It's Just the Coffee Talking....

Good Morning...

Fresh coffee in hand (cup number 3). 

I'm in a mood to do some major garage cleaning-out tasks but... we are also letting a family member store their household things in our garage and lower level bedrooms while their home is on the market and they look for a new house.  I know in my head it's smarter to wait until all their things are out of the way as there little room to move or maneuver in the garage right now.  But my brain doesn't like clutter and I feel a bit claustrophobic in the garage when I'm in there.


How can anyone hear the New Zealand PM speaking and not have the hair on their arms raise up?  Announcing they are to be the 'single source of truth' - no red flags there, right? 
This meme actually put into words what I've been thinking for the past year or so when I see pro-abortion interviews, photos, memes... 

If they actually look up the facts, information, photos and interviews;  SEE what an abortion actually is, how it is done, and the fact that their babies can feel the pain of having their arms and legs ripped off, feel the burn of saline to their skin, and can HEAR their mothers voice... if they would still be screaming it's their choice to do so.   Because I really wonder if most of them realize it's truly a violent, awful way to kill someone.


You know you're getting old when it feels like the morning after... but there was no night before.
I think about winning the lottery waaaay too much for someone who doesn't actually buy lottery tickets.

#BidensRecession is real. 
Inflation climbed 4.8% in JUNE. 

But for the weird and large trade surplus we had, the GDP would have been closer to -2% or worse...
The fact that this woman is still holding her position in that city (Chicago) is beyond understanding.  




It's World Ivermectin Day... approved for human use in 1987, since then over 4 billion doses have been distributed globally





An initiative created by the World Council for Health, #WorldIvermectinDay is taking place on July 23rd around the world. 

The first World Ivermectin Day was launched in 2021 and raised massive awareness about the life-saving benefits of the medicine ivermectin, including for COVID-19 symptoms and prevention.

Did you know?

  • Ivermectin was derived from a microorganism found in soil in Japan.
  • Since it was approved for human use, over 4 billion doses have been administered.
  • Satoshi Omura and William Campbell received a Nobel Prize in 2015 for their discovery and development of ivermectin.
  • Nearly 90 studies, involving over 130,000 patients in 27 countries, have shown statistically significant improvements using ivermectin for prevention and treatment of COVID-19.


Educate yourself and others about the history of IVM and about ivermectin's role in tackling COVID-19.

Watch World Council for Health's video content, including a 24-hour video reel featuring voices from around the world.






It's Just the Coffee Talking: if you haven't bookmarked them, their protocols or downloaded the forms, here you go: The FLCCC: MATH+, I-CARE, I-PREVENT, and I-RECOVER 

Please do not consider these protocols as personal medical advice, but as a recommendation for use by professional providers. Consult with your doctor, share the information on this website and discuss with her/him. Please review the Disclaimers.



The most recent update protocol: FLCCC prevention...

Recent data suggest that therapies like ivermectin, melatonin, naso-oropharyngeal hygiene, quercetin, and Vitamin C may play an important role in helping prevent COVID-19.

The I-PREVENT protocol consists of inexpensive, safe, and widely available medications. Use these therapeutics in conjunction with an overall strategy that includes common sense public health actions like washing your hands, avoiding crowded gatherings, getting adequate ventilation, and other measures.

I-PREVENT can be used for both chronic (ongoing) prevention as well as to avoid getting sick after you may have been exposed to the virus. Chronic prevention is especially recommended for healthcare workers, and for high-risk individuals such as those over 60 years old with comorbidities, people who are morbidly obese, and residents of long-term care facilities. Follow the post-exposure prevention instructions if a household member is COVID-positive or if you have had prolonged exposure to the virus or a COVID-positive patient but you have not developed symptoms.

At the onset of any flu-like symptoms, please refer to the I-CARE Early COVID Treatment Protocol.

For additional information on COVID prevention, the rationale behind these medications, and other optional treatments, see A Guide to the Prevention of COVID-19.


The most recent early treatment protocol:   FLCCC

When caught early (at the first sign of flu-like symptoms) and treated with a combination of therapies, COVID-19 is a treatable disease. Early treatment is the most important factor for success.It is critical to recognize that infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID, progresses through several stages. Treatment options are, therefore, highly stage-specific.

