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SeaConquest last won the day on October 30 2020

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About SeaConquest

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    On a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean (generally in San Diego)
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    USC football, wine, fiction, travel, horses, fashion, Judaism, sports cars, ink, EDM, feminism, philosophy, board games, and gangsta rap. Not in that order.

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    Wife to Steve, Mother to Sacha (1/09) and Ronen (8/13)
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    On a sailboat in the Pacific Ocean (generally in San Diego)
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    Retired litigator turned SAHM turned nursing student

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  1. I had my first Pfizer dose on 12/21 and my second on 1/11. I had soreness at the injection site that came about 12 hours after I received the vax and lasted about a day. Other than that, I had no side effects. I got the vax at 8am in the morning on both days, went about our usual homeschool day, and drank wine and watched TV/read/doomscrolled in the evening like usual. Easy peasy.
  2. We are looking at this class as a possibility as well. What is the output like for the class? Is it very writing-intensive or mostly quizzes with some lab reports? Is there a requirement to take notes? Are there several assignments with hard deadlines throughout the week or can you plan how you space out assignments? My son would be 12-13 during the class, but he will have also taken physics, chem, and previous bio.
  3. The boys are getting: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/291457/gloomhaven-jaws-lion https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/284083/crew-quest-planet-nine And this one from my mom (she wanted to buy a lighter game): https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/265736/tiny-towns Plus, a ton of PC and Switch games. This one had been on my wish list for awhile, so when it went on a sweet Black Friday special, I couldn't resist: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/203993/lorenzo-il-magnifico I did also splurge on the new Oceania Wingspan expansion.
  4. On this day, when the FDA (advisory committee) has cleared the way for the first Covid vaccine in the US, I finally feel us moving into the light. Chag Sameach, friends. I hope that you have a joyous Hanukkah. 🙂
    • Happy Hanukkah to the Tribe!
  5. So, if a kid has taken Intro & Intermediate C&P, should they just self-teach AP stats? Or just not bother with it at all?
  6. I haven't had personal experience with either, but both TMS and Ketamine are used by the VA in La Jolla as approved therapies (which is one of the reasons I hope to get a job there after I graduate from nursing school). You can read some of the background about the clinical trials and issues with getting access to treatments here: https://www.medpagetoday.com/psychiatry/depression/77173 https://inewsource.org/2020/06/04/san-diego-veterans-suicide-ketamine/ It is very difficult to get insurance to pay for ketamine treatment because of the stigma, so most people have to pay out of pocke
  7. Don't feel responsible. Thinkwell has been perfect for what we needed right now. The Davidson writing class has sucked up so much time from our homeschool, we really needed a get-er-done Chemistry refresher for him that didn't have a massive amount of output, but was still going to give him a high enough level of input to prepare him for gen chem or ap or whatever we decide to do next.
  8. We did Miller Levine, along with a year of Outschool classes that were really cool (but I know you said you weren't interested in those).
  9. I haven't found that to be the case at all. I've mostly seen people duped by anti-vax misinformation that seems scientific, but is actually cherry-picked data put forth by people who are selling books, ad clicks, natural products, "vaccine-injured" conferences/seminars, holistic treatments, etc. I don't know any folks who are legit MDs/PhDs in immunology, virology, or epidemiology (i.e. they haven't had their published work retracted or their medical license suspended/on probation) that are anti-vaccine or are protesting vaccine legislation. I have seen a lot of idiot nurses, who clearly didn'
  10. Nursing student here: Definitely talk to your doctor about your symptoms. There is no reason to suffer. I know it is ridiculous to say, but I always got massive stage fright when I was a litigator (I'm a retired attorney). It didn't matter how well-prepared I was, I would always have panic attacks when I had to argue in court. They were horrible. I still sometimes get panic attacks during high-stress lab checkoffs. My psychiatrist gave me a beta blocker that basically kills my fight-or-flight reflex. I only take it when I know I am going to have a panic attack. It's amazing! I can finally thin
  11. Unfortunately, California has a very large and very vocal antivax community. Thankfully, parent advocacy groups like Vaccinate California https://www.facebook.com/groups/VaccinateCA https://vaccinatecalifornia.org/ have been working very hard to lobby for evidence-based solutions to combat the problem. Attorney supermama, Leah Russin, is the executive director and one of the co-founders of Vaccinate California. She's up in the Bay Area and worked directly with State Senator (and pediatrician) Dr. Pan to craft SB 277 and SB 276, which have served as models for other states in eliminating other
  12. Even if you are trying to be careful, it's hard to keep your vigilance up for going on close to a year. I only work at the hospital one day per week. All of our patients are screened for Covid. So, if I have a Covid rule-out patient, I wear an N95 and goggles, but if I am working on the units where the tests have come back as Covid negative, I only have to wear a regular surgical mask. So, I feel relatively safe at the hospital around patients. Yet, I still find myself doing stupid stuff around my coworkers, like removing my mask to eat while on breaks. I have no idea how cautious my coworkers
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