Things I learned this week.
I answered a question on Reddit about what you believe happens when you die, and was accused of taking the easy way out with Paschal’s Wager. I didn’t even know what that was! I just answered with my belief. And, No, I am not going to share the definition. You get to look it up.
I also looked up the meaning of the word, ‘Dalliance’ so, you could say I learned that, too.
I also learned that I really don’t want to visit Disneyland much anymore because the Racism crap is getting ridiculous. They are redoing all the rides I grew up with and even took out the song ‘Zippity-Doo-Da’ due to being Racist and having roots from ‘Song-Of-The-South’.
I learned a lot of ways to kill a tree (Don’t Ask).
But, the main thing I learned this week is that Red Hot Candy gives me Migraines. I am pretty sure it’s the red dye because I have no problem with Cinnamon. Red Hots are one of my favorite candies, but after having Migraines for 4 days straight, I have no problem going back to missing out.
What did you all learn?
Most Writers seem to also be avid Readers so I decided to update you on what I am reading now.
I am still reading ‘The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich’ which is a tough one and cannot be read like a normal, easy, reading book since it is about the War! The chronological events of Hitler’s moves as well as the other countries, and how the war started and ended.
So, having run out of other reading material…as, most is packed…I went to Tra’s and got my ‘Wind In The Willows’ book back to reread, as well as, borrowed another book from her. She just got a few used books from someone else… Anyway, today, I started reading ‘Mark Twain A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur’s Court’.
I know I should be writing more, as, I have stories started, but I am really hoping to have an office space set up to help with that, in the near future. I just can’t seem to focus on it, now.
So, let’s hear your book updates at the moment, if you are Readers as well as Writers.
What Are You Reading?
In actuality, the entire weekend was slow and I didn’t accomplish much.
But, I definitely accomplished eating! MyFitnessPalApp told me if I ate the way I did yesterday, for the next 5 days; I can gain 20 pounds! Well, isn’t that a lovely reminder to get off my butt and move. No, MyFitnessPal App didn’t actually talk, it wrote those words in the summary.
I didn’t even listen to church, yesterday..so will definitely do that today. I have been listening to James White who is a powerful Christian debater who defends Christianity from a biblical perspective: and, his views on Catholicism and Homosexuality, among others, on Sermon Central.
I did have a long chat with my BFF and caught up with my friend in Texas, though.
We had a little bit of rain yesterday though not enough to fill our lake. And, I believe there is a 46 percent chance of rain, today.
Hey, it’s Saturday, and this is the part of my blog where I share what I have learned this week. I hope you will join me and share what you’ve learned, in the comments.
1. A Whale is related to the Hippopotamus. This actually came from a blog I Follow, but I can’t find the person to give credit to, so, if it’s you…Thank You!
Facts from ‘The Gentle Barn’ in California. ‘The Gentle Barn’ is an animal rescue organization that rescues abused farm animals. I totally want to visit! Can we say Bucket List item? They even encourage you to Hug A Cow! Okay, back to things learned:
2. The Turkey is the closest living animal to the Dinosaurs. Gives a whole new perspective to Thanksgiving Dinner now, doesn’t it?
3. The Pig actually has dog like tendencies and likes to have their bellies rubbed. *They are also quite smart and they are clean animals when not playing in the mud…but, I knew that.
4. If you are allergic to Wheat (Me) and you usually take GlutenEase Extra Strength, you need to take 2 pills of GlutenEase Regular verses one of Extra Strength, to get the same results. Yeah, that was a tough life lesson.
5. And finally, Critical Racial Theory is now being taught in schools. It’s pretty much Marxism or reverse Racism teaching about all the terrible things White People did, over time
And, the bell has rung so class is over. See you all next week. Same seats. Keep your eyes and ears open to learn something new.
So, I went to the Lab today for my Nephrologist and the Phlebotomist (that’s the one who takes blood, for those who don’t know) goes, “Does your insurance usually cover this?”. I’m like, “Yes, I never had a problem, before.”. Then she tells me the doctor added two tests (one a vitamin and one for Iron) that aren’t covered and cost $300 + dollars. I’m like, “Nope. Not paying for those.”. So, I had her delete them from the test. My appointment is on the 5th and if my Nephrologist (Kidney Specialist) says anything, I might just tell her if she wants to pay 300 or whatever dollars, I’ll go back and do it.
