Today is Tuesday, May 26, and Week 11 of my quarantine. As of today, America has suffered very nearly 100,000 deaths from COVID-19, and has over 1.6 million cases of the coronavirus. Our alleged president, Donald Trump, spent the holiday weekend golfing and tweeting insults, conspiracy theories, and bald-faced lies. The American people spent the weekend mingling cheek-to-jowl, maskless, in many parts of the country.Continue reading Pandemic Notes: 5/26/20
I’m pretty full up on pandemic misery, fires, catastrophic flooding, murder hornets, earthquakes, and other biblical signs of the encroaching End Times, so let’s talk about something else today.
I spent the past weekend and part of this week binging Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated, the 2010-2013 Scooby cartoon, and, um. Well. That was a thing I did. Not sure it was a good thing?Continue reading Scooby Doo: Mystery Incorporated
An impressive swath of Michigan is underwater this morning – much of it in the area where I used to live and where my friends and family mostly still live. I hopped on Facebook late last night to check in and found a slew of wild photos and dire warnings about flooding and dam failures. Yikes. That’ll wake you up in a hurry.
Not just Michigan, either. A bunch of the Midwest is dealing with flooding. Because you know what you need in the middle of a deadly pandemic? Flooding that causes evacuations and whatnot. Man. I have had enough of 2020.Continue reading Pandemic Notes: 5/19/20
Today makes 10 weeks I’ve been doing the isolate/work from home/lockdown thing. My tolerance for other people is at an all-time low. And I mean, it wasn’t high to start with, folks. By the time I get back out into the world in anything like a normal way, you’ll catch me stomping down the street screaming at anyone within 20 feet of me to piss off.Continue reading Pandemic Notes: 5/18/20
My area seems to think it’ll be reopening in a couple of weeks, including sit-down dining and hair salons. I have to tell you: there is no way in hell I’ll be sitting down in a restaurant or letting some rando breathe all over me while they screw up my haircut anytime soon.
Notes below. Updates through the day.Continue reading Pandemic Notes: 5/13/20
The US has suffered 80,000 known, confirmed deaths from COVID-19. That’s 80,000 dead in about three and a half months. More, actually, because we’re undercounting and under-reporting COVID-19 deaths all over America.
Despite that absolutely appalling number, MAGA cultists protest over stay home orders. Governors in red states insist on ending stay home orders in an attempt to curry favor with the mad king we elected president.
Notes below. Updates through the day.Continue reading Quarantine Notes: 5/11/20
It’s Friday, everyone. TGIF. I’m up to my ears in pollen and it’s 80° and blazingly sunny out, and probably will be all weekend, so I’ll be spending the next two days huddled up inside for more reasons that just COVID-19.
Notes below. Updates through the day.Continue reading Quarantine Notes: 5/8/20