rejectomorph (flying_blind) wrote,
rejectomorph
flying_blind

Reset Sixteen, Day Eight

So two days in a row I went to sleep before midnight and got up not long after after sunrise, except when I got up Tuesday morning there was actual direct sunlight, and today there was a heavy overcast. Also Tuesday night I didn't sleep as well as I had Monday night. Still, it feels rather like I've temporarily (I'm sure it's temporary) turned into a normal person, and it's making me very uncomfortable. If I'm normal I should be doing something other than sitting at a computer trying to remember what else happened on Tuesday, shouldn't I? It's ten o'clock in the morning, ffs!

For the last few days my cell phone has sported an emergency alert message from the state, noting the public health stay-at-home order. The infection spike has grown quite spectacular. For December 15, Buttehole County reported 471 new cases. Since the daily average for the previous two weeks was only 124 that's quite a jump, but I'm sure it's the result of a backlog of cases that didn't get reported over the weekend, so it should be lower today. Not low enough to make me comfortable, though, I'm sure. Given how many people were out when I went shopping a week ago Monday I can't say I'm surprised. What does surprise me is that while Buttehole County made it to number two in the state during the spike we had back in August, this time it's only in 31st place, despite that high infection rate. California as a whole is currently doing very badly indeed.

Naturally, I'll be staying in. It occurs to me that there's probably a good chance that the pandemic has saved me from being run over by a texting college student during the last few months. Chico is a very pedestrian-hostile place, and thinking back I realize that it's a wonder that in BC times (Before Coronavirus) I crossed busy Pillsbury Road at points without traffic lights several hundred times, and also walked in the bike lane along that street for a total of what must be about ten miles, and wasn't run down by either motorist or bicyclist. Thanks, China.

Now I think I'll make some grits with butter and cinnamon sugar, and a glass of chocolate milk, for second breakfast. I already ate today's donut for first breakfast. I'm not even going to think about lunch until afternoon.
Subscribe

  • Reset Seventeen, Day Eighteen

    Friday would be just a memory, if I remembered it. As I don't, I guess it's more like a myth. Maybe it happened, maybe it didn't, but whatever you…

  • Reset Seventeen, Day Seventeen

    Thursday turned out to not amount to much. I got a notice from the IRS that they had deposited my $600 stimulus check in my account, which actually…

  • Reset Seventeen, Day Sixteen

    No nap Wednesday evening, because I slept the middle of the day away and got up at half past two. I might actually get to sleep before five o'clock…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 0 comments