Bluntness

I've also been told I have little tact, so if this offends you simply ride on.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Losing the Masks

 And so the weekend begins with an announcement from the CDC.  My second dose was on March 6, so I am considered fully vaccinated.  However, as with every rule, there are exceptions.  Under the guidelines issued by the CDC, employers can keep the restrictions in place.  I will find out this morning if the very large, orange aproned retailer I work for is going to maintain the wearing of masks.  Even though there is a mandate in place now, stores do not enforce the rule.  Making money is much more important then the safety of the staff.  Still, I will take a picture of my vaccination card along as proof, since the card provided by the VA is too large to fit in my wallet.

I got a lot done yesterday, including the first wacking of the weeds.  I have flower buds all over the place.  Color will soon be abounding.  I do like spring.  Everything begins to come out from winter's suspended animation.  True, there is maintenance work involved, but that applies to every season.


Yesterday's announcement by the CDC came as a surprise to many, not to me.  I realized a long time ago there are basically 2 types of people in America: the winners and the losers.  Winners understand the challenges and adapt in order to survive.  Losers, on the other hand, cleave hard to the old ways.  Winners understand Covid and understand what needs to be done.  Losers rely on a card catalog filled with excuses and lies to prop up their denial.  Winners will get a booster shot when  required.  Losers?  They will whine about only having 8 - 10 months immunity... and refuse to get vaccinated.  Winners will survive to live another day.  Losers will prove will prove the accuracy of Darwin's Theory of Evolution.  The CDC's decision is letting Losers do what they do best:  Lose.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Sacrificing Chickens

 I started my one day, mini-weekend this morning by sleeping-in.  I stayed up watching Star Trek, Discovery.  I'm in the middle of a 2 episode focusing on Michelle Yeoh.  It's okay.  I'm not wild about stories that need 'to be continued.'

The Lebanon VA just called to make an appointment in November to check my A1C... on my birthday.  I Googled it and found out the test checks on sugar levels for the past 3 months.  This may not be surprising to some of you, but I've always been borderline when it comes to diabetes, and cholesterol, and blood pressure.  Even my Glaucoma is borderline.  What this means is that I need to exercise more and cut out some of the sugar making carbs.  

I checked this morning and Mr. Toad was gone.

Oh, and as I'm typing this, I'm also putting an iron-on patch on my jeans.  They should last for another year or so.

And, of course, my flowers are beginning to bloom.


Of course, the GOP took revenge on Cheney with a vocal vote.  Usually these votes are secret, but had they done that but they knew doing that would have shown how badly divided their party is.  They did this to kiss the ass of Loser #45.  Warren says the party is eating itself and finding out the meal is poisonous.  The fact that one of their members compared the attempted coup on January 6 to a normal tourist day is an indicator of how far they'll go to disfigure the truth.  They will give the Loser what ever he wants, so prepare yourselves, at some point they're going to start sacrificing chickens, eventually moving on to goats, and sheep, and finally virgins wearing a red hat.