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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:26 pm

Revelation wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
I wonder if we are going to have a new baby boom 9 months from now...

In the other thread on telecommuting we read that ISPs have waived their data caps for the next 60 days. Maybe internet porn sites should get into the spirit and offer free access to help curb the 'enthusiasm' of the young and fertile so we don't have an epic boom in population nine months from now? Then again, maybe we're too late on that as well. Or maybe that explains why the stores have no tissue products on the shelves any more.


Well, webcam sex is already booming:
https://www.the-sun.com/news/539781/bus ... f-isolate/

And so a divorces:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ntine.html

Well.. not the highest quality sources....

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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:32 pm

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My wife's parents flew in from Ukraine to be here when the baby was born. They are supposed to fly SAT-DAL-LGA (No change of plane) on April 7 then JFK-IST-ODS just after midnight on April 11. I'm wondering if I need to change their itenerary with so much shut down in NYC. They have friends there, but they are in their mid 80's.


IMHO planning on travel in mid-April is looking rather optimistic. In your & their position, especially given their age, I would either try to get them home ASAP, or expect them to be with you possibly for a long time.


My wife's parents are mid to late 50's. Their friends in Brooklyn are the ones in their late 80's. That couple's daughter is in her late 50's. You're probably right about my in-laws visiting NYC. Everything is shut down, and trying to meet up with their friends could be deadly for the friends.

Actually my father in law works now in Saudi Arabia. I'm wondering if it could be arranged to have him fly IAH-IST where he could connect to Saudi Arabia in case there are still restrictions on entering Ukraine? In his work contracts, he always specifies that his employers fly him to and from home via Turkish Airlines anyway.

It's not as critical that my mother in law go back to Ukraine in April. She speaks little English, but could continue help around the house with the baby. The only really serious issue is that in August her 180 day maximum stay expires.


Yeah, apologies, I misread that, but the point about travel a month to month & half out still stands. Good luck.
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:53 pm

Working from home with two teenagers bored out of their tits is a bit of struggle, and they've only been home from school for 5 days! I'm a social animal and much prefer working in the office, interaction with my colleagues and getting things sorted in a few seconds, rather than having to schedule a meeting and having relatively long discussions to ensure we fully understand each other. So the daytime is pretty busy, but the evenings are getting on my nerves. Or, rather, the two impatient teens are. GF and I take some pretty long walks to get away from them after dinner, when they're really pee'd off about not being allowed to go see their friends. Funny thing though, prior to this Wuhan virus debacle they could stay home for days and interact with their mates electronically. But since the "stay home" rule came out, it's suddenly a major drama.

I'm tired of teenagers. Love them to bits, but they're slowing driving me to insanity. If anybody's up for babysitting a 16 your old girl and 19 year old boy, they're yours free of charge. They're lazy, opinionated, moody and generally very teenag'y - don't say I didn't warn you :)
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:28 pm

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Working from home with two teenagers bored out of their tits is a bit of struggle, and they've only been home from school for 5 days! I'm a social animal and much prefer working in the office, interaction with my colleagues and getting things sorted in a few seconds, rather than having to schedule a meeting and having relatively long discussions to ensure we fully understand each other. So the daytime is pretty busy, but the evenings are getting on my nerves. Or, rather, the two impatient teens are. GF and I take some pretty long walks to get away from them after dinner, when they're really pee'd off about not being allowed to go see their friends. Funny thing though, prior to this Wuhan virus debacle they could stay home for days and interact with their mates electronically. But since the "stay home" rule came out, it's suddenly a major drama.

I'm tired of teenagers. Love them to bits, but they're slowing driving me to insanity. If anybody's up for babysitting a 16 your old girl and 19 year old boy, they're yours free of charge. They're lazy, opinionated, moody and generally very teenag'y - don't say I didn't warn you :)

Your post is making me think of what a freaking disaster it would have been to my family if this kind of thing came down back when me and my brothers were teenagers back in the 1970s. All I could say is eventually someone from the school board would notice me and my brother didn't come back to school after the all clear signal was given, and then would send detectives around to see if they could figure out where the bodies were buried...
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:12 pm

tommy1808 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
I wonder if we are going to have a new baby boom 9 months from now...

