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? … Continue reading

Cats with Horned Paws — It’s a Thing

fluffy grey cat with bright green eyes

It took about three years for Jane to become comfortable enough to allow me to pick her up. In fact, she is a bit of a mysery. Most days she hides out downstairs. We didn’t discover there was a name for her breed (Nebelung) until last year when I answered trivia on FreeKibbleKat which sounded a lot like a description of our fluffball. We just keep finding things out about our old cat Jane. Yesterday’s discovery was something Miklos had noticed long ago but somehow forgot … Continue reading

Val Valentino Strikes Again – Masked Magician Fail

One of the most common ways people get to my site is to search “Val Valentino” or “masked magician” on Google, almost certainly because I once wrote this. In the past couple of days, the popular search term has been “val valentino fail”.  Well, to your delight and to my confusion (what was actually supposed to happen here, magicians?!), here it is. I’m not a fan of showcasing failures, but (1) I give the people what they want to some degree, and (2) I’ve always … Continue reading

I Love It

It must be summer in March because I am the whiniest person ever to be stuck indoors at a job this week.  Spoiled with two barbecues over the weekend, I now want all my meals cooked over a flame and served outside.  Today I had to eat processed crap from the food court (normally not up my alley, but fine nonetheless).  So disappointing. This is the year we are spoiled, people.  Let’s slather on the sunscreen in March for once, while it lasts.  Tomorrow I … Continue reading

Yes, There are Mosquitoes Out in March

I already have the itches.  We first spotted mosquitoes at my parents’ house in their back yard on Thursday night, March 15.  This marks probably the earliest I can recall in a year for these pests but it really isn’t surprising after a winter mild as it was.  Either this will be a remarkably long summer or we’ll be seeing snow in August, and if that’s the case I am out of here, Canada.  I can handle a few mosquitoes though, if it’s the situation … Continue reading

No Idea

I previously had no idea who ‘Elvira Quesada’ is, but since his name is apparently a keyword that has led people to my site, welcome!  Click around! I have no idea how your search brought you here (prior to this entry, I mean), but you’ve found someone hopefully as unique albeit not as interesting!  I love every living thing.  Or something. Share the post “No Idea” FacebookTwitterShare… Continue reading

Checkin’ out!

That’s right, folks!  I’m moving right on off of this here Planet Earth.  You might say Mars ain’t no better, but it’s livable, they tell me, and it’s sure not inhabited like this wreck of an abomination of a garbage sphere is. Woman marries a building because she loves it Yep, time for me to move on.  I’d invite you all to come with, but I feel like that might wreck the experience of a fresh new (and red!) globe without people on it for … Continue reading

Welland, you are a cruel and sexy mistress.

“Excuse me, what ethnicity are you?”“…Pardon?”“What ethnicity are you?” “Uh, I have Greek grandparents…” etc. and so forth. This is what I heard in the aisle over from mine before I decided to scope out the weirdo. I strolled casually — if strolling can be done in such a way — to the other end of the store to a row of shelves parallel to where the random was striking up awkward conversation with the pretty girl. I got a good look at him. His … Continue reading