I had a crazy day today. How about the rest of you? The best part of the day was drinking sour cherry mojitos and eating pizza while I helped a good friend update the OS on her brother’s computer.
The worst part was getting a phone call this evening telling me that an old friend and college roommate died last week.
What was the best part of your day?
From downstairs: my first post-surgery mammogram was clear, no cancer according to the radiologist. And I get my booster shot and flu shot tomorrow.
@Kayla Rudbek: Yay!
Listening to part 3 of the Bright Magic podcast.
Worst part was going in for a 3-hour Myocardial Perfusion (Heart stress test using chemicals instead of the treadmill). The best part was being told I have a damn good ticker for a 73-year old crusty old railroader
That’s hard to top. Yay you. I checked off three items on my Getting the House Ready for Winter list, though.
@Kayla Rudbek: Great!
@namekarB: That’s good.
Best part of my day. Hmm. Can’t think of anything much. I guess eating lunch while watching Richard Armitage as Sir Guy in a brutal fistfight with Robin Hood.
Mike in NC
Picked up some brisket from Mission BBQ. Yum!
Jim, Foolish Literalist
@Kayla Rudbek: Good news!
Ms. Deranged in AZ
@Kayla Rudbek: Awesome!
Best part of my day is now. Starting my night time routine by reading today’s BJ posts.
Best part: got the book cases secured to the wall, so now we can start the great unpacking. Worst? Found out our water bill is basically triple now, as Pennsylvanian American is now charging triple. We went from a $60 bill to $150`ish? They’re just hiking rates because… fuck if I know.
@Kayla Rudbek: Yay and best of luck with the vaccinations! I was fine the first day from a 9 AM jab. Following day was rough. Fine after then.
Good today was the afternoon sunny weather after a morning of steady rain. Beautiful!
I put a bid in on a beautiful home. I won’t know until tomorrow whether it was the best or worst thing that happened to me today.
i thought i lost one of my goddamn cats, and eventually, after casing my entire apartment building and having a GINORMOUS panic attack, i found the hairy fucker in my partner’s closet, where he snuck in after she went for a run.
@Kayla Rudbek: Congrats! That’s **fabulous** news!
Best thing that happened to me today… was, um…well, nothing bad happened. My days are pretty routine and to tell the truth, I don’t mind that.
Working-from-office three days a week does mean I get to play dress-up. Wearing something other than PJs, sweats, and jeans is kind of novel. I keep thinking I should be going out to dinner or something.
eta- fucking hamilton. doesn’t even give a shit. wants more treats.
eta II- also, the knicks won after a double overtime against the goddamn celtics.
I’m in week 10 of my new job, and the director (my boss’s boss) told me “I can see why they hired you…thank you for all you do!” I’m a specialist in data storage systems and I’m showing them stuff they’ve never seen before. That…and my teammates are soaking all the new info up without a hint of animosity.
My old boss would have never let those words cross his lips, and my old team was as territorial as they come.
I just had dinner at my house with my high school bf and her dad both COVID boostered and driving through. I’m in tears it was so wonderful.
@coin operated: that’s great. i got that once, right before i got a huge bonus for solving a simple problem and then i got axed. (i made the owners look stupid.) i hope your world is not like mine at all.
@Kayla Rudbek: Awesome news!
How do you make a sour cherry mojito?
Watergirl, I’m sorry about your friend. I dunno how old you are, but at 56 I’m starting to realize that for me, these calls are not quite as rare as they used to be. But they are never easy, and I’d rather we all just soldier on quite a bit longer.
To the question: Gettin’ thru the chore list was pretty satisfying today. But I’m also excited/curious about the apparent pending OK of mix-n-match for the booster. I may yet just stay with Pfizer, but I am definitely considering Moderna. Kinda wish I was a rebel and could get myself to bootleg the full dose, but if I do chose to mix, I’ll take the prescribed half-dose of Moderna.
It even crossed my mind that a J&J could be interesting. The mechanism seems more different for that, so non-medical person that I am, I’m like “would that different ‘angle’ make my immune system work harder?” I also note that J&J with one shot gave far better response than either mRNA with just one dose.
Anyone know of any studies that have published (or preprinted or whatevs) with info on mixing? I only very recently learned that quite a few Canadians got 1 & 1 rather than 2 of same. Seems like a cohort to track!
Obviously the pandemic isn’t over if I’m excited about a booster shot. :/
I got a belated birthday present today – a loaf of real Finnish rye bread – imported! Had a couple of slices for dessert tonight, so good!
@Kayla Rudbek: That’s the best Breast Cancer Awareness month news.
Day Seven of the Ten-Day-Zoom-Meeting is done. The end is in sight.
Also, the one day where it began at 8 Eastern really sucked for us on the West Coast. I’m a morning person and an early riser, but yeah, no.