The medications most clinically useful include ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, zinc, quercetin, melatonin, fluvoxamine, curcumin (turmeric) and Nigella sativa. The multiple therapies and drugs in this protocol have different mechanisms of action and work synergistically during various phases of the disease.

For additional information on early treatment, the rationale behind these medications, and other optional treatments, see A Guide to Early Treatment of COVID-19.

To learn how to boost your immune system and protect against becoming infected, see our I-PREVENT: COVID Protection Protocol.






It's Just the Coffee Talking: itching itching itching - apparently chiggers found me

Good Morning Coffee Friends...

Sipping coffee with a little time to spare this morning as itching woke me up (more on that in a minute).  Since I was up an hour early and couldn't go back to sleep, I have more time to relax and sip slowly and read a bit.

There is a travel blog I sometimes read by someone who is from Southern California.  He's absolutely freaked out the second he hears or reads that there may be a storm of any sort where he is staying.  His latest blog post was him being totally concerned and confused that there was a tornado warning, and although he had visions of trying to hurry and drive to outrun it, (in his camper), he was confused because as he watched the neighborhood to see what they were doing... they were all standing outside watching the sky.

He didn't know what to think about that.

When no one but him seemed to be concerned or overly excited and the storm was petering out, he went ahead and went to bed as well.


As for my itching...

The day before yesterday I was outside (in the 100+ degree heat) off and on quite a bit.  And I did walk into the woods for a BRIEF moment.  I was walking with a toddler, we ventured in on our little 'walk' about 15 feet, then walked back out.  I sat in a deck chair watching the little one swim in a baby pool for a while.  That's about the extent of it.

So how did I end up with bites?

Yesterday in the early early morning hours I found myself itching around my belly button.  Then up a little further about 3 inches was another itchy spot.  And then, about 3 inches down from my belly button as well.   

By the time I woke yesterday morning I was itching like mad.  I was in the bathroom trying to put some numbing cream on my belly button and the second, higher bites, and wondering how I even got bites there as I had a shirt on the day before that was an athletic fit t-shirt.  Kind of fitted, as it's a women's with a women's fit, and wasn't loose and flowy or anything.

Then I pulled the edge of my undies down and sure enough, it looked like I did have bites there as well.  At least 4 that I could tell.  And once you see them, they itch even more.

So... yeah. That was even more frustrating because I had had athletic shorts on as well; the kind with the built-in undies (on top of my undies I also had on).  The built in liners in running shorts are a bit tight - so whatever bit me had had to have worked hard to get past the tight liners.


Yesterday they all itched off and on.

Last night in bed as time wore on and the bed (and myself) got heated up with body heat, the itching got more intense.  Early this morning the itching woke me and once you start to itch, it just gets worse.

I was pretty much itching my entire front side from chest to thighs. I'm going to skip the longer version story in which I grab the first lotion within reach, which was a menthol-based healing ointment for dry skin (that I often use on my feet before bed) and tried that.  And then realized the greasy ointment spreads a bit, especially after use the rest room.  Not the ointment itself really... but the cooling menthol part of it.

And then, this morning, realized I actually have 2 more bites even... lower.  And one just outside the bikini/athletic shorts liner line where I guess one of the little buggers was a bit more lazy than its mates, and decided to just bite me there instead of working hard to burrow under the tight underwear elastics.

So... I here I am with minty, cooling nether-regions, where apparently chiggers found me during my very short foray into the woods, or while walking through the grass in my yard. 

The two year didn't seem to have any issues other then the normal 'bug bites' we all sport this time of year.  I'll have to check the toddler today to see if he has any other bites.. although he strips down regularly to play in the baby pool on the deck so hopefully they only found me since I'm not prone to de-clothing like a 2 year old on my deck and splashing around in the little baby pool.  If you shower, swim or bathe right away they usually are gone and you don't get bit.




(I do have insect bite sprays and ointments, which I am using... it's just that the first ointment I grabbed was the only ointment in the nightstand - which was the healing menthol based for my dry feet, so that got smeared on as well. That is um... cooling, I'll say that.)

It's Just the Coffee Talking: If your life has become you verses the universe; What a bloody bad competition to get into

I know people who identify with a certain 'something or other ' in their lives and they put up some pretty strong brick walls to avoid hearing, listening, talking to, befriending, acknowledging anything that goes against their perception of whatever that truth is to them.

