METH AND MOLASSES...ICK

By: clearlakemike , 4:12 AM GMT on September 18, 2013

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Health officials predict long term impact from Honolulu molasses spill





Speaking of Dead Zones...here is another sad story.

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Yoesmite Rim Fire Creates 60-Square Mile Dead Zone


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This would be a wonderful place to meditate, do yoga and take pictures. But I would be so bundled up against the cold of the fog I wouldn't be able move much in yoga. Maybe just walk/meditate and take photos :-) Do the yoga inside by a nice fire afterwards.



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/18/molasses- spill_n_3949698.html.

Molasses Spill In Honolulu Keeps Getting Worse




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ISKCON Chennai


Kahuku goats stolen, bound, duct taped





Many Hawaii residents are aware of the damage caused by the 1906, 1989, and 1994 California earthquakes, but some don't perceive that devastation as something that could happen on their island home. If you're of this mindset, please note that Hawaii has experienced earthquakes equivalent in size to those in California. The 1868 Kaʻū (magnitude-7.9), 1975 Kalapana (magnitude 7.7), 1938 Maui and 1951 Kona (both magnitude-6.9), and 2006 Kīholo Bay (magnitude-6.7) earthquakes are just a few examples.

In fact, Hawaii has a long history of destructive earthquakes. Since 1868, more than 30 magnitude-6.0 or greater earthquakes have impacted residents across the state. For more information about these earthquakes, check out the slide show posted on the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website (http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov).

The probability of a magnitude-6.5 or higher earthquake striking the Hawaiian Islands in the next 10 years is 50 percent.
-- The Great Hawaii ShakeOut: Get ready to…Drop, Cover, and Hold on!

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-- India Plans To Build The Largest Solar Plant In The World




Dolphins! by amysulliv Friday March 4, 2005 Kona, Hawaii

LETTER: Near-Shore Kona Boats Likely to Kill Someone


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NRA lobbyist shoots elephant in the face and then celebrates with champagne



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New policies, and a court ruling, protect whales from ships in SF Bay and along the Pacific coast


Sinking (cincobayou)
Big Red Sun Ball sinks into the Gulf of Mexico behind the Pier at Fort Walton Beach, FL
Sinking
What's For Lunch (llpj04)
What's For Lunch
on the beach in Gold Beach OR
Fog
Snow on Mt. Adams (weathertl)
A dusting of snow fell on Mt. Adams last night telling of what is to come. The snow level is dropping!
Snow on Mt. Adams
Cape Blanco Llight House (quickeye)
Cape Blanco Light House Oregon
Cape Blanco Llight House
September Morn (Biskitten)
As the sun rises on a lovely morning at Good Harbor Beach!
September Morn
Comma Butterfly (sandiquiz)
Comma Butterfly
Russet tones (Cowgazer)
Autumn creeps down the hillside
Russet tones
Oregon Islands at Bandon (BriarCraft)
The Oregon Islands National Wildlife Reserve provides wilderness protection to 1,853 small islands, rocks, and reefs plus two headlands spanning 1,083 acres of Oregon's coastline from the Oregon–California border to Tillamook Head. This view shows the surf lit by the first morning rays of the sun, with approaching storm clouds in the background.
Oregon Islands at Bandon
Day 14 (Railheel)
Out in the middle of nowwhere Oregon I stumbled across this huge lake with clouds like I had never seen before. 395 is a lonely highway.
Day 14
Dolphins! (amysulliv)
Nothing like seeing a bunch of dolphins in the ocean...
Dolphins!
St Croix Sunset (LindyLu60)
St Croix Sunset
Fla Sunset (terrya)
A sunset from Key West. Wish it was a little better.
Fla Sunset
Trolls Awakening (BriarCraft)
goldbeach13. That's the first thought that came to my mind just after sunset as the fog materialized around these rocks just south of Gold Beach.
Trolls Awakening
Cannon Beach - Haystack Rock (MNBob)
Cannon Beach, with Haystack in the background, was blessed with a beautiful, sunny day on Thursday. Friday, an unseasonal rain and wind storm is to arrive.
Cannon Beach - Haystack Rock
Loki on the beach (thehinge)
Great colors as the skies try to clear after rains, no image adjustments - just good light for this mobile phone capture. We may have an early winter, judging from Loki's 'poofiness' level.
Loki on the beach

