10 Wild Places to Hike (Before You Die)

What about the ones you can hike after you die? Are there no spirit-friendly wild places? Are ghosts and spectral presences and things that go bump in the night not welcome in the places mentioned in the Sierra Club Bucket List? http://www.sierraclub.org/outings/national/features/bucketlist.aspx Yes this was an actual title/subject of an email I received from the… Continue reading 10 Wild Places to Hike (Before You Die)

Room For Rent (Bend, OR) $350.00

After 6 months of cleaning, throwing away stuff, and moving stuff into storage my second bedroom and bathroom are finally ready to rent out. http://bend.craigslist.org/roo/2366574625.html http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150175186505662.309350.568130661 http://mycentraloregon.kaango.com/ads/viewad?adid=18902972 http://www.domesticsale.com/Classifieds/547940.html http://www.free-e-ad.com/view.php?id=23452 http://bend.ebayclassifieds.com/rooms-roommates/bend/furnished-bedroom-private-bathroom-for-rent-includes-utilities/?ad=11235698 http://www.isell.com/bend_or-rs3667/apartments.rentals-c1712/room_for_rent-c2085/ad176483.html http://bend.freeclassifieds.com/classified_ads/Real_Estate/Roommates/6vFgLG9jqeI%3d http://bend-oregon.olx.com/furnished-bedroom-private-bathroom-for-rent-includes-utilities-iid-198151486 http://bend.classiopen.com/free-ads/furnished-bedroom-private-bathroom-for-rent-includes-utilities_133426

HardHats and Packrats

And I’m a poet and I know it, my toes show it, they’re Longfellows. (silly rhyme from childhood) I’m indulging myself in a bit of nostalgia and sadness today. I was cleaning out the carport (or getting started on it anyway — now that the upright freezer is gone there’s a lot more room for… Continue reading HardHats and Packrats

Disabilties…..We Are All Disabled In Some Way

I have to admit that I do have problems sometimes seeing beyond the ‘disability’ to the person. When feeling challenged about dealing with someone else’s disability–be it mental or physical–I try to remind myself of two things: 1) disability can mean simply differently abled. 2) what my mother said to me as a small child:… Continue reading Disabilties…..We Are All Disabled In Some Way

So Much For the Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=171 So I finally ran out of the Aloe Joba shampoo and started using the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo. At first, other than smelling like a large box of Junior Mints after I washed my hair, everything was great. Then the itching started again. And it was worse than anything I ever experienced… Continue reading So Much For the Tea Tree Oil Shampoo

Adventures in Toilet Land

Those of you that read my post about Dream House (HGTV Are You Listening) http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=491 will remember that I have toilet issues. Specifically: 1) I’d love to have working toilets. 1a) The one in the second bathroom flushes when I take the lid off the tank and pull something (don’t ask me what). The piece… Continue reading Adventures in Toilet Land

MeThinks I Ain’t The One Spouting BS!!

In today’s market we have to ‘get out there’. I too often see people who I call secret agents sitting and playing the waiting game and these are the ones complaining saying the economy has ruined their business. B.S. I say. Get off your arse and get out of your comfort zone. And I say… Continue reading MeThinks I Ain’t The One Spouting BS!!

Caring About Criticism…..

I’ve been musing lately on why only one organization felt the need to respond here at this very blog to IMO valid criticisms. I mean, really, I’ve trashed several organizations–both local and national– since October 2009 when I first started posting and only John Farwell at Bend Broadband felt compelled to not only respond but… Continue reading Caring About Criticism…..