Orange Shirt Blogs

Welcome to the Orange Shirt Blogs. A personal space for OrangeJeff that I don't share with everyone. It includes honest blogging about my struggles with mental health, drug use, sexuality and life in general. It also includes a lot of…

Orange Shirt Blogs

Welcome to the Orange Shirt Blogs. A personal diary and gallery for OrangeJeff that I don’t share with everyone. It includes struggles with mental health, drug use, sexuality and life in general.

Note that none of these blogs have been proof read so there may be errors caused by auto-correct or horrible voice to text, or possibly even errors I actually made.

No photos please.

No photos please.

I was surprised to find one of the hens dead today. Viciously dead. It was inside the chicken coop which was an odd place to find it. Right in the doorway where the other animal would have to walk...

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Young

Young

I just found this photo today and decided to post it. I think it’s probably me around age 16

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Pig Tails

Pig Tails

Since I'm not responsible for putting the pig to bed each night I stay outside from the time of feeding to the time of rest and it's fun. I watch the animals in a new way sitting nearby. I watch the...

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Fair Weather Wifi

Fair Weather Wifi

I decided to do something about the backyard Wi-Fi today. Last week I discovered it wasn't working and that as soon as I left the back porch, my phone transferred to using my data plan. Since I...

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Pig in a wet blanket

Pig in a wet blanket

As it gets colder, my duties get a little bit more detailed. Not much, but a little bit more. I have to remember now that when the pig comes out to eat, I have to rush back into the coop and remove...

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Chilly but fine

Chilly but fine

This is what fall weather is supposed to be like. With your shoes and perhaps a light jacket, it's nice to sit out for a while. The dogs aren't as impressed because there's no current sun beams for...

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Normality has returned.

Normality has returned.

We have normality. I repeat, we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.- Douglas AdamsI don't live a very normal life anyway and my psychiatrist and others...

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Rooster Reminder

Rooster Reminder

Although I didn't expect to feed the hens today, I gave them some nice food around 4:00 and it was a good assortment of three different types of food. We have several locations we feed them into...

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Nice shits make me curious.

Nice shits make me curious.

I remember the first time I noticed the quality of my shits. It was a few weeks after I started taking my prescription paxil. My shits were noticeably better. Consistent and the pinch was perfect...

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Surprise days off!

Surprise days off!

I woke up yesterday at 5am, which isn't unusual at all. I wake up all through the night. I can't quite explain why it's usually on the hours, like 3am, 4am or 5am within a few minutes. Yesterday it...

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I wonder why I screw up so often

I wonder why I screw up so often

It's weird. I don't try and make mistakes but I do. More than the average I suspect. Today's a good example. I just finished the 620 feeding of the pig where the chickens get a little bit of bread...

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Hens are dumb

Hens are dumb

There are a couple of weaker hens that get extra attention occasionally. If they don't come out because of the weather or whatever reason we sneak into the chicken coop and feed them a private dish....

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4:20 Blog

4:20 Blog

The time is a coincidence and I used it as a title instead of the title I had in mind all weekend. The Sleepend. I'm still not sure which one I prefer but spell check certainly prefers the one...

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Brothers and sisters

Brothers and sisters

I'm not officially allowed to talk a lot about the animals. However since this blog breaks lots of official rules, and I'd be in a huge trouble if it gets discovered by the house, I figure an...

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Good Good Morning.

Good Good Morning.

I was woken out of an awesome long story dream by my alarm at 7am. This is an amazing first. I didn't look at what time it was that I was last awake to pee but my first really good long story dream...

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Sad & Worried -and scared

Sad & Worried -and scared

A flurry of emotions runs through me every time one of the indoor cats gets outdoors. Today it was extra sneaky and I couldn't avoid it. I tried my best but the big fat cat got out. I'm told not to...

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Darn those black cats

Darn those black cats

Did I say I liked the black cats? I do until they do something irritating I suppose, and then that case it could be any colored cat but in the specific case of this household it's always the black...

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Food addiction

Food addiction

I just ordered a hamburger without even thinking about it. I knew I had enough money to cover that hamburger despite the fact that I don't have enough money to pay the rest of my bills this month....

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Three cats. I’m so happy.

Three cats. I’m so happy.

I'm always happy when I can count all three cats in the kitchen. That means I didn't let any getaway and none of them are outside in the reasonable cold. On Sunday night one of the cats was out...

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No internet in the backyard.

No internet in the backyard.

This is news to me as I specifically configured internet to work in the backyard but today I discovered it doesn't. I was filming and as soon as I left the back door the internet connection dropped....

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OOPS. I didn’t notice it rained

OOPS. I didn’t notice it rained

Shortly after I fed the chickens on the rooster this morning it rained so their food kind of turned to mush. That makes them extra hungry at lunch time and I'm feeding them up on the porch under the...