Speaking of money, …I was…. I gave a Homeless Bag to a guy who really needed it! Like this guy was totally shaking, and shuffling and in his own world. I don’t know if he was tripping on illegal drugs or what, Hey, maybe he was out of his medicine he can’t afford… it’s not my business. I did say an extra prayer for him, though. It made me feel good to help someone who Really needs it.
See you all tomorrow, and hopefully everyone will think of at least one thing they learned this week, to share with the class.HA! Haven’t decided yet if I will title it, ‘Saturday Share’ or ‘Sharing Saturday’. What sounds better?
A while back, I did a post titled ‘Credit Or Not’. This is sort of a continuation.
I went back and forth with Hot Topic and their Credit Card Customer Service Department only to be told the Hard Pull was a “System Error” on their part. However, in order to get this off my report, I had to write them a letter for them to get hold of Experian. It was their fault! I shouldn’t have to do anything! But, I did that and also said if it was not a “System Error” and they are doing Hard Pulls on purchases verses new customers or late payments, they have lost a customer. What really pisses me off is it takes 30 days per Experian for a dispute to be resolved!
In good news, I received my GlutenEase today which I have been out of for a long time, so Cin is coming to get me so I can get my monthly sandwich from Port-Of-Subs. My stomach is growling just thinking about it.
As of yesterday, I have lived in Las Vegas, NV for 7 Years (-5 months in AZ which was a waste of time).
Despite the weather at times, I still love it! The lights, the activity, the people! Even if I didn’t gamble, it’s fun to check out everything in the different hotels and casino’s.
Las Vegas is ever changing so things I remember from visiting when young are long gone, replaced with different things.
Do you like where you live? If money were no object, would you move somewhere else? As much as I like it here, sometimes I wonder about Europe like Austria. The houses are so pretty there in their little villages; but, then I wonder if I would get bored like I did in Arizona, once again coming back here. I have also considered Florida, but, there is to much rain and the size of the bugs there would keep me inside.
Doing a lot better than yesterday, but still a bit tired, so taking it easy, again.
It’s a Sinus Day. I see sleep in the near future.
I was kidding with a friend (Julestx51) because she was like this yesterday, and shared on WordPress. Thanks again. HA!
It’s Monsoon Season here and yesterday on the news, it said Nevada will be having another water shortage soon because the lake is so low; on the flip side, the weather said to expect Thunder Storms all week. Last I checked, most Thunder Storms bring rain, so can we say “Contradictory”?
Today, Cin and I went to Smith’s, an indoor Swap Meet and Smart and Final.
I know I don’t exercise enough because I am really sore! And, if I am sore, I can’t imagine how Cin is feeling; she exercises a lot less than I do despite the fact her doctors say she needs to.
Anyway, I tried on Sandals..to no avail because I need narrow…I have always had a hard time getting shoes and when I was young, my mother took me to the Marine Base for them. What’s interesting is, I can wear children’s sizes if they are narrow enough…but I digress.. ..and had lunch, while at the Swap Meet, plus, I bought some food from Smart and Final to freeze until my GlutenEase gets here, which should be here by Wednesday.
Think Rosemary Sourdough Bread and Hand Made Shrimp Tempura!
Hope you all have a great night.
I really don’t understand how Credit works and here’s why:
You need Credit to build Credit and if you don’t have Credit, it’s hard to start building. Sometimes, you need a deposit or an account where you put so much money in first in order to prove you will pay.
Here is my scenario:
The mortgage company said I needed my Credit to go up by 2 points before they do another Hard Pull. The other day my Credit score says one company went up one point and the other went down 12. I’m like, What the heck? Turns out, by using a store card I haven’t used in a while, my Credit score dropped. But, I have already made a payment, in hopes it will go back up quickly. Every payment I make on time..or hopefully earlier…raises my score. If I pay off both my open store accounts, I won’t have any Credit and that would totally hurt me, because I mainly use debit, which is not reported.