I Let the Bed Bugs Bite

“Goodnight, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite” was the bedtime mantra in my family for many years. Of course, it wasn’t to be taken seriously. I mean, who has bed bugs in this day and age? Guys, my apartment has bed bugs. My apartment. Has bed bugs. It’s been at least a couple weeks. I should have known when I noticed weird dots on my arm, but my skin can be pretty sensitive and often acts up for seemingly no reason at all, so I didn’t think anything of it. When I saw a bug sitting on topContinue reading

Pictures from the Zoo

I’m at my mom’s place for Memorial Day weekend and today she and I decided to go to the zoo. They have a baby camel! Here are some of the pictures I took while there. Many are of prairie dogs, for which I apologize, but they’re just so damn cute. The prairie dog exhibit was always my favorite when we visited the zoo when I was younger, second only to the elephants. They don’t have elephants anymore. 🙁

Review of “Lolita” by Vladimir Nabokov

I finished reading Lolita a few days ago and had the urge to review it, so here you go. Lolita, published in 1955, is author Vladimir Nabokov’s most well-known work, considered a classic by many. His narrator is child molester and murderer Humbert Humbert writing a memoir as evidence to the jury as he sits in jail. Humbert has a particular fondness for a certain type of young girl he calls a “nymphet”, characterized as being between the ages of 9 and 14 and possessing fey-like grace and slender limbs, among various other qualities. He attributes this preference to theContinue reading

Heads Will Roll

I just woke up from a four-hour nap, which is something I am entirely not happy about. I had a bad headache when I got home from work, so I took some Advil (ibuprofen) with dinner, and right after eating I lied down for what I thought would be oh, about a half hour. Hah, yeah right. I mean, I woke up after about an hour and a half and my headache was gone. I sent a couple of tweets, and then fell back to sleep before I had even seriously contemplated getting up. I woke up again at 8:30pm.Continue reading

I Love Words

My toe has been doing great from when its nail got ripped off, thank you. There’s finally a scab after five days, and it’s swollen but less painful now. I’m optimistic I will be able to put shoes on by Monday or Tuesday and have a nice walk home from work. 🙂 Maybe no running for a bit longer, but all in good time. I went back through some old-but-recent posts yesterday for maintenance reasons, and seeing the ones where I talked about running made me sad. I want to get back out there! I visited my local library forContinue reading