Properly, it is official. I’ve been double-stabbinated and totally vaccinated. If all goes effectively, by this time subsequent week, I shall be 100% impervious to all illness and an immortal superhero with direct 5G entry to Invoice Gates and the Illuminati.
Or, simply perhaps, I will be a standard human being who can work together with different human beings and not using a masks, Plexiglass, or six treasured toes between us.
It has been a tough yr. A microscopic (and, let’s be sincere, silly-looking) virus has taken the lives of an estimated 2.87 million individuals throughout the globe. The quantity of tragedy, loss, and struggling brought on by COVID-19 is horrific and incomprehensible, and that’s the ONLY purpose why I am not spending the remainder of this column whining about HOW MUCH MY ARM HURTS RIGHT NOW. Ow.
Truthfully, although, I did not expertise any of the often reported unwanted side effects from the vaccine. No nausea, mind fog, chills, or fever, and that is superior. However I can not faux my arm is not sore proper now. I am actually typing this one-handed. But when a sore arm is the required worth for concert events to occur once more, I am glad to pay the piper. For the love of rock & roll, go get stabbed.
The place’s the one place you’d need to be proper now when you may journey wherever? Most of you’d most likely need to be on a tropical seaside or an imposing mountainside. Me? I wanna be at Codfish Hole, the barn live performance venue tucked into a bit of hidden valley simply exterior Maquoketa. If you have not been, you are lacking the best secret within the Midwest. Due to COVID, we have all been lacking it for over a yr now — however phrase on the road is that they’re hoping to re-open later this summer time, so fingers crossed and masks up, individuals.)