1.198 test, blood, queries, gourmand dinner

Wednesday 6/17/2020

First thing, a run. Second thing, fill the hummingbird feeder, and mix up five more meal replacement shakes for my breakfasts. All that was done before 9am. I always surprise myself by getting a lot done early. I do a bunch of stuff and feel accomplished, and look at the clock and it’s 8:55 and I think… crap, what am I going to do with the rest of the day?

I was invited down the hall for my ‘rona test about 10. Everyone knows what this is like by now. But I shared Scott’s zinger with the nurse: “I’m giving blood today and also getting tested, and a friend said, ‘Oh, so you’ve got a blood donation and a booger donation.'” It got a real laugh.

Thus at 11am I was free to get the car out and go donate blood. Well, not quite. At 11am I got to the garage door. At 11:10 I was back at the garage door, now with the car key which I had forgotten for the second damn time. I solved that problem for good now: I left the key in the car when I brought it back. Next time I may have a panic attack when I can’t find the key, but at least I won’t have to trek back up to the 6th floor to get it.

The flea bottom-ist at the blood center was most complementary about my left-arm vein. It’s big and prominent and easy to stab. Well, it ought to be; it’s been giving blood donations for a couple decades now.

In the afternoon I submitted several more queries, and did a little work on the model car. At 5 I ordered my Wahlburger, shake and tater-tots via Uber Eats. That was my gourmand meal. (Gourmand: “one who is excessively fond of eating and drinking”; vs. gourmet, “a connoisseur of food and drink”.)

For TV I’ve got NBC World of Dance. Will it be a watchable replacement for So You Think You Can Dance? The latter has been covid-delayed from its usual early-summer start. How did NBC get away with producing their show?

Oh, last night I watched, or rather tried to watch, the original Stargate movie and the first episode of the Stargate SG-1 series on Prime. The movie didn’t hold my interest, although I had to respect all the production effort that went into it. The series opener recapped the movie’s ending, so at least I was spared looking that up in wikipedia, but it also just didn’t convince me or intrigue me. Jut-jawed military dudes. Dudes with glowing eyes. Reptiles coming out of belly buttons. No.

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