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Decisions

Decisions

Although there are several new features that are only accessible using the new bitmoji, they don't seem to be ones I would use all that much. I suppose I could make it look similar to the old one...

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Sunday. Movie Day

Sunday. Movie Day

It started with a few meth bong hits at 7am and then the Thor Love and Thunder. It's the Marvel comedy relief character I think. An action movie with funny stuff. I had a tiny line of my remaining...

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Another surprise lunge

Another surprise lunge

Is that how you spell lunge? As I was speeding the hens and the rooster I held my baseball bat to the side while I poured the food from above onto one of the dishes as I was going towards the second...

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Google Docs by Voice

Google Docs by Voice

Hello, I'm orange Jeff and this isn't orange shirt blog. You can't currently see that I'm wearing an orange shirt but I'll include a photo when you can trust me that it's current. For the most part,...

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Friday. Stressful anticipation. (Updated)

Friday. Stressful anticipation. (Updated)

I messed up in a big way, and I'm going to pile lies on top of lies to get into less trouble - I hope. There are a few major things I do wrong and against the rules while living here. Three big ones...

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Filter Fun

Filter Fun

It was more alike in my memory than when I finally put them together. Oh well.

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The way life works

The way life works

I've experienced it before. You probably have too. One of those phases of life when you feel the rut more than yesterday. More of the same. The loop of Thursday, although it can be any day. Another...

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Synchronizing Groceries. New life skill.

Synchronizing Groceries. New life skill.

During the last couple of weeks I have made some judgment errors in my grocery purchases. I have found myself either with not enough bagels and bread to satisfy the amount of meat I have, or I have...

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My (his) defence stick is gone

My (his) defence stick is gone

I'm pretty sure the rooster didn't take it and I walked the grounds looking for it. Last time it was my fault and it was just outside but this time it looks like he's used it and put it down...

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Fake Monday Morning.

Fake Monday Morning.

It's the Tuesday after labor Day, but for me it pretty much feels like a Monday because I slept through quite a bit yesterday and didn't have feed anybody but myself. This morning, I woke at 6:30...

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Holiday Monday. Weird Emotions

Holiday Monday. Weird Emotions

It's 7:04am and I just got back to my bed after taking out my recycling. One blue plastic bag for plastics and one for paper, including 4 Dominoes pizza boxes. None of his recycling or garbage was...

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Sunday #1 of 2

Sunday #1 of 2

Around 7:30 p.m. tonight, it occurred to me that tomorrow is garbage day, But it's also labor Day which means it's a holiday Monday. That means my plans for stealth garbage will have to wait two...

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Leave me wanting …

Leave me wanting …

I always plan on leaving the house on the weekend. I'm not in charge of the animals and it would be a perfect time to spend the three bucks, get on a bus, and go downtown. When I lived in Toronto I...

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Saturday Pros & Cons

Saturday Pros & Cons

I got to sleep in. I didn't of course because I'm still on this weird routine of waking up every hour. I do so with surprising accuracy, often to the same minute of each hour. I am sleeping deeply...

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8am. I let the dogs out. Oof oof

8am. I let the dogs out. Oof oof

They don't seem to like waking up when I ask them at 7:00 a.m., but they let me know what 8:00 a.m. it's time to pee. It's a nice chill September morning so I come outside with them. The chickens...

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September 1st. Rabbit

September 1st. Rabbit

I think my brain is a little confused. I'm tired and I'd love to sleep, but I keep taking this medication that among its other effects, it likes to keep me awake. Staying awake when you're tired...

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Productive-ish

Productive-ish

The "day off" Wednesday didn't fully turn out the way anyone expected but it was a reasonably productive day despite frequent interruptions. I should not have been surprised that my evening feeding...

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There be whales here

There be whales here

In truth, there be goldfish here isn't as impressive but it did surprise me. I had given up on the fish being alive and stopped feeding them there fresh clear water fish food because I saw no sign...

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Breaking News

Breaking News

I know what a news break is but I'm not positive I fully understand what breaking news is I had assumed that it is news they interrupt whatever you were doing to tell you about, which should be...

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Attack Thwarted

Attack Thwarted

One of the dogs was my hero. At least in his mind when he went after the rooster for attacking me. The rooster didn't have a chance and didn't make contact but my reaction was always being startled...

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And unfortunate first

And unfortunate first

Today was the first time the jetpack app on my Android phone failed me. I lost a reasonably long blog entry that I was particularly proud of. It was the beginning of a series and it was somewhat...

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Do Roosters carry rabies?

Do Roosters carry rabies?

I know they don't. Probably. It was a brief fantasy about finding a reason to get rid of the rooster and win the war once and forever. Another attack from the front line happened this morning. I...

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Good Monday. Dull Monday

Good Monday. Dull Monday

I actually think I got some sleep although I'm not certain. It was a bit of some confusion but I know I definately did sleep today during a time when 3 calls came through. The boss was calling to...

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