A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate Remark

I just finished A Key, An Egg, An Unfortunate Remark by Connolly, Harry on Kindle for Android! http://www.amazon.com/kindleforandroid/


Cold Sore Cold War

My favorite doc tells me that holding a cotton pad soaked in 91% alcohol (not the wussy 70%, mind you, the really flammable kind) on my cold sore for twenty minutes or so will penetrate deeply and zap the virus “bloom”. Won’t prevent future outbreaks but will lessen this one and I won’t get an outbreak in that exact spot again.

That would be great! I hate cold sores and for some reason they are hitting me monthly right now (yes, I get the monthly thing, I also think it’s because I’m reading very badly right now).

So I brainfart that and use hydrogen peroxide, decide he’s trying to kill me, like when he recommended oregano oil for a lesion in my nostril (was effective but everything smelled like pizza for DAYS) and then realize I was using the wrong thing. Hang up the phone mid-call to that friend of my cousin Vinnie who sells cement shoes. Doc gets to live another day.

The alcohol actually was an improvement over the peroxide. I’ll let you know if it works. It is affecting the nerve a bit because I can feel it down my chin…

In a perfect world

I want my calorie counting app to replace the stress-inducing “caution” symbol when I’m approaching my limits and the ugly red negative number counter when I blow my goals for the day with something more personalized.

Something more fun, like: “Captain, we are detecting an anomaly in your calorie consumption. You may be approaching your intake limit. We need to recalibrate the sensors” or “Captain, the dilithium crystal’s shot t’hell and I canna get much more outta her, please, for the love of God, no more!

Earning money online

Google Opinion Rewards

Just a note, I’ve earned over three whole entire dollars answering these little surveys, but hey, that’s an app! Anyway, just thought I’d share it because it’s actually legit and not horribly painful or sends spam. And I’ve used the $$ to purchase an app already.

Earn Google Play credit by answering short surveys. Download Google Opinion Rewards now: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.paidtasks


I don’t think I’m going to get rich with this, but it’s painless and a steady trickle.


Darn dog

Odd, how you never see Lassie’s family wearing straitjackets and frothing at the mouth because she’s fecking pacing around the house, click, click, click. Nope. Because she’s SMART and goes to BED instead of thinking she can find a place to hide her rawhide in a house with HARD FLOORS.


The bionic woman’s dog, Rex, didn’t stink like a polecat, either. And I bet he didn’t snore.


Yeah, and Benjy was probably smelly but he was so darned cute it was forgivable. And what about Digby? He was pretty cool. Bailey, you aren’t that cool.

Wait, no, Digby would have been a mess. I like Bailey better.

You are saved, dog, merely because I would hate to have to groom Digby.

CLICK. snuffle. Snort. Fart.


Of Bone And Thunder by Chris Evans

After a disappointing experience with a book that shall not be named, I picked up my other loaner from the library. Sixteen pages in, I checked the book jacket to see if my prediction about the author was correct – yup, military historian, also wrote a novel about Viet Nam. Very detailed, descriptive writing about the jungle – not technically Viet Nam, this is a *fantasy* novel, but still obvious.

Made me laugh already, clench my teeth in sympathy, and grossed me out a bit, too. Also had some terrific hard boiled swearing. I was gonna like it, I could tell….

If you like gritty war novels, you will enjoy reading this. The fantasy elements are interesting (thaumaturgy, dragons, dwarves, etc) but honestly, my mind kept substituting ‘technology,’ ‘helicopters,’ and ‘African American soldiers’ so I mainly enjoyed this as the thinly-veiled based-on-Vietnam novel that it was. A good read, I highly recommend it. Some of the best soldierly lines of cynicism I’ve ever read.