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About Verla

Wordfreak. Linguist. WA State licensed P.I. #3377. Principal, Viera Investigations. Spanish-English interpreter. Sole proprietor, Encanto Language Services. Erstwhile librarian. Texan by birth, cheesehead by upbringing, latina by soul, PacNWer by choice. Jewelry artist, Different Drummer Designs. Owner, world’s most gigantic dachshund. Driver, world’s almost smallest car. Chocoholic. Lover of things purple.

Mad Men working now for Seattle Times?

This was in today’s paper. Is the Times caught in a bygone era? At first I thought ’60s, but maybe I should guess ’50s, since the “by Bob” phrase looks like one of those Filmotype fonts from that era. (Google … Continue reading

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Just ask Danny Zuko

It was 2002. Maybe 2003. Remember Blockbuster? The blue and yellow ticket stub people that did their best to maximally shaft the customer out of late fees, but you couldn’t avoid it because it was your best option? Yes, that’s … Continue reading

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In which I eschew candles and cake

Today is The Professor’s birthday. As I post this, she is in the air, on one of the innumerable trips in which she indefatigably gives to her profession by contributing her brilliance and clear head (yes, as in “clearer heads … Continue reading

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Stream of consciousness outgoing message

This is Verla. I’m not available right now, so you can’t avail yourself of me. Which kinda sounds dirty, but isn’t. Please leave a message after the tone, which I say out of habit in spite of the fact that … Continue reading

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