Author: Trina Machacek

Is This You? | Somebody Else’s Job

Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to work at different places doing somebody else’s job. If you are like most people you have had a few jobs in your life. But what about jobs that people do that there is no way you would ever have. What would it be like to say run a train? Be an entertainer on a cruise ship? Work in a rum distillery? Be an orderly—what exactly is an orderly? I don’t think I would do well on an assembly line. I like variety. But maybe the workers on assembly lines rotate...

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Is This You? | Life by the Numbers

I must admit I am a romantic. I like to float along believing that love makes the world go ‘round. Making you feel all warm and fuzzy and like nothing could ever put ripples in your pond if love is in your sights. Ah! But if the world goes around by love it also slogs along by numbers. Here are just a few examples. Although I believe life starts way before that first swat on a baby’s rump and a wonderfully life affirming cry, after a warm 9 months in the womb life’s numbers are thrown at us during...

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Is This You? | Our Internal Clock

Apparently, the companies that manufacture alarm clocks might as well close up shop, turn off the lights and everyone go home. The word on the street is that we all have these internal clocks that will wake us up at exactly the right time after a snooze. All we have to do is set them to that time. Ah, there’s the problem, I haven’t read the instruction book to learn the ins and outs for my internal clock. But there are some people that can set an internal clock and get up exactly the same time each work day...

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Is This You? | The Edge of Teeth

There are a few things that set my teeth on edge. Wait what exactly does that mean? Set your teeth on edge. To me it means something that makes me all squiggly and my mouth contorts because I just can’t hardly take the sight, sound or smell of something. Today I must admit that it is Styrofoam that drives me to that edge. Silly huh? Some people will cringe about fingernails raked across a chalkboard. Just the mere suggestion of running a cupped hand with fingernails pointed downward and all a glow across a flat chalkboard can send shivers...

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Is This You? | a Calendar with Doors

We have an advent calendar. It’s cute and means Christmas is nearing. It has the required 25 little doors. One to open each day from December 1 all the way up to the Big Day, December 25th. Behind each door there is a little surprise and each one has some meaning denoting the coming of the Christian side or the Santa side of Christmas. See our advent calendar and our family are equal opportunity Christmas celebrators. A door may be hiding an angelic angel or a teddy bear holding a gift or maybe a cross with a red ribbon...

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