Sunday, June 27, 2021

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A Hummingbird at San Diego Zoo (Taken 6.27.21)

Good news! Bun Bun was back in the yard today. I was a little worried but it was nice to see her cruising in the yard and just outside the fence when it was a little more overcast today, so that was a welcome sight. 

Beyond that, nothing super special to report on today. It was a low-key weekend and sleeping in and naps were involved, and then I dragged the family to the San Diego Zoo for a few hours at night. They're now open until 8pm and have the nightly "Jambo" parade so we've been kinda variating from our usual path to a much more chaotic traversal of the park, using the Kangaroo Bus and Skyfari to zip back and forth around the Zoo. Sometimes I don't know why Darren and Nova agree to come because they look so bored, but maybe it's just enough to get out of the house. 

I did watch the news today and sometimes it is just so painful. One of the local channels interviewed some dietician who was outraged at incentives for vaccines and I wanted to slap the white privilege right off her face. The free McDonalds and Taco Bell isn't about giving someone a cheeseburger or a free taco, it's about meeting people in their communities to get them vaccinated, and if she's too stupid and ignorant to see that, she shouldn't be interviewed as an expert in any way. It's so embarrassing sometimes. Then they had a "pain at the pump" story, lamenting the SURGE in California gas taxes because a new tax of 0.6 cents per gallon goes into effect on July 1. Seriously? Maybe the whole point is that we stop driving so much or estimate that SURGE in fuel prices when you're planning your 4th of July road trips that you shouldn't really be taking in the first place. I also watched Simone Biles' routines and what an incredible athlete, but seeing the unmasked crowd in that gym just made me so uneasy, especially because it was packed with moms and their young kids, kids too young to be vaccinated. 

It's really unbelievable how many parents don't give a shit about their kids masking up anymore, if they ever even did at all. It's as if the whole last 18 months didn't even happen. I guess I'm just glad we're well stocked with masks. (Old Navy is clearing them out if you still need some.) Vaccine progress locally is pretty good, but I'll feel much better when more kids are vaccinated. Currently 165,700 12-19 year olds are vaccinated, and by the best estimates I could find, there are almost 800,000 people in that age group, so there is a long, long way to go. 

Stay safe out there. 

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