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Brain vacation

One time, my electric toothbrush battery died. Instead of just brushing analog like a normal person, I stood there frozen–wondering how on earth I was gonna brush my teeth that day. I had to go to work! I couldn’t NOT brush them…This went down in history as my most absurdly absent-minded life events ever. Not a big deal, just a “holy crap, that was dumb” situation. Today, my friends, I think I beat it. We get tons of packages because…

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I’m Sure I Don’t Know…but Radishes though.

I have a terrible track record when it comes to media and popularity. What I mean is, some of the new shows I hear about…I think are the most disgusting and offensive ideas ever. And then they become huge hits: Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (stereotype much)The Biggest Loser (surely people know that’s unhealthy and fake)Storage Wars (strangers fight over cherished possessions of poor people)American Idol (mostly that beginning part where they mock sincere people)Dancing with the “Stars” (who…

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Livejournal: Now Under Russian Control.

As many of you know, I’ve been blogging at Livejournal since 2002. When they sold their site to Russians who gave far less control over content, I started blogging at Dreamwidth and cross posting to LJ instead. I’ve always continued to read at both places, and to make sure my own posts make it there. I have a pet conspiracy theory about Russia and our internet. It’s one that seems increasingly true the more things happen in the world with…

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The Annual Giving of Things

So, we had Xmas. It was also H’s birthday on the 20th. This means that at the Webster-Friday abode, there was much materialism, indulgence, and slothery. Why slothery? Because I made a commitment to watch #Arrow in its entirety, and I’m now about half-way through season three. Lots of shenanigans to be called on that show–but it’s still a fun watch. Apparently it takes a mere 5 years and a death in your family to become a world-class assassin. Unless…

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This Time It’s Personal

It’s well-known by all literate people that I am not a fan of the Great Orange Cyka-Elect. (Look it up, it’s a Russian word, and it’s hilarious) But now, he has reached the subjective and fabled land of TOO FAR. On December 14th, I asserted copyright over the word “Unpresidented.” The context was the vain hope that the Electoral College would do what it was designed to do–rescue us from a Nazi-enabling rapist who’s already in bed with the Russians.…

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The Peril of a President Pence

In all of our (totally justified) horror over The Donald, we seem to be forgetting something important. Yes, Drumpf is a racist misogynist, a master of demagoguery…we know he’s the personification of mammon, the truest representation of greed, avarice, gluttony for what passes for glory in his world. He’s also woefully inept, a blithering, blustering incompetent. He can’t run a casino, let alone a country. At all. Not even a little. Remember when we all thought Dubya was too dumb…

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Just when I thought I was out…

As most of you know, we lost our battle with Nightmare Client’s bank, and he robbed us of almost $3,000 (plus fees). Later, he had some rented legal firm send us a hilarious “cease and desist” that suggests that I posted a bunch of bad Amazon reviews on his terrible book (which would be absolutely legal for me to do, though I didn’t do that). Losing the money was a drag, but not ruinous to us thanks to everyone having…

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Alright dammit, I give. You win.

I’m admitting for the record that I like The Nerdist.We’re gonna blame/credit @midnight for that.I’ve spent quite some time not understanding why this Hardwick cat had any cred at all, why he was suddenly everywhere, why I should listen to his various nerdy musings. Slowly, I started to find him ever less annoying. He’s friends with a lot of people who are cool and not assholes. It’s not like he hangs out with Kevin Nealon or Dennis Miller–but if he…

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Centipedes!!!

I’m doing a really, super good job of not freaking the hell out even though at least 3 hatchling centipedes have come out of our bathroom faucet in the last 2 days. I dismissed the first one as a random fluke–at H’s behest. That’s after screeching like a little girl, obviously. I am most displeased.H promises that he is taking care of it, which I guess means purification by fire (my idea) will be a backup plan. Maintenance around here…

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The weather outside is frightful!

At the Delonis shelter in Ann Arbor, homeless people have to take a drug test before they can be admitted. If they can’t pass a test within three days, they don’t get to stay and work the program. However, if the weather is below 20 degrees F, anyone can stay in the sitting room so nobody freezes to death–even if you can’t pass a drug test. When I was learning this in the training classes for volunteers, the instructor couldn’t…

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