Of course I’m back on Facebook. In other news…

In my defense, I lasted a week without it, which I consider a feat. And yes, that's a puppy. Her name is Lucy, and we're picking her up from the breeder on Saturday. I'm so excited I can't stand it, of course. Further, I changed the blog theme yet again. I think I'm happy with this one? Maybe? I know I need to write posts more than anything. Hop…

Goodbye, Facebook! For now…

I've just deactivated my Facebook profile, so what do I do to ease the withdrawal? Read about Facebook withdrawal. There's a really interesting article from LiveScience that explains that while Facebook triggers pleasure in the brain similar to that of cocaine or other drugs, it doesn't quiet the part of the prefrontal cortex responsible for inhibi…

Greens on the Red!

So many Spring festivals! And this isn't even a Small Town Festival. This is Greens on the Red, which happens to be about two blocks away from my house. Palmer and I walked Penny over for a visit this year. I don't know how we'd missed it before, but we'd never been. Of course I didn't take my good camera or photos of the actual festival offeri…

Time to put up the Christmas decorations

  Yep, it's Twelfth Night, the proper day to put away your Christmas decorations until the day after Thanksgiving this year. It's also time to pull out the Mardi Gras decorations and eat every available piece of king cake. Shreveport's Whole Foods, for one, is prepared. They've actually been prepared for a few days - I just wouldn't let mysel…

Santa Claus is coming…to Penny’s nightmares!

Let's all think about this for a minute: https://twitter.com/rShowerThoughts/status/808091916843749376 This was certainly the case today with our favorite puppy, who decided she did NOT like Santa. At least the one at PetSmart, who didn't seem to like her, especially, but who was remarkably patient as she tried to climb all over him to get away f…

Transformation: Complete! I think.

No, not the dog, though GAH she got big! The blog! The blog! It looks totally different now (as does the dog...), and I think it's a better fit for Things that Probably Aren't Books, which is my best stab at a topic for the moment. I'm really happy with this theme, and I'm kind of surprised I found one I like so quickly. I was expecting frustratio…

But wait, there’s more!

Awwww what? A post? Gah, it's been a long time. Yes, this does mean your Very Favorite Blog is coming back, and SOON! I just need a minute to sort things out. So this page is gonna look silly for a few days until I get everything looking and working like I want it (note the new title font!) - or until I load up the default Wordpress theme and…

Puddles in Pensacola

Before our weekend trip to Pensacola, Florida, Penny was already an interstate traveler, as she visited the Wildflower Trails Festival in Linden, Texas (at which there were no wildflowers or trails) in April. This, though, was a much longer trip - hours longer, even, than our trip to Mandeville earlier this year. We took the long way there, down I…

Tick City, Louisiana (+ a surprise!)

Palmer and I spent most of Saturday hiking Sugar Cane Trail around Caney Lake near Minden, Louisiana. It was a seven-mile proper Trek that didn't offer much elevation, though it offered more than enough distance. It almost killed us, in fact. [sgpx gpx="/wp-content/uploads/gpx/So Very Many Ticks! Also a Snake..gpx"] Okay, not really. We just …

We climbed a mountain!

Okay, that's kind of a lie. It's not technically a lie because "mountain" is actual name of the place. This "mountain," though, really only qualifies as a largish hill. The actual hiking elevation was less than 200 feet, and the whole hill tops out at a whopping 535. So I jumped onto a bench by the sign and acted like I'd just climbed Katahdin. P…