Good morning. I'm back to the Crud Virus. This one's more throat-cough oriented, dang it. So... ARGH.
A big storm predicted over the Southeast, AKA the southeastern US, with big snow and trouble predicted right now for WESTERN AND CENTRAL NORTH CAROLINA. (That means you, our friends, be careful, okay? Bear, you're in the bull's-eye IIRC...) Southern Virginia and southwestern Virginia, ditto. My part, pfft. Mind you, two inches of snow where I live is still Armageddon-ish, but... Just keep an eye on the weather if you're between Texas and Washington DC, okay?
Of course, today in history, Japan attacked the US military base(s) at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, offically drawing th eUS into World War 2.
So how did it get its name? The place, I mean?
According to my source... Originally named Pu'uola (long hill) by the native Hawaiians, or Wai Momi (pearl water), the harbor was the largest natural one in the Hawaiian Islands, and the latter name stuck when Europeans showed up. At one point, the harbor was a huge source of oysters, which provided food and shells to the islanders, as well as pearls. It hasn't done so in quite some time, but now you know.
The actual harbor itself was fairly shallow compared to others in the world, in part because Hawaii is a series of islands formed by undersea volcanoes. So the part above water is just the tippy-tops.
I say "fairly shallow" in part b/c oen of the comparable harbors for ht eUS Navy is at Norfolk, VIrginia, and that is actually a "canyon" cut out of the continental shelf (called, duh, the Norfolk Canyon). These canyons are called "shelf-indenting canyons" and are common along the North American plate's easteern side. (I can't attest to the rest, b/c I didn't read that book, LOL, that's a joke. Mostly.) Anyway, the Norfolk Cnayon is something like literally the Grand Canyon, only underwater, then plummets to deep ocean. Turns out you can find some interesting stuff down there... In a good way.
That said, Pearl Hrabor is about sixty feet deep, which is deeper than Norfolk officially.
BTW, the conteintnal "shelf-indenting" canyons extend on the US East Coast from Norfolk (Virginia) northward. A notable one on the West Coast is Monterey Bay (canyon), California, another "Grand Canyon" that is under the water. Turns otu corals can live in deep waters, as research intoo these canyons is finding. Not just warm shallow water!
OK, this virus is kicking my ass left and righ tand center, so I'm steaming with herbs again and so forth. Part of the problem is, I suspect, I didnt' rest enough to start. (Gee, wonder why?) Hubby is, btw, all over this viral crud now. *sigh*
And now to deal with my mom's prescriptions and such. New ones. Oh joy. Oh rapture. She's got a new skin disease. Yay. I have to find out how to *spell* it first!
Much Friday hugs and may the flu stay far away from you!
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....
my fibromyalgia is playing up and I’m in so much f’ing pain. I’m so tired I just want to sleep but the pain won’t let me. I’m in tears as I have t slept in more than 24hrs.this is just so unfair. Fuk this illness I don’t want it anymore. Why can’t I just be normal