That heatwave!

Well, as an Australia, I think I am qualified to talk about this.

I’ve been noticing that a lot of people overseas, are talking about heat waves. Aren’t they just the WORST! I don’t mind Summer, but those heat waves are worse than cold. I can’t write about snow, my state doesn’t get it. Or at least, I’ve never seen it.

I’ve got some advice for you. Mainly, how I “cope” with out putting on an air-conditioner. My mum likes to say that we don’t work full time to not have the heating/air con on. But it’s also considering your bills and your energy use. Which, I’m sure you all know, can end up costing a lot. Then you start thinking “Well I didn’t really need it on then”.

Writing about air conditioning though, DON’T put it on to the point of freezing in your house either. Put it in on so your cool, not freezing. The amount of times my body has nearly collapsed, from going to somewhere freezing in an office building, to outside into a heat wave and my body cannot cope with that well. I don’t know why people do that either, it will make you sick. You’re putting your body into instant extremes.

Here is my list:

  • Prepare for a blackout. – Put some those ice blocks you put into picnic baskets, wrapping them up in a tea towel can help you feel cool. Make sure all torches are charged. If you prefer candles, make sure you know where the candles and matches are. Considering purchasing “light candles” the ones where you put batteries in and you can turn them of and off, different colours with a controller.
  • If you’re by yourself, close all the curtains/blinds. Anything that lets sun in, cover it up. Generally during the day you can still get enough light into a house to see, you just want to stop a lot of sun coming in.
  • Have a cool shower before bed. Again, not freezing, just enough to cool down.
  • Sometimes, I will dampen or wet a hand towel and put it on my head. I find that if I’m cool as I fall asleep, I will fall asleep well.
  • See how you can put a timer on your air con or fan. It’s the same with the damp towel, if I’m cool as I fall asleep, I will fall asleep. Sometimes I find that just having air moving helps as well.
  • If you’re in your house, go nude! If you can only do it when you’re by yourself, go nude then.
  • Buy a big dress or also known as a “moo moo” to wear around the house. If you wear it out as well, cool. Just something big and breezy around the house, can make you feel cool. But if you have to answer the door, then you’ve got something to wear.
  • Drinking is a bit harder, because people love their coffees and cups of tea. So we forget to drink water. I’ve also started to see that a lot of people don’t “like” water. But we need it. So flavour up your water. There are lot of ways to infuse your water with fruits, and all sorts of things. So no excuse to not drink water!
  • Talking about water, make sure you always have at least two bottles of water in the fridge. I don’t care if you infuse with them with something. But if you have a gathering, you will NEED water. Doesn’t matter if you don’t like water, I can guarantee a majority of your guests will drink water. Also though, when you open the fridge, that will remind you to drink water.

Self-Esteem

A lot of bigot people just do not have it.

Which is why they fall very easily for propaganda.

And it never stops amazing me how many people, being rich = a good person. When most of the time, it is very much the opposite of that. How jealous we are because they’re so good looking and rich, and have successful…

Well you may be rich, good looking (well a little bit) and have a great career.

But you’re still a terrible person, haha.

Being rich, good looking and a great career, doesn’t mean for a second that you’re a good person.

I could be the poorest of the poor, no career and be “ugly”, and I would still be a better person than you.

Because that’s how self-esteem works.

The anti-trans people may have the Republicans, the Tories, the Religious Right Christians and a lot of the right mainstream media’s ear. But I have the majority of people who stand with me when I say “trans rights are human rights”. That makes me the richest, the best looking and the best life ever!

So when you say to someone like me, after your “tweet” got 3000 “likes” of people who think cis is offensive (that’s pathetic by the way). You laugh and say to me “How does it feel to be part of a minority” I can reply “I’m not”, because one, I don’t NEED Twitter likes to determine who or who not is correct. Two, I’m not part of a minority and I can show all the facts and figure. You’ve got anon twitter accounts. Thirdly, I’m a straight white cis woman, I have a LOT of privileges and that shows a distinct lack of morality to call me a “minority”, because you got a lot of Twitter likes. That’s not what a minority is.

Also there are 330million twitter users.

Serious Stuff – Zero Discrimination Day & Self Injury/Harm Awareness Day

Well this is a heavy topic, and currently I am finally in a flood tears over Travies. So I am going to be putting a trigger warning on this, I would anyway, but I am trying too put a warning in for myself too, lol.

It is interesting to me, that Zero Discrimination and Self Injury/Harm Awareness are on the same day. As we progress in this world, since I am, at least, willing to admit that I don’t understand about self harming. I don’t think I’ve ever know someone who self harms. My father is an alcoholic, and while I think that is self harm. I doubt that’s what this self harm is about.

Usually when someone discriminates against another it’s because they don’t understand, so they put their fears onto someone else.

