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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. It's a man It is '70s and we were both sitting next to a third passenger that had the ability to fall asleep and snore within seconds. It reminded him...

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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 pile driver and I asked him what that was. I was 99% sure I knew, but I also knew he would be happy to tell his story. I welcome that opportunity. He...

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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 depression I once did, which is the main reason people tend to sleep through the day and night. I just don't really have anything else to do. I don't have...

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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 leeway in both directions. This year Black Friday started at the beginning of October with advertisements for pre-block Friday sales. I suspect it will...

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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 week, I'm in charge of their feeding and it's nice to be back on that schedule. The weather here in Niagara is quite mild and sunny today. Much of the...

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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 really believed that.I think it's kind of funny that people are so concerned about whales and dolphins in captivity and yet everyday people buy fish and...

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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 a vocabulary and sentence structure that is showing a certain level of intelligence. Other intelligent people can spot that. Less intelligent people...

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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 lighting, I still feel like 6:00 p.m. is the end of the evening these days. I'm ready for bed by 7:00.

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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 rear-wheel drive sports car with summer tires and he's afraid to drive it in the winter so rather than learning, or changing the tires, he bought a brand...

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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 me sad. Oh well.

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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 although I'm waiting for an Amazon delivery of the fitted sheet that goes on top so that I'm not sleeping on the bright white mattressing casing. They...

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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. Sitting in the sun and I might have to move if it gets too hot or too bright. I'm waiting for my ride. My adventure partner to resume my favorite...

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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 morning. It confused me at first. I couldn't believe it. A lot of times when an error is pointed out to me I am amazed that it happened. After 50 years of...

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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 internet to check the details and the hours of the local Denny's where I planned on going this morning for a free grand slam breakfast on my birthday. I...

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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. It's nice. While I sat in my chair by the house, I witnessed over 10 attempts of the nearby rats to run out and eat some of the chicken feed that was...

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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 different. There are a number of places that are regulars for me although they change minor details from time to time I do seem to hang out a lot in a hotel...

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It’s so easy to be spoiled

It’s so easy to be spoiled

Since I don't have a car, I have adopted to the idea of having everything delivered to me. I could take the bus now that I found it's not as expensive or inconvenient as I once thought it was, but the convenience of delivery allows me to not have to change my clothes and put on shoes and leave the house. For my Uber eats and my grocery delivery...

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Wednesday is the new Friday.

Wednesday is the new Friday.

2:45pm on a Wdnesday. The loop begins with a fat cap of Molly, my focus dust and a desicion. I'm staring at an untested stip of 10 hits of acid. The choice is whether I do to little and be dissapointed or not. five or six is the final choice. We still know the focus dust brain tries to sort the acid brain out and normalize. We don't know how ......

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I can play Google Videos now

Crap – and probably pee.

I forgot to bring my phone with me down for the final feeding of the night. This is the one where I have to prepare the pig stew and try and keep the hens and chicken distracted while it eats. They seem to like bread crumbs and I checked on line it's not as bad as feeding them to the seagulls. Apparently chickens are allowed to eat stale bread...

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The Rooster came at me again.

The Rooster came at me again.

Just as I was starting to get used to the rooster walking closely to me, my confidence was shattered as it came at me three times. I didn't have my defensive cane but I shushed it away with my hands and no physical contact with made. He tried three times for no apparent reason but that's his way. It's reasonably clear to me but not certain that...

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Not this time cat…

Not this time cat…

There's a few things I do in this house during the day that I'm not officially supposed to. One of them is to not let cats in the bathroom with me. The reason given is ridiculous so I won't even list it here but the cats really like coming into the bathroom with me so when I'm alone, I let them. The main cat especially, the smallest one, looks...

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The early bird special.

The early bird special.

So today I came out to feed the birds there 4:00 p.m. dinner and laid out a nice spread for them as usual minus the grain that has been decided they no longer need. I was cheerful and looking for them since they weren't around and I don't like to leave the food out in the open for long because then it goes to less deserving animals than the...

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My trip to a doctor.

My trip to a doctor.

It's probably been 4 years maybe just three since I visited a doctor. I always have to consider the pandemic is two years and it's been more than two years since I lived on Dixon so that gets added in.I had established a fairly good relationship with a female doctor there but it's time for a new one. I found the bus route to the walk-in clinic at...

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