GratiTuesday: Low-power mode

Last week, I was on vacation. Since the heat of summer makes me ragey, I limit my summer days off to fridays (or, actual away vacation where, when I get hot, I just go bob in the waves in the Gulf of Mexico. Alas) So now, as the evenings dip into the 40’s and the […]

You green?

You know who likes running non-scientific experiments on themselves? This monkey right here! So I bought all the green juice that contained just green things, and here we are.

Thursday Throwdown: October 7, 2021

I realized today, Friday, that the Thursday Throwdown didn’t actually get posted. Oopsie. Sorry about that, friends. This weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving, so I’ve got some Canadian artists on the turntable for us this week.

GratiTuesday: Family

My gentleman associate and I had the opportunity to visit with his cousin and his cousin’s wife for an evening last week. They were visiting this end of Canada from their end on the opposite side, and they reached out to see if any of the family wanted to get together with them. Heck yeah, […]

Thursday Throwdown: Orange

When Child was still in high school, the social justice group organized a vow of silence to protest violence. I’ve been thinking about that for the last few days, knowing that this week’s Thursday Throwback falls on the Canadian Day of Reconciliation. What’s the right thing to do here? To encourage a moment of silence […]

The joy and horror of words

Over a decade ago, Child brought Frindle by Andrew Clements home to read. It’s a story, at it’s core, about how language evolves. And I believe that the evolution of language is a good thing, no matter how I bristle about certain language atrocities that happen in the process. I had to study Beowulf and […]

GratiTuesday: Cake week 2021

My birthday was on Saturday past and my gentleman associate’s birthday is Thursday, two days hence. My mom’s is the day after that. It’s Cake week in Sweary-land. I’ll use any opportunity to celebrate, so having so much opportunity stuffed into one happy week is pretty great. But this week has also been a bit […]

GratiTuesday: Sept 21, 2021

Last week was my final Summer No-Work-On-Friday, and it was well spent going to see my neurologist for a follow up to the seizure in May, and going to my nail tech to get a new and fabulous set of gels filled, sanded, filed, shaped and painted. If the appointment with the doc didn’t go […]

Thursday Throwdown: September 16

OK, I’m not sayin’ that the inspiration for this throwdown is my new favourite thing on the Internets*, but MIKA is on this playlist, so, yeah. I’m highly suggestible, whaddayagonnado? Extra Credit: *My new favourite thing on the Internets: (Does everyone try to sing ALL the individual lines, or just me? Just me? Really??)