Got out and did my 30 minute/6.5 mile bike ride over my lunch break. It was 58 degrees out with no sunshine. *brrr*

But, it’s the first ride that’s been easier since I started two weeks ago. Progress!

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Old programmer wisdom:

"Fix someone's program, they're happy for a day. Teach someone to program and they're never happy again."

After two years of saving, I’ve preordered the first guitar I’ve bought for myself: a Les Paul Studio.

It’s my first electric, and I’m starting to get excited. It’s going to get to the store sometime this month and get shipped to me sometime later, but I’m watching review videos of it and other guitars on a daily basis.

The family has started watching The Muppet Show, and I was not prepared for how popular this show was. Tonight’s guest is Alice Cooper (and it’s great).

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Covid vaccine good news 

arstechnica.com/science/2021/0

So: Pfizor is safe to use in kids, works against the varients, works for at least six months (and probably longer, but we won't know that until it stops working, and it hasn't yet), and they are making a version that they hope to be even more effective against the variants, even though their current clinical trial shows it as being 100% effective (small trail though.)

So: It works great. Lets make it even fucking better BECAUSE WE CAN SO WHY NOT

I got rejected at the vax site because I’d gotten a tetanus booster shot 14 days ago, and you can’t get the COVID vaccine if you’ve had any other vaccination in the last 15 days.

I did manage to grab the last appointment time for Friday.

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David Lynch’s Weather Report is a small bit of happiness that I have added to my morning routine. Some days it’s just the weather. Some days he mentions a song that’s stuck in his head that day.

Some days...

youtube.com/watch?v=JwHteKVL7b

Got my vax appointment for tomorrow. The county is running a tight operation.

Brain: we should get a bike. You’re out of shape, and you love riding.

My legs:

Things are poorly this morning at work. I’ve nicknamed my work laptop Shoresy.

I put off starting The Traitor Baru Cormorant for a long time. I didn’t think I could handle it on top of the pandemic.

I’m halfway through it now, and it’s fantastic. I could be misremembering, but I think it’s better than the second book.

After planning this week’s dinners I realized that the severe cold has brought on Soup Season.

We’re having two kinds of soup over three and a half meals. 🥣

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If you use Mimi, they change the sound you’re listening for when they switch to the right ear. They don’t change the text to match it, though. Take the test multiple times - it’ll get the audiogram closer to accurate.

And if you use earbuds, uh. Clean them before you take the test. :)

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