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go wide "emissions are way down!" or go personal "im catching up on a lot of movies"

but KIP

because nobody ever promised you there *wouldnt* be a major pandemic in your lifetime, chum. chin up.

steer calmer (darraghmac), Monday, 20 April 2020 23:59 (one year ago) link

still able to walk the park next door

steer calmer (darraghmac), Monday, 20 April 2020 23:59 (one year ago) link

working from home will have taken leaps and bounds forward and will have to be seen as a credible alternative to the problems of city rush hours and space pressures

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00 (one year ago) link

ive been cooking up a storm

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00 (one year ago) link

KIP?

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00 (one year ago) link

may actually have lost weight due to no snacking tbh

tom, ilx is a website

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

caught up on movies

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:01 (one year ago) link

Key Management For Internet Protocols/

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:02 (one year ago) link

actually installed- tip of cap to forks and the ilplex cru- plex and have organised a load of content for viewing across my devices

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:02 (one year ago) link

using good local shops like butchers, greengrocers, fishmongers and deli and enjoying it

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:03 (one year ago) link

talked to the wife, shes actually pretty reasonable in person, even six weeks in

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:03 (one year ago) link

general air of *waves hand* a country working together pretty well, pretty reasonably (apart from on twitter or wherever)

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:04 (one year ago) link

fuckin hell really am not spending much money AT ALL

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:05 (one year ago) link

oh the airbnb thing, that could get interesting

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:05 (one year ago) link

slack is good

better at KIP than ye lot anyways, ill tell the world

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:06 (one year ago) link

zoom beers and online poker are an acceptable substitute for pints for the time being

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:08 (one year ago) link

.....nothing, lads?

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:25 (one year ago) link

I did my positivity bit on the other thread, you missed it.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:26 (one year ago) link

But, basically, I'm thriving... pretty much.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:26 (one year ago) link

glad to hear it!

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:32 (one year ago) link

Tell you what I did do today, went through files of papers and correspondence and statements and whatnot going back years and binned a large percentage of it - should have done it long ago.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:33 (one year ago) link

... never had the time before!

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:34 (one year ago) link

god yes, adding to my to-do list

ive cleared up loads of hard-drive space and set up a network share

aim to tackle twenty years of digital photos next

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:36 (one year ago) link

seven gigs of graphic novels on my tablet

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:40 (one year ago) link

I was really sick but have recovered, I am so thankful for that. I haven’t ventured out of my house much yet, but I’ve been enjoying playing the piano, watching films and cooking.

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:46 (one year ago) link

good to hear recovery going well

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:49 (one year ago) link

ive been picking up the guitar a but more, im putting that in as a positive and if she wants to create a login to quibble it's a free country

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:50 (one year ago) link

:)

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:53 (one year ago) link

Theme song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4LtcagNWGk

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:00 (one year ago) link

KIP? Knowledge is Power?

Yerac, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:04 (one year ago) link

I assume it’s’ ‘keeping it positive’

I’m also enjoying the peace in my neighborhood. I live on a major tourist street and there has been none of the usual constant foot traffic. I’ve been really noticing the birdsong in the mornings and evenings

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:09 (one year ago) link

all the clothes i wasn't confident enough to wear in public, i have had the chance to wear them!

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:14 (one year ago) link

Gf was making shit money pre-COVID,wasn't getting good shifts and the restaurant was quiet so tips were way down. So her getting the CERB (covid benefit from Canadian government) after getting laid off hasnt actually resulted in a huge change in our income. We usually have very different work patterns and dont get to spend as much time together as we'd like, so we are enjoying having lots of time together as I work from home and she isnt working.covid hasnt even hit that badly here in any case.extremely lucky.

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:17 (one year ago) link

xp I can relate to that rushomancy, I cleaned out my closet two days ago, I am letting go of a lot of stuff but have really been enjoying wearing some of it

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:22 (one year ago) link

xp I do envy a little all of you who have shelter in place partners

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:27 (one year ago) link

Can't play basketball (tho I did at least discover a single janky public hoop 15 minutes from me that's still open) so been hiking more. Don't feel like driving 20 miles each way to Sedona trails every day so been searching out ones closer to me. Found quite a few! On one now that winds up these foothills. High enough vantage point to see snowy peaks in the distance, in addition to the red rocks which are even redder due to the settings sun.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:35 (one year ago) link

  • not having to talk to strangers
  • no small talk
  • no having to look people in the eye when talking to them
  • no hugs from strangers
  • no handshaking (seriously, why the hell do people grip the palm of someone they’ve only just met?)
  • can cross the street to avoid people without feeling rude
  • all the hot people are training in the local parks since all the gyms closed

