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Day 6: The ‘Cron is Gone December 31, 2021

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My brief flirtation with COVID-19 has ended – it’s all over but the residual goop-clearing and catch-up power sleeping. I don’t have a particularly formidable immune system (I catch everything) and when I’m infected, it usually settles in my chest for a week. Figured I was COVID’s favorite sort of target.

But this new version was not a problem, barely an inconvenience. Whether it’s due to the wimpiness of the virus, a resurgence in my immune system (hah!), or the two Moderna shots I had (back in April, so…), I don’t know. But my impression is that:

  1. Ordinary protocols that protected people from infection in the past won’t prevent Omicron infection.
  2. Having been infected, Dayquil and Nyquil don’t help as much as they usually do.
  3. The fever bounces around quite a bit.
  4. Lasts about 5 days
  5. All in all, it was a minor inconvenience.

Happy New Year!

My Old Haunts Aflame December 30, 2021

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Used to live in Broomfield, CO up until a few years ago, so the fires in the Superior area are giving me one of those “someone walking on my grave” chills. I also rented a house in Superior back in 2002, so I’m very familiar with the area.

Last year we had COVID-19 and the horrendous fires that made the sun a feeble red glow. This year plenty more COVID and now a fire that’s already burned down hundreds of homes.

We almost made it out of 2021. Almost.

Very Ear-y Photo December 30, 2021

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This is a Reuters photo that was in a New York Post article on the failures of De Blasio’s reign as NYC mayor. What struck me was the right ears of many of the officers in the photo, which were caught by the sun in a visually arresting way. If you defocus your vision a bit, it’s really striking:

Day 4 of the ‘Cron December 29, 2021

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My brother the doctah gifted me with a case of the Omicron variant on Christmas Eve. I started feeling it a couple of days later, and by Monday I was enjoying the full onslaught.

Which, for an onslaught, has been pretty unimpressive. I’d rather have this than the flu, actually. The thing that has struck me about Omicron is that it gives you a day where you feel pretty good, and then comes back the next day making you feel like a truck hit you.

…as opposed to the flu, where “Mercy sakes alive, looks like we got us a convoy.”

So thus far I’m kind of pleased with getting infected, presuming that it gives me some sort of immunity henceforth. Small price to pay. In fact, while this is lasting longer, the peak discomfort was worse with the 2nd Moderna shot than with Omicron.

Everybody seems to be getting it – it’s the latest craze. My brother said 20 doctors in his group got it, and my realtor said they shut down their office after 5 people got it.

I hope everybody else’s experience is as mild as mine has been.

Merry Merry Happy Happy December 25, 2021

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May your nogs be eggy, your puddings figgy, and may your trash cans overflow from castaway Christmas containers and wrappings.