June 27, 2018
So today’s “If You’d Asked Me” post managed to get up before the crack of dawn: short, to the point, and guaranteed to enrage my two friends (that I know of) who are anti-vaxxers. This, after the mile-long doggy walk … Continue reading
June 21, 2018
Comments Off on Ant Wars: The Battle of the Butter Dish!
The Ondt Queen is back! 🙂 This morning come 5 a.m., her minions were swarming the kitchen counter, joyously singing their Ondt Battle Song: As we go marching, marching In the buggy of the day, A thousand counters greasy, A … Continue reading
June 18, 2018
Comments Off on What Possesses People?
What possesses them, indeed? Poltergeists, maybe. Wisps of madness? The people in question today: the previous owners of the Funny Farm, lovingly known as Satan and Proserpine. These two were inveterate DIYers. Satan, as far as I could tell, sweltered … Continue reading
December 28, 2017
Today’s dollar drain courtesy of the City of Phoenix: the new greased-gravel “paving” they’ve installed in the alley pretty clearly is not going to stand up to the force of water flowing out of a backwash hose. In theory, it’s … Continue reading
December 11, 2017
Comments Off on Of Alleys and Dust and Dogs and Pools and Computers and Irons and…whatEVER
Notice comes in the mail that the City is going to “dust-proof” the alleys here in the ’hood. A Web search to find out WTF “dust-proof” means elicits the actual RFP for the job. Videlicet: they intend to apply black-top … Continue reading
November 20, 2017
Dust. And, dollars to donuts, grass pollen. My house is infested with dust. And dog hair, of course: let us not forget that. About the only constructive thing I’ve managed today, aside from running a couple loads of clothes thru … Continue reading