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Automated Toilet Tantrum

Automated Toilet Tantrum published on 9 Comments on Automated Toilet Tantrum

auto flush mechanismLots of public restroom items have become automated these days – hand dryers and gizmos that dispense hand sanitizer, soap, paper towels, or hot air to dry one’s freshly-washed hands. For the most part, I’m okay with these innovations because I understand they’re designed to make public restrooms neater, easier to navigate, more “Earth Friendly” and more hygienic – the fewer surfaces you have to touch, the fewer nasty viruses and bacteria you’re apt to pick up, take with you and spread around.Continue reading Automated Toilet Tantrum

Snapping Beans

Snapping Beans published on 3 Comments on Snapping Beans

green beansBushel
1.  A measure of capacity equal to 64 pints (equivalent to 32.5 liters), used for dry goods.
2.  A large amount.  [emphasis mine]

At the end of each summer while we were growing up, Mom would go into her yearly Canning Frenzy. Continue reading Snapping Beans

Cat: 1, Human: 0

Cat: 1, Human: 0 published on 3 Comments on Cat: 1, Human: 0

imageFor the average layperson, I’m pretty savvy when it comes to technology. Sometimes, however, I have to enlist the help of a teenager to help me work through a problem.

And I’m okay with that. Because when the Zombie Apocalypse hits,Continue reading Cat: 1, Human: 0

Being A Menace

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boot w:fire antsHaving been the recipient of some pretty uncomfortable fire ant bites, I’ve got an axe to grind against the little monsters.  Today, walking home from the bus stop, I saw a fire ant hill about the diameter of a typical dinner plate and indulged in one of my favorite fire ant-annoying pasttimes:Continue reading Being A Menace

The Hole

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holeOne block away from where I live is a manhole cover that’s been paved over with asphalt.  For the past couple of weeks, I became aware of a strange, noxious, metallic odor accosting my nostrils and emanating from a twelve-inch hole immediately adjacent to the manhole tube.Continue reading The Hole

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