Hello Everyone,

October 2015

I love October, not just because it is my birthday month but because the air changes, the season changes, the time changes.

It is when we must embrace the fact that the time change will have us seeing the dark sooner. A time when the trees begin to let loose the leaves, orange, brown and yellow leaves flying about.

It is the time when the ghouls and horrors are seen in decorations, shows, movies and parties.

It is the time when we say farewell to the summer heat, smile toward the cooler weather and wonder of the winter to come.

Happy October! May there be light within you to shine upon the earlier darker hours. May the ghouls and gremlins that ring the door bell make you smile and partake in trick or treat.

May you embrace the change in season knowing... it will bring us back to Spring soon enough.

I have added a tab - Whisper my words, which is a link to my site where I post stories, poems, AndMore events and the Watcher's Journal. Take a peek and enjoy.

Enjoy!

~g

October 20, 2011

Dear Diary...Bloodboy and Piebald

Dear Diary,

Why is it considered mean to take time out of ones evening in deep concern to find out what is terribly wrong with his head.  Bloodboy has a discoloration of hair, kind of looks like elderly women patched blonde hair in square quilts to his head.

My intensive research (via Google because the internet never lies) says:

A piebald is an animal, such as a horse or ball python, that has a spotting pattern of large unpigmented (sometimes expressed as white) areas and normally pigmented patches (black in the horse pictured). The colour of the animal's skin underneath its coat is both the natural color (under the black patches of hair in this example) and pigmentless (under the white patches in the horse example). This alternating colour pattern is irregular and asymmetrical. Other than colour, it is similar in appearance to the skewbald pattern. Some animals also exhibit colouration of the irises of the eye that match the surrounding skin (blue eyes for pink skin, brown for dark). The underlying genetic cause is related to a condition known as leucism.

That's right Diary, Bloodboy has PIEBALD.

I immediately brought it to his attention whereas he became quite upset.  As if it's MY fault he has a genetic disorder commonly found in horses and ball pythons!

Of course there is no cure other then perhaps Revlon #3 coloring, but at least he was given a name to the freakish patches on his head.

No gratitude whatsoever!  He lifted his theoretical petticoat, stomped his foot, allowed the excess of blood (yes Diary he also has hemochromatosis) to rush to his face which of course makes the blonde patches show even more and walked away.  Mumbling no less.

Tell me Diary... tell me what it takes to get some gratitude for the hard work I do on trying to decipher all that is wrong with Bloodboy?

*SIGH*  I guess I must continue on without a sliver of thanks.