LGBT history month

I’m a little late to the party this time, but it’s LGBT history month. Normally, I’d be taking out books from the library and making a theme month, but the library still isn’t really open, so I’m off routine.

At the bottom of this post is a link showing how Nabisco is celebrating with the Oreo.

I hope to get a few more posts on this theme this month. I’ll see how it goes.


House spiders

House spiders

The above linked article talks about keeping spiders in the house. It even discusses naming them. I know that a lot of people are scared of spiders, so I’m not posting any photos.

At my house, the cats enjoy the spiders, so there isn’t much time to name them before they get to be a tasty snack for a feline.  All part of the food chain, I guess.

Bird Watcher Comic

It’s a bird!


Earlier this year, there were several incidents about white people calling the police on their black neighbors for no reason. One of the incidents was between a woman walking her dog and a bird watcher. The bird watcher managed to record the interaction and the dog watcher was charged.

The bird watcher has written a comic about it. The above linked articles show the story about the comic and the link to Amazon so you can get a digital copy of the comic itself. I have not read it yet, but I’d love to know what others think.

What to do when your neighbor’s kid won’t stay out of your driveway

When your neighbor’s kid won’t stay out of your driveway

I loved the above linked article. The home owner kept getting alerts that someone was in his driveway, so he had to do something about it. Grab your chalk and do a little research! Build a racetrack.

I am glad the article went the way it did. There are just too many grumpy neighbors out there. I was impressed when other neighbors were using the racetrack. I loved how they showed the child improving over time. Stay within the lines, kiddo.

I do hope that the child’s mom does something nice for the racetrack owner. His driveway seems to be infested by neighbors. It doesn’t really put him out much, other than a little noise and security camera alerts. I hope they have fun.

Unicorn and Mermaid Waffles

Unicorn and mermaid waffles

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According to the above linked article, these beauties actually exist. The description in the article tells about adding some sweet to your morning. Cotton candy or blue raspberry? That does not sound delicious. It does sound very sweet, especially with the suggested addition of whipped cream.

If I was required to add color to my breakfast, I think I’d rather choose green eggs and ham. Maybe I’m being too critical because I’m not big on sweet breakfasts? Still, I don’t think this one will be a big seller.

Halloween costumes for book lovers

Halloween costumes for book lovers

The above linked article shows some great costumes for book lovers. Some of them are really simple. Here’s the list, but the article shows the photos and the explanations.

Nancy Drew from the Nancy Drew Series 

Greasers and Socs from The Outsiders

A Handmaid from The Handmaid’s Tale 

Frankenstein’s Monster from Frankenstein

Miss Clavel, Madeline, and Co. from the Madeline Series 

The Pigeon from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Ms. Frizzle and the Magic School Bus from The Magic School Bus Series

Lisbeth Salander from the Millennium Series

Waldo from Where’s Waldo?

Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara from Gone with the Wind

Robin Hood from The Adventures of Robin Hood

Hunter S. Thompson 

Sherlock Holmes (and Watson) from the Sherlock Holmes Series

Alanna the Lionness from The Song of the Lionness

Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy from Pride and Prejudice 

Dorian Gray (and His Portrait) from The Picture of Dorian Gray

Sam Vimes from the Discworld series

Mary Poppins and Bert from the Mary Poppins Series 

Hogwarts Faculty from the Harry Potter Series 

Miss Marple from the Miss Marple Mystery Series

Charlotte the Spider from Charlotte’s Web

50 Shades of Grey

Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Westley, Buttercup, and Co. from The Princess Bride 

Things You Shouldn’t Eat

Things you shouldn’t eat

Some of these things in the above linked article look like they’d be edible, but when you realize what they are, you realize that they definitely aren’t. Below are some of the listed photos that actually look like I might want to try them, but I know better.

Packing peanuts look just like Cheetos puffs without the cheese
I actually had to look up this product to find out that it’s cleaning solution. I guess the smell would be a tip-off?
Microwaved soap