Good morning! Four hours of sleep, interrupted by a cat fire siren letting me know we had a possum in the yard. ... *zzz* MIAOAOAOAOAOW!...*hurry hurry* ... POSSUM? That's all?! Argh!
Weather will be growing colder here, so I have to find new ways to keep everyone sane, myself included. I am sooooo out of shape. That darn rib thing --- I'm just now getting able to do range of motion and gentlest strengthening exercises. TV makes it look like bruised ribs are easily gotten over. No, they really aren't, especially when right by a shoulder blade. Moving my arm(s) is still bad but no longer "fall down agony", hurray!
So what is today?
Well, in 1788, it's the day Connecticut joined the US... and in 1861, the day Mississippi left it (US CIvil War).
And in 1902, New York tried to introduce a law to ban public flirting. The specific target? Drunken men trying to get women to look at them. It wa sconsidered a veiled attempt at targeting prostitutes, though how the women were to blame for drunken men remains... Well, really, pretty much how peopel still think. Da*n...
If you think that's weird, New York state has a law that forbids throwing a ball into someone else's face for fun. This is generally covered in other states under "assault & battery", since there's only fun on one end of such an action, and it's not the someone with the face.
Lest we think only New York has a few zany ways of seeing life, California forbids prison workers from having sex wiht inmates, by state law, rather than just common decency and standards of conduct. Well, ew.
And in IOwa, a one-armed pianist has to play for free. Given the limited repertoire, not really sure how this even originated, and not asking!
Skipping to another gem from another US region, in Alabama it's illegal to wrestle bears. One would think that's pretty much a foregone conclusion: Don't wrestle bears. Duh.
In the US Northwest, Oregon wins for this diamond of legalized "Huh?"... It's illegal to grow, sell or buy marijuana, but you can smoke it legally on your own personal property. One wonders how you get it there.
Off the continental US, we have Hawaii (Hi, Blue!) with "You cannot have more than one alcoholic beverage in front ofyou at a time" (unless you're the bartender, of course)...
Alaska rings in with Juneau's city ordinance, which outweighed state-level madness with the following injunction: Thou shalt not take thy pet flamingo into the barbershop. (Let that sink in. Flamingo. Alaska. Pet. Barbershop.)
Feeling saner yet? Me either.
Hang in tehre. We'll make it! Whatever "it" is!
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