Tuesday, August 2, 2022

8 Ways to Protect Yourself From Monkeypox

 














Anybody can get monkeypox, so it's time to start protecting 
yourself. There are things you can do to reduce your chances
of getting it. The monkeypox vaccine is in short supply right
now, so that may not be an option.


1. Don't try clothes on in the store.

    If someone gets their pox germs on clothing and then you try it on,
    you run the risk of getting it. If it's hot outside, buy the clothes first
    and leave them in a hot car for a day or two so the germs will die.
    You could also buy the clothes and leave them in a bag for two 
    weeks and then try them on. 

2. If your skin touches public surfaces wash off as soon as possible.

    If the public surface is in bright sunlight you're probably OK, 
    because of the UV rays.

3. Don't touch your face with unwashed hands.

    It seems like common sense, but I see a lot people touching their 
    faces in public. I also see people licking bags, biting their nails, 
    sucking on their fingers, etc. 

4. Wear a mask in public and around people you don't know.

    With monkeypox being a virus, it can spread through the air. If 
    somebody sneezes and you're not wearing a mask you better run.

5. Wash your hands before you leave work.

    Everything you touched throughout the day is still lingering on
    your hands. You don't want to transfer those germs to your home. 

6. Wash your hands as soon as you get home.

    Don't feed the dog. Don't pour yourself a drink. Don't turn on the TV.
    Go wash your nasty hands first.

7. Clean your dirty cellphone off after you get home. 

    While you were holding your phone what else were you touching?
    Did you take it in the restroom? Were you working or shopping 
    when you were holding your phone? Clean that filthy thing off.

8. Wash you hands before and after using a public restroom.

    If you go to the restroom with dirty hands, all that dirty is gonna 
    be on your privates. I heard monkeypox really hurts down there.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

When Everything Tastes Like Ammonia

 














I got a cold a few weeks ago like no other cold I've ever had. I did a
COVID test, so it wasn't COVID. My first symptom was a sore throat.
By the second day I had a runny nose and a sore throat. On day three
my symptoms were headache, sneezing, runny nose and a sore throat.
On the fourth day I had a headache, runny nose, and everything I ate 
and drank tasted like it had ammonia in it.

I started researching this weird symptom, and according to healthline
.com, I had parosmia. It's when your sense of smell is distorted by 
your olfactory neurons. This can cause food to taste unappetizing.
The only foods that tasted halfway decent to me were Club Crackers
and peanuts. Thankfully, by day seven the ammonia taste was gone. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

20 Reasons Why the 80s Were the Best Decade

    














Things seem to be so complicated and unpredictable nowadays, that's
why I'm longing for the 80s. The 80s were the best decade! 

1. TV shows were better: Most shows were well-written, entertaining,
    and thought-provoking. There was also no shortage of family-
    friendly programing.

2. You could go to the grocery store and get money for your empty
    pop bottles.

3. Music was wonderful: A lot of the music didn't fit into any kind
    of category, but it didn't matter because it sounded good and it
    was electrifying.

4. When kids went to school you felt like they were in a safe place.

5. You could eat raw cookie dough, and cake batter without it 
     making you sick.

6. You always had a bagger when you checked out at the grocery
    store.

7. There was no COVID.

8. You could just plug the TV in the wall, and it would work...
    no box required.

9. There were so many good movies out it was hard to choose
     which ones to see.

10. Kids got to act like kids instead of mini adults. Things have
      gotten too serious for children. They have to worry about
      scary things like school shootings, and that's unfair.

11. Cellphones didn't rule people's lives.

12. Babies used to look around the store and learn about their 
      surroundings, but now most of them are handed a nasty 
      cellphone as soon as they can hold a bottle.

13. Food didn't contain as many chemicals as it does now: We
      are slowly being poisoned through food.

14. Tap water was safe to drink, and it tasted good too. 

15. Blue jean pockets were always real: I don't know anyone
      who likes fake pockets.

16. Most fruits and vegetables weren't foreign grown, so our
      food was safer, and it tasted better.

17. Less people had food allergies.

18. Food packaging and the food inside of the package wasn't
      always shrinking.

19. There was no such thing as being politically correct.

20. There was no social media to spread lies.  

Thursday, September 30, 2021

End Staffing Shortages By Paying People More

 














I was surprised to see that the service desk at the grocery store was
closed. I thought to myself, This is ridiculous! It seems like every
company and every industry has a staffing shortage. The news claims 
people don't want to work, but it's not that simple. Some people can't 
work, because they're home helping their kids do e-learning. Some
are still on unemployment. Some are scared they'll get COVID if
they go to work. And a lot of people are sick and tired of working
for pennies! 

For the people who can work, they would be willing and able if a
reasonable amount of money was offered to them. Big companies
can easily pay people more than enough money to live on. Large
corporations know that $7.25 an hour isn't enough. Ten dollars an 
hour isn't enough either. 

If all the huge businesses paid the big wigs less, and paid the people
who actually associated with the COVID public more, there would
be far less staffing shortages.

Friday, April 30, 2021

Hair and Cultural Appropriation














Some things fit into the category of cultural appropriation, but hair 
isn't one of them. When a white person wears dreadlocks, cornrows,
box braids, Bantu knots, or anything past two pigtails, it shouldn't
be a big deal. White people aren't getting upset about black people
wearing straight hairstyles, or getting straight human hair weaved 
into their kinky hair.

It's petty to be bothered when you see a white person wearing a 
black hairstyle. Even if the hairstyle originated in Africa, that 
doesn't mean it's off limits to white people. It's hair! There are
more important issues going on in this world. If you want to 
change something, first change your state of mind. And if you 
want to get upset about something, get upset about public health, 
global warming, human rights, and the justice system.

We live in a world where we need to come together. We need to 
accept each other for who we are, and our diversities. Different
races and ethnicities should be able to get along, and share their
differences and similarities in harmony.