Readers of this blog may find it hard to believe, but I don’t go around looking for faces. They just jump out at me.
When you have pareidolia, like I do, you can’t always help seeing faces in places they’re not supposed to be. And, often, once I see a face, I can’t unsee it.
That’s what happened when my neighbour put up a wooden manger scene on her lawn last holiday season.
Maybe it’s because my brain was still in Halloween-mode, or maybe it’s because at first, I couldn’t make out what the shape actually was – all I could see was a hungry monster sneaking up on a poor unsuspecting shepherd.
And now that’s all you’ll be able to see, too!
(P.S. In case you’re now having trouble figuring out what the “monster” is: it’s two palm trees and some bushes.)
Everybody talks about getting an extra hour of sleep when the clocks “fall back,” but we are, more than a week after turning our clocks back, and my body and my dog are still running on DST.
Meaning, we’re up around 3am.
But, since I’m going to sleep on Standard Time, I’m losing an hour of sleep. And it’s making me a little loopy.
So, I say, it’s far past time to get rid of Daylight Savings (or switch to it permanently, if you’d prefer). Look, I know I have only a minute chance of success, here, but we can’t wait another second! This constant flipping back and forth is hurting hour society as a whole!
And it’s not just humans bearing the brunt of the damage. Countless timepieces get clocked by their grumpy owners around Time Change – and trust me, you don’t want to tick them off!
We can no longer afford to make Time Change our fallback position. We must spring forward into a future without it. So, watch out, DST, we’re coming for you.
Even the bottom of my clock agrees, Time Change Sucks!
It’s that time of year when the heat has to come on, so I was going to write a post filled with furnace and heating jokes. But, with so many people likely unable to afford their heating bills this winter, it felt in bad taste. So instead I offer these tips to keep warm (from a cheap Canadian):
dress in layers, and don’t forget a hat – you lose a lot of your heat through your head.
Insulate your windows with plastic sheeting, and make sure no drafts are sneaking in under doors.
Let the sun shine in when it can, but when it gets dark, close your blinds/curtains as an extra layer of insulation.
If you do lose heat/power when it’s below freezing outside, leave your taps running just a little to prevent them freezing.