This looks very familiar in my yard. Go here for more info: lettuce
"I’m surprised I haven’t come across wild lettuce as an alternative to toxic pain, migraine and anxiety pills, but a recent report by Ask a Prepper tipped me off to it and now I want to tell everyone! Out of everyone I know, pain is their biggest complaint! While people tell us that we shouldn’t focus on pain, but what’s causing the pain — everyone with serious pain knows that you can’t move forward or think straight until you can get some relief."
Here’s another article on the same subject: similar-to-morphine-the-weed-every-prepper-should-know-about_08102017
Installing Ubuntu Linux on my Chromebook as per these instructions: lifehacker. I hope it works! And I hope I like it. I got tired of some of the limitations of the ChromeOS. I’ll still be able to toggle back and forth between the two operating systems.
See also Windows in virtual machine or Turn Computer into Chrome device
At Chicago, Illinois (41.883222, -87.632496)
Just had a hotdog from Reggio’s at O’Hare. I’m told that’s a real Chicago style dog. It was good!
Driving wife’s Jetta while my car gets serviced. I called it a piece of $h!+ while I tried to climb out. Its door hit me in the forehead during the struggle.
So, I guess we’re even.
Joke we heard Lee Child telling (though we’re fairly sure he’s not the author)…
"If a man speaks in the forest and his wife is not there to hear it, is he still wrong?"
Listening to Don Henley this morning. He is one of the all-time great lyricists/poets. Just thought I’d say so. Then Don McLean came on, so … ?? Of course, they can both be among the greatest, but Henley is probably THE greatest.
"The most common sense, natural solution to inattentive behavior in school children, however, may be the basic idea of giving children more time to free play and to engage their bodies in physical activity. It’s such a simple notion in such unusual times that it actually sounds revolutionary, and several schools in Texas are being hailed for trying a new program which solves behavioral problems by doing nothing more than allowing children to play outside more often during the school day."
via Texas School Triples Recess Time, Solving Attention Deficit Disorder
See also pesticides causing ADHD and Why French kids don’t have ADHD
Had to park under an overpass this morning to avoid tornadoes. No problems for me but one did touch down right near work. Someone said it hit Macy’s (just across the Interstate).