(TL;DR being short was not a handicap – now read the rest.) My younger brother, Daniel was next on my gift hit list. What to say about Daniel? He’s brilliant, introverted (nearly hermitic), kind to cats, a touch OCD, cute in a short dude way, and a collector of all sorts of fandom memorabilia. My … More Cabinet of Curiosity and a Round of Applause
Evelyn’s “Auto” Americans do not understand many things – sex, beer, and driving especially come to mind, and this is sad because Americans can be the most intelligent and friendly of peoples. One must wonder about their system of education. The two primary errors of the American driver are that they make their autos extensions … More Driving Series 1 – Evelyn
Dear readers, Tomorrow I hope to launch a several part series on the art and profession of driving. While most Americans no longer drive so much as commute, for a goodly portion of our history driving has been a coming of age ritual, a tool for romance, a statement of independence, and a means of … More The American Car – Intro
Worst case scenarios- How to get out of a sinking car Since it won’t stop raining here and there actually are some flood and flash flood warnings in effect, today’s worst case scenario blog is about how to escape from a flooding or submerged car. Let’s start with some basics. To begin with do you … More Worst case scenarios- How to get out of a sinking car
So here I am in an exaggerated straddle (deeply reminiscent of Tae Kwon Do’s horse stance) with my shoes slipping on the wet asphalt, my thigh muscles screaming in agony, and a bucket of piss between my legs. This is not going to end well. So yes, Day 13 of a “four hour” remodeling job … More The Mold Saga Continues….
I find it deeply ironic that after years of survival training and backwoods knowledge acquisition that I would be LEAST likely to survive a major disaster due to my medical condition. Instead I am trying to help keep famly and friends alive and am amazed at how HARD that is. Common sense is NOT common. … More Snowpocalpse Stupidity and Survival.
I have been just incredibly sick the last couple of days and the number of things that could all go wrong at once has been a far higher number than one might rationally expect. I can’t drive, so I can’t shop as my partner is working nonstop, but then I can’t buy food as I … More Bureaucratic Hell – Southern Style
Let me tell you about one of the advantages to being Aspergers/High Functioning Autistic. I can have a truly phenomenal and happy day. And all I have to do is quit trying. I can allow myself to forget all the social conventions and all of society, I don’t have to think about Steve or the … More Disability? Really?