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Started by SliceysLittleHelper on Dec 16, 2021 6:03:30 PM
Lost Christmas, I gave you my Sprout.

Whimsy R number suggests < 2000 posts before Xmas.

staticgirl - 27 Dec 2021 13:21:24 (#981 of 2020)

My local co-op recently cleared a large amount of shelf space for pregnancy tests. They clearly Know Something.

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 13:40:58 (#982 of 2020)

The boychild and I have worked together to unlock his sim and move his contacts from his old phone to his shiny new iPhone. It has taken quite a while.

Also went for a short little walk with the hound, and chatted with the taller half of the Local Lesbian Couple. Always a pleasant thing.

Sabacious - 27 Dec 2021 15:05:27 (#983 of 2020)

A quiet day so far. I have embarked on Felicity C’s trifle and have so far made mulled wine jelly. A few lagers while it sets and I’ll make a start on the custard. This is clearly going to be an all day affair.

Reindeerlia - 27 Dec 2021 15:08:41 (#984 of 2020)

Mum’s birthday today. I made a three bean chilli (parp!) and spicy sweetcorn and squash, with tortilla chips, guacamole, sour cream and cheese.

Charisse - 27 Dec 2021 15:13:01 (#985 of 2020)

I think I’m going to make a 3 bean chilli tonight. I had also been contemplating a mushroom risotto, but I think I need spice.

DejaLu - 27 Dec 2021 15:15:28 (#986 of 2020)

We’ve had Christmas Dinner Lite - PiBs, roast potatoes, broccoli and red cabbage.

Sabacious - 27 Dec 2021 15:16:51 (#987 of 2020)

There is a whole stalk is sprouts lurking around. They really need eating I suppose.

FleurDuMal - 27 Dec 2021 15:32:08 (#988 of 2020)

I am watching My Fair Lady.

The costumes are beautiful.

Antimatter - 27 Dec 2021 15:36:03 (#989 of 2020)

Hoisin glazed chicken with roasted kohl rabi, kale, kimchi mayo & rice.

Catmaspyjamas - 27 Dec 2021 15:51:43 (#990 of 2020)

I had to go to the pub for an urgent call of nature. Am now having a glass of wine while my daughters tackle the Urban Outfitters sale. This is rather a convenient arrangement.

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 16:02:00 (#991 of 2020)

49% positivity rate on reported pcr tests in Ireland today.

We were going to venture up to Westport to check out some sales today but I may never leave the house again.

Mushroom risotto, salad and sourdough for dinner later. Going to make some custard to go with the pudding.

JennyRad - 27 Dec 2021 16:03:00 (#992 of 2020)

I read that as 4% and couldn't work out why you were so worried. Yikes.

Drawbridge UP!

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 16:05:51 (#993 of 2020)

There was a very limited number of tests available, about a quarter of the maximum capacity. But the positivity rate wouldn't change with availability, I don't think?

JennyRad - 27 Dec 2021 16:06:38 (#994 of 2020)

It shouldn't except either by random fluke/statistical clustering or if the tests were being somehow prioritised to the most likely to be infected, right?

blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 16:13:45 (#995 of 2020)

The Twitter epidemiologists are having this discussion right now, Jenny. I'm sure they'll come to a conclusion presently. Twitter is all about scientific rigour and consensus, after all.

Charisse - 27 Dec 2021 16:18:43 (#996 of 2020)

I think there would probably be reason to expect a higher positivity rate than usual. People who have the fuzzier symptoms don’t want to change plans and are less likely to test. Or if tests are less available they are more likely to not bother, whether if you have quite clear Covid symptoms you’d keep going. I don’t know what the positivity rate usually is, but I imagine a lot of it is just a genuine rise plus a bit of the Christmas effect pushing it higher.

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blaithin - 27 Dec 2021 16:25:40 (#998 of 2020)

It's been around 26%, Charisse. And that makes sense.

Sabacious - 27 Dec 2021 16:43:30 (#999 of 2020)

I’m sure plenty of people are relying on a negative LFT test as proof enough of being ok and perhaps more people getting PCR have symptoms than previously?

Meanwhile my birthday Tiger Lillies show has been cancelled. Bah.

TenGorillas - 27 Dec 2021 16:44:01 (#1000 of 2020)


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