CV! Part 174 – FRIDAY! And Saturday JUNETEENTH and Sunday too. (Fri-Sat-Sun)

CV! part 174 – FRIDAY! And Saturday JUNETEENTH and Sunday too. (Fri-Sat-Sun)

Friday, June 18, 2021

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9:30am: We woke up at 5:30am. We were up and then went back to bed.
Did not sleep well. Woke up several more times before getting out of bed.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
And FUCK, the afternoon can’t get here fast enough.

10:45am: Our shoulder is f*cked up and we’re in pain. Pain hurts.
Today is just starting off real sh*tty.

3:00pm: Our day is a little better. We drank an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Feel Better.
Our shoulder was really bad, so we iced it for a little bit, and now it’s a little better.
It’s a beautiful day and really hot outside. The dogs are napping in the bedroom.
We are sitting here in silence on Friday afternoon, and it’s just real quiet right now.
The exterminator came to spray around the house earlier,
and there was a lot of gardener noise in the neighborhood this morning,
We stayed in the Home Office most of the morning, moaning about our shoulder.

4:10pm: We took the dogs outside. It’s HOT. And it’s a dry heat.
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Now we are chilling’ in the Home Office with the dogs, and it’s nice and cool.
And we haven’t eaten any real food today…. so we’re kinda hungry.
FUCK. The gardeners across the street are here.
And they have really loud lawnmowers and leaf blowers….and they suck.
SO, we’re going to eat early supper now. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

11:50pm: Recapping Friday. We fell asleep instead of supper.
We woke up and it was time to feed the dogs. We took them outside too.
We made breakfast for dinner.
On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, twice cooked potato,
toasted bagel with cream cheese, plum, nectarine, banana,
cran-raspberry-orange juice and an iced espresso to drink
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We took the dogs outside again. Now they’re sleeping in the Home Office,
Our shoulder still hurts. And it hurts a lot when we lay down.

We stopped, took the little dog outside again, put the dogs in the bedroom,
and made an icepack for our shoulder. So Ice on, Ice off now.

Remembering our old friend, poet Pagan Neil, today on his birthday.
He passed over on March 3, 2016. May his memory be a blessing!

Should we celebrate?
A birthday for a dead man?
What would Pagan do?
Write a poem for him!
Toast his blessed memory!
Hold him in your heart!
NOTE: We included a pic of Pagan and credited the owner.
He previously gave us permission to use his pics with credit given.
He reported us to Facebook and we got our first “copyright strike”.
He was on our Friend list and there wasn’t any bad blood between us….
But really? He didn’t message us. SO WE BLOCKED HIM!
YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT! AND FUCK HIM TOO!
GODDBYE! WE DON’T DO FACEBOOK DRAMA!
AND FUCK HIM AGAIN FOR BIEING A NARC! This was a picture of a DEAD MAN.
Pagan Neil RIP – May his memory be a blessing.
One Old A**hole Blocked. BUH-BYE. Oh, and “karma’s a bitch” too.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 – JUNETEENTH!

HAPPY JUNETEENTH!

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I’m not shopping the Juneteenth “White Sale”, sorry.

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Now it is an official Federal Holiday, signed into law by President Joe Biden just this week.
On June 19, 1865 (156 years ago), over two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and declared that slavery was over.
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, freed the slaves in Confederate states,
but had no effect on the states under Confederate control where slavery still existed.

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10:00am: We didn’t sleep well last night.
Mostly because for our shoulder. We finally took a prescription pill.
(we never take them because they make us feel groggy all the next day)
We woke up and took the dogs outside. Then we fell asleep again.
We woke up and took the dogs outside and then we fed the dogs.
We made an iced espresso and yes, we feel groggy/sleepy tired….
And our shoulder is still sore this morning, but improving.

2:30pm: We went back to sleep, and woke up at12:30pm. We took the dogs outside.
Then we went back to bed. We slept for another two hours and just woke up.
We took the dogs outside and made an iced espresso. And now it’s time for lunch.

On The Menu: peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwich on toasted Hawaiian bread.

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9:50pm: Recapping our exciting Saturday…
We ate the sandwich. We took a nap. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We drank an iced espresso. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We ran some errands…. they’re still locking the Post Office Lobby Area with the PO Boxes.
NOTE: the Lobby area used to be open 24 hours before Louis DeJoy f*cked up the USPS

We went home and took the dogs outside and now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office.
One More Saturday Night! And we need to eat something now.

On The Menu:
Mac’n’Cheese with bacon, and a dill pickle, and an iced espresso to drink.
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And we took the dogs outside again and gave them love.
Now they’re sleeping in the bedroom.


Sunday, June 20, 2021 – Father’s Day!

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Sunday 2:15am: Well,
it’s a redneck tough guy classic Saturday Night double feature marathon tonight.
“Every Which Way But Loose” with Clint Eastwood and
“White Line Fever” with Jan Michael Vincent

7:45am: We slept a little. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside. We got the newspapers.

SQUIRREL!
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10:10am: We went back to bed. We woke up pretty quick.
We took the dogs outside. We made an iced espresso.
Choreboy did the dishes and a load of laundry, More stuff to come today.
It’s Father’s Day. We are not attending a party in Ventura County this morning….
Too far to travel. We are bummed we can’t attend the celebration for our Stepfather.
And we miss our Dad. He passed in 2018. May his memory be a blessing.
So, today is a sh*tty day on social media. We are “standing by” today.

3:35pm: Well we took the dogs outside again. Then we had a little siesta.
We woke up and made another iced espresso. Now we have to eat something.

4:45pm: WE JUST SAVED A LOST DOG!
Hey, look what’s in our driveway! It’s a dog, not one of ours…..
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We went to the front door and it was there waiting for us.
And there was no owner in sight. It’s only 82 degrees out, so it’s HOT.
He was very friendly, and clean, so we brought him inside out of the heat.
He had a harness and collar, but NO TAGS! We got him some water.
We took him into the kitchen and outside.
He was very happy and peed on everything.
We got a leash and took him out front. Still no owner in sight….
so we took him into the Home Office and then outside again.
He was very happy and peed on everything.
We checked his collar and his name and number were embroidered on it.
We called the number, and asked “Did you lose something?”
It was our neighbor on the corner, it was his daughter’s dog,
and then he and his daughter came and got their dog from us.
OUR GOOD DEED FOR THE DAY WAS DONE!
And No Masks were involved….. Nice dog too. And he liked me, it was obvious.
Then we got our dogs and let them sniff up the house, and Home Office.
We took them outside, into the kitchen, and outside again.
So, they sniffed on the other dog inside and out, and they peed and pooped.
Now they’re in the bedroom, and we are going to be Choreboy for a bit.

7:15pm: Choreboy  finished the laundry and cleaned and watered the little yard..
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside again.
We drank an iced espresso and a glass of juicy juice.
We ordered a pizza delivery. Now Choreboy is going to scoop the poop…

7:56pm: Eating great pizza as we type this!
On The Menu: Pizza delivered! Perfect timing! We are a good tipper.
Extra-Large Sausage and Meatball Pizza and a Coke.
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It’s the SUMMER SOLSTICE!

DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!

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NOTE: June is Pride Month.
So this is for all my LGBTQ (and others) friends.

 

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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks), talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

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HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️

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The Dude Abides.




CV! Part 173 – Technical Problems…. (Wednesday-Thursday)

CV! Part 173 – Technical Problems…. (Wednesday-Thursday)
WordPress difficulties. No technical support. Why would we pay for this?
We use the FREE website builder (with limited storage and services),
and because there is no support we vote “no confidence” for their pay service. 

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Posted this a year ago. Did someone unfriend us?
(and we will continue to call you out on your Anti-Semitic posts too!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 – ERROR!
Taking the day off….

PLEASE STAND BY! We are only experiencing mild frustration.
WORDPRESS IS HAVING SERIOUS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS!

Happy Mail on Wednesday! Thanks Carrie!
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Thursday, June 17, 2021
Happy birthday Barry Manilow!
National Apple Strudel Day

2:05am: The fridge was empty, so we finally went to the market at 10:30pm.
We unloaded and put away the groceries. We made dinner and ate it at 1:00pm.

On The Menu: T-Bone steak with sauteed onions and green beans, strawberries, and a plum.
Cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink. And leftover bacon we put in a baggie for later.
We also made a baked potato, but it took too long, and we’re full. Dinner was good.
2 chocolate cake donuts with bacon for dessert.
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8:55am: We woke up early after not being able to sleep again…. and now we’re awake.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We made an iced espresso for breakfast. And here we are again.
WE ARE STILL EXPERIENCING A MAJOR TECHNICAL PROBLEM WITH WORDPRESS!

EVERYTHING IS BLACK BELOW THIS LINE! (makes it kinda hard to write or edit)
EXAMPLE A:
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FUCK! FUCK! FUCK!

9:30am: Watching Peter Greenberg’s Thursday Morning Global Travel Update.
DO NOT TRAVEL! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! DO NOT TRAVEL! SAVE YOUR MONEY!
STAY HOME! STAY HEALTHY! Not everyone is vaccinated…. you can still get sick.
Continue to WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! Protect yourself and others please.

There are reportedly ongoing US PASSPORT DELAYS! (COVID-19 or Trump?)
Expedited Passports take 10 WEEKS Regular Passports take 4-5 MONTHS!

DO NOT PLAN ON VISITING POPULAR NATIONAL PARKS THIS SUMMER!
DO NOT PLAN ON VISITING THEME PARKS & ATTRACTIONS THIS SUMMER!
AVOID THE “USUAL DESTINATIONS” – AVOID THE CROWDS!
(wait until after Labor Day: September and October are the best months this year)
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CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS! Expedia, Travelocity, Orbitz, Cheapo Air, etc…
Cancellations due to the CoronaVirus Pandemic.
TOTAL FAILURE TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR CANCELLED AIR AND HOTELS!
And if you have a problem, you will not be able to contact anyone to help you!
Another great reason to use a licensed Travel Advisor (a professional Travel Agent)!
REPORT TRAVEL PROBLEMS! Contact the US Department of Transportation,
the Federal Trade Commission, and the Better Business Bureau to report all travel issues!

