Migraines and colds have stopped me from even going online for most of a week, so I kept this question on the back burner til I could try and do some more research. I know, air fryers are all over the place and there are a ton of models. I'm thinking hard about getting one … Continue reading Q# 173–Are air fryers a good energy-saving alternative to the traditional oven, & are they really worth having?
Last Monday I had a doctor's appointment and ended up getting two more parakeets (I didn't wanna leave just one in the display cage, waiting for an owner... and they were chatting with each other). Initially, I was curious about the grieving time and whether I SHOULD get another one--and when--for Dusty to be friends … Continue reading Two new feathered friends in the home ended up becoming just one (but it’s not a bad thing!)
If you were to ask me what I did this week, I'd be hard pressed to give you little more than a very vague answer. I know there's a bunch of things I was THINKING about doing, but somehow the week slipped by (and yes, I went to work...wasn't THAT far gone) and I realized … Continue reading My mind has been out of action for nearly a week… & it’s slowly coming back online.
My Copy: 9781250208545 (image from goodreads.com) Well, I'm still trying to absorb all I read about over the past month (I know, I'm surprised it took me that long to read it, too...but it's been such an eventful past month, so maybe it's not all that surprising in the long run). But wow--there was a … Continue reading The Butlerian Jihad (Legends of Dune #1), by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson
I'd been planning to see Dune opening weekend at the theater, but then after slicing my thumb open and being put on some painkillers that recommend you don't drive while on 'em...well, that plan went a bit bust. But I gotta admit a bit of relief that it didn't happen quite that way, because I … Continue reading Finally got to see Dune (Part 1)… & it was definitely worth the wait to me.
Well, two weeks ago it was the plumbing madness. Last week it was an E.R. visit thanks to bad timing, a sharp knife, and a misplaced thumb. Now, it's Miss Aqua, the 3rd parakeet I'd bought. I'd expected the shoe to drop yesterday, if it was going to at all (Thursdays being what they've been, … Continue reading Seems my “shoe-drop” was a day later than expected… & it happened to one of my feathered family instead…
I don't know how I've ended up in this same position every damned year. Most of October goes by and then, less than a week til November, I suddenly remember this thing I've aspired to do (note: mentioned and shrugged off until reminded by some random chance) and then the adrenaline hits and I kick … Continue reading Wanting to prep for NaNoWriMo… with a vengeance
Last Thursday it was plumbing trouble out the wazoo. This Thursday was a slipped knife meeting an unprotected thumb, resulting in a one-handed drive to the emergency room. And I'm feeling very akin to bumbling, boring, confused Arthur Dent: And also I'm dreading next Thursday, because what the hell is gonna come NEXT? I would've … Continue reading More mishaps around the house; or, Gordon Ramsay’s voice is yelling in my head about my shoddy knife skills & a trip to the E.R….
I'm starting to develop a major appreciation for plumbers and the know-how they have, and the skills and time it takes for their labor, because my hands are sore as hell after all the pulling and tugging and the like I had to do the past several hours. Also explains why they seem to all … Continue reading My DIY Faucet Replacement (Part 2); or, some glue-happy sumbitch really made my night interesting… & painful.
(image from diy.stackexchange.com) Well, it was bound to happen, I suppose. I'm just glad things didn't end up broken and I just had to not use my bathroom a few days (and run a fan to dry the cabinets out, and use oodles of towels to mop up the mess, and remove a rug to … Continue reading My DIY faucet replacement; or, where I remember that valve shut-offs exist for a reason…