Well, here we are, the two, week mark. I have to say, everyone around here is now wearing masks when they go out in public, at least the majority are. It’s a strange scene. Fairly surreal in a way. They’ve put plastic barricades up at the pharmacy and around the cashiers at the grocery store. There’s marked spots of where you are to be and arrows pointing to traffic directions in aisles and signs marking clearly where the six-foot mark is so we can all practice social distancing.
Again, it’s like living in an episode of The Twilight Zone or something. You know things are a certain way, but you can’t prove it and although certain changes are obvious, they just seem so out there that it’s hard to wrap your head around.
I was talking to my best friend today over the phone and while we were sharing stories back and forth about people we knew that had gotten let go from their jobs and are struggling, we kinda started thinking that maybe some companies are using this layoff time as an excuse to get rid of employees they just don’t want or can’t afford anymore. I mean think about it, there may be the mandate saying that they can’t FIRE you for missing work because of the COVID-19 virus, it doesn’t say they can’t replace you while you’re gone and it doesn’t say after the layoffs your job has to be there when this is all over. So, wouldn’t this be a perfect time to weed out the less desirable employees or the ones that have been around so long they make tons of money for doing very little work? Just a thought…
I still say this whole stay in place order is making everybody moody. I am surprised that domestic violence calls haven’t gone up in my area. I fully expected them to with people being stuck at home, no job, no pay, bills piling up, stress piling up, kids out of school for the year in some areas, I mean the stress has got to be unbearable for some people. I just thought at least a few people would have lost it by now.
The good news is, they haven’t. The bad news is we are seriously compromising the very core of what it means to be American citizens in order to protect ourselves from this virus and once we have given up these various rights and liberties, it’s not like the government is going to give them back when this is all over. BUT we’ll still be here and still be alive.
Now, I have been waiting and watching out my windows randomly at night to see if there are any of the undead roaming around looking for brains or pot or whatever it is they live on nowadays. Fortunately, all I see strolling up into my front yard are stray neighborhood cats and deer from the woods nearby. And the deer don’t look radioactive or anything, I mean, they aren’t glowing green and they don’t have glowing red or orange eyes or anything like that. No weird appendage additions or subtractions.
I will admit, and I smile from ear to ear as I write this part, I am thrilled to pieces the little middle school kids aren’t in school right now. They walk by my house and break the bricks in the decorative wall that lines the sidewalk at the edge of my lawn. Now, I’ve gone out there and talked to the ones I’ve caught and I can assure you, I am more than likely thought of as “the crazy white bitch that lives in the corner house”. And I’m okay with that. Lol. They’re lucky it’s me and not someone like my father, the former cop. Still, it’s been sooooo nice to not have to pick up the broken bricks or their trash or guard my house like it’s Fort Knox for what I consider to be ridiculous reasons because these kids don’t have the sense they were born with. I would love to see just one of them get chewed out by one of their Moms because I caught them on my camera destroying my private property. No summer for you, kiddo. Sorry. Too bad, so sad, buh-bye. And yet they are clever little buggers, I’ll tell you that. It’s like somehow, they know when they cameras are working and when they aren’t. But now they are on all the time around the clock so they are going to have to be careful. If school ever starts back up that is.
So, no REAL craziness here BUT I do have to get out and go to the store tomorrow so, we will see how that goes. Could be something nutty and worthwhile happening there. You never know.
Until then, stay safe, stay healthy and thanks for reading!
You know, I’ve been watching the Government and the CDC spin their wheels trying to figure out what is going on with this COVID-19 pandemic. Now, early on, when we started seeing the number of cases and deaths rising, even doubling every few days, in this country, we saw this Anthony Fauci guy spew new and inconsistent information as he stood right next to Trump and listened to HIM negate everything Fauci just announced. First thought was, “Do these bozos NOT touch base BEFORE they stand at the podium?” I swear to God it has got to be the most frustrating, irritating and stressful job to work with, translate, fix and babysit Trump and everything that oozes out of his ignorant mouth.
However, today I realized something. Anthony Fauci was part of the team in the US that first worked on the HIV virus epidemic in the early 80s. Normally, I would think that was a good thing. But, if you know anything at all about how the US handle the HIV outbreak, he was part of the problem, not the solution. In fact, Fauci was threatened and picketed frequently through the HIV epidemic research because of the way it was being touted as first the Gay Man’s Plague or Cancer, then they just called it The Gay Cancer until they had absolute proof about 3-4 years into research that it can infect ANYBODY. IDIOTS. How unreasonable and irresponsible to assign a new unknown virus to an entire group of people JUST BECAUSE of their lifestyle. Shame on you, Fauci, and your “colleagues”. With all that overpriced education you would have thought they would have taught you some common sense, humility, humanity. Aren’t doctors supposed to care about EVERYONE??? The biggest issue though, was that it took over 3 years for the government, the CDC and other top healthcare and disease control centers to even truly warn the American public about the HIV virus. 3 years??? Oh, AND, we didn’t even figure it out, the French did.
