Possible parakeet parenthood. Yeah, I was tired enough to try and say that three times fast. Go ahead, I'll wait. I've got four parakeets: Pickle (clearly a boy), Sky (girl), Nana (girl) and Aqua (debatable because of coloring, thought male, however). And there was some indication that I might end up with babies even if … Continue reading A Crash Course in Possible Parakeet Parenthood…oh boy.
My Copy: 9780998314747 (image from bn.com) When it comes to children's books, the Tiny Thinkers series is probably the most wonderful looking books I've ever seen for kids. Certainly books that are like mini biographies of scientists and great thinkers, especially. The illustrations are vivid and wonderfully expressive. And the language isn't too difficult to … Continue reading Garrett’s Store (A Tiny Thinkers Book), by M.J. Mouton & illustrated by Jezreel S. Cuevas
My Copy: 9781982141462 (image from bn.com) I started reading this yesterday when I had nothing else to do during a power outage (as it's been hot as hell thanks to that hurricane passing by). I finished it a couple of hours ago, and had to think about how strange it was to read this book. … Continue reading Too Much & Never Enough: How my family created the world’s most dangerous man, by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.
I shouldn't have been totally surprised this morning, but I still was. I've noticed an awful trend where every time I have to get disposable batteries (especially the bigger sizes, like D-batts), they just don't last. At first, I figured it was the whole "don't buy store brand batts because they're not nearly as good" … Continue reading Q#146: Disposable batteries officially suck; why are they so lousy when you need them most?
(image from abc13.com, KTRK Houston, of Hurricane Laura... from definitely not right now!) According to the Doppler radar, the outer bands are not too far from me and playing with Beaumont right now. I'm probably a good 40ish miles westward from there, and the wind has been gradually picking up throughout the day. I've also … Continue reading Looks like Laura is getting ever closer…
My Copy: 9781591866961 (image from bn.com) I gotta admit, after watching my watermelons disappear and my red noodle beans end up with those weird orange bugs crawling all over them, and me basically giving up til next season... let's just say this book came at the right time. Humane Critter Control is not a thick … Continue reading Humane Critter Control: The guide to natural, nontoxic pest solutions to protect your yard & garden, by Theresa Rooney
My Copy: 9781599639055 (image from bn.com) Well, I had to pick this one up again, but all the work brouhaha made me take forever to finish it. I kept going back and re-reading certain bits, but not because it was boring. Not at all--I was just really interested and have to admit, I needed the … Continue reading The Essential Guide to Freelance Writing: How to write, work & thrive on your own terms, by Zachary Petit
Click here for Dr. Pegoda's original page and link to the article. I find it worrisome when a significant proportion of a population has a hard-on for the end of days. For one, when things get implemented on society when these folks are in power, is it to punish those they despise, try to jump-start … Continue reading Examining Christian End Times Rhetoric in the Time of COVID
Well, my plan to be gone from work by this past Friday has gone by the wayside, mainly because they've just become even more short staffed in the past week or so, but also because I'm a terrible wuss who can't seem to scrub that "doormat" tattoo off my forehead no matter how I try. … Continue reading Persistent headaches & funny discoveries…
I was gonna wait til tomorrow to go back to the store and get the parakeets I heard were gonna be available. I knew they had 'em, but they weren't available to be bought yet because they do a check-up and quarantine of sorts for a week or two to make sure they're okay and … Continue reading Bringing new friends home at last, & hoping for the best…