I have plenty of other things to get done, but I really want to check this off.
Non-work: I have continued to be busy. I went to another Profs and Pints talk – on epidemics. I was glad that the focus was more on polio than on the Spanish flu, and there were a lot of interesting parallels to the current situation, e.g. equipment shortages. I thought some of the social distancing measures of the time were also interesting. There were towns that completely banned children, for example.
I also called into one storytelling show, participated in a story swap (and have the story I told recorded), and recorded another (new) story. It is very weird to do this, since, without an audience I can hear (they are muted on zoom calls), it is hard to judge my pacing. I played board games a couple of times. I went to a little bit of Awesome Con on-line, mostly to listen to one panel (on Women of Color in Science Fiction) and to participate in a trivia contest, which was too pop-culture heavy for me. I also listened to some folk music (Scottish traditional music plus John McCutcheon) live on-line. And I have hours of stuff saved to watch later.
Last night a zoom call with friends got weird when two people had a kerfuffle over whether or not it was okay to talk about politics. That should really have been sorted out beforehand, but it ended with both of the people involved leaving.
Shopping: I was able to buy toilet paper at Wegman’s yesterday. I was down to the last couple of rolls, so coming home with a 12 pack was quite a relief. I also have fresh vegetables and fruit again. (People usually say fruits and veggies in that order. I wonder why?) And yes, it is pathetic that this is exciting.
Shameless Self-Promotion Department: One advantage of things being on-line is the ability to go to non-local events. So I can encourage you all to check out the storytelling show I am part of on Friday May 8th at 8 p.m. My story involves Irene’s Beauty Salon, the permanent press setting on an iron, alternative uses for orange juice cans, and why my spirit animal is the alpaca. I am up first, so make sure to be on time!
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