Now, this same jackhole is in charge of the COVID-19 epidemic in this country. Okay, so let me put it this way…
Let’s say you’re at the airport. You get on a plane to fly from here to there. That first flight was an absolute clusterf!%k. The pilot wasn’t licensed, he was also drunk and high on cocaine, there was no copilot, you had no flight attendants and when you landed you find out that your luggage fell out of the plane IN AIR somewhere between point A and point B and they are very sorry but they have no idea where.
So, your trip is over and you have the option of either A) going back to the airport and going through all that shit again OR, option B) you can rent a car and drive home safely with all your shit.
Now before you make a decision, know that your first flight represents how the country and the CDC handled the HIV virus. It took them FIVE YEARS to be HONEST with the country, admit it existed and offer treatment. Your return flight represents NOW. Okay? You already know the same people are in charge and flying this beast.
So, you hopping on that plane or no? Remember. Keep in mind that the moron flying the plane doesn’t give two shits about your safety, couldn’t care less if you know the truth about the plane’s condition or the lack of ability of the pilot himself. He’s not going to tell you he graduated at the bottom of his class, had to take his pilot’s test 12 times and consistently fails his requalification training and has to retest multiple times just to keep his job. He’s also not going to tell you he’s been up for 8 days on cocaine and is now hallucinating huge green and purple flying monsters with 13 eyes and 7 heads and he believes they are trying to eat his brains through the windshield of the plane.
It’s really hard to trust a government that has admittedly lied to the American people every time there has been a crisis since the original Bush administration. Seven weeks ago, we were at 3.5% unemployment, 3% wage growth, record high in the DOW Jones, record highs in employment and record highs in consumerism. In just 7 short weeks, our entire economy which is 80% based on consumerism, is now experiencing record lows, like the DOW having the lowest first quarter in the history of this nation.
Could that be because, just like with the HIV epidemic, our government tried to minimize and sugarcoat things, lie about severity and contraction and allowed the virus to spread at colossal rates because they didn’t want to stand in front of their constituents and say the most feared words a politician could ever utter…”We. Don’t. Know.”???? Just a thought.
Funny thing is, Americans aren’t looking for a miracle, they turn to religion and faith for that, not government. Americans want truth. Americans want answers. REAL answers. Not this bullshit that changes every 15 seconds. There’s no real information to go on and THAT is what causes panic ladies and gentlemen, fear. Fear of the unknown. And for some reason, politicians can’t take responsibility and say to the ones that voted for them, “Hey, we aren’t sure yet, we don’t know what is going on, we don’t want to give you false information, we know it’s bad, please don’t panic, these are the precautions you need to take to LIVE AND SURVIVE until we figure this out.”
But, moving on. I’ve been watching the news and people in my area. And this “every man for himself” thing is becoming worrisome. It reminded me of something my Mom told me about two different times in my life. And this will show just how much times changed between the two instances.
Here is the situation she presented to me and asked what I would do:
You and your neighbor both have six-month-old babies. You are very good friends. As long as you’ve lived next to each other you have always helped each other out. If she needs a bag of sugar, you give it to her. If you need a bottle of milk, she gives it to you. No tab is kept. No tally to keep things equal. Simply one friend and neighbor helping the other.
But then we hit hard economic times. Like now. And every bit of everything you have, YOU need. And yet, you can still figure out a way to make things stretch and work. Water down milk and juice, stretch meals with starches and beans, etc.
But, then both of your babies get sick. And this is where we find out what kind of people we really are.
You have a choice. You only have one can of formula, milk, whatever, to feed your sick baby. Your baby, just like your neighbor’s baby, needs the FULL can in order to get well. Your neighbor comes to you begging, crying for you to share. If you split it, both babies will get some food, but both will remain sick. If you keep it all for your own baby, your neighbor’s baby WILL die. You don’t have any more formula and you don’t know when you will be able to get more.
What do you do?
… … … …
The first time my mother asked me that it was in the mid to late 1990s. At THAT point, she said share it.
Fast forward to the second time it was presented to me in the mid 2010s, she said you keep it all for your own baby, because your family and your children come first.
