year1buick

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  • Birthday 06/26/1973

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    1991 Sky Ryders; 1992, 1994 Phantom Regiment
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  1. I went to go pick up some takeout food last night and wore a mask as I walked into the side entrance (next to the bar) from the outside patio area and was harassed by some jack*** the entire way. Abbreviated version: First he kept trying to offer me to eat from his bowl of tortilla chips— “Just take your mask off. Why are you wearing a mask? Are you afraid of the COVID?” He and his buddy start to laugh. “No, I wear it for the same reason I wear a seat belt, because I actually have some common sense.” “Aw, c’mon, I’m just being funny.” [as I kept walking] “No, you’re not, and I **** sure don’t care what you think about it.” He just kept laughing as I went inside. Later, he made a point to laugh and wave at me as I was getting into my car with the food— I opened the door back up a bit, stepped out, gave a big wave in return, with a smile, and said, “Go **** yourself.” It had been a long day and I was NOT in the mood.
  2. Actually the worst I probably won’t mention by name here. But Regiment alums know.
  3. Endless PB&J sandwiches at Sky Ryders, where the summer heat usually melted the peanut butter into a soupy mess that had to be poured onto the bread.
  4. That’s not exactly how I’ve heard it. But close enough. 🙂
  5. Most of it I’m fairly used to, because we had to wear the full gown and head covering in the dental school. It’s the N95 mask and face shield that are the problem. Specifically, getting both to work with my loupes and light. At the moment, I can’t get either to work. Even just wearing the N95 causes my loupes to be totally off kilter. So, for the moment, I’m using a KN95 with a Level 3 over it. That way, I can at least use my loupes. But it’s still an adjustment, for sure. Naturally, the new place didn’t have any kind of orientation or shadowing today (to get a better feel how things work.) I walked in the door and they had a full schedule, right off the bat. Trial by fire, LOL.
  6. “Once more unto the breach.” I start my new job tomorrow. I won’t lie, I feel a little nervous— haven’t touched a handpiece since early March, new city, new job and under a double layer of PPE (including an N95, which I’ve never done before). Should be interesting. The state also recommends taking a change of clothes to put our scrubs into at the end of the day. Plus 2x/day temperature checks. Now if we only had the house situation figured out, LOL. One thing at a time...
  7. Wearing one outside in the summer sounds awful. I’m about to start having to wear an N95 with a surgical mask on top of that (to be discarded after each patient), plus a face shield, all day long. (And gown, head covering and foot booties.) I’m definitely not looking forward to that part of going back to work but I guess it’s the new normal for the foreseeable future.
  8. Yeah, C. diff is can cause life threatening complications. I saw something once about spores being recovered— and reanimated— from a deep underground a salt deposit, that had been there for God knows how long. After the sun goes red giant, they’ll be the last to go.
  9. Reading “pyroclastic flow” reminds me of the time, during a lecture in an undergrad geology elective, the professor stopped everything down to figure out the Scrabble points for “pahoehoe.” (I forget the amount. Plus, bonus tiles would make a big difference.)
  10. My wife likes to take any one of our four mutts on walks but I hate having to stop every 20 feet for them to check out the smells and/or crap and pee. (The yorkie is the worst.)
  11. It should probably say “inactivate” or something like that when referring to viruses, since they’re not alive to begin with. Bacterial spores can stay viable in extremely harsh environments, for very long times. Not all can form them, however. If I recall correctly from my bacteriology classes, just the clostridium and bacillus genera. But both include some “fun” species. (Dentists and Mds have to think about clostridium defficile, for example, when prescribing clindamycin or certain long term antibiotics.)
  12. My second year in DCI and my rookie year at Regiment. Like the year before, I hadn’t really planned on marching but somehow found myself in Rockford in November and had a spot in the corps. Man, what a summer. We almost didn’t have a start at all, with nearly a 1/3 of the corps nearly getting hauled off to jail the night before first tour. (Luckily a corps parent convinced the farmer not to press charges. I wasn’t involved. Honest.) So many wild ups and downs— I think the only two corps we didn’t beat at some point that summer were BD and Star. Five parades on July 4, a crazy all night rehearsal in Natchitoches (it smelled weird), a half day off at Niagara Falls, the Horlick field lining crew, “sex gym” (I think it was this year. Might’ve been 94. I forget.) A love letter to DCI by our contras, written in white tape (I have a picture) left on the field after retreat. The death shrouds that never really were, but remained a pain in the hornline’s ### nonetheless. Kites, kites and more ####### kites. Dodging gopher holes (and gophers) at Beyer field. Brazale running rehearsal from the top of the equipment trailer, chain smoking and giving us all kinds of hell for screwing up his forms. Cesario’s pep talks. And so many other things. Even ending the way it did (we still took 6th in just about all non percussion captions) I had a great summer and made some great friends.