Saturday, April 16, 2016

That about seals it ...

You Can't Go Home Again ...

This Offs Me Tics !

Ticks are an epidemic this year, and these things are as lethal as a venomous snake in the wrong scenario! Use a lint roller right after being in the woods or on a brush walk.. for humans & pets: Please not only read it, but share it! Make sure we get the word out about these tics and the disease they carry!

Summer is around the corner! Time for camping, hiking and getting outside to play. Don't let those pesky annoying ticks stop you. Here's how with a simple homemade solution!

Repellent for your pets:

For pets, add 1 cup of water to a spray bottle, followed by 2 cups of distilled white vinegar. Ticks hate the smell and taste of vinegar, and will be easily be repelled by this ingredient alone. Then, add two spoonfuls of vegetable or almond oil, which both contain sulfur (another natural tick repellent).

To make a repellent that will also deter fleas, mix in a few spoonfuls of lemon juice, citrus oil, or peppermint oil, any of which will repel ticks and fleas while also creating a nicely scented repellent. Spray onto the pet's dry coat, staying away from sensitive areas including eyes, nose, mouth, and genitals. When outdoors for an extended period, spray this solution on two to three times per day.

In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil.

Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks.

After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay, and examine your skin and hair when back inside to make sure no ticks are on the body.

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EFF U Boss


Someone, somewhere, tagged Springsteen with the sobriquet "Boss."  Just as someone, somewhere, named Walter Cronkite "The Most Trusted Man in America."  So there's that. 

More Geezer

You Look Mahvelous

  • When I was a child I thought "Nap Time" was a punishment.  Now, as a grownup, it feels like a small vacation.
  • The biggest lie I tell myself is, "I don't need to write that down,  I'll remember it."
  • I don't have gray hair; I have "wisdom highlights." I'm just very wise.
  •   Teach your daughter how to shoot, because a restraining order is just a piece of paper.
  •  If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would've put them on my knees.
  • Why do I have to press one for English when you're just gonna transfer me to someone I can't understand anyway?
  • Of course I talk to myself; Sometimes I need expert advice.
  •  At my age "Getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I came in there for.
Diane Lyons Old age is coming at a really bad time. 

The Senior Cuddle

beer and a mop

 skeleton walks into a bar and says "Gimme a beer and a mop."

High Castle

cinema à la carte                                 

"I saw my brother mowed down at Virginia Beach"
The television series diverges from the novel in many significant respects. Both the Pacific States of America and the Eastern American puppet state appear to be mere provinces of the Japanese and German empires without any apparent autonomous (even quisling) government institutions whatsoever. The Rocky Mountain States become a literally anarchic Neutral Zone. World War II appears to have ended symbolically in 1945, with America surrendering unconditionally after the Nazis destroy Washington DC with an H-bomb, rather than in 1947 after the US is invaded and defeated by land as in the book. As for Hitler himself, while elderly, he is apparently mostly hale in his Season 1 finale appearance, though other characters elsewhere in the season do reference his supposed physical infirmity. (Wiki)
My son the royal prince told me to watch this series, which is by now in it's second season (so there's that).  We just watched s1, e3, and ... wow.  I have never watched anything that caused such a visceral reaction.  I mean, making me feel unsettled, ill, and queasy. I think perhaps it's due to the fact that, previously, I would have watched secure in the knowledge that this nation was too united to allow anything close to this scenario. Red Dawn 1984 ("In our time, no foreign army has ever occupied American soiul ... until now") had a similar premise, however I saw it as a vastly entertaining object lesson about protecting our borders.  With High Castle, I'm reduced to believing that we are on a course that will lead to a similar fracture, political upheaval, and subjugation. But, that's just me. 

It's an AMAZON production, free to the Prime member, although I'll bet that wont be true for season two.  In fact, I'm disappointed that there  is a season 2.  I want closure.  Somehow Daily Motion is able to show S1,E1 (above), so have a go.

ASIDE: Man in the High Castle ads pulled (Cuomo) from subways after Nazi imagery backlash [UPDATED]  Ahem.

My Movie Credentials

Bernie the Tax Man

Comrade SNOPES hilariously attempts to discredit this photo -like we care?