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38. WunderAlertBot (Admin)
10:14 PM GMT on September 29, 2013
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37. sandiquiz
9:23 PM GMT on September 29, 2013
I have an app on my phone and IPad that plays the sound of the sea lapping on the beach .... I set it to play for 30 minutes when I get into bed and find it is so soothing that I hardly ever hear it finish its 30 minutes!
I used to play a couple of games of scrabble each night before sleep. Now, because of the relaxing soporific effect if the waves I hardly finish one game before nodding off!
Do you have something similar? I read you love the Indian mantra chants.... So relaxing waves is just another form of mental relaxation :-)
Hope your weekend was okay. Mine is almost over.

The oven comes tomorrow, but when I tried the oven housing unit this afternoon...it didn't fit! Too wide at the bottom...so I hit the ajoining unit firmly at the base with a large rubber mallet! It might just fit tomorrow now, with a little extra "cajoling" with the mallet!! Lol
I'll let you know how it went!
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36. palmettobug53
4:38 PM GMT on September 29, 2013
Hi, Mike.

Sandi is right; you do seem very down right now.
I know there's just a gazillion things going on and you're not unhappy. Try to hang in there and do your best to not let the blues get out of control.

There's always an answer or a solution, even if it's not the one you want. You just have to find it and have the courage to do what's necessary.
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35. clearlakemike
7:18 AM GMT on September 28, 2013
Quoting 34. BriarCraft:
I'm honored that you chose to include a couple of my photos in your eclectic and scenic mix at top. Thank you.

I couldn't help but notice in various comments above, that you're having a tough time lately. Hard to walk away when you're stuck on an island. Perhaps I don't know you well enough to butt in with my two-cents-worth, but I can't help myself. Sometimes I just have to open mouth and hope that I'm not inserting my foot while I'm at it.

Much of my family, myself included, have had serious trouble with depression at times. I know how hard it is to break out of what I call a downward spiral. It's like being sucked into a whirlpool, but it can be done. Only you can do it, but I've found that a little encouragement from others along the way helps me remember to keep on working at it.

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. ~Henry David Thoreau

Keep on treading water until you can swim, okay?


Thank you, Briar. And thank you for the encouraging words and advice. I am trying not to get sucked down into the whirlpool...I have been down it before. Sounds like you can relate. This time around I actually feel much stronger as I am not addicted to any substances and have been in a very physically health conscious state for almost 4 years now.

That is a nice quote by Thoreau. Something to keep in mind. I think I am trying to do that. Although, at times it is easier said than done. I am enjoying the exercise regimens I have established. And am adding in yoga and core training now. I do enjoy swimming in the ocean here when I can. Exercise does provide a lot of peace of mind and is a natural antidepressant. Unfortunately, I don't live in very nice place here and that is a big drag down. It is draining. I am listening to and learning these Sikh and Hindu Sanskrit chants which are rather magical. They leave me feeling more at peace.

When I was in India visiting the temples and listening to the chanting I experienced the same. When I feel like I am about to get pulled under I try to remember that peace. I try to go back to the train ride I experienced going from the Taj Mahal to New Delhi. There was this beautiful young woman sitting across from me in her sari, sitting in a yoga position the entire trip. I saw an incredible peace in her eyes. Not happiness or sadness...just peace. India is a very chaotic place. Not in a violent way but just in terms of the numbers of people and the pace of all their movement. But there was an incredible sense of peace in most of their eyes. I don't experience that so much in Western culture. They talk a lot about the 'Aloha' here. But I haven't experienced very much. I think it is more of an illusion or delusion here unfortunately. But that is ok...I am reaching back to where I did genuinely experience whatever it was while in India, and trying to bring it back into my life here, slowly but surely. It will take time and diligence.

I have experienced a connection to this current era and place during the chanting but unfortunately it only lasted a brief time.




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34. BriarCraft
6:35 AM GMT on September 28, 2013
I'm honored that you chose to include a couple of my photos in your eclectic and scenic mix at top. Thank you.

I couldn't help but notice in various comments above, that you're having a tough time lately. Hard to walk away when you're stuck on an island. Perhaps I don't know you well enough to butt in with my two-cents-worth, but I can't help myself. Sometimes I just have to open mouth and hope that I'm not inserting my foot while I'm at it.

