Dear Diary

A 2195-post collection

Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: 5 699 new cases. No more stats on imports versus local transmission, thanks a bunch. 25 924 total active cases, 205 are in hospital, 11 are in the ICU.

Vax news:

  • Australia's had 24 925 new doses administered
  • Queensland's daily doses have increased by 5 478

It really feels like everyone's given up. I joked with Beloved that everyone else will get Omicron but I'll go down with Delta. It's not very funny.

I have noticed, and corrected, a problem with my sigs for my stories here in my blog. Yay. I am about to figure out something to go off about for my Wordpress. Maybe some of the things I don't understand about WorldAnvil. I dunno yet.

In the news:

  • Australia continues to give free passes to sports celebrities to spread their versions of the plague
  • New restrictions in Victoria
  • Smartarse woman strips to use her dress as a face mask in an effort to skate around the rules
  • There's ANOTHER plague strain on the loose
  • We're going to run out of meat in a few weeks
  • ScoMo backflips about the testing costs
  • Tech and software support for Blackberry phones ends
  • Experts warn that we can't keep vaccinating the planet every 6 months. We can't even get the first lot of vaccines to everyone
  • Newborn baby found alive in airplane bin
  • Turnstile-jumper dies in the act
  • Special Snowflake Antivax Knomira actively flaunts the travel rules surrounding the plague
  • Fish rain
  • New eco-friendly smart food packaging exists!

Most of this is reasons why I prefer fantasy.

Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon and Schroedinger's Lappy

Plague news: 4 259 new cases, 4 249 local, 10 imports. There's 20 239 total active cases, 180 are in the hospital and 10 of those are in the ICU.

Vax news: [It's in a spreadsheet. Gimmie a mo]

  • 42.7 Million doses administered nationally, total
  • 29.7K increase in national doses
  • 8.2 Million doses administered in Queensland, total
  • 4K increase in Queensland
  • I am mathematically incapable of sorting out anything else from this, pls bring back the infographic, National Health.
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Monday, Day 0, I Fucked Up

Plague news: No new plague news today.

Vax news: No new vax news today.

Given this, it's easy to think the government has entirely given up on keeping people safe from the plague. I'm assuming Day Zero. It's safer.

I forgot to set my alarm for D&D and Beloved forgot to be sure I made it there. My players have forgiven me and they were resourceful enough to do some non-canonical battle practice during the lost time.

Next week. Next

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Sunday, Day 0, Sunshine and Cyclones

Plague news: 3 592 new cases, 3 587 local, 5 imports. That makes 16 688 total active cases, 170 of those are in hospital and 5 are in the ICU.

Vax news: no vax news for the 1st of January 2022

I have spent too long awake because my sleep cycle is out of sync with the rest of the local nonsense, so all I have planned is writing and napping. And eating good foods.

There's finally some sunshine, so I may

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Saturday, Day 0, Happy New Year!

Plague news: 3 119 new cases, 3 118 local, 1 import. There's 11 697 total active cases, 127 in hospital, with one of those in the ICU.

Vax news:

  • Australia's at 94.4% first vax,
  • 91.4 fully vaxxed
  • Queensland's at 90.7% first vax,
  • 86.6% fully vaxxed
  • NT is still in last place at 89.2% first vax,
  • 84.3% fully vaxxed

It's 2022 here in Sunny Queensland and so far, it's been raining. I have no further PLNs than

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Friday, Day 0, End of Year Funtimes

Plague news: 2 222 new cases, all local transmissions. There's 8 586 total active cases, 103 are in hospital.

Vax news:

  • Australia's at 94.3% first vax,
  • 91.3% fully vaxxed
  • Queensland's at 90.6% first vax,
  • 86.4% fully vaxxed
  • Last place goes to NT, at 89.2% first vax,
  • 84.2% fully vaxxed

Today, the fam is having a grand day out with all the girls and a gift exchange. I am dressing up for the event, and I still

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Thursday, Day 0, PLNs

Plague News: 1 589 new cases, all local. 6 368 total active cases, 93 of those are in hospital.

