1920 Was How Long Ago?

   I looked up to see the source of the noise and found one of the young ladies' bags disintegrating in her hands, the contents cascading across her end of the room and out in into the hall.  My eye lit on a piece and it resolved into a DVD...

Typical Morning

   " Where's the mess? " she asked from behind a huge mug that did not hide her unawake face.    " What mess? "  I asked, keeping eyes on the moulding I was painting black.    " All the spots and dribbles on the floor... ...

Here's Your Ad

Now and again it changes to a gold one for the same place.   The image is also a live link in either case. If you didn't put there, who did? No, this isn't some sort of joke, this is an actual screen shot.  

Natterday

   One of the requisites to any successful gathering is music.  Weregaming is no different, good acoustic wallpaper is ever appreciated.  Now and again, it must also be compiled as CDs become dated and playlists all too predictable.    I...

Mid - Winter Inertia

   The midpoint of Winter will occur on Tuesday.  Yes, you've read correctly, it's almost halfway over.            

Dear Destiny

   Once upon a time in a previous place we had a DECLINE button.  On and off again in this place, there has been such a button but it has not shown for me for at least two months now.    The result is a growing stack of...

I Wonder

Where were you first time YOU heard this song? Click to play...   Create a Tumblr Music Playlist at MixPod.com

Collected Natter

   We had snow early this morning.  It moved out after plastering the place white for several hours leaving a blue sky and brisk breeze.  My appointed task for the afternoon has ultimately been to clear the drive and spread...

Nightbane Commissions Brandifire

   My garden gate is a bit beyond rustic and fading fast to rusty.  Here is the proposed replacement design.  I'd love it wrought iron.  Can ya help?    

Enter The Judge

   ( Places chaise near one end of the sideboard, a low perch for the Raven near unto.  Takes a seat, occupies self with a seed catalogue until others wander in...)  

Bug-O-Rama

   Next item up for debugging in the House of Sand: Post Editor.    My version seems to have a few troubles.  We've had the discussion over " web safe " fonts as opposed to any number in the proposed list in actual use on...

Query!

   Can you change YOUR background image?    See the pink and black geometric background I have here?  The bit sometimes referred to as wallpaper?  I can't change mine.  Many of you will recall I had a grey on black...

Oh, My Belovéd

   I was stunned to learn of your death a few days ago.  I could not credit the news for some several moments, thought I was having a nightmare.  Since you know all the things I might say I will not repeat them here.  I will only...

Too Stupid to Fix

   I get the most amazing things in the mail: " This has to be one of the funniest things in a long time. I think this guy should    Have been promoted, not fired. This is a true story from the WordPerfect Helpline,  ...

Quickly!

   I have been attempting to upload images in any form or method at intervals.  Just had success.  Those who know my secret method might employ it now, it just yielded success for me.  Below is the image I've been trying to upload...

Crosshairs and Censorship

     Due to a recent episode of censorship involving the word crosshairs here in the House of Sand, I have decided to make a short post employing the word both in title and in the post body as an experiment to see how...

Purple, Green and Gold Am I

     My neighbour, K, has lost rather a good deal of weight over the last months.  Like many women who are in the process of this admirable pursuit, she both wears things a bit too large now and still has planned purchases for...

The Course of My Day

    I know someone has  a sensory deprivation chambre.  Don't let the name put you off, it is only a large box that is water tight and has a lid to filter out most light and all sound.  What one is intended to do with it is fill it...

FFS!

   I should like to begin with a preface to this to the Ladies of this place.    Dear Ladies, please understand when you read the following that it is in no way directed at any of you and not at all representative of my general...

Lesson Number Five

   Me host and I eat tonnes of food when working and ravaged the the food stores.  We thought it might be a good idea to repair the situation in order Herself didn't return to a bare pantry.  To that end we went to market in...

Unscheduled Interruption

   Remy flies in the door as the judge opens it to put out the rubbish.    The bird takes his customary perch near the fire but will not settle, seems to have a case of the fidgets.  The judge notes this after a time and...

Sleepy Natter

   I watched the city return to a halting, stumbling form of life over breakfast.  It was almost comical except I saw no less than five crashes in an hour.  None were at all serious but it amazed me how much people forget over one...

No Title Tonight

   Peach, green apple and cinnamon, equal parts.  Dust well with apple pie spice.  Mix well, drop into hookah bowl, place on hookah, fix screen or foil, top with charcoal, pick up that hose and try the new Fruit Pie ..... ...