Pandemic social distancing diary thread


Was there a sale on rutabagas?


I was referencing the cantinas scene when the droids get kicked out.

At this point, I have no idea what is even happening in this conversation.

We are currently being hit with snow, sleet, and freezing rain until 5 am. That’s cool I guess…


I was referencing the robot trader desert tank ppl

those little desert wooks. “puchini!”


Well, my town is covered in a sheet of Ice at the moment, but I experimented and can leave my driveway, which is pretty freakin’ nice.

I spent last night catching up with some people on the phone. My good friend Mio, who has been my friend through many adventures, has moved to the countryside.

Mio - “You’ve always told me that I was quick to anger, but you’ve always been kind to me.”

Last known photograph of us together (wearing a mask before it was cool):

If I never see her in person again, I won’t cry. I won’t cry, I swear it… sniff


Winter has finally arrived. It looks pretty, but it’s kind of a pain in the ass. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:



Don’t cry, those tears might freeze on your face!

Whipped up some dry beef curry on rice:

Gonna trek out and talk to my friend at the magazine shop





Ha! Mio’s cool as crap. Perhaps we shall meet again in dreams… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Also seriously don’t cry, it’s frickin cold out!


I will never stop crying, Vlantis.


Looks like the second job I picked up might have been worth it, as I am now on the list for a Covid vaccine. We shall see.


Did you do it all for the COVID vaccine?


who has awakened me from my slumber


Edit: this post will be deleted in 24 hours…


Got my first covid vax just now. Helllllll yeah.


I’m near Los Angeles… serious war zone. Covid has taken down close to 50% of my comrades… and the cry from above is “no excuse” get back to work and no deadline extensions…

Not fun… and the Vax is still scarce here.


That’s quite tough, here I’m asked to work from home and don’t personally know anyone who died, which makes me understand how lucky I’ve been so far.


I feel you. It’s just plain scary here. Thankfully I’ve just decided to work 100% from home for the past few weeks. I have to go into the office eventually, but when I do I plan to make it an evening so I don’t run into anyone. But yeah they’re straight up not taking people to hospitals if their survival odds are too low and LA county had to reduce smog restrictions so that crematoriums can catch up on their backlog, which is apparently weeks at this point. My aunt got it, but she seems to be doing ok at home. I personally know 3 people who’ve had their first injection now, my mom works for the school so she gets hers in a week or two I think, as does my grandma. It’s bad, but I’m hopeful - they say the night is always darkest before the dawn and all.


I appreciate the acknowledgment @Auto-meh-geddon and @White_Noise

I’m also fortunate to work at home… but I am directing and support lifelong friends and close associates in the field. Sometimes I feel like the responsible act would be to shut the whole thing down… but then I realize some of these people need the work and their situation would be dire without it.

And I know some people who have died… and some who will. Not just work associates but neighbors and friends… fortunately not family… not yet.

Looking forward to the summer… and 2022 beyond.