All of that is good news. Congratulations!
@Kayla Rudbek: Yay! Congrats!
I had my annual “boobs smashed in a car door” test this morning and really appreciate the digital radiology. So much faster and streamlined. I expect the usual negative result.
I had to drive through dark & rainy rush hour traffic to the appointment and had a fender bender happen in front of me. I just missed being involved by inches. Whew!
@BeautifulPlumage: Big accident just now near my home. The phrase ‘car flipped over’ was uttered, and there’s (another) smashed up car right in front of my building. Driver just got loaded into an ambulance, police have traffic stopped for the whole block, etc. Seems to have been a collision at the intersection, and a cascade from there. Joy.
I tried the Hawaiian BBQ place closest to my new work. They serve Spam and white rice just the way I like it. I’ll be going there again in the future.
The rest of the day was all bad, not worth talking about.
I had 3 nice things happen today. I guess the best one was selling my mom’s lift chair to a family who really needed it for their dad.
Imagining Joe Manchin’s likelihood of success in the Republican primary (if he switches parties).
Two weeks to go to heart procedure. Nothing major. Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation. Cardioversion was a waste of time. Shocking news.
I’ve been making great strides on my whole-house declutter. I’ve found a cleaner to come for an afternoon every other week, so I have to go through an area to get the room to a state where it can be cleaned. I still have quite a ways to go but progress IS being made, and the main area of the house looks better than it’s looked in years.
Meanwhile, my inherited cat turns out to have an upper respiratory infection, and I’m supposed to dose her with this liquid twice a day. She really gouged me this morning! If only Ouija boards worked, I’d ask my sister, “HOW do you give medicine to this cat?!” (For second dose I tried the ‘wrap cat in towel’ method – was still quite a struggle but no blood was shed.)
@JoyceH: Ask your vet about a single dose antibiotic shot. Spendier, but SO WORTH not battling/wrestling syringe doses or spitting out pills for 10 days. No blood loss for you.
And, you’re not the Bad Guy forcing meds into a cat who doesn’t understand you’re only trying to make her better.
@BeautifulPlumage: I was surprised that the radiologist read the scans right away and could make a decision that quickly. The advantage of digital technology…
Oh, WaterGirl, I’m so sorry to hear about your friend.
Which OS were you updating to? I’m curious what people think about Windows 11 so far.
@The Dangerman: I had my ablation 4 months ago, and damn I feel better!
my main suggestion is to pre-shave your nethers.
a thousand flouncing lurkers was fidelio
@Kayla Rudbek: Sweet!
Best was after work beers with a friend who moved away a year ago. Worst was the announcement of yet another decision from on high that means I’ll have to do a ton of work for no benefit.
Oh and my good news of the day – butt doctor said the 4 polyps were benign, and she will see me in 5 years
I can’t think of one good thing that happened today. Toilet in the master bath decided to leak (flapper chain wrapped itself around the flush handle ; the water just ran and ran for 3 hours before I discovered it) so now I’ve got a 2k estimate for treating the basement for mold and removing the wet carpet padding in the bedroom. Second leak I’ve had this year so I’m not submitting this one to insurance. And now I can’t sleep. This house hates me but I can’t move until I retire and have time to clean it out.
@dmsilev: that’s wild. Is the weather bad? Mine was on I- 5 into Seattle where there’s 5 lanes. An SUV from the left merged/bumped into the car just ahead of me. We were going ~ 25 mph so they both stopped and I had room to brake and swerve to miss both. Glad I kept room in front of me and the person behind did too.
@BeautifulPlumage: Nope, clear and dry. I didn’t see the actual accident, just the aftermath, but if I had to guess, someone tried to run the red at the intersection and Bad Things ensued.
Yesterday I finished the last bit of soil adding and rock border building of the new border bed that takes up half the backyard. This is a 95% backyard rehab and I’ve worked hard all summer to get to here. Next comes a topsoil delivery, mix that in, and spend the winter designing the plants and shrubs to plant next spring. I’m going from water hog grass to low water use pollinators garden; this is a desert and lawns are stupid and unsustainable here.
Today we drove to the coast and are spending 3 days here watching the raging seas. Excellent fish and chips, more beach walking tomorrow morning before the next storm.
Some things are going nicely lately chez moi. This will be night 5 on a new mattress/platform. The former cost a pretty penny –it had been years since I’d priced them, and talk about sticker shock!– but so far seems like it will be worth the money. Also getting a new computer soon, finally well above the floor of the state of the art. Hoping these are not signs of the coming apocalypse.
Still digging my Casper memory foam 4 years on.
Huh – one of my Facebook friends mentioned an antibiotic shot – don’t think I’ve heard of them before. Are they just as good as the daily doses?
@Kayla Rudbek: oh that’s awesome! So happy for you.
So sorry for the loss of your friend. My condolences.
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