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Everything posted by year1buick

  1. Yeah, I’m really curious how they would’ve fared. (I’ve often wondered the same about my kid’s band, Reagan, in 2019. They edged out Vandergrift in SA but it wasn’t a planned Indy year for them either.)
  2. This year’s 6A champion, Hebron, was amazing. Truly corps-like. Too bad they didn’t attend BOA Championships this year.
  3. Congratulations! I still remember the relief of passing WREB. Hard to believe it’s been seven years now.
  4. Same here. (Fingers crossed for you.) What’s even more frustrating is I’ve read that there are now surpluses of vaccine in Texas; it seems as though interest in getting it might be waning. I don’t get it.
  5. I got my second dose on February 2. Most of the other dentists I know got theirs even sooner. (I was starting to feel left out, LOL.) I read somewhere that Moderna is supposedly working on a booster but I haven’t read anything in detail about it yet. I’m cautiously optimistic that DCI can have some semblance of normalcy by next season. Fingers crossed.
  6. The Pfizer vaccine has been approved for 16 and up and the Moderna for 18 and up.
  7. 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.
  8. Such sad news and a huge loss for the activity. RIP.
  9. I said the same. The directors need to show some backbone and permanently kick his ### to the curb.
  10. How about the member corps voting for a lifetime ban from the activity?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Actually the worst I probably won’t mention by name here. But Regiment alums know.
  15. 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.
  16. That’s not exactly how I’ve heard it. But close enough. 🙂
  17. 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.
  18. “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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
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