I can hurt a demon!! That's right. I'm back. And I'm a BLOODY ANIMAL!

Spike ,'Showtime'

Natter 77: I miss my friends. I miss my enemies. I miss the people I talked to every day.

Off-topic discussion. Wanna talk about corsets, duct tape, butt kicking, or physics? This is the place. Detailed discussion of any current-season TV must be whitefonted.

dcp - May 04, 2021 6:31:07 pm PDT #6107 of 6143
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." - Lord Peter Wimsey

IV Benadryl

One of the pre-meds for my second set of chemotherapy infusions was IV Benadryl. But they neglected to mention that to me before the first session, which meant I drove myself to treatment not knowing that I was not allowed to drive home -- or at all, the rest of the day. Awkward!

If it ever made me drowsy at all, I sure didn't perceive it.

Shir - May 04, 2021 11:19:27 pm PDT #6108 of 6143
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

I managed to delete the note with all of my replies to the last 150+ posts, so this will only be from memory-ish and I'll miss some people. Sorry.

tommyrot, I am so sorry about March and my condolences. And yes, finding our words is important and empowering. amyparker, I am happy to hear that your father is doing better. Same goes to JZ's brother.

I had more replies for people. I just can't remember those. Meh.

I am OK, for those who asked about the news about the stampede. Some of my colleagues knew some families of those who were in Meron, but my own family and friends are not ultra-orthodox. I am very angry that this happened at all and that safety procedures were ignored.

msbelle - May 05, 2021 5:57:21 am PDT #6109 of 6143
Now if your car ain't got it, go out and get it. We like the boom and don't you forget it. So turn down the treble and front your bass.

Tommy and Gud, nice to see you.

Gudanov - May 05, 2021 6:04:01 am PDT #6110 of 6143
Coding and Sleeping

One fortunate thing about my state's less-than-steller vaccination program was that I and the kids were able to get vaccines at the start of March by going to a grievously under-attended rural event. At the end of the day, they had so much vaccine still available that they just vaccinated everybody regardless of group. We just timed it to arrive near the end and it was vaccines for everybody with no waiting.

dcp - May 05, 2021 6:07:25 am PDT #6111 of 6143
"A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought." - Lord Peter Wimsey

under-attended rural event

Huh. Did that happen to be in Clinton MO? That's where my aunt an uncle travelled to, to get their shots as soon as they could, and they reported a similar experience.

Gudanov - May 05, 2021 6:10:01 am PDT #6112 of 6143
Coding and Sleeping

The one we went to was in Bethany, but the decision to go was based on previous rural events.

JenP - May 05, 2021 6:21:10 am PDT #6113 of 6143

Nice to see tommyrot (or Tommy rotate, as my phone keeps wanting me to say) and Gud!

I'm sorry March was such a rough one, Tommy. I'm glad you've found and are finding your words. Ditto Raymond Holt from above.

Gud, I'm glad you got them even tough it's because of bad turnout. I just yesterday heard/read that we (U.S.) aren't likely going to reach herd immunity because of vaccination hesitancy. Boils my blood.

I was terrified of general anesthesia until I had it and now I LOVE it.

This. Bring on the juice. And the IV painkillers of various types.

Steph L. - May 05, 2021 7:02:23 am PDT #6114 of 6143
Without a plan, it turns out, a lot of decisions are really hard. Eliot might actually hate his shrink. Yes, Eliot is getting healthier or whatever, but at what cost? He used to be a mess of scar tissue and substance abuse, but he could get dressed in the morning without an existential crisis.

I get vaccine #1 in about an hour!

DavidS - May 05, 2021 7:42:32 am PDT #6115 of 6143
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Nice to see tommyrot (or Tommy rotate, as my phone keeps wanting me to say) and Gud!

Tommy Rotate sounds like a new wave band. Tommy Rotate and the Spinners! No, wait, Spinners is already taken.

Tommy Rotate and The Vortex!

It's very good to see Tom and Gud here. Glad to hear Gud's fam got all shottinated.

I get vaccine #1 in about an hour!

Yay! So far I'm having the same effect with Shot #2 as I did with #1. Which is to say very mild muscle soreness. No more really than I feel after doing my pushup sets.

I had a sandwich yesterday! Forbidden, delicious bread. Mmmmm.

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Maybe I'll celebrate with tacos.

JenP - May 05, 2021 7:48:18 am PDT #6116 of 6143

And now I'm picturing tommyrot and Vortex jamming out on stage, and I LOVE the visual.

Yay for vaccines and sandwiches!

I'm out of eggs. This cannot stand.