As I pet the belly for the third time already this morning, I reminded my cat that she would never have made it as a wild animal. No matter what that bobcat cat food commercial says. She rolled over and stretched so I could get the other side.
I don’t know if other areas are doing it but I appreciate our grocery stores & Walmart having a special hour for seniors & other vulnerable populations to shop. Also like the churches posting online services &/or sermons as well as offering help to those needing it. Thanks to everyone that helps in any way.
Topics: 1) Thanks Rich, for all your hard work at keeping people up to date without having to watch hours of “news” to get 5 minutes worth of information. 2) Spring? Had frost on my car and neighbor’s roofs this morning (burb just over south Chicago border). 3) Sports: Can you imagine sports overload when everything starts again at the same time? Baseball will be using snowballs to play in January, and overlap the NFL big time unless MLB slashes the schedule (and revenues).
Went down to Tennessee the week before last for a funeral, I was amazed at how green everything was. Flowers and bushes were all blooming, the leaves we’re popping out on the trees - hopefully it will get here soon. The changing of our current gray and brown landscape might help lift everyone’s spirits.
I’ve been spending the time posting old photos to a few Facebook groups that ban political topics … a car club one I won’t name (if you know me, you know which one), Illinois Abandoned Images, and Memories of Springfield.
One happy thing I’ve noticed during all this is how much nicer everyone has been. Grocery stores, gas stations, heck even on my daily walks I seem to just be passing by and interacting with friendly people. It’s really, really lifted my spirits to see how much we can really come together as a community when times are tough on all of us.
I’m strangely obsessed with finding some seed potatoes and getting at least one thing planted in my garden. I have flower and vegetable seeds but of course way too early. I found a type of parsley that has an edible root to try this year. Had never seen it before.
- High Times Low Standards - Tuesday, Mar 24, 20 @ 9:43 am:
Watched the Tiger King on Netflix. I’ve never seen a circus like that before.
American Gangster is worth watching just for the confrontation/conversation between Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe at the end. I mean, it would be a great movie without that. It’s a taut thriller with a great script and a great story. Its cast includes four Oscar winners and four Oscar nominees.
But that ten or so minutes between Washington and Crowe lifts it above merely great and into immortality. Two Best Actor winners, at the top of their games, the drug lord vs. the narcotics cop, sparring and boxing, each man taking the measure of the other.
Looking for a movie to watch while stuck at home? Try American Gangster.
“As I pet the belly for the third time already this morning, I reminded my cat that she would never have made it as a wild animal. No matter what that bobcat cat food commercial says. She rolled over and stretched so I could get the other side.”
Similarly, I often remind our dog he is a descendant of wolves while he licks my face or pounces on a defenseless stuffed armadillo.
Yesterday I was thinking about how hard the employees in Walmart and grocery stores are working. They don’t get the credit that healthcare workers do, but their work is equally important, keeping us supplied with food during this crisis.
The ones I have encountered have been remarkably calm and courteous. Good on them.
to paraphrase Shakespeare: Our winter of discontent is concluding–made glorious summer by this sun of Illinois. In other words, I’m anxious to get my garden started. I’ll plant tomato seeds indoors–usually at tax day, then they’re nice and ready to go outdoors about mother’s day. Grass is starting to turn green and daffodils are blooming.