Much of my family, myself included, have had serious trouble with depression at times. I know how hard it is to break out of what I call a downward spiral. It's like being sucked into a whirlpool, but it can be done. Only you can do it, but I've found that a little encouragement from others along the way helps me remember to keep on working at it.

Happiness is like a butterfly; the more you chase it, the more it will elude you, but if you turn your attention to other things, it will come and sit softly on your shoulder. ~Henry David Thoreau

Keep on treading water until you can swim, okay?
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33. clearlakemike
6:30 AM GMT on September 28, 2013
Quoting 32. sandiquiz:

They are certainly beautiful. The coast reminds me of th rugged beauty of South Wales.

I must tell BriarCraft to come and see her two photos that you have included, she will be delighted:-)

It is 6:30 am on Saturday morning, and I am about to begin my day....talking of days ...only two days until I get my new oven!!!!! Yippee!

Hope you have a pleasant weekend....are you drivinrg over to the other, non voggy side for a chest clear out?


I think that is where Cowgazer is? His photos of the countryside there remind me a little of the Northern California coast sometimes except for the rock walls...don't see that in NorCal. I was fortunate to drive the entire Oregon Coast a few times and it is spectacular. One time we drove from the Golden Gate Bridge out of San Francisco and all the way up along the coast to Port Angeles, Washington and then took the car ferry across to Victoria, British Columbia. It was quite an adventure! We stayed at the beautiful Empress Hotel and of course, had "high tea", lol.

Are you sure you want that oven soon? No more excuses for take out!

Thank you, hope you have a pleasant weekend too. Not sure what I am going to do this weekend. But a chest clear out would be a good thing to do in the near future. The vog was in the moderate range today and it looked LA-ish outside. I couldn't see the coast and ocean at all. Had to deal with the smoke and gas again today but I wore a heavy duty painter's mask and some safety goggles. I managed to get the dog out when the terrorist was inside.

So another day in Methville...It doesn't bother G as much and if I decide to leave it will be on my own I'm afraid. Hard decision to make. But I will try to just take it day by day and try to stay hopeful.
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32. sandiquiz
5:42 AM GMT on September 28, 2013
Quoting 31. clearlakemike:
These photos coming in from the Oregon coast are wonderful. What a beautiful coastline!

They are certainly beautiful. The coast reminds me of th rugged beauty of South Wales.

I must tell BriarCraft to come and see her two photos that you have included, she will be delighted:-)

It is 6:30 am on Saturday morning, and I am about to begin my day....talking of days ...only two days until I get my new oven!!!!! Yippee!

Hope you have a pleasant weekend....are you drivinrg over to the other, non voggy side for a chest clear out?
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31. clearlakemike
1:05 AM GMT on September 28, 2013
These photos coming in from the Oregon coast are wonderful. What a beautiful coastline!
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30. clearlakemike
5:31 PM GMT on September 27, 2013
Quoting 29. sandiquiz:
Your blog is becoming very sad.... it must portray how you feel. I think only good news items should be posted for a while... we all know there is a lot of bad things happening in the world, but there are plenty of good news items too...:)

That Hare Krishna mantra gets faster... I was trying to type in time to the chanting, but when it got faster my fingers got tied up in knots!!! lol


The last item I posted about the marine mammals being protected along the California coast is very good news!! As is the story I previously posted about the BIG Solar Power Project in India.

I think people need to hear the bad news too so that some will try and effect change for the good.

I will try and find a slower mantra for you to type by, lol...the Hare Krishna mantras can get a bit frantic!!
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29. sandiquiz
4:51 PM GMT on September 27, 2013
Your blog is becoming very sad.... it must portray how you feel. I think only good news items should be posted for a while... we all know there is a lot of bad things happening in the world, but there are plenty of good news items too...:)

That Hare Krishna mantra gets faster... I was trying to type in time to the chanting, but when it got faster my fingers got tied up in knots!!! lol
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28. clearlakemike
3:22 PM GMT on September 27, 2013
Just the voggy air in and of itself would be good reason to leave...it is considered to maybe harden the arteries and contribute towards heart attacks!!
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27. sandiquiz
6:03 AM GMT on September 27, 2013
Oh, Mike.... Time to get G to agree to pack up and leave! Never mind if you might lose money... Money is no good if you are dead and staying there is killing you... The stress, the neighbours and the voggy atmosphere :-(
As I said before, paradise is not a place to be if the devil also lives there!