In the other thread on telecommuting we read that ISPs have waived their data caps for the next 60 days. Maybe internet porn sites should get into the spirit and offer free access to help curb the 'enthusiasm' of the young and fertile so we don't have an epic boom in population nine months from now? Then again, maybe we're too late on that as well. Or maybe that explains why the stores have no tissue products on the shelves any more.


Well, webcam sex is already booming:
https://www.the-sun.com/news/539781/bus ... f-isolate/

And so a divorces:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ntine.html

Well.. not the highest quality sources....

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Looks like what I suggested is becoming reality: https://newsvoice.com/i/4324800
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:00 pm

Revelation wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:
Revelation wrote:
In the other thread on telecommuting we read that ISPs have waived their data caps for the next 60 days. Maybe internet porn sites should get into the spirit and offer free access to help curb the 'enthusiasm' of the young and fertile so we don't have an epic boom in population nine months from now? Then again, maybe we're too late on that as well. Or maybe that explains why the stores have no tissue products on the shelves any more.


Well, webcam sex is already booming:
https://www.the-sun.com/news/539781/bus ... f-isolate/

And so a divorces:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ntine.html

Well.. not the highest quality sources....

Best regards
Thomas

Looks like what I suggested is becoming reality: https://newsvoice.com/i/4324800


Expect a new baby boom in around nine months as well! They’ll be the Covid-boomers.

I’d sing to my neighbours, but I suspect they’d riot if I did.
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:01 pm

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I think i will watch "Outbreak", "The Stand". "The Island", "12 Monkeys" during this time.


Then what tomorrow? :wink2:


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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:18 pm

scbriml wrote:
Revelation wrote:
tommy1808 wrote:

Well, webcam sex is already booming:
https://www.the-sun.com/news/539781/bus ... f-isolate/

And so a divorces:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... ntine.html

Well.. not the highest quality sources....

Best regards
Thomas

Looks like what I suggested is becoming reality: https://newsvoice.com/i/4324800


Expect a new baby boom in around nine months as well! They’ll be the Covid-boomers.

I’d sing to my neighbours, but I suspect they’d riot if I did.


Oy vey, let's hope not. The planet is horribly overpopulated as it is.
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:25 pm

Aaron747 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Revelation wrote:
Looks like what I suggested is becoming reality: https://newsvoice.com/i/4324800


Expect a new baby boom in around nine months as well! They’ll be the Covid-boomers.

I’d sing to my neighbours, but I suspect they’d riot if I did.


Oy vey, let's hope not. The planet is horribly overpopulated as it is.


Yes, I hope people are educated enough to use birth control! This is not the 1940s and 50s.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:27 pm

DL717 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
casinterest wrote:
I think i will watch "Outbreak", "The Stand". "The Island", "12 Monkeys" during this time.


Then what tomorrow? :wink2:


The Day After Tomorrow... :rotfl:



Maybe 2012 or Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy to see some real worst case scenarios. :)
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:31 pm

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Aaron747 wrote:
scbriml wrote:
Expect a new baby boom in around nine months as well! They’ll be the Covid-boomers.

I’d sing to my neighbours, but I suspect they’d riot if I did.

Oy vey, let's hope not. The planet is horribly overpopulated as it is.

Yes, I hope people are educated enough to use birth control! This is not the 1940s and 50s.

Hopefully they are using the PornHub offer to release the pressure being felt due to isolation, instead of impregnating and infecting anything they can get their hands on.
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:40 pm

Aaron747 wrote:
Oy vey, let's hope not. The planet is horribly overpopulated as it is.


Pi7472000 wrote:
Yes, I hope people are educated enough to use birth control! This is not the 1940s and 50s.


I can pretty much guarantee you’ll see a spike in births towards the end of this year, early part of next year. :yes:
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:59 pm

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Reloading shotgun shells for now-cancelled tournaments and reading the four-volume book by Churchill, Marlborough His Life and Times.. 2,600 pages worth.


