Quickly stop pain from bee stings & bug bites

Hi again, everyone! I hope that you and those close to you (physically or not) have been healthy and safe these past months. I’m not posting here much these days but I thought this was a pretty helpful tip and I wanted to share it as it’s just about that time of year again. Our part of the province moved into Stage 3 of reopening this past Friday, which allows children to play on playgrounds once again. Our son was sort of hesitant to play ‚Ķ Continue reading

Dragonfly Cannibalism

I’ve posted about this before, but I just felt like bringing it up again. This happened a few years ago at my family’s cottage: The guy on the bottom is the living dragonfly. This unlucky specimen is the head of the guy on top, whose mouth continued to move the whole time. Yet another thing I had never known could happen (both the cannibalism and the disembodied head moving for an hour or two afterward), discovered up north. Have you ever seen something like this? ‚Ķ Continue reading

Time

I’m in one of those mid-life crisis in your twenties things. Maybe that means I’m dying at 56. We’ll see how it goes. There’s a point in one’s life where self-respect becomes a crucial element and I’ve hit it. ¬†It’s so important to me right now that I’m leaping into an abyss and I don’t know where I’ll come out. ¬†I want to write but there’s never enough Time if I must pay bills as well. ¬†That’s never a good excuse. ¬†You should always make ‚Ķ Continue reading

Something’s Happening

First, the obligatory fall-coloured leaf photo: Second, this could be a big day. A big awful day. Shit-show type of stuff. Or, conversely, it could be the best day of my life. Or it could be an average day. Really, I just wanted to post the picture of my leaf. Share the post “Something’s Happening” FacebookTwitterShare‚Ķ Continue reading

Jesus, not a New Years Resolution Blog Already

The word of the day is: DEMONSTRATIVE. ¬†Actually, just ‘demonstrative’. ¬†People should never use all-caps for emphasis unless they are really angry and writing hard onto an actual piece of paper and then doing what I do which is to scribble in angry circles all over the all-cap after I’ve written it real big, then throwing it in the fire and giggling. What it means, according to some dictionary anyway, is: de¬∑mon¬∑stra¬∑tive¬†¬†(d-mnstr-tv) adj. 1.¬†Serving to manifest or prove. 2.¬†Involving or characterized by demonstration. 3.¬†Given to ‚Ķ Continue reading

John Tesh would marry my ass.

Tax return came this week, and since I don’t really get to enjoy it (thank you, school that got me so many places), I’m trying to curb my spending. This is when my blog gets useful! These links are British, so the tools might not work as well as you’d hope, but the general ideas are common sense and a worthwhile reminder of what little things you can do to save some money (if not for yourself, then to donate to a good cause now ‚Ķ Continue reading

I’ve been workin’ on the railroad, all the livelong day…

Make no mistake about it, I have not been working on any railroads. Actually, I’ve been paying $117 for a tire that decided to implode this morning. Better im- than ex-, I always say. It was that which had me decide to spend even more money on a load of shit that I don’t really need. Nothing like a nice bill to break the spending seal. I guess once in a while, when things are [as] golden [as they can be, for a recent graduate ‚Ķ Continue reading

Played.

Quebec, at least the part of it I’ve been to as of this weekend, is beautifully scenic. Not horribly scenic by any means. I officially have a ‘Hang in There’ kitty on my wall in calendar form this month. This can only mean good things. Or at least that I’ll try to maintain some sanity. Rare is the day that I’m not out in the evening, and as such, I barely get to watch Jeopardy anymore. Miklos is hard, hard, hard at work, so I ‚Ķ Continue reading