Late Night Open Thread by John Cole| November 12, 202112:50 am| 68 CommentsThis post is in: Open ThreadsFacebookTweetEmailWe have any weekend plans? I have none. This excites me.
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Rest. Pet the cat. Reread “a memory called empire”.
Shelter in place from the Covidiot Killers.
i got my pfizer booster yesterday. it kicked my ass. last night was a mess, today i’m feeling much better but not yet at 100
Damn it, I gotta get the Pfizer booster. The second shot kicked my ass.
Plans for the weekend? In one of the areas in the state that still has an increasing number of positive Covid assholes? I have spent one afternoon and evening with my friends, one, in the past two years. So no, no plans, other than attending to a fucking spoiled-ass cat who for two years has had far too much pampering cuz his human is around a lot more.
Salad’s still a good guy, though.
@HumboldtBlue: i didn’t have any sides with the first two shots, but i shoulda knew there was gonna be trouble when the injection site hurt like a motherfucker and i couldn’t raise my left arm without pain.
had no temperature control, aches in muscles and joints, brain fog and a nasty headache. i barely got any sleep last night but was able to get some this afternoon.
still have the arm pain, but most of the other sides have dissipated.
I’m retired. Damn that looks good when I type it…
John, every damn day is a holiday when you don’t have to work, or is at least a good weekend day. I’ve got my shoulder to the wheel of nothing, my mind is more and more a blank, or at least in a not give a shit gear, and I’ve forgotten what a damn alarm is. Not bad at all…..
Don’t ask for much aside from making it through to another Monday. Preferably with bones and psyche intact.
The usual: Keep breathing, amuse myself, eat some stuff, sleep.
Speaking of cats, I think I just heard my feral asking for dinner on the porch. So like any well trained employee…must go now.
Also I couldn’t remember who had a cat named Salad. Great name.
What is it with the ubiquitous drug ads all now stressing “Don’t take this if you’re allergic to it.”
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@NotMax: stop taking immediately and consult a physician if you begin to die
Pfizer here as well. First shot, nothing. Second is known around these parts as the lost weekend. Slept most of it, when awake I felt like in a fog, literally, everything was gray and out of focus. Woke up Monday completely normal. Normal for me anyway. Third shot, same as the first.
Getting my Moderna booster tomorrow night.
Going to my parents’ place for football on Saturday if the booster doesn’t lay me out.
I ain’t got much choice, we’ll see how it goes.
Salad was my neighbor’s cat, named by a then 3-year old boy. He moved in with me after his first human battled cancer. Been here eight or nine years now. He started the relationship by jumping into my apartment through the kitchen window.
One day he stayed.
One of my oldest friends is coming to town Saturday to visit her daughter. I am picking her up at the airport, and we will have an early dinner somewhere. And then I assume I will see her at some point during the rest of the three days she is here. All very flexible.
@HumboldtBlue: salad the cat. how wonderful.
my plans for the immediate future are for sleep.
probably just gonna putz around this weekend bc my partner is off to visit her brother.
@eddie blake: Moderna booster at noon today. #1 and #2 didn’t kick my ass so I’m hoping for a mild reaction. So far just a sore arm, but we’ll see tomorrow.
(WTF?? FYWP lost my nym and email just like in olden times???)
Earlier this year a former co-worker asked me (on a Monday) how my weekend was. My response: “What’s a weekend?” She was amused/not amused.
@mrmoshpotato: My second Moderna caused a 48 hour nap, which I did not mind as an insomniac.
Unfortunately all I got with the booster was a very sore arm. The soreness was gone after two days, though.
Dowager Countess? Is that you?
Dentist on Friday, dermatologist on Monday. But the weekend seems clear.
I’ll be having oatmeal on Saturday and hot chocolate on Sunday, most likely.
Thinking of dividing the iris bulbs. It’s a few months late but the calendar is shot so that might work.
Anyway those seem to be the high points. Though there was a helicopter hovering loudly over my house (in some very broad sense) for half an hour so perhaps I will vanish and never be heard from again. That would be unusual, for me.
