Sunday, May 17, 2020

Isolation Station: Day 64

 Pandemic Life May 17, 2020

Life goes so fast in Isolation Station. Here I am on Day 64. Now, I'm not saying I'm living my best life or most productive life but it's not been too horrible so far and hard to believe I've been pretty isolated for sixty-four days!

I've gone for a few walks but stay in my hood, up and down a pretty empty sidewalk for the city. I often just stay on the sidewalk and don't go to any stores or touch anything most of the time. I've bought items at little local stores like the drugstore, bakery, butcher, and fruit stand that I used to frequent before the pandemic. Some of them shut down for a while but now seem to be back, or least were last week when I last walked there.

I've ridden my new bike three times. It's been raining or just plain cold and windy. I wouldn't go out if life was normal in this weather and I sure wouldn't ride my bike as I'm still uncoordinated about stopping and such.

The only person I see at a social distance is my younger son when he brings me weekly groceries.

I've been keeping busy with my online courses for Udemy and for the college, online tarot readings , making YouTube videos, and working on my apartment. I finally have a chance to go through thirty years worth of boxes; sorting and organizing my trinkets and crafts and papers.

I've been trying to figure out how to reshape the horror book I'm working on to incorporate the pandemic.

Like most, I miss seeing my friends in real life, Wonderland would have opened last week and I would have ridden the coasters, miss not going to various functions and jobs, had to cancel several tarot parties, but I'm old and wise enough to know this isn't our life forever. It's just a pause to figure out the best way forward for millions of people.

I'm willing to be patient a while longer. I'm lucky I live alone and can do what I want. I'm lucky that I live walking distance to every amenity I want, our part of town was never out of toilet paper although now it seems to be out of rubbing alcohol and peroxide (I use both for my rashes but I'm not out yet), I can get fresh fruit, fresh bread, fresh meat. I can walk to the lake in half an hour. I'm well aware of how lucky I am to have landed in this spot two years ago.

Like the rest of you, money is a concern. But I know everyone is struggling on that front. 

My custom-made Kylo Ren mask was ready on May 4th, Star Wars Day!

I've been doing more binge-watching than usual, as is everyone, as I have lost all four of my parttime jobs and the ones I have online aren't the ones that paid the rent. Yes, I even watched Tiger King back when it came out. 

I got through eight full seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm while sorting and organizing. I'd seen most of them at least once before. That show makes me laugh out loud. I watched them on a Crave subscription. But when I went to watch Season 9, it said I had to subscribe to HBO to see 9 and 10! I'm soooo pissed as I don't think I've seen them yet because they're on HBO. How many subscriptions does one need? I was ready for all ten seasons!

Last night, I binge-watched Ryan Murphy's Hollywood on Netflix. I made a little video about it. I keep remembering more things I wanted to say about it. Ah well...

I made a video about What We Do In The Shadows. Mark Hamill was on Shadows this week and that was cool!

Mark Hamill did an interview on What We Do Before The Shadows with Harvey Guillen, who plays Guillermo on WWDITS and now has his own YouTube show. 

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I hope you are staying safe and healthy!

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