Bugs bills and baloney

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My son and I had a great day on Thursday. We had a nap together in the morning, and another one in the afternoon. It was raining, so for the rest of the day we drank a lot of milk and stared out the window.

Then, when my girlfriend got home early from work, we went to the next town over so they could go shopping for shoes, while I took photos at the nearby gardening centre.

We also bought him some little dinosaurs for his bath time.

My son had his first slice of baloney, then his second and third. And he had a mash up of ground beef, corn and potatoes for dinner, while we had hotdogs and chips in front of the TV.

My mother is taking my son for a few hours tomorrow (Friday) while I’m in my psychiatrists office for our appointment. She’s being good about not taking him to her mother’s place. The last two weeks have been very peaceful between my mother and myself.

The reason why is one of those posts I haven’t had time to write. Hopefully this weekend.

Speaking of which… I’m going to be living on no money (re: Mr. Noodles) until next Wednesday. But this was kind of planned, because as of next Wednesday I will have paid off all of my bills — hydro, gas, rent, phone, cable, Internet, something else I can’t remember.

Everything will be at zero, and I can start with my new budget, which I’m hoping will mean everything stays at zero for a while.


I was about two inches away from that bug when I took the photo. I take a lot of floral-based photography, and this is the first year I’ve seen those bugs. They’re a cross between a smushed honey bee and a deer fly, but with really long and creepy legs.

I’m no entomologist, but if anyone has bug knowledge I’d appreciate learning something about these critters. Like, how close will they let me get before they shoot acid into my eyes?




About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression when I was nineteen, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. It's now 2022, and I have an 8-year old son, and a 12-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at saltedlithium.com....
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5 Responses to Bugs bills and baloney

  1. iambipolar2 says:

    Great story and good photography also.

  2. Gabriel... says:

    Thanks… for both leaving the comment, and recognizing my photographic brilliance. Come again anytime.

  3. absolutfolly says:

    Well done on reaching zero (cavities and bills), that’s impressive. I’ll be rooting for the new budget to hold up. Stay strong!
    Not much to report from up here at the 60th. It’s light around the clock right now and sunny and warm even, so it’s tolerable. I’ve been working way too much so I recently quit my job to focus on school. Could you, pretty please with Hermesetas on top, remove that photo of me – pleeeeeeease. I’ve given it a fair chance, but I still cringe every time I see it. If you do, I promise to write a longer mail soon.
    Happy summer to you and your family!

  4. absolutfolly says:

    …and by that I mean removing ALL photos of me, and not replacing them with other photos of me. Just to be clear. Cheers!

    • Gabriel... says:

      Nope. The photos in that sidebar are my memories, mostly it’s made up of people I’ve cared about, and even loved. It’s also images of things that have made me smile, and make me comfortable. Somewhere in those four criteria is you… at least my memory of you. Eventually I’ll change the theme, a few months ago, for example, it was almost all flowers. I can’t give you an exact schedule, but you’ve probably got at least a week or two to put that email together.

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