Better make sure you have the shotgun ready for the inevitable rioting and looting ;)
 
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:06 pm

casinterest wrote:
I think i will watch "Outbreak", "The Stand". "The Island", "12 Monkeys" during this time.


12 Monkeys is really good, the Island is shit.


Revelation wrote:
Dieuwer wrote:
I wonder if we are going to have a new baby boom 9 months from now...

In the other thread on telecommuting we read that ISPs have waived their data caps for the next 60 days. Maybe internet porn sites should get into the spirit and offer free access to help curb the 'enthusiasm' of the young and fertile so we don't have an epic boom in population nine months from now? Then again, maybe we're too late on that as well. Or maybe that explains why the stores have no tissue products on the shelves any more.


You still have ISP’s with data caps? This is the 2020’s it should be unlimited.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:14 pm

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You still have ISP’s with data caps? This is the 2020’s it should be unlimited.

There's a lot of things that 'should be', like we in the US 'should' have competition in the home broadband market, but most of us do not.

The 1TB limit that Comcast and others have isn't onerous to most users, but there's nothing stopping them from slamming us with a less generous limit any time they want.
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Passing the time in quarantine

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What activities are you guys doing to pass the time while in your homes during lockdown? Hobbies, exercise, work, etc/
 
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:59 pm

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:22 pm

Over the duration, doing long procrastinated house cleaning, going through boxes of junk, cleaning up the garbage on my computer and do backup. Going into deep research on stuff and reading articles on the internet. Spend time at this site. Do a lot of tv watching. I do try to take a 'social distancing' 25-40 minute walk every late afternoon. Maybe I will get into some light exercise to tone up my body.
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:35 pm

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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:06 pm

Looks like I am going to pull out "The High and the Mighty" this evening.

Turn the clock back to:

Where Hawaii was a Territory and you had to go through Immigration to board an aircraft to SFO.
A kid could carry a toy gun on an airplane.
Copilot could practice some CRM.
Not many airplanes were pressurized.
Recips were not very reliable.
Every movie told a story instead of practicing the art of trying to make a story fit the latest CGI graphic.

I did not live in those particular times but I sure enjoy some of the movies from those time periods.

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:53 pm

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Online poker of course.

After a quick roundtrip to a casino two weekends ago, I'm tempted to buy a full set for Blackjack and play against myself, to at least learn strategy. I don't take out a strategy card but I know that I can do better. Then maybe take it up a notch with counting. Some casinos are getting smart and the cards that are discarded go into a shuffler after each hand so there's no need to draw a different shoe every so often.
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Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:50 pm

Recovering from Knee surgery, readings books, doing a lot of fysio exercises, going through A.net posts. That's about it.
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:17 am

29 checking in and thank god I don’t have kids. I told my parents today, at least we’re at a great stage in life to deal with this - I have a decent amount of money saved and nice apartment but little responsibility. They are well established and have plenty of space.

I’d hate to be super elderly or living with kids during this - sounds like hell on earth. So far for me it’s just a boring vacation.

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Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:52 am

I guess video games and some book reading. Not much else to do.
 
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Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:48 pm

After years of running only on indoor tracks, or lately a Sprint8 machine program my gym closed down. So yesterday put on an old pair of used but good running shoes one of my sons had given me to try and did an urban run. To my surprise I enjoyed it, did just over a mile, and may go a little further today or tomorrow. Also with library closed I ordered 3 books which looked like they would be fun to read, I am not doing well with my harder to read books. Made English Muffins, really good but need to give most of them away - not on my diabetic diet.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:24 am

Well, fortunately, or unfortunately, I'm essential, so my workweek hasn't changed much, though I am cooking more at home, since there are no games, no practices, no after-school activities, no non-essential shopping, no gym...really, nothing that used to fill our time.

So, I guess the biggest thing I'm doing during this period of social distancing is cooking more. We're having more meals together.

Otherwise, I'm reading more. Catching up on a bunch of books.

