Monthly Archives: November 2012

Slacker

Slacking, slacking, slacking. It’s been almost a week since I last posted. I guess after missing one day my attitude is, “what’s the big deal with missing a few more?”

Ah, well, there will be other months to try for a post everyday. Perhaps I’ll pick February because it is the shortest.

Truth be told I needed to socialize a little. Work has been stressful, hell, everything has been stressful. (And the nurse told me my blood pressure was low. HA! Her instrument must be broken.) There are a million things to do and I lack the energy to do them. I could come up with a list of complaints.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the holidays? We all know the tales of stress increasing during the holiday season. However, I would say this is the first time I’ve actually noticed a genuine increase in my want-to-yank-my-hair-out level. I doubt it has anything to do with the holidays and attribute it to the series of events that have taken place in the last couple of months.

Reminds me of the series A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket–the title, mind you, because the plot has nothing to do with my life.

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Sustainable Homes

Sustainability has been the hot topic for quite some time. With the human population on the rise and real estate being more precious than ever, especially in highly urban areas, the need to condense is some what of a necessity. I came across this site which features small, Eco-friendly homes. My favorite is the Lego-style apartment (featured in the video below) because I find it to be the most doable and least claustrophobic option.

I know that these homes are geared toward single people, but reality is: a large chunk of the population is not single. People date, have children, or want to have those things. If your lifestyle advertises “no room for anyone” the chance that you’ll have a long lasting relationship is slim. I’m not saying that if you live in a large house you’ll have a better relationship. I just think that if the general population is going to take sustainable, tiny homes, seriously then the structures need to be more diverse. The Hobbit House is the only design that appears to address a family situation.

These options are also not pet friendly. Can you imagine sharing such a small space with your average dog? It would be a pain. Your drooling companion would likely drive you nuts as you shuffle things about. Sure it can be done, but how long will it last?

The houses are great for the single, pet-free person but…what about the rest of us?

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X as Y

Writing prompt: complete five as x as y sentences.

Here’s the website: http://asxasy.com/  You can make them as serious/funny as you want. Below are the five that I’ve completed.

1)      As welcome as rain during a drought.

2)      As regular as taxes and death.

3)      As evil as an enormous pimple on your wedding day.

4)      As mad as a pregnant woman that was cut in line waiting for a Mackinaw Island Fudge ice cream cone.

5)      As formal as a five-year-old with his finger up his nose.

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