January 18, 2022: News of Note!

Some news of note... 4th dose not good enough against omicrons Israeli study finds. “The bottom line is that the vaccine is excellent against the Alpha and Delta [variants], for Omicron it’s not good enough,” she said. More importantly, what exactly does this mean for the third dose (booster)?  If, as pfizer's resident veterinary expert…

January 17, 2022: Reading, Watching…

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Continuing my torrid reading pace... The Maid by Nita Prose Molly Gray is not like everyone else. She struggles with social skills and misreads the intentions of others. Her gran used to interpret the world for her, codifying it into simple rules that Molly could live by. Since Gran died a few months ago, twenty-five-year-old…

January 16, 2022: Suji Sunday!

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Keeping those ears warm while battling the elements. Snug as a pug in a rug - or, in this case, the dinosaur hoodie Akemi gifted me. Carpet run!  Whenever the weather turns unbearably cold, Suji's second walk shifts to indoors.  She scrambles up and dow the hallway, finding easy purchase on the nice warm carpet.…

January 15, 2022: Your eyelashes are too long!

I finally started work on the as yet untitled feature.  And it's long overdue.  It was around this time last year that I first planned to write it, beating out an outline, envisioning the individual scenes, and...nothing.  I ended up being distracted by...I don't even remember what...and the script was set aside.  Until now.  Now,…

January 14, 2022: Raw squid, crab guts, and the Pfizer veterinarian!

Yozo! The weekend is finally upon us!  What are we all up to?  Besides, of course, preparing our taxes?  Here in Toronto, they're calling for -12 celsius/10.4 fahrenheit, so I'll be limiting my activities to the indoor variety - the 4 R's: reading, riding, researching, and rhythmic gymnastics. Recent culinary forays... Same vibe. Lantern squid…

January 13, 2022: Meanwhile, on the home front…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGG8NZxqBO4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qvTuLe2D0Y My thoughts on the news... Fully vaccinated Australians in hospital with Covid-19 surpass unvaccinated. At first blush an eyebrow-raiser, but I have questions.  It's clear that, despite assurances when the vaccines first rolled out, they do NOT prevent you from either getting covid OR spreading covid.  They do, apparently, keep you from getting…

January 11, 2022: How many pillows is too many?

Started reading a new book, had a zoom strategy session, discussed another project, sent off the polish of my last pilot, researched the new feature (specifically 1930's road trips), did some stock research, completed a Korean lesson, completed a Japanese lesson, and blocked about 200 accounts on twitter.  A full yet satisfying day. Here in…

January 10, 2022: READING…(and reviews!)

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As promised, I would be picking up my reading this year.  Here are brief reviews of some of the 2022 releases I've read so far in January... The Insecure Mind of Sergei Kraev by Eric Silberstein The year is 2100. The lack of trust that characterized the early Internet era is long behind us. Mathematical…

January 8, 2022: Food aversions, agreements, and Stargate!

Akemi is cheese-phobic.  So unreasonable is she in her aversion that she won't allow me to put a plate in the dishwasher if it has come into contact with cheese.  Instead, I have to hand wash it - with plenty of soap and hot water.  And yet she finds ME downright weird for not enjoying…

January 6, 2022: The twitter update!

https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1478925540237189122 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1479188472057446400 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1479205715898245124 https://twitter.com/BaronDestructo/status/1479205718750339076 Today's Yes/No = chocolate-dipped ice cream tacos.... https://twitter.com/TastyJapan/status/1479083847740702722

January 4, 2022: Here we go again!

Well, Toronto is heading into lockdown for another three weeks after which, I'm sure, everything will be solved and life will return to normal.  Except for all the small businesses that will never be able to recover.  Indoor gatherings will also be limited... https://twitter.com/matt_obrien/status/1478042116391641090 Pick your poison.... Leaning towards the Koval myself, but why choose?…