Me?  I know what I believe in, what I stand for... but I also gather information, friendships, news, beliefs, lifestyles, stories... from many different places.  Maybe that is why I have so many friends that are complete opposites of me in lifestyles, politics, etc.  I love all of them though.

Although I believe in God, believe in the Bible, believe that the Catholic faith is the one true faith that goes back to Jesus himself; I like to learn from all sources because everyone has something to share, something to give, something to teach.

I stumbled across someone's post that featured this yogi (guru?) and I found myself watching a tiny little social media clip over and over as I pondered it in my heart.

It's a good message no matter what faith you are.


Being in survival mode all the time... you've drawn boundaries for yourself.

Unknowingly your life has become you verses the universe.

What a bloody bad competition to get into.

A fearfulness without reason.


Obliterate the boundaries.




Countries with lower inflation than the US... and one of the top law experts in the nation with 65 years experience admits the January 6th "committee" absolutely is only presenting a narrative and not due process






newsmax: Constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax that the Jan. 6 committee ''does not want the public to hear the other side'' of the narrative it is presenting in prime time.⁣

''That's why it didn't permit any cross-examination, any confrontation, any due process, anything resembling fairness,'' Dershowitz said on ''The Record With Greta Van Susteren.''⁣

''I just don't remember any committee ever like this, and I've been watching committees now for 65 years. I've never seen anything like, it and I'm on their side generally.''⁣

Countries with lower inflation than the US.... 
Iceland, Portugal, Netherlands, Denmark, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ireland, Austria, Canada, Germany, Sweden... the list goes on and on!!!!

It's Just the Coffee Talking: when you are waiting for a medical test but dreading it too so it doesn't bother you *too* much when they haven't scheduled it yet


Coffee break time... although I think I've had 4 cups already and honestly I'm ready to move on.  I've got coffee and vitamins in my stomach but nothing more, so it's starting to feel a bit acidic.

Lots on my mind right now - but almost none of it has made it to the coffee talking blog so that puts me in a bind for 'chatting over coffee' when my chat would be focused on what is on my mind. 

Waiting for a huge university hospital to call with an appointment - which they said they would do Friday and it's now Tuesday and I haven't heard from them.  It's not the regular doctor doing it - it's her NP - who has shown herself to be an inept ninny thus far - BUT I'm not pushing it because honestly, I'm dreading this appointment - and if we don't have the scan yet - then nothing exists yet.  Things only exist once you know about them.  LOL. 

We have a family event coming up this weekend into next week and if I can avoid having to think about or deal with it until after then... it wouldn't be a bad thing.  ;)  However, I have the feeling they'll call this afternoon.  We already have another appointment on Thursday - which they can see on the dashboard schedule - so unless they scramble to get Mr. Coffee in tomorrow or Friday, I don't see how it can happen this week after all.  Maybe we'll get to enjoy our time with family without the added stress of test results.


Loving this welcome mat:  This house is scented with Gun Powder and Freedom

It's Just the Coffee Talking: Random news links........


Scientists Leaving CDC, FDA, NIH Due to "Bad Science," Political Pressure

Wind Turbine Collapses: ‘Leaking Oil Everywhere!’

Guatemalan Illegal-alien Rape Suspect Was Reported as a “Minor”

91% of COVID Deaths since the beginning of 2022 Are Triple Vaxxed




A 14-year-old girl has been charged with third-degree murder and conspiracy in connection to the beating death of 73-year-old James Lambert in North Philadelphia. Police identified the girl who turned herself in to police on Wednesday morning as Gamara Mosley.

She was among several juveniles caught on camera during the attack that involved a traffic cone being used to beat Lambert. He died the day after the attack.

As of Wednesday, four of the seven juveniles seen on surveillance video during the attack have turned themselves in.

On Monday, 14-year-old Richard Jones turned himself in to the police. He was charged with third-degree murder as an adult for his involvement in the horrific attack.

His 10-year-old brother also turned himself in and was later released.

Philadelphians are weighing in as three persons of interest came forward to police days after authorities released surveillance video of a group of juveniles wanted in the assault that ultimately took Lamber’s life.




Toys “R” Us is making a comeback in time for the holiday season.

