It drives me absolutely crazy that, because everything is basically open, people are acting like COVID is gone, or that it's at least gotten much better, despite the fact that the numbers are actually getting worse, or, at best, staying flat. People aren't paying any attention to the data; they're just paying attention to their so-called "leaders", and it scares the hell out of me.
For those of us that are genuinely concerned, it means we have even less freedom to move around and do every-day things.· Mr. Noodle 5
The headline in my paper today was that infection rates are back down to ~5%. It made me so happy. (all the while thinking that in other countries, 5% would be cause for alarm).· StephAnie Wear A Mask
RT @cgrymala: “Cool. Unexpected cool feature in Edge on my Mac (haven't tested to see if Chrome or other chromium-based browsers do the same). I highlighted some text & a table on a web page & hit the Print button, and it automatically limited what I was printing to what I'd selected.” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1296433464309436416
"Falwell agrees to indefinite leave of absence from Liberty" - https://www.virginiabusiness.com/article/falwell-agrees-to-indefinite-leave-of-absence-from-liberty/
It wouldn't surprise me if there was even more going on that we don't know about yet.· John B. 3
RT @cgrymala: “Rewatching Luke Cage with the kidlet, and I'm angry all over again about the fact that it got cancelled. On top of great stories, more than any of the other Marvel/Netflix shows, Luke Cage had so many incredible characters. I'd watch a spin-off about almost every single one.” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1289977891325980673
RT @cgrymala: “I was a little skeptical about this recipe because it looked so stupid simple, but, we tried it tonight, and it was the real deal. Homemade mac & cheese in about 10 minutes. https://t.co/DKFVRLsaQj” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1289332137196363776
People on Facebook whining about the fact that YouTube apparently pulled the Breitbart-sponsored "press conference" from those "doctors"; asking why social media isn't allowing doctors to have opinions. Umm. Science isn't opinion-based. You can have all of the opinions you want, but if all of the science refutes that opinion, then you're wrong and you're dangerous.
Staged - Overachieving Friend "We've all had an overachieving friend during lockdown. BBC Comedy" https://www.facebook.com/BBCCymruWales/videos/278293616711813/?__xts__=68.ARCZ2FsJ3nmnzNX2zmHAebKpQHhvN2kKSBhCmH_OkcdLUMLAzLt2Z_NsIJ9jVbi7jFC86HOeTZw23bmgmn0QhUj0jiXr4jXSy2RtkgLBW3E3BL23t5Kr0-e6Ja7M-mcVljJV0UAOfUyB2EMTInrT3g0OZaKfED-jGDXakhgpOTUlDJ35Ey1LJK5AABEdv-TwpDNbswyLr-iKEtg7hKi1IVq9GRIlLXxxgTBM84d3DPfXvszeLWQ1bU7wMIDlNBs7Hpuvyl6V3JvY22L8GfiwHZ0e2cuS5ww00DSTSBcwzNOaaJUtc-C6_YYHBdd1TJuVG2xkSnSO0jYjsdZ9tsGUDbRsYhV_Lw&__tn__=H-R
Ordered takeout from Moe's Southwestern Grill last night for the first time. With our food, they gave us each about a gallon of chips, and about 2 tablespoons of salsa.
Admittedly, I did order a large queso and a large guacamole with our food, so that might account for some of the large quantity of chips, but there's no real excuse for the tiny portions of salsa they provided.· Mr. Noodle 1
I like how they shout out, "Welcome to Moe's" when you walk into one of their stores. Bummer about the amount of salsa.· orgmonkey. I keep receipts. 1
I bought a semi-inexpensive burr grinder from Costco about a month ago. It has a dial that allows you a really wide range for the coarseness of the grind, and it has a dial that allows you to specify how much coffee to grind at once. Purportedly, the quantity dial allows you to choose to grind coffee for as little as 2 cups of brewed coffee & as much as 12 cups of brewed coffee. Normally, for a 12 "cup" pot of brewed coffee, I use about 10 tablespoons of ground coffee. To get that much coffee out of the grinder, I have to set the quantity dial around 3.25 cups. What the hell kind of strong-ass coffee are people making with nearly 4 times that much ground coffee?
P.S. - It was a really smart move for Costco to start selling these burr grinders, since you can no longer grind your coffee at the store.· Mr. Noodle
Oh, it's me - I mean, maybe not quite that strong, but not too far off. (That said, you do want that quantity for cold brew, but that makes a concentrate.)· Jennifer D.
