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1 hour ago, Cranky Dog said:

[Bangs head on wall]

I'm in a position where I have to correct an aunt's COVID-19 misinformation on Facebook. <_<

 

No, gargling with vinegar and warm water will *not* kill the virus.

 

It's *always* the same aunt. The one that's always reposting stories without much critical thought.

 

1 hour ago, kristof65 said:

My best friend's mom is like that.  It's frustrating. 

Yeah, I used to have a facebook friend like that. I'm just glad to have unfollowed them long before this mess came about. I fear the idiocy, and potential racism they would fuel.

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14 minutes ago, ShadowRaven said:

Yeah, I used to have a facebook friend like that. I'm just glad to have unfollowed them long before this mess came about. I fear the idiocy, and potential racism they would fuel.

I've sadly concluded that misinformation on the aunternet  is far quicker than truth and reason on the internet.

 

The aunternet is how my family describes the speed at which family news travels with a few phone calls between my aunts. Someone is sick or got pregnant? Everyone will know within the hour.

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Brekkies.

 

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Overcooked the bacon a little. Accidentally tipped the grease over in the sink. Got distracted and botched the eggs. Forgot the milk. Canned biscuits.

 

Wasn't terrible tho. It was an attempt.

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19 hours ago, Pezler the Polychromatic said:

It's a bacon kind of day.

 

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2 hours ago, redambrosia said:

We got our tax return! Woooo! 
 

I only bought a “few” minis :ph34r:

 

No more then 20 I'll bet!

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44 minutes ago, Marvin said:

Brekkies.

 

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Overcooked the bacon a little. Accidentally tipped the grease over in the sink. Got distracted and botched the eggs. Forgot the milk. Canned biscuits.

 

Wasn't terrible tho. It was an attempt.

 

I want that. I want that so bad rn...

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Although I'm very tired from working in the new home, prepping for moving, I have also been cooking every day to make sure we all keep eating healthy meals.

I figure building a restistance to the virus also depends from eating well.

 

Today we had Ham from the oven, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Potatoes from the Oven, Green Asparagus, Stewed pears, Some leftover Risotto from yesterday ( recooked in broth and wine) and some Feta/ eggplant creme with crackers, and some White Beans/String Beans mix.

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Marvin said:

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The layout on the plate kind of has a Cookie Monster vibe going there. :poke:

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Stupid amazon thinks omeprazole isn’t a necessity... idiots. Morons. [email protected]$&*! 
 

Anyway... here’s Sephy, unbothered by the idiocy of the world.

 

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That’s her first Transformer. A rubber Soundwave. She can chew on him.

 

He must be pretty patient to put up with that. 
 

2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Well technically, if you use salt water it would break the rna bonds (i.e., kill) some of the viruses, but only those still on the surface of the rather limited area it can touch, so it really won't accomplish much other than making you feel like you are doing something.

 

Gargling brine is a great way to treat nasty tonsils. As a bonus, everything tastes hecking sweet afterwards.

 

17 minutes ago, kristof65 said:

The layout on the plate kind of has a Cookie Monster vibe going there. :poke:

I can’t unsee it now! :lol:

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16 hours ago, TGP said:

I feel like there are bits of the story being left out?  I can see US Attourneys, AUSAs, and Federsl Agents being ruled essential. 

 

 

You’d be amazed at what can be accomplished with a cane....  :ph34r:

 

 

You saw the minimum levels of traffic necessary to keep a city functioning. 

 

Power plants do not run themselves. 

Water treatment and City Water must be monitored by people. 

For there to be grocery stores with anything on shelves folk like @haldir have to do their thing. 

Medical personel have to go home to sleep sometime.  

People in jobs that make supplies, gear, consumables, masks!, and all the other things that keep hospitals functioning have to go to work. 

Every last tall building needs people who keep its systems from grinding to a halt and causing damage to the building or harm to the occupants. 

 

Our civilization / society must remain in motion to survive.

 

I checked my temp a few days ago.

 

96.4° F

Ninety-Six point Four

 

I could catch the virus, it could elevate my temperature three Fahrenheit degrees, to 99.4°, and they would let me in at that place where @Mad Jack works. :upside:

 

The biggest problem I see here is that the virus is contagious before you show symptoms.  by the time you show, you have already done the virus's bidding. 

