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MORNING ROLL CALL APRIL - JUNE 2021

MORNING ROLL CALL APRIL - JUNE 2021

Good morning everyone on this THURSDAY morning APRIL 1, 2021. 

 

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Hello, Everyone!

It's clouding up here, getting ready for some rain tomorrow. Yuck...I have to be up early to take my car for inspection tomorrow.

Nothing exciting going on here. I guess I do have to check on my towels in the washer to make sure they are not misbehaving. It's quiet down there so all must be ok unless they killed each other. 

@Frozenoem ...you eat whatever knocks your socks off. I do like food that is "visible," and not hidden under coverings. LOL Not a fan of mystery meat...actually not a big fan of meat in general although I wouldn't say no to a burger! 😻 🍔

It's lunch time here so I guess I'll try to get rid of the rest of the Easter eggs and make some egg salad. 🥚

@RosemaryF433825 ... Nobody I know had that "tired" reaction. I guess you should just sleep it off and you'll be fine. At least you were able to get that second shot! 😸

 

@MsStretch ...keep running from the walking dead. They don't seem to move that fast, so pretty sure you can stay ahead. 😱

 

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@catwoman500   Hey there!  Two other folks I know mentioned feeling super tired the 24 hours after getting the second shot.  But I've been alert enough to go to the city and take care of some errands today.  So it's all good.  I feel really fortunate not to have suffered any other ill affects from it.  Glad to have my shots done.  Now it's get ready for the second Shingles shot in 30 days.  Life is good.  But then, it usually is.  Cheers!!

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Hey, all,

We are just cloudy and cool, so no rain hassle getting to the dealership this morning. The hassle was getting up way too early for me. But...I did it and was out the door at 7:30 and home by 9:30 with inspection, oil change, tires balanced and rotated and new wiper blades. 👨‍🔧  That was for the car by the way...wish I could get service like that on my person! 😸

 

@Frozenoem ...I did hear the weather and the snow in the northern forecast. Hope it doesn't hit you too hard.

 

@RosemaryF433825 ...Glad you regained your wakefulness. 😉

 

Needing more coffee than usual to stay alert today. A nap could be in my future although I'm not ordinarily a napper.

 

Y'all stay safe!

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@catwoman500 

 

I think I’ve gotten used to snow storms year round, the good thing is this time of year it doesn’t last long.🤣

 

Latest I recall is 30 years ago 3 feet in May, gone the next day. Think it has to do with being tailpipe of the US, and proximity to Mt. Washington in NH.

 

Guess I’ll forget the lawn tomorrow, it needs rain. It’ll just fall in the form of snow 4-8”.

 

Besides It’s good for our overall water totals🤣.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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A beautiful spring day here in NW Ga.   Just cool enough for the turtle neck & vest I love so much.  Love those extra pockets.  Coffeenated is a good word.    Not much new here. Diabetic Tiger is now stable and does not have to return for more blood sugar checks.  Whew, it gets old waiting at the vet with a very nervous 107 lb dog. 

 

 

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Hi, Porch Peeps...

Hope everyone had a good weekend.

So…I went to the post office this morning. Not crowded as I went around 11:00. Some…I can’t even describe this guy…loud, grumpy, rude, certainly having a bad day/life guy was at the counter and I can’t believe the employee didn’t give him a warning. He plops the box he wanted to mail on the counter and when the clerk starts his spiel about, “anything fragile, liquid…,” the guy says, “It’s an atomic bomb.”

Jackie, the other clerk, and I exchanged eye rolls… like what an idiot! Just what you need to hear some jerk say in the times we are living in. Then he continues to be rude to the clerk when he asked what mail service he’d like (priority, first class, etc.) He says, “I don’t care if it ever gets there!”

I was finished before this guy and was headed out the door when the clerk tells him to have a good day. The guy yells, “I sure as H--- won’t.” Guessing Mondays were not this guy’s favorite day.

Glad I don’t have to live with all that anger fermenting inside me!

 

Hoping all of you have a great and safe week ahead! I am definitely having more coffee!

 

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@catwoman500   I guess the guy was not aware of something called the "Bomb Hoax Law."  Yep.  There's one...for real.  It is a federal crime to joke around and say you have a bomb.  And you sure as heck don't want to pick a post office or the airport to say it either.  If someone had reported the guy, he'd REALLY be displeased when he found out he would be serving 5 years in prison and possibly a fine on top of that for his little obnoxious statement!

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Hi, All,

@RosemaryF433825 ...Bomb Hoax Law, huh? How about that! I figured the guy was breaking some sort of law. I'll mention it to the PO people next time I go in. Wonder if it even fazed them? Took me a minute to bite my tongue, afraid of calling him an idiot.

 

@Frozenoem ...you are more of a coffee nut than I am.  

 

This one's for you...

 

Only trouble with a big cup is that it doesn't stay warm.Only trouble with a big cup is that it doesn't stay warm.

