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Linocut fun.

I took a nap so deep this afternoon, I woke up thinking it was tomorrow morning. I got up, brushed fang, got dressed, let the chickens out and made a cup of coffee before I realized…the dishwasher hadn’t been loaded. And I couldn’t, no matter how hard I tried, remember having supper the night before (it’s steak night! Who forgets a good steak?).

No, I had not been drinking.

It was only when I sat down at the computer, called up the clock and saw it was 8 pm that I realized my mistake. Honestly, I thought something horrible had happened to my brain. It’s almost 11 now, and I’m not sure I’m over it.

I bet I don’t sleep tonight…


Comment from DurnedYankee
Time: May 31, 2018, 10:53 pm

Only time I think I ever saw my dad scared. He took his usual nap after work and supper and woke up thinking it wasn’t the same day or perhaps thinking it was somewhen worse. I never asked him why he was upset, that wouldn’t have been done. But it stuck with me.

I do the same thing on occasion, only when I realize “when” it really is, I usually do a victory dance because it means I can go back to bed.

Nice chicken!

Comment from Ric Fan
Time: May 31, 2018, 11:12 pm

I googled chicken linocuts and they have some beautiful examples. They would make nice cards amoung other things:


Unfortunately, the homeowners had to evacuate & Rusty the Lava Rooster and his girls have been abandoned. Dont know what to think about that. They shd have had a contingency plan, no? I hope they survive the lava and the sulphur gas. I’ll be pissed if they dont.


Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: May 31, 2018, 11:29 pm

Did that once several years ago… honestly couldn’t tell which twilight I was in. It was a Twilight Zone, however. It’s very confusing and when I couldn’t get my bearings right away, I felt that, somehow, a line had been crossed and I was just going to have to settle down and deal with it.
It all worked out.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: May 31, 2018, 11:42 pm

So, my name is Armybrat…and I am a sleeper. I get a solid 9-10 hours every night and woe to those who deal with me if I don’t. One of my guilty pleasures is a good nap. Wouldn’t think I would need one with the amount of sleep I regularly get, but there it is. Not too long ago, on a rainy weekend, I got a BEAUTIFUL 12 hours overnight, woke up long enough to potty and munch on something and settled in for a nap. Woke up another 12 hours later. Husband had to really work to convince me that it was the next day when I woke up. He had carried on with his regular day and night as I slept. He has learned that it best NOT to interfere with my sleep!

Comment from Roll the ball
Time: June 1, 2018, 2:42 am

I’ve also had cases like this but luckily for me that day was the weekend!

Comment from p2
Time: June 1, 2018, 3:22 am

happens here a lot where the sun doesnt set for a few months and its dark damn near a month. easy to lose track of time. one learns where the celestial bodies live. really sucks on cloudy days…

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Time: June 1, 2018, 7:25 am

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Comment from Mrs. Peel
Time: June 1, 2018, 10:49 am

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Comment from RosalindJ
Time: June 1, 2018, 1:43 pm

I worked around the clock for years. This is precisely why all my digital timekeepers are set on military time. It’s extraordinarily disorienting when you wake and need a moment or two (while fighting panic) to figure out whether it’s dawn or dusk, or did I actually sleep for thirty hours or something.

Comment from RosalindJ
Time: June 1, 2018, 1:44 pm

P.S. Nice cutting there! I hope you post more.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: June 1, 2018, 4:33 pm

I wish I could sleep like Armybrat. I remember occasions of “good sleep” the way other people remember fine dining experiences.

A few years ago, I woke up in the middle of the night, and didn’t know where I was. I wasn’t panicked—Husband was sound asleep beside me, and I could tell we were in a hotel room. But I still didn’t know where I was. Finally I got up and opened the drapes. There was the aircraft carrier USS Lexington, lit up like a holiday. Now I remember. I’m in Corpus Christi, Texas (where the Lex is permanently anchored in CC Bay). That was a big clue that my aging brain had a glitch.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: June 1, 2018, 8:47 pm

I used to sleep like armybrat. It was one of my life’s greatest pleasures. I once slept 21 hours, without being sick or on drugs or nothing. It was on in the farm in Summer with nothing to wake me.

And the DREAMS!

Comment from Armybrat
Time: June 2, 2018, 1:37 am

I’ve always been a sleeper. My mama tells that I am the only one of her children who slept the night thru from the very beginning. She says she would put me and my twin to bed in the evening. Twin would wake up every 2-3 hours (as did our older sister who was 15 Mo older and later our younger sister who is 15 Mo younger). Not me! I would sleep a good 12+ hours every night and nap with the others during the day. I’m usually asleep within minutes of climbing into bed and I sleep SOLID. It truly is one of life’s pleasures!

Comment from asian fanfics
Time: November 6, 2018, 9:30 am

The picture you cut is very beautiful, I like this picture very finely.

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