We drank the iced espresso. We ate the leftover bacon from dinner last night.
The housekeeper is here to clean today. We actually have sh*t to do today too.
We turned on the TV, and “John Mayer with special guest Buddy Guy” came on. Cool.
10:00am: We ate two donuts. No shame. We took the dogs outside. Going to be HOT.
And we are just chillin’ with the dogs in the Home Office now. 84 degrees and rising.
Hot and Humid, with some precipitation (almost rain) already today.

I will gladly pay you Tuesday….
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Paul Dooley as Wimpy in “Popeye” directed by Robert Altman

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For a Hamburger today….
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6:45pm: Recapping Thursday afternoon and evening now.
We took a shower and got dressed. We drove to the dentist.
We had teeth cleaning appointment, and we were done before 2:00pm.
We drove home and did some stuff in the Home Office.
We took the dogs outside, and then we all fell asleep. It was good nap.
We woke up, took the dogs outside, fed the dogs, and took the dogs outside.

7:25pm: We took the dog outside again. We made an iced espresso.
Not necessarily in that order. And now we have the little girl and she’s chillin’.
We had a really good nap, and we feel fresh as the mornin’ and it’s 7:40pm.

NOTE: We are still typing BLACK ON BLACK so it’s hard to see
if we are making errors and it limits our creativity a little…. very frustrating.

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President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a Federal Holiday today. HUZZAH!
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(this is an actual “New Yorker” headline)

9:10pm: We took the dogs outside. We had them in the Home Office.
We took the dogs outside and then put them in the bedroom.
We got a chopped salad but it was mushy…. so we made a sandwich.

On The Menu: Chopped chicken salad (with bacon and avocado) sandwich
on toasted Hawaiian bread, dill pickle, red grapes, strawberries, and raspberries

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!

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THE GOP TRAITORS MUST BE PROSECUTED FOR TREASON,
SEDITION, INSURRECTION, CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
and GENOCIDE! (600000 United States Citizens died from the “Trump Hoax”)

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU! DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED! YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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CV! Part 172 – ERROR! ERROR! (Mon-Tues-And Not Wed)

CV! Part 172 – ERROR! ERROR!
(Monday-Tuesday-And Not Wednesday)
“Houston, we have a problem.”

NOTE: We are posting this Blog Post on Wednesday June 16, 2021 at 1:45pm.
There is a BUG in our WordPress Text Editor and we can’t edit or write.
We were able to see the Black Text on BLACK TEXT EDITOR BACKGROUND,
but we can’t use this WordPress Blog Editor until they fix the problems.

MONDAY! MONDAY!
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Monday, June 14, 2021 – FLAG DAY in the USA!
On this day in 1777, the American Flag was adopted by the Continental Congress.
Celebrate the symbolism and history of the Stars and Stripes today!

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USA! USA! USA!

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of that decree by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

“Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” – The Flag Resolution June 14, 1777

Congress also adopted “the American continental army” on June 14, 1775,
so today is also the birthday of the United States Army.

The flag was designed by Francis Hopkinson,
a Continental Congressman from New Jersey.

 

The Red, White and Blue!
White for purity and innocence. Red for valor and hardiness.
Blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

On this day in 1937, Pennsylvania was first to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday.
The 50-star American Flag was flown for the first time on the Fourth of July in 1960,
after Hawaii became the 50th State on August 21, 1959.

You’re a grand old flag/You’re a high-flying flag/And forever in peace may you wave!
You’re the emblem of/The land I love/The home of the free and the brave!
– George M. Cohan

Did you know that the American Flag can be flown at night?
The Flag can be flown anywhere that it is flown during the day if it is properly illuminated.

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Today is the 165th day of the year. Only 200 DAYS remaining until 2022.

Remembering our friend E. Caitlin Phillips today.
We miss her. May her memory be a blessing.
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9:35am: Okay, we woke up awhile ago. We took the little boy outside. We played with the little boy. We took the little boy outside again. We fed the little dog. We took the little dog outside.
We took the dog outside again. It’s a little boy morning and now it’s not anymore.
We made an iced espresso. And we’re done now and he’s laying down over there. 

11:11am: We got the newspapers and the mail. It was very bright outside.
And now it’s getting HOT. “We’re having’ a heatwave.” all week in the Southwest USA.
Not a good week to go to Las Vegas…. they’re expecting 115 degrees during the day..
That’s TOO HOT FOR HUMANS! 

2.1 Million Passengers were screened by TSA yesterday (Sunday)
That’s a NEW RECORD!

Gasoline prices are Too F*ckin’ High! 
$3.08 per gallon National Average. $4.23 per gallon average in California today!

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12:30pm: We ate two slices of leftover pizza for lunch. We took the dogs outside.
Now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office as the temperature rises.

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2:20pm: We are just hangin’.

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3:40pm: We took the dogs outside again. We played with the little dog.
Now they are napping in the bedroom. It is TOO HOT out in the sunshine. 
We ate a toasted bagel with peanut butter and raspberry jam.
We drank and iced espresso.

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7:30pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside. And now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office again.
We are hungry. Dinner time for us. So, we ordered a Chinese food delivery.
On The Menu: Kung pao chicken, Orange peel beef, and steamed rice

 

Recapping Monday night. We took the dogs outside. We fell asleep.
We woke up and it was after midnight….. Tuesday AM.

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WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY!

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App
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THANK YOU to all the doctors and nurses and medical staffers!
THANK YOU to all the first responders!
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

NOTE: There were nine mass shootings in six states over the weekend!
(Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Washington state)
At least 10 people were killed and 50 wounded.
272 Mass Shooting this year (so far): 308 dead 1149 injured
(a “mass shooting” is defined as four or more people shot, excluding the shooter)
The fifth anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub Massacre in Orlando, Florida, was Saturday.


National Megalon Day is celebrated on June 15th.
“You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” – Chief Brody in Steven Spielberg’s “Jaws”National-Megalodon-Day-June-15-2

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – It’s Nature Photography Day!
DoNotTravelTuesday – THE NEW NORMAL IS NOW!
AND EVERYTHING RETURNS TO NORMAL IN CALIFORNIA ON JUNE 15th….
“capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities”

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1:23am: Four five. Drum Solo! And we are awake again.
We fell asleep after dinner on Monday night. We woke up and it was Tuesday.


COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS LIFTED TODAY IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
Governor Gavin Newsom terminated the executive orders today!
The Stay Home Order and the Blueprint for a Safer Economy are no more.
COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS LIFTED TODAY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK.
Governor Andrew Cuomo did the same in New York.

Are you FULLY VACCINATED*?
GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!
*FULLY VACCINATED means TWO WEEKS after the second dose! 

You are not fully vaccinated after the first dose,
and you are not fully vaccinated until TWO WEEKS after the second dose.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE!
Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
600000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
63000+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
52900+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

There is a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
The Delta Variant, previously known as the “Indian variant”
First detected in India last October and now spreading in more than 40 countries!

Vietnam has detected a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
A mutation of the Indian and U.K. COVID-19 variants, it spreads by air
and is much more transmissible than the previously known types.

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine today! (if you haven’t yet)
  • WearAF*ckingMask!
  • Stay 6 feet apart – PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
  • Avoid crowds! StayTheF*ckHome!
  • Avoid (poorly ventilated) indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth

Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but are rare​.​
And COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
Pet cats and dogs can become infected after close contact with infected people.

Do not go to movie theaters, musical performances, shopping malls,
dance parties, sporting events, Las Vegas, or any kind of public gathering!
Attending events and gatherings increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19.
Stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.


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Yosemite in Winter (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

 

BE GRATEFUL EVERYDAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE!

10:35am: And it’s “DoNotTravelTuesday” again….. so staythefuckhome please.
We were up until dawn. We fell asleep, and slept in.
The dogs got fed and went outside. We made a cup of iced espresso.
And we just published a new Blog Post “Delaware.” (dedicated to our friend Erik)

Dodgers Stadium will be at capacity tonight! The first time since October 2019.
Masks are not required for Fully Vaccinated fans…… that’s ~55000 people.

12:30pm: Chillin’ in the Home Office. It’s really HOT outside.
Thinking about lunch, since we didn’t eat breakfast yet.

2:55pm: We just ate cold leftover Chinese food. Orange peel beef for lunch.
We took the dogs outside. It’s HOT HOT HOT. We drank another iced espresso.

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Rainbow Falls – Hilo, Hawaii (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

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WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!


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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App

HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️




DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!

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THE GOP TRAITORS MUST BE PROSECUTED FOR TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION, CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
and GENOCIDE! (598000 United States Citizens died from the “Trump Hoax”)

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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FIRE AND ARREST LOUIS DEJOY!
How is this Trump Stooge and Criminal
still in charge of the US POST OFFICE?
He is Guilty of Federal and State Crimes!


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Indoctrination and institutional learning begins with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Age 5, first day of school (nursery school doesn’t count), first day of kindergarten…
We met the teacher. They showed us the classroom,
they showed us the coat closet, they showed us the boys & girls restrooms, 
and then they taught us the Pledge of Allegiance.
And every morning of every school day, we stood up, faced the flag,
placed our hands over our hearts and repeated the Pledge of Allegiance.

And there was no G-D:
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PLEASE STAND BY! We are only experiencing mild frustration.
WORDPRESS IS HAVING SERIOUS TECHNICAL PROBLEMS!
(see the screenshot below….. we added the FUCKS afterwards).