 

We should get to the 70's today, then the roller coaster starts and we dip to "feels like the 20's" in the next couple of days. Thunderstorms tomorrow and wind on Thursday. Go figure.

Stay well, everyone!

 

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@catwoman500   Oops!  I got the name turned around, cat!  It's called the "HOAX BOMB LAW."  (ie. bomb threats made as jokes or pranks.) I remember a long time ago seeing a notice in the airport that even joking around about having a bomb could get you in lots of trouble.  (Sorry about the name!)

 

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No problem with warmth of cup, have an airpot from
Naval Exchange keeps my brew hot for 20 hours.

 

My cup is also similar 20 hours, just give it a rinse with hot water for 5 minutes.🤣

 

Airpot cost $30, cup only cost $40K or free with ‘99 Ram Diesel pickup, reality check.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@catwoman500    Interesting that we have the exact same birthstone....!  Ha!

As I was reaching your experience at the post office, I thought I recalled hearing that it is illegal to even JOKE about the possibility of having a bomb.  And it is.  

It's called the Bomb Hoax Law and it's very legit.  Turns out the guy committed a Federal offense by his comment, and the post office should have notified the police.  Truthfully, would have served the guy right!

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Afternoon all, put me down for DD French Vanilla Bean birthstone have been on a buzz since the 13th.

 

Today it’s 60, and put away my parka, tomorrow snow is coming🤣.Trees are budding, tiger lilies are putting out shoots.

 

Was your shot Moderna or Phizer, Ro? Some have reported sleepiness for Moderna.

 

Phizer no sleepiness or anything, course I drain a pot of caffeine per day. How to keep my hand steady when flooding a Printed Circuit the size of the E on a dime.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem   Hiya Frozen.  My shot was a Pfizer one.  

Now I have to wait thirty days and get my second Shingles vaccine.  Not looking forward to that one...first one was a real bite!  Arm was totally shot for 5 days after.

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@catwoman500 

 

Not mystery meat, I still can tell the difference between chicken and rats. Texture and meat fibers. There’s just something about the taste of crunchy KFC original.

 

Something similar to DC’s Americana hotel and whatever fried chicken place was in the basement and kept me full for 2 years in Pentagon City.

 

Prefer my fish , self caught salmon , oh yeah.

 

Ribeyes lightly encrusted in a Montreal spice , for no longer than 7 minutes in cast iron pan.

 

About the only weather issue for the moment is snow for Friday and Saturday. Closed my windows and brought in firewood, just in case of power outages.

 

Even dusted off off my Coleman’s camp stove and Percolator for DD French Vanilla. Bought 8 lbs with 20% discount.🤣

 

Think I’m going to fill up my wood box, now.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem   I remember when I was a kid and KFC came to town.  I swear my Dad brought it home after work once a week.  It was all so peppery and thick with breading.  Bleah...I just can't eat it.

Of course, pork steaks with the fat left on and fried up in lard wasn't any better.  But that's a whole other story.  

 

Fresh-caught salmon?  Licking my lips!  YUMMM!

I just made a big chunk of prime ribs last weekend.  OMG!  It was so good with that special rub, it should be labeled as sinful !  (heh!)

 

Something I've been meaning to ask but haven't up til now, Frozen.  What is with the "swing these hunks of glass, plastic, and silicon against the nearest wall" about, please?  Thanks!

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@RosemaryF433825 

 

It’s the joy of truncated sentences.Type one thing out and another appears.

 

I’d still like to swing these hunks of glass and silicone against the nearest wall.

AKA computers, smartphones, hard drives, etc. I’ve been doing this too long since 1968.

 

There was an explanation when I joined AARP a century ago.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozenoem   Ahhh....got it!   Thanks!  👍

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My neighbors/landlord (I live in a little house on the property) get their first dose today.  Both under 65.  Virginia has moved to getting all adults vaccinated.

 

@OscarE1968 and @RosemaryF433825 , I have avoided turning into a zombie yet, although the furkids and I are still running from them (via the Zombies, Run! app). 👾

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Hello and Happy Sunday to all On the Front Porch. Hope everyone is doing well as life slowly but surely begins to return to some form of normalcy. Happy to say I've had both my shots of the Moderma vaccine. Hope everyone has had the opportunity to get vaccinated. Wish you all a Beautiful start to Spring.

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@OscarE1968    Hiya, Oscar!   And a beautiful start to Spring for you as well.  

Good to hear you got both shots.  I finally got my second one this morning.  I haven't grown a third eyeball on my forehead, or an extra leg...so it appears I am surviving it well.  Hahahaha!

Cheers!

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@RosemaryF433825 Good evening Ms Rosemary! Wishing you a beautiful start to Spring as well. Glad to hear you've had your 2nd shot and so far so good lol. I had my 2nd shot over a month ago and have yet to turn into a zombie 😅😅. Be safe and stay sane, have a wonderful evening ✌.