The toy mega-store, thanks to Macy’s partnership with WHP Global, will make a return to every Macy’s store in the country this holiday season, according to a news release.

Macy’s Toys ”R” Us flagship locations include:

  • Lenox Square, Atlanta
  • State Street, Chicago
  • Ala Moana, Honolulu
  • Memorial City, Houston
  • South Coast Plaza, LA
  • Aventura, Miami
  • Dadeland, Miami
  • Herald Square, NYC
  • Roosevelt Field, NYC
  • Union Square, San Francisco
  • Valley Fair, San Jose


It's Just the Coffee Talking: My not-really-a-garden, tomato horn worms with white eggs on its back, and other random coffee talk

Good Morning... barely - but it is still morning. 

Normally Monday is my errand and shopping day because I have it off.  Not today.  So instead, I've been busy since 5:30 am and I haven't stopped moving yet until now.  I've even moved on to my chai tea instead of coffee.

This morning I did find time (since I was up at 5:30) to enjoy early coffee, in my pajamas, on the deck looking at my tomato and cucumber plants in the new deep planters I purchased this year and have on the deck.
(The deck is the only flat area we have on our entire land, as we live on a steep, rocky mountain side.)  Between not having a place for a proper garden, and the natural fungus so concentrated in this area that kills off all my plants before I can harvest anything, I'm sad about not having a 'real' garden but I am enjoying my tiny attempt none-the-less.

I've tried numerous ways and times to have a garden there and this year, at least I'm getting a tiny return on my efforts.  Some cucumbers, a few tomatoes, jalapenos and green peppers.  The onions, green onions and radishes laughed at my efforts.  The rhubarb I planted on a crazy-whim is struggling but holding their own.  You can't/shouldn't pick those the first year or two anyway to let them get a good base so I just let them do their thing and hope for the best.

My little 'garden' is my calm, serene, prayerful, thinking, talking to God place.

And I'm doing a lot of that right now so it's nice to have a place to do it.

I'm losing a lot of tomato leaves and branches to the horn worms (tomato horn worms) and I pick them off and smoosh them as I find them with my 2-3 times a day inspections, but I have a few in there now doing damage that I just haven't been able to find!  I know they are there, I can see their poop droppings but I can't find them.  I'm about to brew a new cup of hot chai tea and go look again during my 'coffee' break in a moment.


Maybe of interest in some of my readers?

We have a lot of pesky red wasps around here and this is what they do to the tomato horn worms....

Tomato Worm (horn worm) with wasp larva eggs all over its back.

A tomato worm can destroy a tomato plant literally overnight, so you find them, pick them off and smoosh them.  When you find the ones covered in wasp larva, you could leave them because ultimately the larva is going to hatch and kill the worm anyway and produce more wasps to help
kill more of the destructive worms.
HOWEVER... I pull them off and smoosh them anyway because by the time I wait for them
to do the job for me, I will have lost a bunch of branches and leaves from my plants
to this voracious devour-er.


Another man calling himself a woman, impregnates inmates and has to be removed from the women's prison.  When will this insanity end?  Or... maybe it won't.  Maybe the crazy is here to stay and it will only continue to get worse.

9.1% inflation... pretty much the highest I've known in my lifetime.
Thanks Biden/Harris, you're da best.

Here me out.....
A keg, but for iced coffee amiright?

It's just the Coffee Talking: Currently listening to Tom MacDonald - "Names"

Loving this one.....   


Tom MacDonald - "Names"









It's Just the Coffee Talking: A good old fashioned, long, rambling coffee talking post about celebrity gray hair, a house for sale and the "dead man's fingers" fungus

Good Morning...

I've been reading random things this morning - but not the news.

I was reading about the natural fungus called Xylaria polymorpha that grows at the base of beechwood and other hardwood trees and decaying wood.

image is just a random g**gle search result

And now, my morning coffee friends... it's time for some fresh, hot coffee and getting started on my day.  Thanks for popping in and I remembered to turn on commenting today if you feel like joining in on the coffee talk!  (I usually forget to turn that button on).  

... it's just the coffee talking again.









Solar Panels.... “The industry is supposed to be green, but in reality, it’s all about the money”

Solar Panels.... 

