I’m not a scientist, and since I am still employed this Shelter In Home edict hasn’t impacted me nearly as much as it has others, but I’m going to say I think it’s too soon to reopen states, however slowly. It’s like when you’ve injured yourself “running” let’s say by severely spraining your ankle, you think you are healed well before you actually are, and return too soon only to prolong the injury; or so I have heard. 🙄 I’ll be glad to be wrong about this, however.

Yesterday’s exercise was accomplished by pulling English ivy from my yard. KIDDING! Three weeks removed from April Fools Day and I’ve still got it!!! 😂 While that is what I should have been doing, I took a long walk (5.3 miles) instead. My long day must have taken a lot out of me because I fell asleep on the couch some time around 9pm, and with only a few interruptions slept until about 5:10am.

This morning finds me sitting drinking coffee with widows open, enjoying another brilliantly cool morning. My goals for today are to be productive at work, get in a workout on the trainer, and prepare for German class. The latter of these will, of course, probably be the least likely to be done well. Oh bother.

Today’s meal plan consists entirely of leftovers, that is of course if you can call eating a chunk of pumpkin bread eating leftovers. Why I forgot that today is a weigh-in day and ate before doing so still baffles me. 🤦🏻‍♂️ I know it’s Tuesday because I ingested the pill from the Tuesday compartment of my pill holder! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 210.8 pounds (+1.8 from last week’s anomaly); still good, however.

Enjoy your day, friends.

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35 Responses to 2020-04-21

  1. Steve Brady says:

    A fairly quiet day yesterday.

    Sadly, the guv’na is a tRump pawn, or wants to be one. Like your ankle analogy, it’s like taking an antibiotic and stopping when you’re feeling better, instead of the whole course of medication. And we will have a relapse and be returned to shelter in place. Idiot.

    Hoped to have some clear sky last night to see the Lyrid meteor shower, but there was enough cloud that it wasn’t worth it. Tonight could be better so I’ll try again.


    • ITP Lurker says:

      The corollary that I’ve seen is the parachute has slowed our rate of descent so it’s safe to take it off now. Also, I read something I hadn’t hadn’t considered about restaurants: air conditioning systems can blow airborne viruses (and spittle, etc) much farther than 6 feet, so social distancing isn’t going to help. I’ll stick with takeout when needed for the foreseeable future.

      But hey, who’s up for bowling this weekend? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? 😉 Oh, and a nice sweaty gym…oh boy, oh boy….

      • Bonnie says:

        Someone just texted me this:

        New plan for the day:
        1. Get haircut
        2. Get massage
        3. Go bowling
        4. Get COVID
        5. French kiss Kemp


        • Stacy says:

          Awwww thanks for taking one for the team, Bonnie! And, I mean, if you’re gonna French kiss Kemp, can you go ahead and knock the Donald out too while you’re at it? I know it’s asking for a lot, but I’ll buy you a beer.


          (okay, honestly, people would probably buy you beer for life if you did that!)

      • This Pandemic Period may (finally) get me to cancel my LA Fitness membership. I (obviously) wasn’t using it beforehand, and not sure when I’ll feel comfortable being around a bunch of sweaty people who are also breathing heavily.

    • It’s sad to say aloud, but I hope Kemp’s move blows up in his face, and take him and the current president down.

      Also, I wish there was a rebirth in professional proofreading, see if you can find the error at the beginning of this CNN article.

      Republican Gov. Brian Kemp plans to open nail salons, massage therapists, bowling allies and gyms from Friday. Restaurants and movie theaters come back on line statewide next Monday

      • ITP Lurker says:

        Oh, I think that’s correct as written. Bowling alleys is such a random choice that they have to be his allies. But I do concur that proofreading has gone out the window.

  2. I now think the most important news of the day is that IKEA has (iOS keeps autocorrecting “has” to “hash”? 🤦🏻‍♂️) shared their Swedish meatball and sauce recipe! Don’t go looking for it on any news website however, unless you love getting inundated by advertisement popups and video inserts. Holy crap you can’t see the forest for the trees with all of the shit on some websites these days. Instead, Google “Meatballs at Höme” and look for IKEA’s iconic instruction manual as a PDF, or look at the image I made of it IKEA Meatball Recipe: Archived For Future Generations.

    Also, I have completed the first two seasons of “Silicon Valley”, four more to go! Talk about time well spent…

  3. Bonnie says:

    The husband (finally) went on a 22-hour trip so I had a little free time. 😁 I took a 6-mile walk on the Beltline Southside Trail, sat on the porch with a cocktail and FaceTimed with my mom, texted with friends, and talked on the phone with a friend for over an hour 😮 (who I’ve never talked with on the phone before). I was supposed to go by a friend’s house but whoops, too many cocktails. 😁

  4. barb says:

    The next month will be interesting – as we won’t know the true effect of these places opening for a while.
    Bowling cracks me up, like that many people go bowling. But – I guess the league guys, with their own balls & shoes might still go?

    Haircuts – that’s one that will be interesting – what’s the difference between these 3? barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers. I guess I need a hair designer.

    • I had (re)scheduled a haircut appointment for May 1st, but last week decided to put it off another two months to see how things shake out. I think we should all declare May 2020 as National Hat Month.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      We’re all going to be getting our hair cut with those over-sized grand-opening ribbon cutting scissors for a while. 😉

  5. Bob says:

    We have a restaurant by me that released a statement saying while Kemp is allowing restaurants to open next week they are staying with curbside delivery only for a while. They want to protect their employees and customers until they feel it is more safe to fully open.
    Nice to see a business making a good decision when our elected officials are idiots.

    • barb says:

      my guess is some Mexican restaurants will re-open, as to go Mexican is just not the same.

    • Joe’s coffee shop announced they will not be opening their seating space for awhile, which prompted someone to immediately ask when they will open it. It seems as if some people have lost touch with reality, as if sitting in a coffee shop is critical for survival.

      • Bob says:

        Yeah and open your business all you want, my family and I will not be going anywhere near a crowd until there is a treatment or a vaccine. Period. The risk is just not worth it to me.

  6. barb says:

    oh- I know what I forgot to tell y’all.
    Took my car up to Subaru yesterday – got a Forrester as the loaner – I don’t think its as comfortable as I’d like it to be – so I may be thinking about an Outback next. The cockpit just seems too wide – too far away to rest my arm on the door.
    They can’t find anything obvious wrong with my car & it burning oil, so they are making a bunch of notes, and I get to take it back in 1200 miles so they can re-examine it.

    • Why not a newer version of the Crosstrek? Asking for a friend. 🙄

      • barb says:

        That’s always a possibility- but maybe a slightly bigger car wouldn’t be a bad idea, we will keep the old one too. We just need to give the Tundra a break, we need it to last for towing the camper – big trucks cost too much to replace.
        I think I will test drive a CRV again too – someday.

  7. Must be a bird nest near one of my windows, I hear a lot of chirping coming from outside.

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