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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 (ten months ago) link

still able to walk the park next door

steer calmer (darraghmac), Monday, 20 April 2020 23:59 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

ive been cooking up a storm

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:00 (ten months ago) link

KIP?

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

caught up on movies

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:01 (ten months ago) link

Key Management For Internet Protocols/

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

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

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:03 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

fuckin hell really am not spending much money AT ALL

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:05 (ten months ago) link

oh the airbnb thing, that could get interesting

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:05 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

.....nothing, lads?

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:25 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

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

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

glad to hear it!

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:32 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

... never had the time before!

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

seven gigs of graphic novels on my tablet

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:40 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

good to hear recovery going well

steer calmer (darraghmac), Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:49 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

:)

Dan S, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 00:53 (ten months ago) link

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

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

KIP? Knowledge is Power?

Yerac, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 01:04 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

Air quality in London is so much better right now.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 21 April 2020 09:16 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months 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 (ten months ago) link

Totally spaced out too, but could be due to wearing three masks in the vaccination centre

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 19 February 2021 12:05 (two weeks ago) link

Passed my modest FEMA-adjacent Medical Reserve Corps certification (just the basic level, as required), which means I get to volunteer at points of local vaccine dispensing, as they increasingly pop up, which should in turn entitle me to my own shots. More importantly, though, is the (again, modest) qualification to volunteer and help out with future emergencies as well. There are other online emergency preparedness certifications I think I'll go for, too, like the CERT/Community Emergency Response Team. Good stuff to learn, kind of like getting an adult Eagle Scout.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:40 (two weeks ago) link

awesome news stevie!

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Friday, 19 February 2021 23:42 (two weeks ago) link

Yesterday I delivered a signed consent form for our daughter to get her second dose of Pfizer vax on Monday. She took the first dose a bit hard so we expect more reaction this time around. Still no question, doubt, or hesitation in our minds about whether this is a good thing for her. It is.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Friday, 19 February 2021 23:43 (two weeks ago) link

Was it the effect of the actual virus that did it, or something in the vaccine?

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 19 February 2021 23:45 (two weeks ago) link

Was it the effect of the actual virus that did it, or something in the vaccine?

Pfizer's neither a live-virus nor dead-virus vaccine. It uses mRNA to instruct the immune system how to create antibodies. Not many people react badly to the first shot, more do to the second one - I've heard about a quarter do. Stuff like headache, muscle aches, nausea, fatigue.

Our daughter is non-verbal and can't communicate about her health, but pain will often trigger her seizures. She had both vomiting and seizures a day and a half after her first shot. Both these are things she does intermittently anyway, but this was a rougher day than usual. Pegging it as a reaction to the vaccine is mostly guesswork, but almost everything about her care involves making guesses.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Friday, 19 February 2021 23:57 (two weeks ago) link

Wow. Good luck with dose two. How long do they have you wait in the office/place after administration?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 February 2021 00:37 (two weeks ago) link

She lives in a medical group home (she's 34 years old) and the second dose will be administered there. No transportation needed. She'll be closely observed for the requisite 15 minutes to catch any severe anaphylactic reaction, but she'll be monitored pretty frequently as a matter of routine. Her home has 24-hour staffing, with two or three staff around the clock for four residents (usually five, but one bed is currently unfilled due to a death). They are all very medically complex.

Getting her better protected from covid-19 will be a huge relief.

Compromise isn't a principle, it's a method (Aimless), Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:44 (two weeks ago) link

yay! me and the big kid have been booked in for a double jab sesh on thursday!

calzino, Monday, 22 February 2021 15:34 (one week ago) link

Mighty stuff

scampsite (darraghmac), Monday, 22 February 2021 15:34 (one week ago) link

fantastic news!

if you meh them, shut up (Neanderthal), Monday, 22 February 2021 15:35 (one week ago) link

I wasn't going to send him back to school until he's vaccinated despite him being young and healthy and statistically unlikely to get it bad, if he ends up in a hospital too much risk of DNR notice getting pinned to his bed. Some bloody disgraceful stealth eugenics going on in the NHS and not making the front pages.

calzino, Monday, 22 February 2021 15:42 (one week ago) link

but anyway keeping it pos, thanks!

