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I post new content every second week or so — usually nothing too serious; and often downright silly. I figure life is short, so we might as well laugh when we can. 🙂
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The past week was unusually hot. I like summer, but 38°C/100°F is a little too warm for me. So I’ve been getting up at 6:00 AM to pick veggies and water the garden. It’s gorgeous outside at that time: The sun is just coming up, the air is cool and fresh, and the only sounds … Continue reading On My Knees, Preying
Well, Mom’s admonition to ‘always wear nice underwear, just in case’ has proved (once again) to be good advice. I used to think it was just silly. Seriously, Mom: What could possibly make me strip off my clothes in public? (The Fates let out an evil chuckle.) So. There I was, out in our front … Continue reading Half-Naked Ant-ics
’Way back in 2014, I compared IMS to the experience of pithing a frog (from the frog’s perspective). At the time, I was slightly perturbed by the latent sadism in modern medicine. But now I’m here to tell you that if you’re looking for sadism, IMS is for amateurs. Yep, if you really want to … Continue reading Pithed Again
Last week I went through the MacDonald’s drive-through for a quick bite. Not wanting to be disturbed by passersby, I parked at the farthest corner of the lot, next to a tall hedge. With my window open to admit the sweetly scented breeze, I chowed down. I hadn’t taken more than a couple of bites … Continue reading Eating (With A) Crow
I had a post all ready for today, but then I read it over and thought, “The world doesn’t need any more snark.” Yep, it’s been one of those weeks; but I’d rather concentrate on the good stuff instead of the tear-out-my-hair stuff. (’Cause I don’t think I can pass off bald spots as a … Continue reading Bee-Watching
We live in the country, so we’re beset by garden-destroying wildlife. Our big fence keeps the deer out (mostly); but nothing stops rabbits. They usually stay away from the house, but every now and then I discover that my perennials have been ‘pruned’ by sharp bunny teeth. It’s a love/hate relationship: They’re furry and cute; … Continue reading Of Loggers and Lapins
I love creating new recipes, but experiments always carry a certain risk of failure. And sometimes my failures are *ahem* …notable. (Don’t worry, it’s still safe to eat at our place — I don’t experiment when I’ve invited company to dinner.) Recently, I’ve been wrangling with brownies. I’ve used Hubby’s mum’s recipe for years, but … Continue reading Cooking with Diane
’Way back in 2011 I speculated that my electronic devices might be alive, and maybe even moderately sentient. Today I’m here to tell you: Not only are my electronic devices alive; they’re also drama queens. At first I thought they were merely minor chaotic evil. Imps, if you will. Not smart enough to develop an … Continue reading Electronic Drama Queens
Last week we had a big adventure: We took the ferry over to Denman Island! Why are you laughing? Okay, fine; you’re right. Before COVID, a ten-minute ferry ride would have been a mere footnote in our lives. But we’ve been cooped up for so long that it felt like an exotic vacation. It was … Continue reading A Ferry Tale
The last couple of weeks have been… interesting. I’m still having trouble sitting because of my spinal problems, so I’ve applied to my insurance company for partial disability until I’m back on my feet (or, more accurately, back on my butt). Let’s just say it’s *ahem* ironic (this is the most tactful word I can … Continue reading Warm Fuzzies Too
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