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 https://odonnellweb.com/pelican/tag/coronavirus.html
63 days. We’ve been in lockdown 63 days. It doesn’t feel a day longer than, uh, 63.
I decide I wanted ice cream this evening so Michelle and I went to Brewster's. Or more accurately we drove by Brewster's. There were about a dozen people at the walk up window, none wearing masks that I could see, and they appeared to be all trying to stay within six feet of each other. Maybe they are just really confused by the six-foot rule. We chose to not even stop there and just kept driving. Brewster's ice cream is not worth dying for. Instead, we pulled into the McDonald’s drive through line to get hot fudge sundaes. That McDonald’s doesn’t do sundaes. So local businesses, I’m tying to support you, but it’s hard when y’all suck. I had to settle for the Food Lion ice cream in the freezer, which I could have had without leaving the house in the first place.
I did email Brewster’s corporate, and told them maybe I’ll try again after I’m vaccinated.
And now just for fun, identify who said the following quotes, without using a search engine.
“Life’s too darn short to waste time trying to please every meddlesome moron who’s got an idea how I ought to be! I don’t need advice! Everyone can just stay out of my face.”
“Isn’t it sad how some people’s grip on their lives is so precarious that they’ll embrace any preposterous delusion, rather than face an occasional bleak truth?”
“We seem to understand the value of oil, timber, minerals and housing, but not the value of unspoiled beauty, wildlife, solitude and spiritual renewal.”
“I don’t care about issues! I’ve got better things to do than argue with every wrongheaded crackpot with an ignorant opinion! I’m a busy man.”
“Great experiences are even better when they’re shared.”
“It offends the human ego that nature is indifferent to us.”
A random search for a baseball photo to use today brought up that stunning photo of PNC Park, which immediately reminded me of our trip to Pittsburgh a few years ago. And by "a few" I apparently mean 7 years. Wow. It really does not seem like that long ago, however the Pirates were a playoff team that year so it certainly wasn't recent!