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Sat Aug 16, 2014 at 05:00 PM PDT

WYFP? Birthday Rant

by billssha

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?
Yesterday was my birthday. I am now 46. I am not celebrating.

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Sat Dec 10, 2011 at 05:00 PM PST

WYFP: Things Fall Apart

by billssha

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?

I was going to be existential this week about my life, then was going to do a random grab bag. Then I had my work week journey swerve into a ditch at the last minute -- follow me below the squiggle to see how my juggling keeping the life at the bank in my  manager's absence was going so well until all the balls dropped right at the end.

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    Welcome the weekly installment of My Favorite Authors/Books! For those who are not familiar with us, this is a new series where one of us Kossacks takes the opportunity to tell us why they love a certain author or book. Is there an author whose books you never miss? A particular book that you love so much you want to tell random people on the street about? This is the place for you.

    This series celebrates authors and books that have a special place in our hearts. But what do you do when an author you love gradually stops producing works that you absolutely love, when it even becomes a chore to read some of his novels? I have been reading Dean Koontz when he had both a mustache and the middle initial of R in his name, and while I am going to celebrate what I first loved about reading his books I would not be fair if I did not mention what I see as the fading of his works.

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Welcome the weekly installment of My Favorite Authors/Books! For those who are not familiar with us, this is a new series where one of us Kossacks takes the opportunity to tell us why they love a certain author or book. Is there an author whose books you never miss? A particular book that you love so much you want to tell random people on the street about? This is the place for you.

Except for this week.

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Welcome the July 4th diary of My Favorite Authors/Books! For those who are not familiar with us, this is a new series where one of us Kossacks takes the opportunity to tell us why they love a certain author or book. Is there an author whose books you never miss? A particular book that you love so much you want to tell random people on the street about? This is the place for you.

As it is the Fourth of July, I wanted to discuss a book that features American themes. There is nothing that represents America more than persevering and triumphing over adverse circumstances. And there is nothing that says adverse circumstances more than battling the forces of the undead as they threatening to overwhelm both our country and the whole world. So join me below the squiggle as I talk about that epitome of triumph over zombie adversity, World War Z.

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Sat Jun 25, 2011 at 04:51 PM PDT

WYFP: Swimming after a Sailed Ship

by billssha

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?

What do you do when you figure out what direction you want your life to take only to discover that ship sailed years ago?

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Welcome the debut diary of My Favorite Authors/Books! For those who did not get a chance to see my announcement diary yesterday, this is a brand new series where one of us Kossacks takes the opportunity to tell us why they love a certain author or book. Is there an author whose books you never miss? A particular book that you love so much you want to tell random people on the street about? This is the place for you.

For you reading pleasure, I open this series with my currently favorite author, Christopher Moore.

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Hey all! The hints have been out there for a few weeks now and the rumors are true. A new series from your friends at Readers & Book Lovers is debuting tomorrow evening -- My Favorite Authors/Books.

More info below the flair thingy.

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Sat Jul 03, 2010 at 04:41 PM PDT

WYFP -- Self Confidence

by billssha

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?

Self confidence: Is it something you can develop if need be? Or fake if you cannot?

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This isn't going to be particularly long, but from the comments I've been reading, I'm not alone in wanting to talk about my voting experience this morning in the Coakley-Brown Senate race.

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Sat Aug 29, 2009 at 04:36 PM PDT

WYFP -- Grad School Blues

by billssha

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?

This might not seem like an obvious problem -- actually getting accepted into graduate school is on the few bright spots in my life at the moment. But as I get closer to the start date, I thought I would share some of my concerns.

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Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 04:09 PM PDT

WYFP -- Kitchen Sink Edition

by billssha

WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?

Welcome to this week's edition of WYFP and boy, do I have a treat for you! Instead of going for the typical "pick one issue to talk about," I decide to list a Top Ten of the issues bothering me (space prohibits all of them) so that seeing them in one blast like this will actually make feel bad about complaining (or maybe send me leaping off the nearest bridge). Enjoy!

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