Archive for October, 2011

Dog First Aid and Lessons Learned

Dog First Aid and Lessons Learned

Smluh, smluh, smluh, smulh licked my youngest dog, Pearl. “Stop it,” I said automatically. She did, like a good dog, but just for a second. I looked up from my computer to see what was wrong, and Pearl was pacing downstairs in the kitchen, licking her foot between steps. I walked to the top of […]

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Another Identity Breach Due to Carelessness

Another Identity Breach Due to Carelessness

I worked for a company in the DC area several years ago. In order to save time and work from home, a woman from HR copied a database of employee information to her work laptop without authorization and against company policy. She went to Applebee’s and her laptop was stolen out of her car. Nothing […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Rosie!

Six years ago on Sunday I adopted Rosie, my little mixed breed pup. She came from SHARE, an adoption agency that doesn’t seem to be running any more. When I’m with my dogs I sometimes wonder what their pre-adoption days were like. I think that their experience as super young puppies shaped their behavior as […]

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Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter!

Happy Adopt-a-versary, Porter!

I can’t believe it’s been seven years since I adopted Porter from Homeward Trails. Seven years! I remember sitting in the front driveway of his foster parents’s home and watching Porter and his two siblings play in the yard. I put each of them through a series of personality tests, from snuggling them to seeing […]

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Generation 4 Glock G19 “04” Replacement Recoil Spring Assembly

Generation 4 Glock G19 “04” Replacement Recoil Spring Assembly

On September 9th of this year I wrote about the Gen4 Glock recoil spring assembly recall from the Glock factory. Exactly five weeks after requesting my replacement, the new #4 spring arrived in the mail. It took a week longer than what the Glock service agent told me, but hopefully that’s because law enforcement personnel […]

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IKEA RARITET Storage Container Review

IKEA RARITET Storage Container Review

I review the RARITET kitchen storage container from IKEA. The container has a nice shape and a clever lid with a built-in measuring cup.

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Spartacus Workout: Failed Commitments

Spartacus Workout: Failed Commitments

So, starting a difficult month-long workout program two weeks before my best friend from Virginia arrived may not have been a great idea. I did one workout while Stilts was here, and then I’ve been coasting ever since. I even dropped a workout the week before, as Sedagive? and I carpooled to work and I […]

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Spartacus Workout: Week Two

Spartacus Workout: Week Two

So I completed my second week of the Spartacus television series workout in order to honor the late Andy Whitfield. In some ways, this week was easier than the first. I was definitely not as sore, but that’s like saying you’re only half as beat to hell. Before I started the program, I decide to […]

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