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Online Jeff Wrangler

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16490 on: April 23, 2020, 12:26:07 pm »
Pressed the buttons with your elbows and/or gloves, i hope!  :-\

No, but when I got home I washed my hands with hand soap and hot water while I sang "Happy Birthday" twice.  ;D  Then I used hand sanitizer.

I thought about it, though.

I'm getting pretty good at pushing elevator buttons with my elbow.
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16491 on: April 25, 2020, 04:24:33 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




I hope that everyone is doing well today.

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Each year I do a "Lenten sacrifice" even though I really don't practice the Catholic religion anymore.  However, instead of giving something up, I do something extra that helps others in need.  This year I decided that I would be doing extra grocery shopping for Lent, and making donations to the local animal shelter.

Each payday I would buy stuff for pets (food, toys, litter) and put it aside, and then I would give the shelter everything the day after Easter.

I held off on that until today, because I was going shopping last night.  Since Lent started, the pandemic hit, and there was panic shopping, so I was certain that the shelter would not only need stuff for the animals, but for the volunteers working there.   I'm glad I held off, because last night I was able to snag extra toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags for the shelter.

I was just able to drop them off.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16492 on: April 25, 2020, 04:27:26 pm »
The main branch was open today. Hours are restricted, and if you want to see a banker you need an appointment, but I was able to enter and use an indoor ATM.

Pressed the buttons with your elbows and/or gloves, i hope!  :-\

No, but when I got home I washed my hands with hand soap and hot water while I sang "Happy Birthday" twice.  ;D  Then I used hand sanitizer.

I thought about it, though.

I'm getting pretty good at pushing elevator buttons with my elbow.


I do that too, Jeff.  If I have to go out and into a store, when I get home I wash my hands for 20 seconds, and then rinse off, and then suds up again and wash my face just for good measure.  Then, I use rubbing alcohol on my hands and face.

Regarding the bank, the bank my dad uses had the lobby closed, but their drive-up was accepting transactions.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16493 on: April 26, 2020, 11:36:08 am »
Yesterday I covered a protest by people who want the governor to end the shutdown and open up the economy totally. They were all clustered in front of the governor's office, waving signs and flags, yelling into bullhorns, driving past honking, calling the governor a communist, a coward, a dictator.

Hardly any were wearing masks. Many stood within inches of each other.

For the most part I was able to talk to people from what seemed a healthy distance, although a couple had a way of edging forward while I backed up. But at one point I suddenly found myself surrounded by people, some just a foot or two away. I held my notebook over my face and escaped.

The photographer was wearing a mask -- one of the fancy effective kinds. All the photographers wear them because they can't do their job by phone, so they have to go out and interact with people.

I have a flimsy uncomfortable DIY scarf mask and had it in my bag but didn't wear it. It was hard enough getting people to talk to me as it was -- I've never had so many people at an event like that refuse to talk to me. Several said "I don't want my words twisted."

Almost everybody had hand-made signs. A woman who stood across the street from me for a while held one saying "Practice Media distancing." I kept a busy two-lane street between us.  :laugh:

Your Lent project is really nice!


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16494 on: April 26, 2020, 05:04:44 pm »
I admire you for covering the protest. I would have lost my temper. 
However in NZ they would have been arrested although probably only the leaders would have been charged, the rest just warned. There is a video on our news of the police waiting in Tauranga for a surfer to come ashore. It does not show what happened, probably just warned.  From tomorrow surfing is allowed but only at your local beach.
Surveys show over 80% are in favour of the lockdown. Two men took the Prime Minister to court about unlawful detention but they lost. At least they did it in a legal way. The judge said it was not detention as they could still go to the supermarket, exercise outdoors, and use the internet. However even if they could be considered detained, the government has the right to do so.

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16495 on: April 27, 2020, 07:01:04 am »
I also like the idea of doing/giving something extra at lent instead of giving something up. :)


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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16496 on: April 27, 2020, 11:27:38 am »
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I admire you for covering the protest. I would have lost my temper.

Reporters, though nobody believes this, actually are trained to approach stories with as much neutrality as possible, and write accordingly. If there's anything reporters do wrong, it's working so hard to be neutral they report Trump's ravings as if he were a regular president.


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However in NZ they would have been arrested although probably only the leaders would have been charged, the rest just warned.

Come to think of it, that's a good question about here. People gathering too closely under more normal conditions -- in a city park, for example -- have been issued tickets. And at the protest there were police officers at the corner of the block, wearing masks and watching over the proceedings. They could have ticketed probably dozens of people (people on the edges of the crowd did appear to be practicing some social distancing).

But they probably figured if people are idiotic enough to do that, it's not worth the risk of turning a mildly rowdy protest into a dangerous melee. Especially when some of the protesters are carrying guns around.

So they let be, let be.

However, I stopped to chat with the cops for a few minutes and really wish now that I'd thought to ask about that.





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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16497 on: April 28, 2020, 01:41:29 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




Another week in isolation is underway.   I hope that everyone is doing as well as they can.

Keeping busy with work, and doing my workouts when I can.

Other than that, it's 'business as usual', for what passes for usual now.



Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16498 on: May 04, 2020, 01:08:32 pm »

Hiya BetterMost friends.




I hope that everyone is doing well.

Had a nice weekend this past weekend.  Some of the parks and golf courses in the area had their restrictions lifted, and people could go into the parks, as long as they had the required face covering/mask.

On a whim I drove through the park, and there were a lot of people there.  There were numerous ones there not wearing masks or any kind of coverings.

::)

I opted to just drive around a bit in my vehicle, with the windows down and the radio up.

;D

My friends' neighborhood had a 'social distancing bbq' on Saturday.  Everyone went out on their decks and had a BBQ at the same time, 4:00 in the afternoon.  I drove by thinking I may be able to stand at the curb and say "hello" to them all, but they were in their backyards, not on their front porches, so I couldn't see  them, and they couldn't see me.

I got a text message later on from one of my friends, saying that the SDBBQ went well, everyone had a good time and they plan on doing it again soon.

Work has been keeping me busy, and I have had 3 conference calls today, with one more to go this afternoon.

Saw mom and dad on Sunday, they are both doing well, and staying healthy.

How are things with you all?


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: Cellar Scribblings
« Reply #16499 on: May 08, 2020, 02:45:10 pm »
Hiya BetterMost friends.




I hope that everyone is doing well.

I've been busy this week, I have a client that is having a loan closing today, so I'm working with a lot of moving pieces at the moment, to make sure everything gets sent to where it needs to, and is done by end of day.  I'm peeking in now, as I have a quick minute to myself.  I've submitted everything I need to, and now I wait for the confirmations.

Mother's Day is Sunday.  I'll be at mom and dad's place to have a meal with them.  I'm sure it will be ordered from somewhere.

I don't have any major plans this weekend, but who does now? 

I do plan on going out a bit tonight, I need to get something for mom for her special day.  After that, I should be home to stay.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!