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Tallahassee Bulk Pick Up 2024-02-09

This was a few weeks ago and was about 2 weeks worth of manual labor putting all that out there and it took the city crew about 2 minutes to grab it all.

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Is anyone at the wheel at Facebook?

Logged in today to have this pop up.  Note they make no mention of what content they’re talking about, a way to talk to the person that flagged the content, or a way to see how many flags are on your account.  Just some vague FUD that just serves to remind me that I’m on a platform that has no customer service, no one to talk to directly, and really doesn’t care about their users on a individual basis. At least I have my own website for when they inevitably collapse under their own weight. Ha!  as if.

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2023 Year in Review

I did this same thing a year ago, but here we are a full month after I intended to post this review from the prior year.  I enjoy doing this but there’s a heavy emotional load to doing them, so I put it off and this year particularly was difficult to get in the right headspace to make a post about the prior year. Why was that? Let’s take a look! In February of 2023 I had a stupid health scare that incentivized me to loose weight and get on track with doing some fitness stuff that I’ve always sorta intended...

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2023 Twitch Recap

I streamed much less than I was hoping to in 2023, largely due to going back to school to get my degree (which I did!) and training for the PMP, which I still need to apply for.  Might as well do that today I guess?

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10 year anniversary and thrift stories!

A cute cat picture that I was pondering a purchase of. I did not pull the trigger on this one. We made a hand thing for our anniversary, my wife got it for us last year and it took us this long to remember to do it.  It was an interesting experience! We also had a couple massage, which was fantastic, but it turns out that I’m somewhat allergic to some of the oils that they used, here’s my swollen arm looking pretty gross on the first day of my break out.  It got much worse but I’m not going to show you...

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TRON Legacy Soundtrack on Vinyl

I pre-ordered this back in January I think and it finally made it’s way to me back in August and I’m just now posting about it because I’ve honestly been too busy listening to it to bother with talking about it.  It’s among one of the best soundtrack of my lifetime and I’m going to get plenty of enjoyment out of having this double album. I also have it digitally though, so I’ll likely listen to that more than anything else, but this album sure looks good up on my shelf.

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I turned 43 a few days ago

Had a good birthday weekend filled with tons of fun activities: Saturday Picked up a prescription Mani/Pedi with the wife Pizza Grocery store for fizzy drinks and cake Comic shop to get boxes, but accidentally also selected and bought a Stan Lee Funko Pop Nap Movie at home Sunday The LEGO Movie was back in theaters, so went with the wife to see it again Dinner at Essence of India, one of the finest restaurants in town My wife gave me a LEGO batmobile for my birthday, so I put that together while watching the Batman film that the car...

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Hurricane Idalia

Thus far we’re doing ok, but my nerves are starting to get a little on edge.  The county has issued mandatory evacuation orders for mobile / manufactured homes, all our local rivers are already cresting near historic peaks, and the storm is still about 10 hours away from actually getting to my small blue dot on the map.  We have all our provisions ready, all our batteries are charged, extra propane has been acquired, and the armory is fully stocked, so we’ll be able to fight off the hurricane gators and sharks that will usually try to sneak into the...

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Cats, lights, cameras, and that missing piece

My boy Odo lookin good in the sun light. Miles and his step mom, Charlotte. We’re cat sitting for a week, this is Stella Blue I tried setting up a light box studio thing in my garage, but could never get it to do exactly what I wanted. I do love tofu!  This is a new tofu press and it works great. This is the new an improved light box studio turnaround thing, it’s pretty dope.  What am I using it for? This thing finally gave up the ghost and I had to replace the bar AND the handle, it’s...

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I bought some stuff

BEHOLD: MY STUFF bought for super cheap, the only 90’s Trek that I don’t own on physical media now is DS9.  That being said, those are DVDs of Enterprise, which they’ve also released it on Blu-Ray, so I’ll see if I can grab that for super cheap like these were. I kick startered a thing!  I haven’t watched it yet, but I love this guy’s work, so I’m looking forward to it. I’m in the (very slow) process of replacing my HD-DVD collection, all while building a Stan Lee, Kevin Smith, and Glenda Farrell collection, Speaking of Glenda, this was...

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A ton of things, it’s been too long, so here’s a non-descriptive title!

