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!)
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…
This question's bugged me off and on for a while. Granted, nobody likes a Negative Nancy or a total a-hole all the time, and there are certainly times where certain things likely shouldn't be said, but I do question the whole "don't speak ill of the dead" thing. Though, thanks to social media and a … Continue reading Q #169: When is it actually “appropriate” to “speak ill of the dead”?
My entire past week has been something for my mental record books regarding bad behavior (toward myself). Cue a mysterious ailment and I've gone off the deep end. I'm sitting here now, trying to just breathe in and sip a bit of 7Up to settle my messed up stomach after a week of terrible eating … Continue reading When negativity gets you to vacillate between numbness & catastrophizing, & then throws you overboard…
For the record, that pic looks tame compared to what I just saw... I think I just saw a glimpse of one of the circles of hell! Well, maybe the restaurant in question is not totally "okay" with it, but they definitely seem up front with the truth that eating their food could put you … Continue reading Wasn’t expecting to see this, & had never heard of a restaurant that’s totally okay with killing you… til now.
It's still too new and we don't know enough yet, but it seems clear to me folks are either high on meth and other psychosis-inducing crap, or high on hate. I'm leaning toward both, considering the past year and change (and the past four before it). I just saw this a bit ago and was … Continue reading More Capitol officers injured, 1 dead. WTF is wrong with people in this country?
I thought something was up when I was at the grocery store on Sunday. Probably only half the folks in there were wearing a mask. I should've known that was a sign of things to come. Nobody hassling them, nobody paying attention. But I sure noticed it. People were happy to be out and about, … Continue reading Can we say the Texas Government is batting 0 for 2 against mother nature in 2021?
My Copy: 9780140186246 (image from bn.com) It's not a long book, but I had to spend some time pondering it, because I'm not certain how to feel. I feel it's importance, and am mystified why it's not better known when it comes to Holocaust-related works. Several of the short stories were indeed published just after … Continue reading This Way for the Gas, Ladies & Gentlemen, by Tadeusz Borowski
I've spent days getting little done and yet having full days. I've also wanted the weather to warm up a bit so the water I'd need to put in my fish tanks would be warmer, too. Maybe I'm too cautious, but the quickest way to refill the tanks and get things balanced is with my … Continue reading That feeling when you’ve overlooked the obvious (in your fish tank)…
This is just a small question in a fabulous post by the great John Pavlovitz written two days ago. I had to think of what was bugging me (other than everything) about the "Tit Offensive" as some have called it ("Beer Gut Putsch" works, too). But that's what I found disconcerting, because from my understanding, … Continue reading Borrowed Q #157: Jan 6, 2021 was… a “revolution” of what, exactly?