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Orange Shirt Blogs

Orange Shirt Blogs

Welcome to the Orange Shirt Blogs. A personal diary and gallery for OrangeJeff that I don’t share with everyone. It includes struggles with mental health, drug use, sexuality and life in general. Note that none of these blogs have been proof read so there may be errors caused by auto-correct or horrible voice to text, or possibly even errors I actually made.

My (his) defence stick is gone

My (his) defence stick is gone

I’m pretty sure the rooster didn’t take it and I walked the grounds looking for it. Last time it was my fault and it was just outside but this time it looks like he’s used it and put it down…

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Fake Monday Morning.

It’s the Tuesday after labor Day, but for me it pretty much feels like a Monday because I slept through quite a bit yesterday and didn’t have feed anybody but myself. This morning, I woke at 6:30…

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Holiday Monday. Weird Emotions

Holiday Monday. Weird Emotions

It’s 7:04am and I just got back to my bed after taking out my recycling. One blue plastic bag for plastics and one for paper, including 4 Dominoes pizza boxes. None of his recycling or garbage was…

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Sunday #1 of 2

Sunday #1 of 2

Around 7:30 p.m. tonight, it occurred to me that tomorrow is garbage day, But it’s also labor Day which means it’s a holiday Monday. That means my plans for stealth garbage will have to wait two…

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Leave me wanting …

Leave me wanting …

I always plan on leaving the house on the weekend. I’m not in charge of the animals and it would be a perfect time to spend the three bucks, get on a bus, and go downtown. When I lived in Toronto I…

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Saturday Pros & Cons

Saturday Pros & Cons

I got to sleep in. I didn’t of course because I’m still on this weird routine of waking up every hour. I do so with surprising accuracy, often to the same minute of each hour. I am sleeping deeply…

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8am. I let the dogs out. Oof oof

8am. I let the dogs out. Oof oof

They don’t seem to like waking up when I ask them at 7:00 a.m., but they let me know what 8:00 a.m. it’s time to pee. It’s a nice chill September morning so I come outside with them. The chickens…

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September 1st. Rabbit

September 1st. Rabbit

I think my brain is a little confused. I’m tired and I’d love to sleep, but I keep taking this medication that among its other effects, it likes to keep me awake. Staying awake when you’re tired…

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Productive-ish

Productive-ish

The “day off” Wednesday didn’t fully turn out the way anyone expected but it was a reasonably productive day despite frequent interruptions. I should not have been surprised that my evening feeding…

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There be whales here

There be whales here

In truth, there be goldfish here isn’t as impressive but it did surprise me. I had given up on the fish being alive and stopped feeding them there fresh clear water fish food because I saw no sign…

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Breaking News

Breaking News

I know what a news break is but I’m not positive I fully understand what breaking news is I had assumed that it is news they interrupt whatever you were doing to tell you about, which should be…

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Attack Thwarted

Attack Thwarted

One of the dogs was my hero. At least in his mind when he went after the rooster for attacking me. The rooster didn’t have a chance and didn’t make contact but my reaction was always being startled…

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And unfortunate first

And unfortunate first

Today was the first time the jetpack app on my Android phone failed me. I lost a reasonably long blog entry that I was particularly proud of. It was the beginning of a series and it was somewhat…

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Do Roosters carry rabies?

Do Roosters carry rabies?

I know they don’t. Probably. It was a brief fantasy about finding a reason to get rid of the rooster and win the war once and forever. Another attack from the front line happened this morning. I…

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Good Monday. Dull Monday

Good Monday. Dull Monday

I actually think I got some sleep although I’m not certain. It was a bit of some confusion but I know I definately did sleep today during a time when 3 calls came through. The boss was calling to…

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Weekends with eyes open

Weekends with eyes open

I enjoyed this weekend. I was in a good mood the whole time and had some good social conversations with my housemate without having to take care of the animals or anything for Saturday and Sunday. I…

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Oh yeah… Pepsi

Oh yeah… Pepsi

I don’t drink coffee or tea in the morning. I don’t get caffeine on a regular basis and my choice of pop is usually clear but with hamburgers or pizza, I like a Pepsi. Tonight I got paid not quite…

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Afternoon Feeding Conflict

Afternoon Feeding Conflict

I placed the majority portion of food in the elevated area near the door. Because, it had rained earlier, I had to reach to grab the main dish, flip it over and let the water out as everyone came…

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The fridge inventory

The fridge inventory

Only one water before bed is very bad planning. It has to last me till he’s asleep enough not to be disturbed by my door noises, walk downstairs, refilling the other 8 water bottles I usually life…

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Fail two was quite bad

Fail two was quite bad

I’m not going to get away without a lecture on this one. I smashed a large pane of glass on his door where the dogs sleep. A lot of glass to sweep up and double check and some pretty deep injuries…

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First fail of the day

First fail of the day

It’s been put off week after week. Sometimes because I forgot but today I just decided to follow the rules instead and share my food waste to be inspected, evaluated and handled in what ever manor…

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Sleep may be especially tough tonight…

