Tag Archives: A Break From The Drama

Double Rainbows!!

Time for another Friday Fun Day post. 🙂 This one inspired by Eugenia’s similar post a few weeks back. I got lucky and was riding shotgun in the Subaru when we got our own double rainbows about a month ago now…

The second one wasn’t too bright unfortunately, but it’s there. 🙂

And the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar. 😁😁😁

Best burgers I’ve had hands down.

COVID-19 Burnout

Keeping up with all the news facts and figures related to the Coronavirus is exhausting. There’s no way I could even keep up with debunking all the manipulative and false news stories out there. Same with all the political bite biting as well. The anti-Trumpers have gone from demanding he seize absolute power to screaming that he has n right to dictate a re-opening timetable. AND, just to be fair, Trump also acting like his old jackass self trashing Anthony Fauci via Twitter. There are legit reasons to criticize him, but that’s not the way to do it or the tone to use.

In short, I’m tired of it. Everything is COVID nowadays, and it’s all drama and infighting. Between all of this nonsense and moving related work, I’m physically and mentally exhausted. A 2300 mile drive will be heavenly by comparison, LOL.

Here’s the deal with the blog for the next week or so:

I’ve got to shift more to finishing up moving responsibilities. We’re rapidly running out of time. I’ll try to do what I can but I’m going to be much more scarce for the immediate future.

HOWEVER… I *do* have a handful of posts ready to go. First is the next part of my Solutions Saturday category. Scheduled to auto-post on Saturday just after midnight local time.

I also have some posts set up and ready to go that I’ll manually post as I pass various checkpoints on our route Eastward. Think of it as Oregon Trail in reverse, or maybe the Cannonball Run, LOL

For now, I leave you with the ULTIMATE cat meme:

Yes, forget ancient aliens, Atlantis and all those other conspiracy theories… The truth is that the world is a Cat playing with Australia. O_O

7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Red Pandas

It’s Friday Fun Day here at Silk Chatters, and I think we desperately need a break, however brief from all the gloom and doom of COVID-19 coverage.

With that in mind, I’m bringing you a short recap from Scientific American on “Seven Things You Didn’t Know About Red Pandas”.

This is just the highlights, with a link to the full story afterwards. You can catch all the fun info that goes along with these tidbits there. 🙂

1. Red Pandas Aren’t Pandas. Well, their name says otherwise, BUT they’re not that closely related to giant pandas as it turns out. They were tested on Jerry Springer & giant panda is NOT the father. 😀

2. They are “Herbivorous Carnivoran”: That’s academic speak for they mostly eat plants but occasionally sneak in some meat to their diet.

3. They Have a Sweet Tooth: Not TOO unusual in the animal kingdom BUT believe it or not, they actually seem to prefer sugar substitutes.

4: Their Coloration Actually IS Good for Camouflage: The fir trees in many of their native habitats are covered with a similarly colored moss.

5: They’re in Competition for Habitat in Nepal with Local Cheese Farms

6. Red Pandas Tweet: Actually, to be accurate, the sound they make is known as “twittering.” There’s a link to the actual sound in the Scientific American article

7: It Was Almost Named the Wah: The naturalist that first presented them to the scientific community in London wanted to name them the Wah based on the sound they make.

And a Bonus Fun Fact From Yours Truly:

8: They Are NOT Communist: Yes, despite their name, they have not now or ever been a member of the communist party. In fact, they’re pretty apolitical. 😀 😀 😀

Here’s a link to the original story (via Pocket):

7 Things You Didn’t Know About Red Pandas