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Ain’t No Cure for the Summertime Blues

It is that time of the year yet again. It has been for a while now, but as I get further into the season I find it less and less bearable. I hate summer. I hate it with as much passion as I can stir, which is actually very little because summer makes me so distressed and depressed that I cannot focus enough to have a passionate hate for it. I hate sunlight. I hate heat. I do not like to set foot outside... read more

Spring Has Sprung, Except for the Dead Things

I had someone over to look at the yard yesterday. Along with several plants, bushes and vines, it looks like we’ve lost 4 large trees (10-15 years old) from the unusual frost this year. I can try having the trees severely chopped back in hopes that perhaps they will revive, but she did not hold out a lot of hope for them. What sucks is that, beyond the expense of removing them, because of their... read more

Hell Froze Over

There was frozen water falling out of the sky today in Southern California. I’ve heard rumors of such things, but in the decade I have been trying to survive in this area, I have never seen such a thing. Today, I did. Go figure. Other things that I said might happen once hell did indeed freeze over, such as my becoming a vegetarian Christian, did... read more

There Must Be Some Toros in the Atmosphere

It is cold. It is not Minnesota cold, but it is really damn cold for SoCal. I’ve never experienced anything like it since living here, and it sucks. We are just not built for it here. I do not own any really warm clothing. I don’t have a coat. Californians don’t empty our pools, for the winter or leave our spa pumps running 24/7. They don’t leave a trickle of water running in homes... read more

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