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iPods: Making Me Act Out in Inappropriate Ways

By   /  October 29, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /   Comments

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Tweet  I blame Anthrax for the potential lawsuit that might derail my technical communicator career. And for terrifying the young woman, at whom I bellowed an apology, thus frightening dozens of surrounding co-workers. But it could’ve just as easily been Billy Joel or Bon Jovi, Green Day or The Replacements, Garth Brooks or Godsmack … [...]

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Jellybean and The Book of Norman

By   /  October 22, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /   Comments

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Tweet By Brett Buckner The dude sitting outside the pizza place looked befuddled when he saw me and Jellybean coming. We weren’t dressed weird or anything; I was wearing the corporate uniform of a short-sleeved dress shirt and khaki Dockers, and Jellybean was wearing a flowery dress. Rather, it was what Jellybean bellowed when she [...]

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Punching Jellybean…by accident!

By   /  October 15, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /   Comments

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Tweet By Brett Buckner  As they say – time is money. They also say that money is the root of all evil.

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The Truth About my Lovely Wife!

By   /  October 8, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /   Comments

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Tweet By Brett Buckner Special to the Journal When you spend a significant amount of your childhood in the tiny town of Morgan, Ga. and it’s outskirts, there’s really only one place to have fun on a Saturday night – the skating rink.

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Toes: A Jackson Pollack Painting

By   /  September 25, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

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Tweet By Brett Buckner Special to the Journal With my legs tingling, my booty having gone numb long ago and beads of sweat gathering along my forehead, I held the small brush in shaking hands, poised only inches above a squirmy, itty-bitty toenail.

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Comfort in the creepy

By   /  September 17, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

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Tweet By Brett Buckner Special to the journal   I find comfort in the creepy. That’s why I just love having Leatherface leering over my keyboard as I compose nonsensical sentences in my new career as a technical communicator.

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Hamster smoothie, reality TV and Olympic speed-walking

By   /  September 10, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

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Tweet There are certain terms that simply don’t belong together: Hamster smoothie, reality TV, Olympic speed-walking, and after a recent weekend, I’m gonna add another to this Resume of the Ludacris – relaxing with kids at the beach.

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The loss of my man-cave

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

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Tweet I can feel their eyes upon, looking over my shoulder like cheaters on a fifth-grade social studies test. They want to know what I’m writing and given my lack of sanctuary, these as-yet-unformed thoughts are open to public scrutiny.

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Joys of Narcolepsy

By   /  August 20, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

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Tweet All I remember was the floor speeding toward my face, then seeing several city council members staring down at me with startled amazement.

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Movin’ on up

By   /  August 13, 2012  /  Brett Buckner  /  Comments Off

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Tweet I’m going corporate … movin’ on up, like George and Weezie. But I’m not going to East Side, just taking a new job. Starting Aug. 7, I’ll be a technical communicator for an international credit card processing company based in Columbus, Ga.

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