The Zombies Ate My Brains

Rescuing what might remain of the grey matter.

Share Your World – February 20, 2017

Found a rock pile at the Lawson Mine!

Wow, the weeks are going by so quickly, it seems! Time for another Share Your World! When you cut something with scissors, do you move your jaw (as if you were about to chew)? Don’t think so. And this week, I’m not running to the mirror to check. Do you chew your pens and pencils? I used to, along with my fingernails and cuticles and hair. Finally stopped all of […]

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Bongo Belly

Black Cat and Oscar - their bodies are actually touching as they nap on the sofa.

    I want to tell you about how music has become a very important element in my life these days, but I hesitate to share with you why that is. It’s weird. It has to do with spanking the cat. While music has, of course, always had a role in my life, I am not like other people in that I don’t have a library of tunes, I don’t […]

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Share Your World – February 13, 2017

The view of the train station at Cobalt Park. Before the Incident with the Big Bad Backhoe.

It’s time for Share Your World! The weekly prompt wherein I drink a glass of whine (oops, WINE) and wax eloquent about the finer details. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out. No question. I’m underneath a big feather duvet, alongside hubby and two cats. It’s toasty. Sometimes, too toasty. Plus, hot flashes, you know? So, I need to ventilate now and again. But more than […]

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Old Habits

Screen capture from a the early 1970's as a public awareness campaign by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to reduce the number of collisions with snowplows. This commercial features the "Polar Jet High Lift Ice Ball Special"  Snow plow operator: “How she goin’ Tex?’

Tex: “Durn thing gets stuck in dad gum snow.”
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If we were having coffee… What? Yes, I said, “Coffee.” sigh For those of you keeping track, it’s been exactly one month since I stopped drinking coffee. Evidently, temporarily. I caved. Today I had coffee. Oh, I tried to find satisfaction in a mug of tea. Reeled in by the advertising copy, I purchased an assortment of ground cacao beans: Lose weight! High in antioxidants! No caffeine, no sugar, no fat! […]

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Colour My World – Electric Lime


As most of you know, I am a mineral collector. Living in Cobalt Ontario is a dream come true for the two rockhounds in our household. Mineral collecting is also a great source for blogging material. Today, by way of kicking the mood up a notch, I will tell you a bit about the mineral autunite. Some minerals are named after the discoverer; other species, like autunite are named after […]

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Weather Warnings Tuesday’s forecast was for heavy snowfall – up to 25 cm. The bulk of the snow would hit around 7:00 in the evening. As early as last weekend, the weather network had issued “special statements” which later upgraded to watches. Tuesday, the warning map was wall-to-wall scarlet. Every Tuesday, I volunteer at the Cobalt library. My job is to cover the circulation desk from four until closing. On […]

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Share Your World – February 6 2017

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Yay to Cee for overcoming technical challenges – I do look forward to this weekly Share Your World! Regarding your fridge, is it organized or a mess inside? When we bought our new place here in Cobalt, the former owner left us several pieces of furniture including the refrigerator. It’s just two or three years old, so that’s a bonus. What I need to get used to is the bending […]

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