Tag Archives: Little Irritations

Flying A Drone. It’s Way Harder Than It Looks

My shortcut through our community college, revealed 6 people standing on the baseball field 10 feet apart. They flew drones to the outfield, then back. This was a class in Wilderness Firefighting.  Here in Oregon, aerial surveillance can be a … Continue reading

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How to Reseal Your Asphalt: In 129 Easy Missteps.

1. Get a really good book to read. 2.  Wait for a day when the weather-guesser on TV estimates that the soles of your feet will peel if you walk bare-foot on the sidewalk. If you can fry an egg … Continue reading

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Toilet Bowl Customs Vary

Great Piles of Porcelain Thrones!!! Who would’ve thought the last post would be so packed with helpful tidbits of toilet usage, and other useful crap? It seems that a lot of you take toilet bowl sanitation as serious part of … Continue reading

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How to Carry Your Fat

Here’s another interesting tidbit for you.  A camel, despite its fatty hump, has a straight spine. The same hold true for a fat donkey.  It carries fat in rolls along either side of it’s spine. But when it comes to … Continue reading

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Writing the Banana Lies

MOSQUITOES ARE ATTRACTED TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE RECENTLY EATEN BANANAS That’s what a recent email told me. So if I’ll stay away from their banana-ey goodness, can I expect to be welt-free all summer?  I suspect this propaganda  was started … Continue reading

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Life’s Dunkings

Last night, I completed a year long commitment as leader of a non-profit organization. Over a year ago,  before I was elected to lead,  I thought I had some postive qualities.  I was a good cupcake.  I contained a decent … Continue reading

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Writing Characters’ Secrets

  Great picture, huh? But it’s the story that takes you one step deeper in meaning…. When a 91-year-old, Hungarian-born grandmother was feeling lonely and depressed, her grandson, French photographer, Sacha Goldberger,  suggested they take some fun photos. I suggest … Continue reading

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Writing: Characters Who Add Spit

I collect weird character traits in my writing journal.  If I’m crafting a story that requires braided mullets, pink eye patches, and Elvis Presley white-patent loafers, I have a treasure trove of notes to draw upon.  Whenever I go downtown, … Continue reading

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What Is It With Men and Shopping Carts?

Next time you’re at the grocery store, look around.   Who’s driving the shopping cart? I noticed this recently on a grocery excursion with Cowboy Fan.  He latched onto that cart like it was a TV remote, and I was never … Continue reading

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Write More Clearly. Your Butts Are A Problem.

This is for all you NaNoWriMo writers out there who are trying to finish your 50,000 word novels in a month. Study the sign in the picture above.  It reads: Your butts are a problem. It’s  referring to the litter … Continue reading

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