@HumboldtBlue: Sounds like he jumped through the right window.
Ms. Deranged in AZ
Putting insulation on the garage workshop door. Trimming the cats nails–pray for me. Promised my 11 year old I’d take him to play mini-golf like his dad used to.
@NotMax: Couldn’t agree w/ you more. Also: “Tell your doctor if you’ve ever had yada yada.” Shouldn’t the croaker know already?
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@M. Bouffant: ooh you really shouldn’t count on your doctor knowing your whole medical history though
He did, there was another cat here at the time, so he was second string for a few years, but he stuck around. He was the runt of a big litter in East County when his first human found him, and for the first few years he was mute. He didn’t meow, chirp, mewl or even purr. That’s all changed now when he comes in after an afternoon of napping on the neighbor’s south-facing steps, he sure as shit meows for his afternoon treat.
Aint never washed a dish, cleaned the bathroom, had a job, nuffin. Stone-cold freeloader.
NCAA West cross country championships tomorrow morning. Onward!
When we were kids, my sister named our first cat Grassy. Sadly, she didn’t last long, disappeared one day without a trace.
@HumboldtBlue: At least cats are self-cleaning….
@NotMax: something something four hours
@Major Major Major Major:
Very good advice!
They might have had a rather sleepless night before your appointment and have a brain freeze, even if they are seeing your record on the computer in front of them. Or they might be the doc who just does the standard meds for whatever, like they’ve been doing for decades and it is really, really not the right drug for you. Really. Not. Good. I speak from experience. And yes I’ve had extremely competent docs as well, far more in fact than those that could have been picked up selling oranges at the nearest offramp.
@eclare: My second Moderna dose gave me about 15 minutes of intense chills 14 hours later.
Chacal Charles Caltrop
@HumboldtBlue: never caught a mouse?
that’s their actual job, you know
Might go see the presidential portraits at LACMA. Visited the Huntington Botanical Gardens in Pasadena today. Absolutely beautiful and many were masked even though it’s technically outdoors. It felt good to not be a hermit today.
@Major Major Major Major: If I didn’t bring a complete history w/ me I’d expect the doc or an ass’t. to get all pertinent details, & might just take my business elsewhere if not.
True, self-cleaning is one of the perks.
@Chacal Charles Caltrop:
Yeah, he’s brought in a few. Not too many lately.
Meeting couple of friends Saturday for a tour of a disused mill on a state park – old industrial sites are good spots for photo-ops and general wandering around. There’s a brewpub on site or close by.
BF 2042. Anyone else?
David ? ☘The Establishment☘? Koch
NWSL Final Four
My significant other got her Pfizer booster yesterday. Sore arm, general rubbishness, glued to the couch, hopefully she’s better today.
This weekend, no football, not visiting anyone so far as I know, probably potter around the house doing jobs, read stuff, watch Foundation/Doom Patrol/Chapelwaite, do more jobs, then if I find the time I may kill again.
Pretty average, I’d say.
Going to start going through my closet and deciding what clothing to keep, what to donate. My daughters are coming over on Monday to help me decide but I want to get a head start on the project, because I’m talking about a MAJOR clearing out. I think I’ll wash anything that hasn’t been worn in the past two months; some of it is a little dusty.
@Geoduck: Your sister? I’m so sorry.
(I know you meant the cat but I couldn’t resist)
Hoping to get a day to myself to process the week. Raining & wind going like crazy…expected weather for the next couple days.
@opiejeanne: Hi opiejeanne ?
@BeautifulPlumage: It’s raining hard here on the east side right now. We’re expecting a lot more tomorrow and Saturday, then two inches in 24 hours Sun-Mon.
@BeautifulPlumage: Hiya! Keeping dry? We just had a little lightning and thunder.
@Tony Jay: Hey Tony, really appreciate your missives from the isle, thank you.
@opiejeanne: Heard there were tornado warnings yesterday around Bremerton…wild. No thunder here so far.
