Breakfast with Bubba

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(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #306

Thank you, Susan. Very thoughtful - and personalized, too! :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #307


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #308

Among the lavender.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #309

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(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #310

In praise of… I don’t know where this is, but I like it!


#311

@amwassil

https://www.google.com/maps/search/isola+bella/@45.8911933,8.4969971,19340m/data=!3m1!1e3


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #312

Thank you @Consistency. So, then, Tribute to Italy™


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #313

On the other hand, the 200 or so folks living on Aogashima island, Japan, are risking their lives. Despite the lush vegetation, the sharp contours of the crater indicate this volcano is active and last erupted not so long ago. Geologically speaking. It could erupt again tomorrow or a thousand years from now. Who knows? Deep Time is such an interesting place.


#314

No problem and thanks for posting the picture. It brought back memories. I’ve been to somewhere on that lake for camp when I was a child.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #315

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(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #316

I sometimes wonder, but overall I guess it’s a good thing we don’t sell beer at Walmart in Canada. It’s bad enough when someone drops a 4-liter milk bomb, but this looks like so much more just waiting to happen.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #317

Flash from the past (1978).

am07

Harvesting field peas for hay at Lake Laberge, Yukon.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #318

Well, this is interesting. Coming soon to a Walmart near you. Will Canada be far behind?


(Susan) #319

Eeeek --because of us no longer having a vehicle — I haven’t been able to get to Walmart for a while now, and I will rarely be going there now, so I am certainly not paying to shop there. I am already in the process of cancelling my Costco membership, due to no vehicle.

Now we just will be walking to the mall (about a half an hour walk for me, 20 min for my kids) and getting small amounts at a time, and walking home. It will be good exercise for me, and in the winter, I am guessing that I will cab once in a while, if I cannot get someone to drive me, if there is too much snow.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #320

Jul14/20: the Walmart where I work decreed that all Self Checkout Attendants (and some others) must wear a mask during their shift because they are in close contact with customers. I dutifully donned my black beauty worn as loosely as possible without actually falling off my face, open at the bottom below the chin to allow as much free exchange of air as possible in and out. When there are no customers at the SCO machines, I drop the mask completely.

Others wear the pale blue disposable earloop paper masks provided by Walmart. I conducted an experiment with several of my fellow colleagues who were willing. They were all wearing these masks.

I often carry a small spray bottle of isopropyl alcohol in my pocket to sterilize my gloves and hands (and customers’ hands) from time to time. I offered my colleagues the opportunity to take The Mask Challenge. Those curious enough to try it, I told to ‘close your eyes’ then gave them a couple puffs of alcohol directly at their masks. Without fail, all immediately pulled off the mask and gagged for breath.

I then explained that my alcohol sprayer was creating a mostly coarse aerosol that the mask was probably absorbing, but that a small amount of the aerosol was micron and submicron droplets and those go through the mask like it’s not there. That’s what made them gag. AND that’s the size of droplets that spread viruses and bacteria. I then asked, how effective was your mask protecting you from potential pathogens?


#321

Coronaviruses have enveloped virions (virus particles) that measure approximately 120 nm (1 nm = 10−9 metre) in diameter.
-https://www.britannica.com/science/coronavirus-virus-group

What’s the minimum capture size for those masks? 100 nm?


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #322

Avocado pudding: 2 large avocados, whipping cream, casein, Coffee Booster collagen and a little salt.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #323

This is one of the best, if not the best, explanation of the role of ketones I have yet discovered. I’m posting the link here in the hopes that more folks will see the link and get curious. He discusses in detail the all-important brain-ketone relationship.


(Michael - When reality fails to meet expectations, the problem is not reality.) #324

Deep Thoughts™


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