This was good, but super sweet.  I was hoping for more sour, but it was good for what I needed at the time. I added yet another screen to my office setup, this one is to more better monitor twitch chatter when I’m doing the twitch thing.  I can also just take it down and use it to read comic books. Odo testing out the new setup.  He doesn’t care about the screen. I dropped a tool on my foot and my god it stung.  I then proceeded to do a ton of yard work with no pain whatsoever, but...

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Data, cats, comics, toilets, and fizzy waters

I got this from Goodwill, it’s a four VHS set of Star Trek TNG episodes that feature Data.  On the cover there’s a spinner with various scenes and trivia about Mr Android. Miles having a nap.  he’s a very good napper. I got a new ornament for my aquarium Since I’m not drinking alcohol at the moment, I still have an inclination to buy and consume unique beverages and Aldi is helping me out with all these goofy ciders and other assorted fizzy drinks. I’ve only had the lemonade one so far and it was delicious if much smaller than...

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I lost a puzzle piece

I spent the better part of a month putting this stupid thing together and right when I was at the 90% mark, I accidentally flipped a piece behind the dryer that I was building it on. Why on the dryer? Because I have 5 cats and do not own a “puzzle box” that would let me have an incomplete puzzle just laying about my house. I pulled out the dryer, the cabinet between the dryer and the washer, the washer, disconnected everything and put everything back. I even used a damn Ryobi inspection camera to look inside the dryer and...

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I’ve lost about 40 pounds and am now under 290!

I’ve been comfortably living my life since high school (1999!) at around 315 – 330 pounds, then a medical thing came up and it turns out that I’m supposed to be like…100 pounds less than that.  So I’ve been on a weight loss “journey” which essentially meant to me that I’m giving up red meat, eating 10 times the amount of veggies than meat, no refined sugar, and I’ve completely dropped coffee from my daily routine.  Honestly that coffee thing was a long time coming because I’m so super sensitive to caffeine, just walking past a pot will wake me...

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Cats, LEGO, Delicious Snacks, and Chairs

I thought Bella was stuck behind the futon, but turns out that she’s still 90% fluid, so she just poured herself out when she got bored being back there. Sleepy Miles I’m moving this chair out of my office due to my butt hurting on it and Odo decided that he needed to be on top of it.  Turns out that it wasn’t the chair’s fault though, I was pushing myself a little too hard on the treadmill. This is the last one of these that I’ll be eating for a while. They’re delicious but apparently all my numbers are...

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Collective Con 2023, weight loss, and a cat named after wine

We just got back from the 2023 Collective Con, which was a great adventure that didn’t offer me too much personally.  I was there for comic books, but there were only about 3 vendors that had any in their booth.  After we were done I was still hungry for books, so we went to Gotham City Limit, 2nd and Charles, Misfit Corner Comics, and finally Coliseum Comics.  Misfit Corner was the best of them all with a perfectly organized store, good looking products and a super friendly owner hanging out until the very last moment he could to help me...

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Sickness and Surgeries

Man I have had a doozy of a week.   Jury Summons for the middle of March! The timer button on my stove is now completely broken and it’s going to like $200 to fix the stupid thing, so it’s going to remain broken.  I’d rather buy a whole new stove with convection abilities than have to struggle along with this crap. Went to a softball game and ate too much stadium food and drank too many beers, it was a very fun event. I bought my wife flowers! My favorite and only mobile game is shutting down the mobile...

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2022 TGIOKDI Year In Review

Looks like I’m a few days late on my 2022 break down, no reason for the delay other than I started it, saved the draft, then went about my life oblivious to the fact I never finished writing.  2022 was a year of beginnings and a couple endings for me.  February saw my wife going back to the office due to the Governor wanting good press for himself, where she was promptly infected with covid, which I then caught.  At this point we had both of the main shots and I believe a booster, so while it sucked, it sucked...

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Cats, NYE Spreads, Cat, Cat Nip, Travel Bags, Books, Cats Cats Cats, and More CAAAATS

JJ and Syrah on a huge stack of blankets we have in the corner of the couch, they’re both very happy to be up that high. NYE spread that I made for me and my wife, I ate too many gherkins. Charlotte and JJ.  It seems that JJ has been able to force a nap on everyone she gets too close to! We got a cat nip growing set and it came with this 1 inch thick by 4 inch round disk that when you add water to it turns into a large bucket of soil like cocopeat to grow...

