I like comics. I don’t mean comic books, I mean individual comics from newspaper-style options. Three to four frames, with a wry comment, some satire, a bit of a spin. Some tell more stories, some are single frame weird situations. Some are simple puns. But I enjoy them, even though I don’t subscribe to a newspaper.
Some ten years or so ago, I discovered GoComics.com. They have a ton of comics ranging from Peanuts, Andy Capp, B.C. all the way to Jane’s World and Bizarro, plus Dilbert, of course. You can view a bunch of them for free online, but if you subscribe for about $15 a year Canadian, they’ll send you a copy in an HTML email every day of the year.… Read the rest
Okay, I admit it. I said MY reading challenge. It is…and it isn’t.
Three years ago, I created a private group on FB and invited only friends to join, if they wanted to do so. I had seen a bunch of online challenges where people read different types of books, some used Bingo cards, some used the alphabet, some only read certain genres, and others were over-the-top complicated or underwhelmingly self-promotion where all the books were by the same publisher. Yawn.
Enter the PolyWogg Reading Challenge. MINE would be different! I’d pull from the best, discard the rest; I’d find some hooks, we’d embrace the same books!… Read the rest
Jacob and I both tend to run hot, so cold treats are literally, ahem, a treat to cool us down. My love of ice cream is well-known, but I also really enjoy popsicles and freezies. I frequently order multiple boxes early in the summer and we go through them over the course of late spring, summer and early fall. I’ll eat them in the winter too, but they are frequently VERY hard to find in any grocery store, with most treating it as a seasonal item. Last week and before, I wasn’t able to order them online for pickup, and they confirmed last week when I picked up that it is “gone for the season”.… Read the rest
For those of you who might have enjoyed The Big Bang Theory series, you’ll likely remember the episodes where Sheldon filmed videocasts of a series called Fun With Flags. When I started to write this post tonight, I kept thinking of that episode, as I write about apps that I like. Let’s get to it…
For my iPhone, I have the standard utility apps for messages, social media, files, phone, etc. Nothing too exciting there, obviously. Music could be more exciting, sure, but I generally use Apple Music as my default, and I’ve been too lazy to really get the others going for a bunch of free accounts that come with other services.… Read the rest
Growing up in Peterborough in the 70s and 80s was not a hotspot of unusual cuisine, neither with my mom and dad’s palate nor with restaurants. Very much a meat and potatoes world, which I am not knocking by the way. Just that I didn’t really have much exposure to anything “different”.
During university, I had Chinese food and LOVED it. I can remember going to Spadina in Toronto and picking almost any restaurant for great food at cheap prices. Later in Ottawa, I was willing to try just about anything. I suspect the most exotic thing I’ve eaten is likely fish eyeball soup while in the Philippines (at a Chinese restaurant doing the whole Peking Duck option).… Read the rest