Quid Facis? (kwid fah-kis) Latin. What do you do? What are you doing?

I quit my job at the library in April 2022 in pursuit of something new. I started this website to both ask and answer the eternal question What do you do? I’m documenting my daily doings and teaching myself new skills. Sometimes I’m kind of funny. If you like what you find, subscribe and tell all your friends.


I Like Turtles

My parents have a turtle. Sort of. I guess they probably have lots of turtles tottering about on their land, but one in particular shows up in the yard over and over again. For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved animals. I’ve only ever had dogs, cats, and fish as pets, though, and…

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Friday Funny

It took a while for my brain to boot up this morning. It probably had something to do with the neighbors beginning their fireworks celebrations early. I scrolled idly through Facebook while I ate breakfast and saw the following advertisement: I blinked. What is that? Large wooden lobster claws? I guess you hold the rounded…

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The Return of the GBBO Translation: Æbleskiver

Okay, people, I guess we’re doing this. I’ve seen the jokes about cooking blogs taking forever to get to a recipe, so here’s your chance to skip all the intro and notes (a.k.a. the fun stuff) and jump right to the end. I mentioned recently that after idly poking through statistics from my old baking…

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My Voice

I think smoking is disgusting. I personally choose not to smoke because, on the most basic level, I just find the smell repulsive. I could argue that smoking is “morally wrong” because it is disrespectful of the smoker’s own body, of the people around the smoker who are perhaps unwillingly subjected to secondhand smoke, and,…

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Emergency Plumbing

Every so often, usually after Kalen and I finish a house project, my mom will casually ask, “What’s your next project?” and I’m always hesitant to answer this question. I’m learning that homeownership in general invariably involves a never-ending list of tasks, and even more so with an older home. Some of the tasks are…

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Tell Me, Where is Gandalf?

I have a habit of buying plants based not on whether I think I can keep them alive, but on what the particular cultivar is named. I’m a sucker for a good name. I’ve fallen prey to a Frozen Margarita hosta, now planted happily next to a Guacamole hosta, and not far from my Mojito…

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