Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Survival Diva's Guide to Traveling Light

Everyone gets the Travel Itch from time-to-time. Sometimes you just want or need to pick up and go. When the world is infested with giant mutated bedbugs, I expect that urge will hit more people more often.

From The Mayo Clinic
While we may not be able to escape our problems by taking a little vacation, we can leave them behind for a little while. Even if just for a weekend.

Sometimes a short getaway is just what a body needs to make life bearable again. But for this to work, that body cannot carry everything she owns. When the S & M Bedbugs of Yore dominate the world, traveling light will be a necessity.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Please clarify: you want to do what with that butter?

In a world where lobsters have risen above their station as the cockroaches of the sea to rule the planet with an iron claw, it will be easy to think in absolutes. "We are never going to break these chitin chains!" "The mollusk guards are always vigilant, never leaving an opportunity for escape!"

Easy is not always right nor is it always best.
From WhaleNet

While always and never are useful they can also be dangerous.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I Give Out Fortunes, Not Cookies!

Sometimes the outcome of a situation comes down to how we think something is going to happen. This is called a Self-fulfilling Prophecy. This means that preconceived notions about the outcome of something within a person's control directly affect the outcome of said situation.

For example, if there is a young boy in your community who comes from a less than upstanding family, people in your community may treat him as though he were a criminal even if he's never done anything amiss.

Day after day he is treated like a thief despite never having stolen as much as a stick of gum. One day he's in a store. He sees something he desperately wants but doesn't have enough money. Maybe he consciously thinks, "I may as well. People already think I would." Or maybe he doesn't think along those lines at all. Either way, because of social pressure telling him that he is a thief, he probably becomes one.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Apocalypse Takes a Holiday?

Summer is coming! In New England, we will soon be out of the gloom and rain and chill of winter and early spring! Sunshine and later afternoon summer storms will reign. And the day trips, weekend holidays, and honest to goodness vacations will start.

From National Geographic
When planning a trip - be it across the state, country, or globe - you should take steps to insure your safety. The apocalypse won't give a monkey's banana that you are taking a few days off; it will happen or not according to its own whim.

Speaking of monkeys, do you think the sentient Spider Monkeys of Central America will hold off on taking their revenge against primates who have thumbs? Do you really expect that they will see you holding a cocktail - with your four fingers and thumb - and not attack? Gods help you if that drink is fruity!