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.

I have upset the pig

I have upset the pig

I fed the pig at around 4:30 this afternoon. It's usual bedtime in the winter. I was blogging a little bit outside while the weather is still nice enough to do that, and I was having a little bit of...

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Old  promo

Old promo

https://orangeshirtblogs.com/wp-content/uploads/media/old%20tv.mp4 This is a short opening sequence experiment for The Live Stream

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Random Storytelling

Random Storytelling

As I was finishing writing the story about the random storyteller I met yesterday on the street, it happened that the man sitting next to me decided it was time to tell me one of his life stories....

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Random Life Story

Random Life Story

I came out of an antique store yesterday to get some cooler fresh air. Outside, an older gentleman complimented me on my orange hat. I thanked him, and a conversation began. He mentioned he was a...

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Life without soap

Life without soap

When you've chosen to live with minimal bathing routines like I have, you become aware of the odour you might be giving off. I don't really do anything to avoid if lessen it, but I aware it might be...

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Not healthy

I try not to think too often about how unhealthy it is to sleep 18 hours a day. It has gotten to the point where it seems quite natural and when I wake up, I am still tired. I don't feel the...

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Dinner for lunch

Dinner for lunch

I slept in an extra hour before getting up to feed the hens there lunch. The dogs eventually nagged me into waking up and coming out to feed them. Initially I couldn't find the hens. They had hidden...

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Still nice enough

Still nice enough

It's still nice enough to sit outside a little bit officially feeding the animals. Canadian t-shirt weather. Today it looks like I'm feeding the official hens, and several bold unofficial friends....

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Happy to see me

Happy to see me

It may be cyber Monday to much of the world but to the pigs in the hens it's just another day and they're hungry. It's 7:30 a.m. and one of the chickens it already worked its way out of the chicken...

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Black Friday

Black Friday

Yet another American holiday that comes from the origins of a horrible history. A day when many people died and others lost their fortunes. The Americans celebrate this every year with expanding...

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The Hens Taste Buds.

The Hens Taste Buds.

I'm not exactly sure what changed or if it was just my observation that has become more acute. I suspect the real reason I'm only noticing this food choice now, is because it has become cold enough...

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Feels like a Monday

Feels like a Monday

The covid-19 incident of 2022 has passed and today was my first day back as the caretaker of the animals. Whenever he's home the roll falls on him because they are his animals but during a normal...

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Fourth Wall Air BNB

Fourth Wall Air BNB

Knock knock Hello . Mr Gordon? Yes . I'm here about renting the airbnb you listed (Opens door) Oh interesting. It's not quite what I imagined No? No In what way? Well, for starters, there doesn't...

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Off meds madness

Off meds madness

Today is Sunday and I have not taken my brain meds since Thursday morning. Although I've gone up to five days without once over the years, I seem bothered this time more than other days. Sleeping is...

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Living in a fishbowl (tank)

Living in a fishbowl (tank)

I used to hate the idea of an owning fish because they had such a dull life I always felt sad for them. People would say they don't care or they don't know or they have short memories but I never...

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Judge a book by its words

Judge a book by its words

As I was typing a typical long winded wordy reply to a video, a new thought occured to me. We use our word choice to signal our peers. This may seem obvious but it just occurred to me tonight. I use...

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Dear sir

Dear sir

I have been waiting 4 to 6 weeks already for delivery of my bumper sticker and sweater pin that say; I've been scammed. It has not yet arrived,but my credit card was charged. I paid the extra to get...

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My Broken Home

My Broken Home

(set is minimal. Preferred, three walls and a table with two chairs) (Couple enters. Each line is the other character in a conversation)) Oh wow. I love it. We should make an offer before it sells....

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530 pm in November

530 pm in November

It's easy to forget how early it gets dark in November when you're sitting in the sunlight at 10:00 p.m. in July. The weird thing is, even though I spend 98% of my life indoors in artificial...

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First day out

First day out

I'm so excited about today. I'm going into Toronto and we'll get the opportunity to drive for the first time in perhaps 3 years or more. Probably more. The car the main man uses around here is a...

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I’m a sucker for sad stories and idiots

I’m a sucker for sad stories and idiots

The two original chickens that I call the pigeon sisters are cute to watch but they are pretty dumb. They suffer from something called FOMO which the teenagers tell me is the fear of missing out....

