Monday, December 5, 2022

Christmas is upon us!

 Merry, merry Christmas month! 🎄 

Saturday, November 26, 2022

It’s a hybrid, go around

  Someone please alert the public at large! 

Most hybrids have little to no power, stop trying to go thru them, go around, life much easier that way! 

There are rumors that hybrids aren’t too great on freeways. 

I’m confirming it’s fact. 

I adore my beautiful Prius, it’s fabulous on gas, it’s light, intuitive, easy on the eyes and easy to drive. 

It does NOT HAVE Power! It doesn’t go over 65 miles an hour, please let that sink in because honking at hybrids earns honky reputations. 

It is not well known that hybrids do not have power. Motorcycles have more power than hybrids. I even suggest that driving schools should teach that rule on the same page that teaches speed limits for bicycles. 

My specific model and year Prius has a small graph on the dashboard that lights up red once the 4-cylinder engine begins working too hard, which used to be quite often until I stopped driving the freeways. Only service side-roads and streets for me and my bicyclette, I mean hybrid. 

Oh, u can easily drive over 65, it will respond, until it doesn’t. 

I’ve seen a few on the freeways when I used to drive them, I even saw one of those tiny smart cars zoom past me once, a disaster waiting to happen?

There is one thing that truck drivers understand, and that is, going up hills triggers the honkies. 

I’m not kidding, my Prius baby would Not make it up a steep hill grade. How many Prius’ are in San Fransisco? If my Prius had to negotiate those hills, it might even start slinging backwards. 

If u drive a Prius in San Fransisco, please post the video on YouTube and alert me here. I’d have to see it in action and get one. Any Prius that can climb those hills deserve mention.  

So please, stop with the honking, yelling, zooming, and gestures at those innocent car-wanna-bes. It won’t make hybrids go faster, they don’t. 


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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! 🙏

To Everyone, have a Happy & Safe Thanksgiving! 

To my customers; the supply chain for gums and candies is thin but still available. Please forgive any current delays. I am so Thankful for my wonderful customers! 

All the best to u and yours! 

  

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Some good info about those pesky mosquitos!

 With mosquito season over, I thought I’d share a bit of good news about those nasty bugs for next year. 

It’s sort of good news because it may help to make them a little less annoying. 

Only female mosquitos bite. 

Of 3,500 species of mosquitos in the world, only about 175 are in the United States. 

West Virginia has the fewest species of mosquitos. 

The mosquito lifespan is only about 2 months .

Mosquitos propagate in standing water but don’t like citronella, a harmless herb ðŸŠī 


    

        


                

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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Over 1,000 cats and dogs are safe after a meat truck headed for Yulin was intercepted in China


    Having been a proud person of Larry, the sweetest, goofiest Chow-mix I ever met many years ago had caused me to check out the history of the Chow-chow dog. 

    Apparently, they were bred in China to guard the fabulously intricate temples there. 

This answered my question of why Larry growled at anyone approaching the house but couldn’t care less about anyone approaching me! 

 After several generations, the temples in China gave way so much that those grand dogs were abandoned,  and soon began to be eaten! Many centuries later, the beautiful Chinese culture gave way, and all animals became vulnerable, even pets. 

  The story goes that foreign sailers saw the potential of the temple dogs and rescued, saved, and bred as many as they could, dubbing them Chow dogs. 

There’s a special place in my heart for rescuers of dogs, cats, and, okay, I admit, all critters. After all, I blatantly dedicate my candy route and this blog, to critters everywhere, and thought to share a story here of HSI, the Humane Society International Yulin rescue, an effort every year during the Yulin ‘festival’, just one among many; 

 It was a horrific scene—over 1,000 dogs and cats were crammed on a truck with dead and dying animals. Some of the animals were stolen pets being trafficked for the meat trade in China. The Chinese animal activist groups, including Capital Animal Welfare Association, worked with the police to help intercept the “death truck,” as it was headed for slaughterhouses or markets in Yulin, China.


Alongside dead dogs and cats, they found animals suffering with open wounds, broken bones, respiratory diseases and severe dehydration. 
The surviving animals are being cared for by staff at local shelters who are administering lifesaving treatments. Thanks to supporters like you, HSI provided emergency funds to help care for the traumatized animals.

The two truck drivers have been detained by police and reported to Xian Tao officials, and the trader now faces an investigation by the Agriculture Bureau. 

A majority of Chinese people want nothing to do with the dog and cat meat trade, and we will keep working to bring an end to it.

Thank you for continuing to fight for animals worldwide.

Sincerely,


Jeffrey Flocken
President of Humane Society International’ 


  

     

      

 



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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Happy Halloween’s Eve eve!

 Traditions can keep us anchored and steady. 

I say traditional candy corn is a must! 

If you’ve out-grown any cravings for original candies made of basic sugars, gelatin, and food coloring, no sweat, an expressive Halloween is 360° the entire month of October. 

No, that’s not the temperature, that includes all aspects of an Autumn harvest before the dead of winter, witch is only one reason why October is celebratory while preparing for upcoming Thanksgiving feasts, so enjoy this time of year. Spring is on its way, too! 


            

 
   
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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Halloween candy 🎃

 I love Halloween, always have! 

This entire time of year is full of holidays and goodness. 

I guess u can say the glass is half-full or half-empty. 

Some say All Hallow’s Eve is bad, candy is bad for u, masks are scary. 

Or u can say that Halloween is once a year, candy and celebration are great in moderation, and masks are temporary and fun. 

Enjoy life and appreciate loved ones because it’s all rather fleeting isn’t it..? 

It could be better, it could be worse, either way, it’s temporary… 


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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Daveisms#1

 

A budget is people telling their money where to go instead of wondering where it went. 

   -Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness 


           

Sunday, October 9, 2022

State Fair time of Year

  

I look forward to the State Fair every year. 

And I save up for that time of year to spend and support my home, 

then I return to scrimping and saving for next year! 

     



 










 


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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Happy October 1st! Some random critters

They’re not pelicans, not ducks nor seagulls, 

They’re certainly not chickens, parakeets nor albatrosses, 

I can’t guess because your guess is as good as mine, 

Just a flock of beautiful white birds chilling in a shallow creek during the recent heatwave…


      




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