Grand tapestries, bivalence, etc
Hey, darlin. Shana Tova.
We got the Moderna bivalent booster yesterday. I rushed all over town to find one before a lot more travel started and we ended up doing it at a suburban High School. Waited in line for hours with a bunch of great people and also a bunch of really serious Karens. Watching les Karéns crane their necks until it seemed they might injure themselves and adjust to the fact that they, too, had to wait in line like normal people was amusing.
(A couple of them even tried sneaky karen-line-cuts!)
(Watching this helped pass the time and boosted camaraderie among my fellow upstanding citizens.)
(Like a wild human experiment.)
I braved the human experiment because I suspected this next round of booster might not go down so smoothly.
Moderna is doing a real nice job proving me right.
(So I think this’ll be a short little ttalk, while Moderna kicks my ass.)
It’s not pretty. In true … me fashion I’ve been watching lots of videos / animations so that I can know exactly why Moderna is kicking my ass.
(I love medical videos)
(Got started with a total fascination with the sinuses)
(Have we ever talked about the sinuses together?!)
(I am weirdly and randomly obsessed with the sinuses)
(Everyone who ever talks with me about the sinuses immediately regrets it!)
(I have no regrets!)
In any event, in my newest round of pseudo medical research I wanted to know why our muscles were aching so much (hello cytokines!) (Eek!). A video helped explain and also came with a pretty choice / applicable sentence.
Ah, the good old grand tapestry of human suffering. A Jewish sentence if ever there was one. Next week I’ll tell you all about New Years, how I’m returning to my favorite service on earth tomorrow, if I’m better, etc. But for now I’m gonna take a break and be grateful that, like your favorite Jewish bubbe, I immediately made tons of stock when I landed. Said stock is now available in the freezer for my brief participation in the grand tapestry of human suffering.
(Also thank God I don’t have full blown COVID BA-4 or 5!)
(Because clearly the real deal would do a lot more than kick my ass, if this is what just the booster is doing!)
Thanks for being here, as always. More next week.