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Pine needles, cats, football and voting

I needed to blow off my roof, so I bought a ladder and got up there and got it done.  It was surprising how physically taxing the entire thing was, and I even used an electric leaf blower! Here’s what the roof looked like afterwards.  I really need to wash the sides of the house, but I think I missed my last warm opportunity to complete that task in 2022. I voted! Bella did not vote, but she’s a cat, so she’s not registered to vote yet.  Also, she’s not even one year old yet, still just a little baby!...

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Icee Cups, EO Treadmill, Cups, and Cats

I bought a icee that cost $8, then I paid another $3 for it to come in a color changing cup.  This was obviously at a movie theater, we went to see the original Avatar Film, which was just fine. My company sent out cups because we hit a pretty big milestone that impacts me very slightly.  It’s not a very good cup and I don’t think I’ll be using it. Two cats and my temporary sleeping spot while I figure some snoring issues out. MILES HEARD SOMETHING. right as I was ending my return to using a treadmill, I...

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My wife was away, so I ate some cake and pet a cat or two

I had a hankerin for some cake, so I bought myself some cake My sister bought me this for my birthday! It lights up! Miles enjoys getting his chin skritches Walmart has these pre-made pizza crusts that you take out of a bag and put your own toppings on.  I was somewhat pensive about how it would turn out, but I’ve discovered that cheese will hide all sins. Bella was supposed to get surgery this last week to correct some internal issues she has, but the vet was too busy on the day I dropped her off, so instead all she...

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Crowd Sourced Puzzles, Cats, x-rays of cats, a large ginger boy, and two crowd sourced t-shirts

paid for this back in March and it finally arrived it’s everything I wished for!  It’s a puzzle of The Rocketeer! Bella went on yet another trip to the vet, she was not happy about the turn of events. and x-ray of her insides, they’re not where they’re supposed to be and her ribs are all wonky.  Also, you can see her chip in this x-ray, which is kinda cool. Miles remembers the days when he was a kitten and fit into this little pocket thing. Two items from a indigogo campaign that I paid for back in March of...

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Cats x6, curry bowl, 2022 vote, baked eggs, college test results,

I baked some eggs, it went surprisingly well, just 350 degrees for 30ish minutes, then an ice bath for a couple minutes, and they were easily peeled. Made this to go with some chicken over the weekend, it turned out pretty ok. Cat 1/6: Charlotte I voted in the 2022 primaries for the 2022 election! Cat 2/6: Miles Cat 3&4 / 6: Nyx add Bellatrix Cat 5/6: Syrah Cat 6/6: Odo, aka my leg cat I took the Florida Civic Literacy Exam, which is now required for all students that enrolled after the 2021 Fall semester, which I was a...

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Music, Gaming, Cabinets, and Cats

I saw a band named “The Heebie Jeebies“, I enjoyed myself, it was my first time at that particular brewery, though it’s in the location of an old brewery that I had been to many times prior, so the location wasn’t new, but the owners were. And the band too, they were new to me. Foster cat “Bella” enjoying my wife play a video game named “Stray”. Three adorable cats on my leg and one guy in the background licking his butt. This cabinet used to be jammed full of spaceships, but it was time for a change, so I...

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Cats and Moving Day!

Majestic Odo standing guard over the food bowls. Majestic Betelgeuse, he was adopted yesterday and is happy in his new home! Rigel and BG.  Rigel was adopted last week! The letter “c” came off my Steelseries keyboard and it took me about 4 days to figure out that a small metal flange was slightly bent and needed adjustment to get it back on correctly. I was at a place for a thing and they were advertising the prices for their sorta shared office spaces.  These prices are absolutely insane when the alternative is $0.00 to just work from home. I...

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Foster Cat Nyx

We’ve had our fourth foster cat for 3 months now, so it’s time to write out her journey to us.  “Nyx” is from a Georgia shelter, and at the time was extremely pregnant, ready to have her litter of kittens at any time.  We made a deal with the shelter that we’d meet them half way from our city and theirs, which the journey ended up being about an hour journey each way.  She was gregarious and friendly the entire trip home, and was adorably affectionate when we moved her into the foster room.  About 24 hours later though, she...

