Things that weigh 25 pounds (and one thing that doesn’t)

You know what weighs at least 25 pounds? Two bowling balls A good-sized watermelon A two-year-old child Half of a bag of mulch Five bags of sugar 30 cans of soda At least two car tires Three gallons of water Two large bottles of laundry detergent A standard box of reams of paper A frozen…

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I’m good with an Excelsior Wallet.

Here’s the deal. I was vaccinated against COVID-19 at the end of March. Technically, the proper medial term for me is that I’ve been “Double Pfizered.” And recently, New York State has opened up arrangements for additional venue capacity, essentially the state is re-opening. Yesterday came word that New York was allowing sports stadia and…

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The cleanout chemicals tasted like feet.

So, a while back I blogged about not being worried about getting a colonostomy. I thought everything would go well. Operative word – thought. Never “think” things will go well. Because prior to a colonoscopy, you need to do what’s generally known as “prep.” Prep involves adjusting your diet for about a week, and then…

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So I guess I’m not going to White Plains after all.

All right, March 29th, going to motor on down to White Plains for my first COVID-19 vaccine shot. And yeah, I’m kinda stoked. I need a short-sleeve shirt, so I’m deciding which Albany Patroons T-shirt I’m wearing for that day. Gotta represent the 518, don’tcha know. Then I received a call from my primary care…

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March 29 – a reason to visit White Plains.

I was officially eligible for an appointment on February 15, so I checked the website like I was scouring for Taylor Swift front-row tickets at SPAC. There were several options at the time, but I wasn’t having much success. The Albany site was booked up to the moon, no appointments were available. Ditto in Utica.…

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COVID-19’s getting too close for my comfort.

Before I start today’s blog, please do me this small favor and wear a mask, socially distance, use hand sanitizer, and get the vaccine as quickly as you possibly can. COVID-19 is the modern equivalent of Russian Roulette. Okay. I’m seeing too many of these stories on my Facebook feed, from too many of my…

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Walking away from a new camera purchase.

It was available and it was tempting. Very tempting. I had an opportunity to purchase a Mamiya medium format Universal Press camera, which would have allowed me to use 120 rollfilm with the same feel as if I was shooting with 35mm film. And it also came with removable backs, which meant I could load…

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