No. 9 … No. 9 … No. 9. …

I haven’t been up there since breaking the ankle.

Got my booster this morning. Easy peasy roll up your sleevesie. I’ve burned more daylight waiting on a No. 9 breakfast burrito at the Golden Pride drive-through.

Of course, a No. 9 might be more effective against the newest variant — some Irish bug called the O’Micron — so I’ll try a couple of those too, just to be on the safe side.

In the meantime, after getting stuck I filled the bird feeders and went for a stroll through the foothills to collect a little free vitamin D. I’m a senior citizen on a fixed income, goddamn it, I’ll take all the free shit I can get.

To be honest, a nap sounded pretty good. But it was 64° in the ol’ cul-de-sac, and my rule is “Sun’s out, guns out.” The weather can’t stay like this forever, unless it does. It’ll make the chile real mean.


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17 Responses to “No. 9 … No. 9 … No. 9. …”

  1. B Lester Says:

    How was your reaction? I got no. three last Friday morning. By evening, I had the chills. Got a restless sleep, but fine the next day.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      About like yours … sore injection site (dude stuck me way high up on the arm), chills, restless sleep, and this morning I feel like I spent the night snorting cocaine out of a topless dancer’s belly button and chasing it with vodka. Don’t ask how I know how this feels. Artistic license, don’t you know.

  2. Pat O’Brien Says:

    We got our boosters 3 weeks ago tomorrow. I had chills that night, and a little tired the next day. Easy sleazy. Third warmest November on record down here. December is working on its record, 73 sunny degrees today. Was I on the trail as I should be? No, grocery shopping and guitar restringing. I will fix that tomorrow. I need some dirt time to, as Patrick says, flush out the brain pan.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I’m feeling a bit peaked today. Cat woke us up at stupid-thirty and I had to replace a toner cartridge in the printer on one cup of coffee.

      Also, I ran five miles on Thursday and went for an hourlong walk yesterday after getting stuck and the legs feel thick for some reason.

      We’re looking at 60-sumpin’ again today. Chihuahua.

  3. SAO' Says:

    Jab #1: zero reaction.
    Jab #2: Went to bed early the second day. Nothing besides being tired.
    Booster#1: zilch again. Wife had to remind me that I had even gotten the shot.

    Pretty sure I got three placebos.

  4. DownhillBill Says:

    Nothing but a slightly sore arm on the first two.

    I have one of those allegedly “squirrel-proof” feeders. Once one of them figures it out, most of the others will watch and learn. I enjoy watching them as much as the birds. Even have an albino that drops by when he fancies pigging out on sunflower seeds. Chipmunks will climb up if the squirrels get out of the way, but they have excellent technique and don’t trip the shutter.

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      The finches and juncos team-scheme our feeders. Finches hit the perches for lunch, and the juncos hop around getting what they drop.

      We had an albino squirrel in B-burg. He was something. Called him Blondie. He’d take an organic chip right out of Herself’s hand.

      • B Lester Says:

        We had a gray squirrel that would take a peanut butter cracker out of your hand and sit there and eat it with you. One day he (she) nonchalantly rested the other paw on my index finger. Nice grip and impressive claws. I kept thinking that if he (she) was so inclined, my digit would be mostly hamburger before I could do much. ‘Course, we were buds, so it was all cool.

    • Dale Says:

      You just need to be smarter than a squirrel when it comes to stashing all your stuff for hard times.

      Unfortunantly most uf us are not – see Suzi Ormand – she’ll sell all kinds of of shit, and make you feel good about buying it. And the best part is that PBS puts her on during the fun(d)raisers. What has this come to?

  5. carl duellman Says:

    we’re getting our booster tomorrow afternoon that way if i do get to feeling poorly i can skip work and not ruin a perfectly good weekend. i wonder when the omega variant will hit?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Yeah, I dunno what I was thinking, getting stuck on a Friday. Tell you what, though, they were doing the business in there. The efficiency of the vaccination program down here — in my experience, anyway — has been a remarkable thing to see.

      • carl duellman Says:

        our first set of shots was at the big baptist church with the catholic hospital doing the injections. super efficient. my flu shot required a trip to walgreens as they didn’t require an appointment. we’re going there to get our booster. i’ve been boycotting walgreens for the last several years since they told me i couldn’t ride my bike through the drive-thru anymore but i’m making an exception for conveniences sake.

  6. John A Levy Says:

    Got third Booster at yearly checkup In October along with yearly flu shot. Tired next day but no discernable reaction noticed from shots no soreness or any symptoms.
    In northern Montana we are up to four(4) inches of new snow first of the season, but unlike the rest of the state wind is not howling but it is 30 degrees not too cold at all. When the real winter comes I will be whining like a worn-out fan belt on a 59 chevy i.e. temp will drop to the single digits above and below zero. Then I will then look at relocation to southern and sunny regions. Alb looks good but damn the crime rate is steep. We are dealing with refugees from the east and dee south. Property values thru the frickin roof and red neck values.
    oh the whine started, Sorry

  7. Jon Paulos Says:

    Got the booster three weeks ago. Hit me like a ton of bricks, just like hit #1 and hit #2. Two days in bed, and dragging for about three days after that. Now Omicron hits and the South Africans have the best data, which is really bad, but do I see people wearing masks when I go out and about? Shirley you jest. This is deep red Freedom Caucus Land, and FREEDUMB!

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      I had to grab about half a nap this afternoon, and I’m definitely not firing on all cylinders this evening. If I can get a decent night’s sleep I hope to return to my Grinchlike self tomorrow.

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