Gabbling Into The Void 4: The Quest For Quainter Quarantimes

OH HELLO I DIDNT SEE YOU THERE. All right. Lets light the tires, kick the fires. Is that? Whatever. Mini blog posts in 3, 2, 1 … * flips switch *.

Hey, did you know theres still a pandemic? Ends up, yup, its still rockin and rollin, this whole thing. However I do not understand that individuals believe it? Who requires truths and professionals and truth, when literally anything can be politicized and turned into a both-sides argument?

Our numbers remain low, but in 2 weeks, now that were effectively resumed? Well see. Theyre discussing opening schools in the fall, which to be is paradoxically both a) necessary and b) difficult. I simply do not know how you do it. And a lot of schools are demanding moms and dads choose of EITHER/OR– you either choose to have your kid go to school physically, or select a completely digital path, and, uhhh. Ennh? To me, a mix feels smartest– stagger kids going, so you can limit numbers in class, get them as much outdoor time as possible, and so on. A lot of schools, even great ones, have abysmal ventilation. And theyre not gon na make kids wear masks or socially distance. Theyre guaranteeing … I think 3 feet? Which I appreciate is difficult to get kids to not be near one another, so, I grok the problem. I simply dont understand the repair, and the fix seems to be, “well, fuck it.” Which is kinda the fix for whatever nowadays, isnt it?

I believe what floorings me the most is people who arent taking it seriously, but likewise, who think theyre taking it seriously. What I suggest is, you hear stories of friends-of-friends who resemble, “Yes, mmm, coronavirus, really bad, extremely bad, wear your masks everyone! Social distancing is very important! Anyway, me and my family remained in Myrtle Beach last night and had a terrific time at a bar, and we met some other buddies from Florida and Texas, and then we went to 3 various home parties– oh man, the last one was a genuine rager, we all played this great brand-new game called HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU COUGH IN EACH OTHERS MOUTHS, and gosh, it was wild. Anyhow! Were back home now and Im eating in dining establishments for each meal and breathing in toilet plumes to get high, however dont forget, wear your masks and social distance.”.

Time is broken. Im stunned my watch does not just reveal a man on fire shrugging strongly.

Speaking of madcap mini-golf … if you havent played What The Golf? Kid thats fun. Dazzling video game design that makes enjoyable of itself and all of game style.

One thing I saw and found fascinating about blue jays: one day our yard jays were sounding the beak-bells about the Coopers Hawk, and other jays showed up. Simply a buncha oglers like people who come out of their houses when theres sirens or noise outside. YEAH NO IM NOT INVESTED IN THIS I JUST WAN NA SEE.

What have we been watching lately? Hmmm. Theres a wave of dipshit game reveals weve been liking. Holey Moley resembles exxxtreme mini-golf, whichs on Hulu. Flooring is Lava is on Netflix, and though it gets a little repetitious, its still a pleasure seeing individuals faceplant and after that slide unceremoniously into lava. (And the program makes you believe theyre being pulled under, never to return.) We viewed Hercules on Disney+ because we d never ever seen it and now I want we could go back to that kinder period. (Okay it wasnt that bad, it was fun and funny however essentially a brainless Looney Tunes telling of Greek Myth.) I keep attempting to watch the Birds of Prey film, and Im about 75% through it, and I like it a great deal, but its hard to enjoy appropriate R-rated movies when youre in a home where your kid really cant go anywhere for two hours. But we do view Letterkenny. Twenty-minute bursts of foul-mouthed Canadian hicktown shenanigans. Believe early Kevin Smith, however redneckier, and in Canada.

Anyway, me and my household were in Myrtle Beach last night and had an excellent time at a bar, and we satisfied some other buddies from Florida and Texas, and then we went to 3 various house celebrations– oh man, the last one was a genuine rager, we all played this fantastic brand-new video game called HOW MANY TIMES CAN YOU COUGH IN EACH OTHERS MOUTHS, and gosh, it was wild. No, this isnt relevant to anything, but I figured it was great to break the state of mind and stop talking about the pandemic, which will one day go away, however the Mission: Impossible movies will stay.

I believe thats it for now. Here are some photos. Including those BABBY TITMICE.

You can go check the suit– I am not named in it, nor are my books. I do not want the Wayback Machine to go away, and am not accountable for anything that takes place there. Go trouble publishers, who are further not acting on my behalf.

The finest Mission: Impossible film is Fallout. Due to the fact that of Henry Cavill locking and filling his fists in the bathroom fight scene, and thats. No, this isnt appropriate to anything, however I figured it was excellent to break the mood and stop talking about the pandemic, which will one day disappear, but the Mission: Impossible films will stay.

Just a reminder, Im still off of Twitter today. I think the account is still locked, though Ill fix that … I dunno, eventually. However even then, I intend to trim it up and use it mainly for signal increase and book-stuff. I think my time there has mainly sunsetted, and at this point I fear Im giving a lot more to it than it is providing to me. (And a suggestion too, the locking-of-said-account was because of the Internet Archive kerfuffle. I d seen folks like Pablo Hidalgo go full lockdown, and honestly it seemed more peaceful, so I did that.).

Theres a passage in Wanderers that I think has actually ended up being the one most priced quote to me. Its not part of the book correct– its an epigraph, one of the “flavor text” chapter openers. I post it here for laughs and shits, because … well, it feels precariously appropriate.

The pets of authors, on display. Today! Do not forget: author animal show!

A most problematic thing is that people believe they understand this disease. And they dont. “Its just the flu, its simply a breathing illness, it will not eliminate you.” Weve a number of household pals whove had it, and its a hugely blended bag. One is entirely lost to the throes of autoimmune encephalitis, trapped in his own burning brain, gazing down the barrel of a maybe everlasting or long healthcare facility or center stay. Others report, even three months later, spikes of tiredness, or loss of odor and taste, or other strange little signs. Even in our area, I think the health centers have actually stated that “fever” isnt even the most telling symptom anymore– so temperature checks arent worth a damn. Were still a long ways out from actually comprehending what this thing is, and what it can do. Wear a mask. That appears to help. Socially distance, when you can. Wash your hands. JFC. And holy shit dont go to bars or parties.

We saw Hercules on Disney+ because we d never seen it and now I want we might go back to that kinder age. I keep attempting to enjoy the Birds of Prey motion picture, and Im about 75% through it, and I like it a great offer, however its tough to see appropriate R-rated motion pictures when youre in a home where your kid really cant go anywhere for 2 hours. I d seen folks like Pablo Hidalgo go full lockdown, and honestly it appeared more serene, so I did that.).

However, I do like that some birds flock together. Weve long had flocks of certain birds flock together– its not uncommon, for instance, for certain feeder birds to hang out. Chickadees, titmice, nuthatches, and the like. Whats been fascinating this year is seeing a gaggle of chickadee news and a flurry of titmice recentlies established play together. Actually play. Going after each other up and around trees, bopping about. Not for food, simply zipping around this method and that. Im perhaps anthropomorphizing this behavior, however Im not a BIRDOLOGIST so Im not married to clinical rigor, it just appears to me like the only explanation is some measure of play– which Im sure has value for them as it provides for human beings. It likewise is suggestive of a higher intelligence than you d believe for such a tiny little nitwit bird, and a higher sense of society, if it can perhaps be called that.

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