I Hate to Complain But

I hate to complain, Santa, but December 2, 1998 Dear Santa, I'm putting this year's letter in the Packet, just in case Mr. Gardiner our mailperson, is still on strike and parading up and down in front of the post office, and my list is ...

I Hate to Complain  But

A collection of columns by Jim Foster, an award-winning columnist for the Orillia Packet and Times, the Collingwood Enterprise-Bulletin, and the Oro Medonte Severn News.

The Theatre

He never did any wrong to me or mine - but I hate him ! It is not for myself I am speaking , for I have no cause to complain - but I hate him ! He is the best man according to his own light that ever drew God's breath - but I hate him !

The Theatre


The Theatre

He never did any wrong to me or mine - but I hate him ! It is not for myself I am speaking , for I have no cause to complain - but I hate him ! He is the best man according to his own light that ever drew God's breath - but I hate him !

The Theatre


Don t Get Me Started

I Hate to Complain , But ... I can't possibly write anything this week . Nope . Nothing . Not a comma , clause or colon . But if I could manage to drag my aching , germ - ridden bones to the computer , I'd probably tell you my head is ...

Don t Get Me Started


You re a Horrible Person But I Like You

I hate to complain, but, yeah. I'm gonna. Can I get goggles for this shit somewhere.” Max in Montana Dear Max: Sorry, we are all out of goggles here, but I'll see if I can send over a really big crib so you can take a nap.

You re a Horrible Person  But I Like You

A compendium of advice from the producers, writers, and actors of The Office, Saturday Night Live, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Knocked Up, Flight of the Conchords, The Daily Show, Arrested Development, Reno 911!, and The Hangover along with other people who should really never give advice. In these pages Fred Armisen offers help telling your dad you’re a lesbian—give him the phone number and he’ll do it for you. Mindy Kaling provides guidance on ending things with your mistress—dude, you totally have to kill her. Rainn Wilson offers insight on contacting that girl you dreamed about last night—he has created all-purpose web portal for such interactions. Amy Sedaris identifies the best way to a man’s heart—bone saw through the chest cavity. Aziz Ansari, Judd Apatow, Fred Armisen, Maria Bamford, Todd Barry, Samantha Bee, Michael Ian Black, Andy Borowitz, Michael Cera, Vernon Chatman, Rob Corddry, David Cross, Larry Doyle, Paul Feig, Jim Gaffigan, Zach Galifianakis, Janeane Garofalo, Daniel Handler, Todd Hanson, Tim Heidecker, Ed Helms, Buck Henry, Mindy Kaling, John Lee, Thomas Lennon, Al Madrigal, Aasif Mandvi, Marc Maron, Adam McKay, Eugene Mirman, Morgan Murphy, Bob Odenkirk, John Oliver, Patton Oswalt, Martha Plimpton, Harold Ramis, Amy Sedaris, Michael Showalter, Sarah Silverman, Paul F. Tompkins, Sarah Vowell, David Wain, Eric Wareheim, Rainn Wilson, Lizz Winstead

Trouble Kid

Matter of fact, I haven't had no complaint like yours since I can remember.” “That's a funny thing,” said I, ... “I hate to tell you,” says I. “I hate to complain, but that's the truth. Look at the way you put up a roof over the bunk ...

Trouble Kid

"Trouble Kid" by Frederick Schiller Faust. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Second Chances

Haverford, Pennsylvania / 11:30 a.m. “You know how I hate to complain...but I honestly don't know how much more I can take of this place. I mean, the rehabilitation center wasn't too bad but this.... My God, they're impossible.

Second Chances

The sequel to Second Lives, praised by Publishers Weekly as "a rewarding exploration of the emotions felt both by those confronting their own deaths and those left behind to mourn." It has been four years since the first Travelers came back, and in that time their numbers have grown. There is still no explanation for their existence, but for the most part they have been accepted into society and given special protection under the law. There are those, however, who see these Imposters as a threat to both their lives and their faith. The True Borns believe in “One Body, One Soul” and will do everything and anything in their power to put an end to the Travelers. FLAME TREE PRESS is the new fiction imprint of Flame Tree Publishing. Launched in 2018 the list brings together brilliant new authors and the more established; the award winners, and exciting, original voices.

Christmas in Florida

I hate to complain, but my mind is a tumult of discontented complaint. [December 23:] There are no picture shows, libraries, schools or churches here; nothing but post-office, [train] station, a very limited country store; ...

Christmas in Florida

Florida has its own special way of celebrating the holiday.

Still Complaining

My first book, I Hate to Complain, But ..., was just chockfull of expert advice, but they have done nothing. I can't understand it. Surely the Prime Minister must have read it. He sure as hell wasn't doing much else — unless you call ...

Still Complaining

Once again we are blessed with yet another collection of Jim Foster’s ravings. His first book, I hate to complain, but ... with its views on everything from bank mergers to the author’s 30-year love affair with Sophia Loren, is being hailed as a classic example - though of what no one is quite sure. Readers will be amazed at the depth of the author’s knowledge on just about any subject and his total inability to keep it to himself. What should you do if a comet falls on you at 1000 mph? What are the best pick-up lines for the man or woman looking for romance? Why doesn’t Julia Roberts shave her underarms? All this and many other bits of useless information will have Canadians from coast to coast chuckling out loud, popping their eyes in wonder and simply scratching their heads in bewilderment.

