January 11th, 2021


January 11--which they ate with a runcible spoon

It was a quiet day in the land of flamingos. We didn't do much of anything other than the usual daily chores. Laundry day was put off until today, for no particular reason other than, "lets do it tomorrow".

We ordered some food from the Cambodian restaurant, and ate it with garlic toast.

I received a call from Kaiser asking if I wanted to come by in the afternoon and get my COVID vaccine, rather than waiting until Monday. I said I would, and they said they would make a medical record number for me.

I got another call from Medical Records, asking if I was the same me who used to live in Santa Clara, who had Kaiser insurance back then. I was, and had completely forgotten about it, and that I had lived there for a brief period of time back in 1983.

I went over at the scheduled time, and was quite pleased to see one of my recently graduated students working the registration desk. I love seeing former students doing good things.

I got the shot, and waited for about 15 minutes to see if I was going to have any reactions. I didn't, and came home.


I took the obligatory post-vaccine selfie. No real after-effects other than a mild headache. I noticed that my hair is now almost completely gray. I'm not sure if that's from the vaccine or that I just haven't been paying attention.

I woke up pretty early (4 am) today,thinking about what I still needed to do for the start of the semester. Our first day of class is next Tuesday. I got up and finished setting up the course site and evaluation site. Pretty much everything else is done. There are meetings later this week, and then the big convocation on Friday.

I ordered some new scrubs and socks for clinical. It's the first clothing I have needed to buy in almost a year. It will be strange to have somewhere to go a couple of days a week.

bodega bubble

Random bubble against a cliff at Bodega Bay. You saw it here first.