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Fatwa Arbuckle
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*Scha-nort*

That’s some lifelike taxidermy, Mac.

As a chemist, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate.

Heeeee! Acid-tongued Paddy is based. (Yeah…muy lame-o; I slept poorly last night and know so very little about chemistry.)

Gosharooties…reading the news makes me even more delighted about being away from BrendaK and in Los Angeles. (Glad we’ve got a few decent immediate neighbors.)

Lots to do; BBL.

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Sven
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Sven

Good morning, GN!

Why not bring Miss Brenda with you. Fatwa? She’s still working remote, right? What difference will it make what state she’s in?

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Hi, Sven! Aside from the fact Brenda has no interest in visiting L.A. (save for meeting you two and any other interested SoCal Wheelizens), she’d also be stuck at Jim’s house all day during the week while he and I are on the jobsite or taking care of other business. Plus air travel has become less fun since our gummint’s stupid -- and continuing -- knee-jerk reaction to 9/11. And now we also have the krazy COVID kookiness; I’m not looking forward to wearing a face mask for ~10 hours tomorrow on top of the other indignities of “modern” air… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

All good points. I’m looking forward to your air travel report. I did my weekly flying prior to 9/11. I was happy enough that I didn’t have to fly every week post-9/11 given all the restrictions and TSA screenings. If I had to fly out every week now during the Chinese Flu, I think I’d end up shooting myself. BTW, we’ve hit that dive bar out here twice now since they were allowed to reopen. Food is much better than when we went there with you on your last visit. Although if you want to meet up in the area,… Read more »

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Dad died about 5 months after 9/11 and I was flying a lot more frequently than usual (out of BUR) for about six months as the TSA was being ramped-up. Once, because the TSA was so short-staffed and poorly managed, my flight got called while I was still waiting to clear security despite arriving pretty early. So…I missed my plane. That sucked. The fine folks at Southwest got me rerouted -- quite circuitously, as that was the only option -- and I was in transit for about fifteen hours. That also sucked. But I got there eventually. Glad to hear… Read more »

Sven
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Sven

Woke up this morning with that feeling of broken glass in my right eye. Thankfully, still have some pain drops lying around. Saw my doctor earlier in the week and he’s started me on a prescription eye drop that costs, get this, $575 for a month’s supply. And it could take up to three months before I “see” any improvement. Luckily, it’s covered by insurance so a $35 copay is all I’m out right now. The drops are dispensed in single use vials. One drop, 2X a day. What’s irritating, thank you packaging experts, is that each vial holds like… Read more »

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Maaaaan…sorry to read that your eyeball’s still being “problematic”; hope the new drops have excellent efficacy for you.

Also glad the insurance brings your payment down to something manageable.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

Happy Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Fatwa, and Sven!

Sven -- the concern with re-using the vial is that you’ll touch the tip to your eye and contaminate the remaining solution. If you don’t do that and keep the vial sterile, you shouldn’t have any problem getting multiple doses out of the vial.

Sven
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Sven

Thanks, Paddy.

Sven
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Sven

The specialists interviewed also said that even though each cyclosporine vial is slated for one-time use, they tell patients they can cut down costs by using each vial twice—one drop at night and one drop in the morning. “You can safely get two doses out of each vial, cutting the cost in half. But you must open the vial at night because the vials can become contaminated in eight to nine hours,” Dr. McDonald tells patients.

Source: https://www.eyeworld.org/

Sven
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Sven

My BiL turned me on to this site -- https://newdiscourses.com/ Check it out.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

There are some interesting articles there. Thanks!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Crudely executed but still tastelessly funny:

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dv8
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Now that’s takin’ it back Old School!!!

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Damned straight…Biden’s head on a Pike!!1!

dv8
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This reminds me of “Kull’s Law of Taxidermy.”

Kull’s Law also happens to apply to Dreadlocks, by the way. When you hear it or read it it sounds like something out of Heinlein’s Lazarus Long.

In any case, Kull’s Law is as follows:

No matter how bad it looks, you can always fix it.

dv8
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Sven: Prayers for your eye to heal. It seems like you need a more “special” specialist.

Fatwa: I’m starting to get annoyed when I see people wearing masks. It’s not fair, because the people aren’t doing anything wrong, really, except wearing an uncomfortable appliance for next to no reason.

In Japan they know about mask wearing. They wear them when they feel sick and have symptoms. That’s when they do the most good. They have done so in Japan long before Commie-19.

dv8
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I did the big route again this morning. Harper went with me for the beginning of it, but felt a bit ill so I took her home before I took off for the out of town portion of it.

I managed to shave 2 hours off last Friday’s time. Still, my paycheck will be something like 3 times the usual size. So, I guess I can deal with that.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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That totally rawks; yay!

Hope Harper’s feeling better.

Sven
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Sven

How funny. Newsom is beginning to reinstate stay-at-home orders as Chinese Flu numbers go up -- blames it on businesses opening too soon. Not a single word about protests despite it’s mostly younger people coming down with it.

“I think pretty much every place has rushed to reopen,” said Dr Anne Rimoin, an epidemiologist at UC Los Angeles. “And as we reopen, of course we’re going to see more cases.”

Sven
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Sven

Teh bestest place ever just announced remote work to stay in place at least until Labor Day.

Fatwa Arbuckle
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Brenda got the word today that her employer will continue remote work until the schools reopen. That will (supposedly) be announced sometime in July.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur

My school announced….oh, wait. We’re an online school. Nevermind.