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… Read More Goodbye, Facebook! For now…
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… Read More Greens on the Red!
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 –… Read More Time to put up the Christmas decorations
Let’s all think about this for a minute: Having a dog is buying a best friends that you have to tie to a leash to prevent from running away. #Showerthoughts https://t.co/3zR721y5Mg — Showerthoughts (@rShowerThoughts) December 11, 2016 This was certainly the case today with our favorite puppy, who decided she did NOT like Santa. At… Read More Santa Claus is coming…to Penny’s nightmares!
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… Read More Transformation: Complete! I think.
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… Read More But wait, there’s more!
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… Read More Puddles in Pensacola
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. Okay, not really. We just weren’t quite prepared for how far that was. I… Read More Tick City, Louisiana (+ a surprise!)
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… Read More We climbed a mountain!
When I was a kid, I lived for Betty Virginia Park. Okay, that and Hamel’s, but we’ll talk about that another time. Betty Virginia was the queen of parks. It had the Biggest and the Best playground equipment, which, as we know, was all that really mattered. Remember the rocketship? GAH! The rocketship! (Luckily, Shreveport-based Sweet… Read More Betty Virginia Park is STILL my favorite in Shreveport