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I lost them too, but my teens is probably the best, before life actually happens and turns me into grumpy human that probably looks like expired shower curtain.

 

On 4/11/2021 at 11:37 AM, Carol the Dabbler said:

This is one of my favorite "little kid" pictures.  I was around ten, give or take a year.

WHa.. what about those furry yellow pictures you refer to yourself in that other thread?????

 

 

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11 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

WHa.. what about those furry yellow pictures you refer to yourself in that other thread?????

You mean I wasn't fuzzy enough in that recent post?   :P

But if you're referring to my online identity, I was never yellow.  Please note that I'm a female mallard, not a common barnyard duck.  Here's one of my baby pictures:

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On 4/15/2021 at 1:49 PM, Fantasy Lover said:

I don't like my childhood photo's, I have bowl cut hair and look like a boy.

Actually, that's what I looked like too. But a cute boy, of course.

On 4/17/2021 at 7:35 AM, J.P. said:

Hmmm… actually I might like my  childhood photos better than the recent ones. :P

Oy. I think I might, too.

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Ow now you guys make me miss my childhood photos!

I remember there is one that I used to be ashamed of, because I was laying on the floor belly down with bare bottom. It was infant picture and there was pretty much nothing I could do yet. My annoying siblings like to make fun of that. Now sometimes I see my dog on the same position I would remember that picture and thinking, like mother, like son.

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1 hour ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

I was laying on the floor belly down with bare bottom. It was infant picture and there was pretty much nothing I could do yet.

Mercifully my parents weren't into that sort of thing.

The closest I can think of was when my father wanted to film me climbing a tree.  I was a pretty good tree climber, so that was fine, but I happened to be wearing a dress at the time, so I said OK, I'll just go change my clothes first, because I can't climb properly while wearing a skirt.  He said that wasn't necessary, he could just film me standing at the bottom of the tree ready to climb, then he'd turn the camera off while I climbed, and then he'd start it up again once I was in the tree.  I would rather have had a movie of me really climbing the tree, but I agreed.  And then when the movie came back from the lab, I found out he had filmed the whole thing -- me clumsily climbing the tree while dealing with the skirt.  I was pretty ticked off, lemme tell you.

 

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On 4/23/2021 at 1:29 PM, Carol the Dabbler said:

Mercifully my parents weren't into that sort of thing.

:rofl: What sort of thing you think my parents were into?

I think it was just an unfortunate candid situation that made it into a photo. Maybe it was my first time crawling or something and there was no time for pants!

We barely had pictures to be honest, even now. Somehow my core family treats cameras pointing on us like kryptonite. I probably can't speak for them because I am the worst.

In statistic :P, I think I have a good 40% of success to hide behind big guys in group photos, or purposely moved so that  unclear half of my face was recorded. For outings that matter with real friends, I couldn't escape, as it's too obvious and they have known me. I am talking about those useless group photo 'I barely know you we just happen to be here or do this thing together' that I don't condone.

 I only had one childhood birthday picture, as in, me in front of birthday cake. It looks like a normal birthday, but in reality, we happened to have one cake (not sure where it's form) and every kids, including me, my siblings, my cousins, even my neighbor's kids took turn to take picture with the cake, as if it was our own birthday cake. I don't even remember if I ate the cake, I believe it was then kept 'in case we need something nice' for guest maybe? But it wasn't a bad memory, we had fun that day.

On 4/23/2021 at 1:29 PM, Carol the Dabbler said:

And then when the movie came back from the lab, I found out he had filmed the whole thing -- me clumsily climbing the tree while dealing with the skirt.  I was pretty ticked off, lemme tell you.

Actually it's amazing that as kids, we remember some specific things in very detailed memory, including the resentment that comes with it, that somehow imprinted in our mind. I believe that incident more or less affecting your certain level of  trust about your father in similar situation?

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10 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

I think it was just an unfortunate candid situation that made it into a photo. Maybe it was my first time crawling or something and there was no time for pants!

Ah.  I assumed it was the stereotypical photo of a naked baby, traditionally on a bearskin rug, though I never knew anyone who owned such a rug.  (Such a photo is supposedly used later to embarrass the kid as a teenager, by showing it to their first sweetheart.)  If yours just sort of happened, I won't hold it against your parents.  But I'm still glad that my parents didn't take any naked pictures of me.   :blush:

10 hours ago, Van Buren Supernova said:

I believe that incident more or less affecting your certain level of  trust about your father in similar situation?

I won't say that I never trusted him again -- but yeah, I was a bit more wary after that.

Even though he told us some stories about his own childhood, where someone had embarrassed him, he never seemed to take our feelings seriously, more like "Oh, you'll feel different when you're older."

I never did understand my father and I don't think he ever understood me.  Don't get me wrong, he was a good person and a good father, but whenever I disagreed with him, he'd say "When you're older, you'll understand what I mean."  One day recently my brother mentioned that, and asked me "Well, do you understand now?"  And I said "No, of course not."  It never seemed to occur to Daddy that he and I were two different people, with different ways of looking at things.

Speaking of my father and his movie camera, he had a very peculiar way of using it.  If we kids were playing and he wanted to make a movie of us, he wouldn't film us playing, he would call us over and line us up and have us wave at the camera.  So (other than my awkward tree climbing incident) we don't have any movies of us behaving normally, just standing in a row waving like idiots.

