Good morning, from the land of "I slept 5 hours, but God forbid Hubby not wake me to ask me if we should check the cats, then he goes back to sleep and I am awake to deal with cats...." BTW, no neighborhood cats out in this lovely 10*F (-4*C) with nasty wind child weather. He was worried about ours. Who sleep on a sleeping bag and are probably sleeping more than I get to, an din more comfort. *tail lash hmph*
OT = off topic or overtime
In this case, overtime. Both NFL (American football) conference champ games went to overtime. Patriots versus Rams for the Superbowl. Naturally, I didn't pick either. Congratulate me. If you could end up picking in the negatives, I would have this past season.
Now, I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS... but turns out you can buy fake human urine. Yep. It's a thing, it's real, and it's gettingpeople past screenings for opiods and so forth. This is bad enough since some of these peopl emay be driving vehicles for a living (!!!) and/or be addicted (eek) but... It means con artists can get scripts for oxy and sell it, while we legit pain sufferers suffer more b/c of their shenanigans. ARGH.
Good news: They can find ways to tell real urine from the fake stuff. How? Coffee and chocolate. No joke. Substances found in those, and tea, show up in urine... So now they test for those, a byproduct of nicotine (smokers) and even the urobilin that gives urine its yellow color. (It's hemoglobin that's broken down, btw. If anyone cares.) Why do we have to do this? Well, t's damn expensive and legally tricky to demand we watch someone pee in a cup every single time, when hundreds of people go through hospitals clinics or similar every day to give urine samples for jobs or parole officers or what-have-you... Thus... We have to detect if people provide fake pee.
Source: Scientific American, February 2019, and let me say for the record, I had no idea fake pee was a thing. I mean, using someone else's, sure, b/c there's like 10,000 anecodte sof men who turned up pregnant (another trick to find out if the urine is legit) And, btw, the fake pee-makers are probably already adding caffeine and stuff to the product to dodge the test that checks for the dodges... Ow.
Now, imagine all that ingenuity turned toward something better than inventing fake human urine... If only!
Today in the US is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. I know some states refer to it with other names as well, but the federal/national holiday is MLKJr Day and that is the one I observe. Google can provide far more on MLK Jr than I ever could. MLK Jr was a noted civil rights activist, assassinated in 1968, and often most remembered for his "I have a dream" speech. Full original here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I47Y6VHc3Ms
And on that note, stay warm and safe and well. Bless!
Hey. Still weak and shaky after the GI issue yesterday. Aided by fibro sleep. Yech!So back to sleep soon, considering my husband tells me I thrashed around all night. Explains the fatigue. I wrestled bears in my sleep and lost?Hugs to all, stay safe and whole and as healthy as you can:-)