My dad has received his first dose of the Covid vaccine and Mom has her first dose coming on March 9th. This is good. Really good.
The vaccine rollout has been getting better and better now that adults are in charge again. We are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. Still, we need to be careful and keep doing all those Covid prevention practices we’ve been doing over the last 12 months. We’re getting close, but we are not through this yet.
I found an email in the email@example.com mailbox. That does not happen very often and it’s mostly spam when it does occur. Well, imagine my surprise and delight when it turned out to be a piece of fan mail!
The email was from a fellow named Bryan who lives in merry old Scotland. He somehow came across Z Talk Radio and would listen to it for his amusement. He found the more credulous Z Talk shows entertaining in their noncritical thinking. Then Dimland Radio interrupted the flow.
Bryan being a skeptic and an atheist liked what he heard and he wanted to let me know.
Thank you, Bryan. You made my week.
Rumors Of My Watch’s Death…
If you thought last week’s story of getting a new couch was riveting (I had two listeners comment on my couch tale), wait until you hear about my watch!
It’s a Wenger Swiss Army Knife design watch, which was given to me as a Christmas present from my brother-in-law more than 15 years ago. And it is one of my favorite things. I really like this watch.
Thursday morning, as I was getting ready for work, I reached for the watch, which was on the end table by my side of the new couch, but I didn’t quite reach far enough. It fell to the floor. To its apparent death.
But did it really die?
A Dimland Radio: ARGH!
My wife tells me it’s called the French Tuck. I call it the mullet of shirt wearing. And I don’t like it. Tuck it or untuck it. Make up your mind!
My Second MRI Procedure In My Life
The first was due to a sudden and sharp headache after lifting something or otherwise exerting myself. My doctor wanted to check inside my head. They found nothing…
…to worry about.
This recent MRI was to check my neck. I had been having pretty severe pain for more than a month. I saw my nurse practitioner, who thought it might my super tight with tension shoulders. She gave me a muscle relaxer, but that wasn’t doing the trick. The pain was still there.
She did recommend that if the pain did not recede, I show go to the osteopathic clinic affiliated with my main clinic. I did that the next weekend and got the MRI. Turns out I have a narrowing between two of the vertebra in my neck and there is inflammation which irritates the nerve and causes the pain.
I’ve been taking a prescribed anti-inflammatory when necessary and doing neck stretching exercises each day and I have been mostly pain-free since then. On Tuesday, I will be getting an injection in my neck. Should be fun!
Spoiling A Netflix Documentary Series
Earlier this month, Netflix posted a new four-part documentary series about the (spoiler!) accidental death of Elisa Lam. The series is called Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel and it is infuriating.
I thought the length of the series was a little bloated and had way too much internet amateur sleuth involvement for my liking. That was the infuriating part. They don’t know what they are doing! They end up anomaly hunting and thinking something terribly nefarious happened, when it a young woman with bipolar disorder who went off her meds, had a psychotic event, and ended up drowning in one of the water tanks on the roof of the hotel. It wasn’t murder, it was an accident. (Spoiler!)
Perhaps the filmmaker wanted the series to be infuriating in order to show the damage inexperienced people can do when they are out of the depths. Watch it at your own discretion.
As I ended my talk I misspoke and said some of the internet sleuths accepted the lid was on the water tank when the maintenance worker discovered Elisa’s body. It wasn’t on. It was off. The misinformation that the lid was on when she was found led to the whole mystery. But it was off (spoiler!). I misspoke. I meant to say it was off.
Be patient. Wash your hands. Stay home. Stay safe. WEAR A MASK!
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