Same woman. Two different times in the country. Two different times in life. Two very different answers.
And now, in these critical times, I can almost guarantee you that the majority of people in this country would let their neighbor’s baby die. They’d probably send a card or flowers after, attend the funeral service, all the while holding their baby. The attitude of the American public has changed. We are NOT the same country that we were during WWII when we willingly band together to sacrifice for the good of the nation, for the very survival of the nation. Now…we’re just people. We’re not Americans by ideal anymore, only by nationality and location.
Things are getting scary out there, folks. Death tolls are rising, doubling in a matter of days. Pleases. I implore you. Protect yourselves and your loved ones. This WILL protect others. You WILL be doing what is truly right. Every so often as a nation, we have to come together as a people, as a united front, in order to survive. This is not only needed now to protect our nation but to protect mankind. Overall, we are a good species, a contributing species. Yes, we can get carried away by the traits and desires that make us human. But at our core, we are good. Let’s try to act that way, shall we? Be kind to your neighbors. Call and check on friends and family. Maintain distance if you MUST go out in public. And for all that is holy, if you and another person go to pick up the last of an item on the grocery store shelf, give it to them. There IS MORE COMING. It would be so much nicer to hear about people arguing over tying to get each other to TAKE the item, rather than hear about people mauling each other FOR the item. Don’t treat people working like shit. You wouldn’t have your essential services and items if it wasn’t for them. Be appreciative of the front-line workers risking their lives to help you. They are doing the job you really wouldn’t want to do right now anyway, aren’t they? Thank your doctor. Thank your delivery people. Thank the cashier at the grocery store, your pharmacist, your homecare personnel. Thank friends and family for staying away. If you are one of the ones that is still able to work, be thankful you still have a paycheck.
Be kind. Be humble. Be thankful. There’s a lot to complain about. That inspires no one. That fixes nothing. Remember, it’s not about who’s to blame, it’s about who’s going to fix it. And right now, honestly, that is in OUR hands. So, be smart and be a fixer.
Thanks for reading! Stay safe, stay healthy and stay tuned!!!!!
So, I’m getting confused. I thought that only essential businesses were to remain open and all other non-essential businesses were to close down and cease any and all operation for 30 days from the time of the order.
Yet, my lawn guys came and mowed my lawn today.
Is that an essential business? I didn’t know that the height of my grass was of major concern or issue while people are dropping like flies all over the globe.
And yet, I find myself wondering if my lawn guy, who has been doing my lawn for at least three years now, is saying to hell with the order, this is my prime season start time and I need the money, my employees need the money.
Which leads me to my next question…is he automatically assuming that everyone has money right now to pay for lawn services? That would be a luxury I would eliminate if we didn’t have income coming in in this house. But to just assume…what happens to those who can’t pay, but you already mowed without calling or texting or verifying in any way that they would want the service in this time of crisis.
Is it just me or does that seem just a few degrees off cool? Like it’s not exactly shady, but it’s not exactly proper business practices either, right?
I don’t know. Seems like everyone is making their own rules right now. It’s scary but, at the same time, it makes me chuckle. I may or may not get some flak for saying this but Americans really do tend to think they are all special individuals. It seems like nobody wants to REALLY be part of a real team and work toward a common goal knowing full well you don’t get any individual personal recognition or special treatment. Somehow Americans, and yes, it’s more the younger gens than the older, seem to feel that they are all special and that each one is an island to themselves. Honestly, it just gets frustrating. I think there is a line, fine as it may be, between every person out for themselves and actual capitalism.
So, in the last week we have determined that there are still no signs of the end of days, no zombies except for the crack on crack chick from the other night, and apparently EVERYBODY in the whole damn metro area is an essential worker and so important to the economy that they cannot possibly stay home and minimize exposure and spread of this infection.
As of today, we start week two. People do seem to be getting a little more, shall we say, tense, just in general. It also seems like people are losing the fear factor which is odd because we haven’t even hit the peak of the infection spread according to the experts. Oh, these silly people who think nothing bad will ever happen to them.
Is this a natural example of survival of the fittest???? If you are smart and do what you are supposed to you and your loved ones have a shot, but if you aren’t and you don’t take precautions, you and your loved ones may drop like flies getting sprayed with Raid.
Not a fun thought. I prefer to stay home and healthy. But I’m still struggling with this whole impediment of my civil liberties. But I guess that’s a gray area.
Anyways peeps, off to bed.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more lockdown life!
