'Ff'lo (fflo) wrote,

Bow Tie Tuesday

I'm behind on reading my friends feed here.  I'll catch back up shortly.  Work from home is a weird thing, and now the computer at home is mostly about that.  When it's not about some Zoom meeting.

Starting to build a mental grocery list for next time I give it a go.  Looks like I can go a fortnight without shopping, pretty easy.  I could go longer, and may.  Do I want sour cream so much it's worth taking an extra chance on catching the bug?  No.  Is my homemade coffee not that good yet?  Yes, but I can deal with it, and I'm about to go work on an experiment to try to improve it.  Cuz suddenly the work email is really sloggy, and I need it to keep notes for my trainee.  Guess I could switch to my own editing.  But a break seems good.  And I haven't gone for a walk yet today.

I did do this, tho:

I mean, that makes it a Tuesday.  No Zoomin' today to show it off in.  After how many weeks will I drop the tradition?  Or will I cling to it more and more, as the solitary months go by?

If we had a more decent federal gov't, they'd be working on all kinds of things, including facilitating antibody testing, and maybe some of us could come back to old-school life before the vaccine.

The weather is unpleasant.  I'd rather walk around in Meijer's's, or something.  Or just all around the office, every hour or so.  Even go to the track at the rec center.  Vigorous housecleaning seems never to be my thing.  I sorta wish I hadn't read what a "mild" case of this virus is like.  It's multiple powers of worse than the worst flu I've ever heard of.  And with a long, slow onslaught that is itself probably a torture of anxiety.  Followed by misery and scariness.  At great length.

We've got over 250 cases in the county now.  I know I'm supposed to stay in the moment, but part of this moment is, naturally enough, gonna include some anticipating the next many moments.

My younger cat wants to play and/or cuddle, like, almost all the time.  One of our newer IT folks has a new baby who kept 'em up last night with cuddling.  Kitty cat cuddling is a blessing.

In the exciting dept, yesterday was my One-Day Special in LearnedLeague.  It ran until this afternoon, actually.  Got over 800 participants!  I got to watch the aggregated answers rolling in.  And now one of my coworkers has started watching the show (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), persuaded to try it from having gamely taken the quiz.  She watched 3 episodes right away, and says "it's REALLY great!"  I also got a message from a strange LLama, with some major praise.  I did try to make it fun.  Included what would probably be trivial news even for people who were major fans of the show, and made most questions guessable for people who'd never seen it.

It was the third of three projects I had going for December and January and Feb/March.  Next up was supposed to be getting ready for the Nitrate Picture Show.  They haven't cancelled it yet, but I can hardly imagine they'll go through with it.

This afternoon I took advantage of finally getting the voice configuration of Discord going to chat by voice with another officemate.  Among other things we talked about down sides of working from home.  He used to have the option at another job but chose to go in, as a rule.  Dedicated time, mostly, I gathered.  So when you're done for the day, you're done for the day.  The dedicated place is nice too.

Well, I'm just blathering on now.  Better get outside.  It'll be warmer toward the end of the week, so there's that.

Whole Foods is letting old people go in an hour before other people, in the mornings.  That means 8:00 a.m. here.  Worth getting up early to go get some yogurt in a more freshly clean place?  I dunno.  I really dunno.

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