Penny Dreadful – City of Angels

I. Love. This. Show. The first installment began in May 2014 and ended in June 2016. The writers took characters from 19th century British / Irish Gothic fiction and put them all together in one show – Mary Shelley, Oscar Wilde, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, and just for fun,…

Stranger

In hindsight, I should have run over her. My supervisor, Dave, hired a woman for our team, I’ll call her Shelley. She was six-foot-tall, three hundred pounds, with bright red hair in a bi-level cut, the left side was just below her earlobe, and the right side was collar length.…

Enough Is Enough!

No social media until Monday. No Twitter, no Facebook, I may not even watch the news on television. Trump Scheduled a rally in Tulsa, where the Greenwood Massacre took place in 1921, and has been called “the single worst incident of racial violence in American history”. Made a tweet threatening…

So, there’s this…

The past three days at work have been mind-numbingly stupid. Stupid mistakes made by others for me to fix, the explanations are not clear as to what was done and what needs to be done to correct it. This requires enormous amounts of research. Additionally, there is a quota of…

Come Fly With Me

Share a story about the furthest you’ve ever traveled from home The furthest I’ve ever traveled from home was to Glasgow, Scotland. My sister Cathy, our friend Betsy, and I drove from home to Kansas City, and stayed the night at a motel close to the airport. We were allowed…

I’m Back

Election year has rolled around and the insanity at Facebook has reached the point I have to leave until the election is over. Members of my family, and people I’ve known for most of my life have shown their true colors… while they might not be true racists, they’re okay…

Day 138

May 18, 2017  Farce  Today, I found out the real reason we’re working such long hours and getting money in the door.  In 2014, a physician didn’t have his contract renewed over some pretty petty stuff, e.g., a sexual relationship with a coworker, questionable prescriptions for controlled pain medicine, etc.  After his dismissal, he turned…

Day 138

May 18, 2017  Farce  Today, I found out the real reason we’re working such long hours and getting money in the door.  In 2014, a physician didn’t have his contract renewed over some pretty petty stuff, e.g., a sexual relationship with a coworker, questionable prescriptions for controlled pain medicine, etc.  After his dismissal, he turned…

Day 137

May 17, 2017 Precipice  Again, at my place of work, we’re working long hours and not having much success.  There are thousands claims totaling millions of dollars, just sitting.  I was asked to jump in and work on them, but when I saw they’re all federal payers – Veteran’s Affairs,…

Day 136

May 16, 2017  Qualm  Leslie’s car is in the shop – a couple of weeks ago when the water was so high, she misjudged how deep some standing water actually was, and drove into it.  The car hasn’t run since.    At my place of work, June 30 is the end…