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Cats, Cats, Tomatoe Babies, A broken Eaglemoss Spaceship, Coconut Curry Bowls, and more caaaaats

Foster cat named Rigel, he’s a mirror image of his mother. Foster cat named Betelgeuse.  Note that he’s cuddling with one of the foster fails from last year, the only thing they have in common is that they’re both grey, so it’s interesting that they’re getting along so well. Nyx and Rigel, that midnight black fur gene is super strong. Not my cat, but she’s friendly enough when I run into her outside.  I have named her Tabby. I’m growing tomatoes!   Eaglemoss strikes again, one of my final ships and it arrived broken because they mailed it to me...

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Queens, Cats, Plants, and Wicked Barley

Had a fun weekend playing cards with my niece and nephew, this is the new one that we played, it was overly complicated and I loved it.  It’s named “Sleeping Queens” Charlotte and Miles doing their thing. Odo and Miles doing their thing. I got some tomato seeds and I had purchased these cheap “grow lights” at the start of the pandemic, so I figured I’d try them again.  They didn’t very well with my first tomato plant 🙁 We all went to a brewery named “Wicked Barley” and they had some awfully nice beers to try out.

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Fish, cat, FedEx, and Reddit sent me a gift

My fish is on twitch. A school I’m going to has implemented some really stupid security measures that mean that I have to use a TFA token every time the phone checks the mail. The fosters went in for their first round of shots, they all have hook worm, so now I’m giving them drugs for that. Other than the parasites, they’re doing great though! Sandra Dee in her role as “gidget”, a roll that Sally Field later played on tv. Not my cat, but one that I feed, so maybe she is my cat? I drank one of these and...

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Cats, cats, more cats, cats helping with the lawn, cats on the floor, and InfinityCon 2024

I went to InfinityCon 2024 and this is the only photo I took.  No idea why I didn’t take more, perhaps I was too busy looking for Star Trek comics? Sometimes you stare into the void, something something, the void stares back. Odo can yawn real good. Miles lookin pretty in the sun I got a new weed eater, which I opened under Odo’s supervision.  It’s much more powerful than I was expecting it to be! Current foster status: cute. Foster Nyx status: adorable He’s got some legs on him, that’s for sure.

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Snakes, A/C, cats, books, and a blown out eyeball

I did a thing for Reddit and they sent me $50 in snacks, which I promptly ate in about 2 days. I have one of these on my a/c and it’s going to cost something like $400 to replace.  Or, I can choose to abandon it in place.  Guess it’s going to be there a while. I did something to my eye.  I woke up with it like this a couple week ago.  It’s back to normal now, but yikes that was concerning to wake up to! Foster kittens being adorable. Syrah with a couple Trek books I found at...

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RIP Baby Cat

Sent another well loved pet across the rainbow bridge today, Baby Cat was about 14 years old and was a fantastic nap buddy and all around good cat. She’s left some marks on our lives (and our door frame!), and I’m never going to forget her. She’s the last of my original animals that I had before I got married, but is definitely not our last cat, we have 8 more in the house right now, four ours and four fosters! If you’d like to give a donation to ECAH Animals in her name, I’d greatly appreciate it.

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Cat food, LEGO, Big Batteries, An Opossum, and Cat Posers

Our three foster kittens have been eating this stuff, I’m a fan of the name. Target had a $20 lego sale, so i bought a couple sets! I now have a total of four batmobiles I think.  There was a ’89 one somewhere in my old work office, I’m not 100% sure it made it home with me, and if it did, where it is now. Odo is a long cat. This little guy is alive and just fine, he scared the carp out of me when I was cleaning my car.  When I first found him, he was wedged...

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LEGO vs Cats, Goldie, Vinyl, and a Foot Fetish

One of my cats, Miles, not the one that’s in the picture, got on top of my fish tank and knocked off a LEGO AT-ST that I had up there.  Luckily all the pieces were sitting right there and I could put them back together, but the tragedy of this is that now Miles knows he can get up there, so I need to figure out how to cat proof the top of a fish tank that’s  feet off the ground. This isn’t my cat, but a year or so ago, we got super friendly with her and were feeding...

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All Cats, one clock

This is the old lady.  she’s doing pretty well for her age, but still needs to eat more than she’s eating. Mama Nyx trying to use her eye balls to make me just adopt her forever. Not going to work Mamanyx!  you’re going to be easy to adopt out because of how awesome you are!   My boy Odo putting his best food forward.  He’s a foster fail, which isn’t going to happen with the other cats, I swear to god. This guy isn’t my cat, we named him “Richard” because of the phalic white patch he has, but I think...