Gonna just chill today. Perhaps literally, since I get Moderna #3 at 9 this morning. One and Two didn’t do anything more than a sore arm, so that’s what I’m expecting.
As long as our right-wingers keep being stains on the eiderdown of life, I’ll keep on venting about them.
I finally finished some yard stuff before our relatively balmy weather (for November, 56°) literally blew away as a cold front moved in. Now this Sunday the first snow is expected. So my plan is to hunker down in front of a roaring (electric) fireplace with mugs of warm tea or hot chocolate and a good book on Sunday; Saturday I’ll still be among the heathen unmasked at the farmer’s market. Fully vaxed, boosted, and masked. I really think we don’t give masks enough credit for keeping us pretty safe; in 20+ months of pandemic the only thing the disease vectors there have given me is a royal pain.
@satby: I’m in the same weather pattern. The balmy weather last week gave me one last chance to clear my veggie beds and get my window awnings down.
Now it really looks like November weather. I’ll have four whole days without any appointments (save for dinner with my son’s family on Sunday) so I’m hoping for a peaceful retreat. There should be time to get on top of the paperwork/filing backlog and do some real cooking as well as some recreational reading (and the never ending dog grooming).
@JeanneT: Nice! Aside from the shorter days, I don’t mind winter so much because it’s a built in reason to downshift and cocoon at home, which for some of us (?) never gets old ?
I just wish it didn’t take me until November to finish the spring chores. Maybe when I’m finally, really retired.
We’re visiting my mother-in-law tomorrow, and taking her out to lunch. We’re visiting my mother on Sunday morning; she is unable to leave her retirement community though (mobility and cognitive issues). Tomorrow morning I think I’ll do some birding in a park near our house.
They’re talking snowy crap today, so when I get home tonight I will have everything I need and will seal the doors until I go back to work Monday. Just Gordita and me lounging about like the slugs we are.
When I say I’m doing nothing it does not mean I’m free to help you with whatever. It means I’m doing nothing.
Do a dump run, plant garlic.
I really need to install the upgrade and new battery to our home security system, have been putting it off. My wife has decided to self publish one of the two novels she has written, on Amazon, so I bought Atticus for formatting it professionally, and she has appointed me to do it, since I am retired IT. Not sure that tracks, but….
I am reading the eighth installment in Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum bounty hunter in New Jersey books, and I have to say, they are a hoot. I laugh out loud at least once in every chapter, sometimes more, and for a curmudgeonly geezer, that is hard to get me too do.
I dreamed two nights in a row that I was attending a class, and had forgotten to do the paper, and it was due tomorrow. Note, this at age 75 and I haven’t taken classes in over 20 years. This is a recurring dream for me. What sort of grade can I expect?
I think we all know that there’s better than an 80% chance Cole’s next post will be photos of the hundred pounds of produce he bought today, plus his plans for getting it all canned over the weekend.
You are a cat?
@Math Guy: Same here. Same next weekend, and Thanksgiving.
@HeartlandLiberal: Just don’t ask for a f–king extension.
O. Felix Culpa
@zhena gogolia: Heh. My semester-long AWOL students would show up at the end of the course and ask if they could do extra credit. Guess the answer.
@HeartlandLiberal: If you can get a draft finished by the end of the week I’ll take a look at it.
It seems that more students are struggling with life issues now, making it harder for them to keep up with the demands of college. Whether this is due to changes in this generation (immersed in social media) or the stresses of a pandemic going on two years now, I sense that the students I see here (a highly selective liberal arts college) seem – resigned? less motivated?
Maybe it is me. Retirement looms near.
I’m hiking at Frozen Head State park in East Tennessee, followed by supper at Lilly Pad Hopyard and Brewery, then church on Sunday am followed by R&R the rest of the day.
@Math Guy: i am 10 years into retirement, and enjoying reading a mountain of books, and watching streaming series and movies. I am well enough recovered from major back surgery 3 months ago that yesterday I walken 5 miles on treadmill in 2 hrs, watched Knijt and Day w Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz, whole movie. It kept me going.