""I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." - Marilyn Monroe" - Michael Scott"

So you wanna know about life, huh? This page is a catch-all for all the shit that wasn't quite worthy of its own navigation category, and yet—and I can't possibly stress this enough—is simply burning, itching, and weeping to be expressed. You've got your Video Zone, your Palace Greenhouse, your personal essays, your Pokémon shrine, your 2005-2008 Livejournal icon archive (forthcoming), and a few other stragglers. It's all under construction, so roll with it.

Best Books I Read in 2021

Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin and Pale Fire

Stephen Ingram, Cacti, Agaves, and Yuccas of California and Nevada

Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider

Jon Krakauer, Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

Monica Roberts (writing as Fred Haley), Satan Was A Lesbian

Honorable Mention Books I Read in 2021

Marlon James, Black Leopard Red Wolf

Very scary, upsetting, and challenging, and also like 6 to 8 hundred pages long, so that's a lot of horrific violence and heartbreak to push through, but overall a tour de force and a masterwork

I Hold An Ape

I am now the proud right-click-download owner of an NFT! It looks like something out of the Doctor Sloth/Kreludor storyline on Neopets, right? A quote from the originator: "a lotta yall still dont get it / ape holders can use multiple slurp juices on a single ape / so if you have 1 astro ape and 3 slurp juices you can create 3 new apes / Tonight's slurp juice mint event is essentially a minting event for both Lab Monkes and Special Forces"

So, you know, slurp slurp.

A Li'l Somethin'

A questionably true statement I found in 2014 on Wikipedia, and liked enough to save, regarding the eastern carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica):

"An interesting trick to use to "move" a male carpenter bee out of the way is to pick up a small pebble (roughly the size of the bee), then toss it past the bee. They will attempt to chase it, distracting them for a few moments, long enough for a human to get by. However, since they cannot sting, and rarely accord any attention to humans, this is unnecessary."

This passage has since been deleted by the Wikipedia moderators, since the original author submitted a lot of random speculations ("I assumed that the bee was an immature woodcutter of the sort that I call "runt" for lack of a better word... I am leaning towards the belief that woodcutter bees live for years [ed.: they do not]... please do not accuse me of conducting Wikipedia's greatest sin: 'original research'"). Ultimately, a professor of entomology wrote a snippy shutdown of this silliness on the Talk page, which begins: "Hi. You admit that you are no expert entomologist; hopefully, then, you can understand when an expert entomologist has written and edited a page, as in this case, they might not want their hard work removed or altered by someone who knows nothing about the subject matter..." LOL