Okay, so today was the first day I actually left my house since the stay in place order was issued. I finally had no option but to go to the grocery store to finally get the items that were not available at the non-panic panic shopping trip I made. I made a normal grocery shopping trip during everyone else’s panic shopping, horrible choice but necessary nonetheless.
Today, once again, it was necessary. I’ve been without eggs for two weeks so, really, I had no choice. So, outward into the unknown wild I went. And ya know what, other than people seeming to be in a little more of a bad mood than usual, things seemed pretty normal. Most of the shelves were fully stocked, people didn’t really seem touchy about the whole stay six feet away from each other thing yet they didn’t seem overly concerned about enforcing that space around themselves either. There were signs on the floor at the checkout showing where you could stand to be a safe distance from the person in front and behind you but other than that, it’s really up to you to maintain that six feet.
Also, apparently the city doesn’t much care if you are out and about. So, I guess this is an “on your honor” kind of thing, counting on the fact that MOST will comply, but knowing that not ALL will. This, in theory, will at least contain and slow the spread of the virus.
Okay. If THEY say so.
Honestly, I don’t really leave my house much anyways since I do all this work from home anyways. Still, I must admit there was an eerie feeling walking out of my house and getting into my car. It felt like I was walking out into the real unknown, like somehow the world had changed. It looks the same, sounds the same, smells the same. But it almost feels like a non-deserted ghost town. I know that sounds strange, but that’s the best way to describe it. I walk outside and I don’t see anybody. I go to the store and I see people, but no one seems to acknowledge anyone else. It’s like we know that there is life going on, but we almost don’t see it or don’t acknowledge it. Even if it’s right in front of our eyes.
It just feels like a different world out there right now. And I gotta be honest, it’s creeping me out.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned!!!
Okay, so apparently, everyone in my metro area deems themselves “essential workers”. Nobody is staying home. The morning traffic heading North into the major downtown area, the heart of the metro, where all the courts are, municipal buildings, tall non-city office buildings…all these people are still going to work. And the city construction workers, NOT the INDEPENDENT construction workers, the CITY ones are out there every day working on the highway that nobody is supposed to be on and they are NOT practicing social distancing.
Now, you may be wondering how I know all this, seeing as how I am at home, giving up my civil liberties…
I know someone who has a special permission slip from the Government allowing them to go to work because the company they work for makes what is deemed “an essential product”, a hand sanitizer. The company has permission to remain open but on a skeleton crew. They are very limited on what they are allowed to be doing right now. However, this person happens to be driving into the local office every day. Daily I ask this person various questions about what they see and hear while outside their home for work. I trust this person very much that I am getting the truth about what they see.
Also, I watch the news.
Now that we have all of that settled. SOMETHING CRAZY DID happen right in front of my house last night. I don’t know if the people across the street are hunkered down in their house just getting stoned out of their minds on whatever they can get their hands on or if they just pick the wrong people to have in their lives or if it’s a combination of many things BUT…
Last night, around 2:30am, some crazy chick is screaming outside my house in the street. She wasn’t screaming out for help or anything like that. This chick was about to have a total smackdown with someone, all yelling “oh no he didn’t, I’ll kill his ass!” and stuff like that. WHAT??? What the hell did this guy do that makes this chick think he needs to DIE???? Next thing ya know, two police cruisers and one police SUV are parked in front of my driveway. SMH. I tell ya, this isn’t the first time she’s come running out of that house yelling some crazy stuff. Last time it was her dressed in her dirtiest laundry with what looked like three-week dirty hair pulled back with a spa headband (like a workout headband) and barefoot, screaming and hollering at some little red Honda driving off, then screaming at nobody as she walked back into the house.
Being who I am I’ve done a little online research on that house. It’s amazing what you can find out about people online for free. And I can tell you, THAT is a troubled house. There’s some real off stuff going on over there…and I’m not just being like a Mrs. Kravitz over here (“Abner! Abner!”) Yeah…no. This house has a couple messed up residents. Unfortunately, the rest of the neighbors are usually asleep when all the juicy stuff like this happens and they don’t seem to have a lot of daytime activity over there across the street, so I highly doubt that the rest of the neighbors around here really know what’s going on over there. Besides, I also doubt they took any kind of time to look anything or anyone up.
