Will History Repeat Itself and a Funnies Mishmash: Random Tuesday Thoughts

Another week has flown by – I keep going down the rabbit hole on Facebook and news outlets reading all the quarantine and virus stories. I just lost an hour of time doing that, when I should have been over here writing and visiting! I’ll do better, I promise.

How are you all holding up? I’m concerned about the people gathering in large groups (no social distancing, no masks, no gloves) protesting the ‘stay at home’ orders by the governors. Sure, it would be awfully nice to go back to ‘normal’ sooner rather than later, but what would that really look like? And especially if they just said “OK, we’re not increasing the number of positive cases and deaths as fast as we were yesterday, so go about your business, quarantine lifted!” I think there needs to be a little more time to make sure the curve stays flat and doesn’t spike up again.

Did no one pay attention to history and the 1918 pandemic? You know the one commonly known by the misnomer “Spanish flu” that left at least 50 million people dead around the world, including 675,000 in the United States? There were three waves of illness during this pandemic, which started in the spring of 1918 and subsided in the summer of 1919, the most deadly of which was the second wave that peaked in the fall of 1918.

They haven’t been able to definitively determine the percentage of deaths that occurred during the deadly second wave, but the U.S. saw close to 200,000 deaths from the pandemic in October 1918 alone. So yeah – you know that saying, history repeats itself? I’d rather this doesn’t turn into that.

Enough of the grim history lesson – let’s move on to the , m’kay?

This cracked me up:

This is :

This cracked me up:

This is hilarious:

This cracked me up (and will be me on Friday):

You gotta love this:

This is hilarious:

This is so true:

This cracked me up:

This is hysterical:

This made me laugh:

I love this (and it’s so me):

This is hilarious:

This cracked me up:

This is genius:

This cracked me up:

If I were the one programming signs like these, I would have wanted to do this too:

This cracked me up (remember the ‘good old days’?):

And I’m just going to leave this right here for you:

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After 20+ years in the Corporate World and years of infertility, Stacy was surprised when Princess Nagger made her miraculous appearance - deciding to forgo the career and stay home was a no-brainer. As if her hands weren't full enough, 8 years later she and her husband added Little Dude through adoption, adding a whole new dimension (of crazy) to their family and even more sleepless nights. When she’s not refereeing kids, dogs and cats, she loves to write, hence the reason she decided to start her little blog, and because she never got a baby book to mark milestones, this was the next best thing. She also enjoys doing reviews and giveaways for products she or her family would willingly use and can stand behind. She loves to cook and try new techniques to turn ordinary into extraordinary. Crafty by nature, she takes on a lot of unique projects and enjoy seeing the end result. Her favorite, of course, is making her award winning wine out of fruits and grapes. Experiments with water currently underway.
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5 thoughts on “Will History Repeat Itself and a Funnies Mishmash: Random Tuesday Thoughts

  1. Wait, we are lying around all day, being social distant and obsessed with cleaning — we are becoming cats!

    Great funnies, and i hope you have a great Tuesday!

  2. Stacy,

    Great funnies! I love the kitty shopping gif so much so that I wanted to borrow it from you page only to find that when I do ‘save as’ it saves a blank file. 🙁 Where did you find this? Thanks for sharing the factoids about the 1918 flu pandemic. I think the President is trying to keep from repeating history but whatever happens in Washington isn’t going to keep people from congregating when they aren’t supposed to. We need to prepare to be in this thing for the long haul. Hopefully next year life can resume to normal again.

  3. Nice memes and I have actaully studied the 1918-1919 Flu pandemic. That was some scary stuff. We don’t want that. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.