Well, I lost my own check-in by a mistaken click.
I had pics of Centralia, PA and Maui, Hawaii, and a weird folder invented in 1923 b/c index tabs used to pull folder sout meant the contents fell out of the file folders, and more fun weirdness, and then... baggy bathrobe sleeve hit mouse pad on laptop, here I am.
OK, I'm fine now. No, I'm not.
TOday in history, Pearl Harbor, a US military base in what is now the state of Hawaii, was bombed by the Japanese, in 1941. The day continues to live in infamy. History-dot-com gives a good overview, and some good pics, for those who want to read more about the factual events and forget that movie with Ben Affleck in it ever existed: http://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/pearl-harbor
Inspired by Blue, who was inspired by my coal mine talk yesterday: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/this-abandoned-pennsylvania-town-has-been-on-fire-for-53-years_us_55df6490e4b08dc09486d4a0 I have visited Centralia, PA, which started as a trash fire (we think) and spread tothe underground coal. It's one freaking weird place to visit. I saw it in teh 1980s, and we saw dead birds that had been caught in a "belch" of "bad air" escaping the underground fire. How doe sit burn with so little oxygen? A slow smolder... And coal can smolder a long da*n time.
Back to Maui: SOme pics of Pu'u Kukui, where 1982 saw 58 feet (or 17-plus meters) of rainfall for the year. I joke not. Holy freaking crap. Annual rainfall up top is about 10 times that of the lowlands of Maui, but that's still a lotta rain.... I vote we all visit just to go "Wow!" http://www.puukukui.org/
And in 1939, baseballer Lou Gehrig was elected to the baseball Hall of Fame... the first for whom the "gotta be retired for at least one year first" rule was waived.
OK, before thisgoes awry again... May you have woe=-free Wednesday... I'm outta here... Stupid bloody bathrobe sleeves, ugh!
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Well, here are a few cute image memes to help your Tuesday. I have to go in to have blood drawn, which will lead to the doctor yelling at me next week (or so I fear) b/c my iron is a little low. Yes, well, I have nasty GERD since 1978. Iron supplements are notorious for ripping up GI systems. Mine's already torn up, thanks. And, yes, I eat well, but I'm ... ahem... that "special age" for women....