Category: Observations

Is leisure becoming a bore?

I was looking at old newspapers and whatnot, found this article about too much leisure and isolation, from 1964! They had no idea. A study referenced therein said that a newborn rat, placed in solitary confinement, becomes a “nervous, aggressive, intractable animal” that bites so much that it precludes...

What about these matches?

I have been enjoying my matchbook cover collection while here on lockdown. Today I was mulling over whether to drown or burn the leftover matches. I noticed that while most matchheads are red or white, there are also at least some that are blue, and I found one with...

Can’t torment the chickens

There is a chicken house alongside the Interurban Trail in a stretch where we walk the dog; Cody always likes to stop there and go on full alert, tail and ears straight up, wanting to pounce but of course there is a double chicken-wire enclosure, and the main rooster...

Make my own damn mask!

My wife is starting to think maybe a mask at the grocery store wouldn’t be a bad idea; I very rarely go so it’s a moot point for me. She wants to just sew up the masks from fabric she has laying around, I guess that’s better than nothing?...

The truest thing I know this week

I was searching for toilet paper online (Finally found a prison-grade 18 pack for $50 at Office Depot) – I saw this novelty roll at Amazon. It is the truest thing I know…...

Our new humidifier is swell!

I’m very pleased with our new Homedics “TotalComfort UltrasonicHumidifier” with warm and cool mist. Here are the features, pros, and cons; I was going to post an affiliate link to Amazon on this, but as of this writing they want $142.98 for the exact same contraption I got at...

The Shit Be Gone opportunity

I was going through my passwords, went to ShitBeGone.com and found that it’s dormant, and Jed is receptive to licensing this brand. We used to buy cases of Shit-Be-Gone TP and it sold quickly for a good markup. I would like to make arrangement to sell just the wrappers...

It has frozen over

In the 1800’s, if the (lake?) froze over, the folks who could afford it took the time to head out on the ice. I can’t tell if they are depicted here as being very limber and acrobatic, or if a number of them are falling on their asses. I...

The Treachery of Greeting Cards

I almost bought this anniversary card for Teresa (The selection was limited at Target) but upon further rumination, I suspect that this popsicle card would cause her to say, "What are you trying to say? Are you trying to say I have a stick up my ass???"...

Household truth #214

It’s not like she wanted to return anything, or see if she forgot something. Does she need a reason?...