Category Archives: Gary

Birthday Breakfast

The other morning, when Gary stopped in at a fast food joint for some sweet tea, he met an elderly gentleman who was celebrating his 73rd birthday.  He was “funny as hell”, according to Gary, and he told Gary that … Continue reading

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Protected: Proud and Happy

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Earlier this week, I celebrated my birthday.  (Mental note: ask for the day off work next year!)  On second thought, it wasn’t a half-bad day at the office: I was excited to receive not only flowers, but a gift basket … Continue reading

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Coke and a Peanut Butter Cup

This morning, on the way to drop me off at work, Gary stopped at the store so I could run inside and buy my crack (otherwise known as Coca Cola, to the civilized, unaddicted population).  The line in the store … Continue reading

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Latin Lover

I am not a particularly enthusiastic fan of Mexican food, but Gary loves it.  I had given him a gift certificate for a meal at his choice of Mexican restaurant, with the fine print that the certificate had to be … Continue reading

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Last night, I watched Gary come in after driving an hour (each way) to cheer for Sunflower at her soccer game in Hickville.  As soon as he hit the front door, he grabbed his school books and his notes, and … Continue reading

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Ravens, Steelers, Oh My!

It took over six years, but Gary finally did it: he somehow got this hockey-loving woman into watching football.  The silly NHL lockout certainly helps, since there is nothing else to watch right now. I took a liking to the … Continue reading

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