March 31, 2017

Greets and Huggers. Posted the evening of March 31, 2017. Susan’s peritoneal dialysis stint was not functioning. It was clogged. On Wednesday, I went with Susan to unplug her peritoneal dialysis stint. Her doc went in and found organ inflammation which required removal of the stint. Without the stint, peritoneal dialysis is not an option. Perhaps it will be an option in the future, depending on how Susan heals. Once Hemodialysis starts, we are looking at 4 hour sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at a dialysis clinic.

In the “I wonder how this would play in the US” news. (BBC NEWS) — Mexico City metro’s ‘penis seat’ sparks debate. “When a new style of seat suddenly appeared on Mexico City’s metro system, it was labeled as inappropriate, uncomfortable, humiliating and embarrassing. It was supposed to be. The seat, molded to include a protruding penis and chest, was designed to highlight sexual harassment experienced by female passengers. The explanation next to the men-only label read: “It is uncomfortable to sit here, but that is nothing compared to the sexual violence that women suffer on their daily journeys.” Rumor has it   … the seats were field tested in San Francisco.

Who funds these studies?? (BBC NEWS) —   How the mouse came to live alongside humans. “Mice have been living alongside humans for 15,000 years, according to fossil evidence. This is earlier than previously thought – and predates the dawn of agriculture. Scientists believe wild mice crept into settlements in the Levant (Eastern Mediterranean) region to steal wild grains and seeds that ancient people had gathered and stored. The rodents became what we know today as house mice, enjoying free food and shelter in human homes. “Nowadays, thanks to this relationship, house mice have colonized almost every corner of the globe to become almost as ubiquitous as humans and also one of the most invasive mammalian species,” said Dr Thomas Cucchi of Museum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris.” And for 15,000 years mice have given us Hantavirus, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, tularemia, and plague.

The latest in “Penguin Porn”. (BBC NEWS) — Seals Discovered Having Sex with Penguins. Things are heating up in the cold climes of the sub-Antarctic. On a remote, and mostly desolate island, seals have been caught engaging in an extreme form of sexual behavior. Specifically, they have been trying to have sex with penguins. More than one fur seal has been caught in the act, on more than one occasion. And it’s all been captured on film, with details being published in the journal Polar Biology.” The researchers at Popular Biology have started a side business  … conducting tours to the island so folks can watch seals flipping a bird.

Stuff happens! (BBC NEWS) — Dutch student flies to Sydney, Nova Scotia by accident. “A Dutch student learned the hard way that some deals are too good to be true when he landed in Sydney, Canada instead of Sydney, Australia. Milan Schipper told the CBC that he bought his flight because it was much cheaper than all the other tickets. Instead of heading straight to the beach, as he had planned, he found himself in near-blizzard conditions with nothing more than a light jacket. Airline employees helped him book a return ticket home to Amsterdam. The 18-year-old says he knew something was amiss when he had a layover in Toronto, and his connecting flight was in a small Air Canada plane.   “The plane was really small and so I figured, would that make it to Australia?” he told the CBC.”  They must not teach basic geography in the Netherlands. I don’t think you would fly from the Netherlands to Australia by way of Toronto!

Sitting here getting ready to post these Ramblings. Just a quiet evening at Ft Timmerman. I put the fence up around the raised garden beds today and planted Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Yellow Squash and Banana Peppers. Tomorrow, I will plant lettuce. Sunday Lunch and a Movie? Thinking about spaghetti and meat balls. The movie? “Kung Fu Yoga [2017]”.

Time to post these Ramblings. Later … I will also say a prayer for the safe and soon return of our men and women in uniform, (care to join me?) I remain nicotine free. Be and sleep well, the best we have as a nation are on watch so you can. If my post offends, I apologize … that is certainly not my intent. As always …

A Warm Brotherly Hug

KarlT (the dumb old country lawyer from Holden, Missouri   …   now retired and living in Pascagoula, Mississippi   …   and the Editorial Staff)

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One Response to March 31, 2017

  1. Pat Stark says:

    Karl, I love reading your “ramblings”.
    My sister has to take her husband to do same and yes it is 4 hrs long.
    Prayers for you both.
    Take care and have a nice Easter.

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