So, one half of this one particular couple at Safeway stood in my way at the cream cheese while he waited in an otherwise completely empty aisle, and then the other half when in the self-checkout line kept putting her finger to her mouth and then touch packages of jerky to see if it’s what she wanted, not take it, put her finger to her mouth to consider, touch another package; three times.
At least three separate pastors have died in recent days after testing positive for the new coronavirus, including two who raised concern that the virus was being used as a tool of the devil to manipulate the masses or silence Christians. One thought God would use His infection to spread the Gospel or give him “a little rest.”
My local Grocery Outlet has done something exceedingly questionable today: invited the Killer Burger Truck to be on-site — effectively creating a novel attraction that will draw people into congregating. Why? Why do this?
So that Nextdoor post about wanting martial law was replied to by a poster who further hopes “for a purge of at least a third of this planet’s human population”, a return to the gold standard, and the abolition of government.
And I just read my first Nextdoor plea for martial law because the poster can’t afford to be out of work much longer.
Good news, everyone! The lens just fell out of the eyeglasses frames which broke yesterday(?) that I “fixed” with electrical tape while hoping Zenni Optical doesn’t drag its feet on replacement frames!
Yelp and GoFundMe are launching fundraising pages for small businesses without their knowledge or consent and making it difficult for them to opt-out, requiring personal data before agreeing to take pages down. The rights of local businesses to control their own financial response to crises is not in need of exploitative techbro disruption. Not much hope here for Jumana Abu-Ghazaleh’s plea to the industry to not return to disruption after the pandemic, I guess.
And then an Oregon doctor calls for intentional infection to beat SARS-CoV-2. I’m sorry, I mean an Oregon dermatologist.
Anyone want to explain how I managed to wrench my left shoulder just by sleeping? It’s a steady, localized ache.
Good news, everyone! My eyeglasses frames just broke.
This morning I got up after the 8:00am alarm to feed the cats, then caught up online from the phone for a bit, and apparently then fell back to sleep because the next thing I knew it was quarter-to-one. This might be the day I don’t get dressed for the day, except that I might run out of sugar.
So, lost in the marshes of the pandemic is the muddle of the Biden campaign which has been absent for days in part because they’ve apparently got no idea how to move quickly or even how to get Biden a decent streaming set-up at home.
The big thing in today’s Oregonian coronovirus newsletter is that the mayors of Oregon coastal towns are shutting down everything they can and telling tourists to get the fuck out.
Oh great. Mine Furor’s trumpeting of unproven hydroxychloroquine claims are starting to cause shortages, which is a problem for, among others, people with lupus.
While hundreds of Oregonians flock to the coast — endangering retirees in the process — Oregon Governor Brown reportedly is “frustrated” that Oregonians aren’t being smarter, literally while herself resisting pressure to issue a statewide stay-at-home order. This is what happens when an Oregonian “leader” believes the hype about how nice and progressive we are here: she lulls herself into a false sense of security with the myth that here in Oregon we simply do the right thing. Almost every right thing Oregonians have ever done they’ve done by making it law, not by voluntary encouragement. Every right thing Brown has done during this pandemic, on the other hand, she’s had to be dragged kicking and screaming into doing.
Well, this is unsatisfying. I wanted to connect the USB drive with all my old photography on it, but it has one of those two-headed USB cables, and of course on the MacBook AIr the USB ports are on opposite sides of the housing. So I have no way to access this drive.