Thursday, April 16, 2020

Random Thoughts: Almost Entirely OT

Do you know what day it is?
No, I mean that in its true sense; no hidden surprise answer.

Even though I am still working from home per my regular schedule, I tend to lose track of what actual day it is for the most part. It is a very bizarre feeling. Waking up in a haze knowing it a weekday, but which day exactly - that is very unclear.

Oh, and in case you haven’t noticed; this is going to be an Off Topic (OT) Post, so if you came for the usual fair feel free to skip over this entry unless you are bored and want to hear some brief random thoughts.

With that warning, here we go:

1) I haven’t hopped around the blog community much since my last check in, but from a quick glance it seems like the regulars are all posting at least which is an ongoing good sign. Plus a few return postings from some long silent bloggers*.

2) I hope you are all continuing to stay healthy and are being mindful and safe when you venture out due to necessity (and not out of a need to hike some mountain you never heard of prior to last month as so many people are apparently doing).

As far as yours truly, well let's see what is interesting enough to share and print?

3) I have been trying to keep in contact with some girls I was seeing, but not much traction there. As I mentioned before it is either due to their overall lost interest based on the fact that we don’t share the same interests (Which interest? You know, those OTK interests you might be familiar with) or that they don’t see the point of this extremely limited non-contact interaction due to the plague. So basically me at the moment:

4) On a positive note, I finally got my “deployment orders” to help. If you know me, you know I don’t do well sitting around as the world burns. As I've mentioned in the past with other emergency events,
I need to be out there helping. I’m not a doctor or nurse so obviously I wasn’t on the front lines, but our City just like most other cities has been hit hard economically with this whole shutdown. So I volunteered to help weeks ago and just got the call recently to help. I got orders to do traffic control for the Food Bank. This may not sound like much, but apparently that need peeked recently as well, as the lines stretched for blocks and blocks and blocks and hours upon hours. It was good to be helpful even in a little way. I’ll be returning again for the foreseeable future.

5) * I’ll leave you with a little laugh and shout out to Nik Zula who as I mentioned above is one of the bloggers / artists who seems to be posting again. He was quiet for what seemed like over six months and it is great to see him back. I’m a fan of his art overall (although some of his discipline could be depicted firmer in my opinion) and hope you enjoy this timely piece. Anyone who can find humor, and pull it off well, in these times should get an award in my book.

What Do You Think:
Do you agree with his method?

Do you think she should be questioning his method?

Until next time, stay safe, stay home (unless you absolutely need to go out) and most importantly
stay strong. Focus on the future, because we will get through this and don’t forget to pray for everyone, especially the ones on the front lines.