I broke into my chocolate Easter bunny. Rarr! Chocolate! Bad chocolate but still. For whatever reason I decided to start at the tail. I only ate the feet and put the rest back in the box. Through the celephane window the sugar eyes popped, looking back at me with unspeakable, unimaginable horror. This could be why I usually start with their ears...
Perhaps I will take a picture of myself in my ren fair garb? I don't want to post a picture in my normal stuff because I wouldn't want to get mobbed by the fans. (HA!). Plus I look a mess. Wouldn't want to not get mobbed by the fans. (Heh.)
Anxiety comes and goes. Sudden onset tells me it isn't linked to anything, no particular cause, just my free floating popping to the surface.
"Choice". Boston has this amazing way of pronouncing that word. The invisible "r" with the vowel flattening? Awesome. But I miss New Yawk accents. I miss my accent. I've no idea how I talk now.
Has your accent ever changed?
I wonder how the bald eagle chicks are doing? I should check the webcams.
I wonder if I can find my lead miniatures and take pictures of them? Or maybe some of my teacups?
I am a terrible salesperson. I run into a coworker at the market on our weekly shopping trip. I had mentioned early on to him that my friend is making cloth masks & he indicated he might want one. Long story short, today I said I had some masks with me, offered to meet him outside, and he bought one. Mostly because we're friends and my waiting outside puts pressure on. I recognized this at the time, which made me feel incredibly guilty so I gave his money back and the mask. I guess I'm a good salesperson because he did buy the mask. I'm a terrible business owner though.
Wait, what? Babyhands is back to "It'll just go away"? HOW IS THIS THE GUY IN CHARGE? *headsplode*
Do you have a favorite thing about this lockdown thing? I mean it has downsides but what is good for you?
"I Miss The Office" is a website, not about the tv show. It is the ambient sounds; keyboards clicking, copiers, people phoning in a lunch order, etc. Some that may be so ingrained that it messes with your brain to not have them going while you're trying to do office work at home. Plus picture the /rush/ when you hit a button and it all goes away! Orgasmic
Coffee shop noises have their own website. If your novel writing is stalled. Coffecivity.
Wait, the Senate will be recalled, not to fight the virus or help cope with it and the economic fallout - but to vote to wpprove a judicial nomination? Are you kidding me? Why is this more essential than even staying home to stop the spread? Why am I even surprised?
The swamp isnt getting drained, the muck is being spread further afield than ever.
Btw, global crisis are still going on. Water shortages, pollution, plastic contamination, food shortages, population out of control, etc. Add on enviroment break down. Whoot! Disease is just part.
UFO footage? The government put out UFO footage? Do we have aliens? Are they the owners of Zoom? Cuz that would make more sense than most.
Paul Giamatti is a pretty good artist.
"Ask not what you can do for your country...Wait, where are you going? Hey! Hey, you can put a mask on! That'd be...what we're asking...Talking to myself? Rosie the Rivetor would wear a mask! Is what I'm saying. Astronauts! They got alllllllll this stuff happening up in here. *wave* And here. *wave* You don't even know! Cuz you're not an astronaut. Yeah! So whatcha think about that, huh? No moon shot for /you/. Sigh. We're all gonna die..."
We are not just lounging around on couches with our boobs out. We're doing the Classical painting museum challange. Venus needs a Mars!
I don't tend to remember much of my dreams and what bits I do recall are pretty boring. Even this one. However the slightly interesting bit was that as in "Cats", famous actors were animals. Unlike Cats, when they spoke the head of the animal turned into the head of the actor. Ian McKellen's head on an obese pug actually works very well. I think Judi Dench was still a ginger cat. O.o
Must hear -- "parker posie rrading, dorothy parker, the waltz." ian fraizer reading, "laws concerning food & drink from Lamentaions of the Father."
Oh terrific. Count my workplace as another business on the "F-it!" Wagon. Plans to re-open are rumbling along with the theory that squares of plastic sheeting is plenty enough protection for a few thousand people to crowd together with strangers. Terrific! Because air doesn't /circulate/? I'm not terribly surprised since these are the same people who believe all smoke particles are stopped by a "no smoking" sign placed on a counter. @.@ And I'm hearing rumors that they may invite workers to come back, but if you choose not to they will be "reevaluating" how many workers they actually need. O.o
The very IDEA of the argument that since big box stores have been open /therefore/ they must have figured this out and everyone can do as they do to re-open safely? NO. You know why NO? Because there are zero stats on sickness and deaths inside the big box stores. Zero proof that anything they are doing is working. Nadda.
A large part of our customer base are bored retirees. You want to tell them "the water is fine!" You want to tell all the people with underlying conditions " olly olly oxenfree"? Because I /know/ when it all goes tits up you will blame /them/ for being sick! "Shouldnt have left the house!" And the healthy people who die you'll shrug off as "bad luck on them". "You cant live in fear!" No, you cant make money off this fear is your complaint. If you could you'd be banging the drum.
i'm beyond fed-up with this. Like children playing in traffic on a busy highway. As long ax they havent been hit /yet/ they yell, "See? You're wrong! No danger here! Ha ha!!" Worse yet they are yelling that there are no cars. fi
They are the drunk drivers blaming the people they hit, "you shouldn't have left the house. You knew driving could get you killed."
They are "smoming hasnt killed ME"
ANYWAY... I think I want to plant lavender, rosemary and peppermint in a trough planter. That sounds nice.
This has been a lonnnnnnnng spring. A mild winter, because I bought stuff to de-ice my windshield & never used it. Never used a snow day. Super mild. Tulips are blooming and the daffodils are still around.
Update: I went a little crazy at the garden center. Came home with tiny pots of "sweet mint", rosemary & lavender. I prob should have gotten more established larger plants. We shall see. I mean they /sell/ troughs with 4 different herbs in them. Just add water! But I can be stubborn, can't I? (I'm looking at you, inner toddler. Yes, sit down.)
Minister's Questiohs. I miss "Ordah!" Btw. Looks very different too. Oh they are zooming as well as sitting in the chamber. Sitting few and far between in chamber. 3 in back, 2 in middle, 4 across the front, skipping aisles too. Little red NO signs every few feet to keep them apart.
They have been sitting crossed swords length apart since the building began so they had a headstart.
I suppose movie theaters might do something like that IF people would respect the closed aisles. IF.
I keep seeing people walking into stores without masks. No one stops them. I don't know what we're supposed to do? Call the cops? They can't do anything.
Day 64 since NYC shut down. 280 died sunday. Only.
The virus came to NY through Europe? A different strain from the west coast/chinese virus? Interesting.
If you have no studied biology: virus reproduce themselves. They use our live cells to do it. Running millions of paper copies through copy machines will mean that there will be flecks and spots and other tiny variations on the new pages, right? And when you make millions of copies of those, there will be new flecks & specks. So on & so on. Now grab a random couple hundred and run them over to another copy center and have them start running. So on & so on. Now ship them to another state. These changes happen 24/7 and every time the virus jumps from one person to another their copy centers start with a slightly different stack of papers than the other person started with.
Evolution in action, baby.
Heh. "Spent the weekend in Porta Backyarda"
Music: Rival Sons, "shooting stars", Disturbed "memories".
Tracking yourself: today I heard someone suggest keeping all your receipts in a bag so you have a record of exactly where you have been. Especially good for those who do not have a cell phone growing out of their hand. Cheap too! Power to the people!