UPDATE Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 11:45am:
Okay, we thought we fixed the problem.
We did change the THEME. We’re going to leave it “as is” for now.
We disabled the Adblocker – which we thought was the problem.
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Don’t Panic.

We cannot write or edit because of a BUG…. FUCK!
We are currently creating our Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday Blog Post.
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Tuesday night. 7:55pm and we’ll have to see what happens…..

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THIS COULD BE THE END.

Delaware.

Delaware.

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Delaware’s scenic beauty, low taxes, and affordable housing
make this tiny state a wonderful place to live, work and play.

ADVICE FOR ANYONE MOVING TO DELAWARE…or just visiting.

1. The Beach traffic is horrible and never stops. It is like this year round.
This also applies to the state fair, Nascar, firefly, and any and all other events happening in Delaware.
2. It’s a different world below the canal. “Lower Slower Delaware”
3. If you do run your car into a ditch, don’t panic.
Four men in the cab of a four wheel drive with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don’t try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
4. Remember: “Y’all” is singular. “All y’all” is plural. “All y’all’s” is plural possessive.
5. Get used to the phrase: “It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity”
And the collateral phrase: “You call this hot? Wait ’til August”
6. Don’t tell us how you did it up there. Nobody cares.
7. If you think it’s too hot, don’t worry. It will cool down in December (if you are lucky)
8. A Mercedes-Benz is not a status symbol. A Chevy, Dodge, or Ford is.
9. If someone says they’re “fixin” to do something, that doesn’t mean anything’s broken.
10. The value of a parking space is not determined by the distance to the door, but by the availability of shade.
11. If you see a slower moving vehicle on a two lane road pull onto the shoulder, that is called “courtesy”.
12. BBQ is a food group. It does NOT mean the act of grilling burgers and hot dogs outdoors.
13. Yes, weddings, funerals, and divorces must take into consideration Football games.
14. Everything is better with Ranch dressing.
15. DO NOT honk your horn at us to be obnoxious, we will sit there until we die.
16. We pull over and stop for emergency vehicles to pass.
17. We pull over for funeral processions, turn our music off and men remove hats or caps. Some people put their hand over their heart.
18. “Bless your Heart” is a nice way of saying you’re an idiot.
19. No matter what kind: sprite, coke, pepsi, mountain dew, it is called Soda
20. If you don’t like the weather in DELAWARE, wait 15 minutes, it will change.
21. Hughes scrapple is the best.
22. Everyone knows everyone so don’t talk shit it will get back to them!
23. Don’t speed in small towns down state (Felton , Greenwood, Harrington, etc.)
The “popo” will get you!!
24. You will get use to the smell.
25. Greenwood fire house chicken is the bomb!!!!
We ripped this from the interweb.
WELCOME TO DELAWARE!!

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President Joe Biden is from Delaware.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942.
(Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, raised in New Castle County, Delaware)
President of the United States 2021 to present
Vice-President of the United States 2009-2017
US Senator from the State of Delaware 1973-2009
(Elected in 1972 at age 29, reelected 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, & 2008)
New Castle County (Delaware) 4th District Councilman 1971-1973
Admitted to the State Bar of Delaware in 1969.
Attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse University.

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The first settlers in Delaware were Dutch colonists who arrived in 1611
and established the New Amsterdam Colony, which later became New York.

The state was named for the Delaware River,
which is named for Virginia’s first colonial governor,
Thomas West, an English nobleman, the third Baron De La Warr.

“The First State”
Delaware was the first of the original 13 states. Statehood: December 7, 1787.
Delaware was the “First State” to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787.

“Delaware is a small but diverse state, including urban cities and rural communities,
beaches, forests, and farms – with historic roots and emerging industries
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The “Diamond State”, is the nickname given to Delaware by Thomas Jefferson.
He described Delaware as a “jewel” among the states
based on its strategic location along the Eastern Seaboard.

Where is Delaware?
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Delaware is a small, flat mid-Atlantic state on the northeastern seaboard.
It is only 39 miles wide and 96 miles long, Only 2044 square miles total area.
“Small Wonder” is another nickname for Delaware given its size,
and many contributions to our country, and also for Delaware’s natural beauty.
Delaware is the second smallest state, the least populated state,
and also the sixth most densely populated state.
Delaware only has three counties, the least of any state.
Delaware is the lowest state with an average altitude of 60 feet above sea level.
Delaware’s highest point, Ebright Road, is only 448 ft. above sea level.

Population of Delaware: ~973764 people (as of 2019)

The capital of Delaware is Dover.
Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city.

State Motto: “Liberty and Independence!”
State Song: “Our Delaware”
State Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff

State Flower: Peach blossom
State Tree: American Holly
State Herb: Sweet Golden Rod
State Fruit: Strawberry
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Read our previous Blog Post “Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!”

State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
The “Blue Hen State” is another nickname for Delaware. Named for the
Blue Hen Roosters used for cockfighting by Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers.

State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
State Insect: Ladybug
State Fish: Weakfish (Sea Trout, Yellowfin Trout)
State Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab

State Beverage: Milk

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There is NO SALES TAX in Delaware!
Any goods or services purchased in Delaware are not be subject to taxation.
A Delaware corporation can be based in any US state,
and they are exempt from state corporate income tax in most cases.
For business owners who reside outside of Delaware, NO STATE INCOME TAX!

More than 50 percent of US publicly traded corporations are incorporated in Delaware.
That’s 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies!

Delaware is home to Dover International Speedway, aka the “Monster Mile,”
and the state hosts two NASCAR races each year.

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Delaware deeded Pea Patch Island to the government in 1813 to build Fort Delaware to protect the entrance to the Delaware River and the ports of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia.

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CV! Part 171 – Solar Eclipse! (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday)

CV! Part 171 – SOLAR ECLIPSE! (Thursday-Friday-Saturday-Sunday)

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Dean Martin on the 405 freeway south through the Sepulveda Pass
in his 1957 Aston Martin DB2/4 with the San Fernando Valley in the background.
(from “Whose Been Sleeping In My Bed” in 1963)

Thursday, June 10, 2021 – SOLAR ECLIPSE!
It’s National Iced Tea Day!

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Shadow of a Man Total Eclipse in Madras, Oregon – August, 2017

MOON ALERT! Caution!
Avoid shopping or making important decisions after 10:30 pm PST
The Moon is in Gemini.

The first Solar Eclipse of 2021. The moon passed in front of the sun this morning and created a “Ring of Fire” effect visible in northern Canada, Greenland and the Arctic at sunrise.
And some of the Northern Hemisphere saw a partial eclipse. And some of us saw nothing.

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  • National Egg Roll Day.
  • National Ballpoint Pen Day.
  • National Black Cow Day.
  • National Herbs and Spices Day.

A GALLON OF REGULAR GASOLINE COSTS $4.25 (‘arvage’ price)
TODAY
IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY! WTF? THAT’S F*CKIN’ CRIMINAL!
Gouge the shit out of the American public….. and help the GOP TRAITORS.
Every major corporation is raising prices to get a piece of your stimulus!
FUCK THEM! BOYCOTT ANY COMPANY THAT RAISES PRICES NOW!
Unfortunately, the OIL COMPANIES REMAIN A MONOPOLY and adjust prices whenever.
And when they raise the price of gas, the price of transportation goes up, and your AMAZON delivery guy has to pay more to bring you the shit MADE IN CHINA that you don’t need.
STOP BUYING SHIT MADE IN CHINA THAT YOU DON’T NEED!

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6:10am: We haven’t had any coffee yet.
We woke up before 5:00am. We took the dogs outside.
We put the dogs back to bed. We’ve been sitting in the dark for an hour.
We did a load of laundry and spent solo time and fell asleep with the Big Boy.

6:55am: We set up the dog’s food. We got the newspapers.
We made a double espresso. Drink coffee. Drink water.
We are extremely thankful that all the dogs are healthy and happy again.
And now it’s time to take them outside and feed them breakfast.

8:00am: Okay, the dogs are fed. The dogs went outside. The dogs are chillin’.
We really need to do something today…..

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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
(Son-Of-A-Bitch. We need to take our own advice.)
We ran errands yesterday while we out
and we FORGOT to wear our mask into the Post Office….
we went back out to the car and got it, but WTF?
WHERE IS OUR PARANOIA AND ANXIETY NOW?

National Geographic recognized the Earth’s fifth ocean!
The Southern Ocean around Antartica is now officially named.
It joins the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic Oceans on the map.

8:45am:
The “Today Show” on NBC is SELLING MORE SHIT YOU DON’T NEED ON AIR AGAIN!
It’s like a HSN segment, and they are pimping all kinds of crap with Q-Code on the TV screen!
“Steals and Deals” and SHIT MADE IN CHINA THAT YOU DON’T NEED! BUY! BUY! BUY!
REALLY? A TEN-MINUTE SHOPPING SEGMENT! And now some commercials. CLICK.
Okay, we’re going to make breakfast now.

NOTE: Don’t get us started on KTLA channel 5 in Los Angeles…..
They have daily shopping segments, paid promotions, contests/giveaways,
fashion shows, cooking segments, and endless chat (with plugs for products).
WHAT NEWS? Totally biased, morning crap, afternoon junk, and evening breaking news.
Someone needs to tell them that a viral video, or clip from another state is NOT NEWS.

Puppy Chillin’ on Thursday: “such good doggies”
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1:05pm: We only made an iced coffee and 2 toasted English muffins with peanut butter and raspberry jam because of timing….. the housekeeper is here, and we want her to clean the kitchen today. And we didn’t eat dinner last night, so we are really hungry now.
We had the dogs in the Home Office with us, but now she’s finished in the bedroom, so the dogs just went in there, while we think about food and get something to eat.