Now, I don’t know how long they lock themselves up in that house on a normal basis, but I’m home all the time, all day and all night, every day, every night. And my living room window is pretty much a straight shot to their driveway. So, I would see if they leave or have company…both are a rarity. So, I don’t know if being confined to the house is getting to them or if because of the stay at home order their dealer won’t let them re-up (because, full transparency, this chick looks like crack on crack, any skinnier and paler and she’d be death warmed over, just sayin’, I’ve seen some shit in my day okay?) or if it’s the stress and panic getting to them or what…but shit definitely came to a head last night. Luckily, no one died. Personally, I don’t think us women should be allowed to make such decisions (life and death) under such high stress circumstances…such as a crazy, drugged-out rage. Just my opinion. I mean, what if all dude did was leave his dirty socks in the living room or left the cap off the toothpaste? Does a man deserve to DIE for either of those offenses? (Maybe that guy DID need a hardhat after all! Have you purchased yours?) I mean, we ARE still living in civilization amongst fairly civilized people, are we not? I’m starting to wonder myself.
Anywho, there WAS a pretty nice thunderstorm last night. Not really part of the end of days or anything, but I suppose if you wanted to twist things to fit a theory anything’s possible. I personally enjoy thunderstorms. I sleep very well during them. And things just seem cleaner and more appealing after a storm. I don’t know, it’s just refreshing and nice.
Still no zombies, well, unless the cracked-out chick across the street counts. But even then, that’s not like they’re walking down the street in droves. And I promise the stuff I heard pelting my house last night was just acorns and big fat raindrops, maybe a few little twigs from trees. Not the sky falling in little pieces. Rain does NOT count as the sky itself falling. I’m not gonna go into the science behind rain, but it’s not THE SKY.
So, sit back, relax, continue watching all the epidemic movies the cable companies have chosen to flood the programming with. (Like that’s gonna keep panic down, people are watching these movies as a video version of a how-to manual from crying out loud. It’s Hollywood people, even if they are close to getting it right, they MAKE UP the ending so, it’s not like you can count on that to be accurate anyways.)
So, all is still well here in the heartland of Crazy Town aka USA. Hopefully, the chick across the street doesn’t invite friends over for the weekend.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned!
I’d love to be able to tell you that some crazy shit popped off today in front of my house or that I witnessed a WWF smackdown at the grocery store while shopping for the ever-elusive toilet paper, but honestly, I just can’t. I know everyone wants to hear that this lockdown, which is really a stay in place order, is ruining our way of life. I personally, don’t agree with it, but hey, nobody in the Government, the CDC, the WHO, the Task Force they got running this shitshow or anyone else in charge called me up and said “Hey, as an average middle class American, what do YOU think? Since ya know, this shit is going to screw you, not me? I’m part of the 1% that runs this country and owns half its wealth…I’m not gonna suffer no matter what we do. So, what do you think, oh low class constituent of mine?”
So, again, as I have told you before, life is going on. I mean, sure I haven’t ACTUALLY left my house since SUNDAY. And no one in my neighborhood is coming outside really, and I must tell you, I definitely have some of those neighbors that like to work on their yards and stuff constantly. But no. They are staying inside, perhaps in their bomb shelters huddled up against mounds of paper towels. (To you west coasters, basements and cellars aren’t illegal here, we love that shit, we require that shit because of Tornado Alley. But I’m not talking smack against the west coast. I lived in SoCal for four years. A mile from the beach. So, don’t hate.) East coast, I don’t know what y’all’s rules are concerning basements with the hurricanes and all.
But still, I will get half serious for about two seconds and admit that the number of cases and death toll in my state is climbing every day. So OBVIOUSLY what we are doing…isn’t working. So, I can only assume it’ll get worse before it gets better. And I’m not just talking about the virus. I’m talking about what the government will do since what they’ve done have basically been as effective as an elevator in an outhouse. Aw damn, and that’s where the seriousness stops, I guess. I’m sorry, I just can’t help but laugh when I picture an elevator in an outhouse. If you’re straight city folk I just don’t know that you’ll find that as funny as I do. But go for it! Live a little! In your house though. Don’t go out anywhere.
And for my older readers, if y’all are out there…you’ll feel me on this. There’s an old song by The Kington Trio called The Tijuana Jail. In a strange way, I feel like being captive in my house is a little like that song. You go out to have fun and the next thing you know you can’t leave. And there’s no one to help you so you’re just stuck. And in the jail, they get essential services just like we get now. Just a thought. And if you think bringing up that song shows my age, it doesn’t necessarily. It shows my Dad’s age more than mine. But I don’t mind. I love that song. Millennials will think it’s too old and really young people will think it’s dumb, but I think it’s great and I really think it’s a good analogy for my current situation…except I have technology. Thank goodness. But those guys can’t post bail to get out and there’s nothing they can do about it and here I am stuck in my house (talk about a violation of civil liberties) and there’s nothing I can do about it. Same boat, different water. (P.S. If you can’t see the parallel, open your mind a little more, no offense.)
