Monthly Archives: May 2022

orange pride

I’m not into corporate or political gaywashing, but I could use this shirt. 🏳️‍🌈

It’s worth it for the clamps alone. I mean pliers.

miss prissy

I ate at a Mexican restaurant last week where the service was pretty bad.

I was tempted to leave a skinny tip, but the waiter walked prissy, so I left a good one. It was enjoyable. 😁


We call the things on top “japs.” 😳

us holiday today

I get up on a day off and start to look at webcams around the world like I often do.

I start to think that maybe Trevi Fountain might draw a good crowd for Memorial Day. No, wait. lol. There’s a good crowd, but it’s not Memorial….. 😉

It’s a bit like going to an ATM in another country and being surprised when dollars don’t come out.

snake encounter in park

A not-too-close copperhead snake encounter at Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

I told my spouse, “stick your hand in the love box” (that snake in the tree). lol 🐍


All because I had four hours at work on Friday with nothing to do, but still getting paid, and was mad that the Ubuntu Budgie wasn’t as perfect as I’d hoped, I did too much reading and put Manjaro Linux on the new computer once I got home.

It’s HOT! Lovin’ it. If you love Linux, I love you, too. lol. You know who you are. 💋

This is the first time in many years that I have not run Debian, or something Debian based, like some Ubuntu or Linux Mint.

It’s a big, but fun, change for me.

My Linux timeline since 1997: Red Hat, SuSE, Slackware (10 years!), a smattering of BSD’s various Ubuntus, Linux Mint, now Manjaro. Love ’em. There have been a few tawdry flings, like Puppy Linux and Minix.

I admit, it’s a bit of an illness.

outdoor chandelier

The Nature Preserve chandelier.

strawberry torte

Things found at Food Lion (supermarket).

frantic parents in texas

I felt like the parents were going to get pepper sprayed at any moment.


industrial employee coffee setup

A production plant with a break room decked out with elegant coffee equipment.