Vax News:

  • Australia's at 94.2% first vax,
  • 91.2% fully vaxxed
  • Queensland's at 90.5% first vax,
  • 86.2% fully vaxxed
  • Still tangled with WA at 91.0% first vax,
  • 83.5% fully vaxxed
  • Northern Territory is now last at 89.2% first vax,
  • 84.1% fully vaxxed

Everyone seems to have paused on getting the jabs and it looks like they're

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress and Tech Support

Plague news: 1 158 new cases. All locals. 4 779 total active cases. 89 of those are in hospital.

Vax news:

  • Australia's at 94.2% first vax,
  • 91.2% fully vaxxed
  • Queensland's at 90.5% first vax,
  • 86.1% fully vaxxed
  • Western Australia's at 90.9% first vax,
  • 83.4% fully vaxxed

I'm starting to believe that maybe Omicron might be the variant to get... but I'd still rather wait until those miracle drugs are available before I take the risk.

IF

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Tuesday, Day 0, Patreon

Plague news: 784 new cases, all local transmission. 3 621 total active cases, 72 in hospital.

Vax news:

  • Australia has 94.2% first vax,
  • 91.1% fully vaxxed
  • Queensland has 90.5% first vax,
  • 86.1% fully vaxxed
  • Western Australia has 90.8% first vax,
  • 83.3% fully vaxxed

You see what I mean when I say "tangled" in last place. We're ahead on one, then behind on the other. All the dang time.

Today I do my Patreon nonse and tackle

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Monday, Day 0, Twoferfest Adaption

Plague news: 765 new cases, 714 local, 0 imports. Once again government site cannot math. It's 714 new cases. Grrr. 2 147 total active cases, 123 in hospitals.

Vax news: Australia has 94.1% first vax, 91% fully vaxxed. Qld stands tangled with WA for last place, with 90.4% first vax, 85.9% fully vaxxed.

I will check with the kids if they want to spend their money today, now that the mad rush for the Boxing Day Sales is done

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Sunday, Day 0, Twoferfest Beginneth

Plague news: Seven hundred and sixty-five new cases, all local transmission. We have officially dropped the damn ball on this GD plague. There are two thousand and forty-seven total active cases, one hundred and twenty-three of them are in hospital. At least the poor sod in the ICU got out.

Vax news: Australia scores 94.1% first vax, 91.0% fully vaxxed. Queensland's STILL tangled for last place with WA at 90.4% first vax, 85.9% fully vaxxed. NSW is edging

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Seasonal Seasonings

No story today. I am not looking at the news, I am not looking at the plague statistics. For Christmas, I am giving myself temporary peace of mind.

Today's goals are:

  1. Stay safe on the road
  2. Family time
  3. Presents

IF I get any writing done today, I will count it as either a fluke or dedication/obsession on my part because I won't be bringing my Lappy on today's road trip.

It is the Silly Season, the temporary madness when we all

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Friday, Day 0, Crimbus Eve

Plague news: THREE HUNDRED and sixty-nine new cases, and according to government site that can't do math, all of them are local transmissions plus one import. Grrr. Apparently, there's eight hundred and seven total active cases, ninety-four of those are in hospital, and one is in the ICU.

At some point later today, I shall record a special Crimbolio message for Twitch. That way, I can do all my social media messages while Twitch gets the video.

Today, I shall be cleaning

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Thursday, Day 0, Antici-pation

Plague news: one hundred and eighty-six new cases, only two of those are imports. There's four hundred and forty-seven active cases, eighty of those are in hospital, and one of those is in the ICU. Australia's at 94% first vax, 90.8% fully vaxxed. Queensland's still tangled with WA for last place in the vax race at 90% first vax, 85% fully vaxxed.

We made a mistake in listening to everyone who wanted to pretend the plague was over. The sooner we

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Wednesday, Day 0, Wordpress

Plague news: Eighty-six new cases, seventy-nine local, seven imports. There's two hundred and sixty-nine total active cases, seventy-five of those are in hospital. Australia's stable at 93.9% first vax, 90.6% fully vaxxed. Queensland's still tangled with WA for last place to get to 95% vaxxed, with 89.9% first vax, and 85% fully vaxxed.

Everyone wanted to open up, so now this bullshit is happening.

I forgot to do my Patreon, so today's PLN is to do that and then

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