“How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also If I am to be whole.” ― C.G. Jung My plants definitely believe themselves to be substantial. On the other hand, they far outnumber me, so that many dark sides around the house is worrisome. On … Continue reading Early Morning Shadows
Munchie & I have not stepped outdoors yet. We’re still tending the plants & chowing down on leftover pizza. It’s official. This is the second coldest day in northern Illinois in weather history. (I guess the weatherguys have been keeping track since 1870.) Right now, it’s almost noon, & it’s -24F (-31C). That’s not counting … Continue reading Still Indoors Tending Plants
Munchie is bored stiff. The temperature outside is 0F (-18C) with a sometimes windchill of -50F (-45C) so there’s no going outside for her today. She’s trained to use ‘training pads’ indoors, so that’s what she does on days like this. She gets disgruntled & doesn’t like it. Being a dominant diva type, she feels … Continue reading A Few Updates to Pass the Time
When the Postmaster speaks, sometimes it’s not a bad idea to listen. Our town has an ordinance that says no parking on town streets if there’s going to be a snow storm. Unfortunately, there are a good many apartments in town with little to no available parking except for street parking. So I suppose it’s … Continue reading When the Postmaster Speaks
Forget Charles Darwin. Forget everything you learned in school about evolution. Remember? It was only the Theory of Evolution anyway. Creationism rules! Homo sapiens really does co-exist with the dinosaurs! (Tilton Park Drive, DeKalb, Illinois) Our weather forecast for this weekend is for cold cold cold & snow snow snow, so this big lady, being … Continue reading Forget Charles Dawin
I generally don’t use public bathrooms. Unless I really have to. I’m just kind of OCD that way. But the other day, for the first time, I used the bathroom in the laundromat. Shock City. I never imagined that a laundromat would have a fancy bathroom for the ladies. (I have no idea what the … Continue reading Fancy Fancy
Bob. (Post Office, DeKalb, Illinois) “If, somewhere, any possible world can exist, then somewhere there is any letter that could possibly be written. Somewhere, all those checks really were in the mail.” ― Terry Pratchett, ‘Going Postal’ Continue reading What do you call Bob the Mailman after he gets fired?