 9/11 memorabilia: a set of Hawaiian newspapers (the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10 or so) covering some of the days after that unforgettable American tragedy (next year at that time will mark 20 years since the Towers were felled; where has the time gone?).

I purchased these old Hawaiian papers from EBay recently, and received that purchase yesterday; some dates are repeated with different headlines, and some have "night finals" (which I would imagine was the Star-Bulletin's way of saying "evening edition"). Here is one of those papers, the Sunday Star-Bulletin from Sept. 16, 2001 (beside the 9/11 headlines, it's the full paper as was published in Honolulu on that date; it has everything, including news, sports, business, classifieds, comics, Mauka/Makai [the Star-Bulletin's Sunday local mag section, I believe], Homes section, TV Hawaii TV guide section, J.C. Penney circular, and national Parade mag [this only cost $1.25 in 2001 on the island of Oahu; here lately in my hometown, as I've said before, you pay twice as much, and don't get near as much]).

Here is that Sunday Hawaiian paper, front page:

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Note: despite that fact that I said "a remarkable piece of 9/11 memorabilia," and that I am pleased to have it, the fact remains that it will always be a sad day in our nation's history.
 
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