@jenn2d2: We like strong coffee, too, but, if I were to set the dial to 12 cups, I think we'd end up with between 2 & 2.5 cups of ground coffee. That's a lot of coffee. I imagine, if I were to put that much coffee in a filter & put it in my coffee pot to brew, I'd end up with 3/4 of it spilling out of the filter & into the pot.· Mr. Noodle 1
I could see using that much for pour-over or something, but you wouldn't be making 12 cups of pour-over at once.· Mr. Noodle 1
I use it more for cold-brew or a lot for a fresh press, so it makes more sense than the drip methods where it would definitely be a bad idea :D· Jennifer D. 1
Definitely not holding my breath that he won't screw things up somewhere along the way (like he did by re-opening the state too quickly after a great start to controlling things), but, thankfully, at the moment, it looks like our governor is listening to his experts again regarding potential school openings. https://www.localdvm.com/news/west-virginia/gov-justice-gives-targeted-school-restart-date/
RT @spunkyturnip: “Nobody: What’s your favorite paradox? Me: If you ask Rick Astley for his copy of the movie UP, he cannot give it to you as he will never give you up. However, in doing so, he lets you down. Thus creating the Astley Paradox.” https://twitter.com/spunkyturnip/status/1277286761627074561
When Gov Justice (WV) first unveiled his "reopening" plan, he pegged everything to our daily percentage of positive test results. He indicated that, if we started to see a trend above 3%, he'd have to start shutting things down again. Instead, with 4 consecutive days of 3% positive results (and 3 out of 4 of those days with the highest number of positive cases we've had since this started), he decided to sign an executive order "mandating" the wearing of face masks inside any building, but has also indicated that there will be absolutely no enforcement of this new "mandate".
Ah yes, the mandate that is not a mandate. We have seen this as well. Most recently in the form of the "any county judge that disagrees can countermand it" mandate, with the governor's blessing.· JustDuckie
we were close to 3% a few weeks (months?) back. Now we're around 10%.· StephAnie Wear A Mask
Hey, whatever happened to the Glassmeyer sisters? I haven't seen them post in quite a while. I miss them.
I miss them too. Don’t know for sure but my sense was, for Sarah at least, she wanted to change her social media time/energy expenditure and what use to be split between here and twitter reduced to just twitter.· Micah 2
Sarah is still sporadically active on Twitter, but I don't see her posting as often as she used to.· John B. 1
I am having a really hard time dealing with people who can't seem to understand how dangerous this virus is. It's not so much the people that have always acted this way; I expected them to be ignorant. It's all the people that I thought would know better, but I keep seeing all of them sharing photos of their big gatherings at their houses, or photos of their big family trips to the beach, etc., or hearing from the kidlet that her friends are all having big sleepovers, etc.
If it weren't for social media, I'd honestly start to think I was literally the only person on the planet taking this thing seriously.· Mr. Noodle 4
Then again, if it weren't for social media, I also wouldn't be aware of most of what these seemingly intelligent people are doing.· Mr. Noodle 4
I understand. It's frustrating and worrisome.· The Common Masked Jill 1
RT @cgrymala: “Still a lot of work to be done (getting the wrinkles out, almost all of the electrical, etc) before we can use it, but we have at least gotten as far as standing the pool up.” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1274536350608474112
Juneteenth is a state holiday this year in Virginia; the governor indicated that he will work on making that permanent.
It really kind of annoys me that the governor of Virginia made masks mandatory in indoor public spaces, but seemingly hasn't provided any enforcement resources for that rule. I get really upset when I walk into a store in Virginia and only about half of the people are wearing masks, but I also know that there's no reasonable way for the stores to enforce the rule on their own.
Me, earlier today buying groceries. It’s so frustrating.· Anna C. 3
A thread: RT @cgrymala: “If you really want to talk about "erasing history", ask yourself why so many people honestly believe the Civil War wasn't fought over slavery, when the states that seceded actually put it in writing (secession articles) that they were doing so because they wanted to keep slaves.” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1272149116945129473
I get the strangest ads through Philo. I'm not sure if their location services are messed up, or if they just don't care. Within the past few days, I've seen PSAs about the New Jersey state education system, as well as ads for car dealers in the Carolinas and in the Chicago area.
Homemade sausage gravy, homemade sourdough biscuits, hash rounds and eggs for dinner tonight. At one point in her life, the kidlet didn't like tater tots/hash browns, biscuits, or any type of gravy. Tonight, she liked everything so much, she went back for seconds.
RT @cgrymala: “If you're more angry and upset about looting and property damage than you are about the conditions that led to that reaction, then you are not just a part of the problem, you are the problem.” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1267258773103665152
NC Governor: "let me be clear about one thing: people are more important than property. Black Lives do Matter."· StephAnie Wear A Mask 3
Also a pretty powerful statement from the CEO of Target, in case you haven't seen it: https://corporate.target.com/article/2020/05/supporting-communities-minnesota-beyond· Mr. Noodle 1
RT @cgrymala: “Would the civil rights movement have been as monumental as it was without violence? People always, rightfully, want to point out the pacifism of MLK, but they rarely acknowledge the contributions of the militant actors in the movement.” https://twitter.com/cgrymala/status/1266872854156623875
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