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26. clearlakemike
10:10 PM GMT on September 26, 2013
A neighbor was maliciously and illegally riding a dirt bike on the street while I was trying to walk my dog today. The dirt bike was spewing out smoke and gas fumes like crazy!! I had to try and cover my dog's nose and snout and keep her from breathing it in! As I had to restrain her I could not cover my own mouth and nose and had to hold my breath! It was awful. We still breathed in a lot of the smoke and gas. He kept riding it back and forth around us...what a psycho!!!

It doesn't do any good to call the police here either as that would just bring more trouble to bear on us. We are living in the Wild, Wild, Wild West here!!!!

This same person has previously called me a 'f*g' as well as other harassments.

"A man is murdered in New York in Elmhurst, Queens by an insane person who perceived him as gay" -- Gay USA with Ann Northrop and Andy Humm AUDIO Friday, September 20, 2013
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25. clearlakemike
1:29 AM GMT on September 26, 2013
Quoting 24. palmettobug53:
Hi, Mike.

I'm home and much better than last time.

No, the fluticasone doesn't do anything for allergies on it's own. I use Zyrtec, once I realize I'm having allergy symptoms.

My nasal spray is simply for opening up and drying up my nasal passages. I think it's a very low dose of the same thing in Advair inhalers.



Hi Bug, Good to hear you are home and it is going well. I guess with practice it gets better!! Too bad you don't have three ears. Yeah, I don't think I started taking the Nasarel either for allergies as I didn't have any in San Francisco when I started taking it. The cool ocean air there just blows everything inland. I was just getting congested too. Maybe from just years of smoking. I wished it worked for the vog here but it doesn't seem to help much. It was kind of voggy today and I am halfway stuffed up...so maybe it helps a little. I hate walking around with my mouth open all the time, lol. But I gotta breathe!!
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24. palmettobug53
12:28 AM GMT on September 26, 2013
Hi, Mike.

I'm home and much better than last time.

No, the fluticasone doesn't do anything for allergies on it's own. I use Zyrtec, once I realize I'm having allergy symptoms.

My nasal spray is simply for opening up and drying up my nasal passages. I think it's a very low dose of the same thing in Advair inhalers.

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23. sandiquiz
4:34 PM GMT on September 25, 2013
Thank you :-)

Much better, and they say, learning something new each day is good for the brain and the soul!
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22. clearlakemike
4:17 PM GMT on September 25, 2013
Quoting 21. sandiquiz:
Hi there...
Hope you are well, and managing to relax.

Any chance of having a video open that is relaxing music rather than the woman with the nodding head and the whiny voice!
I am sure what she has to say is very important but she will drive me mad repeating it, and might drive me away from your blog! (Only joking)!


Wa La...I fixed it! Took a bit of research but I learned how to disable the auto play. The video is still there and yes, what she (and her guests) has to say is very important but you should have the option of hitting the play button first as I try to keep this a "democratic blog" rather than a totalitarian one, lol.

And in the interest of not driving you mad here is some relaxing music (which you might need after listening to the aforementioned video.)

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21. sandiquiz
2:44 PM GMT on September 25, 2013
Hi there...
Hope you are well, and managing to relax.

Any chance of having a video open that is relaxing music rather than the woman with the nodding head and the whiny voice!
I am sure what she has to say is very important but she will drive me mad repeating it, and might drive me away from your blog! (Only joking)!
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20. clearlakemike
6:42 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 19. sandiquiz:
I would just as soon store shoes in mine if I could, lol...

LOL - it might keep them drier than the cupboard that allows the damp to get to your leather shoes!!


LOL!!
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19. sandiquiz
6:12 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
I would just as soon store shoes in mine if I could, lol...

LOL - it might keep them drier than the cupboard that allows the damp to get to your leather shoes!!
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18. clearlakemike
5:28 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 16. sandiquiz:
Thank you kind Sir:)

New cooker ordered, but won't be here until next Monday! Never mind, plenty of take out shops around here!!! lol

I finally went for a Smeg.