 “The industry is supposed to be green, but in reality, it’s all about the money”


"....California has been a pioneer in pushing for rooftop solar power, building up the largest solar market in the U.S. More than 20 years and 1.3 million rooftops later, the bill is coming due.

Beginning in 2006, the state, focused on how to incentivize people to take up solar power, showered subsidies on homeowners who installed photovoltaic panels but had no comprehensive plan to dispose of them. Now, panels purchased under those programs are nearing the end of their typical 25-to-30-year life cycle.

Many are already winding up in landfills, where in some cases, they could potentially contaminate groundwater with toxic heavy metals such as lead, selenium and cadmium.

Sam Vanderhoof, a solar industry expert and chief executive of Recycle PV Solar, says that only 1 in 10 panels are actually recycled, according to estimates drawn from International Renewable Energy Agency data on decommissioned panels and from industry leaders.

The looming challenge over how to handle truckloads of waste, some of it contaminated, illustrates how cutting-edge environmental policy can create unforeseen problems down the road.

“The industry is supposed to be green,” Vanderhoof said. “But in reality, it’s all about the money.”



"....But as California barreled ahead on its renewable-energy program, focusing on rebates and — more recently — a proposed solar tax, questions about how to handle the waste that would accrue years later were never fully addressed. Now, both regulators and panel manufacturers are realizing that they don’t have the capacity to handle what comes next.

“This trash is probably going to arrive sooner than we expected and it is going to be a huge amount of waste,” said Serasu Duran, an assistant professor at the University of Calgary's Haskayne School of Business in Canada. “But while all the focus has been on building this renewable capacity, not much consideration has been put on the end of life of these technologies.”

Duran co-wrote a recent article in the Harvard Business Review that noted the industry’s “capacity is woefully unprepared for the deluge of waste that is likely to come.”

It’s not just a problem in California but also nationwide. A new solar project was installed every 60 seconds in 2021, according to a fact sheet published by the Solar Energy Industries Assn., and the solar industry is expected to quadruple in size between 2020 and 2030."


"....Recycling solar panels isn’t a simple process. Highly specialized equipment and workers are needed to separate the aluminum frame and junction box from the panel without shattering it into glass shards. Specialized furnaces are used to heat panels to recover silicon. In most states, panels are classified as hazardous materials, which require expensive restrictions on packaging, transport and storage. (The vast majority of residential solar arrays in the U.S. are crystalline silicon panels, which can contain lead, although it's less prevalent in newer panels. Thin-film solar panels, which contain cadmium and selenium, are primarily used in utility-grade applications.)

Orben said the economics of the process don’t make a compelling case for recycling.

Only about $2 to $4 worth of materials are recovered from each panel. The majority of processing costs are tied to labor, and Orben said even recycling panels at scale would not be more economical.

Most research on photovoltaic panels is focused on recovering solar-grade silicon to make recycling economically viable.

That skews the economic incentives against recycling. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory estimated that it costs roughly $20 to $30 to recycle a panel versus $1 to $2 to send it to a landfill.

Most experts assume that is where the majority of panels are ending up right now. But it’s anyone’s guess. Natalie Click, a doctoral candidate in materials science at the University of Arizona, said there is no uniform system “for tracking where all of these decommissioned panels are going.”

The California Department of Toxic Substances collected its first data on panels recycled by universal waste handlers in 2021. For handlers that accepted more than 200 pounds or generated more than 10,000 pounds of panels, the DTSC counted 335 panels accepted for recycling, said Sanford Nax, a spokesman for the agency.

The department expects the number of installed solar panels in the next decade to exceed hundreds of millions in California alone, and that recycling will become even more crucial as cheaper panels with shorter life spans become more popular.

A lack of consumer awareness about the toxicity of materials in some panels and how to dispose of them is part of the problem, experts said."



It's Just the Coffee Talking: WHO mows their lawn at 5:45 am? My neighbor, that's who.

Good Morning....

This morning Mr. Coffee got up at 5:30 to get ready for work. As I lay in bed, hoping to drift back to sleep, I started to realize I was hearing a motor working way too hard.  I have an air filter running in our bedroom (Ok, I actually currently have two going - as one was gifted me after I had already bought one myself but anyway... ) the point is I have 2 small air filters running in the bedroom.

And I roused myself from my hopeful-drifting to think "Wow, is something wrong with my air filter motors?  They sound like a lawn mower."

