The week gone by — May 31

The Little League I played in is refunding fees, but hopes to have a delayed season later this summer if it’s safe.

Other leagues, however, have already cancelled their seasons.

I am trying to think of what I would have been like if, between the ages of 8 and 12, my parents had said I wouldn’t be able to play baseball that summer.

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Neighborhood Casting Call for Quarantine’s End: A Play in 856 Acts – McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

“We will conduct auditions via Zoom during your family’s dinnertime, bedtime, and at unpredictable intervals throughout the day with at least five minute’s notice because we value your family’s social-emotional well-being. Please remember to mute yourself when you’re not speaking, and to ensure that all household members are properly clothed should they appear on screen.“
— Read on www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/neighborhood-casting-call-for-quarantines-end-a-play-in-856-acts

Whenever this play happens, it will win all the awards. Bank on it.

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Surprise! Surprise!

I have predicted a blizzard on my birthday for months.

Since I’m basically a fatalist, I just figured it would be payback for having such an easy winter.

However, the day is now here, and the forecast calls for temperatures reaching the low 80s. So no snow.

That’s a win.

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Taking whatever you can get

For weeks, months even, they stood as symbols of “oppression.”

Barriers connected by yellow police tape blocking off four parking spaces at the entrance to our normal walking trial taunted … people who couldn’t get into one of the two or three parking spaces that were available?

But then, they were gone.

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When Lockdown Is Lifted… – LifeInPostcards

“When lockdown is lifted I will hit the gym. God I miss the gym. I feel like I’ve been in bed for a month. I can’t wait to get back to my favourite treadmill,”
— Read on www.lifeinpostcards.com/2020/04/14/when-lockdown-is-lifted/

Gym … dinner … Edinburgh! Sounds like a pretty good plan to me. If you like the post, make sure to go over to Life In Postcards and let Megan know!

Life will look different someday

Even now, I can usually find something to keep myself engaged, either physically or mentally, or at least entertained.

But every now and then, I get bored.

Not bored enough to take Suzi up on her joking suggestion to spread more mulch — I did enough of that over the weekend, thank you — but still bored.

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To Build Resilience in Isolation, Master the Art of Time Travel – The New York Times

“Right now, it would be nice to be able to fire up a time machine or even climb into a wormhole to the day this pandemic ends.“
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2020/05/15/smarter-living/to-build-resilience-in-isolation-master-the-art-of-time-travel.html

I’m glad to see that The New York Times has caught up to this concept.

Imagining the End of Lockdown. — T.B.C

”That day will be the first day of the rest of our lives and we will tell people we love them and shielding will become a term for protecting the most vulnerable in our society – and we will do it without complaint or judgement or hesitancy.”

via Imagining the End of Lockdown. — T.B.C

I’d love for post-quarantine society to be the way these guys imagine it.

Imagining the End of Lockdown — Life With Ktkinnes

“As soon as we are able to, I want to have a big barbecue with extended friends and family. Every year there’s a charity barbecue we go to in June which has obviously been cancelled for this year. To be honest, the best thing about this barbecue is seeing the extended family and family friends.“

via Imagining the End of Lockdown — Life With Ktkinnes

I think I want to hang out with these guys.

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