calzino, Monday, 22 February 2021 15:44 (one week ago) link

my bro is getting his jab this week as he is celiac (auto-immune condition). so anyone in the uk who is a diagnosed wheat-dodger might want to look into this.

himpathy with the devil (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 20:29 (one week ago) link

^ artful wheat-dodgers were in the previous phase

this machine grills fajitas (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 20:31 (one week ago) link

Appt for jab #1 three weeks from tomorrow.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 21:43 (one week ago) link

nice

himpathy with the devil (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 24 February 2021 22:22 (one week ago) link

one advantage to gaining quarantine weight is that it looks like I will qualify for vaccination a month early, so don't ever let anyone tell you that getting fatter is bad

Hello Nice FBI Lady (DJP), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:02 (one week ago) link

Mazel tov

e-skate to the chapeau (darraghmac), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:02 (one week ago) link

My mother-in-law is getting her first jab tomorrow, which is great. Now to just get the other four parents an appointment and I'll breathe a lot easier.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 25 February 2021 16:06 (one week ago) link

i weigh 217 now. I weighed 135 pounds when I was like...24. stuff jiggles that never did before :/

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:14 (one week ago) link

lol yes I might quality for vax right now based on my BMI alone.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:22 (one week ago) link

I felt a bit of vaccine guilt earlier after I got into taxi from the health centre and the driver was telling me he is in his late 50's and still waiting for his. I lied and told him I have diabetes and was wishing I'd replied no when asked me if I had just been vaccinated, but I guess the big "Covid Vaccines This Entrance" might have been a giveaway. It's just there is no point explaining that you are a carer in the UK. To most folk it's just shorthand for idle benefit scrounging twat!

calzino, Thursday, 25 February 2021 19:45 (one week ago) link

my phone swipey keyboard doesn't know about 'covid', keeps correcting it to 'vivid', which is annoying but also pleasant

koogs, Monday, 1 March 2021 04:41 (five days ago) link

got the first shot yesterday, left arm is very sore but no other major side effects so far. once they opened appointments to people with underlying conditions, everything was very smooth - and this is new york we're talking about, so no mean feat there

having been on the kidney transplant list for the last year and dealing with all of that (unrelated to covid), actually being able to see the finish line, at least as far as my own susceptibility is concerned, gives me an immense sense of relief

the portentous pepper (govern yourself accordingly), Monday, 1 March 2021 10:17 (five days ago) link

Good luck with that, seems like such a scary scenario.

After weeks of frustrations (in Pennsylvania) my mom is finally getting her first shot on Wednesday (in Delaware). Coincidentally, my eligible daughter is getting her first shot on Wednesday, too, though for some reason they scheduled her second dose several hours before her first dose on the same day; we spent a couple of hours trying to clear things up, to no avail, which is I assume one reason places sometimes end up with extra doses. And as part of my local emergency medical corps training I'm now on some list, too, so things are looking up in my family.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 March 2021 20:58 (five days ago) link

both my parents now have had both their shots! BOOM

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:08 (five days ago) link

My dad got his second shot today, and my mom is getting her second one tomorrow. Thinking back to a year ago and how scared I was for my parents (and particularly my dad, who's in a lot of high-risk groups), this is such a huge relief, and despite all my frustration with the way the vaccine rollout is going, it's so amazing that this is even happening.

Also, Alaska (where I used to live and where I have a lot of extended family) is doing brilliantly with the vaccine and virtually everyone I know there has gotten it, which is very cool.

Lily Dale, Monday, 1 March 2021 21:22 (five days ago) link

That's great. My parents are having a terrible time getting appointments, I can sense their frustration.

My dad logs on a couple of times a day and has, on multiple occasions, found an open appointment within 15 minutes, unfortunately he lives about 25 minutes from the nearest place he can get one.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:24 (five days ago) link

My parents are also in PA and just got their first shots. Of course they had to drive to a Wegman's 2 hours away in Wilkes-Barre to get it but ok

rob, Monday, 1 March 2021 21:39 (five days ago) link

loving the shot updates folks, keep it comin'

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Monday, 1 March 2021 21:39 (five days ago) link

Dad, partner and her kid got first shots yday

e-skate to the chapeau (darraghmac), Monday, 1 March 2021 22:00 (five days ago) link

dad got his first two weeks ago; mom getting hers tomorrow; my wiiiiiiiife is now able to get one thanks to self-reporting her (real) asthma on the 'do u qualify?' form

I had mixed feelings about trying to get a boost on the waitlist for being primary caregiver to a disabled person. Ultimately I went ahead and checked the box.

