And I don't mean movies about illness. I'm talking about those movies that are actually pretty good to watch when you're sick and can't move around much, and just want it on for noise or distraction. Since I suddenly got a bad cold or something about 24 hours ago and am half out of my … Continue reading My Top 5 “Flu Movies”
I think there's just something about that song title from U2. It keeps popping up in my head, probably because it's all I've been doing the past several years. Running to stand still. I've spent the day trying to catch up instead of moving forward doing what needs doing--or at least, what I think needs … Continue reading Running to Stand Still…
This is something I've noticed about myself when it comes to working and getting in the groove. I just want to keep going. I will avoid breaks just to make sure things go smoothly and I can finish my project when it's a doozy. Sometimes, though, I am forced to take breaks, so as long … Continue reading Work, work, work all the time…but my breaks are exhausting!
I hate cleaning. I'm so scatterbrained and easily distracted by things I'd rather be doing (like reading books and writing) that cleaning ends up by the wayside. My cleaning projects become as epic as a journey into Mordor...and if I'm really unlucky I'll meet some interesting living and dead species along the way. My aunt … Continue reading Making a long-term project to-do list into ta-da!
My 1st Absurd Sunday question, which may be a bi-monthly recurring feature (after all, we've had months of Dump making Monday through Saturday pretty damned mind-numbing enough). And those with 90s cartoon nostalgia might want to flex those memory muscles once in a while. Damn, I miss those days. Those cartoons were the best! This … Continue reading #041–My Absurd Sunday Blitz Q: Who would win in the superhero battle of Freakazoid vs. The Tick?
I am a big believer in pockets. I love pockets. I love them so much that when it comes to my weekend workplace, I wear my men's cargo shorts because they let me carry my flashlight, keys, utility knife, phone, radio and other equipment I might need. They let me do my job. I was … Continue reading #040–Why don’t women’s pants have useful pockets?
Okay, I have been too busy trying to catch up on sleep and working every hour I can get my hands on, but I've seen enough that shows people frustrated on both sides. Democrats and Republicans are seemingly annoyed and I can't quite understand why--I have missed a lot, but what keeps popping out of the feed is the phrase "debt ceiling."
Okay the image was actually from Return to Oz, but I like the look of Jack Pumpkinhead too much not to use it. There's something about the holidays that I just hate, and they come and go with the seasons. I'm annoyed by most holidays and wish we didn't make such a big deal about … Continue reading 5 (okay, 6) Reasons why Halloween is my favorite commercialized holiday
...and another author I recommend seems to be in the same boat. Ah, how the media have bristled with evangelical preachers/ celebrities denouncing American society and insisting these storms and other natural phenomena are like God wagging it's finger at us and telling people to stop being naughty and repent. Yeah, because the couple in … Continue reading I’m tired of the “God’s Punishment” crap we keep getting from preachers wanting their 15 minutes (more) in the media…
My Copy: 9780553278194 (image by goodreads.com) The first Nero Wolfe novel, and one of the best stories. Rex Stout wrote many short stories and novellas since this first one in 1934, but this introductory glimpse into the world of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (his literal leg-man) is too much fun, with enough twists and … Continue reading Fer-De-Lance, by Rex Stout