My kids are really "suffering". They have at-home, online school. Takes them a few hours, then a little PE...running for the girl, biking for the boy. Since they are still "in school", the normal rules apply...no electronics, no X-Box, no non-school related computer/tablet use. Though, we are allowing them to watch TV. We're not cruel.

My wife is working from home. She's running more, and now doing yoga at home.

Was going on spring break with the boy and his Scout Troop, but that's scrubbed. Going to working in the yard and around the house next week, instead.

In short, we're finding ways to fill the time.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:29 am

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:06 pm

Since this thread started my body decided to invent something for me to do: my appendix burst, and I had surgery on Sunday evening!

Things didn't feel too different than a stomach flu at first and I really didn't want to take up precious medical resources but by Sunday afternoon I realized I was getting worse by the hour and I needed some attention. I had gotten to the point where I doubted I could drive safely so I called an ambulance to come get me. I was really shaking and shivering even with three layers of blankets on me by the time we went into surgery.

All I can say is we are all blessed that there are a bunch of people who train hard and give up so much of their lives to be there when we really need them.

A lot of them look like they really would like to be doing what we are being asked to do, relax and read a book or watch a video, yet they know they are needed right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with our medical workers all the time now.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:29 pm

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Since this thread started my body decided to invent something for me to do: my appendix burst, and I had surgery on Sunday evening!

Things didn't feel too different than a stomach flu at first and I really didn't want to take up precious medical resources but by Sunday afternoon I realized I was getting worse by the hour and I needed some attention. I had gotten to the point where I doubted I could drive safely so I called an ambulance to come get me. I was really shaking and shivering even with three layers of blankets on me by the time we went into surgery.

All I can say is we are all blessed that there are a bunch of people who train hard and give up so much of their lives to be there when we really need them.

A lot of them look like they really would like to be doing what we are being asked to do, relax and read a book or watch a video, yet they know they are needed right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with our medical workers all the time now.


Well I hope for a speedy recovery for you! Not an ideal time to be at the hospital but we don't always to get to choose! I spent the first two days of working from home last week with food poisoning so I kinda know how it goes.

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Well I hope for a speedy recovery for you! Not an ideal time to be at the hospital but we don't always to get to choose! I spent the first two days of working from home last week with food poisoning so I kinda know how it goes.

Thanks for the kind words. I am healing well and feeling blessed to be home after three days in hospital. Being there really does put things in to perspective. At my location I think it's safe to say we haven't seen the peek of COVID-19 so I think these professionals will have a lot more stress and strain over the next month or two, so I am keeping them in my thoughts.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:03 pm

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Since this thread started my body decided to invent something for me to do: my appendix burst, and I had surgery on Sunday evening!

Things didn't feel too different than a stomach flu at first and I really didn't want to take up precious medical resources but by Sunday afternoon I realized I was getting worse by the hour and I needed some attention. I had gotten to the point where I doubted I could drive safely so I called an ambulance to come get me. I was really shaking and shivering even with three layers of blankets on me by the time we went into surgery.

All I can say is we are all blessed that there are a bunch of people who train hard and give up so much of their lives to be there when we really need them.

A lot of them look like they really would like to be doing what we are being asked to do, relax and read a book or watch a video, yet they know they are needed right now.

My thoughts and prayers are with our medical workers all the time now.


I wish you a speedy recovery Rev!
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:23 pm

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I wish you a speedy recovery Rev!
Were you/was your ward isolated from the part of the hospital treating Covid19 patients?

Thank you also for the kind words.

Yes, my ward was isolated from the 'respiratory illnesses' area focusing on Covid19. I could see day by day each shift in my ward was getting detailed briefings from their leadership on the spread of the disease and how their roles would be changing. Just yesterday the NH state governor announced a high school in my town would be converted to a giant hospital, and I'm sure a bunch of these same people will be involved in that effort since they are the largest medical center in the area. It's going to be tremendously draining on these people, physically and mentally, so I'm thinking about them all the time.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:48 pm

That is one tough way to do something interesting and break social distancing. Glad you are recovering.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:40 pm

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Reloading shotgun shells for now-cancelled tournaments


That’s a hobby I should have taken up. I like meticulous tasks to pass the time. Kind of why I like cooking.