Congratulations, Sandi!! I have never seen a Smeg before...looks very nice! Not that I am a connoisseur of ovens, mind you. I hate to cook. I would just as soon store shoes in mine if I could, lol...and just eat out all the time. Which, once upon a time, I did!! In a land and time far, far away...:-)
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17. clearlakemike
5:22 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 15. SBKaren:
Hi Mike,

I heard about the molasses spill in the harbor. Who knew that molasses could be so harmful. You'd think something that you can eat wouldn't be able to cause that much damage. It's truly a disaster to the entire ecosystem!


Hi Karen, the latest thing I read was that they knew it was leaking!!

On two occasions since last year, state inspectors saw molasses dripping from the same spot where a pipe leaked up to 1,400 tons of the sugary substance into Honolulu Harbor earlier this month and killed thousands of fish. -- Pipe had leak months before Hawaii molasses spill

How f**ked up is that??? Pardon my French. It is just truly gross. I guess maybe they thought the same thing? It's only molasses...

Sugar is not good for the human body either, lol...as we all know.
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16. sandiquiz
5:04 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Thank you kind Sir:)

New cooker ordered, but won't be here until next Monday! Never mind, plenty of take out shops around here!!! lol

I finally went for a Smeg.
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15. SBKaren
5:01 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Hi Mike,

I heard about the molasses spill in the harbor. Who knew that molasses could be so harmful. You'd think something that you can eat wouldn't be able to cause that much damage. It's truly a disaster to the entire ecosystem!
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14. clearlakemike
3:54 PM GMT on September 23, 2013
Quoting 13. palmettobug53:
Mike, I've been using either Fluticasone or Flunisolide for allergic rhinitis about 4 years now.

Nothing like Jewish penicillin for a stuffy nose, that's for sure. I always doctor my tinned chicken noodle soup with lemon juice and a few dashes of red pepper flakes. If I have some garlic, I'll add that, too.

Your mother won't get flu shots? Is she nuts? At her age, flu isn't something to fool around with.

By the time I was in my 40's, my employer was offering free flu shots to faculty, staff, students, employees. My doctor recommended that I start flu shots at age 50. That's when I started taking advantage of it. (They also require annual TB tests -at no charge.)

Three years ago (I think) my employer started requiring that everyone get flu shots. If you don't, you have to wear a mask during the entire peak flu season; at any and all times you are at work or even on the campus.

There was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth about that but Admin held firm.


So I guess that the Fluticasone or Flunisolide doesn't help with your allergies? I think my mother did get a pneumonia shot. That is what usually kills older people when they get the flu and it progresses into pneumonia. I think a lot of older people remember the problems with the earlier flu shots. I don't think anyone should be required to get them but out of common courtesy they should wear a mask. In some cultures it is sort of a given to do that. I have been getting the flu shot almost every season for a long time also. I do not like being sick. I am a be-atch to be around on a good day, just ask G...you do NOT want to be around me when I am sick, lol.
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13. palmettobug53
6:38 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Mike, I've been using either Fluticasone or Flunisolide for allergic rhinitis about 4 years now.

Nothing like Jewish penicillin for a stuffy nose, that's for sure. I always doctor my tinned chicken noodle soup with lemon juice and a few dashes of red pepper flakes. If I have some garlic, I'll add that, too.

Your mother won't get flu shots? Is she nuts? At her age, flu isn't something to fool around with.

By the time I was in my 40's, my employer was offering free flu shots to faculty, staff, students, employees. My doctor recommended that I start flu shots at age 50. That's when I started taking advantage of it. (They also require annual TB tests -at no charge.)

Three years ago (I think) my employer started requiring that everyone get flu shots. If you don't, you have to wear a mask during the entire peak flu season; at any and all times you are at work or even on the campus.

There was a lot of wailing and gnashing of teeth about that but Admin held firm.
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12. clearlakemike
5:16 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 10. palmettobug53:
Hi, Mike.

I went ahead and took a Zyrtec last night and I didn't wake up quite as stuffy this morning.

Charleston, SC ranks # 26 on the list of top 100 cities for fall allergies (ragweed, mostly): Allergy Capitals. We were #42 last year.

I've been doing some research and the consensus is that 3 out 4 people allergic to springtime pollen will be allergic to ragweed pollen in the fall.

Oh, joy.