Of course I would rather "my" dose goes to someone in greater need. But in all honesty I won't say no if I get an invitation.

chillin' like Emperor Maximilian (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 1 March 2021 22:42 (five days ago) link

I have a good friend, now vaccinated, that went so far as to speak to a literal medical ethicist, who encouraged her to get the vaccine when she had the opportunity. Remember, the goal is for everybody to be vaccinated, and the more people who are vaccinated the fewer people get sick, and the fewer people get sick, the fewer people spread to others.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 1 March 2021 22:45 (five days ago) link

I'm scheduled to get Pfizered or Moderna'd (the MDHS site is no help on which I'm getting) on the 18th but if the J&J vax becomes widely available in the next 2 weeks and I'm not taking anybody's spot, I'll jump at the chance to get it.

Motoroller Scampotron (WmC), Monday, 1 March 2021 22:57 (five days ago) link

And just like that, my mom told me that her and my stepdad are set for their first jabs Saturday morning. Glad to see things moving better already this month!

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 1 March 2021 23:17 (five days ago) link

Austin, TX now has a system in place where they'll release 4000 appointments for vaccines in the evening and anyone who qualifies can sign in and queue up for one. They are attempting to ramp this up to 4 days a week so long as there's enough vaccine supply available. So if you qualify for one and keep an eye on the Austin Public Health twitter feed between around 5 and 6 in the evening, you should be able to login when the appointments get released and you will have a very good chance of getting your vaccine the next day.

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 05:15 (three days ago) link

It was announced today that teachers in Seattle can now get vaccines. The decision is so new that none of the scheduling websites have been updated and I can't even start to look for an appointment yet, but yay! I can get vaccinated, hopefully this month!

Lily Dale, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 06:49 (three days ago) link

COVID creating lols

Somehow the Hand Sanitizer Cam at NBA games is hornier than the Kiss Cam pic.twitter.com/KmmBtKCOfF

— Chaotic Neutral Pillow (@IJamEcono) March 3, 2021

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 18:45 (three days ago) link

is that real or made up?

kinder, Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:20 (three days ago) link

It’s real!

Joe Bombin (milo z), Wednesday, 3 March 2021 20:25 (three days ago) link

My dad is getting his first jab today and my father-in-law finally got scheduled for his first jab March 12th, so feeling very relieved that all the parents are now at least scheduled.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 4 March 2021 18:17 (two days ago) link

Turns out my daughter was *not* able to get the vaccine, since although she is eligible and got an appointment, being 16 she can only get the Pfizer vaccine, yet there is as no way right now to direct people her age to a place with a specific vaccine. Kind of a bummer, but at least my mom got her first shot. Me, I had my first shift volunteering at a drive-through vaccine clinic today, which was really rewarding. It was heartwarming to see so many old people driving (or being driven) to get their second shot, though it was also kind of funny and scary watching them navigate and maneuver around the path. They should find a way to combine covid vaccine distribution and driving tests.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 March 2021 19:36 (two days ago) link

New cough bad, negative covid test good!

I got the result in under 24 hours as well.

Punk's Daft (onimo), Friday, 5 March 2021 12:25 (yesterday) link

That’s great onimo. Hope you’re doing well otherwise.

Scamp Granada (gyac), Friday, 5 March 2021 12:27 (yesterday) link

Did I mention that I brought in my younger kid for a covid test, and she tested positive for huge boogers? That thing was like the size of a pencil eraser.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 5 March 2021 14:05 (yesterday) link

Facemask bestows ability to mouth/lipsync lyrics to beloved earphoned popular songs walking down the street while only looking slightly, not entirely, idiotic.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 5 March 2021 21:46 (yesterday) link

Good post imo, this is def a thing

beware the ídes of mairt (darraghmac), Friday, 5 March 2021 21:59 (yesterday) link


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