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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 month ago) link

still able to walk the park next door

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

ive been cooking up a storm

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

KIP?

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

caught up on movies

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

Key Management For Internet Protocols/

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

fuckin hell really am not spending much money AT ALL

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

oh the airbnb thing, that could get interesting

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

.....nothing, lads?

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

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

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

glad to hear it!

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

... never had the time before!

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

seven gigs of graphic novels on my tablet

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

good to hear recovery going well

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

:)

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

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

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

KIP? Knowledge is Power?

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

Air quality in London is so much better right now.

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

working from home means that I could have a nap on my lunch hour to help with my hangover today.

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Monday, 11 May 2020 20:58 (two weeks ago) link

that is a golden gift from the spirit upstairs that should not be underestimated

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 11 May 2020 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

Probably a good thing that I'm thinking "I need a haircut" for the first time in about 15 years. The fact that I'm beginning to look like Gavin McLeod is not so good.

Nah, it'll have to go before it strays any deeper into Michael D. Higgins territory

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 09:58 (two weeks ago) link

I'm straying deep into mullet territory

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:41 (two weeks ago) link

I feel relief because for the first time in my life I truly do not care what my hair looks like. Is it sticking up? No? I'm good.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:46 (two weeks ago) link

The excess fluff irritates me, but I'm rolling with it

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:50 (two weeks ago) link

i went from a neat pixie cut to looking like my dad in 1978
oh well! if it burns someone's eyes out, i fake-apologize in advance

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 13:53 (two weeks ago) link

I've had the exact same Dana Scully haircut for the past fifteen years, so quarantine is forcing me to switch things up, which is probably a good thing. I might just not cut it until the pandemic is over, and then I'll finally know what it's like to have long hair.

The fillyjonk who believed in pandemics (Lily Dale), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:31 (two weeks ago) link

Finally obtaining a set of hair clippers has changed my life for the better.

Given we're going to be able to sit in the park before too long, are there any decent foldable chairs out there that are better than dad-chairs/camping chairs but more portable than standard deckchairs?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

These are a pretty classic staple
https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/gunde-folding-chair-black-00217797/

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:49 (two weeks ago) link

this is wonderful
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T65d1a574-I

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 16:35 (two weeks ago) link

I've cut my own hair since I was in high school. It used to be tricky back when I had hair. Now, being entirely bald on top with the sides and back cut very short means I can cut my hair quickly and easily using electric clippers. I did so yesterday. Feels good. Trimmed the beard short, too.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 12 May 2020 18:08 (two weeks ago) link

"sorry we are clothed" on all the strip clubs' marquees still p funny

lumen (esby), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:05 (two weeks ago) link

my original plan was to grow my beard until the end of quarantine but I thought it was only gonna be a few weeks lmao

gonna grow my hair out just to see what kind of look I can accomplish. I've had it Italian Race Car Driver long but not Andrew W.K. long. luckily I've still kept it all at 34 but who knows what the future holds???

frogbs, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

my hair is as long as its been since I was 18, which was 18 years ago. I got a haircut right under the wire as well, Friday March 13th, my barber's last day open was the next day.

the province is going to allow them to open back up in about a week tho and I'll get in for a haircut if I can, mainly to support the business. I've been with my barber for about 6 or 7 years, following him when he left his old job and opened his new place. really the only local business I am in anyway loyal too or care about (well i care about the resto my gf works at cause I like her having a job)

COVID and the Gang (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:16 (two weeks ago) link

My utterly beloved stylist sold her salon and was going to have a chair in a place nearer to my home but instead she and her partner are moving to Chicago and I'll never see her again ;_______;

silby, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:19 (two weeks ago) link

*taps the sign*

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:24 (two weeks ago) link

ok ok staying posi: I've been sitting on the deck in the sun a lot

silby, Wednesday, 13 May 2020 17:31 (two weeks ago) link

I was enjoying my thickening beard until a friend asked me if I was trying to look like Scott Ian.

Was like, bitch I have HAIR

genital giant (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 18:48 (two weeks ago) link

Went for a scooter ride in view of the Shawangunk Mountains.
Restocked wine & cocktail makings via curb-side pickup and asked the person in the store, who I kind of know from being a chatty repeat customer, to pick out some surprises for me to make up a case (for the discount). Looking forward to trying those.
Boyfriend hasn't made any income in like 8 weeks but his unemployment case seems to be inching forward, which will be a big relief. We've had serious conflict/resentment about his anxiety and my possibly overly blithe insistence that we're incredibly lucky and he should relax. He's watched his business tank and no idea if it will come back after. Otoh we are able to stock up on wine and ride scooters so I really don't want to hear about it.
I did a brief training to work as a dispatcher for a local mutual aid effort. First shift on Monday.
After tonight it should be warm enough going forward to move the tomatoes outside permanently.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:18 (two weeks ago) link

dad is almost back to being his old self and not needing my help. bittersweet, as I've enjoyed the time, but i'm also looking forward to a little "me" time.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 13 May 2020 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

A bunch of people, including me, helped save our favorite bar: https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/continuing-coverage/coronavirus/local-coronavirus-news/community-raises-25-000-to-save-the-side-quest-bar-in-lakewood

(NB I am currently the reigning champion in annual Star Wars trivia and Steven Spielberg trivia at this place.)

