Blitz Q #182: Which part (of the cheating) was the “mistake”?

This is a question I'd love to ask when it comes to infidelity. How many times has the story come about, in movies, Reddit stories, anecdotes, etc.? Someone comes home, hears noises/music, follows it, finds their significant other in bed with another person. And then the cheater says something like: "Omg, omg, omg, I'm sorry, … Continue reading Blitz Q #182: Which part (of the cheating) was the “mistake”?

My “financial diet” midpoint report card…

C+. That's the best I can realistically come with at the end of the first 15 days of what I call my "financial diet," and certainly some room for improvement. It would've been a far worse grade, except I did manage to figure out where I was going wrong and started to make changes, improving … Continue reading My “financial diet” midpoint report card…

My DIY faucet replacement; or, where I remember that valve shut-offs exist for a reason…

(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…

I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

I'm trying not to giggle while The Pixies' song "Where is My Mind?" goes off in my head. Because I have no clue what the hell happened the past two days while I was at home. I do remember getting a few things from the store, some really crappy eating choices, and then a bunch … Continue reading I figured I’d take my time & wing the to-do list the past two days… & boy, I got lost.

April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

Today I kept thinking about that little silly rhyme about the weather: "April showers bring May flowers." Well, with today's heavy rain this morning (and more predicted for tomorrow), it's not quite accurate. But then again, welcome to southeast Texas. We just had some minor spats of rain, maybe an hour or two here or … Continue reading April was all about gardening & trees & bees. I wonder what May’s going to bring now.

When you’re falling behind, but don’t seem to care…

I don't know what it is, but I've let so many things slide this week. Things I've absolutely had to do, like coursework and finals (which I'm going to try to take tomorrow, hell or high water), house-cleaning and exercise. I did get quite a bit accomplished outside, I have to admit. I spray-painted my … Continue reading When you’re falling behind, but don’t seem to care…

Worn out after 2 days of intense outside work. House looks a little less like an abandoned property at last…

Two days of intense work outside. My dogs were out with me a good chunk of the time and now they're snoring away on their chairs. I'm an inch away from doing the same. I finally got my knee in good enough shape (not feeling like it wanted to twist and stab on me) that … Continue reading Worn out after 2 days of intense outside work. House looks a little less like an abandoned property at last…

The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

You know those days where an hour or two into them, you firmly believe you should kick off your shoes, go to bed, pull the covers over your head, and start over tomorrow? Yeah, it was one of those. Too many things going wrong or weird, and I was running around so much I couldn't … Continue reading The Tax-man cometh (or rather, I go-eth), financial brain farts, & I take the plunge…

Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

Image from abc13.com. I was definitely NOT gonna drive out on icy roads in the dark, thank you. I woke up to absolute quiet this morning, and that's after I'd gone to bed before midnight and kinda expected to get up really early. But my alarm never went off, and I heard the dog moving … Continue reading Further adventures of surprising winter weather in Southeast Texas… well, mine anyway…

That feeling when you’ve overlooked the obvious (in your fish tank)…

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)…