Is the sky still falling? It seemed like anything related to fun was canceled over the weekend. That is, except for the one place that I thought would be perfect to visit on Saturday afternoon, Park Tavern. With the swim meet canceled we wanted a place where young boys could get outside and adults could sit outside watching them as we drank beer. Turned out that though it wasn’t even listed as an event on their website, Park Tavern’s “Lucky Fest” was not canceled, and they wanted $25/person to enter the restaurant. #youhavetobekidding Instead, we ambled across the park to The Nook, WHICH WAS PLAYING MUSIC REALLY LOUDLY, and had a beer before moving on.

I visited Kroger on Saturday morning to see how things look in the End Days. As reported many of the staples were sold out, but I did manage to get the items I had gone to buy.

Yesterday I decided to drive all the way to Suwanee, I was certain COVID-19 hadn’t reached them yet, to go hashing.

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14 Responses to 2020-03-16

  1. Steve says:

    27 road miles Saturday. Actually hot, which was really holding me back. Almost went through an entire water bottle. Did get the new rear tire mounted on the scooter- $35 was well worth it. Still seem to be dragging a rotor on the front (2 disks on front, 1 on the back). Got a nice little test ride in Sunday- stopped a couple times to make sure I wasn’t overheating something.

    Now with all Fed offices working from home, today will show if they built the network large enough to support the load. We shall see. Already a little slow, but not bad.


  2. barb says:

    I’m back at the office – NYC being basically closed, changed our weekend there to just 1 night.
    We bought 2 1 way tickets home on Friday – I wonder how long it will take Delta to get all this mess straightened out.

    we only have 5 people in this office – and we are far enough apart – so far no one is working from home.

    • Steve says:

      So glad you aren’t stuck in Spain. That would have sucked.

      And everyone needs to be thinking good thoughts for Debbie, as she has her big interview today. Whoop whoop!

  3. Steve says:

    Report from the candidate is the interview went very well!!!

  4. ITP Lurker says:

    I can’t tell if you think this is overblown, the legislature convened today to give Kemp unprecedented broad, sweeping powers, including control over “civil servants” which I read as local police. I’d say we’re only a couple of steps away from martial law.

    • Overblown? No, I am taking things seriously. However, until stopped by law I will go about my life, which involves me getting out and interacting with others. Tomorrow I will pay my tax preparer so that she will file my income taxes. Later in the week I will need to do laundry. And I am hoping to financially support local businesses as much as I can.

      I also respect others’ decisions to be cautious, so don’t let my words be interpreted as flippant towards them.

      Finally, I have a theater ticket for Friday night and am surprised they have not canceled the performance yet. I may skip the show if they do not.

  5. Well fuck, BRAG Spring Tune Up has been moved to October.

  6. ITP Lurker says:

    Kemp’s new powers include the ability “to mandate evacuations, commandeer private property and order vaccinations.” He can has the “ability to suspend state laws, take ‘direct’ control of civil staffers, restrict travel and limit public gatherings.”


    I can’t believe we have someone who aimed a gun at a teenager on TV as our governor, but it’s 2020, so why not. 2019 now feels so halcyon.


  7. HamWithCam says:

    Lurker, for the record, Kemp is obviously not pointing the shotgun at the kid.
    Rewatch the video as shown on the CNN link you provided.

    As for Kemp’s “new powers”, drastic times call for drastic measures.
    Kemp’s new power will enable him to cut through red tape, etc.

    To wit:
    “The governor said Friday he’ll initially use the authority to help nurses from other states get temporary Georgia licenses and lift restrictions on commercial truck drivers. He also called up roughly 2,000 Georgia National Guard troops. ”

    “Why the panic?! I’m not worried!” “The government’s not doing enough!”
    You can’t have it both ways….

    Most of us are probably pretty well prepared. The supply chain is strong.
    Shortages will be overcome as soon as the panic buying eases and shelves refill.

    We’ll get through this.

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    Paulie: Disappointed in you. Be part of the solution. Keep your *ss at home…..

    • ITP Lurker says:

      Ham, I’m well aware that he’s not pointing it AT the kid, but the interference was crystal clear. I’m more than happy to agree to disagree on that point. Yes, so far, Kemp’s using the new found power properly. Time will tell if it goes off the rails, this is a very slippery slope we’re poised upon.

      Regardless, thanks for smacking Paulie. I wanted to say something but kept my damn mouth shut. I’d way rather stay home of my own volition than be forced into it. But clearly this is a point where others simply do not agree. Ah, society. Gotta love it.

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