So, here I am, in my midwestern home of a semi-jail. It’s like jail with work-release, better living conditions and way better food. Better company too. And pets. Okay so it’s a country club compared to actual jail but come on, when you get to come and go anywhere you want anytime you please and then you’re told you can’t for 30 days, believe me, that feels like unwarranted punishment. And from the buzz I hear, there’s a lot of uproar about the shutdown of the economy around here. I know we’re a metro area, but in truth, we’re actually kinda small town. So, we need our people to be able to work, kids go to school, etc. All of them. If this isn’t working, why continue?
Ugh, I’m finished trying to make sense out of nonsense. Government intelligence. Such a joke.
However, I DID notice the sky looks awful black tonight…is that a sign? Should we all get our hardhats and flashlights? If you have a miner’s hat, you are rockin’ it dude because you already got the flashlight on the hardhat!!!! You are already WINNING!
Another small but weird thing that happened today…now I can’t say if this is virus related or end of days related or anything like that BUT, I did see one of my cats staring at an ant on the breakfast table that had only two body parts and was writhing around. It was just one ant, a lone soldier out on patrol. But how did he become deformed???? Was it my cat playing with it? Or did he get in here that way and my cat was staring at it because he knew the ant wasn’t normal and was like “nah, I ain’t gonna touch that thing.”??? Did the ant get infected by this virus? Maybe if the ant had gotten ahold of some toilet paper or paper towel scraps, he might have made it. His squirming did seem inhumane to me. So, I took it upon myself to give him a soldier’s death and burial at sea…in my toilet. Oh, come on! He’s not an American soldier for crying out loud! I told you yesterday I hate bugs. (Here’s my rule on bugs and outdoor vermin and such: If I’m outside and I come across them, fine, I walk away, that’s their territory, their home. But if they choose to come in my house that means they are suicidal and will meet with certain death. Inside my territory, outside their territory. Very simple.)
I suppose that’s all for tonight. I suspect it’s safe to take your miner’s hat off, you probably don’t have to sleep in that. But I’d watch out for weird, awkward, deformed ants if I were you. If it’s a bug or insect and a cat won’t play with it, you KNOW something is wrong with it.
Thanks for reading and goodnight to all!!!!
Well, I thought today would be uneventful, but I was wrong. Just one hour and thirty-one minutes after the lockdown went into effect in my city, pink neon lights appeared outside my living room windows. They were only there but a minute. The cop cruisers and emergency vehicles around here have the standard red and blues. AND, neons on civilian vehicles are illegal here…soooo…WHAT were these pink neon lights that came and went so abruptly?
Do zombies radiate a pink glow? Is it aliens coming to attack us at our weakest, most ignorant moment? Oh wait, wait, serious question, totally serious, totally serious…is toilet paper or paper towel material known to glow a hot neon pink when it is used as a shield against a virus???? (This could explain why everyone felt the need to buy so much, they had knowledge others didn’t. Uh-huh, ever think of that?)
On another note…are infected young people glowing hot pink? Do we know if they get an aura about them as if they were radiating the virus in living color (see what I did there? Only us Gen Xers really know what I did there…hello my peeps!)?
So, other than this hot pink glow outside my window that lasted for all of fifteen seconds or so, apparently, life is pretty much business as usual out here. I guess there are a lot of people out here still able to work, thankfully. The economy is gonna need every bit of it.
Still, the pink glow haunts my mind. First of all, I hate pink. Second, to see something so odd through the blinds and not get a chance to verify the source is just about enough to make any detail-oriented person insane.
Oooooh ooooh ooh, what if it’s radiated zombies infected with the virus carrying around hoards of toilet paper and paper towels tee-peeing houses in hopes of preventing the aliens from coming to our planet and taking over our world?
The good news is yet again it was blue skies, normal sun, normal moon, no swarming insects. So, so far, I guess no Seals have been opened to initiate the end of the world. I haven’t personally seen any living dead walking around asking for food, toilet paper or spare change. Not that I would necessarily deny the request. It would depend on if they wanted to eat my brains or rip off my limbs or something like that. I mean, if they just wanted a cup of sugar, hey, that’s no problem. Just don’t leave any body parts or nasty ooze on my porch okay? And you can keep the cup.
I also haven’t noticed any weird or unusual behavior in my animals or in the neighborhood thus far. I’m not saying it won’t happen, just sayin’ it hasn’t happened yet. But I’m relatively certain I’m not the only one that saw “the pink glow” last night. Maybe there IS a mystery playing out among us. A conspiracy perhaps? Noooooo. That would never happen. Not in America. Or would it?
