Tag Archive: Genes


Collapsed in a big heap; but I did make it to bed

Collapsed in a big heap; but I did make it to bed

Yes, that’s how I felt last night when I got home from work; debloggerficated.

My right royal plan was to complete my bloggerfications before bed; I had two to go, here and Eco-Crap. But, alas, it was not to be.

The news finished, I sat here, and I sat here.

I read the news, I sort of read a political blog (Running ‘Cause I Can’t Fly) that I read each evening and by then I was close to collapse.

I did so, in a big heap on the bed.

What a terribly grotty looking cheese, I bet it tastes wonderful

Would you eat this?

I would.

If you want to more about it, check Fromage Friday post.

The blog Fromage Homage is a regular read, it’s about cheese, cheese and more cheese.

I’m sure that in some past life, I had small furry grey genes and the DNA persists today.

I love cheese.

The weekend has started. I’m  coffeed and ready to go. On the agenda today are the supermarket and beer. I’ll ignore the dishes and water the plants.

Lunch is, at this stage, a distant glimmer in the future. It may well depend on what I find in the supermarket; something the lazier, the better.

Half a jar of chilles

Half a jar of chilles

Yesterday I picked my chilli pepper bushes clean and I have enough chillies to fill the jar already started and make more two jars.

My goiabeira (guava tree) has begun a second crop; much more prolific than the first and the fruit seems to be better formed, so I am hopeful of more guava juice.

Clorinha was sitting outside on the window sill in the sun. When I opened the front door, she came rushing inside… just to outside again. Apparently there was some cat-logic involved that escapes me.

I had my first meal with the organic whole rice yesterday. It was good. I had meatballs and leftover fish fillet and homemade tomato sauce on it. Even Clorinha liked it.

Cool, sunny day out there, no rain forecast. The sun is streaming through the window and reflecting on the screen, making it difficult to write, so I’ll finish for now and do something exciting like play Spider…




I’ve Been Busy

I have, I have also been inattentive, lazy, procratsinating…

Yes, all those things. I have been busy trying to recover my blogs off the bastard google, trying to find a back door, so to speak because there was so much content lost.

I also had to create a blogspot blog so people could find my new Eco-Crap II as one of my regular readers pointed out that it was not available when they clicked on my name in comments that I left on Blogger; WordPress blogs aren’t listed on my Blogger profile. I solved that one, and got to thinking, trying different things. I restarted my They Say it’s in the Genes. That was my philosophical blog, where I put thoughts and ideas, things that make us tick. It was a blog that wouldn’t work on WP, because… well go there and read the Opening Blurb.


I have just finished watching a programme on TV. Now mostly Brazilian TV is shit; I only watch the news and football… okay, and the occasional movie. But Friday’s Globo Reporter is sometimes good. Today it was about the lesser known hydro projects for the Rio Tapajós and tributaries in the state of Para. Most of the world knows about Belo Monte on the Rio Xingú, but I didn’t know much about the Tapajós. I do now and I am shocked. Until 2019 there are plans for 19 or 22 (I forgot the number, but it’s too many) hydroelectric dams in the area, flooding parts of two national parks and an area 3x the size of São Paulo (Brazil’s largest city).

Panaque armbrusteri - Only found in the drainage of Rio Tapajós. Image Aquaifonet

The destruction and demise of unique flora and fauna, including species that are only found in that area and nowhere else on the planet is appalling, not to mention the displaced people.

Of course, they’re indians, so they’re not important.

Just one more instance that makes me really wonder just wtf we are about.

It leaves me saddened.


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