The Tic

It started sometime yesterday in my left upper lip. We’ll call it my sneer muscle. It’s firing of its own accord, an involuntary twitch that pulls on my lip and my nose. To look at me, I don’t think you’d see it when it happens.

What’s going on here? Is it stress? Caffeine? Nicotine (from vaping)? Testosterone levels? Pinched nerve? Google it. Oh God, whatever you do, don’t Google it.

bearded tick

Like I said: nobody’s going to notice it.

Five Demerits on My Butch Card


Remember how I’d been complaining about a noise my car was making in the morning? I opened the hood to see if I could find something amiss, and this is exactly what I saw. I changed the oil on Saturday and didn’t remove the funnel or replace the oil cap. Both were melted quite a bit. A quick trip to Auto Zone for a replacement cap and I’m good to go.