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The Sunday that was a weekday

The Sunday that was a weekday

I'm sitting outside with a beautiful bright blue sky at 7:30 a.m. I'm pretty sure the clocks changed on me last night but in this digital world I don't have anything to do anymore. It's automated...

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The Pigeon Sisters

The Pigeon Sisters

We only have three hands left on the farm now that the rooster and his two orange soldiers have been taken back home. He left us with the loner, the one I call crow who sadly no longer looks very...

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Barking dogs

Barking dogs

Have you ever noticed that when dogs are doing irritating things, and you can't stop them,...

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Sad lack

Sad lack

My life here on the farm doesn't change much day today. I feed the animals, I sleep, I watch TV, and I saw problems for customers as they come up. It's not a lot to blog about and that kind of makes...

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November 1

November 1

on the 1st of every month my family and friends play the rabbit game. Who’s first to post.

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Four Failures

Four Failures

Over the past two weeks, I have attempted to complete one project. To reseal my mattress and box springs with new zippered mattress and box spring encasings. I almost completed the project today...

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The challenge of challenges

The challenge of challenges

Since I figured out a little bit more about how my brain works and what I need to be productive, it's been a a benefit and a negative. I can use it as a crutch to not be productive simply because...

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Wakey wakey

Wakey wakey

I only woke up twice last night and I only had to pee one of those times. Then I woke up about 5:15 a.m. and was going to get up and start my day and then suddenly the 7am alarm went off. I don't...

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Weird shit… Literally.

Weird shit… Literally.

I wish I had taken a photo, although I suspect your glad I didn't. I was sitting out in the garden waiting for the pig to realize there's no more food and walk back into his nighttime home so I can...

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The horrible rodent hunters

The horrible rodent hunters

The title of this blog could be read as horrible rodents, or horrible hunters. I suppose both are equally true. There are many rats on this property although they don't get in my way too often they...

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The rooster seems horny this morning

The rooster seems horny this morning

I just got back inside from feeding the pigs this morning and I leave food both in the chicken coop for the late riser chickens and a nice dish outside for the rooster and the two red hens that came...

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Going to see {Deleted}

Going to see {Deleted}

I don't think I'd call it a nightmare. It's more of a frustration dream, complete with the sideways elevator. A bunch of my familiar friends went to see a movie in an unknown mall. The theatre had...

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Saturday Adventures

Saturday Adventures

I'm sitting on a brightly painted white park bench in front of a church on a Saturday. I walked here on what will probably be recorded as one of the nicest days in late October we're bound to get....

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The early bird special

The early bird special

It's the first nice day after 4 days of rain so the animals are happy to be outside. I am too. Fall in Ontario It's a season that most people seem to like. At least they post online that it's their...

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Face to face with terror

Face to face with terror

The title of this blog post is a little dramatic. I was actually face to face with cuteness. Tiny little rats are cute. Last night when I was putting the pig blanket on the pig, I found myself...

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The running of the hens

The running of the hens

One of these days hopefully before the winter comes I will remember to bring my tripod down and set it up so that I can catch I have to pre-planned this precisely, because the the run of the hens....

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Discovering an OOPS the next day.

Discovering an OOPS the next day.

Most times I make an error, I know immediately because it's obvious. Something falls over or fails. Sometimes somebody else finds out for me, which I hate. Today I discovered my mistake this...

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Birthday blues and orange

Birthday blues and orange

Sometimes I make my birthday more significant in my head than it needs to be. It's kind of like my personal New year's Day. It's a time for reflection and looking back and looking forward but my...

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Unhappy Birthday to me

Unhappy Birthday to me

Good morning started off Good with my Google assistant actually singing the full happy birthday song now that it's legal. It went downhill from there and it's only 8:00 a.m. I logged on to the...

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Hanging Outside after dusk

Hanging Outside after dusk

I decided to wait for my 6-minute microwave dinner outside the door tonight. It's almost 7:00 p.m. and at this time of the year in Ontario that means it's not quite dark but it's not quite light....

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Alternate Dream Universe

Alternate Dream Universe

I don't know if it's common or unique to me, but the universe that I live in is separate from the universe that I dream in. The universe of my dreams is fairly consistent in the way that it's...

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