Well, today is "Black Friday" in the US, the day everyone rushes to get deals that really aren't always deals, and are up at midnight to wait in line, and so forth and so on, and yes, I'm staying away from all shopping!
Wow, almost end of November! Not long till Christmas for those who observe, and then New Year, and then... Eek! Where'd my 2019 go?!
Today in 1892, the patent was issued for the rotary dial. If you don't know what one of those in regarding phones... Then I am hopelessly ancient, and I give up.
In 2004, Godzilla --- yes, the fictional giant lizard-thing of movie fame --- got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1989, the Communists ended their reign over parliament in Czechoslovakia --- and thus the power of the Soviets. If you ever think the fall fo teh Berlin Wall didn't have an effect on how people saw things, and saw possibilities? Think again, b/c dang, it was like watching miracles after being raised in the Cold War. Also, I met a ton more relatives after 1991, b/c they came to Canada:-) YAY!
I want to post a pic of Dahlia being adorable, but she was sitting in my early Christmas present --- a cool traveling backpack/carry-on --- and it's also balck. So all I really got was two gold eyes telling me to let her go back to sleep!
And on that note, I need to chill and eat and all that, b/c 1. decorating! and 2. my back hurts like the dickens. All that plumbing disaster stuff caught up to me, and everyone here knows that if you sprain anything with fibro, you basically have to be triply careful, and oh well, there it is.
Have a great Friday!
Good morning!Today I was reading up on this year's flu outbreak. It's not A-strain-dominated (y'know, our usual H-N friensd.) This year, looks like the uS is getting hit by B/VIctoria --- which isn't dangerous per se, but certainly isn't the usual "dominant" flu. So far, over 60 percent up to 70 percent of flu cases tested for strain? Yep. B/Victoria. (Named for Victoria, Australia.) And, be...