I'm just glad I wasn't yawning so much today (dunno why I can't stop and am so tired) that I couldn't see what was going on. My retriever-mix is an opportunist of epic proportions, especially when it comes to getting outside the door and into the wider world. There's a reason I have to bathe … Continue reading Keeping a Step Ahead of an Escape-Artist Dog in the Sticks
I think this is the third time I've watched this flick this week, after not seeing it for at least a decade. I'm not sure what it is about this flick, but it's on again, starting over in the living room. And no, before you ask, I haven't seen the FX series that's come out. … Continue reading #085–What Makes Fargo Such a Good Movie?
My jaw almost hit the ground when I first read this, and then I stopped and thought: why should it? I mean, I've known people who act like this...just not in a pizza place. This story is not my own. It's by one of my favorite bloggers, John Pavlovitz, a pastor whose work I've shared … Continue reading Cross-post: When the “good guy” with a gun waves it around…
I forced myself to become human again this morning. I woke up early as usual, but woke up flustered, worried, and angry. It wasn't til mid-morning that I forced myself to become human. I heard dad get up and start his routine, went back to my room to lay down a minute and try to … Continue reading Finding a New Universe in a Cup of Coffee & Office Space
My Copy: 0345342968 (image from abebooks.com) I viewed this book as my own personal version of hell when I first read it several years ago. Social media and smartphones have become staples in the time since then, and now the book has taken on a more dreadful tone. Fahrenheit 451 is the book about a … Continue reading Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury
Banks and retailers, please listen up. It's the Christmas shopping season, a time when we're supposed to be thinking about peace and good will toward men (the philosophers of Peanuts already covered this pretty well--go look it up). Doesn't stop outright greed in the form of overindulgence or theft. Especially theft. And the easiest way … Continue reading It is time I let retailers and banks know how much I HATE chip cards, and why.
As a recovering recluse, this is a tough topic to approach, but it needs to be done in some way, shape, or form. It hit me when I was least expecting it--passively listening to The Croods when it happened to be on TV a few months ago. Toward the end of the movie, when things're … Continue reading The Difference Between “Living” and “Not Dying.”
I'm almost through my 33rd Valentine's Day, (though for the first 2 or 3 I wasn't aware of much more than how nice my toes tasted and how much I hated pacifiers, let alone a diapered arrow-slinger, so maybe they don't count).
I was so damned happy when I saw this yesterday, and did some digging and found out it was legit. I laughed when I saw the news on Upworthy, that the Weather Channel wanted to give viewers a break from the election.
I used to be at the coffee shop a lot earlier on the weekdays. Just about every morning near 5 a.m., I would sip my coffee at the window, waiting for my food to come up, and see the traffic light on the feeder about 40 yards from me. The light turns green, and you see this souped up pickup truck just roar off, screeching tires and the big heavy engine sound and the pistons just thup-thup-thupthupthupthup-ing along super fast until it turns high pitched and zooms past the windows...