The Meaning of Liff

  As you may have noticed, this blog post is late. I blame my parents. Don’t worry, I don’t blame them for a traumatic childhood or anything like that. I blame them for visiting me and forcing me to leave the house and do fun, sociable, outsidey things. Like shopping …

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Pain on the Brain

I’ve got pain on the brain due to a recent removal of my wisdom teeth. Being of diminutive size, the surgeons had to pry my jaw open beyond its usual capacity, resulting in a patchwork of bruises and strained tendons that would surely have onlookers calling the Domestic Abuse hotline. …

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Just Eat the Apple

  I’m the kind of person who doesn’t do anything in half-measures. If I’m going to do a thing, I’m going to do it properly. This is the key to my repeated failures. Wait, what? You heard me. Trying to do something right the first time is the reason why …

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Ignorance is Sis

  Enlightenment is futile – you will be assimilated. Hollywood is making us stupid. I realized this while watching The Legend of Tarzan, a fun movie, if you’re into excessive CGI animals, but one that left me gaping at the creator’s blatant ignorance about Africa, wild animals, and local culture. …

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I Never Said That

  In Cold Comfort Farm, by Stella Gibbons, Aunt Ada Doom claims to have seen ‘something nasty in the woodshed’. Now, the book never reveals what the ‘something nasty’ was, but I’m strongly inclined to believe that it was a nefarious collector of quotes with a penchant for misattribution. I …

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My Life With Bugs*

*The word ‘bug’ as used in this article represents any insect, entity, or creature, living or dead, which annoys me in some way or I feel deserves the title ‘bug’ at any given time. It occurred to me today that I have a rather complicated relationship with the bugs in …

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