Good morning from Fibro Fog-ville! Or possibly active EBV. I haven't felt this way in literally 20 years, sicn eI first caught Epstein-Barr Virus (mononucleosis virus for those who didn't get that fun memo, you lucky!). The cats are even thinking I sleep too much...
Then again, I lost about 10 pounds this last year without wanting to or trying. Stress = no appetite for me most of the time. Ditto on pain. So... Yeah.
Me foggy. Like, Stephen King horror movie foggy. Bleh.
Weird fact: There are *types* of fog.
Yes, I'ma bout to bore you back to sleep. Curing insomnia wherever I type!
First: Radiation Fog. No, not that radiation! This is the fog that forms when the ground cools at night but the air above it is still warm. The temperature difference creates condensation of water/ice particles in humid conditions, and whammo! Fog!
Second up: Advection Fog. Sam ething, only in reverse. The air warms over cold surfaces (water, ice, ground) and... condensation, fog! This is often seen where cold water surges up from deep water and hits warm air, such as the US West Coast in California (think San Francisco).
Next: Evaporation (or lake effect) fog, when you get seriously cold air over a body of water like one of the US Great Lakes or even smaller bodies of water. Since I grew up with fog and bog and snow up in the Big Freezy, this was what I often saw. And, yes, it's miserable. But unlike advection fog, it's fluffy when seen from above.
And there are others, but my favorite is called "pogonip", which is just a badly Anglicized version of a Native word for what is better known as "freezing fog". Temperature inversions in the atmosphere in winter, or just really cold air and a mountain valley, can get you a dense cloud of fog that is literally icing up around you. Cloud formation on the ground, basically... Like all fog, but this stuff can kill. You can't see, you can't escape the cold, and it's fairly common in some regions.
Of course, fog on mountains is usually an actual *cloud* that got "caught" on the topography... And that can freeze as ice on trees, etc. Happens here and is very nasty to experience. IMHO, of course.
The foggiest place in the world? Is off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada, on the Grand Banks. The banks are fairly shallow water where the very cold Labrador current pushes south and meets the very warm (relatively speaking!) Gulf Stream current pushing north. Result: Lots and lots of fog. Lots. Like, just assume fog will happen.
The coast of Chile sees almost as much fog, ironically along the Atacama coast. Yep, the Atacama desert is right there on land, but the sea fog blows inland and that's where the Atacama desert (the driest non-polar place on earth) gets its "rain" --- the misty foof that comes inland. The Atacama, btw, is a salty desert. If you love your electronics, love that region. Lithium salts are mined there for the batteries in our gadgets.
Believe it or not, San Francisco (California, USA) is the *7th* foggiest plaec on earth, despite the opinion of many. And at 10th is Hamilton, New Zealand. Yep, there's a trend here --- big ocean water and coasts = lots of fog. So do mountains, if you have moisture, but... oceans are your best bet for big bad frequent fog.
And of course there's fibro fog...
May you have a lovely soft Friday! :-)
And on my fifth try, I managed to not delete my own post. Argh. It's Monday. Fine. Whatevs.We have video of our cat Dixie trying to kill birds on the TV screen, but I can't get it to upload (hence the deletions) so just imagine a cat trying to bite a flatscreen TV and being quite miffed she couldn't get the bird!Today we see the genetics counselor about getting Hubby checked fo rgenes that could...
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