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Softball, cats, comics, beer and a G-litter sign

Went to our first college softball game in about 3 years, it was fantastic to get back out there. There was a massive bird of prey freeloading and watching the game without a ticket.  Don’t worry though, he was bounced by some smaller birds that didn’t like him that close to their tree. Why am I buying Star Trek audio books on tape? Because they’re like $2 each now days, and in mint condition!  I doubt I’m ever going to listen to them in this form, but they look fantastic on my shelf, and I can mark them as “owned”...

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A new foster cat: Nyx and her six kittens

We’ve received a new foster cat on saturday of last week (4/9) and she was super dooper pregnant, then become extremely ill the following day with an upper respiratory infection, struggling to breath, but then had six kittens on Wednesday (4/13).  I was there alone for half of the delivery and had to manually rupture the kitten sacks and clean off the babies, because she wasn’t able to even lift her head very much.  Five kittens were delivered in about 2 hours, then about an hour later a smaller sixth one was delivered.  it wasn’t until the 17th that mama...

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We tried out Every Plate

  The food itself was fantastic, the packaging was the best that I’ve seen on any of these venture funded pipedream meal planning services, but at the end of the day, it’d be twice the price of just buying the stuff ourselves from a local market. Also, those portions are exceptionally disappointing, you can see in that one picture how much meat they sent us.  In theory that’s all the meat for two people for 4 meals but in reality it’s only about 2 meals worth of food.

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cookies, sunsets, cats, college, and beers, name a more iconic combination

Someone got some girlscout cookies!!!  These were the best of the couple boxes we bought We had to go out for some cat food for baby cat, turns out she has a hyperthyroid situation and now we have to push a pill down her throat and give her some super high calorie food so she’ll put some weight back on. After we bought the cat food we went to a Japanese restaurant and had dinner inside the building for only the second time in over 2 years.  it was a good dinner, and this was the sunset we saw on...

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My cats sit funny, and there’s a Farm store in town now!

This is the back side of a Farm store, for those of you that have never been, you’re not missing much, it’s just a drive up convenience store. I learned during this trip that they do not sell bud light here. Apparently this is how my cat sits now. Or he’ll sit like this.  He just had a one year birthday on St Pats, so he still has a young man’s spine.  Not be me though, my spine is utter shit. I got a blister from when I raked my yard last week.  The gloves I had sucked, so I...

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Blog for 2022-03-13

 I went to a hospital to do a thing for a second time, or maybe the sixth time depending on how you count things? Am I being vague? Yes I am! This is the broken o-ring for a Marinelands Magnum 350 canister filter. I let the dang thing sit in my garage for too long and the exposed rubber parts all dry rotted and need to be replaced. I found a set of four of them for $10, but that’s about $9.90 more than they should be, so I’ve reached out to a local aquarium group here in town...

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Blog for Sunday February 27th, 2022

I did a LEGO puzzle while drunk.  There’s a live stream of it out there somewhere and I stayed up until about 7am doing this thing.  I plan on taking it apart and giving it to some family members that have kids, I’m sure they’ll enjoy it. Syrah sleeping next to my desk. Mani / Pedi with the wife, I was very happy with the service itself, but this nail polish ended up being garbage and had to be removed just a couple days after application. I flipped the two monitors on the right hand side there and reconfigured how...

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I have recovered from Covid-19

I’m now breathing completely fine and I think I’m theoretically invincible for the next couple months.  My one struggle now is that I’m not sleeping as well as I was when I was taking half a bottle of Nyquil, Melatonin, and living through an admittedly light viral infection.  Last night it took me a couple hours to get to sleep and even when I did get to sleep it was a pretty light one.   I’m happy that I was vaccinated and twice boosted, then waited until it was omicron floating around to get infected, but I still think Ron DeSantis...

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I’ve caught the virus

Despite years of caution, I’ve been infected with Covid-19.  no word on what version is is, but I’m on day 4 of the situation and I believe I’m on the upswing, but who knows with this stuff.  So far it’s been relatively rough but not as bad as my worst flu case, but I’m vaccinated plus boosted twice.



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