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 14:48 (one week ago) link

Hey cool! My gf lives around the corner from there. I'm glad it's going to make it.

brownie, Thursday, 14 May 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

The local queer community especially kicked in a lot -- it's really like a second home for a lot of LGBT+ people, and they have a no-tolerance policy towards bigotry. Something like 90% of their staff are queer, POC or otherwise marginalized.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 18:28 (one week ago) link

that’s the kind of good news story the world needs right now

karmic blowback for dissing pip and jane baker (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 14 May 2020 22:38 (one week ago) link

I’m dead 😂☠️ When I got back from the store all the goats had broken through the fence and were recking havoc on our street

This is the craziest thing to happen all quarantine 🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/Hc7XpuiBdT

— Zach Roelands (@zach_roelands) May 13, 2020


https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/about-200-goats-escape-roam-the-streets-of-east-san-jose/2289305

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 May 2020 22:52 (one week ago) link

An army of marauding goats could cause all sorts of mayhem - best stay indoors!

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Thursday, 14 May 2020 22:55 (one week ago) link

took advantage of Chase's deal to give me $300 just by opening a new checking account and having one direct deposit go in. already got the money and just have to keep the account open 6 months to avoid having it reversed.

eaaasy cash.

mom's first unemployment payment came in, so less pressure overall.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Friday, 15 May 2020 02:49 (one week ago) link

In orbit, it seems to be an indisputable fact of the pandemic that no two people will ever be freaking out to the same degree at the same time. For example, I have found no one who will join me in the the utter depths of my fears when I am at my worst. Perhaps you and your bf are balancing each other out.

KIP? The weather here is really nice and I’m spending a lot of time outside reading, while occasionally drinking a to-go cocktail from any number of local bars.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 15 May 2020 02:50 (one week ago) link

lads if the freakonomics guys get any encouragement from this it will not be a kip development

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 May 2020 11:43 (one week ago) link

First unemployment payment arrived, to much fanfare. There's still 8 weeks of back pay to wait for, but the first direct deposit resolved a lot of anxiety about getting it at all. Now it pretty much just flows from here, I think.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Sunday, 17 May 2020 14:16 (one week ago) link

mom also got her first, but in typical FL fashion, only federal, no state, no taxes withheld as requested, and no record of this payment in the Payment History. but....last night, we finally got confirmation that they received the "retroactive payment request" form that FL requires for people whose application is delayed, so..that's a positive development.

I gave my mom a few thousand dollars as sort of an "advance" on this so she doesn't have to stress about it.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 14:22 (one week ago) link

cos I've been drinking beer more and I don't have a beer glass at my folks place, ordered this monster

https://i.ibb.co/3FGV8Cs/97992583-10157593149732981-3331454532046553088-o.jpg

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 18:22 (one week ago) link

awes

spruce springclean (darraghmac), Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:15 (one week ago) link

vn

Nhex, Sunday, 17 May 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link

is that dishwasher safe

🤘🏻🤘🏻

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 17 May 2020 21:27 (one week ago) link

only the stainless steel part

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 21:40 (one week ago) link

also i m druink rin

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Sunday, 17 May 2020 21:40 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKf9aUIxdb4&feature=youtu.be

watching this is the best thing i've done since this pandemic started

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 21 May 2020 03:08 (six days ago) link

hmm try this to the youtube page i guess link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKf9aUIxdb4

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 21 May 2020 03:09 (six days ago) link

oh man, that was beautiful.

Nhex, Thursday, 21 May 2020 03:42 (six days ago) link

I have quibbles, but that was fun to watch

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:06 (six days ago) link

ow my brane

terminators of endearment (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 21 May 2020 04:15 (six days ago) link

yeah, those are great; instantly subscribing

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:37 (six days ago) link

fuuuuuuck

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Thursday, 21 May 2020 06:41 (six days ago) link

I don't normally do sudoku but yep that was great.

a slice of greater pastry (ledge), Thursday, 21 May 2020 07:47 (six days ago) link

TJ Dawe, playwright famous in Canada and on Fringe circuits, encouraged me to start writing comedy scripts today cos he thinks I'm funny.

I am now motivated to finish one of 100 scripts i left on page 2.

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:37 (yesterday) link


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