Tuesday 31 October 2017

Sexy Hallowe'en

Hallowe'en - or Halloween - is a traditional time for dressing up in sexy costumes throughout the animal kingdom.

Monday 16 October 2017

Backyard chickens, part 1

This series is pulled from the local CBC headlines. Recently, we learned that our city council made a new bylaw outlawing backyard chickens. Also, other "livestock" type animals have been banned (the list included foxes, though), but the focus was on chickens.

As a former backyard chicken farmer myself (yes, I lived my Harrowsmith dream one summer, back in 2010), I am outraged by this. The bylaw isn't fair, it isn't sensible, and it isn't right. Our chickens were quiet, well-behaved, and goddammit, they were delicious.

So here is my protest, on behalf of all urban farmers. Because, as the old saying goes, wherever backyard chickens are outlawed, only outlaws will have backyard chickens.

Friday 13 October 2017

Put a squirrel on it

Especially these days - October IS Squirrel Awareness Month. So be aware, and put a squirrel on it, but give credit where credit is due. Or whatever.

Wednesday 11 October 2017

ASMR, part 5

And we reach the conclusion of our ASMR series... How do you all feel? Tingly good? I do hope so.

In doing "research" for this series (yes, Diary of a Squirrel is a heavily researched, evidence-based webcomic), I watched an episode of Bob Ross, and it was an episode where he shows off his many pet rescue squirrels. He can barely concentrate on his painting, thinking and talking about those cute little guys the whole episode. So Bob Ross isn't only the accidental father of ASMR, but a patron saint of squirrels.

Monday 2 October 2017

ASMR, part 1

Hey, friends - do you know about this YouTube phenomenon called ASMR? I fell upon it accidentally, searching for something mellow to help me relax into a nap one day. 

What a discovery! *Tingles*!!! 

But the experience felt a little... weird. Because the video was of a beautiful young woman, very close to the camera, whispering and pretending she was giving the viewer a haircut.

I thought, there's absolutely nothing sexual or perverted about this, but it may seem that way to someone who doesn't experience the *tingles*.

So I did a little informal poll amongst my peers, and, well, pretty much every one of them thought it was weird, sexual, or perverted. No *tingles*, just giggles - laughing at me.

Well, one friend said it sounded *tingly* - she said she got *tingles* just from my verbal description of the videos. So that's one in about fifteen. I stopped asking friends after a while, because I want to keep them as friends.

So what do you all think? Any other ASMR devote├ęs out there? I'd love to hear about it if you are a *tingly* type! Let us all know in the comments below. And check out Whispers Red - Emma is The Best! Oh, except for ASMR Caroline, and ASMR Darling, and the one who does all the accents...