Instead of the fist bump, racket tap or other salutation at the net that comes with the end of a pickleball game, we bowed from our respective baselines.
Someone tried to sanitize the balls, but that didn’t work very well.
It was a fairly warm day, but I wore gloves.
My networking group was the next day. There were about 25 people — I think the week before was more than 80 — and it has been suspended ever since.
I had gone to exercise class that Monday. Now, it’s on hold. The photography class I went to that Tuesday … canceled.
That week was the last time I was in a group of people for any reason. It simultaneously seems like forever ago and that it just happened.
It was four weeks ago — one month. And it may be more months, but if that’s what has to happen, so be it.
Our exercise class is having a Zoom call, not to work out, but to say hi and see each other’s faces again.
I’m still in email chains for both the networking group and the people I play pickleball with, and let me tell you, this isolation is really having its way with some people.
Their creativity is impressive, but seriously, send help.
STUFF I WROTE THIS WEEK
Not the usual holidays — Changes to plans and making the call to reopen society, whenever that happens. (Includes an update!)
Flying solo — Just me, myself and I … out for a walk.
STUFF I READ THIS WEEK
Dislike vs. Dread (Buffalo Sauce Everywhere) — Second of two parts. We’ve all dreaded stuff, but how many of us have been able to walk away from it?
On Exile (Tales in Lostness) — “In the end, everywhere you go, you bring a part of the place where you used to live — and this place, you will forever be able to call it home.”
A Poem for the Distanced Souls (Dark Blue Journal) — You can see the poem as you read it.
Being seen (Smelly Socks and Garden Peas) — Sometimes, all it takes is for someone to say something nice.
Stepping out of my comfort zone (Blonde Accountant Abroad) — The first post for a new blog.
COVID19 Dating App Bios (Single Vegas Girl Blog) — People actually say these things?
What’s The Deal With The Easter Bunny (The Return of the Modern Philosopher) — Years ago, Suzi asked me where there would be an expose of the Easter Bunny. Austin makes an attempt.
Unravelled (The Captain’s Speech) — These days, we’re all like balls of yarn.
Introverts Unite (Rosie Culture) — We all need to interact with people sometimes.
The Great Toilet Paper Shortage of 2020 (Millennial Life Crisis) — Suzi and I actually had a conversation the other day about “usage patterns.” For toilet paper.
TWEETS I LIKED
I wrote a thing a few weeks ago about emails I’ve gotten since … you know. I thought it was pretty good, but this … this is just special.
I landed a job interview. Everything had just started, but then it accelerated, so maybe I didn’t cause it, but I made it worse.
I don’t even read novels, so no danger from me here.
A happy Friday indeed.
I’ll have two.
I miss orb matches.
This needed to be written down? There were people who didn’t understand?
Grammar is important.
I’m just saying that I think I’ve seen one news anchor where it has worn off.
Speaking of emails …