Valheim is a great game until you reach deathsquitoes, then something they included as a laugh makes the game really unfun.

I've been experimenting with cocktails since last summer after rediscovering the Pimms cup. Tonight I tried the Queen's cocktail - 2 Dubonnet 1 Gin with a dash of lemon, and I made it with the Roku gin. God damn that's good.

We had words with both dogs when they got back, reiterating that it's OK to be friendly but an hour is too long when their ride is waiting in the parking lot.

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Doctor called us after an hour and a half to give us updates on our dogs - both fine - during which she dropped that the staff have been having a lovely time playing with our dogs and giving them treats.

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This morning, both Molly and Mitzi had appointments to catch up on shots they missed last year. After an hour, we were starting to wonder if something went wrong during someone's exam.

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Our vet has curb-side pickup. You drive up, check in by phone, and they come out to get your pet and take them inside. Then call you 20 minutes later to let you know how things went.

I was not prepared for that movie to have a kitty pirate in it.

Ron Perlman shows up in the back half of this movie looking like Rod Stewart and Rick Flair did a Dragon Ball fusion dance.

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People care more about Ted Cruz' poodle than they do about Princess Latifa.

Why are all computer mice these days "compact" or "sleek"? I'm a big dude. I want a mouse that fits in my hand. Searching Amazon for "chonky mouse" returns no results.

So yeah, when Philly shuts down because of flurries, I call my family members babies. But I'm a little more understanding when it's a severe weather change in a place unprepared for it.

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Places that are normally temperate or warm weather can not be expected to spend all that money "just in case".

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That infrastructure doesn't just include snow plows. It's modifications for city and emergency vehicles. It's building planning. It's insulation. It's the cold weather clothing that families have to pay for themselves.

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It's fun to make fun of places that freak out over two inches of surprise snow, but remember that severe storms, the kind that Texas and the central US are having right now, are dealt with in cold-weather areas using MILLIONS of dollars of infrastructure.

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