Comet’s log, 4.06.20
Day 22 –
Rolls of toilet paper remaining: 2 made of bamboo, we bought 4 made from corn (But I’m allergic to corn)
Slices of bread left in the bag: New bag minus 2 slices.
Work: I’ve been working from home for 3 weeks now, and I am enjoying it. I’m not enjoying the reason why, but I’m going to at least consider that working from home is a positive thing for me. I’m not antisocial, but I am uncomfortable around people, so this part of the “quarantine” has been nice.
What I learned about all of my neighbors: When it’s not raining, the only thing they know how to do is mow their lawns. They take turns, and I believe some mow more than once a week. Seriously people, get a puzzle, scrub your floors, write a blog – something other than mow your damn lawns! One man walks down my street and whistles slowly like he’s in a horror flick. There’s no recognizable song or cadence, he just whistles like insane people do in movies before someone gets murdered. Oh, and one of my neighbors has a dog… A large dog… A dog who doesn’t know how to mow lawns, so he barks. He barks all day. He barks all night. It’s not a normal bark either, it sounds like a recording that is being amplified and slowed down – possibly a demon dog, but no one is knocking on my door, standing six feet back, and then asking me if I’m the “Keymaster”, so I will just assume it’s a very large, unhappy dog.
What I learned about my 60-pound, 8 year-old pitbull: He does’t mind the incessant barking of the possibly possessed pooch down the road. My dog will only bark when I sign into my online meetings and he hears me unmute my mic. Yeah, that’s fun.
What I did with the time it typically takes to commute to work and back (1h 30m): I have been working longer hours, making dinner, and discovering that I have way more clarifying face masks than a normal person should have.
My advice for others who are having to practice social distancing: Take 45 minutes out of your day, twice or more a week to do yoga or some type of exercise. There are thousands of videos online to select from and you can do them any time of the day!
Online meet-ups are great too! I have discovered virtual happy hours, online Bible study, online birthday parties, and online D&D, they’re all great! I don’t feel so cut off from the world, but my introverted self still manages to get drained though…weird, but that’s how I roll.
Current Realization: Sometimes you just need to rant. Usually, I do that to my friend at work, but we haven’t seen each other in 3 weeks, so I’ve been holding my rants in. Much like holding in a fart, this leads to anger and depression. I figure I’m not the only one who feels that way, so maybe I can help in an unorthodox way. If you want to get something out…complain about online work meetings, or not being able to work, or having to homeschool your kiddos… do it here. Let’s keep it lighthearted…this is for fun and maybe some stress relief.
We are going through a tough time, so if you are beyond ranting, you are depressed or feeling like you might self-harm, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
If you just want to leave a fun rant, or even tell me some amazingly lame dad jokes, you can do so in the comments below.
We’re all in this together. Stay home, hang in there, and we’ll all come out on the other side of this soon!