It’s tough to hear about, that’s for sure. I’m lucky enough that I’ve got my first vaccine shot. I have no idea what it’s like in some of the bigger cities.
I had my friend and her wife over for karaoke yesterday, and we technically obeyed the rules, I even sprayed down my mic with alcohol, lol! I’ve known many people who’ve contracted it and were fine, and many people who THOUGHT they contracted it only to find out they didn’t have it. I don’t personally know anybody who’s died from it.
We got two lines down at the factory because of Covid, but on the bright side, my “work-wife” and I haven’t had to work with one of our annoying as fuck coworkers for the last three weeks! I hope they transfer her useless ass if she comes back. It’s also winter so production slows down, so my day job has seen fewer hours.
It’s been interesting hearing people’s reactions once I said that I could get/have gotten the vaccine. It’s either “Oh my god, you’re so lucky!” or straight up “I’M not getting one.” I’m not one to judge, but I just can’t help but think “Cool! Have fun home schooling your three children for the next five years!” Ugh…anti-vaxxer redneck bullshit…
After moving back into town, my parents keep trying to invite me to travel out of town and go out to eat (these are the same parents that were restricting my travel due to Covid concerns for the three brief months I mistakenly tried to move in with them, mind you. You know…my OLD parents who are more susceptible to Corona).
Yesterday they invited me to go to lunch in some crowded ass sports bar (some restrictions have been lifted here) and after asking if it would be inside, I politely declined. During my walk uptown to talk to my friend at the magazine shop (yes, we all have masks) my parents saw me and yelled “Hey! We didn’t go in! There were too many people!” and I told them I was proud of them.
I saw my friend’s car parked outside of a fully opened local packed shithole bar/restaurant and went inside just long enough to say hello to her, because we’ve been at odds with each other lately (when are we not, though! ) and I wanted to make sure everything was all good. In and out, fully masked. Not many other people were though. She just got out of quarantine two weeks ago, too. Just have a beer with your boyfriend at his place, sheesh!!
I don’t get it. It’s cheaper to eat and drink at home, anyway. I’m as extroverted as the next person, but I don’t need to surround myself with a bunch of people right now.
About the work from home thing, that must be nice (or boring (my cousin does it and she’s going a bit batty)), but yeah, if I don’t show up to either jobs I’ll be fired.
My heart goes out to people around the globe, because it’s happening everywhere. I’m very thankful that fate lead me back to my boring hometown two years ago.
On a lighter note, I should be hanging out with a lovely lady on Wed, which is always nice. She’s a rapscallion for sure, and we’ve quickly developed a great camaraderie since she showed up in town. Also, I rarely spend money on shit these days, but I upgraded my PS4 Pro hard drive to a solid state drive today, which is pretty cool: