Etsy Can Trigger PTSD if You Don’t Shop Responsibly.

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Back in the Seventies, some people used to try to move out of the city to the country and set up little “hobby farms.”
I think they tried to raise “hobby horses” and have lots of little girls they liked to name “Holly.” Everyone was saying things like “There goes Holly Hobby on her Hobby Horse. She lives on a Hobby Farm.” She always wore a gingham dress and a big prairie pioneer burka sunhat so you could never see her face.   And then some ladies started quilting her. It was all pretty genuine and innocent until some dude came … Read more →

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

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I had a Grade 2 teacher who taught us spelling.  She was talking about words that look alike but are different and she put up “dessert” and “desert.”  Then she told us that we would always know how to spell them properly if we remembered that there were two “s’s” in “dessert” because everyone loves a second serving of “dessert” but you would never ask for a second serving of a “desert.”
I had so many questions, I mean after I managed to get over the WTF phase of the whole exchange.  I wondered if she knew that “bosom” only … Read more →

Teleporting, Will You Live To Talk About It?

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I was out walking around today in places where I was not supposed to be.  Am I the only one who loves when you click on the link in a designers profile only to end up on private land where some disembodied something types you a message that you have 4 nanoseconds to get off the private land?  Like, how does a designer fail to notice that her store is no longer where it was last night when she logged off and why wouldn’t she consider that a small little detail that might be important to share with her customers? … Read more →

Stop Feeding Me Cough Medicine!!

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I think nerdy kids carry grudges. 
They don’t just grow up to be rocket scientists and heads of international labs and finding cures for cancer.  It is not enough that they earn a truckload of money more than the loser football star and the cheerleader who both ended up living in a trailer park and practicing variables of alcohol and drug insertion (some needle play possibly included).   Nope, these dudes and dudettes are exacting revenge.
Once there was a time when all medicine was a powder that had to be mixed in water and swallowed.  Or, it came in a … Read more →

I Wail And I Gnash and Still the Dogs Howl.

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THIS is a really sad day for me and not just because one of those crazy adult colouring ladies escaped with her felt pens and doodled all over Blissy … but with awesome technique … I would like to point out.  I  mean, if she were to post it in on one of those Facebook colouring groups, she would get soooo many “likes” and “loves” and maybe even some weeping.  IF they have added that emotion yet.  You know, the Italian mother kind of weeping when they child decides to become a priest or a nun or something.

It Could Be Bigger Than "Old Yeller."

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There were abandoned farms and businesses all over the prairies.  City kids had playgrounds and community centres and sports complexes … we had old barns and abandoned buildings.
The first thing you did when you found an old building, was move in and stake your claim on the new club house.  Someone should do some serious investigative study on the correlation between farms kids and their old abandoned buildings and bike gangs and their club houses.  A lot of the same dynamics were definitely at play.  The places were dark, there were tables and chairs made out of old … Read more →

It’s A Desert Out There.

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I feel my sanity slipping away.  It is either that or I have become more objective in my self-observations.  I have no idea why, when I turn on the light and it does not work, I flick the switch off and on several times as if there is a possibility that I have done it wrong or that maybe if I do it in a certain way, the light will come on.  I like to think I am an enthusiastic optimist and refuse to surrender to “no can do” in any form.
Ya, let’s go with that.
The most … Read more →

We Aim To Serve and Protect.

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I did a drive along with some cops once as part of a community awareness.
I can’t help it if the cop’s perspective of the incident was all caught up in the legal documents that said it was court ordered, in the hopes of helping me change my ways before it was too late.  I have my own perspective and it is my story and I am choosing happier meanings and outcomes so that I will not be all bogged down with negativity that makes me have cancer because I hold negative energy in my body.
Neither do I … Read more →

High Definition.

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I never got the whole deal with trolls.  I thought they were butt ugly and their arms didn’t even bend.  Barbie bent.  I was into bending.  Blame it on Romper Room – ” . . . Bend and stretch, reach for the sky ….”
When you are raised in the wilds of the prairies of Canada, you learn things about life.  Like road kill.  I know stuff about road kill that no-one should know.  I learned that things that no longer bend . . . are probably dead.
We weren’t allowed to undress in daylight.  Once when my brother got … Read more →

The Tail End of Life

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Despite some of you playing the new fun internet game of “guess how this picture ties in with what Biss is writing about,” this is not a blog post detailing how I am a horses ass . . . at least not intentionally.  If I do my job well today I am hoping you will join with me in saying my neighbour is one.
I am pretty sure I am awesome.  I mean I like hanging out with me.  What’s not to love about me?

Even if none of that is true, I kind of appreciate that most days
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