Good morning, everyone! How was your night? (Individual, collective, the usual.)
Mine was horrible.Hubby was out late for work function and the cats were not happy. I finally crashed at 1 AM, with a headache, which remains firmly in place now. UGH. I skipped pain group therapy yesterday b/c... pain... so at least the kinks in my back weren't aggravated by evil furniture.
Today is apparently NAtional Tell A Joke Day. I seriously had no idea we had this. Really?
So today's furball frenzy: Dahlia lay in wait for Dixie. All big eyeballs and butt wiggles. Dixie, btw, just sat down and wouldn't walk past her. I swear, Dixie was sniggering. Anyway, I had no joke, bu tthere's my cats. They're amusing.
Today in history... we buried my late sister. Sorry. That's not really relevant to anyone. Just had nightmares last night. Almost over the worst of the Bad Memories Anniversaries for a while, but... Yeah. Apparently I woke up at 4 AM and told Hubby, "Never kiss the dead." OK, that's weird even for me!
It's alleged that the trick to learning a new language is to have a close friend or spouse learn it with you. Yeah, right. Hubby already corrects my Spanish, and, for the record, I learned "Generic Mexico-City-New World" and he learned "Elegant Madrid of Spain", so duh, not gonna be the same anyway. (Good news: I can cuss in New World Spanish so... Hah! He had to look that word up! Mwahahaha!)
In 1923, Carnegie Steel instituted an eight-hour workday for employees. THis was the result of labor unions struggling for decades to get better, safer, saner working conditions. For thsoe who wonder how Americans wound up with the crappy conditions today... Read up on history. Office workers were given benefits and 40-hour weeks and all that to prevent *them* also unionizing. Then unions fell out of fashion (thanks, Mr. Hoffa) and were busted (FAA air traffic control firings about 40 years ago now) and... Andrew Carnegie, th eold bastard, would probably laugh his ass off in glee. Bah.
Sports Illustrated rolled off the preses in 1954, and has always alleged it sold 250,000 subscriptions before the first edition came off the press. Dunno abou thtat, but the swimsuit issue is a treasured item in many a man's household. (So are Victoria's Secret catalogs. You'd be surprised how many men sign up for those and are not interested in buying something, ahem.)
And in 1960, the free-fall record was set when some genius (ahem) decided to tempt every known property fo physics and went for it. US Air Force officer Joseph Kittinger free-fell some 84,000 feet before opening his chute. Had it failed, he would've ended up all over New Mexico. And I do mean all over. Terminal velocity was reportedly around 600 mmiles per hour. Kittinger, btw, was wearing a special pressurized suit and helmet. Part of the suit failed, causing his hand to swell to twice its usual size, but he was otherwise fine. Ignoring the part where he willingly jumped from over twice the maximum cruising altitude of a 21st-century jumbo jet...
And now, to heating pad the kinky back and do laundry (I vote we wear clothes we can dispose of every day and compost, and re-grow off trees, I'm so over doing laundry!)...
And if you ever need to know how to spell "ichtyology", just remember the first five letters are the same as "itchy", and reverse the cht. You're welcome.
AYKM = are you kidding meI think that's something I made up but who knows?So... I was sick from pain, from (sorry, gentlemen) cramping. Went to ER instead of HammerThumb physio doc.Turns out peri-menopause gave me some yada-blah hormone-thing level ( I think prostaglandin? I was pretty out of it) as high as A WOMAN IN CHILDBIRTH.Well, that explained the pain being so bad for "just a...
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