Three quick updates
Not doing near as much reading now that the school year has started, so this blog’ll be a little quieter for a while, but:
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I had Covid last week. I’m fine now, but the current strain is a doozy — two days of being absolutely wiped out with fever/aches, and then I was coughing/fatigued for a few days longer than the previous couple times I've had it. Fortunately, there are updated vaccines out! Do yourself a favor and take 5 minutes to call your doctor/pharmacy or go to vaccines.gov to schedule your shot. Future you will thank you. Also, think about what you can do to make your school/place of work less of a petri dish. Masks and air filters, for instance, still work!
- This chow mein from Pick Up Limes is sooo good. Try it yourself! Probably a lot easier if you buy the carrots pre-shredded or use a food processor though.
(collage of images by Dmitry Bogdanov and Smokeybjb; this and underlying images are all CC:BY-SA 3.0)
At least one unidentified species of this genus survived the end-Permian mass extinction and, in the absence of predators and herbivorous competitors, went on to thrive and re-radiate into a number of species within the genus, becoming the most common group of terrestrial vertebrates during the Early Triassic; for a while, 95% of land vertebrates were Lystrosaurus.
We stan a resilient queen.
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