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1. I just finished reading Babylon's Ashes from The Expanse series of novels, so I'm mostly caught up on the prose version. Excepting the various short stories, of course. Yet to start watching the first season DVD set, though, and would like to watch at least the first two episodes before the weekend's over.

2. The plan today includes finally watching Wonder Woman at a movie theatre.

3. Coping with assorted aches and pains in a low-volume continuing way. Welcome to normal human aging, Dwight.

4. Stuff you might want to listen to:

Alan Alda on Q

Josh Freed on The Current about queues

Clifford V. Johnson, Ph. D. on science depictions in movies and TV, which I particularly recommend for the interview's Agent Carter connection...

Date: 2017-06-17 01:47 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
Thanks for the Alan Alda link, I'll read it later: I have to head out shortly for a blood test.

Date: 2017-06-17 03:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
Heh. I thought Alda was going to say something about Star Trek's Q. Me? Star Trek geek much? Surely you jest!

I recently saw an hour-long (sans commercials) interview with Alda by Dan Rather that was quite good on a program that Rather does called, cleverly enough, The Interview. Down here it's on a music channel called AXS. It's not like MTV or VH-1, it's more in-depth music. Excellent interviews. They talked quite in-depth about his interest in science and what he's done to promote it.

Anyway, off to get my blood let.

Date: 2017-06-18 03:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne

Standard immuneglobin panel, four tubes of blood.  I have an immunologist appt in two weeks, so it's standard testing: we do this particular test anually.  My immune system took a permanent vacation in '08 when I had pneumonia five times in seven months and stopped producing immuneglobin (IG), so I do IG replacement therapy to be reasonably healthy.  My medical insurance wants to drop me because I cost them $305k a month, and if you just look at my IG type G tests (type G is the only kind that can be replaced), they look normal.  The test that I did today tests ALL of the IGs, they'll all test at or near zero, so it makes it hard for them to easily cancel me. Of course, with all the joy the Republicans are trying to do in Congress with their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, there's no telling what's going to happen to me.

Date: 2017-06-18 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] thewayne
Forgot to mention that the Rather interview of Alda took place in a science lab. Alda is a major science geek, as the Q interview pointed out. I haven't seen any of the Alda science shows, perhaps I should look for them.


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