Hi Bug, I have been taking a prescription nasal spray, Nasarel that works great against plant allergies but not so good with the vog. I have heard of people drinking special teas for the vog. I drink a lot of green tea. Not sure if it is helping. A good hot bowl of chicken broth aka "Jewish Penicillin" opens the sinuses up very well. As does a swim in the ocean. Unfortunately, the sea air here is too mixed with the vog.

My mother lives in #83 and suffers from the ragweed pollen. When I call her in the fall she sounds like she has a bad cold. I tell her to take the nasal spray but she would rather be an allergy martyr. She won't take the flu shot either. Tsk Tsk...
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11. clearlakemike
4:36 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 9. sandiquiz:

Hope you looked and took several deep breaths and relaxed:)

You and one "significant" other should actually get together to discuss what sets off your stress... C is finding the new job stressful, because he had all the confidence knocked out of him at the last contract, and thinks it will happen again! Darn and blast one horrid man called Mark!!!


Oh yes, for quite awhile. I listened to the Gayatri Mantra and chanted along,

Om
Bhur Bhuvah Svaha
Tat Savitur Varenyam
Bhargo Devasya Dhimahi
Dhiyo yonah Prachodayat



Yes, we have done that many times now with a therapist. Most of the stress comes from outside the home. Like the clear night sky this is clear to the significant other and the therapist.

Sorry to hear C has the stress from the contract...the dog eat dog business world is full of demons!! And so is the neighborhood! We must learn to rise above the devils and find peace of mind. Not always easy!!
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10. palmettobug53
3:05 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Hi, Mike.

I went ahead and took a Zyrtec last night and I didn't wake up quite as stuffy this morning.

Charleston, SC ranks # 26 on the list of top 100 cities for fall allergies (ragweed, mostly): Allergy Capitals. We were #42 last year.

I've been doing some research and the consensus is that 3 out 4 people allergic to springtime pollen will be allergic to ragweed pollen in the fall.

Oh, joy.
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9. sandiquiz
1:30 PM GMT on September 22, 2013
Quoting 8. clearlakemike:
I am watching Venus set towards the direction of Chennai on a crystal clear night filled with stars.
Very Beautiful!!

Hope you looked and took several deep breaths and relaxed:)

You and one "significant" other should actually get together to discuss what sets off your stress... C is finding the new job stressful, because he had all the confidence knocked out of him at the last contract, and thinks it will happen again! Darn and blast one horrid man called Mark!!!
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8. clearlakemike
5:49 AM GMT on September 22, 2013
I am watching Venus set towards the direction of Chennai on a crystal clear night filled with stars. The Milky Way is also in a position pointing towards Chennai. Very Beautiful!! The galactic center is also setting in that direction.
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7. clearlakemike
7:06 PM GMT on September 21, 2013
Quoting 6. palmettobug53:
Oh, dear. A molasses spill? I'd never heard of such a thing nor would I have expected it to be such an environmental disaster. I mean, who would think such a thing would happen or be that bad?

I'm sorry to hear that you're still stressed, though not as badly as you were.

I can sympathize with the clogged sinuses. I've noticed this past week that I've been stuffed up again. I was great all summer.

I must be developing a sensitivity to fall allergens. I know your's is due to vog, mostly.

I MUST get started on local honey. I've put it off, as I still have honey in the pantry and wanted to get it used up, before buying more. Esp since local honey is way more expensive than the usual brands you find at the grocer.

I got that tip from Shore, this past spring. There seems to be a growng belief that a daily dose of local honey will help to provide immunity to local allergens, though it doesn't seem to be scientifically supported. She has several readers at WP that swear it works. Still, I use honey, anyway, and it's worth a try. Every single year, it seems my allergies get worse.

Local honey for allergies.


Yeah, no kidding...and then Big Bro Facebook puts this into my newsfeed about the Boston Molasses Disaster (not this particular entry as I would have to dig back and find it, which I don't have time for right now.)

Thank you, Bug, I am coping...what can I say. Anyway, I don't think the honey will work against the vog. The vegetation on the other side away from the vog actually cleared out my sinuses. I have had allergies to plants in the past when I lived on the east coast and then again when I worked out in one of the inland valleys in California. When I went back to San Francisco the fresh sea air was WONDERFUL!! My sinuses cleared out and I could also feel my lungs clearing out just they as they did when I quit smoking. Too bad it is so expensive to live there and so cold. But the dry air and heat did the same thing (despite the CO2 pollution) in the desert. I had so wanted to stay there.

