Author: Xiuhcoati

Aphids: What You Need To Do For This Garden Pest

Your plants seem to be a little more lackluster than you remember them being a week ago. The plants that were so vigorous until now are behind plants in different garden beds, and seem to be a little smaller or weaker. When you investigate more closely, you discover lots of tiny insects crawling all over Read More

4th of July for the Freaked Out

I know, I know. Here we are discussing the 4th of July, and it is only the middle of June. For some of you, this post may seem particularly unimpressive because you don’t live inside the USA. Bear with me. This post is less about celebrating the independence of a country, and more to do Read More

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Eggs Benedict for Average Chefs

My father’s favorite breakfast treat is Eggs Benedict. As a kid, I remember him choosing it every time we’d go to a restaurant, particularly if it was new. He would talk about whether it had enough lemon in it, how the bacon was, and really made it seem like every aspect of the meal was Read More

The 100 hour project: Cleaning

I’m a complete slob. Everyone who has ever met me has come to accept this simple fact about me. Just like they accept the fact that I love Dr. Who and that I have a bunch of wonderful doggies. A few that know me revile me for it, but most people just accept it. I Read More

The Otaku’s Wife: Kimi No Na Wa

Kimi No Na Wa is a stand alone anime with a sometimes super natural, sometimes romantic, and sometimes tragic theme. It follows the lives of a City boy, Taki, and a country girl Mitsuha, as they mysteriously begin to swap bodies. This, as you can imagine, poses quite a few problems for the two as Read More

Let’s get fishy! Using the fish eye effect on your Powershot SX530 HS

You may have noticed on your camera the two interlinking circles, and took a sample photo only to discover the picture you took was out of focus in an oddly circular way, like the camera had suddenly formed a bubble in the center. This is called the fish eye effect, and the Powershot SX530 HS Read More

Yes, my too-old-for-this-shit darling, you MAY sleep with a stuffie.

I never thought in a million years I would ever write a post appropriate for “the bedroom” so I didn’t initially make this category. (I’m too embarrassed to even write a naughty scene in a completely fictional story written under a pen name. The only bedroom posts you are getting will involve turning your bedroom Read More

The 100 hour project: Measuring how much skill you can develop in 100 hours.

It is said that it takes 10,000 hours to master something. This level of dedication represents a lifetime’s worth of work. In fact, that amount of time is so out of reach most of us choose to master nothing at all. How can you choose when there is just so much in the world? Yet Read More

Puppy PreK: Loading the Clicker

You can clicker train just about anything. Chickens, fish, rats, and even bees can be conditioned to perform behaviors based on this simple training technique. In a nutshell, you teach your pet that “Click” means “Yes.” Everything else is just building on that. You can teach your dog to use the toilet and flush when Read More

Gardening: Figuring out how many bean plants you need for your family.

I have long held dreams of living out of my garden and using the food I grow as my main source of food. Despite my big ambitions every year, I usually fall short due to my tiny gardening space, and the general lack of knowledge out there on how much you need to grow in Read More

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