Got my first Moderna shot yesterday down at the FEMA site by Fair Park. The shot was free, but the ride there and back set me back $125 after tip, after a 20% tip. If it wasn’t a requirement to wear a car to prevent spread of infection I would be a lot happier. And to think people are complaining about having to wear a mask.
I had one strange reaction to the vaccine, the fingers I injured on my left hand years ago building bicycles went rigid for a while. I can move them now, but there’s still more resistance than usual for moving them to the extremes of their travel. Straight out is fine, but trying to bend those fingers is harder than usual, which is harder than when they worked to design specifications. I have to admit it, but I have a bunch of parts that would be worn past their wear limits and need replacing if I was a robot, or if I had easily-replaceable moving parts. That’s part of getting old and worn out. I just wasn’t planning on being worn out for another couple of decades at least. Hey, that’s a money-making deal for someone if they wanted to pursue it, cheaply replaceable joints, especially for the ones that wear out often like fingers and knees. And before anyone says it I know they make replacements for knuckles and knees, I’m talking about ones that can be popped in and out for under $100, not the ones that cost as much as a news luxury car.
Got another couple “granpa-chasers” on Facebook today and yesterday. One of them had a cute profile picture, the other one sends me pictures that are supposedly her in workout clothes. That one has already asked for an iTunes card. So I know at least one of them is a scam, that I will milk for as many pictures of cute girls as I can. They want to scam me, I want free pictures of scantily-clad women. I get what I want, they don’t get anything because I won’t be scammed. Yes, I’m terrible, but so are people trying to scam old men out of their savings on the false promise of sex or love. If I scam a scammer, what’s the real harm?