I got up and turned them off.  I still heard it.

I muttered to myself "Surely no one is mowing their laws this early in the morning so... oh no, is that one of our A/C units?  Crap.  Is one of them working so hard it's sounding like that?  It's going to break down!?  We can't afford that right now... oh crap crap crap."

I went into the bathroom to open the window that is above the A/C units outside on ground level.  I could hear the noise loud and clear and again thought to myself, "Dang, that sounds just like a lawn mower but no one would be mowing their lawns even before 6:am on a Saturday!"

I glanced down at the A/C units.  The small one for the basement level was running.  And, it was running smoothly.

I looked up at the trees that separate our property from our next door neighbor.  Three seasons out of the year we can see each others homes but in the middle of summer they are in full leaf, and the view is blocked.

Still... it was true.  I could hear a mower.

My neighbor was mowing his law even before 6:am.

On a Saturday.

We live on steep hills so the mowers have to 'work' and rev up and down.  And we hit rocks due to the nature of our properties.

That horrible noise I heard and wondered if my air filters or outside A/C units were breaking down as their motors revved up and down and clonked and clanked was indeed... my neighbor.

He finished his lawn mowing around 6:40 am.  Before most polite, normal people would have even started.


Food Costs

Eggs up 33.1%
Butter up 26.3%
Chicken 20.4%
Flour 19.2%
and the list goes on.......

Consumer Price Index Reports:

It's Just the Coffee Talking: sigh... a cop handcuffs an EMT worker as they were helping a patient - all because the ambulance door hit the cops car

When I copied down the source and some of the text from this news article, I had a small chit-chat blog post running through my brain.

As it is now - I have done about 10 things since then and although I have fresh coffee in hand (yes, at almost 6:pm... and it's my 3rd in the past 2 hours) I don't really feel like hashing out the coffee-talk over this news story that I was going to.

I know it's not fair or right - but seriously, right now especially, when Democratic city leaders are doing everything they can to run the professions of law enforcement into the ground and take away their funding, NOW is the time you want the news and social media to catch all the GOOD things officers do.  You can do 1000 awesome, good things but it's the 1 bad thing that people are going to remember.  :(

(Seriously... even if he wanted to try to bring charges against them for accidentally bumping his car while unloading a patient, he could see the name and vehicle number and license plate of the ambulance and had absolutely no need to use his cop-ego-attitude-powertrip on her.)


"...A Rochester police officer is on desk duty after he was caught on camera forcefully handcuffing an emergency medical technician who’d reportedly bumped his squad car with her ambulance door just outside a hospital.

According to News 10 Rochester, the Monroe Ambulance EMT was attempting to unload a patient in the ambulance bay area at Strong Memorial Hospital when she hit the cop’s car. The officer then demanded the EMT give him her identification, but the health-care worker was more concerned about getting the patient inside the hospital for treatment, the report says.

In a video of the incident obtained by News 10, the EMT can be seen standing next to a colleague at the hospital check-in desk with the patient on a stretcher. The investigator, who is wearing a red shirt, then rushes toward the EMT, pushing her into a wall before handcuffing her and escorting her out of the hospital. The medical worker was ultimately released from custody without charges being filed.

The Rochester Police Department tweeted a statement Friday, saying it has opened an internal investigation into the arrest and “prides itself on providing professional and courteous services to [the] community.”

“I demand the members of the Rochester Police Department perform their duties in a professional manner,” Rochester police chief David Smith said. “And as such, we must hold ourselves to a high standard of accountability.”





It's Just the Coffee Talking: Unintended tasks I accomplished - the 6 month update and syncing of my 'emergency' laptop computer

Good Morning Coffee Friends!

I'm a bit late - but I'm here now - and yes,  a fresh cup of hot, strong coffee in hand.  I think it's cup number 4 actually.

This morning I had some plans and tasks in place but I ended up immersed in something completely different.  And all because our internet is STILL going in and out at will, and often.

Basically it's working correctly and quickly about 10% of the time.

I've checked online and there are (many!) other complaints of the same outages, drops and poor service by tons of other people; so I'm just waiting patiently.   

But this led me to my unintended task.

This morning I decided to hook up our other laptop to see if it also had trouble with the connection and droppings. 