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@Oscar.   Zombie?  They never told me about the lookout for turning into a zombie...only about the third eyeball and the extra leg!  Whew!  Thank heavens you gave me the head's up!  (walking away muttering something about always being the last to know stuff...)  🤔😬🙃

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  • Morning today warm, Friday slush 3-6”. This afternoon my second shot-Yeah!

 

To be followed by KFC a bucket.🤣 Two weeks from now, hopefully can return to semi-normalcy.

 

Subject to change your covered for at least 6 months, after Moderna or Phizer.

 

Only problem is J&J, blood clots for the single shot, amongst some people. And then as @catwoman500 , suggested they’ve done so well, with spoiled vaccinations and talcum powder.. Not being given in Maine for now!

 

Time to get ready, several more cups of caffeine required, long trip ahead.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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@Frozen.   

Ewww....KFC bucket?  Two pieces of chocolate cake..maybe.  But no KFC!!

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@RosemaryF433825 

Ro,

 

Needed a hit of fried food, or is it pressure cooked?

 

Chocolate cake I prefer my own. I’ve lost 80 lbs, since March of last year.

 

Craved it, ate it and given a choice between KFC and Chesters from a gas station it won out.🤣

 

Now that Covid is taken care of for the moment, back to Dr’s for why. Or how can I lose that amount on 3000 calories per day.

 

Froze

And yes, after long days/nights, I'd still like to swing these hunks of glass , plastic and silicon against the nearest wall Come on retirement!
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Good Morning…ooops, Good Afternoon, Porch Peeps!

Doc appt. this morning…felt like I was rushed. I see a difference with the new younger doc. She didn’t even bring up the recent blood work that she had requested until I mentioned it, and at that point I was standing and on my way out of the exam room! Got to the desk to pay and check out and I got a printout of the office visit summary, a prescription for the next blood work in 6 months, and a prescription for a bone scan which the doc barely mentioned as I (again) was standing and on way out of the exam room.  Then when I got home, the office visit summary came again via email, and 2 min later, another email telling me there was an office visit summary posted to my online health page....overkill?

Liked it much better when the docs took their time and then afterwards, there was always a time to chit chat about ordinary things. I always used to feel like I was a human being rather than another appointment to push through.

The nurses at the vaccine place were like the old guard…I felt like they really cared. Oh, well…the times they are a-changin’. So annoyed I stopped at Starbucks for a “fix.”

 

Anyhoo, @RosemaryF433825 ...so glad you can get your second vaccine! So frustrating when you see an open spot and by the time you fill out the forms, it’s gone. That happened to me several times in my quest to get an appointment.

 

@Frozenoem …so glad you didn’t go down the drain. As for J&J…everyone was expecting great things from them????…after all, they did SO well with the baby powder thing.  LOL 🙄

OMG...what is that noise on my phone ?....oh, an Amber alert. Sheesh!

You all stay well!

Back to my Starbucks...

Hello, world!Hello, world!

 

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Hello @catwoman500 I've just wandered into this forum and found your post on what sounded like a horrible doctor's visit. This is why I've sought to avoid mainstream conveyor belt HMO type medicine for most of my life. 

 

For years I went to naturopathic / homeopathic doctors, most of whom worked independently -- that is without any support staff, and in unusual settings such as a converted house, the back of bookstores, even in house calls. I got used to unrushed one hour long appointments that covered my whole life, not just that month's complaint. 

 

My current MD also provides hour long appointments, does her own blood draws and ekgs, has no nurse, doesn't take insurance of any sort. and has an office in a building shared by all sorts of non-medical businesses. I pay a $75 per month "membership" fee once a quarter via recurring charge on my card, never get a bill beyond that, and can see her or get her advice via email or telehealth check in as often as needed for no additional cost.

 

While she has to recommend conventional pharmaceutical treatment plans to maintain her licensure, and will order wholesale priced meds to be drop shipped to her patients, she is also welcoming of my preference to use OTC supplements instead as long as those are working.

 

Her type of practice model is called direct primary care, old fashioned care with modern medicine, and it's a growing way to deliver true health care. I wish more doctors would return to patient-centered care.

 

And I hope your office visits get more helpful and pleasant in future.

 

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@catwoman500   Technology (ie computers, cellphones, etc.). has certainly changed our lives in all sorts of ways...and some not so nice, also.  I remember taking my Mom for an eye appointment, and the doctor was so busy asking her questions and typing on his computer, his bedside manner was practically nonexistent.  Luckily, I have a physician who totally looks me in the eye, holds my hand, and talks TO me.  THEN, right before I leave is when she types the info into her computer.  Sorry to hear you don't have a doc like mine.  (I like your little guy in the pic!)

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Welcome to the Front Porch on this Spring evening on Easter Eve night. Mary's Easter decorations are on display. May it be a blessed Easter day tomorrow for everyone.

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Lol @DaveMcK made me HUNGERY!!! Thank you and the same to you 🙂

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