Saturday, April 13, 2024

My Solar Eclipse Pics


So I was walking across the parking lot to pick up supplies for my teeny tiny route and I saw a bunch of Selfies, and then realized they were all filming in 1 direction and up, so I looked up and remembered the Eclipse, okay, might as well get my own pics and glad I did as mine are a bit unique, here’s why, (description under each pic); 


 This is what I saw with naked eye, the perfectly round tiny black dot in the middle of the sun, far, far away. 

A little closer up can see a very pronounced ‘black’ moon and a star! 

Zoomed in…

 Darkness descends at 1:30pm. 
It even looks like a sunset on the horizon, but u could see that the rays of the sun were bouncing off an over-hanging haze to the side of the eclipse! 

An all-seeing eye!  :-)  

It’s leaving…    :-( 

   And it’s gone, but the beautiful ‘black’ moon left us with a beautiful ‘black’ pelican (not photoshopped!)    

Aren’t pelicans solid white (?)  



Saturday, April 6, 2024

Happy solar eclipse day Monday

 Not my pic! Could even be photoshopped because it really is a perfect pic of what it should be like. 

   A generic pic from the web because there will be plenty of photos of upcoming solar eclipse, and this was best one of what it’s supposed to be like… 





Sunday, March 31, 2024

Hoppy Easter Sunday!

 Easter Blessings to u and yours..! 




Saturday, March 30, 2024

10 fun facts today

 1. The First Recorded Recipe is Over 4,000 Years Old:

Dating back to ancient Sumeria, the world’s oldest recorded recipe is for a hearty beer. Found on a clay tablet, the recipe outlines the process of brewing beer using ingredients such as barley, honey, and emmer wheat.

2. The Longest English Word Without a Vowel is “Rhythms”:

In the English language, the word “rhythms” stands out as the longest word without a vowel. Despite its seemingly complex arrangement of consonants, it flows rhythmically off the tongue.

3. A Group of Flamingos is Called a “Flamboyance”:

When it comes to collective nouns, few are as fitting and colorful as the term “flamboyance” to describe a group of flamingos. These vibrant birds, known for their distinctive pink hue, create a visually stunning display when gathered together.

4. The Original Monopoly Pieces Were Inspired by Charm Bracelets:

The classic Monopoly game pieces we know today were inspired by objects from a charm bracelet belonging to the game’s original designer’s niece. The idea was to introduce playful and distinctive game pieces, and thus, the top hat, thimble, and other iconic tokens found their way onto the board.

5. The World’s Longest Word Is Over 189,000 Letters:

The longest word in the English language is the chemical name for the protein known as Titin. Brace yourself: the full name is 189,819 letters long. For the sake of simplicity, it’s often abbreviated, but it holds the Guinness World Record for the lengthiest word.

6. Honeybees Recognize Human Faces:

In a testament to the incredible cognitive abilities of honeybees, studies have shown that these industrious insects can recognize and remember human faces. While not a common party trick, it showcases the intricate social structure and communication within bee colonies.

7. The Ears of a Cricket Are Located on Its Front Legs:

The seemingly delicate chirping of crickets is orchestrated by structures called tympana, which are located on the front legs of these tiny insects. This unique auditory arrangement helps crickets communicate and navigate their surroundings through sound vibrations.

8. The Longest English Word Without a Vowel is “Rhythms”:

In the English language, the word “rhythms” stands out as the longest word without a vowel. Despite its seemingly complex arrangement of consonants, it flows rhythmically off the tongues of these gentle creatures.

9. The Inventor of the Frisbee Was Turned into a Frisbee:

Walter Morrison, the inventor of the Frisbee, expressed a quirky wish in his will – to have his ashes turned into a Frisbee. True to his request, his ashes were incorporated into a limited edition series of Frisbees, allowing him to soar through the skies even after his passing.

10. There Are More Possible Chess Games Than Atoms in the Observable Universe:

The complexity of the game of chess is mind-boggling. The number of potential ways a game of chess can unfold surpasses the number of atoms in the observable universe. This astronomical number highlights the strategic depth and infinite possibilities within the game. 



Sunday, March 24, 2024

Palm Sunday Blessings today

 Crowds of people welcomed Jesus by waving palm branches and laying them on his path. 

