Coronavirus March 24

Posted on 03/24/2020 in misc

Fred Lynn and Jim Rice
In a normal year I'd be getting excited about baseball at this time of year

Like everybody else, the pandemic is "top of mind" 24 x 7 for me. I'm writing to help myself not internalize all of it. You can find other posts in the series at

I started the year with a renewed motivation to get in shape and lose weight. We had all those beach plans this year and I didn’t want to be that guy that people look at and wonder, “What the hell is she doing with him?” The year got off to a great start as I discovered I really enjoy cardio kickboxing, and I was having no problem making it to class 4-5 times a week. Obviously, the classes are canceled now and I struggle to motivate myself to work out alone. I did ok the first week in the house but as we get into week two my motivation is really suffering. However, I’m continuing to lose weight every day and I’m now down 10 pounds (4.54 kg) in the year. Existential dread must burn a lot of calories.

We took the dog for a walk at lunch. I really need to do that every day, maybe twice a day. Maybe 3X a day. delivered a 42 pound (ca. 19 kg) bag of dog food today. Teddy weighs 18 pounds (ca. 8 kg). If the food supply chain falls apart at least the dog won’t go hungry.

All the people running around 10 years ago claiming Obamacare included death panels (it didn’t) are on TV and Twitter today saying it’s okay if old people die needlessly, as long as their stock portfolios start to recover sooner. 100% of these people also claim to be pro-life.

Also, today is the one-month anniversary of this tweet.

Trump tweet

Board games tonight: We failed to save the world in Pandemic, again. I won at Scrabble.

And I’ll let Hillary have the last word today.

Hillary tweet

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