Stay tuned for more sarcasm describing the happenings of a day in the life of a midwestern lockdown.
P.S. Did you get your hardhat ordered? Ya know, if the sky DOES in fact start falling in pieces, we don’t really know if that shit is gonna hurt or not. But think of it this way…if someone drops a penny off of the top of the Empire State Building and it hits someone in the head, it could possibly kill them. So…what will a piece of sky do to your noggin, huh? Just a thought.
Okay, so less than 12 hours until lockdown goes into effect. Still no zombies. The sun hasn’t turned black like sackcloth, the sky isn’t falling in little pieces and the moon wasn’t like blood last night. SO, I think we’re okay as far as today goes for the chances of a zombie apocalypse or the end of the world. But, don’t get too comfortable locked in your homes. Things could change at any moment.
Now, I haven’t left my house today as it’s the last day before the lockdown and I assume every single person in the metro area is buzzing around trying to stockpile their bomb shelter. Honestly, I don’t want to get out amongst THAT madness. The other night at the grocery store was enough.
I will tell you that in my area, cable networking is planning to start running Christmas movies again to “help build hope and spirit” in the community in these dark times. Ummmm…didn’t we just get over Christmas? I mean, around here people are putting Christmas decorations back out in order to raise morale. Excuse me??? Apparently, their decorations don’t require 2 weeks of constant work like mine do. Seriously, at the holidays, it looks like Christmas puked all over my house. I just got it all taken down, organized and put away at the start of February. I am not getting all this stuff back out. And Christmas movies?? Really? Again…have we heard from the CDC or WHO that this virus is afraid or combatted by Christmas???
And here’s another thought. This virus was first known about by our government in November. The first case in the US was in January. Soooooo, wouldn’t logic lead us to believe that the aforementioned Christmas decorations might be contaminated and therefore should we not leave them stored away? Just a thought... It’s how my mind works. Christmas is sandwiched between November and January so contamination is definitely a possibility.
I think I’ll leave my Christmas décor in the attic for now, thank you very much.
Plus, and this cracks me up, I am seeing a lot of NEW commercials for new services to help through the lockdown, new sales to make spending easier, new products, etc. Now, according to the reactions of my local public, nobody plans on going anywhere, let alone to go out shopping for things that ARE NOT necessities. And while people are losing jobs and income and are being told they can’t go to work, and not everyone who is told they can’t work is getting paid mind you, these corporations like Sprint actually think NOW is the time that people are going to go buy that new $700 phone they DIDN’T buy last month when they knew they had income. Now that everything is up the air, NOW people will surely go spend frivolously and recklessly because you know, they have no income and of course, nobody has house payments or utilities to pay, no one has kids, no one has debt. Everyone is just sitting at home with no income coming in, all this overhead going out, and they are thinking “ya know, NOW is the time to buy a bunch of shit I can’t afford, let me get online and shop til I drop.”.
Yeeaaahhh, I don’t think that’s happening.
I’m still trying to sift through all the BS to find the logic in all of this. I’m still struggling. But, my good friends, don’t you worry. There IS a silver lining in all things bad, all things negative and we WILL find it. But, it’s definitely not the ease of buying a new $700 cell phone online (which honestly confuses me because you have been able to buy phones from the carriers online for years, and start new service, continue current contracts, etc., yet they are making it seem like this is all brand new because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Is it me or is that just messed up to use a global crisis to lie to your customers about services that already existed to try to generate more business during a failing economy?).
So, let’s recap…
No zombies. That’s a good thing. (Hey! Silver lining!!!!)
No skies falling. Always a plus. Might want to invest in a hardhat just in case though.
No blood moon in those skies. Could look cool…but if you’re a believer, Revelations says NO.
No sun black as like sackcloth. This is also a plus. I don’t think a black sun is a particularly good sign at any point. It just seems like it would be bad all around, no matter what your faith is, yeah?
No military police or presence. There aren’t MPs on street corners making sure we stay in our houses. We aren’t be guarded and threatened with military assault weapons to get inside and stay there. (This is definitely a plus. If you think a military state would be better, just remember that in those conditions, you need permission from the government or military to get your mail, go sit on your porch, make a phone call, grill in your backyard, let alone leave your property. So, think about that.)
No swarms of locusts or bees or whatever insect you think is going to bombard the earth at the end of days. Thank goodness because I hate bugs and I am allergic to all insect bites, no matter what they are. That’s a super plus plus in my book!
