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csziggy's Journal
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June 25, 2020

Does anyone know anything about Hawaiian Kapas or Tapas?

Among the things in my Mom's house my sister found a piece that was labeled (she thought) "taga" with geometric patterns. With it was a paper describing it. We think Mom used it when she gave talks to school classes about her time living in Hawaii as a Navy Nurse during WWII.

I found lots of information here: http://www.kapahawaii.com/

What we are not sure about is if this is an old kapa/tapa she may have gotten when she was living in Hawaii or if it a newer one she purchased after the art was revived during the 1960s and 1970s.

Right now I am having issues posting pictures. When I can, I will put up a picture of the kapa/tapa.

June 16, 2020

Sparta aka Mean Kitty has died

Sparta was best known as The Mean Kitty - he had his own song:

His owner posted a lot of videos about Sparta and that lead to his own YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheMeanKitty/featured with even more Sparta videos including some of Sparta's friends. The channel has been up for eleven years!

Sparta's last video:

The story of Sparta's passing:

June 13, 2020

Museum 360: Giants of Florida's Prehistoric Past - June 25

Events / All Ages
Museum 360°: Giants of Florida’s Prehistoric Past
Thursday, June 25
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Florida Museum of Natural History
Bring the Florida Museum to your home! Take a 360° virtual tour and learn about five of the most spectacular giants on display with Bruce MacFadden, curator of vertebrate paleontology and director of the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute. Discover the stories of the Columbian Mammoth, American Mastodon, Megalodon Shark, Terror Bird and Giant Ground Sloth, including how they got so big and why they went extinct.

The tour will be livestreamed on Facebook and Zoom. Ask questions along the way and have a Museum experience from home!
June 13, 2020

Melania Trump was in no rush to move into the White House. That's when she renegotiated her prenup

Melania Trump was in no rush to move into the White House. That’s when she renegotiated her prenup, a new book says.
By Jada Yuan
June 12, 2020 at 6:00 a.m. EDT

When Melania Trump stayed behind in New York after her husband’s presidential inauguration, she said it was because she didn’t want to interrupt their then-10-year-old son Barron’s school year. News stories at the time concentrated on an apparent frostiness between the first couple and on the exorbitant taxpayer costs to protect Melania and Barron away from Washington.

Those stories are true, but Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan reveals in a new book that the first lady was also using her delayed arrival to the White House as leverage for renegotiating her prenuptial agreement with President Trump.

The campaign had been full of harsh news about Trump’s alleged sexual indiscretions and infidelities, from the “grab them by the p---y” Access Hollywood tape to an affair with Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal; Melania Trump learned new details from the media coverage, Jordan writes.

The incoming first lady needed time to cool off, and “to amend her financial arrangement with Trump — what Melania referred to as ‘taking care of Barron,’ ” Jordan writes in “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump.”

More: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/melania-book-art-of-her-deal-prenup-white-house/2020/06/11/ce63ec02-abec-11ea-94d2-d7bc43b26bf9_story.html

June 12, 2020

A red shouldered hawk fledgling has been screaming just outside all afternoon

The parents are around and it keeps screaming for food - I'm not sure if they are still feeding it. It's in an oak tree, about 20 feet outside the upstairs room where my husband keeps his computer and it's driving him up the wall.

I got some pictures, but I have to do something to my website to be able to post them here. Maybe I can get it done tomorrow.

June 7, 2020

Pandemic Lockdown Thoughts (from my sister)

I hope they give us two weeks notice before sending us back out into the real world. I think we need the time to become ourselves again. And by "ourselves" I mean lose 10 pounds, cut our hair and get used to getting up before 10 a.m.

New monthly budget: Gas $0 Entertainment $0 Clothes $0 Groceries $2,799.

Breaking News: Wearing a mask inside your home is now highly recommended. Not so much to stop COVID-19, but to stop eating.

Low maintenance chicks are having their moment right now. No nails to file and paint, roots to dye, eyelashes to re-mink, and thrilled
to be able to wear pajamas or sweats every day!

When this quarantine is over, let's not tell people.

I stepped on my scale this morning. It said: "Please practice social distancing. Only one person at a time on scale."

Not to brag, but I haven't been late to anything in more than 8 weeks.

I wanted zombies and anarchy. Instead I got working from home and toilet paper shortages.

Those car commercials where there's only one vehicle on the road - don't seem so unrealistic these days ...

They can open things up next week, but I'm staying in until July to see what happens to all of you first.

Appropriate analogy: "The curve is flattening so we can start lifting restrictions now" = "The parachute has slowed our rate of descent,
so we can take it off now".

People keep asking: "Is coronavirus REALLY all that serious?" Listen y'all, the churches and casinos are closed. When heaven and
hell agree on the same thing it's probably serious.

Never in a million years could I imagine going up to a bank teller wearing a mask and asking for money.

Home school Day 1: I'm trying to figure out how I can get this kid transferred out of my class.

Okay, the schools are closed. So do we drop the kids off at the teacher's house or what?

For the second part of this quarantine do we have to stay with the same family or will they relocate us? Asking for myself...

Coronavirus has turned us all into dogs. We wander around the house looking for food. We get told "No" if we get too close to
strangers and we get really excited about going for walks and car rides.

The spread of Covid-19 is based on 2 things: 1. How dense is the population. 2. How dense the population is.

The dumbest thing I've ever bought was a 2020 planner...

I'm in a long line at 7:45 am today at a grocery store that opens at 8 am for seniors only. A young man comes from the parking lot and tries to cut in the front of the line, but an old lady beats him back into the parking lot with her cane. He returns and tries cutting in again but an old man punches him, then kicks him and pushes him away. As he approaches the line for the 3rd time he yells, "If you people don't let me unlock the door, you'll never get in!"

Enjoy your day. You have nothing else to do.

June 6, 2020

American Carnage at Lafayette Square

I've watched a few of Legal Eagle's videos. I'm not sure how good of an attorney he is, but his commentary from a legal point of view is always interesting.

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