Friday 19 July 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 19th July, 2024.

19th July, 2024.

Right … it’s Friday … and I have a problem … 

I was due to start my new medication, today.

The 2.5mg doses of Mounjaro: in what the manufacturer, Eli Lilly, call a Kwikpen.

It’s like the Ozempic pens I’m used to.

You have a pen filled with so many doses of the drug, you screw on a disposable needle, you inject yourself with the meds … then unscrew the needle, and shove it in a sharps bin.

The Ozempic?

You get the disposable needles with the pens.

The Trulicity I’ve used?

The needles are built into the pens.

The Mounjaro, by contrast?

I’ve opened my first box of the stuff, this morning.

To find it doesn’t come with the needed needles.

I’ve phoned my local pharmacists, obviously.


You need to get the needles prescribed separately … !

I’m going into my surgery, today: to arrange for an emergency prescription.

But, as you can imagine … ?

I’m not bloody happy.

And wish someone had mentioned this!


I’m not happy.


Neither’s a lot of the planet.

Seemingly, there’s a lot of computer outages going on, today: that many say is being caused by issues with Microsoft products and services.

I’m … 

I’m a long term Mac user: and going to get mildly smug about that.

But also … ?

Mildly sympathetic.

It’s possibly not the time to paraphrase Murphy’s Law:
“If anything can go wrong, it will go wrong, at the worst possible time.”

Thursday 18 July 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 18th July, 2024

18th July, 2024.


It’s Thursday!

Which means — obviously — that’s it’s the day after Wednesday: and after my nephew has released his latest masterpiece.

Feel free to hit the like button!


Oh … I had the radio on, earlier: and heard current, Labour, Foreign Secretary, David Lammy, tell that he’s “ … initiated a process.”

Rather than “… started something.”

There’s possibly other examples in that interview.

And, although I can’t find any right now?

There’s possibly plenty of Conservative equivalents: point them out to me, when you find them!

The Who had a point, in “Won’t Get Fooled, Again”:
“… the parting on the left
Is now parting on the right.”

Wednesday 17 July 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 17-7-2024 — World Day for International Criminal Justice

17th July, 2024: World Day for International Criminal Justice.

Right … it’s officially Wednesday.

Which means I’ll be looking after my nephew, this afternoon: for the second day in a row.

I’m looking forward to it: it’ll be interesting to see what his next video will be like.

Talking of which?

We have more Bobby the Cat videos.


Tuesday 16 July 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 16th July 2024.

16th July, 2024.

Yay … it’s Tuesday … !

And … ?

I’ve just had a look at my new diabetes meds: so I can look up how to use them on YouTube.

It turns out the pens are similar to the Ozempic pens I’ve used.

Only with a screw thread.

The Ozempic pen has a twist button.

By contrast?

The Mounjaro pen has a screw thread style of button.

A slightly fiddly one: if, like me, you’re left handed.

Unscrewing it means the lettering’s upside down.

OK, I should be used to this sort of thing by now*: I’ve been left handed all my life.

But … ?

You’d think people would notice, wouldn’t you … ?


Monday 15 July 2024

Nik Nak’s Daily Teaser — 15-7-2024 — Hampshire.

15th July, 2024: Hampshire.

Mondays … !

You have to love them, don’t you … ?

No, really: it’s the fresh start of a whole new week.

Yes, before you ask, there’s a certain amount of irony, there!

Especially when you consider I’ve been up early, to go to my weight management class!

Ho hum!