Sleep may be especially tough tonight…

It was a hot one today. Especially so inside the 10×12 bedroom I call home. It’s not well ventilated and due to curious cats, I don’t get to leave my door open more than a crack. Usually I leave it…

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Sunday

Sunday

Every once in a while people shock me and do something I’ve been trying to do for a long time. In the spring, before the summer heat began, we moved an old weird ass air conditioner into my room. I…

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Sunday life update

Sunday life update

As of 3:30 this morning, there is a stealth cat loose in my bedroom. It has made falling back to sleep slightly more difficult than usual. Actually, the falling asleep part isn’t so hard bit waking…

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Friday night in bed by 8pm

Friday night in bed by 8pm

I probably won’t get to sleep till after midnight but I rest. I had plans to go out tonight but instead spent my money on food a few other things. I’m on a tight budget this month trying to make all…

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Not allowed to talk about it

Not allowed to talk about it

I’m not supposed to use the word rats out loud in the backyard or in my blog. We don’t talk about it. But I do see them. And one just ran by my feet just now which is the closest interaction I’ve…

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I tried something new today

I tried something new today

Technically, I’m trying it right now. I bought some Walmart house brand fruit filled Apple cinnamon doesn’t have a name beyond that made with real fruit wow ingredients apple and 40 other things….

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War stories

War stories

Since I don’t have children, it follows that I don’t have grandchildren so I won’t sit around when I’m old telling my war stories to anyone who will listen. That’s what blogs are for. No one has to…

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It works.

It works.

Sometimes it’s weird how knowledge evolves. A relatively simple and straightforward concept that…

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Internal Dialogue of my brain

Internal Dialogue of my brain

3am. You seem anxious. We’ll, I heard a rumour you were going to not use meth today. Let me make a case against that. (Falls back asleep) 4:00am Ok, so I’m assuming that nonsense about quitting…

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I guess the war is over.

I guess the war is over.

I’m not saying that the rooster trusts me now or that we have any kind of relationship but it does seem as though he’s less confrontational now. He’s finally figured out I’m the one that’s feeding…

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The pig’s meal

The pig’s meal

The pig eats quite well. This stew is not for the humans of the house. It is put together in a huge pot that lasts about a week as I scoop out a portion each night and it gets combined with four…

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Cheat Day

Cheat Day

When people on a diet want a piece of cake they declare a cheat day. There doesn’t seem to be any rule except that all rules are out the window. I’ve been setting very tiny goals for myself each day…

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It shat on my hat.

It shat on my hat.

I was in my room the other day making videos as I am want to do and I realized I couldn’t find my orange hat. In Canada we call them toques and I’m not sure I know how to spell it. In the states…

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Summer Falls by the Falls

Summer Falls by the Falls

I had a fall this morning. It was scary shit for a short while because it was a multi-stage fall knocking over various things as I tried to save myself on the way down. I don’t remember what started…

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Monday morning dog surprise

Monday morning dog surprise

Today was a special Monday, or at least it is supposed to be. It is the day I planned to finally throw out the secret garbage I’ve been keeping in my room for far too long. I call it secret garbage…

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More chicken shit to deal with.

More chicken shit to deal with.

So the rooster has figured out this none shall pass power that he has When he standing where I need to be and I can’t get by. We waited out As I inch and inch. Gaining ground until such time as I…

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Blockade

Blockade

Today’s adventures with the rooster involve them hanging out by the door. I don’t like this. They want to be fed earlier and I’m already feeding them an hour earlier than I was last week….

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Experiments in Crossposting

Experiments in Crossposting

Recently I started blogging a lot more about life and my simple day job feeding the backyard farm animals. Not mentioning my meth habit. I’ve always been a little internally proud of my writing…

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Rooster Friday

Rooster Friday

Not much to report him the human versus rooster wars today. Ever since our epic battle he seems to understand that I need to get to the food area to feed them and today he let me walk by him back…

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SmackDown Day

SmackDown Day

Today’s Rooster adventures were a little different. Due to some sleep issues I’m working out, I slept in and didn’t get downstairs till 745 instead of my usual 720/730ish I used to start even…

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Best laid plans vs Chicken logic

Best laid plans vs Chicken logic

When I can out the door for the afternoon feed, the weak chickens that linger in different circles are always first to detect me, and the waddle towards me. Over the past couple of days I’ve tried…

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Mojo and Me

Mojo and Me

I learned the name of the rooster’s mojo but I prefer calling it the rooster anyway because calling it by its name implies some form of relationship. I suppose in a way we do have an adversarial…

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False Positive. It’s an Apple Fritter

False Positive. It’s an Apple Fritter

Glazed donuts often have a timeline of freshness that begins right away. Tonight I was offered three McDonald mini donuts. One was a springle. These are yeast donuts and ideally should be consumed…

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Skip skip the dishes

Skip skip the dishes

I don’t like to complain. Having said that, I don’t like having a reason to complain because I don’t like to complain and having a good reason puts me in a spot. Today I ordered the only hamburger…

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