The Battle

“I know the word but unlike Earth we have the technology to see things that go hidden and tracking faunae, ... “I hate to complain...” “But you will.” I sighed, watching the man load up his truck. “Whatever, but that truck looks old and ...

The Battle

Connor has trained and shed blood to protect Earth. Her enemies want war, and Connor's blood is the key to the survival of Ether's last descendant. Against her friends' council, Connor joins forces with her former adversary, Ronin. And as the danger intensifies, so does their bond. For Ronin, the only way to survive is to kill. Planning to overthrow his father with Connor's help, he brings her to the very definition of hell: his world. Despite his unyielding, merciless ways, Connor has started to thaw his frozen heart. But how far will Connor need to go to survive?

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

Wherever you are, or however engaged, we are all persuaded that the AntiSlavery cause will ever be dear to your heart, ... much information about the line between Philadelphia and New York City: Dear McKim—I hate to complain, but I must ...

Secret Lives of the Underground Railroad in New York City

During the fourteen years Sydney Howard Gay edited the American Anti-Slavery Society’s National Anti-Slavery Standard in New York City, he worked with some of the most important Underground agents in the eastern United States, including Thomas Garrett, William Still and James Miller McKim. Gay’s closest associate was Louis Napoleon, a free black man who played a major role in the James Kirk and Lemmon cases. For more than two years, Gay kept a record of the fugitives he and Napoleon aided. These never before published records are annotated in this book. Revealing how Gay was drawn into the bitter division between Frederick Douglass and William Lloyd Garrison, the work exposes the private opinions that divided abolitionists. It describes the network of black and white men and women who were vital links in the extensive Underground Railroad, conclusively confirming a daily reality.

This Last Mission

I hate to complain, but I am stressed. Josephine lost her little boy, last night friends of my kids were removed from the home by CPS because of family problems, and now my husband is being sent back to Guam to complete business related ...

This Last Mission

Consuelo sat watching her air force pilot husband pack his flight bag and prepare for a mission. The mission was for an undetermined number of days to an unspecified location. He could not tell her where he was going nor how long he would be away. She was a seasoned military wife. She knew not to ask. Jeff was a B-2 bomber pilot. She sat quietly trying to beat back tears as she became lost in memories of their lives together. She had to be strong. She didn’t want to show signs of weakness and give him anything to worry about on the home front. She dreaded the lonely days and nights that lay ahead while she waited and wondered where he was, and if he was safe. She knew she would be notified if he wasn’t. Days later, Jeff called. “It is just a cat and mouse, waiting game. We are hoping against hope and praying with all our might that we do not have to take off unless it is to return home. We are waiting for the other shoe to fall.” “Oh Jeff, we are praying that cool heads will prevail, and that the enemy doesn’t decide to escalate the rhetoric with his threats. The world is holding its breath.” As they were saying their goodbyes, Consuelo could hear the alert horn sounding over the phone. Jeff quickly said, “Goodbye, honey. Love you Gotta go.” And the line went dead. Consuelo sat in stone silence praying for his safety and for all the other pilots and military personnel who were scrambling to their duty stations and airplanes because of impending danger. She prayed silently that it was a false alarm and not a real and present danger to America or our allies.

Running Scared

I hate to complain, but can we get something to eat?” Logan asked, as he drove toward Pointe Landing. “My stomach thinks my throat's been cut.” “Yeah, those doughnuts are history. Right after we talk to Dana Stoddard again.

Running Scared

Although newly-divorced Ashley Adams thinks her ex-husband is trying to kill her, she’s no longer running scared—months of therapy and determination have strengthened her resolve to stop being a victim, while months of dedicated training have prepared her to run her first marathon. Homicide detective Rick Edwards is coping with the deaths of his wife and daughter the only way he knows how—by focusing on his work. He is hoping to solve the murder Ashley witnessed during a training run, but first he must win her trust. It doesn't take Rick long to realize that Ashley Adams is hardly a damsel in distress. In the most unexpected of places, he may have found the one woman who can save him.

Apotheosis of My Butterfly

I never complain, but I hate it. I never tell her that I hate it. A thigh, once lovable and caressive, is now monstrous. LogicallyI know it isn't, but emotionallyI hate it. Nevertheless, I do what she asks, for she is my wife.

Apotheosis of My Butterfly

Apotheosis of My Butterfly embraces death and renewal, leavened with humorous and insightful repartee about art, nature, and creativity. As Edouard and Melissa develop their butterfly garden they fight to maintain their marriage against internal doubt and external forces. Physical needs and medical treatment of amputees, sexuality, grief, and death, are described frankly. Managed care malfeasance foreshadows a dramatic medical malpractice settlement. Indictment of the medical and legal professions is pointed, and serves as both caution and support to readers undergoing similar struggles. Poignantly Apotheosis of My Butterfly portrays marriage and life celebration through work, determination, art and love.