 

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48 minutes ago, J.P. said:

Weren't the bear rug photos made in professional studios?

That *would* explain the ubiquitous bearskin rugs that nobody had at home, wouldn't it?  In which case I'm even more appalled!

For those who aren't familiar with that tradition (cliche?), here are some examples (amongst some other photos).

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Is this our Covid vaccination thread?  Hubby Alex has had both of his (Moderna) and had absolutely no side effect other than a bit of a sore arm for a couple of days.  He said the actual injections didn't really hurt either, just "a little pinprick."  I was a bit under the weather back then, but now feeling OK, so I got my first shot (also Moderna) just today (two hours ago, in fact).  It felt like she hit a nerve going in, and it still stings just a little if I move that arm a certain way, but that's all so far.

Alex read somewhere that over half of the adult US population have now had at least one injection -- so I am now just about average.   :P

 

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Got Moderna. 2 Weeks after the shot I've got what is called Moderna- or Covid-Arm. Wearing it like a medal medal_L.gif
Oh, and felt like hit by the bus for two days: hardly could lift my arm, and didn't sleep very well because of the pain.

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Got my second Moderna shot two weeks ago and felt fine, except for a sore arm, for 22 hours. Then the fever, chills and aches started. I also had several feet cramps, which I'm prone to, just not as frequently. All that lasted several hours and Tylenol seemed to help. But for the next two days I was very tired and wanted to do nothing but sleep. Even now I'm more tired than usual.

What is Covid arm?

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1 hour ago, kimber8ada said:

What is Covid arm?

I was wondering the same thing.  According to this article, it's a patch of rash that occurs around the injection site several days afterward.  The area may also feel warm.  They say it doesn't seem to indicate a problem, just something that happens sometimes, but they do appreciate being notified if you get it.

So far not bad here.  It just feels like there's a big bruise on my arm.  But it's been only 18 hours.

Cross-posted with J.P.!

 

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It reminds the reaction you have after an infected tick bite. And it wanders!
I was just: wow.gif WTF? Two weeks after the jab?
My arm is still kind of "bumpy", but the rash is almost gone. So far so good.

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Thanks for the info. I did have a bit more redness with the second one but nothing major.

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Over 50 hours now.  My arm is noticeably less sore, and I've had no other symptoms.

Second shot coming up on the 27th.

On 4/30/2021 at 6:59 AM, kimber8ada said:

Got my second Moderna shot two weeks ago and felt fine, except for a sore arm, for 22 hours. Then the fever, chills and aches started.

What had your reaction been to the first shot?

 

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14 hours ago, Carol the Dabbler said:

Over 50 hours now.  My arm is noticeably less sore, and I've had no other symptoms.

Second shot coming up on the 27th.

What had your reaction been to the first shot?

 

My arm was sore for several days and I had some minor joint aches, nothing very bad. But several people told me the second shot would hit me harder so I was prepared. It just hit more suddenly than I expected and I thought since I didn't have any reaction after almost 24 hours I was home free. 

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On 4/30/2021 at 8:35 AM, J.P. said:

I've had that! Or something like it. But it wasn't from the Covid shot, it was a few years ago and I've forgotten what the shot was. But given the time frame, it was likely either an antibiotic or the flu shot.

At any rate, it was a bit scary looking but apparently harmless.

I had the Pfizer shot, and I definitely felt the needle going in. But I'm extremely tense when I get a shot, the poor nurses are always telling me to "relax." I can't relax, you're about to poke me with a needle! :smile: 

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10 hours ago, Arcadia said:

I've had that! Or something like it. But it wasn't from the Covid shot, it was a few years ago and I've forgotten what the shot was. But given the time frame, it was likely either an antibiotic or the flu shot.

The flu shot would be most similar to the Covid one, I should think.

 

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My Covid nurse, as in the guy who vaccinated me...

anyway, he was surprised I hadn't had the flu' jab.

Well I've never been offered it-

maybe next year.

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6 minutes ago, besleybean said:

My Covid nurse, as in the guy who vaccinated me...

anyway, he was surprised I hadn't had the flu' jab.

Well I've never been offered it-

maybe next year.

I've never had a flu shot.  As far as I'm aware, the first one offered was for the swine flu back in the late 70's.  They made a big fuss about everybody needing to be vaccinated, but I thought it was being way overblown, and it turned out I was right.  I've only gotten the flu once since then.  I won't rule out ever getting the shot -- it might seem advisable if I seem to be more at risk in the future.  But I think Covid is different.

 

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I may be able to phone and request one, I don't know...

but I am 60 next year, so I hope I would be offered!

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I've got the flu jab once, and was a bit unwell after that.
BUT
Seeing the numbers from 2018, it might be a good idea to do it again.

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Now that I'm ... ahem ... older, I'd like to start getting the flu shot. I've only ever had one or two, mostly because I simply don't remember to get it done. Also I've only had the flu once or twice and didn't suffer unduly, so I didn't really feel the need. But now I think it would be pretty wise of me to get it. It would help if I had a doctor who would recommend it! :smile: Alas, the doctor I used to have wasn't too great about that ... and I haven't had time to find a new one.

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