7:11pm: FUCK. Recapping Thursday afternoon and evening.
We took the dogs outside. We got dressed and went out.
We drove around. It was HOT out. We went to the McDonald’s Drive-Thru.
We came home and ate. Then we took the dogs outside.

First thing, we haven’t eaten “fast food” in years. We don’t count Habit Burger or Subway as “fast food”…. and it really has been years since we ate McDonald’s!
On the Menu: Double Cheeseburger (no pickle), 2 McChicken sandwiches (one spicy, one regular, both no mayo) and a small fries. No drink. (“Dollar Menu”? It cost us TEN BUCKS!)
We made an iced espresso after the dogs did their business.
We chilled with and without the dogs for the rest of the afternoon.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We made another iced espresso…. if we didn’t we would be asleep now.
So, we updated this Blog Post. We posted the Mon-Tues-Wed Blog Post earlier today.
NEW BLOG POSTS! “Coffee Time Again!” and “Not Burning Man 2021” posted.

9:21pm: We fell asleep. We just woke up. We took the dogs outside.
We watched TV and surfed the internet. We slept. We woke up. We took the dogs outside.


The Lonesome Friends of Science
by John Prine RIP “may his memory be a blessing”

The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day
Well, if it does, then that’s okay
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Well, long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog and my family
Poor old planet Pluto now
He never stood a chance no how
When he got uninvited to
The interplanetary dance
Once a mighty planet there
Now just an ordinary star
Hanging out in Hollywood
In some old funky sushi bar
The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day
Well, if it does, then that’s okay
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Well, long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog, my kids and me
The Vulcan lives in Birmingham
Sometimes he just don’t give a damn
His head is full of bumblebees
His pride hangs down below his knees
Venus left him long ago
For a guy named Mars from Idaho
The Vulcan sent a wedding gift
Three-legged stool and a wheelchair lift
The lonesome friends of science say
This world will end most any day
Well, if it does, then that’s okay
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Well, long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog, my kids and me
Those bastards in their white lab coats
Who experiment with mountain goats
Should leave the universe alone
It’s not their business, not their home
I go to sleep and it never rains
My dog predicts hurricanes
She can smell a storm a mile away
That’s all the news we have today
The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day
Well, if it does, then that’s okay
‘Cause I don’t live here anyway
I live down deep inside my head
Well, long ago I made my bed
I get my mail in Tennessee
My wife, my dog, my kids and me

NOTE: Cannot get this earworm out of our head…..
Earworm: a tune or part of a song that repeats in one’s mind
(aka brainworm, sticky music, stuck song syndrome, or Involuntary Musical Imagery)
“Earworms are a generally benign form of rumination,
the repetitive, intrusive thoughts associated with anxiety and depression.”

5 Ways to STOP an Earworm (Science!}:
  1. LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE SONG.
    Earworms tend to be small fragments of music that repeat over and over
    (often a song’s refrain or chorus).
  2. LISTEN TO A “CURE TUNE.”
  3. DISTRACT YOURSELF WITH SOMETHING ELSE.
  4. CHEW GUM.
  5. LEAVE IT ALONE.

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Friday, June 11, 2021
Happy birthday Jacques Cousteau! (1917-1997)

Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?

King Kamehameha I Day!
Kamehameha the Great (aka Kamehameha I or Kamehameha the First) ruled Hawaii from 1782 until his death on May 8, 1819, after he united the Hawaiian Islands in 1810. The holiday was first celebrated in 1872, after Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, 1959.

2:05am: We woke up and took the big boy outside. We ate a bagel with cream cheese because we didn’t eat dinner again. Now we’re falling asleep in the office chair….

4:20am: We fell asleep. And we just woke up again.
So we took the dogs outside and now we’re all back in the Home Office and it’s dark outside.

6:55am: We went back to bed with the dogs. We woke up. We took the dogs outside.
We took the dogs outside again. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside again.
We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. We got the the newspapers.

8:20am: We are working on Blog Posts this morning and watching terrible television.
GOODBYE TO “KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS” and Good Riddance.
We have never watched an episode, unless you count Lebron’s time at the Bunny Ranch.
Still working on the iced espresso. And we found a good German Chocolate Cake recipe.

National German Chocolate Cake Day! (and it’s NOT from Germany)
In 1852, American Sam German created a dark baking chocolate for American Baker’s Chocolate Company. Baker’s German Sweet Chocolate’s brand was named for him.
In 1957, “German’s Chocolate Cake” recipe was published in the Dallas Morning Star as the Recipe of the Day created by Mrs. George Clay, using Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate.
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(see our previous Blog Post, we just posted a great recipe for German Chocolate Cake!)

10:00am: We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese.
We took the dogs outside. It’s a beautiful day in the backyard.
Sunny and warm, not HOT yet.

AND EVERYTHING RETURNS TO NORMAL IN CALIFORNIA ON JUNE 15th….
“capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities”
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order today ending the stay-at-home order and its various amendments on Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, after more than 15 months. Capacity limits, physical distancing, and mask requirements for businesses will end. People who are fully vaccinated will no longer be required to wear a mask anywhere, even indoors.
The state remains under a statewide declaration of emergency, and Newsom retains the authority to alter or suspend state laws indefinitely until he or the state Legislature end the emergency declaration.

It’s National Corn on the Cob Day!
Get the butter and salt! Boiling, steaming, roasting, and grilling are the most common ways of preparation. And proper dining etiquette says it is acceptable to hold the corn on the cob at each end with your fingers while eating.

5:15pm: We took the dogs outside again. And again. And again today.
It’s a perfect day (weather-wise) and we don’t have anything to do but mind the dogs.
We took an afternoon nap. We made some fresh corn on the cob for a late lunch.
We drank an iced espresso. And now we’re all chillin’.
They have to wait until it’s actually suppertime…. an hour or so.

On The Menu: Corn on the cob, with butter, a little salt, and some ancho chili powder
(and absolutely NO BLACK PEPPER! – who does that?)
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6:15pm: We took the dogs outside. We put them in the bedroom.
We made some food. And we also prepped their supper.
On The Menu: Breakfast for dinner again.
2 eggs over medium, uncured bacon, a toasted bagel
with cream cheese, and celery with peanut butter
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7:40pm: Friday night, Good Shabbos!
We ate. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside again.
The dogs were chillin’, and barking, and so the little ones are napping now.ale3det6kv931

9:00pm: We had a little nap too. And we’re up again now.

“I heard that you were feeling ill, headache, fever, and a chill.
I’ve come here to restore your pluck, ’cause I’m the nurse who likes to……”
– “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
(It’s Ferris’ 35th Anniversary! The film opened on June 11, 1986)

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 – Anne Frank Day!

It’s  GHOST IN THE MACHINE Day!
Today, contemplate the interconnectedness of our minds and bodies!
Is our intelligence separate from our body? Can it live on after our body dies?
Think about your electronic devices that have minds of their own!
“Ghost in the Machine” is a philosophical concept for the connection between mind and body. Gilbert Ryle first used the phrase in his 1949 book “The Concept of Mind” when he called René Descartes’ ideas about mind-body dualism the “ghost in the machine.”
When an electronic device has a ghost in the machine and operates in a way contrary to the way its human operator wants it to function. (“a mind of it’s own”) and it may have an independent consciousness. “A.I. – Artificial Intelligence” is a reality now.
The “Ghost in the Machine” and artificial intelligence is also a favorite plot and storyline
for science-fiction and fantasy films, television episodes, and musical pieces.

It’s Russia Day! (Buh-bye to the U.S.S.R.) – and this is still a “travel blog”
On this day in 1990, the Russian Federation formally declared itself a sovereign nation.
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Russia (the Russian Federation) is a country spanning Eastern Europe and Northern Asia.
It is the largest country in the world, covering over 17 million square kilometres,
and encompassing more than one-eighth of Earth’s inhabited land area.
– wikipedia

Russia (Rossiyskaya Federatsiya): population 146,962,000 (2020 estimate)
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2:35am: “The Breakfast Club” was on after Ferris. We watched half of it.
We fell asleep again. We woke up again. And we took the dogs outside.

3:55am: We fell asleep again. We woke up again.

7:45am: We woke up at 6:30am when the Big Boy woke us up…..
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We got the newspapers. We made an iced espresso, which we haven’t drunk yet.

SATURDAY MORNING!
We’re wide awake. It’s a beautiful day outside already.
We’re expecting a HEATWAVE in SoCal this week…. SUMMER IS HERE.
It’s going to be HOT. Really HOT. (like “Africa Hot”) And beautiful too.

9:30am: Tempus fugit. Time flies mutha*cka.
We haven’t done anything. We’ve got YouTube vids running in sequence.
We have to do something today. But we really don’t have to do anything!
And we’re still working that first iced espresso…. and waiting for the mail.
DRINK COFFEE. DRINK WATER.
And we did clean up the Home Office desk area.
We just stopped, went outside and scooped the poop.We did something.
Scooping the poop from four dogs is definitely a “chore”.
The joys of pet ownership! And good healthy dog poops are a good thing!
Good healthy dogs! We love them, and that’s why we scoop the poop.
Keep the dogs’ areas and backyard clean.
And they don’t give them the opportunity to eat it.
Keep the rats out of the yard…. so many rats. And squirrels too.
Coyotes, raccoons, cats (both domestic and feral), opossums,
and even rabbits live in our neighborhood.
There was a big brown bunny in the front yard this morning.
“What’s up Doc?”

12:01pm: Good afternoon! We took the dogs outside. We got the mail.
Then we made some food for Saturday Brunch and ate it.
On The Menu: NY Steak, taterbites with BBQ sauce, carrot sticks and a coke.
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6:05pm: We didn’t do anything today. It got really HOT.
We took the dogs outside. And we took the dogs outside.
We drank an iced espresso. We set up the dog’s supper.
Now it’s time to feed the dogs again.

