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    Great job, guys!  Very well done.
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    I stayed with Pfizer for all three.  I know there's been some results showing a potential for a minor increase in protection from mixing and matching the mRNA (big boost is clear if the initial was J&J), but my extended family have all had pretty bad reactions to Moderna, even the booster, so there may be a predisposition in our gene pool to bad side effects to that particular shot.  I considered looking for Moderna anyway, but in the end I wasn't quite ready to trade a few potential percentage points of protection increase for a really bad few days vs staying with Pfizer and getting roughly the same level of protection without the risk.

    As far as my experience to the various shots: no reaction from 1st dose, 2nd dose left me tired for a day, 3rd dose was a minor headache the next morning but Tylenol was enough to knock that out and was otherwise fine.
  • Isaac Asimov’s Foundation

    I'm not sold on the show yet, but I'll keep watching at least till episode #3 before maybe checking out until its all out and gets a general thumbs up thumbs down.  Definitely see every penny on the screen: damn is it beautiful but the plot is dense as hell. 

    Never read the books so this is my only exposure to the characters or story.  With nothing to compare to the weakest performance that I just am not buying is Raych(sp?).  I can't tell if its the actor or the writing but he's just a cypher in the worst way.  I can't tell if he's supposed to be wooden and uninteresting or its just a performance that's not working for me at all.  The other 3 leads are great though.
  • Ted Lasso

    I really hope they don't dwell on the anxiety attack storyline.  I think people love this show because it's so wholesome and uplifting, it's the perfect show for those of us who want to escape reality and all of the bad things going on in the world...I don't think that we need people's struggles with mental health issues injected into the show.

    And while I'm being a negative Ned, I don't want to take the shine off Brett Goldstein's apple but he's playing a character named "Roy Kent" who is an analog of a (now retired) real-life player named "Roy Keane" and he's essentially acting like Keane does in real life.

    Given the way the show handles things I think the arc of the anxiety storyline will be to show Ted ultimately responding in a healthy way, showing someone going from being standoffish to counseling for themselves, but actually getting something out of it.  Kind of like how they handled the divorce story line in season 1.  I can appreciate that some people may want to avoid potentially fraught topics like that entirely, but I think the show is largely trying to be both funny/entertaining and model healthy attitudes toward how we should treat each other and ourselves.  The mental health stuff isn't just an injection of tension, but to actually model something for the audience too.
  • Coronavirus / COVID-19

    I'm sorry to hear about your uncle, I hope he has a rapid recovery both from the surgery and from the COVID infection.

    Situation only underscores why its so important for people to get vaccinated, not just individually, but as a society.  While each individual benefits directly from getting vaccinated themselves, the effective benefit of the vaccine to the individual goes up the more people around them are vaccinated too.