Alone

“It is better to be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

“I finally faced the fact that it isn’t a crime not having friends. Being alone means you have fewer problems.”  Whitney Houston

“If you make friends with yourself you will never be alone.”  Maxwell Maltz

“I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.”  Elizabeth I

“It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.”  Albert Einstein

“If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?”  Judy Garland

“A man can be himself only so long as he is alone, and if he does not love solitude, he will not love freedom, for it is only when he is alone that he is really free.”  Arthur Schopenhauer

“To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.”  Charles Caleb Colton

(Photo taken 4/18/2015.)

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Google+ sucks

https://painkills2.wordpress.com/2015/04/17/https-crossed-out-in-red/

I set up a Google+ account some months ago, but I don’t use it.  Now, because of the https problems in AOL email, I went looking for my email account on Google+.  I log in with my password and I’m embarrassed to say I couldn’t even find my email account.  You know, the screen that shows emails.  Seriously, how hard could this be?

I hover my mouse’s arrow over all the different images, nothing.  I click on the different menu options, nothing.  I do a search in Google looking for some help and I get nothing.  No wonder I never use it.

I need some more ranch dressing…

Dog flu reaching epidemic status in parts of the Midwest

https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/dog-flu-reaching-epidemic-status-in-parts-of-the-midwest-042015.html

The dog flu is reaching epidemic proportions and now has crossed state lines. Originally Chicago was the city hit the hardest but it has spread across the state and now it has infiltrated into neighboring Wisconsin, Ohio and Indiana…

There is no evidence that this virus will be contagious to humans but the H3N2 is contagious to cats…  At this moment there haven’t been any reports of any cats getting the virus but H3N2 can be transmitted from dogs to cats, but whether cats can transmit it to another animal is not known.

To help prevent the virus from spreading it has been recommended to stay away from dog parks, boarding facilities and groomers.

Celebrate 420 and Earth Day at the same time

https://www.theverge.com/2015/4/19/8453531/nsa-mascot-dunk-earth-day

Hey there. This is Dunk. Dunk is a trash can taken from the stuff of nightmares and repurposed by the NSA to promote Earth Day…

Ignore for a second the fact that Dunk is dressed like a cross between an inoffensive cartoon toddler and a dad who hates when sand touches his feet, and focus on his face. What expression is that? Casually disguised stomach trouble? Drinking orange juice after brushing your teeth? Barely concealed social anxiety?

Why are his eyebrows just raised bumps seemingly molded out of excess plastic? Who is Dunk’s dentist? And most importantly: Why are Dunk’s biceps so incredibly sculpted? …

Earth Day is April 22nd.

Workers Seeking Productivity in a Pill Are Abusing ADHD Drugs

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/19/us/workers-seeking-productivity-in-a-pill-are-abusing-adhd-drugs.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share&_r=0

Most users who were interviewed said they got pills by feigning symptoms of A.D.H.D., a disorder marked by severe impulsivity and inattention, to physicians who casually write prescriptions without proper evaluations. Others got them from friends or dealers…

Lisa Deese of Fishers, Ind., said she had abused Adderall as a stay-at-home mother of three for years. The pills, she said, “were like mommy crack.”

“I got so much more done during the day,” she added. “I was hooked by my first pill.” …

It sounds like the New York Times is trying to start a drug war against these kinds of drugs, with the same media-type frenzy that exists with opioids.  In other words, I’m not buying it.

The number of stimulant misusers who become addicted is unclear. But supply has risen sharply: About 2.6 million American adults received A.D.H.D. medication in 2012, a rise of 53 percent in only four years, according to Express Scripts, the nation’s largest prescription-drug manager. Use among adults 26 to 34 almost doubled.

Ah, Express Scripts, trying to save themselves some money.  Profit, ain’t it grand?