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You shouldn't ask these questions of a paranoid recluse, you know.

I’ll take “Things I didn’t want to know under any circumstances” for $50, Alex…

What we learn about Dumbledore’s sexuality in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ (SPOILERS) Thank you! When I woke this morning I merely didn’t care whether I ever saw the Fantastic Beasts sequel. Now I have an opinion.

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You gotta love this kid…

…In the same sense that you might say “you gotta love mice” because it’s so much fun to find ways to drown them… David Hogg Compares Shootings To Shark Attacks. There’s Just One Problem. Imagine saying the only way to … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Receives Large Cash Advance For ‘What Happened 2’ Ahead Of 2020 Presidential Run

😀 Why not stay ahead of events? What Happened 2 will explore all the reasons Hillary Clinton lost the 2020 race, from Russian hackers and ignorant bigots to extraterrestrials and global warming.

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I built a second bucket trap…

…put it in the barn where mice have been eating the peanut butter out of the traps. Then just as I was settling down for the evening I thought, “Joel, you idiot. You should have left the water out of … Continue reading

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Heh, heh, heh…

I’m starting to like this. Took a couple of hours to do it but I recorded a genuine 50o indoor/outdoor temperature ratio this morning. A shirtsleeve cabin when it’s in the teens outdoors! That started out unattainable, then became achievable … Continue reading

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Pushy Boy

Except for the lack of screaming tantrums it’s a little like living with my ex. Laddie has a very strong sense of duty. My duty, that is. I’m only sort of complaining. I used to get annoyed with LB because … Continue reading

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‘You want the cute?’ YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE CUTE!

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In which Uncle Joel uses a plastic straw to kill cute animals more efficiently

Y’all remember when I posted a picture of the new bucket trap’s first confirmed kill… See something wrong with that picture? I did not, and I was standing right there. I set up the bucket right next to that blue … Continue reading

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Okay, the Jeep is spending the week away from home…

“The axle definitely, the steering linkage probably, then tell me what you’ve already cost me and we’ll see what we can do about the engine.” Neighbor L is going to the big town about 50 miles away on Thursday to … Continue reading

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CNN Unveils Their New Slogan:

Heh. “From ‘The worldwide leader in news’ to ‘This is CNN,’ our taglines have always reflected the core essence of who we are as a news organization,” CNN said in a press release. “Our new slogan perfectly sums up our … Continue reading

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Okay, look…

It’s barely mid-November. The forecast says at least two more mornings in the teens with slowly-rising afternoon temps. This would be perfectly normal weather for late December. Every morning, first thing after taking care of the more urgent needs of … Continue reading

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Okay, now I’m ready…

Neighbor L (of D&L, not S&L) tripped over a dog and broke her knee. She spent all this afternoon in a hospital, and I just came back from feeding their horses. Needless to say I did not take the Jeep … Continue reading

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Er…I think you’re complying wrong.

He leads up to a serious if rather obvious point, but I guffawed right out loud. Recently I had occasion to patronize several commercial establishments including an apartment complex. Displayed on the glass entry door of each was the international … Continue reading

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Landlady goes to war against mice…

We’ve been having a mouse crisis at Landlady’s house. It’s quiet, safe and seldom occupied by humans, and rather less than hermetically sealed. So of course the mice love it. We have traps everywhere, and about twice a week I … Continue reading

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Probably a small mulie…

Mulie fawns have mighty small hooves, so that’s probably what I was looking at in the dirt behind the Jeep this morning… But every time I see tiny little hoofprints like that I wonder: Why don’t we have any javelina? … Continue reading

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Testing the Improvements…

Every year the Lair gets a little more winter-friendly. Summer 2017 brought the crowning improvement, of course, in the form of a heavily-insulated bedroom addition with a vented propane space heater and a thermostat! Ah, the humble thermostat, bringer of … Continue reading

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I wonder how many promoters of “gun free zones” have ever sat out a shooting in one?

The question seems to come up a lot. Every time some lunatic walks into a “gun free zone” with a gun to kill a bunch of people so he can finally get the attention he deserves from the LA Times, … Continue reading

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Elk everywhere lately…

Funny – you can go a year and never see anything more of elk than tracks and scat. And in fact that’s all I ever see of them in person, except that lately there’s lots and lots of both all … Continue reading

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Feel kinda sorry for the poor old thing…

Went for a morning walky and came upon the Jeep just shaking off the morning frost out where I’ve been parking it lately… Don’t dare drive it down the ridge to the Lair until that axle strut is fixed. I … Continue reading

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Truth in Labeling can be taken to extremes.

I keep saying “don’t act like food,” and people keep galloping the opposite way…

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