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Making Work Pay … What?

I finally got the last of the tax documents that I had been waiting for yesterday, so I decided to file my taxes today. I e-filed using TurboTax for free (I did last year too). I’m glad I did, too. If I hadn’t, I would have missed a tax credit. I was wondering why the … Continue Reading

I won’t be home for Christmas

I had made plans to leave work today at 3pm, come home and finish packing, load up my car, fill up with gas, and head down to Mom & Dad’s for Christmas. I was hoping we’d make a trip to Wahpeton on Christmas Day or Saturday to see my Grandma. It’s only an hour drive, … Continue Reading

Happy Holidays

I finally wrote out my Christmas cards the other nite. I was later that in previous years. Not really sure why I procrastinated so much, but I got ’em out … that’s all that matters. I sent out a Christmas letter with my cards. I thought I would post it here for my friends that … Continue Reading

Dear Santa – UPDATED

It’s that time of year again. The calendar has turned to December, and there is snow in the forecast (ewwwwww). I’m not even remotely ready for Christmas this year. I haven’t even decided what baked goodies I’m going to make this year let alone buy the ingredients I need for them. I’d better get my … Continue Reading

Happy Halloween

Keep an eye out on those dark corners and alleys. You never know what might be lurking there …

I can’t live without you

Yesterday morning I was charging my iPod, and my computer suddenly shut off. First I freaked. Then I freaked some more when it wouldn’t turn back on. My first thought was that it had gotten too hot or something, but it still wouldn’t turn on after it cooled down a bit (and it really wasn’t … Continue Reading

Job search update

Tomorrow will be 2 months since my last day of work on my last contract job (the one that the company ended early [for financial reasons]). As I mentioned a few days ago, there haven’t been all that many opportunities around the Fargo area … at least not opportunities that have peaked my interest. A … Continue Reading

It’s too early for this crap

Every year I say “it can’t snow until AFTER my birthday”. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. After all, my birthday is November 14th. Well, Mother Nature failed to listen. Just look at what it looked like a few minutes ago … As long as this stuff doesn’t pile up (and it’s not … Continue Reading


Some time during junior high and high school (I believe it was when I was in the 7th grade) I made a choice to pursue a career in weather. I honestly don’t remember what spawned that choice. It might have been a family trip to southern Minnesota where we were chased by tornadoes almost the … Continue Reading

Got Moo?

I’ve been wanting some business cards for quite some time now. I’ve printed some of my own in the past, but you can tell they’re homemade. I wanted some nice, professional cards that I could hand out when I go to an interview or network with someone or some similar situation. So I finally decided … Continue Reading