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Annoyances work

Changing Focus

“To ghost, or not to ghost? That is the question.” “Shakespeare,” maybe Okay, that’s not how the quote goes, I know, but it’s a question I considered for a long time before making my latest life change. I quit my job. I worked as an hourly contractor in a customer support position for the last […]

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Annoyances Family

2020 is So Much Fun

I never used to like the phrase “it is what it is.” It seemed like something people would say when they were dismissing my very real anger or frustration. Or something they would say when they were trying to pretend they weren’t feeling anger or frustration themselves. I know now that the reason I didn’t […]

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Annoyances Writing

Writing Test Questions is Hard

I’ve known this for a while. I first learned it when I was writing a test for my TEFL students. I had to figure out questions that were hard enough to demonstrate that they understood the material, but not so hard that they would be completely demoralized. I also had to make sure the questions […]

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Annoyances Writing

Why I Write for Myself First

“I give you my word, as a Spaniard.” “No good. I’ve known too many Spaniards.” This was the exchange Inigo and Wesley said to one another after Inigo had cut the rope and Wesley continued climbing up the Cliffs of Insanity in the movie “The Princess Bride.” Inigo wanted a chance to fight the man […]

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Annoyances

Mind the Gap

Insurance to cover what they won’t cover This is fucked up. My insurance company wants me to pay them gap insurance for a gap in the insurance they are selling me. What is gap insurance you ask? Gap insurance is insurance that covers you if your car breaks down soon after you buy it. Your […]