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Happy Friday! The cars wound round and round the parking lot of the converted fairgrounds. I felt anxious, excited, nervous as I inched towards my turn. I was corralled into this enormous warehouse. As I pulled up to my spot I felt like I could burst with elation.
"Can I see your ID?" "First dose or second dose?" "Right arm or left?" And that was it. In what felt like 2 seconds I'd received my first dose of the Pfizer Covid vaccine! I immediately felt massive relief and gratitude towards all the workers there. I couldn't help myself from repeatedly calling out "Thank you!" to all the volunteers. As I sat in the parking lot for the allotted 15 minutes, I felt myself comedown from the rush. Like the crash after a concert.
Then just calm, peace. Finally, there's an end in sight.
How NOT to be screen vampire
My latest piece is a departure from the future, instead it's about dealing with our technological present. "Coffee. I drag myself to work. More coffee. Meeting with Cheryl from accounting. Even more coffee. Ugh, too much coffee, bathroom. Coffee. Work on a project plan. Coffee?
Come 11 pm though, I’m completely awake, watching hilarious videos on YouTube. I’m not tired at all.