Last weekend I went for a bike ride with Ryan. We went to our favorite restaurant in Yoro at the Funato clinic. They make delicious macrobiotic food there. After the lunch, which was amazing, we decided to bike to Yoro station and take the train back home. Along the way there was an excavator sorting the remains of a destroyed building. I watched the machine pick up scraps and was oddly fascinated by its work. When I was a kid I always thought these giant vehicles looked like dinosaurs.
It was such a beautiful day, I thought this ordinary spectacle of destruction was an interesting contrast to the blue sky and relative peace. Even though it’s nothing special, it made me wonder what used to be there and what would take its place.
I got a flu shot today. I hope it works, because I don’t want to get the flu. I got the flu last year, and the year before that, even though I got the flu shot! Maybe this year will be different.
I met with a coworker at 12:15, and we drove to the hospital together. There were about 10 other people already there. I used a thermometer to take my temperature. It was 36.4 degrees Celsius. A doctor showed us magic tricks while waited, just like he did the year before, but this time with a new trick.
After we got the shot, we had to wait for a few minutes to make sure there were no bad reactions to the shot. Oddly, there were no side effects, no pain or discomfort at all.
Have you had your flu shot yet?