I got it!!! (Editor: Poor Larry…)
I am not one to be left out of the latest trends. It took me more than two years, but I am now an official member of the Covid Club – though not in the in memorium rank. That may be a bit of a disappointment to some of my readers. Covid is why there has been an absence of my commentaries for a few days.
I was not asymptomatic. I did not have those “mild symptom” the medical experts promised me if I got vaccinated. I got vaccinated – and on a scale of 1-to-10, I was about a 6 on the sickness scale – one point under a trip to the hospital.
The clogged sinuses, the coughing and the general aches and pains were bad enough, but the extreme tiredness is what kept me in the sack for a couple of days, watching Turner Classic movies and sleeping.
My lack of appetite reminded me of something I wrote about in my college days. My contribution to a humor publication was the “Serious Disease Diet Plan” – having noted that the more serious the disease, the more weight people lose. For me, Covid was worth about 6 pounds.
But losing weight was not the only positive benefit. I found that broccoli is much better if you can’t taste it.
While I am still on self-quarantine, I am obviously back to writing. I really enjoy commenting on the news rather than critiquing movies like Mildred Pierce, Space Odyssey or one of the newer ones like Back to the Future III. But no … I did not see Gone with the Wind when it was first released.
Always good to be back at the computer. I was worried how the world would get along without my thoughts. But please do not tell me.
So, there ‘tis.