2016 sucked

And it was the Cubs’ fault

I’ve had this head cannon rolling around in my brain for a bit now, but haven’t had the time to get it into words.  The Chicago Cubs had not won a World Series in 108 years and many believe it was due to a curse placed on them by a man with a goat who was kicked out of a game.  There have been a lot of cute supernatural short stories written over the years about breaking the curse of the Billy Goat.   Continue reading “2016 sucked”

My furry friends

On my growth as an animal owner.

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Dawg

One of the bonus questions from Life Story asks about pets.  Our family’s first pet was my mother’s cat.  When my parents were planning their wedding, a neighbor’s cat had kittens.  The story goes that my mom rushed home to ask my dad if she could have one.  He sarcastically said, “Sure, if you name the sucker Dog.”  The story goes, the next thing my dad knew, there was a tiny kitten running around and everyone was calling it Dawg.   Continue reading “My furry friends”

The problem with toast

The Goldilocks of the condiment world.

I realized yesterday the issue that I have with toast.  Let me back up a few steps from that statement though and explain myself.  I love condiments.  A meal feels incomplete to me if condiments are not involved.  Bachelor fridge?  Yep, that was me.  (B has this annoying habit of insisting “real” food be kept in the fridge.  It’s pushing my condiment space aside, sadly.) Continue reading “The problem with toast”

My previous homes

Home is where your heart is…

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Azaleas framing the steps to the first house I purchased.

Continuing on my Life Story posts, I am choosing to combine a few topics this week.  I’ll start with my childhood home, and move on to the cities I have lived since leaving that home.   Continue reading “My previous homes”

The cures for ennui, part 1

Most of them are life changing, and sometimes expensive…

It’s been right at four weeks since my last post, which puts me way behind on my once a week average posting schedule.  I was increasingly suffering from ennui – my current job and living situation being the primary causes and I just haven’t had the desire to write recently.  I have been exploring other avenues to alleviate my boredom, and while I am still somewhat displaced, at least I have some topics for this blog. Continue reading “The cures for ennui, part 1”

Pickled Okra

A basic garlic pickle recipe.

Around 2 years ago, B pointed out a Dilly Bean recipe in on of his old-timey magazines.  He wanted to know if I thought I could make them for him.  It didn’t look to hard, and I wanted to get more into canning things, so I said yes.   Continue reading “Pickled Okra”

PokeGrind: tips for gyms

How to be the very best, like no one ever was.

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BATTLE!

Continuing the tips on how to maximize Pokemon Go without spending any money, part one was items and PokeStops.  Once you hit level 5, you can enter the gyms and begin earning PokeCoins.  The first thing you will do is choose a team.  PoGo is a social game by nature, and your chances of doing well at gyms are heightened if you have a few friends that will play with you. Continue reading “PokeGrind: tips for gyms”