Bugs In My Food

Know what cochineal is? Apparently too many people do now, so food labels might list it as “carmine” or “natural colorants.” They’re not lying about it being “natural”–it’s made from mashed bugs that live on prickly pear cactus. Once used to make really red dye for textiles, in modern times it’s been found in yogurt, … More Bugs In My Food

Motel Douche-o

I just spent two nights in the grossest motel I’ve ever seen. It even outdid the hovel where my very cheap bridegroom and I spent our honeymoon, in Brazil, Indiana. Once in a while my daughter and I take a Dean & Sammy road trip in search of paranormal phenomena, and on the last one … More Motel Douche-o