9:05pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside. Then we ordered some food.
Pizza time! Saturday night! The food came and we ate half of it!
On The Menu: Extra-large sausage and meatball, and an antipasto salad
with creamy caeser dressing. With an iced espresso to drink.
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10:05pm: We took a nice long shower.
We took the dogs outside one more time. Feeling very tired now.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021
Sunday! Sunday! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!

NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DAY–NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF LIGHT DAY
NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY–NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY
NATIONAL KITCHEN KLUTZES OF AMERICA DAY

Celebrate Life Everyday!

On this day in 1978, the film “Grease” starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, premiered in New York City.

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National Puerto Rican Day (VIRTUAL) Parade on 5th Avenue in New York City.
The 64th annual celebration of Puerto Rican pride and culture in NYC is today!
Puerto Rico is Caribbean island and  a United States Territory.

We’re celebrating the little girl’s 5th birthday today! Such a good doggie!
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“Some people like to rock, some people like to roll.
But a-moovin’ and a-groovin’ gonna satisfy my soul.”

5:20am: Too early to be awake. FUCK. So, we went back to bed.
We did not sleep well at all. We could not fall asleep.
And we couldn’t get comfortable. We got up and laid down more than once.
Finally we took a pill (which we hardly ever do) and an aspirin and fell asleep.

8:35am We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
The dogs got fed and went outside.
It’s really bright out already. Very sunny. Going to be HOT too.
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING (in SoCal) UNTIL WEDNESDAY EVENING!
Where are my sunglasses? It’s a beautiful day….. we gotta wear shades.

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“Get it on! (Bang A Gong!) GET IT ON!”  with T-Rex and Elton John on TOTP:

9:35am: Puppy therapy for a little while. Almost fell back to sleep.
We took the dogs outside. And. sh*t we’re still really tired.
10:20am: Youtube is our friend this morning. TV news is not.
11:45am: Leftover pizza (3 slices) for Sunday Brunch.

2:40pm: We took a nap with the dog.
We just woke up and took the dog outside.
3:30pm: We took another nap. Still tired.

7:00pm: The dogs went outside and then the dogs got fed.

10:50pm: We had a cheeseburger and onion rings for dinner.
Then we fell asleep and took another nap. Still tired. All day, tired.
We drank an iced espresso. We took the dog outside.

On The Menu:
Double BBQ Bacon Charburger with cheese and onion rings

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Double BBQ Bacon Charburger with Cheese 

2.1 Million Passengers were screened by TSA on Sunday, a NEW RECORD!

Ned Beatty RIP

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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THE GOP TRAITORS MUST BE PROSECUTED FOR TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION, CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY
and GENOCIDE! (598000 United States Citizens died from the “Trump Hoax”)

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June 11th is National German Chocolate Cake Day!

June 11th is National German Chocolate Cake Day!

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It’s NOT from Germany, it’s 100% American!
In 1852, American Samuel German created a dark baking chocolate (with a higher sugar content than previous baking chocolate) for the Baker Chocolate Company.
Baker’s “German’s Sweet Chocolate’s” brand was named for him.
In 1957, “German’s Chocolate Cake” recipe was published in the Dallas Morning Star as the Recipe of the Day created by Mrs. George Clay, using Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate.

The company was originally named Walter Baker & Company in 1780.
Baker’s Chocolate was owned by the Baker family for 115 years until 1895.
Baker’s Chocolate Company was bought by the Forbes Syndicate in 1896 and sold to the Postum Cereal Company in 1927. Postum changed their name to General Foods, which was acquired by Kraft Foods in 1989. On March 25, 2015, Kraft announced its merger with Heinz. Baker’s Chocolate is now owned by Kraft Heinz, the fifth largest food company in the world.  Their products include a variety of bulk chocolates (including white and unsweetened) and sweetened coconut flakes.

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German Chocolate Cake
(with coconut pecan and chocolate frosting)

Ingredients:

Chocolate Cake:
2 cups granulated sugar
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup oil (vegetable or canola oil)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water

Coconut Frosting:
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter
large egg yolks
3/4 cup evaporated milk
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Chocolate Frosting:
1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions:

Chocolate cake:
Combine sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Combine eggs, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla.
Mix dry and wet ingredients together and stir in the boiling water. (will be very thin)
Pour batter into greased 8 or 9-inch round baking pans
(optional: use a round piece of wax or parchment paper for bottom of pan)
TIP: Use room temperature ingredients.
Run warm water over the eggs to bring them to room temperature.
Warm the buttermilk for just a few seconds. It makes a difference in the chemistry.
When baking at high altitude add 3 more tablespoons of flour.

Pre-Heat Oven and Bake at 375°F
Bake for 25 – 35 minutes (depending on cake pan size = a 9” pan takes less time)
Insert a toothpick in the center to test: the cake is done when it comes out clean.
Cool the cakes 5 minutes in the pans and then invert onto wire rack to finish cooling.

German Chocolate Frosting:
Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter, egg yolks, and evaporated milk
in a saucepan and bring to a low boil over a medium heat.
Stir constantly until thick.
Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, nuts and coconut.
Cool completely before spreading it on the cake.

Chocolate Frosting:
Melt butter and stir in cocoa powder,
Add powdered sugar and milk slowly, and beat the mixture to a consistency that will spread.
Add in a small amount of milk or a little extra powder, if needed to thin or thicken the frosting.
Stir in the vanilla.

Assembly:
Place a cake round on a plate.
Spread a thin layer of chocolate frosting on the the cake.
Spoon half of the coconut frosting on top, and spread a smooth layer.
Leave ~1/2 inch between filling and edge of cake.
Place the second cake round on top.
Spread the chocolate frosting over the entire cake (top and sides).
Spoon and spread the remaining coconut frosting on top of the cake.

Decorate:
Use a piping bag and special tips to create the swirls on top of this cake.

Make Ahead:
Both frostings (coconut and chocolate) can be made ahead and refrigerated. Coconut frosting will keep 1-2 weeks (depends on the ingredients used) and Chocolate frosting will keep 2-3 weeks. Remove from fridge an hour before frosting the cake, and spread at room temperature.

Freeze and Store:
Bake the cake layers, allow them to cool completely.
Wrap separately in plastic wrap and then pace each one in a ziplock freezer bag.
Freeze for up to three months. TIP: Frost the cake when frozen, it’s much easier to frost!
The assembled cake can be frozen. Cover it well and it will keep for 2-3 months (slice the cake, wrap each slice in plastic wrap, and store in a freezer-safe container).
Defrost and bring to room temperature before serving.

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Bake your cake and eat it too!




CV! Part 170 – Travel Alert! (Mon-Tues-Wed)

CV! Part 170 Travel Alert! (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY THE FUCK HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEANO! “The King of Cool”
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There is a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
The Delta Variant, previously known as the “Indian variant”
First detected in India last October and now spreading in more than 40 countries!

Vietnam has detected a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
A mutation of the Indian and U.K. COVID-19 variants, it spreads by air
and is much more transmissible than the previously known types.

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine today! (if you haven’t yet)
  • WearAF*ckingMask!
  • Stay 6 feet apart – PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
  • Avoid crowds! StayTheF*ckHome!
  • Avoid (poorly ventilated) indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth

Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but are rare​.​
And COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
Pet cats and dogs can become infected after close contact with infected people.

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So, we’ve noticed that a lot of people think the COVID-19 Pandemic is over
and everything is back to pre-pandemic normal again….
HEY! IT IS STILL NOT SAFE YET!
We are Fully Vaccinated. We got both Moderna shots and waited two weeks as required.
And we are still wearing a DOUBLE MASK in public. We are still sanitizing our hands.
We are still trying to SOCIAL DISTANCE, (but there is not a lot of attention being paid)
and that is the primary failure of people we encounter. So we are still trying to avoid going out into public, even though there is a lot less stress and anxiety now.
NOTE: TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED!
There are too many variants and there is no real testing happening at this time…
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And we are going to keep repeating it until it is safe to travel again (maybe in 2022).

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COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
598000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
63560+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
52890+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)
INDIA IS STILL COMING BACK FROM THEIR 2nd WAVE.
BRAZIL IS STILL IN TOTAL CRISIS. And now they’re going to host a soccer tournament (that Argentina cancelled because of COVID-19)…….
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS STILL OUT OF CONTROL IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
NOTE:
People are still arriving in the United States from those countries everyday!

GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!
*FULLY VACCINATED means TWO WEEKS after the second dose! 

You are not fully vaccinated after the first dose,
and you are not fully vaccinated until TWO WEEKS after the second dose.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE!
Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED WHEN TRAVELING.
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN CALIFORNIA
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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Do not go to movie theaters, musical performances, shopping malls,
dance parties, sporting events, Las Vegas, or any kind of public gathering!
Attending events and gatherings increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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“capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities”


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“What are all these people doin’ in my livin’ room?”

Monday, June 7, 2021
Happy Birthday Tom Jones!
Happy Birthday Dean Martin!

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12:55am: Good morning it’s Monday.
We just woke up from a short nap after dinner.
Yes, we know it’s ONE A.M…..
Ken Russell’s “LisztoMania” starring Roger Daltrey on TMC right now.
(and it’s still unwatchable…. just too weird a film)

And then…….
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10:00am: MONDAY! MONDAY!

We woke up before 7:00am. The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We snuggled with the dog, but didn’t go back to bed.
And then we made an iced espresso.
The housekeeper is here. So we have the dogs in the Home Office this morning.
We just took them outside and now everyone is laying down and napping.

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12:20pm: Motorcycle Pursuit in the San Gabriel Valley!
So this chase started awhile ago, and we’re watching this idiot speed around on the freeways and surface streets without a purpose for at least a half hour now…. and it’s just stupid.
And there’s no police behind him, so they’re following him from the air, as he’s racing around.
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Chase is finally over, there’s a suspect in custody. Guy drove into a parking structure in Pasadena and got arrested trying to walk out after losing his sweatshirt, we think…..

