Tuesday, July 28, 2020

What they are eating in Danang, Vietnam

My friend who's been living there since October, sent me these picture of recent meals at a local restaurant. Until the recent case of covid, Danang has had no cases for a couple months.

As a country, Vietnam has a population of just under a third of the US. They have had fewer than 500 cases out of their 93 million people. And zero deaths. No wonder my friend is in no hurry to return.

Anyway, here are three seafood dinners. To me, they all look delicious. The huge shrimp have a sauce of garlic, butter and sweet chili. Not sure what the oysters have, but it looks excellent to me.

Hope all are well. 

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Just because I haven't posted in a bit

Things are still ok here in the Mulligan household, we were tested two weeks ago because of a possible contact. The results were all negative, though it took 12 days to get results. Not helpful if one is trying to curb contacts.

Anyway, a few random pictures.  First, Emily's fish tacos. As good as they look

Henry being socially distant, hiking with his wife in the Cascades

Fiona being socially safe

Fond memories of dining out, Sand Dabs at Vito's in Santa Monica

The marketplatz in Bad Kissingen, sent by a friend there. Deserted thanks to the virus

I've been occupying my afternoons and evening watching some old BBC and US 'mini-series' I'd forgotten about,it's like seeing them for the first time. Also some I didn't know that had been made. I watched the two adaptations of John LeCarre's "Tinker Tailor..", and "Smiley's People". Both Excellent. Also I found a miniseries of "Little Drummer Girl"  that I was unaware of...from the US I watched 'Shogun", found it stood up well all these years later. Toshihiro Mifune is excellent. 

Will try to overcome inertia and post more often. Hope all are well. 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Just figured out how to post with this chromebook, now that my other laptop has rendered useless it's power cord

So...still riding out the rat, as they apparently say about a prison sentence. This apt. complex we're in has occasional gunfire, none nearby as far as I can tell. Nevertheless, I feel the need to take precautions, guess I lived in Montana too many decades.
I have no fear of the overdue civil rights protesters. The BLM, the Antifa, they have my support, for the greater part. The BLM more than the AntiFa...but that's just me.
Emily, my youngest, is making lamb stew tonight, in a slow cooker. The smells have been over-stimulating my saliva glands for a couple hours.

Also, because of the gunfire at night, and the right wing nuts that at seem to be prominent here, I've make some precautions...something I brought from Montana with me. You all may not approve of a former Medico having this, but...

Not a bad 1911, does this at 30ft, which is all I need.

Hope you all are well.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

A report of sorts from the epicenter.

So, I came over to Seattle from Montana in early October, frankly expecting to move on to whatever is next in the existence experience.

And what do I fucking get?? That I'm living in the, until recently, the main focus of the covid19. Currently New York is battling for first place.

I'm in a two bedroom apt south of Seattle, not too far from the airport. My youngest, Emily, lives here with her husband. They moved to a two bedroom to accommodate me. It's a large complex, probably at least 500 people live here, many, many 6 plex buildings. Neighbors are fine, seems pretty middle/lower class, lots of kids.

When this started, over a month ago, we started getting stuff, hand wipes, sanitizers, amazon-ordered rubbing alcohol and alo gel...is there a 'a' in alo? Aloe? Yeah, that's it. A digression, pardon.
Now, both my daughter and I have symptoms, fever in both cases, cough in hers. Her husband so far has none, we've endeavored to do all the precautions around him and with common articles handled.

So....y'know? This is not how I'd spend my twilight years. Pisses me off somewhat, but hey, that's my problem.

So, you all out there. Emily and I took every fucking precaution for the last three weeks we could think of: glove when shopping, wiping down the cart, wiping down everything that went into the cart, wiping the screens and keyboards of the self checkout. And yet, we probably have it. I'll know this coming week about my swab done on Friday. 

Stay home, trust no one. Lol.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Update on The Adorable One

My granddaughter Fiona, aka The Adorable One yesterday. Her mom said she had a fabulous time.

Doing the 'pinky promise' with Elizabeth Warren.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Been a bit since my last post

I doubt I'll be posting a lot anymore, but who knows.

I'm doing ok, the CHF progresses, I get tired early, am usually in bed early.

Made ribs at my daughter's tonight, she made the bbq sauce, better than any commercial sauce I've had.

Hope you are all well.