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:41 (one year ago) link

“all the hot people are training in the local parks since all the gyms closed”

didn’t know this

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:52 (one year ago) link

Feeling a little sick today, hoping it’s just the usual sinus infection/head cold that I get every few months and I am overdue for. Been enjoying the time with my family, and doing my best to make sure we stay safe and fed. Living in Florida now means lots of outside time and exercise which has been great. Work has been amazing during this time- just so proactive and supportive and caring. Couldn’t ask for a better company to work for, in the best of times as well as in times like these.

epistantophus, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 02:00 (one year ago) link

I haven't had hair long enough to go to a barbers for, oh, 15 years... acually more than 15... so, though I haven't quite got enough yet to run fingers through and definitely not enough on top to ruffle, it's a pleasant experience. Also the colours, mostly silver bordering on white with some stubborn dark bits.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:15 (one year ago) link

spending more time at home has meant more attention to items of domestic comfort and organisation
15 hours a week commute back in my pocket
not spending *anything*
dreams seem weirdly vivid
getting Columbo villain length hair
paying more attention to cooking than i have normally had time for with consequently more enjoyable meals
more time for reading
morning coffee, lunch and post-work beer in the back yard in the sun
no work bantz
become more organised with work
starting at nine and finishing at five (generally anyway, have also found it's easy for work to bleed over if you've got a lot on, and having to do stuff with Australia and the states can mean early morning and evening calls)
peaceful neighbourhood, yes
no 4:30am Hong Kong flight into Heathrow

Fizzles, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:53 (one year ago) link

^ that last is not my commute, only the gentle sounds of jet engines over my house at that time each morning.

Fizzles, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:54 (one year ago) link

It looks like we are at the first peak here, so we will see the number of new cases and deaths drop for a little while

Microbes oft teem (wins), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:56 (one year ago) link

Cycling is great at the moment. Weather is perfect and roads are more or less free of traffic.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 08:58 (one year ago) link

About the peaceful neighbourhood thing, when I woke up this morning I realized the reason it's so quiet is I'm not hearing any sirens anymore - police or ambulance but, in my case, it's predominantly ambulance. Quiet, apart from the builders next door, of course.

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:00 (one year ago) link

Have been running between 5 and 10k three times a week having been a 3k at most previously.
Been exploring my locality which is kind of edgelandy central belt scotland so farms and woodland and quite pleasant in a way.
Yep, spending nothing.
Cooking lots of good meals aye.
Also work had been driving me up the wall and I'd been desperate for time away from it, had been *this* close to walking out a couple of times (work in a v busy and understaffed restaurant) so this deadly pandemic couldn't have come at a better time for me

or something, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:16 (one year ago) link

Air quality in London is so much better right now.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:16 (one year ago) link

General good litmus test of the strength of a relationship/marriage is if you can spend months locked up together in stressful circumstances and still get on well and it's comfortably passing that.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:18 (one year ago) link

Also yeah cooking, not spending money, getting enough sleep on the regular. Booze consumption down as well and only drinking really good stuff.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:20 (one year ago) link

More or less total control over how much of my physical self to show to the outside world, and even when I do briefly go out my face is hidden behind mask & shades

*allows self to fall into ever more shocking states of dragglement* THIS TOO IS A MIXED BLESSING

Microbes oft teem (wins), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:38 (one year ago) link

team clottz let’s get this

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 23 April 2021 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

Resisting the urge to start doing some Rasta cursing.

Bewlay Brothers & Sister Rrose (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 April 2021 21:09 (two weeks ago) link

lol, this is a daily struggle for me

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Friday, 23 April 2021 21:12 (two weeks ago) link

Got my 2nd Pfizer shot this afternoon! I've been feeling kind of anxious about the potential side effects, so crossing my fingers and hoping my best. (With the first one, I just felt tired and had a sore arm.)

jaymc, Friday, 23 April 2021 21:15 (two weeks ago) link

you'll be fine. but do your learned league now in case you get knocked down!

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Friday, 23 April 2021 21:18 (two weeks ago) link

Congrats jaymc!

I've got Moderna number two coming up next week.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 23 April 2021 21:22 (two weeks ago) link

Moderna #5

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 April 2021 02:11 (two weeks ago) link

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Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 24 April 2021 10:34 (two weeks ago) link

jump up and down
then move it all around

...then have a sit down because I have a very mild headache and slightly sore muscles (is fine - I've had heavy workweeks that have felt far worse)

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 24 April 2021 10:35 (two weeks ago) link

2nd Pfizer shot this morning from Walgreens (cancelled a long-booked CVS appointment that was miles away after Walgreens added a load more local appointments yesterday). As with the first one, didn't feel a thing except a bit pleasantly light-headed afterwards. Love it.

