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In his speech the other night President Biden indicated that he wants every state to make their citizens “eligible” to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by May 1.

As humans, we should all be considered “eligible” right now. Unfortunately in most states, including my own, just because you become “eligible” doesn’t mean you’re going to be able to get the vaccine any time soon. I’ve been “eligible” for the vaccine since February. And I haven’t been able to book myself an appointment for a vaccine anywhere.

Do I plan on having a big BBQ bash at my house on Independence Day? Hell no. I’ll be lucky if I’m even vaccinated by then. And even if I was, I still wouldn’t have a BBQ. To hell with that.

Will I be hugging anyone, as so many have said they’re going to just “hug everyone”. Why the fuck would I do that? I wasn’t a “hugger” before COVID-19 and the pandemic didn’t turn me into one. Christ, we’re still going to be wearing facemasks for the very foreseeable future. Why would I want to hug anyone if I’m wearing a facemask? Or even if I wasn’t?


I'm a writer. I'm also a wife and a parent who works too much and lives too little. In addition to writing I also love to read, listen to music, travel, cook, I enjoy looking for bargains at flea markets or thrift stores, Christmas, football and of course writing! How did I come up with the title of my blog? Two things: 1. I live in New England (duh) and 2. Canadian singer Alan Frew once arrogantly told me to "get a New England life"--again--DUH! I already HAVE one!