April 17, 2021


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Fruitless pursuit of COVID vaccine is a descent into laptop hell

Expensive Aunt Blabby:


I want advice.

I’m striving to connect and it’s not occurring. In spite of filling all the blanks properly, it’s not doing the job.

I’m stressing out and also outdated for nonsense, poor timing and deficiency of facts.

I will need tips.

As a 77-yr-aged, I’m desperately in have to have of a lifesaver.

I’m not raving, I’m craving.

And this problem is virtually keeping me up previous midnight seeking to hook up.

What’s Up? Here’s what.

Even with weeks of concentrated laptop or computer clicking and midnight checking, I have yet to established a day before long with the COVID-19 vaccine irrespective of age qualification to do so.

Very frankly, I’ve tried right up until I’m fried, and it’s been a no-go nightmare!

I’ll confess I’m a sluggish-go at the personal computer inspite of a long time of applying word-processing technology in the newspaper entire world.

But I’ll wager so are my pre-boomer/WWII war baby buddies — who are also now eligible to get the coronavirus vaccine.

Despite the fact that patience is not component of my 5 a long time of deadline information expertise, it is been extremely hard to continue to be alert long ample to connect — and difficult without the need of laptop expertise and assist.

Two months ago, I commenced the vaccine polka, dancing from 1 website to one more and keeping warn way earlier bedtime.

It started off with a telephone get in touch with from a previous Chicago resident and shut good friend who had connected with the vaccine in Michigan two times soon after viewing the state’s vaccine on the net.

“It was so breathtaking,” she stated. “I had anticipated it to be like Chicago inefficiency.”


So I commenced logging on to the city’s COVID-19 internet site and its hardly ever-ending checklist of unavailable vaccine day spots the Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s MyChart web site despite 5 of my health professionals working or connected to them, and way past a lot of midnights for availability at seemingly difficult Walgreens drugstore internet sites permanently NOT in my “unavailable” spot code and at any time-switching areas.

On Friday, a pal eventually succeeded in assisting me log into Hurry College Medical Center’s MyChart web-site, where by I experienced my knees changed, and a vaccine day was offered … but not till April.

So it goes.

But let us hope the sluggish turns into a go.

Terms have energy . . .

An illustration of American vocabulary in one particular one hour of cable information.

Wrong flags.

Bogus narratives.

Fake prophets.

Epic squeezes.


Bear spray.


Capitol police suicides.



Open looking time.

Horrifying precedents.

Constitutional loopholes.

Large crimes.



Metallic detectors.


Development solid in a cauldron.



Violating oaths of office.

Conspiracy theories.

Walking back again criticism.

Menace bulletins.

Lethal attacks.

Political hatred.

Office environment hideaways.

Closed enrollment.

Lasting protective fencing.

Mid-time period commitments.



Firing flares.

Trial balloons.

Shelling out fealty.


Stoking conspiracy theories.




What gives, America?

Sneedlings . . .

Condolences to the spouse and children of the beautifully irreplaceable Claudia (nee Greco) Stompanato, who died past week at the age of 94 — and her daughters Dia Weil, Joan Fosco and Susan Cherry. Can I have your mother’s famous gravy? Saturday’s birthday: Child Cudi, 37 Christian Bale, 47 and Wilmer Valderrama, 41. . . . Sunday’s birthdays: Justin Timberlake, 40 Kerry Washington, 44 and Portia de Rossi, 48.