Recovering Insane Childhood Memories

In the early 80's  to the mid 90's the field of hypnotizing people and convincing them of absurd and often impossible things became mainstream based on a number of highly public and ultimately fraudulent claims backed up by the 'credibility' of sources such as Oprah Winfrey. The resulting lengthy court cases were more often than...

Canada: Characters of note : Sandra

My lead tech support on matters pertaining to the blog as I have no idea how this thing really works. Currently living in Macau and doing some sort of crazy tech hired gun thing for a school She writes maddeningly detailed short fiction and ideally with sufficient coaxing a few guest posts listing the facts...

Things that irritate me

There are quite a few things in the world I find mildly irritating while at the same time I realize my concerns are absurd at best, and evidence that I should be committed at worst. Firstly I would like to call out the Mars company for their horrific lies regarding the locations in which an...

Flying attack peanuts

When I as a small child in school we had a 'peanut kid' who we were told would die, explode, or something bad anyhow should he encounter even the smallest traces of peanut. From my perspective as a child this essentially meant do not touch Bobby or his stuff, for him it meant not sharing...

Yesterday

Yesterday would have marked my fathers 53rd birthday if he had been able to avoid succumbing to the very kind of stupidity I have clearly inherited. In the summer of 2008 the rivers west of here, in British Columbia, were swollen and raging. Being one of the wettest years in recent memory caused amazing foliage...

Innapropriate fundraisers

Every year I am reminded of how stupid fundraisers can be, I applaud their efforts but would like to see a little more sense applied to their choice of events. I have MS and like most suffer from pretty intense and unpredictable vertigo. The result of this is that I no longer ride a bike…

It is a microwave, not a bomb

So I live with and work with this guy who I am certain hums the mission impossible theme and does dive rolls when using the microwave, I am certain of this as he seems to believe it is in fact a bomb. Every day I return from work to find between one and five seconds…

Visiting the doctor or how I almost died

On Thursday morning I had to visit the Richmond Diagnostic Center for an insulin tolerance test and a ton of blood work. They had told me not to eat anything for 10 hours prior to the test and bring a lot of food as well as spare clothes, which was mildly alarming as I had…