Archive for April 2010

Building A Bridge And Getting Over It

This post was originally posted on August 24th, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0 When I was pissing and moaning about our building, I happened to read about a legal case that makes our issues look like child’s play. Get this—a woman can’t sell her condo because an association was never formed by the... Read more »

This Too Shall Pass

Unemployment blows. I’m going into month nine of my second layoff. For those of you who have been through a layoff, you know keeping your head up during a job search can be challenging. Obviously I have other responsibilities to tend to while job hunting.  One of them is dealing with the squirrels that have... Read more »

Seeing Eye To Eye

This post was originally published on August 24th, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0 Now to make sure we’re all on the same page, let’s have a quick recap. Our building is like Glen Close in “Fatal Attraction,” very attractive on the outside but not quite right on the inside. Our developer seemingly (perhaps... Read more »

Oprah and Octomom

Most people don’t ever get to go to see an Oprah Winfrey show.  I’ve been lucky enough to have gone four times. That’s the good news. The bad news is the last show I went to had Nadya Suleman as a guest.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with her given name, Ms. Suleman... Read more »

Fight The Power

This post was originally published on August 23, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0    With some new blood on the board (myself and my neighbor across the hall), we set about sorting through the friggin mess that comprised our business affairs. We did all of the mundane stuff like set a permanent date... Read more »

Gator Parade

Easter signals many things—leaves returning to the trees, a warm breeze, longer days outside. Yet when I start seeing ads for Peeps and bone in hams, my thoughts turn to one thing and one thing only. Easter Sunday is when I’ll get to see all the new men’s alligator shoes. Or as I like to refer... Read more »

Easter Itinerary

When I was a child, Easter was a crazy long day that started on a cold, wet hill in a park and ended with a hair war.  The schedule below is representative of the mayhem.   3:00 AM    Wake up for Sunrise Service, henceforth known as S2.  3:45 AM    Leave for S2 with rollers in hair and two changes... Read more »

Double Trouble---Holy Week

All children figdet in church.  The thought of being immobile and quiet for an hour or two can be just too much to take for a little person. It is only through learned discipline (read: parents) that little people stop wiggling in their seats. Now that’s just one church service once a week. Now consider sitting... Read more »

Welcome To Woodlawn---Part II

This post was originally published on August 23, 2005 in I Hate My Developer 1.0 There’s always a learning curve when you’re dealing with any new situation so owning your own unit in a condominium is no exception. The difference is that a learning curve mixed with naiveté and conniving developer are a potentially costly... Read more »

Double Trouble

My mother made sure both my sister and I went to church when we were children.  And when I say went to church I mean she was of the mind that if you couldn’t make it to Sunday school then you weren’t allowed to play outside the rest of the week. Somehow we managed to... Read more »