No food in grocery stores. This will change within a week or so. They have to have time to restock and these crazy people have to finish getting their 75 rolls of toilet paper and paper towels to wrap up in first. Once they get done shopping, then the regular normal people can shop and all will be right in the grocery store once again. So please, don’t fret.
The cable company (and some of its viewers) think Christmas will combat this virus. I wish them good luck with that.
IF you want to waste what little income you have right now Sprint has made it to where you can do everything that you can do in the store, online. (Not sure this is altogether new but…there ya go, go buy that $700 phone and not use it because you can’t afford the monthly bill anymore. At least you can look at the phone!!!)
So…that’s where we’re at here in the heartland, the Midwest. Don’t lecture me about Texas being the heartland of this country, look at a freaking map. WE are the center. WE are the heartland. The flatlanders, as I call us. So, here in the flatlands, that’s the life we are living right now. Honestly, it’s not so different from any other day right now. I’m anxious to see how it changes over the next week or so.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned!
P.S. Might want to order that hardhat online, expedited shipping…just in case.
Well, these are the last two days before my state goes on lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. My state, along with several others (if not all by now), will be on what is being referred to as a STAY IN PLACE ORDER for 30 days. We will be allowed to leave our homes to get food and groceries, medical appointments, medical treatment and to fill prescriptions. We are going on restriction basically, only leaving the house for the bare essentials of life. Certain places and businesses are to remain open with all other non-essential locations and businesses ordered closed down. This goes into effect at 12:01am on Tuesday morning.
So, basically, other than “essential services” our government has decided to try to starve out this virus by containing us in our homes in the unrealistic hope that it will just go away or disappear. I know they say they are trying to stagger infection so the medical field isn’t overwhelmed. I don’t completely buy that. But hey, nobody called and asked for my opinion on the reaction to the crisis among us. However, I feel it’s not only my right but my duty to question my government as an American citizen. SO, I do.
But, while we are all stuck at home, giving up our civil liberties yet again for the illusion of safety, I figured why not take this opportunity and do a lockdown blog. I think it fits right in with the website, seeing as how what is going on in this country is horrific on many levels. So, instead of just reviewing movies and comics and books, I’m going to chronicle, day by day, the lunacy of this country as everyone runs around acting as though Judgement Day is upon us or it REALLY IS a zombie apocalypse.
So far, no falling skies, no blood moons and absolutely NO ZOMBIES. But, it’s early. If I see any zombie or end of days type of activity, I will be sure to let you all know.
Right now, people are hoarding toilet paper and paper towels, two things I don’t find essential to human existence and yet those were the first things to go. I guess we have forgotten that neither have always existed and the human race used other things prior to those two items being invented. Can people not wash hand towels anymore? Am I the only one that still uses dishtowels in my kitchen? I guess people are what, going to drape their house in toilet paper and paper towels and pray they don’t get infected by this virus? Have we gotten ANY confirmation from the CDC or the WHO that this particular virus is afraid of toilet paper and paper towels? Why not buy food??? Are you planning to eat your 75 rolls of toilet paper and paper towels? FYI- You can’t live on toilet paper and paper towels.
That was at the very beginning. Now everyone is panic shopping like they are stocking a bomb shelter and are going to have to go underground for a year to avoid radiation contamination. Grocery stores are out of all meats, cheese, butter, eggs, canned meats, baking goods like sugar, lunch meats, hot dogs…everything. You would think we weren’t going to be able to leave our homes for a decade!!!
Yes, this is the first time in the history of our nation we have done something this extreme. The only reason it has had to go this far is because, unlike during WWII, a lot of Americans have decided they are invincible and don’t need to take precautions against getting sick. The government has specifically named and called out millennials and gen Z kids, saying ages 13-25 are the biggest spreaders of this virus and they are also the ones doing the least to protect themselves and anybody else. If people had just followed the directives of the government nobody would be on lockdown. Yet, here we are.
So, while I am being stripped of my civil liberties and inalienable rights because some jackholes decided they didn’t need to wash their hands, I’m going to be homebound and blogging daily to let my readers know the state of things as we progress through what is now set at a 30-day lockdown.
While I have mentioned a few somewhat political things, the purpose of this blog is NOT to open a political forum or a whiner’s website. I think people are seriously losing control of themselves due to panic because of lack of accurate information. This is NOT a virus update blog. I will not be posting the latest news, statistics or information. This blog is for people to sit back and be on the outside looking in rather than on the inside in the thick of it. This experience is going to be different for everyone. This blog will be how it is for me.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for my personal spin on the madness afoot.