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Dean Martin – The King of Cool!


RECAPPING MONDAY on Tuesday Morning

1:20am: So we woke up about a half hour ago. Yes it’s one in the morning.
Recapping Monday….We made and ate lunch around 3:00pm on Monday.
On The Menu: Turkey and cheese sandwich on toasted sourdough English muffins,
celery and carrot sticks, strawberries, and an iced espresso to drink
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And then we fell asleep. No, the turkey just knocked us out.
We slept all afternoon. The dogs went outside and got fed.
We skipped dinner and slept some more. So tired.
We woke up and made dinner at 10:00pm.
On The Menu: Macaroni and cheese and cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink.
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We took the dog outside.
And then we fell asleep again with the dog.
When we woke up, it was Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY!
It is still not safe to travel…. COVID-19 is not done.

World Oceans Day! And it’s also World Ocean Week (June 5-13)!
A day to inform the public of the impact of human actions on our oceans.

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Venice Beach – Los Angeles, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

1:25am: And then we took the dog outside again.
Now we’re sitting in the dark catching up on episodes of “Top Chef” season 18
and “Last Chance Kitchen” – but it’s making us hungry again.
Watched a lot of YouTube vids too.
Fun stuff. Educational. Good tunes. And Travel …sigh.

Best Friends Day! 
Make a new best friend. You can have more than one, you know!

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10:40am: We woke up. We slept a little with the dog. We took the dog outside.
We fed the dog. The other dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We got the newspapers and the mail.
We drank two cups of espresso and a little orange juice. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We played with the dogs and now they’re in the bedroom resting.

11:30am: We took the dogs outside again. then we had them in the Home Office.
And then someone awful nice brought us lunch! Thank you very much!
On The Menu: Chopped Salad w/ranch dressing on the side (delivered) for Brunch.
Iceberg and Romaine lettuce combo with avocado, celery, carrots, cucumber,
BBQ chicken and bacon (we also get cheese and tortilla strips sometimes)
It was good. We ate it all. YUM.
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Recapping Tuesday now….. at 1:00am Wednesday.
After the salad we took a nap. We woke up and ordered dinner delivery.
On The Menu: Sushi time!
California roll, rainbow roll, spicy tuna cut roll, and eel & avocado cut roll.
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NOTE: We didn’t take a pic, so this is a repeat from two weeks ago.
We are very good customers.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
National Donald Duck Day! – Happy birthday Donald Duck!
On this day in 1934, Donald Duck made his first appearance in “The Wise Little Hen”
short film by Walt Disney. And did you know Donald’s middle name is Fauntleroy?
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8:36am: We woke up before 6:00am…. and we got up at 6:30am.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Hey! It’s Wednesday!
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NOTE: We just published our previous Blog Post “It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!”
Yesterday we published our previous Blog Post “Not Burning Man 2021”
And Sunday we published our previous Blog Post “The Cheese Shop Sketch”
Please read our previous Blog Posts!

3:10pm: Recapping Wednesday morning now.
We had sushi again last night! And there were leftovers too.

So, we were chillin’ with the dogs, and our family was going to the airport.
But the UBER guy showed up driving a really small car for THREE PEOPLE AND THEIR LUGGAGE…. and he left them stranded. So we volunteered to take them to LAX.
Wednesday before lunch, not terrible traffic, but there was traffic.
And we don’t drive very much or very far. And we really hate traffic.
And we don’t drive in traffic. So we got gas and drove the 405 freeway.
And because we had to make a sudden trip to LAX and back, we missed this pursuit!
Had to drive to LAX and back, and thankfully we got off at Mulholland! instead of going down the hill to the 405-101 junction! This guy stole a box truck, had a short pursuit, and parked it on the 101 with the Highway Patrol in tow…..now the suspect in custody and traffic is f*cked.
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We went to the Post Office, mailed some letters, and got our mail.
We ran another errand, and then we went home. We took the dogs outside.
We were chillin’ in the Home Office and now they’re napping in the bedroom.
We scooped the poop. And now the gardener is here.

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We stopped and got Randy’s Donuts on the way home.
On The Menu: Glazed buttermilk, glazed raspberry jelly filled,
and a Chocolate Long John with cream (no shown – it was tasty!)
Tip: there’s too much jelly in the donut, so use the excess on the buttermilk donut!

Well there was NO LINE at Randy’s today. We drove right up, had to wait a couple minutes for the guy and the intercom, and got three donuts for $5, and they were pretty good. There’s a Winchells, a Dunkin’, and a mom & pop Donut Stop near us, but there was an accident on the 405 going back, so we got off at Manchester…. and we had threatened to stop and get Randy’s on the way there, and since there was NO LINE we needed to stop on they way back.

7:30pm: The gardener did a really good job cleaning up the yard.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We drank an iced espresso. We watched the news. We watched TV.
We watched some YouTube vids and now livestreams (while we’re typing).
We ate the donuts, after we ate some leftover sushi – spicy tuna cut roll, yes!
Okay, maybe not exactly in that order, but we have a steak in the fridge for later.
And we still have to go to the market. But we can go for days if we have to….
AND WE HATE WASTING FOOD. Just buy what you’re going to eat, and eat it.
Don’t throw food away. Eat the leftovers. Don’t let food rot, or spoil.
BE GRATEFUL EVERYDAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE! SO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT!

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1:10am on Thursday: Recapping the evening. We took the dogs out again.
And we didn’t (really) do anything.
Wait, we groomed the little girl’s face & eyes, and that took awhile.
Then we fell asleep, and woke up after midnight.
We took the dogs outside again and we we’re going to put them to bed,
but they wanted to hang in the Home Office with us….
(10 minutes later) And now the little dogs are back in the bedroom.
The Big Boy is in with us and happy napping. And maybe we’re getting hungry?

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If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! And thank you FAMILY!
“Be excellent to each other and PARTY ON DUDES!”

and love one another, right now – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️


DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in June of 2021!

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WHY ARE THE GOP TRAITORS STILL IN OFFICE?
WHEN WILL TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS BE INDICTED?
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION,
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

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AND JEFFREY EPSTEIN DID NOT KILL HIMSELF.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

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“This is the end, my only friend, THE END” – The Doors




It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!

Good Morning!
It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!
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“Wake up and smell the coffee.”
We LOVE coffee! Any time of day.
Drink it hot, warm, cold, or iced!

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Cafephile: The word “cafe” derives from coffee and the suffix “phile” means showing of fondness – therefore, a Cafephile is one who is fond of, or loves coffee very much.

Take another Break with us,
Read this Blog about Coffee and Have A Hot Cup of Joe!
And read our previous Blog Posts about COFFEE!

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Wake up and smell the coffee!
feel less tired and increase your energy level

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“Sleep is a weak substitute for coffee.”
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans,
which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.

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Espresso is a type of coffee made using high water pressure and finely ground beans to produce a small, concentrated shot of brewed coffee.
Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water (about 190°F) is forced under 9–10 bars of pressure through finely-ground coffee beans.

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Espresso is coffee brewed under pressure and requires a dark roast with a fine grind.
When a shot of espresso is pulled, all of the components of the crushed coffee beans are extracted by the percolation of hot water through tightly packed and finely ground coffee.

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8-ounces = 1 cup.
The exception is the standard (hot) mug-served cup of coffee measuring 6-ounces.
Today’s “cup” of coffee in the US is usually 4-ounces brewed using 5-ounces of water.

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People consume an estimated 2.25 BILLION cups of coffee PER DAY worldwide.

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Coffee improves many brain functions including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and other general mental functions.

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A tall blonde walks into a coffee house.
The barista says, “Hey, we have a drink named after you!”
The blonde says, “You have a drink named Tiffany?”

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Caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine, so the amount of other neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine) increases, leading to the enhanced firing of neurons in the human brain (a stimulant effect).

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“It is “generally safe” for most people to consume three to four cups of coffee per day,
and that doing so may actually reduce the risk of certain health conditions.”

We are not a medical professional. We just LOVE coffee.
Overwhelming evidence has shown that when consumed in moderation (400mg of caffeine per day) four cups of coffee are safe for the general population. Federal dietary guidelines suggest three to five 8-ounce cups of coffee per day (up to 400 milligrams of caffeine) can be a part of a healthy diet.

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SCIENCE!
Coffee contains nutrients, including riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5) magnesium, potassium, manganese, and various phenolic compounds (polyphenols are antioxidants).

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Coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis.
Italian researchers found coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by ~40%.
Coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes.
Coffee may also lower the risk of gallstone disease
Caffeine may help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Coffee in moderation (two 8-ounce servings per day) may protect against heart failure and may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Several studies show coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Black coffee (without milk/cream) is very low in calories: only ~2 calories.
Of course adding milk, cream or sugar will increase the calories in the drink.

“Coffee is the most important meal of the day.”
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Caffeine can improve mental performance:
focus, alertness, attention and concentration.
Caffeine in coffee is a mild stimulant for the CNS (central nervous system).
It is the best mood-lifting agent due to the antioxidants
and blocks mood-depressing chemicals in the brain.
And it has been associated with a lessened risk of depression.
Caffeine consumption may be associated
with an increase in the availability of dopamine receptors in the brain
Drinking at least two cups of coffee per day
promotes the greatest mental health benefits.

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Barista: How do you take your coffee?
Us: Very, very seriously.

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Q: How did the hipster burn his tongue?
A: He drank his coffee before it was cool.

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Caffeine can boost metabolic rate by 3–11% and can increase fat burning
by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
Caffeine can improve physical performance by 11–12%, on average,
and it increases adrenaline levels and the release of fatty acids from fat tissues.

