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  1. I still haven’t heard anything definite yet on how/when/where Texas dentists will get access to the vaccine. Hopefully we’ll hear something soon.
  2. Such sad news and a huge loss for the activity. RIP.
  3. I said the same. The directors need to show some backbone and permanently kick his ### to the curb.
  4. How about the member corps voting for a lifetime ban from the activity?
  5. I’m disappointed for his victims that the punishment doesn’t fit the crime. I can only hope he simply fades away into drum corps history. (Though I doubt he will.) He deserves no more attention or time in the spotlight. Or anything from the activity, really. Just stay away, please.
  6. Boy do I feel for all those involved. We would’ve been heartbroken if this had happened last fall, during our daughter’s senior year.
  7. 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
  8. Actually the worst I probably won’t mention by name here. But Regiment alums know.
  9. 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.
  10. That’s not exactly how I’ve heard it. But close enough. 🙂
  11. 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 wor
  12. “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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.)
  16. 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.)
  17. 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.)
  18. 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 rehears
  19. They were just ridiculous. I still remember seeing them for the first time on our CA tour and had a similar reaction.
  20. That’s exactly what I’ve been using. I worded my post poorly, I’ve actually used it for years but hadn’t checked anything out in a while. (I get impatient and so have purchased most through Amazon or Apple.) The two I’ve gotten recently through overdrive had no wait but I also placed holds on my own the new Preston/Child book and one from James Rollins. Those will probably take forever to become available.