Merry Christmas to you and yours, and I hope you have a wonderful new year.
My gift was the Omicron variant. Caught it at a Slava (Serbian celebration of patron saint, terrible food but excellent alcohol, held indoors with 20 people). The hosts (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law) tested positive and exhibit flu-like symptoms. I am asymptomatic.
Mrs. Mick, her parents, our sons were at the same event, all test negative so far.
“I remember that one fateful day when Coach took me aside. I knew what was coming. "You don't have to tell me," I said. "I'm off the team, aren't I?" "Well," said Coach, "you never were really ON the team. You made that uniform you're wearing out of rags and towels, and your helmet is a toy space helmet. You show up at practice and then either steal the ball and make us chase you to get it back, or you try to tackle people at inappropriate times." It was all true what he was saying. And yet, I