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Coffee has a lot of nicknames:
java, joe, dirt, mud, brew, cuppa, daily grind, morning jolt,
lifeblood, tar, rocket fuel, pick-me-up, and even worm dirt.

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“Why walk when you can stagger? Why stagger when you can crawl?…
Why crawl when you can block the sidewalk?”
Why crawl when you can slither to the bar?
“Why crawl when you can clutch at the grass to keep from falling off the Earth?”
“We can’t help the way you look…but we can help the way you feel!”

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NOTE: Pre-Northern Renaissance Faire in 1987, we worked mobile security during the week and our good friend Dave Coker was rebuilding the alestands that had been left to rot after the Living History Centre ran out of money for teardown in 1986. We had too much fun that summer! May his memory be blessing!

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Colorado Bulldog (a White Russian with Cola)

Ingredients:
1 oz Kahlúa
1 oz Absolut Vodka
1 oz cream
Top with Cola

Instructions
Shake the alcohol and cream with ice. Strain into a short glass with lots of ice, but make sure not to fill it to the brim. Leave some space to top it off with cola.


Hot White Russian

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur, or to taste
1/4 cup vodka, or add to taste
Whipped heavy cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions
In a saucepan stir together the coffee, cream, Kahlúa, and vodka.
Heat over moderate heat until it is hot. Pour into heated mugs.
Garnish each drink with whipped cream.


Iced Irish Coffee 

Ingredients
2 oz Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 tsp ground espresso
2 tsp demerara sugar
2 tsp hot water
3 oz cold brew coffee
Fresh cream

Instructions
Combine whiskey and espresso in a small bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.
Strain through coffee filter into a cocktail shaker.
Stir sugar and hot water until dissolved then add to shaker with cold brew and ice.
Shake, strain and serve in a Collins glass. Top with cream.


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Coffee Old Fashioned

Ingredients
1 double shot espresso (~2 oz), at room temperature
1 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup
A dash of (Peychaud’s) bitters
1-inch piece of lemon peel for garnish

Instructions
Combine espresso, bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a shaker and then fill with ice.
Stir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Twist lemon peel over drink and rub around the rim of the glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


Hot Boozy Coffee 

Ingredients:
1/2 shot Brandy
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
1/2 shot Kahlua
4-5 oz hot coffee
1 orange peel
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions:
Whip cream in a bowl with a whisk (or you can use the blender/food processor).
Whip until soft peaks form and add sugar to taste.
Lightly “burn” the orange peel with a lighter. (the oils come out and flavor the coffee)
Pour the brandy, grand marnier, kaluha, and freshly brewed coffee in a mug.
Stir with the orange peel. Spoon whipped cream on top and serve.


El Cafecito

Ingredients
1-1/2 oz Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
1/2 oz Cuban Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Licor 431 dash simple syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake vigorously.
Pour into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.


Anatolia Café

Ingredients
1 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
1 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
Coffee
Whipped Cream (for topping)
Cinnamon powder (for garnish)

Instructions
Mix cognac, cherry liqueur, and cinnamon syrup.
Top with coffee, whipped cream, and powdered cinnamon. Serve hot.


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Irish Coffee
is a cocktail made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, cream and sugar.
Ingredients:
1-1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey
1 oz (1½ parts) fresh cream
2-2/3 oz (4 parts) hot coffee
1 teaspoon of Brown sugar (or to taste)
Shaved, powdered, or liquid chocolate for garnish (optional)
Directions:
Make the coffee. Heat the coffee, whiskey and sugar; but do not boil.
Pour into a glass or coffee cup, stir, and top with (whipped) cream.
Garnish with chocolate (optional). Serve hot.

In a footed glass mug, add whiskey (Jameson’s is recommended but any good Irish whisky will do), add the brown sugar and stir, warm it slightly (do not boil), and then ignite the vapors. This will caramelize the sugar as well as warm the mug. Blow out the flame after about ten seconds and then fill the mug with a strong coffee. Leave a finger’s width of space at the top, add heavy whipped cream by laying the cream over the back of a spoon, so it floats on top.
NOTE: Caramelizing the sugar will make the drink taste much better!

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Enjoying my coffee. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)


White Russian (aka “a caucasian, man”)

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“Do I drink White Russians all the time? …
The reason it was White Russians is you could have a lot more fun
with a White Russian than you can with say, a vodka soda.”
– Jeff Dowd, the real Dude inspiration

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White Russian

The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian first appeared in 1949.
The drink becomes a White Russian – just add fresh cream or half and half.
Neither drink has any known Russian origin.
Both drinks are named for the vodka that is the primary liquor ingredient.

The White Russian was popularized by Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski
(aka actor Jeff Bridges), in the Coen Brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”
but the drink has been around since the mid 1960’s.

NOTE: Use an 80-proof vodka, mix a White Russian according to the recipe,
and it would be approximately 24 percent Alcohol by Volume (or 48 proof).


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“Careful man! There’s a beverage here!” – The Dude

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Not Burning Man 2021

Not Burning Man! Breaking News!
Black Rock Desert, Nevada – August 2021
TTITD? TOTITD? Or just a radical simulation?

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People will be out on The Playa (Black Rock Desert, Nevada) again this year!
Many more people this year then were at the “Pretend Burn” last year most likely.
Last year, the whole world was deep into the COVID-19 Pandemic
and the BMorg told people not to go, but of course people went….

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So this year, people have forgotten about the Pandemic and want to go.
There is NO BURNING MAN this year.
There wasn’t time or anyway to sell tickets and everything else.
Too many unknowns and TOO MUCH LIABILITY. AND NO CASH TOO.
So, hopefully they will be able to have Burning Man 2022… but who knows?

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“These rules are pretty specific.
It’s almost as if they know who’s showing up…”
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Practice the “Ten Principles” and also Consent (“the eleventh principle”)
AND ALWAYS SAFETY THIRD!
Safety for OTHERS, Safety for PLACE AND PROPERTY,
and then SAFETY THIRD! (for yourself)
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This letter is from Chelsea McKinney, Burning Man Project Manager from the
Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office
June 7, 2021
Good Morning,
You are being contacted because you have reached out with questions or you have submitted an application for a commercial or organized group Special Recreation Permit (SRP) to come out to the Black Rock Desert playa this summer.
I am writing to inform you that the Bureau of Land Management, Winnemucca District, Black Rock Field Office (BLM), has made decisions regarding the activities mentioned above. These decisions have been made with Public Health and Safety, and Resource Protection in mind, and we hope that you all and other visitors will respect these decisions. The decisions are:
No Organized Group SRPs will be authorized/issued.
People are still welcome to visit the Black Rock Desert playa and camp.
No Commercial/Vending SRPs will be authorized/issued. Camps must be self-sufficient. No deliveries, or services will be authorized. This includes porta-potties. Camps can get their own toilets, off of public land, and bring them out themselves, then return them. This must all be done by someone in your camp. No pumping services will be authorized.
The BLM will also be implementing Temporary Restrictions of the playa.
These restrictions include:
Commercial activities, as defined at 43 CFR 2932.5, are prohibited.
Camping use is limited to the flat and un-vegetated playa surface.
Building of structures is prohibited. A structure is defined as construction, placement or organization of parts, pieces, or objects that are not intended for sleeping, cooking, or protection from the elements, such as shade tents.
Ignition of fires other than a campfire is prohibited, unless specified by a fire prevention order. Campfires may only be burned in containers that are sturdily elevated six (6) inches above the playa surface and in a manner that does not pose a risk of fire debris falling onto the playa surface. Plastic and nonflammable materials may not be burned in campfires. Burning of construction materials, pallets, or wood with screws or nails is prohibited.
Possessing, discharging, using or allowing the use of fireworks, pyrotechnic or incendiary devices is prohibited.
Possessing, shooting, or causing to burn; explosives or explosive material, to include binary explosive targets is prohibited.
The discharge and dumping of grey water or black water onto the playa/ground surface is prohibited. Grey water is defined as water that has been used for cooking, washing, dishwashing, or bathing and/or contains soap, detergent, or food scraps/residue, regardless of whether such products are biodegradable or have been filtered or disinfected. Black water is defined as waste water containing feces, urine and/or flush water.
Depositing human waste (liquid and/or solid) on the playa/ground surface is prohibited.
Dumping or discharge of vehicle oil, petroleum products or other hazardous household, commercial or industrial refuse or waste onto the playa surface is prohibited. This applies to all recreational vehicles, trailers, motorhomes, port-a-potties, generators and other camp infrastructure.
Storage of over 20 gallons of fuel must include secondary containment capable of holding and preventing leaks and spills on the playa surface. Storage of less than 20 gallons must include a spill pad or other measures to prevent leaks and spills. Secondary containment is defined as capturing the entire contents of the largest tank in the containment area in the event of a leak or spill.
Unauthorized dumping or discharge of fresh water onto the playa surface in a manner that creates a hazard or nuisance is prohibited.
Aircraft landing, taking off, touch and go’s, and taxiing is prohibited. Aircraft is defined in Title 18, U.S.C., section 31 (a)(1) and includes lighter-than-aircraft and ultra-light craft. However, in an emergency, fixed wing aircraft and helicopters that are providing emergency medical services are not prohibited.
Possession of an open container of an alcoholic beverage by the driver or operator of any motorized vehicle, whether or not the vehicle is in motion, is prohibited. An open container is defined as any bottle, can, or other container which contains an alcoholic beverage, if that container does not have a closed top or lid for which the seal has not been broken. If the container has been opened one or more times, and the lid or top has been replaced, that container is an open container. The possession of an open container includes any open container that is physically possessed by the driver or operator or is adjacent to and reachable by that driver or operator. This includes, but is not limited, to containers in a cup holder or rack adjacent to the driver or operator, containers on a vehicle floor next to the driver or operator, and containers on a seat or console area next to a driver or operator.
All motor vehicles must comply with the following requirements:
A. The operator of a motor vehicle must possess a valid driver’s license.
B. Motor vehicles and trailers must possess evidence of valid registration.
C. It is prohibited to ride on the top of or outside of the passenger compartment (the area intended for sitting inside a vehicle).
D. Motor vehicles, other than a motorcycle or golf cart, must be equipped with at least two working headlamps and at least two functioning red tail lamps. Motorcycles or golf carts require only one working headlamp and one working red taillight during night hours, from a half-hour after sunset to a half-hour before sunrise. Trailers pulled by motor vehicles must be equipped with at least two functioning tail lamps and at least two functioning brake lights.
E. Motor vehicles, including motorcycles or golf carts, must display a red, amber, or yellow light brake light visible to the rear in normal sunlight upon application of the brake.
F. Except for the flat and un-vegetated playa surface, all vehicle use is limited to designated vehicle routes (roads and ways).
G. Motor vehicle is defined as any device designed for and capable of travel over land and which is self-propelled by a motor.
H. Trailer means every vehicle without motive power designed to carry property or passengers wholly on its own structure and to be drawn by a motor vehicle, this includes camp trailers, pop-up trailers, 4’x7’ or larger flatbed trailers, enclosed cargo trailers, or RV style trailers.
The possession and or use of lasers is prohibited. A laser means any laser beam device or demonstration laser product that emits a single point of light amplified by the stimulated emission of radiation that is visible to the human eye.
The discharge of any firearm is prohibited within the flat and un-vegetated surface of the Black Rock Desert playa. Firearm means any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun or other device which is designed to, or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the ignition of a propellant. Discharge means the expelling of a projectile from a firearm. Discharge of firearms outside of the flat and un-vegetated playa surface requires a safe back shooting across or towards roads and trails is prohibited.
The use or discharge of flame effects is prohibited. Flame effect is defined as the combustion of solids, liquids, or gases to produce thermal, physical, visual, or audible phenomena. This includes all flames that are automated, switched, pressurized or having any other action than simply being lit on fire; as well as projects using propane or other liquid or gaseous fuels.
We also ask that everyone continue to follow Leave No Trace principles and follow all other state and local laws.
Please be respectful of the communities and services you use when coming to the Black Rock Desert playa.
Please use best judgement and know your limits. The BLM wants visitors to have a good time when visiting public land but we want you to be safe. Be aware that Emergency Services (medical, fire, law enforcement) are limited around the area.
I want to thank you all for reaching out and being responsible recreationists. I hope to see you out on the Black Rock Desert playa this summer. If you have questions please email me to schedule a time to talk. Thank you.
Chelsea McKinney
Burning Man Project Manager
Bureau of Land Management – Winnemucca District
Black Rock Field Office
5100 E. Winnemucca Blvd.
Winnemucca, NV 89445
(775) 304-8216 mobile
(775) 623-1771 office
cmmckinney@blm.gov
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Please check with individual offices regarding customer services
available by phone or email and the status of recreation sites and facilities:
https://www.blm.gov/office/nevada-state-office
  • Nevada State Office 775-861-6400
  • Southern Nevada District 702-515-5000
  • Winnemucca District 775-623-1500

