Fa – the Green Dragon

A Place for the Odd Musings of an Expat Bristolian

Covid Vaccination update


Received my second shot yesterday. Yippee!

Author: Cethru Cellophane

I have reached the regrettable realization that I may have squandered my life. I did a quick count recently and figured that I have visited about 66 countries, and lived for more than 3 years in 3 of them. During this time I completed 14 corporate moves (relocations) and have changed my address more than 23 times. I should have settled on a profession that would have kept me in one place with no packing and unpacking. When I think of the time I have spent bundling my life into and out of boxes. Ah well, it's all water under the bridge. But I am grateful for the experience. At the end of the day I will be able to say with a certain authority, "been there, done that". A note about this site’s Header Image The Header image for this site is of the Smith Avenue High Bridge. The bridge was built in 1889 and carries Minnesota State Highway 149 across its span of 2770 feet, 160 feet above the mighty Mississippi River. The picture was taken from the river looking to the north-east and downtown Saint Paul. The bridge is about 1040 miles from New Orleans. One of the reasons I like this view is that I come from a city which has a spectacular bridge. It’s the Clifton Suspension Bridge http://www.ikbrunel.org.uk/clifton-suspension-bridge which spans the Avon Gorge and the River Avon in Bristol, U.K. It’s about 1350 feet long and stands 245 feet above the river below. Sadly it has claimed the lives of more than 400 people who have committed suicide by jumping from the bridge. As a side note, not all attempts were successful. two small girls thrown off the bridge by their deranged father survived the fall when they were fished from the river by the crew of a passing pilot boat. The bridge was opened in 1864 and was designed by the 24 year old architect, Isambard Kingdom brunel. It took 35 years to complete.

8 thoughts on “Covid Vaccination update

  1. Still waiting for mine
    Reckon I’ve probably got
    Another five weeks

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  2. It’s stressful waiting. At least here in the US w are moving right along. Hope yoursecond comes sooner.

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  3. Congratulations, I’m due to get mine at the end of May


  4. I’m in the over 80 group and got my first one Jan. 20, the day of Biden’s inauguration. A very good day. I got my second 4 weeks later. It was quite an experience being with so many of us using canes, walkers and wheel chairs. And with some wonderfully spry seniors as well.

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    • I was happy to get mine completed. I use Metro Mobility because I can’t see well enough to drive. But on good days I can walk as much as 5 miles according to my Fit-bit watch. No more walker no more cane.


  5. I think you do have a lot to be happy about. I quit driving when I moved back to Cleveland in 2012 because I had lost the sight of one eye. I use Senior Transportation. Is that similar to Metro Mobility? Yours doesn’t sound as age relevant as mine.

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    • You correct Ina, the only qualification to use the service is disability. There is a fee per ride and you must make reservations 24 hours in advance. I’m happy, especially with some of the people who are on the roads nowadays.

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