It's my 'emergency back up' laptop which I turn on, update and sync once every 6 months but then it goes back into safe storage (faraday storage) for emergency use if needed.  I bought it brand new about 2 years ago now - but it's never really been 'used' more than 1-2 days every 6 months.  This way it's clean, unencumbered, and fast - not bogged down with daily use 'crap' to slow it down. 

So... without planning to do so today, I ended up getting the emergency laptop out of storage and completely updating it, syncing the bookmarks and sites, etc.

It was due to be done... so I'm glad I did!  But, it really wasn't in the plan (or even on my mind) to do so at ALL.  But it was almost due anyway (the 6 month update on the calendar is just a week away on the 22nd, so I was on schedule and didn't even realize it!).

And yes, it had the same issues trying to connect and use the wifi as well. 

(Side note: I'm almost tempted to start using it as my go-to laptop and pack this one away as my 'emergency' storage laptop.  The other one (HP Pavilion) is a step up from my current one - and is so nice! LOL)


My ability to remember song lyrics from the 80's far exceeds my ability
to remember why I walked into the kitchen.

It's Just the Coffee Talking: traffic, good moods, Moms are moms - not 'birthing parents' and trees that burn from the inside

Oh good morning Coffee Friends!

Thursday is usually my Friday... so I think I'm excited for the end of my work week... but I actually think I may have to work Friday and Saturday as things are a bit wonky right now... so I'm enthusiastic but also thinking it probably isn't the end of my week for realz.  Ha ha.

This morning on my commute it was nuts.  We have some major road work going on but it's the only main thoroughfare through so they can't completely close the road; instead they are trying to do it while keeping it open which means massive chaos, long wait times for single lanes, switching lanes using only cones for direction...

This morning I passed through, had to pass back not 10 minutes later and during that time everything had switched.  It was so confusing - and many parts don't have any workers directing - others had a person standing so far back that you couldn't even see them; so they were basically worthless.

When I started to turn into the wrong lane (it was the right lane actually - in normal circumstances - and had literally just been coned off - but no work being done or people there yet so it looked normal outside of some random orange cones laid out) I felt like an idiot.  But I was redeemed a mile or two later when it got totally chaotic and another car ahead of me didn't know where to go and well... it was a huge mess involving 2 cars, 2 huge dump trucks filled with gravel, a few work trucks with lights flashing... ugh.

I don't have to drive though it again today though - and hopefully I won't have to drive through it tomorrow so I can breathe a bit easier for now.   We have HUGE construction woes coming up very, very soon... I'll blog about those later perhaps as entire interstates with the *only* exit for my city will be closed for a YEAR.   

I'm not going to go there this morning though.  Ha ha.

I'm in a good mood this morning - which is almost rare as we have so, so much going on that is anything BUT positive or happy.   And tomorrow may be filled with apprehension and a bit of worry and anxiety until we know results of a CT scan tomorrow morning... but for now, today, this morning?  I'm feeling happy and positive... and for that I'm thankful.

BIRTHING PERSON is not only stupid... but not enough.
Adoptive moms are mothers.
Foster moms are mothers.
Step-moms are mothers.
Legal guardians are mothers.

We need to get over this fucked up fad of not calling women, women - not calling Moms, Moms.

This is over a week old by now I think - but still cool.
It happens sometimes - but now that we have internet we get to see more instances like this.

A tree hit by lightening burns from the inside while it's lush and green on the outside.


Memes today... no time.






Coffee chain Starbucks is closing 16 locations – including six around its home city of Seattle - due to safety concerns at the stores and revisiting its open bathroom policy.

The Wall Street Journal reported Starbucks is permanently closing six stores each in Seattle and Los Angeles, two in Portland, Oregon and single locations in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. by the end of the month.

The closures were based on the number of crime-related complaints logged at each store and whether efforts to lower the number of incidents worked, the Seattle Times reported. The safety concerns included drug use, theft and assault.



 9.1% - Biden did that.

Fauci admits the shots don't actually help... yet the military just kicked out everyone who is still refusing the experimental shot.

New Army training forces soldiers to shower with people of the opposite sex who identify (or at least pretend) to be trans.

They. Don't. Work.

Many Dems actually still believe anything and everything that old perverted fart says.
Nothing coming out of his mouth is the truth.