Palm Sunday is both a happy and sad day for Christians. 

Christians feel happy because they are praising Jesus, but also sad because they know it was only one week later that he died. 



Saturday, March 23, 2024

Full moon-clipse


In honor of the upcoming solar eclipse in April, which will be photographed over a zillion times, I’m including a pic of my own pic of the moon at night. 

January 25, 2024, 7pm. 

At that time of night, way before ‘DST’, it was completely dark by 7pm. 

There were no city lights, and except for a few clouds right before they covered the moon, it was a cool and clear night. 

Incredible, right? Except, it didn’t look light at all that night! 

Because the moon was so bright and throwing off reflections under the clouds, I decided to take a random pic, and, in the photo only, it came out looking like the middle of the day, so I took another pic of some dark clouds, and the moon obliterated them! 

The sky looks bright blue in the 1st pic, but it was pitch black at night! 

I don’t know anything about photography and these pics were taken from an iPhone12. Do they have filters on them? There’s contrasts and editing and such, but all I did was crop out the house at the bottom of the pic which u can still see it’s night light on… 




Saturday, March 16, 2024

New Honor Boxes are here!


The ones for .25c will have mini tootsie-roll pops or a mix of various candies, while the boxes that offer .50c/3-for-a-dollar will have either Blo-pops, or the larger tootsie-roll pops, or both.  

   I had my own stickers made for a couple of reasons; since I only raise funds for the critters and not donating toward policies, I cannot say that I’m working on behalf of HSUS, Humane Society of the United States, I must say that I’m a ‘proud supporter’ of such. 

Also, strangely enuf, these boxes came pre-printed with pricing saying; 

.50c for 1  and  $1.00 for 2  (?!?) duh! What sort of deal is that..? 

My stickers still say 1 for .50c, 3 for a dollar, the smaller ones say .25c for 1, and $1.00 for 5, yikes, that’s a lot!  



Saturday, March 9, 2024

New boxes, new route

 I’m so excited to begin a new route! It’s expanding the existing route, but since my current route only exists of 6 locations, it’s more like visits than a true route. 

In the midst of tough times, I’m actually adding several locations, may even become a real route again, being the only job that’s stuck with me thru thick and thin for years on end, it’s a worthy cause and hopefully profitable again soon.

The new boxes are the same size but these ones are plain white because they’re much less expensive and can hold a bit more sticker information. Maybe one day I can re-invest in the original boxes, which are laminated, colorful, much more durable, and self-promoting, twice as expensive to start, tho. 

Will add pics of the new boxes once assembled and ready to go. 


Saturday, March 2, 2024

Hybrids are not toys

 I’m on the road quite a bit making deliveries. 

I purchased a hybrid car that slowed down massive gas consumption. New was over 60 miles per gallon, it was phenomenal! After several hundred miles, it now averages about 40-50 mpg on street. 

This model of hybrid was also designed and built light with a tiny engine, gas consumption being foremost in mind, and it worked. 

It’s street legal but NOT freeway legal, or shouldn’t be. 

 Even tho I now avoid freeways like the plague, I can’t recall seeing that many hybrids on freeways. Streets are packed with Teslas and hybrids, not on freeways. 

There is a graph on the dashboard, when the engine works too hard, the graph goes into the red. Ignore it all u like, but when the engine starts banging like it’s trying to hop out of its cage, ignore that at your own risk, I’m not.  If u can afford a new hybrid every few years, u can afford to overwork a tiny, gas-saving engine. 

Certainly there are many hybrids on highways, but I have yet to see a single one on that 2-lane freeway with no shoulders, potholes, and a speed limit of 70 miles an hour. 

Drivers who honk at hybrids barely making the speed limit, educate yourself. 

Google it, and it’s not easy to find because it’s NOT a good selling point. 

I’m impressed with hybrids and what we put up with. 



Saturday, February 24, 2024

TAFA July 2024


HSUS does a lot of good and was founded to prevent cruelty to animals in laboratories and slaughterhouses. 

It is the largest humane society in America. 

There are individual Humane Societies in cities and states who save lives. 

I always hope they avoid becoming any political tool and remain focused on understanding animals, helping societies and humans.