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Memorial Day Weekend Redux

Memorial Day Weekend Redux

Don’t you hate it when someone reposts an old post?  Yeah, me too.  Oh, guess what?  I’m reposting an old post.  You hate me now don’t you?  Well, Slightly Dickish, isn’t in my tag line as filler. I originally posted this story as a note on my Facebook page before I started this blog.  Then after I started this blog I was like “What the hell do I post now?”  So I copied some of my FB notes and published them here as…

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Prince Helped Establish My Teenage Nerd Status

Prince Helped Establish My Teenage Nerd Status

When I was a teen and first heard “Little Red Corvette” on the radio I thought the words were “Live and Collect”. You know, like the girl in the song was living and collecting guys as she went along? There was no internet or Sound Hound to look up the lyrics back then. Music videos hadn’t even come on the scene yet. I didn’t buy the cassette; I just taped it off the radio like all my other allowance challenged…

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Memorial Day Weekend Road Trip Madness

Memorial Day Weekend Road Trip Madness

So we were headed to the Blue Ridge Mountains for Memorial Day weekend. Michele only had to work half a day Friday and we thought we would be getting a jump on the traffic. Wrong! We reached the HRBT (Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel), or tried to reach it. About six miles before it there was dead stop traffic. We were in my truck with the two dogs. I had lowered the back seat so that there was just cargo space in…

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