Nevada Health Response website: https://nvhealthresponse.nv.gov/

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As per The Bureau of Land Management in Nevada website:

Responsible recreation is essential to ensure your public lands remain open to multiple uses. Please remember to stay on existing routes and practice “Leave No Trace” principles while enjoying your public lands.

Nevada’s public lands are open to camping. There is no fee for dispersed, primitive camping, but there is a limit to the number of days one may camp in the same location. Dispersed, primitive camping is camping where there are no developed amenities such as water or toilets. Primitive campers are asked to follow the “Leave No Trace” land use ethics. Dispersed camping in a motorhome is allowed, but dumping black or gray water on public lands isn’t allowed. Some campground are established that requires a fee to manage it.

A person may not occupy undeveloped public lands or designated sites or areas for more than 14 days within a 28 consecutive day period.
Following the 14 days, a person and their personal property must relocate to a site outside of at least a 25 mile radius from the occupied site for a period of 14 days.

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The following Travel Guidelines have been developed for travelers entering, departing, or returning to the State of Nevada. Traveler must follow state and local requirements, and at a minimum, avoid large indoor gatherings, maintain social distancing, and always wear a face covering.

You should NOT travel if you fall into any of the following categories:

  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not yet recovered
  • Have been presumptuously diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms
  • Have been potentially exposed to someone who is positive for COVID-19

IF you travel, make sure to do the following:

  • Avoid close contact by staying at least 6 feet (about 2 arms’ length) from anyone who is not from your household
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitizer (with at least 60% alcohol)
  • Avoid contact with anyone who is sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Cover coughs and sneezes

Before you decide to travel to or from Nevada, do an assessment of the following:

  • Do you live with someone who might be more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? If you get infected while traveling, you can spread the virus to loved ones when you return, even if you don’t have symptoms.
  • Are you more likely to get very ill from COVID-19? Anyone can get very ill from the virus that causes COVID-19, but older adults and people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

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Come on, baby, light my fire
Try to set the night on fire


YUPDATED: Friday, June 11, 2021 – 2:00am
We just ripped this pic from P. Mackey (who took this pic earlier today)
The Playa on Thursday, June 10, 2021
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Some “beginner” guidelines to get you started::
Please consult the Burning Man website for THE SURVIVAL GUIDE and other info.
There are some “rules and regulations” and even some LAWS that you need to know.
WE ARE NOT AN ATTORNEY.
THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE! Consult a licensed attorney.

Never burn anything directly on The Playa surface!
Use a Burn Platform or Burn Barrel for all pyrotechnics.
And technically you are not allowed to burn anything this year (as per the BLM)

Store fuel safely! Separate Fuel Safe Containment is required!
Make sure everything is ventilated properly!
(generators, fuel storage, cooking equipment, etc.)
Have charged fire-extinguishers and other fire-fighting equipment in your camp.

LEAVE NO TRACE! Pack it in, pack it out. LEAVE NO MOOP! (Matter Out Of Place)
There are no trash cans in the Black Rock Desert. Don’t let anything hit the ground.
Refer to the Burning Man website for more about LNT (Leave No Trace) and MOOP.

DON’T PEE OR POOP ON THE PLAYA! Seriously. Prepare for bodily functions.
It’s against the law to urinate/defecate on The Playa! There are serious FINES if caught!
Also, it’s fucking GROSS and OFFENSIVE and INCONSIDERATE, so don’t do it PLEASE.

Dispose of all fluids and materials, including gray water, by the appropriate means.
Again, DO NOT DUMP ON THE PLAYA! Evaporate Grey water properly.
Take the rest with you.

Drive safely and at a reasonable speed for the conditions.
Don’t drive erratically, ride on the roof or hang off the side of your vehicle.
DO NOT DRIVE WHILE INTOXICATED!  (“Buzzed” Driving is Drunk Driving!)

DON’T DRIVE ON WET PLAYA!
If it rains, do not drive until The Playa is completely dry.
Do not get stuck in The Playa Mud
it doesn’t just wash off and you may not recover your vehicle.
Towing from The Playa can get into the THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS
(if you can get a tow truck to come out on The Playa,
most warranties and/or services end at the highway and they won’t service you)

Secure your load, inspect your trailer, have a backup plan.
EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING TO AND FROM THE PLAYA!
Obey all Traffic Laws and Vehicle Regulations! YOU MAY STILL BE PULLED OVER!
Nevada State Police, Reservation Police, Bureau of Land Management Police,
the FEDS, and other LEOs are just looking for a reason…..  DON’T GIVE THEM ONE!
Fines are high for all violations. You don’t want to go to jail in Nevada.
In the past they have harassed, searched, sniffed, and arrested Burners
using questionable and sometimes illegal tactics.
If you are stopped REMAIN SILENT!
DO NOT CONSENT TO SEARCH (even if you’re clean)
If you are searched GET NAMES AND BADGE NUMBERS!
They must identify themselves!
Get it on video if you can without antagonizing the situation!
USE THE ACLU APP!
If you are arrested: REMAIN SILENT! ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY!
Just STFU! Do not talk to officers. DO NOT TALK TO OFFICERS!
Once you are arrested
“ANYTHING YOU SAY, CAN AND WILL BE USED AGAINST YOU!”
CONTACT AN ATTORNEY! ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY!
They cannot ask you anything else after that. REMAIN SILENT!
And do not try to talk your way out, it doesn’t work.
They want you to incriminate yourself.
DO NOT LIE TO LAW ENFORCEMENT! REMAIN SILENT!
ASK IF YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!
ASK IF YOU ARE FREE TO GO!
If they say no, ASK IF YOU ARE UNDER ARREST!
REPEAT UNTIL THEY ARREST YOU OR LET YOU GO! REMAIN SILENT!
“I have been advised to remain silent. Am I under arrest? Am I free to go?”

Bring everything you need for RADICAL SELF RELIANCE and SURVIVAL!
The Nevada Desert can kill you.  Emergency Services are limited.
A HOSPITAL IS FAR AWAY!  If you are seriously injured you could die.
Have Medical and Travel Insurance for Medical Evacuation (by helicopter)!
Refer to the Burning Man SURVIVAL GUIDE for more info about NOT DYING.
1-2 Gallons of WATER per Person per Day is REQUIRED for SURVIVAL
Bring it with you! Use it wisely! STAY HYDRATED! PISS CLEAR!
Food. Shelter from the Elements – THE BLACK ROCK DESERT IS NO JOKE.
(SUN, EXTEME HEAT, WIND, WIND STORMS,
FREEZING COLD, PLAYA DUST, AND RAIN!
Prepare for the worst, you will probably experience it during your vacation.
Have FUN. Don’t die.