I stumbled across this gem courtesy of Kate et al. of Colour of Madness. It lists reasons people were admitted to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia in its first 25 years of existence, from 1864 to 1889. While they're all pretty special, these would be my top 10 picks (I apologize to … Continue reading What Made You Crazy in 1864?
Each year Google puts together lists of the most popular search terms, which it releases on the Google Trends site. Here are some of the top questions people were asking this year. Beside each search term is a note on whether it's a who/what/where/why/how question and the ranking within the top five searches for that type … Continue reading What Questions Were People Asking in 2019?
If you thought libraries were dull, Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library: An Insider's Tale of Library Life by Roz Warren will prove that you're dead wrong. I'm taking a quick break this week from mental health books because I know Roz from over at Medium.com and she's hilarious. The book is based … Continue reading Book Review: Just Another Day at Your Local Public Library
The fabulous Candace from Revenge of Eve challenged me to come up with 11 weird things about myself. Feel free to play along and add a pingback to her post. I'm going to do a throwback to weird things from before I ever got depressed, back when I was a reasonably normal human being. I … Continue reading About Me: The Weird Stuff
Mat from Blog of the Wolf Boy nominated me for a Liebster Award, and while I don't generally do blog award posts anymore, I thought I would dive in and answer the questions he posed. What number can you count to without taking a single breath? I'll leave it up to the guinea pigs to … Continue reading Some question fun
I'm not normally keen on blog statistics, and try to avoid looking at them for the most part. They can offer some fascinating information, though. This posts is going to focus on the "Referrers" section of your stats, i.e. sites where people click on a link to go visit your site. I'm not going to … Continue reading Having fun with blog statistics
It's that time of the week for So You Know (S.Y.K.) over on Revenge of Eve. This Week’s Questions How long have you blogged? What is the anniversary? What was your original purpose for beginning a blog? Did you research about blogging before establishing your own? Has your purpose evolved or changed directions? If so, what was … Continue reading So You Know (S.Y.K.)
My little baby monster Oreo is a barber. Most guinea pigs don't do this, but for no apparent reason some guinea pigs have their own little side hustle barbering. It involves chewing off hair, and yes, barbering is the actual name for it. Oreo will go through brief spurts of it, and then won't do … Continue reading Anyone need a haircut?
I'm having a bit of writer's block, plus it's never a bad time to be proud of being a Canadian, so I thought I would share with you a little bit of Canadian fun. "Eh?" is the classic Canadian add-on to pretty much any sentence. Personally I don't actually say it very often, and no, … Continue reading Proud to be a Canadian
Rory from a Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip has tagged me in his 3.2.1. Quote me game. Here are the details: Once a week, l will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers … Continue reading 3.2.1. Quote me
Thanks to Emilia at My Inner Mishmash for tagging me for my 7 favourite things. You can find the rules on her post. I'm going to put a bit of a spin on it and do my 7 favourite 80's apparel items. 1) NKOTB I had almost the same one - the NKOTB sign is the … Continue reading My 7 Favourite Things: 80’s apparel
From what I understand, the goal of mass spam comments is to get people to click on their links. The comments are written to try to convince spam detectors that they're legit comments rather than spam. Wordpress uses Akismet as a spam filter. If you haven't stumbled across your comment spam inbox yet, go to … Continue reading Comment spam comedy corner
It's all well and good to try to be more positive in life, but I can be a grumpy old llama sometimes. I figure if I direct that at inconsequential everyday things it will allow me to blow off steam without it having to spill over too much into other things. So here are a … Continue reading A few silly pet peeves
I was tagged by Rory at A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip for his new game It's Just Plain... I'm all for a little bit of quacky and wacky, so here we go! Rules Don’t answer the questions the right way! Nominate one blogger to answer the questions, but before you do, create … Continue reading It’s just plain… true or false
Halloween was fun as a kid, but since then I've never had much interest, and dressing up seems like more of a production than it's worth. But if by chance someone were to bop me over the head and knock some Halloween fever into me, these are the characters I'd think about dressing up as. … Continue reading A Halloween virtual costume parade