How many times have we heard someone say if speaking up or doing something saves even one life, then it was worth it? But until today, I don’t think I really connected to these messages in a personal way.
This evening an epidemiologist told us that if we feel like we are doing nothing, lounging on the couch, watching screens, eating bad food, playing games, and wasting time; then we are serving our fellow man and being patriotic. She kept it real. If you self quarantine , you greatly reduce the risk of catching or passing on Covid-19.
In essence, if I live my life like I do during football season, basketball season and March Madness, then I could save a life? and my country? Then I’m in. I pledge to serve in this way even after this pandemic becomes history.
If even one person can survive because I sit on my butt and gaze at screen for hours then it will be worth the effort!
Only a vowel separates safe six from safe sex. Think about it.
Going on our daily walk, I still find it weird to be playing “keep away” with the person walking towards us. It’s like I’m back in elementary school, trying to steer clear of the kid with cooties.
Today, there were three teenage boys clumped together like one big Covid-19. We had to decide whether to walk past them on the narrow stretch of sidewalk and risk not being 6 feet apart or cut across the wet, muddy field. We took the later, the road less travelled. As we sunk in the wet mud, I referred to those boys as bullies. And the I could hear Melania Trump tell them to “ be best” and walk 6 ft apart. But they weren’t listening.
Sweet photo of a couple of young kids with their arms around each other celebrating a swimming victory. A colleague wiping his nose during our online team meeting. Paying for groceries with my debit and then having to punch in the password. Suddenly I see all of these moments with a more discerning eye.
How can those swimmers stand so close? 6 feet- come on! Seriously don’t touch your nose, and certainly not on screen. Should I speak up? Shame him? Do I really have to hit each key of my password? No gloves? Who knows how many germ covered fingers touched this credit card terminal.
The Greek Bouzouki blasts from the tv screen overlooking 3 barbers. Two young hip,stylish American Greek men wear sleek black plastic gloves that match their hair color as they trim and buzz the two patrons in the shop.
But the older barber with the creases in the back of his neck, that my kid calls “credit card swipes,”cuts and snips with his bare hands. You just know he’d rather die from Corona before he’d wear sissy plastic gloves. He reeks of machismo.
After he removes the customer cape, and walks to the register-he doesn’t even think about a squirt of Purel. He just scratches his face, hands the patron his credit card receipt and gives himself a quick crotch pinch.
She’s fantastic! Perfect song choice-Adele. Flip to MSNBC- facts, evidence, substantiated proof, Adam Schiff- Rachel has “breaking news” yet once again. Wow the singer with Blue hair is terrific! Adam and Rachel blah blah. I can’t do this Rachel. I’m not sure who disappoints me more you or Trump.
I’ve sat through so many “breaking news” moments followed by wonderful legal scholars only to watch Trump work his way around the law, lie, manipulate the media, and buy another day. I don’t think I can keep being teased that you and your Ivy League trained team can beat trump. It’s high school all over again.
The nerds are trying to demonstrate their intellectual superiority to one another. Sadly they are so thrilled by their own conclusions that they fail to see how they tend to ignore or dismiss the people they deem to be lesser than them- the average students.
And trumps team feels like they are entitled just because of being rich or appearing to have more. The rules don’t apply to them. Exceptions are made. Coaches look the other way if they are busted for drinking; or their grades don’t meet the criteria for playing in a game.
In high school, trumps team always wins. If this high school musical continues for another 4 years- I’m out Rachel-I’m watching the Voice.
“As you may have seen, a family of large crows is nesting in the northern wall of the courtyard. The crows have become increasingly protective of the nest, and have attacked several employees entering the building through the doors at the north end of the courtyard. According to wildlife officials, this is typical behavior for nesting crows. The nesting cycle should last approximately 30 days, so we anticipate the crows vacating the nest sometime in late May. “
I woke up thinking about luchadores? Yes I did. I thought I might find some masks to post. While it was cool to see the photos of the real Nacho Libre, I still liked Jack Blacks version better. Sorry Fr. Nacho. And there were way too many images of Santo, Lucha Libre, and Mistico to choose from. I decided to scrap the idea. And then like an unexpected flying leap from the ropes, I stumbled upon a black and white photo of ” Santo con helado(ice-cream)” and oneof L’ange blanc playing pinball, and Hurricane Ramirez, ” the prince of silk” smoking a pipe- all with their colorful masks on. Awwwwww-the human side of these macho mad men! So many touching moments to choose from. But in the end, I kept revisitingthis photo of the Blue Demon. I imagined it was for his high- school yearbook. Crazy I know. Any chance I wondered if he was voted most likely to body slam an opponent?