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Pokémon GO: Chikorita

The first time I saw one of these adorable plant Pokémon was on a day when the pollen count was 9.7 and I’d been outside and walking through parks for longer than I should have.

I’ve decided it is a sign that this year’s Spring Pollen Season is almost over.

This little guy doesn’t produce flowers – so he probably can’t make pollen.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Fifty-Nine

Today’s pollen count is 9.5, which is a little better than yesterday’s 9.7 (but doesn’t actually feel any different to me).

I am paying for going outside yesterday and playing Pokémon GO. I’m experiencing really bad sinus pressure, I’m sneezing, my nose is running, and I’m nauseous. The nausea is probably from “allergy stomach.”

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Pokémon GO – Eggstravaganza

The Pokémon GO Eggstravaganza started on April 13, 2017, and ended on April 20, 2017.  It was pretty clear that this was their Easter holiday celebration (despite Niantic not mentioning Easter in the announcement about the event).  The event took place around Easter and involved Eggs and Candy.

Players who participated in the Eggstravanza would level up faster than usual thanks to the double XP (experience points) that the game offered while the event was happening.  Niantic suggested that players use a Lucky Egg to boost that XP – and get four times the regular XP while they played.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Fifty-Eight

Today, the pollen count is 9.7. I woke up kind of sick from allergies and it took a really long time for me to mentally wake up.

Then, I read in the news that the U.S. dropped “the mother of all bombs” on Afghanistan – and is considering shooting missiles at North Korea.

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Where did the Children Come From in “The Lobster”?

The Lobster is a bizarre dystopia where everyone must be part of a couple.  Those who become single are sent to The Hotel where they have 45 days to “fall in love” with a new partner (who, ideally, also falls in love with them.)  Those who do not manage to pair up with someone are turned into animals.

It’s a very dark and disturbing film, and you probably shouldn’t watch this one if you have recently had a romantic relationship come to an end.

Warning: There are spoilers in this post.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Fifty-Seven

Today, the pollen count is 10. I could have guessed this when I woke up with itching eyes, “allergy stomach”, and super achy joints.

As such, I cannot focus on anything and it’s so bad that I can’t even work around my dyslexia today. If I left this post uncorrected – you wouldn’t be able to read it. Takes twice as long to write something when you have to go back and fix every other word.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Fifty-Six

Today, the pollen count is 8.9. It could be a whole lot better, but I guess it will do. It’s not like I get a choice about how high the pollen count will be.

The best news of today was that I got to go to acupuncture which helps not only my allergies, but also my rheumatoid arthritis pain, my fibromyalgia exhaustion, and the inflammation that makes all of my chronic illnesses get worse.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Fifty-Five

The only good thing about today was that the Chicago Cubs had their first game of the season at Wrigley Field – and had a big ceremony before it because they won the 2016 World Series.

AND they won the game today.

I swear, the Cubs are about the only thing getting me through this Spring Pollen Season now. Nice of them to start their seasonal the same time that I’ve been too sick to do much other than watch TV.

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Spring Pollen Season – Day Fifty-Four

Although I’m not in a ton of sinus pain today, the pollen count is still more than high enough to mess with my allergies. I’m exhausted.

For… I’ve lost track of how many days in a row – I’ve been going to bed way earlier than usual AND have also needed naps.

I guess it’s not surprising that I’m not getting things done as quickly as I could before this awful pollen season hit. I’m frustrated – but there isn’t anything I can do about it.

One thing I do know: I won’t be making little “captain’s log” posts for any upcoming pollen seasons. It was an amusing experiment, that I probably will complete. There is no need to do this twice.

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Things from Mad Men that are Different from Today – Season Seven

Season Seven was the final season of Mad Men.  I was kind of sad to have reached the end of the story, but I liked how it ended.  I can always re-watch it if I want to.  My husband and I watched the entire series of Mad Men on Netflix.  I took notes on the things in Mad Men that are different from today.

Before you read this post, you might want to read what I wrote about previous Seasons:

Mad Men Season One
Mad Men Season Two
Mad Men Season Three
Mad Men Season Four
Mad Men Season Five
Mad Men Season Six

Warning: There are spoilers.

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