After Six of Crows enchanted me with its entire existence, I couldn't wait for Crooked Kingdom, the other half of the duology. Six of Crows left me wanting more. I had questions, I needed answers, and I was so worried about the fate of one of my favorite characters. It took me a while to get through this… Continue reading Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
First jobs usually happen in high school when you want some extra cash. First jobs are usually bullshit positions in which you take a lot of criticism from the man for doing work that you're only doing because you aren't qualified to do anything else yet. Lifegaurding, waitressing, flipping burgers. Ah, first jobs. When I… Continue reading Toxic Work Environment
I don't know what I did to receive two awards in a short period of time, but I've been nominated for the Flawesome Award! The first award allowed me to give blogging advice. This award insists that I air my dirty laundry. I was feeling like a genius until I was reminded that I have weaknesses.… Continue reading As it Turns Out, I’m Bad at a Lot
It happened again! I was nominated for an award! Instead of being voted an absolute ray of sunshine, I've been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award! I'm not sure why I was nominated or if it's a compliment, but I'm going to perceive it as such. This award is all about sharing my blogging knowledge,… Continue reading Blogging Advice From an Amateur
John from the Nowhere Tribune asked to collaborate on one of his recent articles about rabbits and other Northern Texas wildlife. Being interested in animals, I viewed this as less of a project and more of an entertaining way to spend my afternoon. Somewhere in here John says I contributed the good parts, but the genius is all his.
Nowadays, the news is unreliable. That article your Aunt Doreen posted to Facebook is riddled with inaccuracies. So why not get your news from a reputable source and check out my favorite news outlet? I guarantee you’ll find something you can talk about at your next family social gathering when your Aunt Doreen brings up the latest detoxing scam for the umpteenth time.
Special thanks go to Shayne for helping with this story. She contributed the good parts, and we contributed the rest.
STEPHENVILLE, TX—Researchers from the Tarleton State University Department of Wildlife Science have concluded that, of all mammals, male rabbits are the most happy, relaxed, and confident.
“We’ve conducted a five-year study of North Texas mammals,” said Randy Rivers, Wildlife Science Department head. “Our findings regarding the Leporidae family are most fascinating.”
According to Rivers, cottontails in the wild mate continuously from February through September. This, he says, is good news for the bucks.
“Just imagine,” he said. “Eight months of continuous breeding with multiple does. The more virile males may breed up to five times a day, which could amount to 1,200 times during a normal breeding season. No wonder these furry fellows are content, albeit tired.”
Bloodwork from 383 male rabbits showed that the stress hormone cortisol, though comparable…
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Writer's block. The sworn nemesis of writers everywhere. One day you could be cranking out some quality posts, and the next, nothing comes to mind except conflict. This is the situation in which I find myself, but I'm not convinced it's for the normal reasons. I can think of things to write, but I always… Continue reading I’m Revamping Everything Except My Life
The kids went back to school today and I did not. It feels weird not having to prepare a first day of school outfit or color code my notebooks or give myself several pep talks so I can make it through reading five syllabuses. I didn't have to catch a bus to campus or study… Continue reading This One Doesn’t Have a Title
I don't usually go out of my way to make others think I'm a good person. And, as far as I'm concerned, I don't care whether people think I'm a good person or not. But last winter, I decided that I was too much of a terrible person and I should try to be selfless… Continue reading When Innocence Equates Ignorance
To me, running always felt a lot like dying. Nothing about it seemed appealing. Willingly pushing oneself through the outdoors to work up a sweat seemed to me to be a sure sign of insanity. But then I decided I wanted to be insanely toned. So I've been going running. And I've realized I have… Continue reading Running From Dogs and Possibly Murderers
Sophia Ismaa of Sophia Ismaa Writes has been able to put into words something that has been weighing on my mind lately. Up until recently, I didn't know there was a word for it. I didn't even know that men identified themselves as incels, or "involuntary celibate" men. I was blissfully ignorant and living in… Continue reading “Nice” Guys Finish Last