I guess all I ask for today is if you are upset, just be careful what you say and how you react to people today.

Some things I don’t understand…

and glad that I don’t.

  1. Republican’s and their instance on turning America into the next Russia, China or North Korea, or projecting what they say Muslim people are.
  2. People who refuse to understand that Harry and Meghan, want privacy. But they’re allowed to control the narrative too to THEIR lives. If your name was dragged through the tabloids, you telling me that you wouldn’t take the opportunity to speak out? Bullshit! lol
  3. I don’t understand why people talk about Meghan Markle like they know, because of the tabloids. Then when I ask them “Why do you think she’s narcissistic” quote things from the tabloids. Then still complain about her speaking about herself. How are you all not getting this?
  4. How can you say you’re British “so you know things” when you haven’t lived in the UK since the 70’s?
  5. Saying it’s “okay” if we sacrifice the elderly and to save the economy, not wondering how you might feel about hearing that, when you’re elderly and have worked your entire life in some form or another.
  6. How the Green Party, the UK Labour Party and the LibDem say they’re nothing like the Tories, when they just sit back and let alone transphobia run rampant in the parties. Where there’s one bigotry, there will be another.
  7. How Nicola Sturgeon has done NOTHING about Joanna Cherry.
  8. Fake profiles calling other people delusional.
  9. What HAS gone wrong with our politicians exactly? Like, they’ve always been a bit horrible, but they just seem to be REALLY horrible now.

Now this is something I WANT to understand. I watch a lot of crime shows. Why is it when someone (mostly women) are in really abusive situations, like I’m not even talking about the just “there were signs in hindsight”. I’m talking about as well the full on everyone wants to get out abuse too. Why is it these people are always killed in the end, but before that, their abusive partners cheats on them. And they cant deal with that? Like their partner has nearly killed them several times at this point, and that’s “fine”. But if the abusive partner cheats, oh no, that’s disrespectful to the abused.

That is something I do not understand, but I wish I could. Because then maybe we could use that to help them leave?

Help!

I am sure that I have written about something like this several times before, but more ideas are always coming! More actual pro-active than prayers and thoughts -.- lol

There are ways to help others without you having to spend a dime, or a a really little dime.

  • If you want to know more about a subject or learn something, libraries and librarians are great resources to get you started.
  • Libraries are full of books and technologies to learn even more about a subject.
  • Reading a book can give you a incredible amount of knowledge, about a subject or knowledge!
  • Every summer and every Winter I have a clean out of my cupboards and if I don’t fit into something, or haven’t worn it for a long time and it’s still fairly decent. I give it away.
  • Many organisations can help set up, so you can volunteer (or get paid) to simply sit with elderly people. Have a conversation and maybe a cup of tea with them. In Western society, we don’t tend to revere our elderly. I am annoyed by the current systems in place to “help” the elderly.
  • Give Blood and get a cookie or something other delicious treat after.
  • Baking for others. While this one may cost money to buy food to be able to make food, you don’t really need to spend a lot of money, to make a delicious meal for someone who may not be able to cook, for whatever reasons. Sometimes you can create a meal that can last for a few days as well. I’m thinking Soup is always a welcomed meal.
  • Even if you don’t have a large social media platform. You can still retweet things. My new Twitter account (a few months old). It STILL getting it out there. There are lot of crowd and justice funders than you can just retweet. Without you having to spend a cent.

Just remember

PSA

Just remember that during these unusual times, that there are people out there who want to help. There are people out there who just really don’t know that you need help. Remember, there’s no shame in asking for help.

Just remember to talk to to people, even when you’re not expected too. A simple, “Hope you’re doing well” Can perk up anyone’s day. Do it, but just remember that they may not reply, and that’s okay. Just remember to not harass them if they don’t reply.

Angry Karen’s at the Mall.

I am sure that by now, we have all seen at least one video of the angry white “Karens” at the supermarkets and in the malls. Throwing a fit, and causing damage to properties and products.

Do you think, a single one of these women, have watched themselves later and gone “Maybe, my priorities are wrong?”. I doubt it…But I live in hope. How are these grown ass “woman” NOT embarrassed by their actions? If you want to see what privilege is, watch one of these “meltdowns”. It is EMBARRASSING.

Soldiers, Police, Front line workers put their lives on the line every day. Possibly never coming home…And these “woman” are having a tantrum, fit for a child, because they don’t want to wear a mask.

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Good god, I hope they DON’T have children!

Sure, they have a right to protest about not wearing a mask. But is it REALLY want you want to be known for? That you don’t want to do literally the very least you can do to help your fellow Americans? I would be willing to put a bet on it, that these “women” are also the FIRST to say that America is a Christian nation.

