Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Vaccine #2

 Got the second poke yesterday late afternoon....15 hours later arm is slightly tender to the touch, no other side effects at all...so far. Only advantage to getting up there in years is side effects tend to be less than younger people. Our immune system is less effective than younger folk. It might be a two-edge sword...it's unknown if our system is then less protected. Oh well, guess we'll see. In the meantime and for the foreseeable future it's mask, distancing, etc. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Day after first dose.

 Mildly tender to the touch at injection site, nothing else. So no worries, folks. Hope you all can get yours asap. My 2nd is scheduled for 24 days. 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Semi-throwback Thursday

 


Taken maybe 12-15 years ago, my buddies dog Ellie telling me to get up and grab my rod, enough of the sitting. 

75 today, there was a time I didn't think I'd make it to 21, but here I am, for better or worse. 


Since it's my three quarters of a century day, I threw caution to the winds and had chorizo and eggs for breakfast.


 




Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas 2020 duck, before and after

 The duck was brined overnight, seasoned with Chinese 5 spice and coarse salt, loosely 'stuffed' with half a n apple, on 375f for almost 2 hours. It was....delicious. 




There was at least half a cup of clear duck fat harvested after roasting......it will be the basis for some delicious hash browns or fried potatoes. 

Cheers all, hope your holiday was good. 




Saturday, November 28, 2020

2020 Thanksgiving

 Now, two days after, I'm looking askance at the 3-4 pounds of turkey meat leftovers in the fridge. There were just the three of us: my youngest, Emily and her partner Jeremy. We got the smallest turkey available, it was around 16 pounds. Emily also did her usual pecan and pumpkin pies. The pies are mostly gone, 'natch, as well as the sides. The turkey meat still sits in the fridge, like a gym sock on a shower rod.