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Whoo, taxes filed, and oh my, that's going to be a fun amount of cash to spend on miniatures responsibly. 

 

Bonus from work on the other hand, whenever that comes in (aka two weeks apparently). Now that will be spent irresponsibly on things like paints, storage stuff for paints, mini stuff, maybe even an airbrush depending on how large said bonus is (they'll probably tell us two days before we get it, or if they follow last year's trend, we'll see it in our accounts before they give us the paperwork for it!) 

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If anything I've found the media to be unusually restrained regarding the virus, "it's just the flu bro" being the preponderant theme. Considering the usual "the world is ending" style of coverage everything else gets, (I'm still waiting for those swarms of "africanized" killer bees to show up), the change of tone in this instance definately has my attention. As far as twitter goes, that whole platform is a shining example of the Luddites not being entirely wrong. 

After having spent the beginning of the month in hardcore research on everything I could find regarding the outbreak, I've come to the conclusion that it is something worth worrying about and having bottled water and long term dry foods on hand is reasonable precaution in any case. I live in a part of the world that tornados like to visit in the spring, so I really should've had a certain amount anyway.

I'm lucky enough to currently be in a situation where I can isolate myself from the outside world for a couple of months if need be, and since Jan 25th I've pretty much done so, although if Corona Chan decides to pay Yorkville a visit, this would only be delaying the inevitable, considering the ease with which this virus spreads. I've also spent a great deal of time preparing myself for the fact that if I do become infected with this, my odds aren't exactly the best. I've made my peace with that, are there regrets, sure but only a fool or a sociopath would lack those when their time has come, so I take what precautions I can and wait for the chips to fall.

But then again, I'm also the guy who got into a fight with a windsock a few days ago, so I do tend to overreact in certain situations. 

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10 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

I am supremely glad I lost 20 pounds before this happened. I needed 20 pounds of space to store all the extra swelling :zombie:

 

District manager has overruled my own manager, I can have as much time off as I need. I won't get paid for any of it but I have it.

 

Still running on ibuprofen and spite. Gonna add gatorade to that mix later today.

Spite is an amazing fuel. It can get you surprisingly far. 
 

So, according to the doctor our baby is “perfect”. Her words, not mine. I usually describe her as a tie biting monster. It’s good to know I’m doing something right. 
 

My eyes are watering, my ear is clogged, my nose won’t stop running, and she won’t go to sleep :zombie:

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

My eyes are watering, my ear is clogged, my nose won’t stop running, and she won’t go to sleep

 

As far as Sephy is concerned, ...in spite of your clogged ear, runny nose, and itchy eyes... you are perfect, because you are :wub::wub: Mom :wub::wub: and there’s no one she’d rather stay up with <_< than you. 

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The Corona thing doesn't scare me much.

Each year about 2000 people in the Netherlands die because of a flu.

Usually elderly and people with a weak constitution.

The only difference with this one is a lack of a vaccin at this moment.

Wash your hands, sneeze in your elbow, eat well, excercise, get yourself in a healthy shape and you will get through this.

During the Mexican Flue 1 out of 3 Dutch people has contracted it, we're still here.

Yes I worry about the elderly, but that's not different than with any other flu.

Now if this was ebola or something I would dig a hole and come out after civilization has collapsed.

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

The Corona thing doesn't scare me much.

Each year about 2000 people in the Netherlands die because of a flu.

Usually elderly and people with a weak constitution.

The only difference with this one is a lack of a vaccin at this moment.

Wash your hands, sneeze in your elbow, eat well, excercise, get yourself in a healthy shape and you will get through this.

During the Mexican Flue 1 out of 3 Dutch people has contracted it, we're still here.

Yes I worry about the elderly, but that's not different than with any other flu.

Now if this was ebola or something I would dig a hole and come out after civilization has collapsed.

 

7.8 billion people on the planet, February 2020, according to UN.

 

So this is just Mother Nature tidying up a few loose ends.

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Right,

Youngest vixen seemed to sprained her ancle during sports yesterday.

She went to the Doctor and now she has her foot in cast.

She damaged her anklets.

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Re Corona virus

It doesn't affect asians more, but it is much nastier for smokers (they have more  ACE2 receptors in their lungs. Men in China smoke, a lot, plus the air pollution there probably doesn't help either. 

A close to identical virus has been found in bats. 

Sleep is your best prevention tool, make sure you get enough.  Also eat healthy,  wash your hands often, don't touch your face,  stay away from crowded areas.  I would also make sure to have enough supplies to quarantine (self or forced) for a month.   Shelves will be bare the moment it arrives in your area, you don't want to be the one fighting over the last roll of toilet paper.   This thing is much nastier than the flu and much more infectious,  a recent paper calculated the R0 number to be between 4.4 and 6.6.  A British infectious modeling center calculated 60% of everyone will get it the first year. 

 

I am worried,  but I am on immune suppressant drugs and have asthma. 15% of people that get it need hospital care, there just are not enough beds if half the people in an area get it at once.  So the key is to slow the spread down so that the hospitals are not overwhelmed. 

 

Everyone stay safe and healthy!

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3 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

Right,

Youngest vixen seemed to sprained her ankle during sports yesterday.

She went to the Doctor and now she has her foot in cast.

She damaged her anklets.

What sport was this? (So we can all avoid this danger :poke: !) And did she hurt bones or Soft tissue? (The Texicans will need more help translating “Anklets”.)

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11 hours ago, Pegazus said:

Except the lobster I just had at the Outback was different. Not smokey. Not rubbery. The texture was actually pleasant, and almost flakey. Maybe flakey isn't the right word. Solidly pieces. It's hard to explain. But I'm confused now. I'm not sure Red Lobster is doing justice to these animals. Maybe my East Coast friends are pointing and laughing at me, and you're fully welcome to do so! But I'm seriously considering that I just had my first "done right" lobster, and it's making me cast an eye up the road to the namesake restaurant with suspicion.

 

Not sure what to believe now.

 

If there's one thing I can say about Red Lobster, it's that their Cheddar Bay Biscuts are probably what keeps the doors open.  

 

 

31 minutes ago, TGP said:

(The Texicans will need more help translating “Anklets”.)

 

Well, there's a song that could help, It's the part that connects the leg bone to the heel bone

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1 minute ago, Cygnwulf said:

 

If there's one thing I can say about Red Lobster, it's that their Cheddar Bay Biscuts are probably what keeps the doors open.  

 

There was once a Restaurant called Harrigan’s that had biscuits like that. (Would not surprise me if the same corporate entity / supply chain is/was behind both. AFAIK Harrigan’s is defunct.)

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