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Alterations

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Last night, prompted by an income tax refund and a buy one get one free sale from S & K, I went shopping for new suits. What I discovered is that, after years of outward, upward, and sideways growth, I no longer fit in a size 44. Neither do I fit in a 46. So, I put on a 48. That actually did not fit either. It was a little too big. Now, could I wear the 48? Yes I could. Did I have spare space in it? I did. So I went back to the 46. Nope, too small. Do they make suits in a 47? They do not. So, what did I do?

I am having them altered! That's right, you can get them to make clothes bigger or smaller! You don't have to buy the pre-fabricated version and just cope with it!

It made me think about our society. There was a time that all of the clothes you had were either made at home, and so were made to fit (or with plenty of 'grow room'), or were custom made. In the name of convenience, we went…

What am I doing here?

I am sitting here in front of the computer with an angry cat in my lap, writing blog entries that I suspect no one but my wife will read! Why? Well, that's a good question. One that I haven't really answered for myself yet. There are other ways I probably should spend my time.

What ways, you may ask?

Well, for starters, I'm looking for a new job. Currently I work in part-time management for a large brown package company that will remain obvious, but nameless. It's got great benefits, great hourly pay, but is only part-time. I took this job when I had another part-time job that I loved. Now, I just have the box job, and need to either find a full-time job or another part-time one. I'd really rather just work one place, so that's one thing I should do. Lots of jobs online. In fact, probably the only other people that will read this are going to post comments of work-at-home job sites, most of which are based on getting other people to sign up for work-at…