Outdoor Pests: My Grandfather the Bug Zapper

Outdoor Pests: My Grandfather the Bug Zapper

Because we didn’t have that much of a winter in the South, there are bugs EVERYWHERE I look this summer.  My dog even barked at a mosquito the other day, because he’d finally had enough!  I recently bought some materials to try a bug deterring project (coming soon!), and whilst in the gardening & outdoor department, I ran upon something that made me smile – the bug zapper.  It makes me smile, because it makes me think of my Grandfather. My Grandfather was a genius who was constantly thinking “outside-the-box,” and most of the time he saw things everybody else missed.  As a farmer, he dealt a lot with bugs and the outdoors.  If there was one thing he didn’t like, it was bugs “in the house.”  He kept a Bug...

Glowing Rectangles Give You Popcorn Brain

Glowing Rectangles Give You Popcorn Brain

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SPRING!  Why are you in front of the computer?  Read this…… & then go do something fun with SOMEONE or some activity….. OUTSIDE…… I am a big fan of technology, otherwise I wouldn’t blog.  But my blog is useless unless people actually get away from the computer & cook a new recipe, make weird stuff, or embark on new adventures! I recently read an article that confirms what I’ve already noticed about a lot of people in my life – especially children.  The subject was technology & the controversy was its ability to change the structure of your brain to something that resembles “popcorn brain.” (CNN article here.) I’ve noticed people not being able to have a conversation that last more than 5 minutes, and the...

Touchscreen Devices: Why is My Thumb Hurting?

Touchscreen Devices: Why is My Thumb Hurting?

If you are an avid & consistent touchscreen phone or listening device user, you might consider limiting your daily time on your device.  All too quickly, you may notice you have some slight discomfort in your thumb. I looked it up & some folks are calling it  “Iphone Thumb” or “Blackberry Thumb”.  This is similar to “Skier’s Thumb” – basically, a thumb condition created by continual overuse of a specific muscles.  Why blog about this?  Well…. I’ve had something similar happen on five occasions.   Disclaimer: I am not a doctor.  If you have my same problem – look it up – there are a lot of articles about this rapidly growing circumstance! 1.  I was hooked to a golfing video game one snowy Christmas & my thumb...