I have a friend who has recently discovered AirBnB. She and her husband rent out a property they own to vacationers and tourists to our area, and they've also used the service for vacationing, themselves. She's an outgoing person who likes to shop for deals, so it works for her. When she found out (via... Continue Reading →
Actually, I've cheated and substituted a centipede, but that's what I had to work with this week. 😉 Featured Image: A small, glossy, dark reddish-brown centipede exploring the water glass I trapped it in. I had rescued it from the cats, and released it outdoors after taking the photo.
Note: This post was originally (mostly) written back in February but was a bit of an incoherent mess so it got abandoned in my drafts. Here it is, cleaned up and made a bit less rambly. I probably shouldn't even bitch about this at this point, since it's not like it's the first time I've... Continue Reading →
I took yesterday off work to give myself some recovery time - I've just been so fatigued and foggy lately that I thought some downtime might be restorative. It was actually supposed to be two days off, but there was a serious issue I was working on with a software vendor all last week and... Continue Reading →
My partner found this gorgeous millipede pretending to be dead in our laundry room, and brought it to me. 🙂 I think it's probably Sigmoria latior, known as the red-sided or flat-backed millipede. I find them under decaying leaves when I'm gardening pretty often; it can be startling when it's an individual that's bright yellow... Continue Reading →
Spring is my favorite time of year. Everything is fresh and new and vibrantly alive, the flowers are all blooming, and the various many-legged critters that disappeared for the winter are returning. Summer is nice, but I don't cope with the heat so well these days, and fall is beautiful but it just makes me... Continue Reading →