Morning Free Association: Last Day of the 2021

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Are you ready to send 2021 off? On one hand, it was better than the whole of 2020. I mean 2020 was great for the first two months. The last ten though…

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As we end come to the end of the second year of the COVID pandemic and approach the third, we all have many things to be thankful, especially vaccines that prevent people from having serious illness and long hospital stays on ventilators.

But even with that, COVID constantly rears its ugly head again and again because people refuse to get vaccinated and / or wear masks. It’s coming down to local ordinances and businesses to enforce these measures but still another variant takes hold. We’ve experienced this in different ways personally or from afar. The NHL has had a huge outbreak causing multiple teams to shut down for an extended break and modified the CBA to create taxi squads again.

Yeah, I’m tired of this disease. Can we please make it go away?

I don’t know if it’s the pandemic or seeing how this Bruins team has performed so far but I’m ready for a change. My wish for 2022 for the Bruins is that the front office changes. Whether it’s personnel changes or philosophical ones, I’d like them to make some dramatic team changes. The team as it stands now will not go far in the playoffs, if they make it there. There are better teams than them. Despite my wanting Tuukka to re-sign, he alone can’t will them into a great team.

I am skeptical about the above information. Nothing is official until it’s official.

As for everything else, I wish you all peace, health, and happiness in the new year and beyond.

Happy New Year!

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Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Strange, but true…. the last two years have been very good for us. Escaping from my employer’s demise unscathed and landing on our feet up in the hills, wow. I hope 2022 is better for everyone

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Morning all! Hope you have a great NYE and if you have any plans I hope all goes smoothly.

For me in a lot of ways 2021 was worse than 2020 so I’m glad to see the back of it, but still plenty to be thankful for, so let’s focus on those things and be optimistic for 2022 …

Dad is visiting ‐ it has become a tradition he arrives for my birthday and stays over for new years.

I got some cool presents – highlights are a cheese-making kit, which I’m really looking forward to have a go at; and sponsorship of a Vulture at a local wildlife centre. So paying her a visit is another thing to look forward to.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Here’s to a better 2022!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning,
There is hockey again! Afternoon games today. Bruins tomorrow? Let’s hope.
Great day yesterday!! Some great weather, a round of disc golf, a great meal -venison sirloin, baked taters, haricot verts. Yum!
A birthday story – Way back, 65 years ago, my dad really wanted me to make my entrance to the world before the new year…. He wanted the tax credit! On December 30th, he took my mom over to his mom. Grandma said give her a shot of whiskey and before the night was through, there I was! So my attraction to whiskey …. is that nature or nurture?

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha! This explains so much! lol

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hahaha! That’s great.

We went for a long walk the day Leah was born (or started to make her entrance- the whole process straddled three days). Whiskey sounds more fun!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

I just learned we have another birthday buddie ‐ Jeff Lynne. That’s a good one!

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Hmm… GH got me a home whiskey-making kit for Xmas.
Should I be taking this as a sign?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

I want to try making whiskey! Is it a still?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Nope. It’s a quick aging kit. So you start with strong vodka or everclear, add in wood chips from barrel staves and botanicals, and let it steep for a couple of months.
It makes some sense – normally whiskeys are aged for 12-17 years, so if you want to do it that way at home, it would take too long to get to enjoy your work.

https://doyourgin.com/