Share Your World…13/04/2020

Share Your World – 04/13/20

Share Your World

QUESTIONS:

What do you do to get rid of stress? 

I usually try to play a computer game. A lot of the time, I can get just get lost in it for hours. But then sometimes, it’s a cause of my stress to!lol. Sometimes I’ll read and get lost, but then I can get upset when it’s over,lol. Sometimes I love just listening to music and tuning everything else out. However, I’m not ever alone really. So just listening to music without getting interrupted very rarely happens. Honestly just getting out of the house can lower my stress too and getting some fresh air.

In the past people were buried with the items they would need in the afterlife, what would you want buried with you so you could use it in the afterlife?

I have a plush Lion that I’ve had as long as I can remember. I have a few pieces of jewellery that I really love wearing, a favourite dress. I’m not sure what I’d take, I just want to be with people and furbabies! ❤

What’s the opposite of a koala?  (this is strictly for fun.  I know what I came up with as an answer, but it was nonsensical.   Alaok.  See?   It’s okay to pass on this one too if you want)

A fur-less, scaly, no legged, never sleeps…thing?lol

What’s the creepiest tech out there?  (My interpretation of “tech” is app or program.  If you know what “tech” is supposed to mean, hey!  Great!   Educate us. 

Anything that can “listen” to you. It does worry me a little bit that you can be talking to someone on the phone, or in your house. Then when you get on the computer, there’s an ad for what you were just talking about!

GRATITUDE IS AN ATTITUDE

What method are you using to find your smile right now?   Please explain in detail so others might utilize the same ideas.   Some bloggers have shared a daily (weekly sometimes) method that they are using to keep their spirits up right now.   I’d love to hear from anyone who does and is successful at it!    Have a great week and stay safe!

Sometimes just staying off of social media helps a LOT. I give myself a bit of time on there and then come off again. I find giving myself a goal, that would not be part of my usual routine, is helping me. Doing something different, is getting my brain active. I think that’s the most important thing

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World Polar Bear

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We have probably all seen the horrific images of those starving polar bears, heartbreaking. Although those images are our reality, I wanted to try and keep it a little light. I am usually against trying to humanise animals, but maybe if we did…People might care more?

Adopt a polar bear – WWF

What are some things though you may not know about the polar bear?

  • While climate change is affecting polar bear. It’s is mainly humans destroying their habitats, making room for more oiling and drilling, that is truly killing them off. Contact with oil spills can reduce the insulating effect of a bear’s fur requiring them to use more energy to get warm, and can poison them if ingested
  • Grizzy-Polar Hybrids exist. Aso known as ‘grolar bears’ or ‘pizzly bears
  • Scientists can extract polar bear DNA from their footprints.
  • Although they are “bears”, Polar Bears are considered aqua animals as well, because of their dependence on so much from the sea.
  • Cubs are usually born from November to February, and will nurse for about two and a half years.

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Share Your World, July Wk1, 2019

Share Your World

Share Your World 7-1-19

QUESTIONS:

Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road?

I’m going to be honest, once I get my licence…No. Even if it’s a girl. I might offer to ring someone for them, but I’m not driving them anywhere. I am teeny tiny and have an instinctive innate thing of not trusting people. It’s a sad state of affairs, but I don’t even like walking past a bunch of kids.

Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been?

Oh definitely less manners, for sure. Not just from one particular generation either. You look at someone like Trump. Or someone like Tomi Lahren, completely different generations, but still as emotionless and soulless as one another,lol. I’ve noticed a steep decline in manners, but that’s because the Leaders are so manner-less.

I got into a discussion though with a person who said insult and put downs? Sounds like a typical Liberal to me. The “insult” was of a meme laughing at something that was funny about Trump. Funnily true. I started to list all the names that the 76 year old Trump has called people over just the last couple of years. Then said, I hope you’re holding the POTUS to same standard, as a complete strange who isn’t POTUS. No response.

What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE?

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If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit?

On the outside, looking in…I’m not sure how to answer this question honestly,lol. I was thinking of a specific seat or wall, or something. They sit on the moon! Or even Mars (Mars being the 4th planet…Although what about Venus, the second planet?)

(There is a further question…the gratitude question, below the graphic.  Sorry folks!)

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Share your thankful comments here.   It’s a gorgeous day most places, so celebrate!

I’ve had such a weird week. I’ve been getting a lot of work, but I’m starting to get annoyed, because it’s been all call-in. Every week we get the roster, I’m not on it and then I get called in. Now this probably sounds like a good ole whinge, and it is. The major problem that I’m having is nepotism, the people that are getting onto the roster are all friends of managers. Which means they can actually plan their weeks, whereas I can’t. I have to stress that I’ll get called in, but also I can’t plan…well…anything. But then if I don’t get any work, then I’m stressed I’m not making any money.