Coronavirus March 30

Posted on 03/30/2020 in misc

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

Over the weekend Virginia Governor Northam (I live in VA) sent staff out to some well known hang out spots in Richmond. Apparently people were hanging out like it’s a normal nice Spring day. The Governor was not amused, and today he dropped the mandatory stay-at-home order, effective until June 10.

This is why we can’t have nice things people. Too many of you are self-centered assholes.

A friend on Twitter suggested that with the weather getting nicer people simply are not going to comply with the stay home orders. I suspect he is right. I, of course, will comply. My wife is at high-risk and literally the only thing I care about now is keeping her healthy. Also, I’m not a self-centered asshole.

With the June 10 date I went ahead and admitted that our Memorial Day beach weekend isn’t going to happen. I pretty much knew that already but I had until May 7 to cancel and still get a full refund, so I was holding out for a miracle. Then I remembered that I don’t believe in miracles.

At my book club meeting yesterday (online!) I admitted to never having listened to an audiobook. They strongly encouraged me to give it a try, so today I joined, with 100% of my first months subscription fee going to my local bookstore. I’ve been waking up like normal at 7 AM most days, but just lying there until 8 or later as I’m in no rush to get up and face the day. So I figure I can start dragging my ass out of bed at 7 AM to start the day with a 1-hour walk while listening to an audio book. It should be good for both my mental and physical health.

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