Category Archives: Off-Topic

The Natural Aquarist

Like many other well-intentioned but ultimately lazy aquarists, I neglect my filter. Fortunately, I planned for my apathy in advance, and in fact paid a bit extra for [..]

Off-Topic, Tips

Tools Go Stabby Side DOWN

Night before last, I was in the garden setting up the sprinkler. I am somewhat obsessed with sprinkler efficiency – moving it as few times as possible to [..]

Injuries, Off-Topic ,

Very High Levels of What, Now?

First, please accept my apologies for the months of blog neglect. I hope the following story will help make up for it. The company I work for is [..]


Great Expectations

The ways our brains associate random tidbits of data always astounds and amazes me. As I was getting out of the shower last night, I remembered with perfect [..]


Dear Wild-Eyed Store Manager…

I’m going to pull a Letters to People I Hate moment here and rant about an incident I had a couple of hours ago. As I was sitting [..]

Off-Topic, WTF ,

A Love Story, Part Next

I never did go back and finish that story, because I got swept up into the flow of the The Big Love Stream and all the goofy, wanton [..]


A Love Story

It’s been a year and a half since I first met Mike Neir on that fateful, rainy afternoon. Here we are, Valentines Day, in the midst of a [..]


all the little things

The stark contrast between my life and its petty troubles and the situation in Haiti currently is something my brain cannot wrap itself around terribly well. Until I [..]

Community, Off-Topic ,

Yay, Done

My training presentation is out of the way, as of yesterday. As with any first presentation I do, it wasn’t nearly as polished as I would have liked, [..]

Off-Topic ,

But I Am Le Broken

This post has nothing to do with sewing, quilting, knitting or crafting of any sort. It’s work stuff that’s knocking around my brain, looking for an outlook and [..]