Alba, Saturday, 24 April 2021 18:01 (two weeks ago) link

2 weeks past my second helping of pfizer (slept for a day but no other side effects). yay temporary immunity, etc.

the posi slightly negged by, like, the world, and the unfair distribution of vaccines, and those bright sparks who have the opportunity to get vaccinated but instead bravely stand their ground against the so-called "experts" of so-called "public health" and "medical science" and "not being a fuckstick"*, thereby ensuring an endless slog through more of this godforsaken

okay i'm just gonna go ahead and tap the sign for myself right quick.

i am currently immune to the novel coronavirus. this is a positive development for me and for the people around me.

* who would be the experts on not being a fuckstick, i think maybe mr. rogers and dolly parton and perhaps buddha. jesus is out, he cursed a tree that one time. trees are lovely. how could anyone curse a tree.

cat, Sunday, 25 April 2021 03:45 (two weeks ago) link

jesus is out, he cursed a tree that one time. trees are lovely. how could anyone curse a tree.

To be fair, you can kind of understand why that guy might have had a complicated relationship with trees. Given how he died, and all.

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:31 (two weeks ago) link

Also his profession! Trees, Jesus, treesus. A fraught relationship.

Jurassic parkour (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 25 April 2021 11:33 (two weeks ago) link

Jeeship

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 April 2021 14:42 (two weeks ago) link

As with the first one, didn't feel a thing except a bit pleasantly light-headed afterwards. Love it.


This still KIP as it’s not an altogether unpleasant feeling, but I spoke too soon here as I was whacked with tiredness yesterday evening as if I’d taken a sleeping pill and the same again this afternoon. 💤

Alba, Sunday, 25 April 2021 18:13 (two weeks ago) link

Went to a party outdoors yesterday. Loud music. New people. Sorta even flirted with someone. It was great!

lukas, Sunday, 25 April 2021 18:16 (two weeks ago) link

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Sunday, 25 April 2021 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

that is The Good Stuff

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 25 April 2021 21:48 (two weeks ago) link

I'm two weeks out from my second Pfizer shot, and have started thinking about going to restaurants again. And maybe even bars, if DC ever opens up again. Lock up your grandpas....

Infanta Terrible (j.lu), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 01:34 (one week ago) link

Well, if they havent been vaccinated that is tbf the protocol

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Tuesday, 27 April 2021 07:58 (one week ago) link

got my second shot an hour ago! :D

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Friday, 30 April 2021 16:11 (one week ago) link

Ive been out to see our house (almost done thank you) then actually visited some friends for an evening of takeout and mario kart (with the nine year olds) and booze and music (without the nine year olds) and jesus i needed that and more of it yet

flagpost fucking (darraghmac), Saturday, 1 May 2021 00:07 (one week ago) link

2nd Pfizer this afternoon, got a sticker from the pharmacy folks and it landed me a free pint at the local

had 2nd pfizer last tuesday, felt rotten for several days but better now and, don't forget, INVULNERABLE

burnt hombre (stevie), Sunday, 2 May 2021 11:48 (one week ago) link

Pfizer #2 is in my arm

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Monday, 3 May 2021 16:49 (six days ago) link

Pfizer #1 had zero effect on me, but Pfizer #2 did a bit of a number on me. Woke up 12 hours later, shivering and feeling feverish. Note- I did not actually *have* a fever, but I certainly felt like I did, and I felt lousy all the next day (but was still able to power through work from home). Second day I just felt a little hung over, had a little Bourbon in the evening and felt right as rain thereafter.

epistantophus, Monday, 3 May 2021 17:01 (six days ago) link

The lesson here is that Bourbon makes things better.

Frumious Cumberbatch (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 3 May 2021 17:12 (six days ago) link

Not sure why I dallied until day 2 before going for the obvious solution!

epistantophus, Monday, 3 May 2021 17:19 (six days ago) link

we had a second family gathering on Saturday for my nieces bday, all vaxxed, w her boyfriend’s parents (also vaxxed) who are originally from aus & nz too :D

it was so fun to sit around a dinner table w ppl again

although in the flush of giddyness (and slight drunkeness) i agreed that night to do an indoor tap class (!) with a friend on monday (today) (!)

had to beg out this morning because i was like ahhh wtf did i agree to i dont want to be indoors w strangers yet D:

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 3 May 2021 17:49 (six days ago) link

Students at the university that is my employer will be required to get the covid vaccine to come to campus in the fall, which is nice. (No word on employees.) The same exemptions (religious/philosophical/medical) that apply to other vaccines required for students will be honored but it seems like this process is not simply a rubber stamped self-attestation.

