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I was all excited today because I was going to see my boyhood idol, Herb Alpert, give a concert up in Cleveland tonight.
Then it turns out that what I thought was just a cold turned out to be covid.
Completely bummed out.
Hope you recover quickly and completely, no long covid.
drummerboy said:I was all excited today because I was going to see my boyhood idol, Herb Alpert, give a concert up in Cleveland tonight.Then it turns out that what I thought was just a cold turned out to be covid. Completely bummed out.
COVID is making the rounds right now. Take care of yourself.
Hope you recover soon. One thing that helped my wife and myself a lot, as older high risk individuals, was taking a 5-day course of Paxlovid as soon as we found out. I recovered quickly, while my wife had a slight 2-day rebound before recovering.
Be aware --- Paxlovid is not recommended if you have high blood pressure - kidney disease.
Formerlyjerseyjack said:Be aware --- Paxlovid is not recommended if you have high blood pressure - kidney disease.
the recommendations for Paxlovil regarding high blood pressure are decidedly mixed, as far as I can see.
I recently started playing pickleball at my health club. There are about 40 people who play there, so I've had to introduce myself many times.
My first name is Mario. When I introduce myself, I pronounce it with a flat "a", like in "bat". I've always preferred this pronunciation, as opposed to "Mahrio", like the word "mar".
Anyway, pretty much everyone wants to say Mahrio, and they always ask which I prefer. At first I used to give the flat a version, but I've gotten so tired of it that now I just say it doesn't matter.
(and forget about the number of people who have to mention the video game)
What's weird is that when I lived in NJ/NY I don't think anyone ever asked me for my preferred pronunciation, so it's taken me a bit by surprise.
As you can tell from my user name, my first name is Karen, pronounced kah-ren, accent on the second syllable. For the life of me, I can not get Alexa to pronounce it correctly. When I spell it correctly, she pronounces it almost like keer-an, accent on the first syllable. Very Upstate/Midwest. I tried to get my friends who grew up in NY State to pronounce it correctly and they couldn't...
On that note, in Hong Kong whenever you're called up by a govt agency / health clinic / anyone, they use the Chinese order of your name, which is LAST, FIRST MIDDLE. The way they pronounce my middle name is not how I pronounce it and because it's a family name I'm always thinking 'well, glad I don't use that as a password anywhere' (but banks do ask for it when I'm trying to get phone help as one of the secrets). They (HK officialdom) put the stress on the wrong (or right) syllable. I am no longer certain who is right but think both are OK and I don't bother even trying to change what is deeply engrained in the bureaucracy and its perhaps British English pronunciation.
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