Thanks to COVID-19 and the “Shelter-in-Place” order we’re under, I did my first mobile check deposit using the bank’s iPhone app. It’s pretty incredible what you can do these days on your phone. Take a photo of the front and back of the check and you’re done! Why risk more public exposure than you have to by going to the bank? If it can be done via an app, now’s the time.
I saw a woman in line at the local grocery store buying a big bottle of cheap vodka along with lots of healthy foods. Seemed odd to me at the time. It now occurs to me that perhaps she was buying the vodka, not to drink, but to sanitize.
Instead of trying to keep the entire house at 68, I’ve set my thermostat to 64. The heating system here is not at all equal, some rooms get 10-15 degrees more heat than others. Setting your thermostat for the rooms you need/use most (not the whole house) is the way to go. Saves energy, saves money.
Read a book or watch a ‘how to’ video on something you want to learn more about.
Street food in India. Fascinating and at the same time revolting. So much oil and deep fried food, sugar, white flour, really zero nutritional value stuff these poor men (and that’s all I’ve seen so far, no women) have to cook up. Makes me wonder how people eat healthy there – not on the street apparently!
Just got back from Costco. Long lines, no toilet paper, paper towels, organic canned beans and on and on. Outside, long lines at the gas pumps as people not only filled up their cars, but also their portable gas cans. People are stocking up big time.
Had a dream last night about Chess. Don’t remember much except a visual of lanes that were open and pieces that were undefended in a light blue highlight.
Want to remove stains off a plastic toilet seat? Soak it in bleach for a few hours. Done!
People are being born and people are dying ALL THE TIME! — that’s just the way it is. Perhaps it’s just shock that the news of a celebrity death compels so many to hit the forums and Facebook to express their “deep condolences”, “so sorry for your loss,” “he will be missed,” and other cliche phrases comment after comment. Does anybody care, really? I doubt it.
It’s the same for all the “He will not be forgotten!” posts (uh… yes he will). There’s only a small percentage of extremely famous people — all who have had some lasting impact on our culture, that are “not forgotten” — i.e. Shakespeare, Bach, Einstein etc. If you’re not in that club, good luck.
Every year seasonal allergies kick in here. I get sneezing fits that usually start with an itchiness in my nose followed by an immediate need to blow my nose to get rid of the mucous. Not fun.