Sorry to hear your allergies are getting worse. I hope the local honey works for you. That is an interesting link that Shore provided. I have heard that honey is a good antibacterial also, I think.
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6. palmettobug53
6:00 PM GMT on September 21, 2013
Oh, dear. A molasses spill? I'd never heard of such a thing nor would I have expected it to be such an environmental disaster. I mean, who would think such a thing would happen or be that bad?

I'm sorry to hear that you're still stressed, though not as badly as you were.

I can sympathize with the clogged sinuses. I've noticed this past week that I've been stuffed up again. I was great all summer.

I must be developing a sensitivity to fall allergens. I know your's is due to vog, mostly.

I MUST get started on local honey. I've put it off, as I still have honey in the pantry and wanted to get it used up, before buying more. Esp since local honey is way more expensive than the usual brands you find at the grocer.

I got that tip from Shore, this past spring. There seems to be a growng belief that a daily dose of local honey will help to provide immunity to local allergens, though it doesn't seem to be scientifically supported. She has several readers at WP that swear it works. Still, I use honey, anyway, and it's worth a try. Every single year, it seems my allergies get worse.

Local honey for allergies.
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5. clearlakemike
4:24 PM GMT on September 21, 2013


I drove around the southern tip of the island yesterday and slightly over to the eastern side where there usually is no vog for a cup of Ka'u coffee and an orange mango malasada. When I rounded the island lo and behold my sinuses opened up and I could smell all the wonderful vegetation instead of the sulphuric smog (aka vog) that permeates so much of West Hawaii (and clogs my sinuses.)

Source.

BTW, The Ka'u coffee is grown on the southeast slopes of the island and is very good coffee. And the malasadas are very good too. :-)

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4. clearlakemike
3:30 PM GMT on September 20, 2013
Quoting 3. sandiquiz:
Mike, I am sorry you are getting stressed again...it is not good for your health, and if you really are wanting off the island, surely living in an RV in California rather than a house if you can't afford it, is preferable ? I have never disliked anywhere I have lived, but can imagine how intolerable, and stressful it must be..... Breathe deeply!!! :-)


Thanks for the concern and suggestion, Sandi. I had wanted to do just that last Spring when I was in California but G wanted me to come back here for "treatment". Which I have started along with my own meditation, mantras and lots of exercise. Actually, I don't feel nearly stressed out as I did last Spring so I guess these things are working.

I just take it day by day here for now. Not sure what I am going to do in the long term yet. Meanwhile, breathe the vog deeply, lol. You are fortunate to have lived in places that you liked. This place should have been that but others take/took it upon themselves to see that it was wasn't. Now I must transcend that and either make it a place I enjoy or just simply leave.
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3. sandiquiz
4:40 AM GMT on September 20, 2013
Mike, I am sorry you are getting stressed again...it is not good for your health, and if you really are wanting off the island, surely living in an RV in California rather than a house if you can't afford it, is preferable ? I have never disliked anywhere I have lived, but can imagine how intolerable, and stressful it must be..... Breathe deeply!!! :-)
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2. clearlakemike
3:16 PM GMT on September 18, 2013
Yes, Nature will have to clean up Hawaii molasses leak that killed thousands of fish

Source.

and Hawaii Molasses Spill: Better or Worse Than Oil?

Source.

National Geographic is calling it an environmental catastrophe in the above link.

I am ok, Sandi, thank you for asking. Trying to keep my head above the sea of depressing here...but getting tired from treading. What a big mistake it was to move here. Looking forward to the day when I can move from this Island of Hell and back to a Happy place.

Hope you are fine. I saw on your and Barb's blog that you got out the winter woolens already and have the hot soup and bread on the menu. It sure went from warm to cold there fast!! I guess that is my consolation prize...the only really paradisiacal thing here is the climate. And since I don't like cold that is a big deal. But I could find warm elsewhere also. But getting to it is easier said than done, unfortunately. :(
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1. sandiquiz
10:55 AM GMT on September 18, 2013
The molasses spill is terrible as it cannot be cleared up by detergent as an oil based spill.

It is being called a disaster, and it is...:(

How are you? Well, I hope!
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