As it is, I just spent a short amount of time reloading the magazines I’ve shot through over the last few months. I tend to procrastinate doing that, and the cleaning. I’ll hit that this weekend.

Looks like we’ll be heaping some extra loving on our 11 year old dog for the next few weeks. Just diagnosed with cancer. As long as he can move around and his pain is managed, we'll do what we can. But, I fear we’ll be coming out of this crisis down a member of our family.
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Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:28 pm

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Looks like we’ll be heaping some extra loving on our 11 year old dog for the next few weeks. Just diagnosed with cancer. As long as he can move around and his pain is managed, we'll do what we can. But, I fear we’ll be coming out of this crisis down a member of our family.


Man, that's no fun. I got lucky with the dog I had before the current fluff ball, a black chow chow. The mellowest chow chow ever (canine get that meaning) and that's because I was completely unaware of the chow chows disposition and temperament with my 1st chow chow arust colored huge chow chow. But mellow one made it to 17 years, remarkable for one to live that long.
His last 4 months, he lost use of his legs and I carried him out to do his thing, to work with me, we'd sit out along the beach or the lawn until the end..he passed in his sleep at home. That was my second chow and I was prone to get a third immediately but decided against. Perhaps you've been thru this before and already know the drill...but if not and the house is on board, go out and rescue a little dude who needs a place or do what is necessary to assuage the forthcoming pain of loss.

I did that with current pooch, a rescue that was horribly beaten, abused and practically starved to death. He need a lot of medical attention and happily received it and now I don't even think he recalls that life.

Corona time...on the hunt for ancient aviation footage while editing cuts but (breaking the rules) and socializing with a few neighbors/friends.

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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:45 pm

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GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Reloading shotgun shells for now-cancelled tournaments


That’s a hobby I should have taken up. I like meticulous tasks to pass the time. Kind of why I like cooking.

As it is, I just spent a short amount of time reloading the magazines I’ve shot through over the last few months. I tend to procrastinate doing that, and the cleaning. I’ll hit that this weekend.

Looks like we’ll be heaping some extra loving on our 11 year old dog for the next few weeks. Just diagnosed with cancer. As long as he can move around and his pain is managed, we'll do what we can. But, I fear we’ll be coming out of this crisis down a member of our family.

Sorry about the news on your pup - have been down that road myself and it's just heartbreaking. Fortunately for me, my eight and a half year old is in good health but I know it can change in a snap so I enjoy every day with him, and working from home full time now gives us more time for training, playing fetch etc. My only concern is what will happen to his doggy brain when I am no longer here all day every day.
 
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:26 am

I heard a doctor on the radio kept calling it "physical distancing" and not "social distancing" because, as she put it, we do not need to separate from each other emotionally, just physically. We still need to talk and interact, just with a distance.

Anyway, I am thinking of finding a free online course to learn calculus and trigonometry and, maybe, Arabic and Russian. I am an essential worker but I am only working two days a week, so seems like a good idea.

Also, Miss Coco Peru is reminding us on YouTube via a daily video how the little things are really the big things.
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:45 am

Does losing my mind count?

The only thing keeping me from completely snapping is my cigars. And I impose a strong limit myself on smoking them.

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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Sun Mar 29, 2020 1:33 pm

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scbriml wrote:

Expect a new baby boom in around nine months as well! They’ll be the Covid-boomers.

I’d sing to my neighbours, but I suspect they’d riot if I did.


Oy vey, let's hope not. The planet is horribly overpopulated as it is.


Yes, I hope people are educated enough to use birth control! This is not the 1940s and 50s.

Now one thing about the Covid-boomers... or more specifically the fathers of the Covid-boomers: never before in history have fathers been that certain that they REALLY are the father :)
 
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Re: Things to do while social distancing

Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:43 am

Someone is making videos of the most popular songs of certain years. S/He started with 1989 and is working backward, from what I can tell. Each video is about 220 of the top American songs from each year.

Having grown up in a strict and abusive home, I forgot the men had as big or bigger hair than women back then!
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