Clara Lemlich stan account (silby), Monday, 3 May 2021 22:42 (six days ago) link

That's exactly the position for the university that employees me silby, down to the (as we've been told) serious vetting process for exemptions. Officially we just don't have word for employees, but unofficially the talk is that they are afraid of faculty pushback on requiring vaccinations for them. Tbh, it seems... unhelpful... to require it of students, but not faculty that are more likely to suffer more severe consequences (though, I suppose less likely to be transmission vectors).

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 3 May 2021 22:45 (six days ago) link

woke up around 2 am with weird joint aches and stomach cramps, took tylenol and that helped. Still feel a bit off today, but the side effects have been fairly mild overall.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Tuesday, 4 May 2021 16:37 (five days ago) link

*taps the Bourbon sign*

epistantophus, Tuesday, 4 May 2021 17:41 (five days ago) link

Has it been noted that the FDA has hinted approval for vaccine for those 12-15 could be as soon as next week?

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:37 (four days ago) link

A friend came over yesterday and we hung out on my couch.

lukas, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:44 (four days ago) link

Music may have been playing.

lukas, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 21:45 (four days ago) link

I had my first mask-free guitar lesson in over a year today.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 22:55 (four days ago) link

but you still masked the guitar right

Filibuster Poindexter (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 5 May 2021 23:11 (four days ago) link

I didn't wear a mask, but I did wear a KFC bucket.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 May 2021 23:28 (four days ago) link

I’m going to see my parents for the first time in nine months.

Van Halen dot Senate dot flashlight (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 6 May 2021 00:55 (three days ago) link

<3

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 6 May 2021 01:05 (three days ago) link

found out recently that a very very old friend of mine had bought a house like three blocks away from me so today we went on a 4 mile walk without masks and caught up and sat in her backyard and drank a beer with her and her husband and met her daughters and i barely even thought about covid the entire time and it fucking ruled

"MVP Love" (Clay), Thursday, 6 May 2021 05:35 (three days ago) link

uk (england?) has been down to single figure daily covid deaths in the last week

(although, yeah, some of that may be lumpy reporting, but 6 and 14 and 1...)

koogs, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:10 (three days ago) link

I just got back from Trader Joe's, where I eavesdropped on the lane nearest mine. There was a sweet couple (not even that old) checking out that literally had not stepped foot in a supermarket in over a year. They talked about being a little nervous, then mentioned what a relief it was to be vaccinated, even just while making smalltalk, and spoke very optimistically about how strange it will be to readjust to things as they returned to normal. Not "when" but "as." Actually brought a tear to my eye.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 May 2021 14:32 (three days ago) link

only five new cases in my county last week

Triumph of the Willa Cather (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 6 May 2021 15:26 (three days ago) link

found out recently that a very very old friend of mine had bought a house like three blocks away from me so today we went on a 4 mile walk without masks and caught up and sat in her backyard and drank a beer with her and her husband and met her daughters and i barely even thought about covid the entire time and it fucking ruled

― "MVP Love" (Clay),

feel this

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 6 May 2021 15:30 (three days ago) link

uk (england?) has been down to single figure daily covid deaths in the last week

(although, yeah, some of that may be lumpy reporting, but 6 and 14 and 1...)

― koogs, Thursday, May 6, 2021 10:10 AM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

you can remove the lumpiness (without taking fishy averages of small numbers) by looking at deaths by *date of death* (rather than date that the death was reported, which is what all the newspapers/tv are reporting).

i.e. look at the top set of data here, not the bottom https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/deaths. it's been single figures for a week.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 6 May 2021 16:39 (three days ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxm7Hu-IHJs

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 6 May 2021 18:46 (three days ago) link

Guys guys guys the vaccine clinic wasn’t just in the Science Museum it was THE OLD LAUNCH PAD! pic.twitter.com/wi5cnog6nJ

— Alice Bell (@alicebell) May 8, 2021

and thread...

koogs, Saturday, 8 May 2021 16:31 (yesterday) link

that gum commercial is... what's the german word for bleak, cynical, aspirant and horny? "Capitalism"?

Draymond is "Mr Dumpy" (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 8 May 2021 17:38 (yesterday) link


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