Category Archives: Life

100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 27: Foreign

Another 100 theme challenge, proving the Duck is low on ideas!  The newest topic is foreign.  The first thing that comes to mind are foreign countries, but I haven’t really been to any of those.  Not enough to speak about, anyway (I went to Tahiti once when I was way too young to remember, so it hardly counts).  And I already wrote a similar post for topic #21, vacation.  It’s one of my most popular posts, so perhaps you’d like to read it.  The next thing that comes to mind, and the focus of this post, shall instead be foreign languages. Continue reading 100 Theme Blog Challenge No. 27: Foreign

The Baby Bird and Its Posse of Protectors

Not too long ago, I woke up one morning to a sound that I could only describe as some very frantic and angry popcorn popping.  Utterly confused by the mysterious sound emanating from outside, I did not come to understand the source of the racket until I peered from a downstairs window.  A brown bird (a grackle, to be more precise) was standing on our neighbor’s roof, boldly scolding a cat standing on our fence.  The cat, who is known to patrol our fence-top from time to time, simply stared at the bird, seeming quite confused by the bird’s sudden rage. Continue reading The Baby Bird and Its Posse of Protectors

Three Random Tails About Carmelita

Good day, everyone!  I always like to write about interesting things that have happened, both for sharing with you all and for myself to read about years down the road.  And before I forget, I’d like to share a few silly stories about one of our two Siamese kittens, Carmelita.  Rosalina, being the friendlier of the two, gets a lot of attention, and sometimes it’s good to focus especially on our dear Charmin’ Carmen. Continue reading Three Random Tails About Carmelita

The Duck’s Greatest Easter Egg Hunt

With Easter coming up, I thought I’d share with you all a memory that began on Easter Sunday many years ago.  When I was a duckling, we were living in a townhouse for…a few months to a year.  I can’t really remember.  But what I do remember is that they had a really fun Easter egg hunt for all the little kids living there, duckling or otherwise.  And this particular Easter egg hunt came with the potential for special prizes… Continue reading The Duck’s Greatest Easter Egg Hunt

Life Update: Empty Grocery Stores and Cuddly Kitties

Hope everyone’s doing well.  Now that we’re several weeks into this COVID-19 thing, I can’t get over how quickly and unexpectedly life can change.  One moment, our top goal in life is to find a new home so we can move out of our rental.  The next, we’re discouraged from even leaving the house, let alone the whole state, and our top struggle is finding toilet paper rather than a new home. Continue reading Life Update: Empty Grocery Stores and Cuddly Kitties

Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness

The Duck is a big fan of collecting things, be it pins, Funko figures, plushies, and more.  Silly though it may be, I really like collecting items revolving around some of my favorite things, namely video games and Disney.  My collecting in the former category has gotten a lot more interesting ever since I discovered a really awesome website called Fangamer.  (Sponsor me, Fangamer!)  They seem to specialize in games that are well-loved, but which have a smaller presence, if that makes sense.  I mean, if you scrounge around, you might find a Mario or Zelda-related item, but games like Okami or Hollow Knight have their own categories and thus, a much larger emphasis. Continue reading Banjo-Kazooie Plush, Hollow Knight Pins, and More Random Goodness

The Case of the Collapsing Bed

I have a rather amusing situation to share with you guys that happened shortly after moving into our rental.  Within the first week or so, we had become a bit nervous because, every evening, around the same time, there would be a loud bang on our front door.  Never finding anyone there when we peeked through the window, we began setting up cameras around the house.  Despite the extra security, we still felt pretty nervous. Continue reading The Case of the Collapsing Bed

The Duck Dreams of Dastardly Tap Water?!

That’s right, another post about the Duck’s weird dreams.  This first one was a few weeks ago.  In this dream, normally peaceful animals were turning violent, both wild ones and pets alike.  I remember being outside seeing a squirrel running around in a very agitated fashion indeed.  It was actually kind of creepy.  (You see that squirrel in the banner image?  Don’t trust it!) Continue reading The Duck Dreams of Dastardly Tap Water?!

The Curious Case of the Crumbling Commode: A Cruddy Conundrum

Okay, so we’re currently living in a rental until we can figure out where we want to go for our permanent home.  I’ve mentioned in the past that our rental is in really poor condition.  Damaged light switches, lights that flicker on several moments later than they should, toilets that take forever to fill up, which I recently learned is a result of hard water clogging them up.  Well, the toilets have proven to be the biggest cause of our woes, with the downstairs one being the worst.  And last week, boy, did it outdo itself this time. Continue reading The Curious Case of the Crumbling Commode: A Cruddy Conundrum

Updates on Rosie, Carmelita…And I Guess Me, Too

I think it’s been a while since I last updated you guys about my two new kittens, Carmelita and Rosalina.  One notable change is how much louder they are.  Even as I type this, Rosalina is yelling at me even though lunch is 20 minutes away!  Seriously, these are very talkative kitties.  Carmelita still has a loud, normal meow, while Rosalina has a weird meow that sounds more like a duck quacking.  Except it’s way louder and more frequent now.  I find it hilarious that such an adorable kitty has such an ugly sounding meow! Continue reading Updates on Rosie, Carmelita…And I Guess Me, Too