Sunday, March 29, 2020

Photo Essay




Waiting for the pharmacist to come and deliver the prescription to our car.




Saturday, March 21, 2020

Interesting Quarantine Snack Food: Steamed Bun With Pork Filling



I started quarantine Saturday, March 14th. So today is the eighth day.

Still more interesting snack food and an adequate supply of toilet paper.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020

I'm Tacky: This Was The Evening Meal

Leftover Chile
Leftover corned beef and potatoes 
Hungarian Mushroom Soup
Spinach!
Not pictured was a plate of white rice.

Next time I will plate the food for better optics.



Monday, March 16, 2020

Prescient Costume: Plague Doctor



This is a picture from 2015, when the kid chose to dress as a medieval plague doctor for his costume while his friend was bacon.

While I was shopping yesterday, I saw a few people with surgical masks on. I would have worn one as I have a cold, but all supplies are sold out. Also, I am presuming I have only a head cold as I don’t have fever which is associated with COVID-19 – can’t test, because there aren’t any.
   
I wonder what would have happened if I wore the kid’s plague doctor mask?





Saturday, March 14, 2020

Serious Times




A carefully planned two months of social and personal events evaporated as the reality of dealing with a serious pandemic sank into the general population.

Everything is cancelled, sports, school, religion. We have internet, food, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime – we will survive, somehow.

As I write this, the heavy snowflakes of a late-season storm are falling.

I realize this isn’t the time for stoke proclamation, as such a statement might be seen as minimizing the very real suffering of those who are ill.

I’d like such a proclamation to be interpreted as a call to help those in need with generosity and good spirit.

Stoke!




Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Adequate Supply Of Clipboards On Hand



Thirty-seven years ago I graduated high school. As odd as it sounds, I somehow held onto the clipboard I used during those tumultuous years.

Ever since those formative times I’ve enjoyed the portability and versatility of clipboards – for when you need those papers exposed and at the ready.

As the kids matured they needed clipboards as well. As I’ve slowed down in my later years, I gave the young ones my clipboard to use. As you might guess, the old clipboard disappeared, as did its replacement.

In an office-supply freakout my wife and I panicked, worried when the time came and we absolutely needed a clipboard we would find the cupboard bare. So we bought six new clipboards.

Now when either of us needs to superficially assert authority, command something akin to respect, pretend to know stuff, or just act randomly officious, we have a supply of clipboards to bolster our obnoxiousness. Problem solved.

Stoke!



Monday, March 9, 2020

The Rules: Sewer Repair




When the surface of the street gets graffiti of an abstract nature, know this: this is not the work of a conceptual artist (yet), rather the forces of maintenance and city services.

Today the digging started.

I’ll keep all academics and serious amateurs posted on the progress.

Utilities Stoke!




Saturday, March 7, 2020

Odd Amusements: List of Marijuana Dispensaries in Oregon

I had such a good time in 2015 listing the names of the marijuana dispensaries in Oregon that I decided to revisit the idea.

Now the number of dispensaries has multiplied many times over, but has the humor and integrity of the names improved? I'll let you be the judge.