You probably noticed I haven't written in a week. Too many 14 hour days of work and crises have infiltrated. Add some horrible "sleep" to that, because now I ONLY seem to dream about work. I've touched on this problem of working in my sleep already, but I haven't really had much luck (or much … Continue reading #043–Can we really change and control our dreams?
I'd love to know this one, because though I'm happy I'm getting plenty of hours, I'm wondering if there's going to be anything left of me by the end of this new month. And how I'll deal with a suddenly reduced paycheck when I'm back to two jobs instead of having that third one that's … Continue reading #042–How do people work multiple jobs, 12 or more hours a day, and not go crazy?
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."
"Meditation" seems like a pretty simple concept, until I get looking and reading up on techniques and tips on how to do it best. There's not much of a consensus on how to do it properly, it seems. I've thumbed through a half dozen books, a lecture or two, some websites, and there are a … Continue reading #038–How do you know you’re meditating correctly?
I'm not trying to worry myself unnecessarily, but I can't help it. My own place is several feet above the ground, the ditches are a bit deeper where I'm at, and I'm not going anywhere so I'm not gonna get stalled. My job, on the other hand, is my most pressing concern.
Oh boy--this one's been buzzing around my head for years. In some respects, if somebody doesn't choose to accept that climate change is really happening, and that humans are making it worse, that's their issue. The problem is, denial isn't doing us any favors in the long run. I've heard the arguments that we're destroying … Continue reading #036–What Would We Have to Lose By Believing in Human-made Climate Change?
I've lived in Texas my whole life. Our so-called "state snack" is tortilla chips and salsa, which makes sense, I guess. You can't throw a rock in a town without hitting either a church or a good family owned Tex-Mex restaurant. It's a party staple and sleep-over go-to.
Ah, the summer is ending, Shark Week and it's equivalents are done by now (unless reruns are around the corner), and SyFy will hopefully slink off into its closet to get its brains bashed out and come up with better stuff. I thought this was fake when I first heard about it. I mean, Sharknado? … Continue reading #034–Blitz Q: How the hell did “Sharknado” come to exist?