Dealing with a semi-sick bird at home, because he hates me 90% of the time & the nearest avian vet is an hour away…

I had to think hard about how old this Amazon parrot is in my house, and I realized it's been around for 3/4 of my life now. He's about 27-ish, a bird my dad picked out from a lady who had probably a thousand birds and raised them from chicks. I remember going over to … Continue reading Dealing with a semi-sick bird at home, because he hates me 90% of the time & the nearest avian vet is an hour away…

Been one of those brain-dead weeks, working too hard on some things & not enough for others.

I find it weird how some weeks happen to work out. This one's been all over the place. I've been coming home falt-out tired and not wanting to read (gasp) or anything much. I guess it's the stress catching up with me and making me just wanna go straight to sleep when I get home. … Continue reading Been one of those brain-dead weeks, working too hard on some things & not enough for others.

From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”

I think I read this article four times today and just kept thinking about it, and about this man and the interesting life he led even though imprisonment and a regime that couldn't allow for change... until he did it himself. At least, I haven't read the book he published yet (sigh--another book to put … Continue reading From Brain Pickings: “The Great Czech Playwright Turned Dissident Turned President Václav Havel on Hope”

Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”

I was watching oodles of YouTube vids about Christian apologetics (why I did such a thing without finishing my coffee, I don't know), and somebody in the criticism comments referenced this article. I almost spit my coffee out reading it. The article is a bit stale--nearly 10 years old--but so damn good I couldn't help … Continue reading Stale from The Onion: “Sumerians Look On In Confusion as God Creates World”

Family has come to the house, or when you realize you’re a true introvert…

My past few blog-less days were spent frantically cleaning my house and yard (mostly the house) as much as I could and then having my mom and stepdad over. They got to see my new place for the first time. I kept joking "commence the judgment call" all week prior to my friends, but it … Continue reading Family has come to the house, or when you realize you’re a true introvert…

Re-purposing commercial or religious properties, or letting imagination take over older architecture with interesting results…

The article that inspired this contemplation can be found here and at the end of the post. I often look around when I'm out somewhere and there are pretty big chunks of real estate that I'll see "for sale" or about to be torn down. It kind of makes me mad, even if the buildings … Continue reading Re-purposing commercial or religious properties, or letting imagination take over older architecture with interesting results…

I’ve spent about 10 hours today trying to scour my new place…& I’m totally happy about it.

(Not my chair, but definitely one of my rugs because carpet sucks [pic from esalerugs.com]) Rest assured, I have not suddenly become a Stepford wife or something that's gone the route of June Cleaver wannabe. I made some plans and finally figured out how to get a good dose of cleaning done today instead of … Continue reading I’ve spent about 10 hours today trying to scour my new place…& I’m totally happy about it.

What to think about businesses that make it impossible to talk to a human being…

I've been trying to get an issue resolved on my old place since early February. For some reason, a mortgage lien keeps popping up and the company that has it on there, I've been trying to reach. The trouble is Company UNLUCKY was sold to Company BIG, which was sold to or merged with Company … Continue reading What to think about businesses that make it impossible to talk to a human being…