Pandemic social distancing diary thread

Yep, I can relate. Haven’t hung out with anyone (except for family) for probably over a year. That’s pretty much normal for me, so the only time I remember that there’s a pandemic is when I have to put on my face mask to go out.

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This thread’s kinda dead, but whatevs. Figured I’d post some positive vibes stuff.

My friend has been consistently coming down every other weekend to hang with me since she moved, and we’ve been living it up and having a blast. I’m extremely grateful that we managed to first run into each other almost a year ago, which seems crazy. We are besties through and through.

Her sister puts it best: “When I told you I had a sister who studied Japanese you said 'I don’t have the time to be some girl’s Japanese tutor,” and she said ‘Oh, introduce me to this dork so I can school him and make him my bitch,’ and now you guys hug, kiss each other on the cheek, and say I love you." :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

Made friends with a Japanese dude I ran into on a river trip, and will find out how his date weekend went tomorrow (“If she turns out to be crazy, it’s gonna be a loooong weekend!”).

Got an angry note at my second job tonight from a guy who likes to leave angry notes. I wish some people would just live and let live. I have zero interaction with you at work. Leave me alone, bro!

Been having some bitchin karaoke parties. Been hanging out with an ex again after over a year of awkwardness, and we’re happy about it. She was my friend before she was my ex, so I’m glad that relationship is back.

All is well. I wish you all a fine day.

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Necroing this thread with the new variant running around now, looks like it’ll be useful a while longer. At least for me. Just got a third dose of vaccine yesterday . I can function but I feel like garbage today. And now they say they’re working on a new vaccine for this new variant so I get to do this again in a few more months.

TBH, I’m getting tired of this deal as we close in on two years. I have to stay on top of my game because I and my parents both have conditions that make us vulnerable. And I know they do it because they love me and want to protect me, but I don’t get to go anywhere. I work from home, my parents run all the errands. If I don’t make it a point to go outside I can forget to do that. I go out to see my doctor for Diabetes checkups (I skipped those for the first year until my insurance wouldn’t renew prescriptions anymore). In a stellar month I’ll get to go for a drive by myself and stand outside my grandma’s door for a bit too. IDK I’m sure there are people who have it worse but I feel like shit today and I just need to vent.

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Funny thing is, I never stopped with the precautions. Anyone who paid attention would spot that things ain’t quite where we’d like them. The more time we give the virus the more mutations will appear. The rich countries need to vaccinate the poor because even it protects themselves, yet its not being done really. So where we’re going is inevitable. I continue to be unimpressed with muppets that think because some of the symptoms are flu-like that its just flu so they’ll be fine because they are young. Nope. Its a SARS variant and there’s a reason people were correctly terrified of it out east before we had to worry about it back here in the west.

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That third shot felt so much worse than the second for me, so I’m not looking forward to future boosters either. I guess that’s life on planet E now, get the new security patch to stop the virus or get the virus :fearful:

That’s the elephant in the room for me for nearly a year now. I live in a country with a government opposing vaccine IP waivers, and not many are even talking about it, not even speaking about mainstream media. At the same time, we still tell ourselves that we are such a good force for global peace and welfare and whatnot. It’s like living in a bad surreal dystopian novel. When I talk about how that makes sense in a global pandemic to other people, they quietly agree after a while and then quickly change the subject.

I’m starting to notice that too. I hear that in the US we’re just throwing a lot of these away. Every appointment I’ve made to get a shot, I get called in at least half a week early because I live close to my pharmacy and they can’t find enough people for the doses they’re about to open. And I live in SoCal, where vaccination rates are some of the highest in the country (optimistically, perhaps that’s the problem, no one left to get the shot!). Meanwhile, I’m talking to my neighbor who plays baseball down in Mexico up to visit family for the holidays. In Mexico, the only vaccine he’s got access to is the Chinese one that’s about 60% effective (or something along those lines). That’s about 3 hours from where I live, it’s just the wrong side of the border.

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The rest of the world stopped thinking that in the 80es…

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Nice clip, thank you for sharing.

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I love that guitar track.

That looks scrumptious.

Creating your own studio and performance space will not only give you the freedom to experiment with your guitar tones but also allow you to push the volume without worrying about noise complaints.