Feeling Oddly Triumphant After Being Out-of-Sorts All Day; or, Fixing Things Really Boosts That Self-Esteem…

This was turning out very crappy today. And no, I don't mean it's because I'm single and it's that damned Valentine's Day. Hell, I almost forgot about it til I saw kids coming off the bus with heart-shaped chocolate boxes this afternoon. That's more like it. I'd love an anatomically correct heart for V-day. I … Continue reading Feeling Oddly Triumphant After Being Out-of-Sorts All Day; or, Fixing Things Really Boosts That Self-Esteem…

A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Somehow in all my years, I never quite learned how to do a budget. Or, more accurately, a realistic budget that takes into account my real needs versus my wants, what's coming in versus what's going out, etc. Somehow I'd discard the budget before finishing it, or even acknowledging that it's there. Messed up on … Continue reading A Newbie Learns How to Tighten the Belt on Her Wallet (& Waistline, Naturally, But Mostly the Wallet)

Q#174: What the hell is an ASMR video & how many uses do they have?

Without really knowing it, I've stumbled into the realm of ASMR vids on YouTube. I mean, I've heard the abbreviation a few times, seen the label, but have no real understanding of what it actually means. I've kept them on in the background while trying to read other stuff (while online, I use the Music … Continue reading Q#174: What the hell is an ASMR video & how many uses do they have?

Q #151: Why do (most) Republicans love to say, “the Democrats are going to take your guns”?

A few hours after Biden won the election, the kid I babysit sometimes was in my yard playing with the dogs with a friend of his, and somehow just noticed the Biden sticker on the back of my car. He went "eww" and pointed at it, like he was incredulous I voted for him. I … Continue reading Q #151: Why do (most) Republicans love to say, “the Democrats are going to take your guns”?

Fingers or Pick? The best way to learn guitar for the absolute beginner…

This is sort of a question, only because I've heard a whole bunch of differing opinions on this topic. I bought a ton of picks for my various string instruments (I heard they get lost super easily, and that doesn't surprise me at all) over the past year. However, I've recently heard from a bunch … Continue reading Fingers or Pick? The best way to learn guitar for the absolute beginner…