Mrs Jeffries the Mistletoe Mix Up

One does hate to complain, but that was very shoddy work.” Wisely, Barnes said nothing, knowing that Witherspoon might grouse a bit but would not make any formal complaints about the matter. He stepped past the inspector and climbed the ...

Mrs  Jeffries   the Mistletoe Mix Up

Ring in the season with another Mrs. Jeffries tale of holiday homicide. Moments after a high tea is interrupted by a fire in the servants’ hall, art collector Daniel McCourt is found sprawled on the floor of his study under a bundle of mistletoe, his throat slit by the bloody sword lying next to his body. Could the killer be a disgruntled lover, sending a message by murdering McCourt under the mistletoe? Could it be one of his fellow collectors, pointedly using one of McCourt’s own acquisitions to kill him? Inspector Witherspoon is determined to solve the case—preferably before Christmas Eve—but of course he will need some assistance from the always sharp-witted Mrs. Jeffries, who has her own theories on why McCourt had to die by the sword...

In America

“ I'm thinking how good you are to me , " she said , pressing her face against his throat , seeking the comfort and forgiveness of his body . SHE FROWNED . “ Yes , I hate to complain , but ... " " But ? ” It was Ryszard speaking .

In America

A glorious, sweeping new novel from the bestselling author of The Volcano Lover. The Volcano Lover, Susan Sontag's bestselling 1992 novel, retold the love story of Emma Lady Hamilton and Lord Nelson with consummate power. In her enthralling new novel--once again based on a real story--Sontag shows us our own country on the cusp of modernity. In 1876 a group of Poles led by Maryna Zalewska, Poland's greatest actress, travel to California to found a "utopian" commune. Maryna, who has renounced her career, is accompanied by her small son and husband; in her entourage is a rising young writer who is in love with her. The novel portrays a West that is still largely empty, where white settlers confront native Californians and Asian coolies. The image of America, and of California--as fantasy, as escape, as radical simplification--constantly meets a more complex reality. The commune fails and most of the émigrés go home, but Maryna stays and triumphs on the American stage. In America is a big, juicy, surprising book--about a woman's search for self-transformation, about the fate of idealism, about the world of the theater--that will captivate its readers from the first page. It is Sontag's most delicious, most brilliant achievement. In America is the winner of the 2000 National Book Award for Fiction.

An American Family

Oh, Will, I hate to complain. But this morning the hot water suddenly turned cold as I was filling my bath. Twice. With me in it. Yesterday the ice box leaked water all over the kitchen floor. The other day the heat went off in the ...

An American Family

A memoir of a member the influential conservative family describes the marriage between is parents, their efforts to make and recapture their fortunes throughout the South, and the philosophies they developed while raising their ten children.

Gateway to Freedom

The year after Gibbs moved, Gay remonstrated to James Miller McKim, about Still's methods: I hate to complain, but I must state a fact. Still is in the habit of sending men on here by a train that arrives about 3 a.m. Unless it is ...

Gateway to Freedom

When slavery was a routine part of life in America's South, a secret network of activists and escape routes enabled slaves to make their way to freedom in what is now Canada. The 'underground railroad' has become part of folklore, but one part of the story is only now coming to light. In New York, a city whose banks, business and politics were deeply enmeshed in the slave economy, three men played a remarkable part, at huge personal risk. In Gateway to Freedom, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Eric Foner tells the story of Sydney Howard Gay, an abolitionist newspaper editor; Louis Napoleon, furniture polisher; and Charles B. Ray, a black minister. Between 1830 and 1860, with the secret help of black dockworkers, the network led by these three men helped no fewer than 3,000 fugitives to liberty. The previously unexamined records compiled by Gay offer a portrait of fugitive slaves who passed through New York City — where they originated, how they escaped, who helped them in both North and South, and how they were forwarded to freedom in Canada.

Song Lyrics and Poems

One thing I know for sure is ...The weather has been too cold. Verse four: I try to be a simple man ... Doing the best I can ... But I can't beat the weather ... It has the upper hand. I hate to complain ... But that's the way it goes .

Song Lyrics and Poems

I do hope these writings will be very inspirational to you and will inspire you with more hope for the future. I have written a lot of truck-driving songs and humorous songs also. You will find songs and poetry for different holidays too. So come on and lets go on a journey into the past, the present, and hope for the future.

The Golden Statue Plot Geronimo Stilton 55

SURP " Your Excellency , I hate to complain , but you turned off the electricity just as we were purrfecting a new anti - flea portable shower system .... " she began . “ Oh yeah ? Well , try getting stuck in an elevator for an hour !

The Golden Statue Plot  Geronimo Stilton  55

Each Geronimo Stilton book is fast-paced, with lively full-color art and a unique format kids 7-10 will love. Rancid rat hairs, the cat pirates are coming to town! They're planning on stealing New Mouse City's Statue of Liberty and taking it back to Cat Island. They think it's completely made of gold! My friends and I are determined to protect our city's precious symbol. But can we stop these fearsome felines?