Hey, all. Soem sleep, but PT followed immediately by PTSD group therapy? Forget it. My spine hates me. Every vertebra. So... I slept, bu tit was that weird "no comfort toss-turn" stuff that makes you feel a bit like you were jogging all night!
BUT last evening was delightful. Just me and the cats. We played THing on a String, Hunt The Treat, Food Puzzle (more later) and "Rolled up Mat Tunnel", wherein I roll up an area "mat" of bamboo so it has a "tunnel" in it and Dahlia and Dixie each wait at an end of the tunnel for the little battery-powered bug toy to wiggle their way.
Hexbugs. Best investment ever.
Now, Food Puzzle --- I had a cardboard egg carton, and I taped its lid shut, then cut off 6 of the 12 bottom "bumps". Alternating sides. Dump in some food/treats.
Even Dahlia had a heck of a time getting them out. FINALLY.
And she was pushing it around trying to flip it, but it wouldn't flip. HA! So no mass food reveal!
It's the first food puzzle that has taken ANY cat of mine more than 2 minutes to dismantle, solve, or otherwise destroy. (One cat knocked it down teh stairs, then smacked it into the baseboard until the treat ball cracked, and that was that.)
In 1648, Peter Stuyvesant established a volunteer fire brigade in then-New_Amsterdam (now New York). Some early volunteer fire brigades were, in fact, extortion rackets --- pay up and we won't burn your house and charge you money to put out the fire. Stuyvesant wasn't into that (one hopes).
Rather more recently, in 1990 Germany had its first meeting of parliament since the natoin re-unified post-Cold War/USSR collapse era. Some differences between West and East Germany do continue to this day, with eastern Germany less economically viable and more prone to neo-Nazism, and western Germany heavily populated and prone to disdain the attitudes of older eastern Germans. So, yeah, things change and don't change about the same, basically.
In 1915, going back to happier (?) times, Dinosaur National Monument was established in the US states of Utah and Colorado. The sedimentary rocks there remain a treasure trove of fossils. Despite the easily weathered rocks --- and they are, being sedimentary --- the area also has petroglyphs and pictographs from what is named "Fremont Culture" despite it having nothing to do with anyone ever named Fremont ever originally.
So what's a petroglyph vs a pictograph? Believe it or not, I knew thsi one without googling. Yes, I'm that dorky. A picto*graph* is a symbol considered to be part of a writing symbol (think Chinese, for example, where a symbol for wealth started as a stylized sketch of a house with two pigs in it, I'm told)... And is painted on rock
Petro*glyphs* are pictures, patterns, or symbols chipped into rock (sometimes with pigment rubbed in or not).
Yes, the ones in Dino National Monument are on my bucket list. Waht can I say? Nerd!
And in 1987, NFL team owners infamously (or not, as you prefer) used "scabs" during a players' strike. Scabs are non-union personnel used to fill jobs during a strike by union members, for those who aren't aware, and it was considered quite the kerfuffle. One of the more interesting takes on scabs was when the comic strip Bloom County had its characters "walk out" and then replaced by "scabs"... For those of us anitque enough to remember the 1980s and Berke Breathed before he was "Outland", and Opus was cool, and people wore Bill the Cat For President t-shirts without losing their dignity. Rather like plaid shorts that way, really.
OK, off to face the day. My heavy vacuum has to come out for the Monthly Heavy Sweep under and of furniture, etc., so... That'll hurt. And maybe I can get back to language lessons today. So noisy this week, it was impossible unless I waited until midnight. Not a great time to concentrate, LOL!
Fun Friday to all:-)
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