I’m doing fairly well with days of the week, mostly because I can remember them by what I’m doing that day.
Friday is “W1A.” Saturday is ordering out for dinner. Sunday is talking with my parents and grandmother, plus NASCAR just came back.
So I’m pretty good there, but for some reason, the other day I basically forgot what time of year it was.
I don’t remember what I was thinking about, but I thought it was later in the year than it was. Sorry … it was a thought, not a vision, so I can’t tell you if quarantine had ended.
I actually had to remind myself that it was May.
This is a recent phenomenon, for obvious reasons, but there’s another problem I’ve had a lot longer. Basically, when I see anything from the 1980s, I skip a decade in my mind and think it was 20 or so years ago and not more than 30.
I think it has to do with not wanting to admit getting older.
MORE DREAMS OF LIFE AFTER QUARANTINE
When this is all over, Savannah is having people over to her new house.
Katie’s dreaming of barbecue, the beach and lots of stuff in between.
I’d love for post-quarantine society to be how T.B.C imagines it.
T.B.C’s post is four degrees removed from Renata’s initial challenge, so it’s starting to spread. Since I’m not following everyone who writes one, I may not see them all, so be sure to let me know!
I’m also happy to see The New York Times has caught up to the concept.
STUFF I WROTE
A mirror in the restaurant — I had never met the guy, but I felt like I knew him.
Figuring out a solution — For a guy, staying in the dorms at a women’s college and lead to some interesting situations.
STUFF I READ
Lost (By Alexandria Rae) — Even if it’s hard to put how we’re feeling right now into words, it’s important to remember we’re not alone.
Asking for Stories (PhDone. Now What?) — So, apparently … networking doesn’t have to suck?
Gratitude (Smelly Socks and Garden Peas) — Looking for positives during a difficult time.
A day in the life of a working single parent during lockdown (A Dating Dad) — Nothing to it, right? Right?
Deep Dive: Ice Cream (Buffalo Sauce Everywhere) — It’s not often that anything “vanilla” leads to the kind of strong feelings Renata shows here.
Deep Dive: Ice Cream — Josh’s Take (Buffalo Sauce Everywhere) — Renata’s podcast partner shares his favorite ice cream, but this is about more than just ice cream.
What I Wear to Work — Quarantine Edition (Strikeouts + Sprinkles) — Becky goes for comfort, and why not?
50 Thoughts XXXIII (The Captain’s Speech) — Another collection of Paul’s thoughts.
Life In Lockdown (Imogen Chloe) — Check out the paintings.
It’s My Pity Party and You’re Not Invited (Do What You Love) — Sometimes, you just need to let it out.
Wear A Mask In Public, This Is The Way (The Return of the Modern Philosopher) — I think Austin has figured out the solution.
Confession: I Don’t Want This Quarantine To End (twenty something) — Not what you may think, but very interesting thoughts on what we may hold onto after all this is over. (This piece expresses some similar thoughts, except about the here and now.)
Never underestimate the power to adapt (Millennial Life Crisis) — In so many ways, people are just … figuring stuff out … and Vee hopes one thing in particular sticks around even after people can get together again.
The Thing About Wednesdays … (The Baseball Bloggess) — “It just feels like some nebulous place that is neither here nor there.”
On Love* (Always Coffee) — When the first thing I think of after reading this is a certain Priest … that’s doing something right.
TWEETS I LIKED
Yeah … these work.
Definitely something to brag over
Wearing jeans because no sweats are available is just poor planning.
It hits you at weird times.
See also: people who didn’t like “The Big Bang Theory,” which was really good until … it wasn’t.