I seem to have lost a day. I’m not quite sure how I managed it, because I’m convinced I wrote something, but there’s nothing there. I’ll just have to put it down to having a senior moment. I’d feel better about it, to be honest, if it were associated more with drinking than old age. Poets drink – Larkin and Thomas were famous for bending an elbow. That’s Dylan Thomas. I’m not sure if Edward Thomas drank. Probably not. There’s something a lot more appealing about being a hellraiser than there is about being a respectable old man. If there was only me to think about I’d much rather go out with a bottle in my hand than a rug tucked neatly round my knees.
Unfortunately, drunks don’t make particularly good husbands, and I imagine the kids would hate it if they had to come and bail me out after a night of revelry, so it looks like respectability will be my fate. I wonder how many men out there, like me, still think fondly of their drinking days when they were much funnier and had more fun. Well, we thought we were much funnier, Once I actually gave up drinking I realised that this wasn’t actually the case.
Today is the first day of meteorological winter, and almost the end of lockdown. cases of Covid are going down, so it seems to work. I’d like to book another month of lockdown for next April, when the weather is likely to be better. I’m getting quite used to the time off.
According to government figures only about 54% of people intend getting vaccinated, and when you show them various bits of misinformation, easily found on the internet these days, this goes down to 48%. All that work so that 52% of the population can decide not to bother.
It calls the whole nature of education into question. Why bother studying for years to become a doctor when you could know more than a doctor by pressing a few buttons and reading something off the internet?
I am not expecting a rush of vaccinations with the one talked about today as it is something like nine times more expensive than the Oxford one. I am not holding my breath about getting an appointment.
I’m still waiting for the mass testing they announced for Nottingham 6 weeks ago. I drive past a very underused testing station as I take Julia to work but nobody has yet called me to be tested. If you told me it will be a year before they sort the vaccination appointments out I’m afraid I wouldn’t be surprised.
Nor would I.
We are so cynical…
In this present climate its not hard to lose a day, i keep thinking its the weekend at the moment every day seems the same there is no structure to the week!
That is true. I’ve been keeping track because I’ve been doing one day a week in the shop, but it’s a Friday and things between Sunday and Friday have been a bit hazy. 🙂
Yeah. Everyone is waiting on a vaccine that no one is going to take….
We are getting it next week. The only problem is the practicality of vaccination and storage. As usual we are being made promises the government can’t keep. 🙂
The vaccines still need about 38 million approvals… you know the vaccine that’s supposed to be arctic cold? What temp is it when it’s injected?
I read that the vaccine can be stored in a fridge for a few days at the end. I presume they will inject it at that temperature. You know, I’ve had a lot of injections and never really thought beyond the question of where that needle is going…
I drink more now than ever before – little yet regular wine, as you may have noticed. No-one thinks I’ve got any funnier.
“Drink no longer water, but use a little wine for thy stomach’s sake and thine often infirmities.” 1 Timothy 5:23
Not only is wine good for you, but it’s in the Bible. Win, win. 🙂
It’s not just drinking, it’s devotional drinking…
God bless you, my son.
Yes, the sooner the better. Things are dreadful in certain parts of the country. I just read a Forbes article that stated that 1 in 800 North Dakota residents has died from Covid-19.
I would have thought that North Dakota would be so open it would be almost impossible to catch anything. I remember reading an article once on how empty it was.
I’ve just read the Wiki article on it – it’s not Maine but it still sounds a decent place to live. I’d still rather live in Arizona though, no point in moving if you don’t go somewhere warm and dry! 🙂
It just shows how far and wide the virus can spread, even in a state with a low population. The Dakotas have not taken the virus seriously, and they are paying for it.
I think it’s hard to take it seriously if you don’t know anybody who has had it. We’ve seen that here – as more people get it others start to take it more seriously.
I can’t picture you as anything other than respectable. Sorry, Quercus! Respectability doesn’t necessarily have to go out with a whimper and a rug, though. 🙂
We are listening to NPR here for news of the vaccine. Doctors and front line staff will get the first doses, as they should. We will see where the rest of the willing and able fall on the schedule.
🙂 It wouldn’t do for us all to behave like children all our lives. I leave that to politicians.
I’m in the 7th or 8th group for vaccination. Too young and healthy for my own good! 🙂
The sooner the better as far as I’m concerned.