Dr. Fauci promises that more Covid tests will be available in January. [Towleroad]
Rest in peace, Jean Marc Vallee. [Just Jared]
What did you find out about your spouse/partner after you were married? [Buzzfeed]
Being the Ricardos is one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen, featuring some of the worst performances of one of the worst scripts ever. [Pajiba]
I’ve never ordered Olive Garden’s never-ending pasta bowl, but I still mourn the soon-to-be passing of it. [Dlisted]
Demi Lovato got a buzzcut! [Seriously OMG]
Recap of And Just Like That: Episode 4. [Go Fug Yourself]
The Matrix Resurrections reclaims the mythology. [LaineyGossip]
What was Lil Nas X’s best look of the year? [RCFA]
Review of The Tragedy of Macbeth. [Gawker]
Imagine just walking into someone’s house and demanding that they quiet down. A Christmas Karen did just that. [Egotastic]
Well good! We had an omicron exposure on Christmas Eve. We saw so few people this holiday, literally two friends (as opposed to none last year) but still managed to get a pre-symptomatic exposure from one of the friends. I ordered a test from the state I live in, it will come in the mail soon so I can be in the 5-day-since-exposure window to test. My spouse went to order one right after I did and they had just run out! Not good. We are isolating now but we will need negative tests to end that isolation, in another week. This is all just a mess and exhausting.
I thought the Ricardos was charming. Of course I didn’t buy Nicole Kidman at all as Lucy but I was fascinated by Lucy’s nostalgia for the communist party of her youth. And the juxtaposition of a woman in complete control of her career who pushed for social acceptance of her marriage to a a Cuban man followed by the first pregnancy on tv who also wanted her character to be deferential to her husband. The whole story is interesting.
Lucy was a pioneer.
Lucy saved Star Trek
I love that so much.
I enjoyed the movie a great deal.
I have two at-home tests in my house and four people in the household. I can’t find tests to be bought anywhere. We were around more people than usual over the weekend, and I want to test in a few days before seeing anyone else. So far no cases, but with no tests ANYWHERE I don’t know how we’d know if anyone we were around had it! I guess we could look for a drive through location, but those here have long lines.
It’s hard for me to understand why we are almost 2 years into this pandemic and still having shortages for tests.
Ok, our newspaper had an “explanation” for how this plan will work – according to Jen Psaki, the administration hasn’t yet signed the agreement to buy the kits and the website for ordering won’t be ready until *after* the first lot is sent out sometime in January. She said they’re doing it this way so it won’t be confusing for people, but I’m confused as to how they will deliver tests before anyone has signed up for them. They don’t know yet how many tests people can order and there aren’t any tests available anyway right now.
How will they know we need them to send us a test if there isn’t a website to order them through? Are they just going to issue one to everyone with a social security number? That’s the only way I think they could do this is just a mass mailing.
Well, if they went by social security number, then they wouldn’t need the website. It’s all very confusing. Probably, it would have been better to get the plan figured out first before announcing it.
I know they amped up the Defense Production Act to make sure there was enough vaccine. Now the same needs to be done for tests. Pronto! The ONLY way we can now fight our way through this more contagious mutation is to test and make sure we don’t infect others, even asymptomatically.
Sigh… I know I, WE, are all SO exhausted by all of this. Making it more exhausting is knowing it *didn’t*have*to* be like this. If those right wing nut jobs didn’t make it into a political football…!! Even now, when the moldy, orange FG is saying he’s vaxed and BOOSTED…GO GET A BOOSTER, the beast he created BOOS him. Frankenstein has torn free of his creator and is now running amok.
God help us all.
The City of Boston sent tests out to all schoolchildren to take before returning to school on January 3.
Our kids were each sent home with one box of tests with the intention of taking them before school starts again, but given the state of cases in the province…school will be likely be shut down. Again.
I ordered at-home tests early last week, of course not here yet. The one city-run test site is booked out, no pharmacy appts within next couple days unless driving 20-30m out, and everyone’s sold out of rapid tests. Detroit, BTW, which had a really good testing infrastructure in 2020 but not anymore.
That Christmas Karen has some nerve.