Fred Garvin

On Apr 25, 2022:

Fred Garvin replied to "Your eternal resting place" at 11:52 am


I want my ashes spread at a specific beach. I don't want to be in the ground where family feels obligated to go visit, and I don't want to be sitting on a mantle of one of my children. Spread my ashes at my happy place and then have a drink.

On Mar 24, 2022:

Fred Garvin replied to "Desert island - full catalog of 5 bands/musicians" at 10:14 am

I tried to combine quality, quantity and variety.

Fleetwood Mac



Zac Brown Band

Phil Collins/Genesis (this might be cheating, not sure) 

On Dec 24, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Boosted or nah?" at 02:18 pm

Got my Pfizer booster Wednesday. Planned it for that day since I am off the rest of the week. As I expected, Thursday sucked. Chills, achy, tired. By the time I went to bed last night it had passed. Feel great today.

On Nov 29, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "What was the last movie you watched?" at 10:32 am

Ghostbusters Afterlife. Thanksgiving afternoon.

This was the first I have been to a movie theater in a couple of years. It was nice to experience that again. 

The movie was fun. Not great, not terrible. But it was fun and it was pretty much what I hoped it would be.

On Aug 2, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 09:24 am

Am I the only one who thinks of this when discussing the Lambda variant?

On Jul 21, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Surgeries" at 08:21 am

I'm glad it went well for you. Hope the recovery goes well also.

On Jul 7, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Surgeries" at 01:37 pm
posted by friendfromlowry


Diagnosed with umbilical hernia yesterday, surgery scheduled for July 27. I didn’t go back and look through everything but anyone went through this? Mine must not be too bad. I was able to push it back several weeks til after our vacation, and surgeon said I should only miss a couple weeks of work.

Edit: I wasn’t completely lazy. I see queencity had one also, although his in a different spot. I didn’t have anyone touching my groin.

I had an umbilical hernia fixed a few years ago. I put up with it for quite a while, until I could no longer push it back in. Went to the Dr. that day and had surgery that evening. They were afraid the intestines would get pinched.

The first couple of days after surgery were pretty rough. After that it got better. I think I missed 2 weeks work (although I have a desk job for the most part. If it was physical I might have missed more).

I am not sure if this is a standard thing, but my surgeon did not totally close the wound. He left a small area open (for drainage maybe?) and for about a month I had to pack it with wound tape or whatever you call that. I did not enjoy that one bit.

Anyway, good luck and I hope it goes well.

One other side note: I no longer have a belly button because of that.

On Apr 21, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Whisky thread" at 08:18 am

The EH Taylor I got in the bottle lottery is single barrel. I already had small batch, so I had a bit of each last night to compare. I'm sure everybody's tastes are different, and both are really good, but I give just a bit of an edge to the single barrel. 

On Apr 14, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Whisky thread" at 10:08 am

They were not specific. The picture shows single barrel. I pick it up next week so I will know for sure then.

Fred Garvin replied to "Whisky thread" at 09:44 am

Bringing this one back just for a humble brag. I finally scored in the bottle lottery. Got a bottle of EH Taylor. (one of my favorites)

I was pretty much resigned to the idea that I would never win, but surprise!

On Apr 8, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "How many states have you been to?" at 08:20 am

In no particular order:

Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California, Utah, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, Indiana, Michigan, West Virginia

Looks like 30 total.

On Mar 10, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 09:27 am
posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

Which did you select and why?

I chose Pfizer. Based on the family members and friends who have had the shots, (granted, it is a small sample size) fewer people were getting sick on Pfizer. 

In the end, I guess it did not matter. I had about 12 hours of feeling bad the next day.

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 08:16 am
posted by Ironman92

Hopefully all continues well.

I asked because only those around here in nursing homes and super high risk were getting Pfizer....everyone else Moderna

I got a call from my pharmacy on 4:30 Sunday, asking if I could be there by 5 (apparently they had extra doses??). I said yes, then asked which one they had out of curiosity. They had both Pfizer and Moderna, so I had the choice. It surprised me as well.

On Mar 9, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 10:47 am
posted by Ironman92

To be old are you?

I am 60. 

But my optimism was misplaced. By noon yesterday I was going downhill. Chills, body aches, then sweating, ugh. Started feeling a little better by 8pm when I went to bed. I feel fine today.

On Mar 8, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 09:54 am

Got my first dose yesterday. Pfizer. Arm is a bit sore today but other than that no issues.

On Feb 3, 2021:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 08:29 am

I tested positive for antibodies again. It's been 9 months now.

Had Covid the first week of May last year. The Red Cross tests for antibodies when you give blood. I have tested positive twice before (once at a hospital test and another through the Red Cross). I keep giving blood when possible to see how long the antibodies will last. I read yesterday that Tom Hanks's wife says she no longer has antibodies, and she is 10 months out. I think I can donate again in late March, so we will see.

On Dec 9, 2020:

Fred Garvin replied to "GOAT Christmas song/album" at 12:16 pm

I've always been partial to Bing Crosby Christmas music. White Christmas being at the top of the list. Love the song, and always try to watch the movie every year.

An album that I always go back to is Christmas Portrait by The Carpenters. (I know, I am old.)

One other note about Bing Crosby, every year I have to find this video and watch it. I remember seeing it on TV during his Christmas special.

On Dec 3, 2020:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 07:56 am

A personal update regarding antibodies:

My wife tested positive for the virus in late April, then me the first week of May. We both gave blood in late November. The Red Cross tests all donations for antibodies. We both tested positive for antibodies. So even after 6 months we still have them. I might give blood again in late January just to see if they are still there.

On Aug 19, 2020:

Fred Garvin replied to "Great covers" at 08:10 am

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John

On Jul 31, 2020:

Fred Garvin replied to "Covid-19 discussion, continued..." at 08:18 am

An update on lingering effects from the virus. My wife tested positive in early May, and I got it a week later. Her sense of taste has been off for a couple months. I was not noticing anything.

Now, I am having hair loss. Never really thought about why. But my wife mentioned the same thing. Also, a work friend of hers who also had the virus is having hair loss as well. Did some research last night and it is being listed as a lingering effect from Covid. 

Great.......2020 can kiss my ass.



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