It's not exactly a secret, but I have Crohn's Disease. So not only do I get the pleasure of the symptoms that go along with it, but I'm at an increased risk of colon cancer. The longer a person has had it, the risk increases. So I'm on the 2 year plan for colonoscopies. Just … Continue reading Everyone’s Favorite Procedure
I started seeing this statement sometime last year, I think. Probably during one of the many attempts to yank healthcare out from under Americans. I don't know to whom it should be attributed, or I would certainly give credit. I've decided that this is one of my mottoes, although I hate that it's necessary. I … Continue reading I Don’t Know How to Explain to You that You Should Care about Other People
For a very brief time, we were a two-cat family. Our senior citizen cat, Sophie, seemed to get more neurotic as she got older, and we had hoped that bringing a younger cat home would give her some company when one of her "kids" was missing. That kind of turned out to not be the case, … Continue reading He Tricked Us and Stole Our Hearts
I may live in South Carolina, and we certainly have our share of batshit crazy stuff here, but I grew up in Kentucky, and I still keep tabs on it. Which is how I know that the Dishonorable Governor Matt Bevin is one of the most hated men in that state. Bevin was a precursor … Continue reading Kentucky Governor Matthew Bevin, AKA the Devil Incarnate
Updated on April 2.... unfortunately, the space junk fell into the South Pacific. Too bad, maybe next time! I'm a reluctant landlord. Long story short, we became homeowners right before the housing market tanked, and 12 years later, we're still underwater on that house, and we don't even live in the same state now. We've … Continue reading Hey, Chinese Space Lab! A little to the left!
To date, the United States Constitution has been amended 27 times. The Amendments are not meant to be taken in order of importance, each is considered as important as the others. Each Amendment has been scrutinized for its legality, with restrictions and extensions placed on each one. Therefore, to say that it’s wrong to restrict … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me We Can’t Restrict Rights. We Already Have.
It happens. Sometimes a little, sometimes a lot, it's really just a hazard of living here. Over the past few weeks, it's been a lot. South Carolina is the only area where I've lived that just makes school days, missed due to weather, just vanish. Our district missed 2 days because of Hurricane Irma in … Continue reading South Carolina and Head Shaking
A while back, I was wishing for a snow day. This week, I got one. More than one, actually. On Wednesday, the sky fell, and this area of South Carolina came to a screeching halt. By the time the snow stopped, we had 7 inches of snow on the ground and came very close to … Continue reading Snow Day. Snow Week.
Since I don't live under a rock, I'm well aware of the #MeToo movement happening, and it's almost awe-inspiring to see the dominoes continue to fall. It's also obviously getting closer to Christmas, and I've switched to streaming Christmas music at work, which led to an unsettling observation. Each of the past couple of years … Continue reading #MeToo Meets Christmas Music
One of the things we like to do is check out local events, especially around the holidays. Sometimes, it's really fun, and sometimes it's really weird, and sometimes I just end up shaking my head. As I often do here, lol. This year, we opted not to attend the Summerville Christmas Parade (for reasons to … Continue reading Christmas Locally