As with many communities across the country, my locale has instituted martial law beginning 2 hours ago. Well, martial law might be an overstatement I suppose, but not by much. But according to them I’m not allowed to go anywhere. And I could be fined and/or jailed if I’m not out and about for “valid” reasons.
(is looking for a hooker a valid reason?)
((seems like one of those “essential” things they keep talking about))
(((just me huh?)))
And there’s nowhere to go anyway because everything is closing up early. So here I am at home.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got everything I need. Food, water, shelter and heat.
And even most of what I want. Books, booze and satellite tv. A hot nekkid chick WOULD be a bonus.
But you can’t have everything.
It kind of annoys me that I’m being told arbitrarily by “the man” that I can’t go out “unless”.
Yesterday before the crackdown I went shopping. You know, just in case. They already had cops posted at the store. I mean I’ve seen cops at the store before. Shoplifters, etc. But these guys were literally “posted”. Meaning they were enforcing and making certain nobody hoarded anything. This concerns me. Maybe that’s just me.
And don’t get me wrong. I understand the deal with the aspects we’re dealing with here. The closings, etc. Trying to keep people from passing “teh virus”, etc.
But it still annoys me.
It also annoys me that every day, several times a day, when I’m trying to watch TV, especially Jeopardy, the news breaks in and claims to have Breaking News. And then more or less tell me they don’t know what the hell is going on today any more than yesterday.
YOU JUST MADE ME MISS THE CATEGORIES. HOW CAN I PLAY NOW?
Yeah you already know this part.
I honestly have no idea unless you want to watch reruns of old World Series or Superb Owls.
Friday night dramatic TV also stinks, but I do have a lot of Science Channel docs and game shows on the DVR.
And I still gotta get caught up on Better Call Saul.
I did also start reading a really good book today, recommended to me by none other the the lovely and talented King Hippo . The Singer’s Gun by Emily St. John Mandel. So far so good.
(yes Hippo, I did finally get through Station Eleven)
Anyway, we’re all mostly stuck at home for the time being it seems. At least most of the time. So talk about how you’re passing the time.
Oooooh, I just hit the Video Daily Double. Suck it Trebek.
On the bright side, even while stuck at home there are any number of things you can still do to pass the time.
OK folks. Try not to get cabin fever. Drink heavily if necessary.
Screw it, I want a burger and I’m going to the drive-thru.
Catch me if you can Mr. Policeman.
GO FASTER DAVE!!!!!!
Have a nice weekend everyone. Be kind and be safe.