 

I think the biggest impact we can make for everyone, working or at home, is the social distancing thing and just not get in everyone's space.  but we cant just all curl up in our homes and wait it out or we will have much bigger things to worry about; like where our next meal is coming from!

 

16 hours ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

More than half the IRS was forced to work without pay last time due to being "essential". I got out of it last time due to various reasons including "never picking up my phone" :ph34r: I can't be called back if they can't reach me and yes "essential" really does work on the "you can't see me I'm hiding" principle. My partner answered her phone tho and had to go in.

 

My reason for not going in now is "how about you take that subway every day surrounded by coughing idiots then". Because I don't have a car and have a medical reason for not walking the 2.5 miles to work each way every day :ph34r: I mean, I could walk that far every day but belly surgery, you know how it is :devil::ph34r:

 

I read the official memo and while US Attorneys are being informed we should all shut the elf up and get back to work, I noticed there's no mandate to tell local beat cops to allow us to travel freely. As far as the Philly PD is concerned, going back to work is still a violation of quarantine.

 

with your injury, forgive my intrusion but why aren't you on STD?  when I had my kidney yanked they stuck me in the house and wouldn't let me come into the office for 6 weeks (didn't stop me from working but it did keep me out of the office and plants)  I would think they would be looking for an excuse to send people home.

 

15 hours ago, Lord of the Dish Pit said:

My cane has a sword blade inside it. I think I could I could get most folks to keep a 6-9 ft distance if I had to. 

 

is it an antique or did you get it somewhere that still sells it?  I am looking for one of these.

 

 

13 hours ago, redambrosia said:

@Pezler the Polychromatic have you seen this?

 

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it probably has to do with computer access and security.

 

I so want to get one of these.

 

2 hours ago, TaleSpinner said:

 

Well technically, if you use salt water it would break the rna bonds (i.e., kill) some of the viruses, but only those still on the surface of the rather limited area it can touch, so it really won't accomplish much other than making you feel like you are doing something.

 

 

So are you advocating breathing through a salt water Hookah?

 

2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Although I'm very tired from working in the new home, prepping for moving, I have also been cooking every day to make sure we all keep eating healthy meals.

I figure building a restistance to the virus also depends from eating well.

 

Oh heaven, I hope not!  my food has not been the best and healthiest in the world.  OTOH I have been staying away from the fast food so that's a good thing.  I am getting a little sick of sandwiches for lunch though.

 

2 minutes ago, Glitterwolf said:

Today we had Ham from the oven, Mashed Potatoes, Baby Potatoes from the Oven, Green Asparagus, Stewed pears, Some leftover Risotto from yesterday ( recooked in broth and wine) and some Feta/ eggplant creme with crackers, and some White Beans/String Beans mix.

 

 

that sounds tasty, except for the beans and eggplant; you can keep the beans and eggplant!

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1 minute ago, redambrosia said:

I can’t unsee it now! :lol:

Yeah! I've accomplished something today!

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23 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

Stupid amazon thinks omeprazole isn’t a necessity... idiots. Morons. [email protected]$&*! 
 

Anyway... here’s Sephy, unbothered by the idiocy of the world.

 

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That’s her first Transformer. A rubber Soundwave. She can chew on him.

 

He must be pretty patient to put up with that. 
 

Gargling brine is a great way to treat nasty tonsils. As a bonus, everything tastes hecking sweet afterwards.

 

I can’t unsee it now! :lol:

soundwave's a good choice! he brings pets!

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12 minutes ago, Kangaroorex said:

with your injury, forgive my intrusion but why aren't you on STD?  when I had my kidney yanked they stuck me in the house and wouldn't let me come into the office for 6 weeks (didn't stop me from working but it did keep me out of the office and plants)  I would think they would be looking for an excuse to send people home.

 

The surgeon said 2-3 weeks off. The doctor post-op said 2-3 weeks off. So I had 3 weeks of Leave Without Pay. I went back because I had no more excuse and I like getting paid.

 

The week I went back to work was the week the virus really got its footholds and started rampaging through our area/cities/building. I was at work a whole 3 and a half days before we got shut down. But! The fact that I was at work before the shutdown means I should be getting paid leave for this time off :winkthumbs:

 

I agree, 2-3 weeks is a short recovery. I still have a sore area in my belly where the surgeon decided pulling a tennis ball sized problem out of two inch incision was a good idea :zombie:

 

Part of it might also be organ bias. You lost a kidney, generally considered a necessary organ. I lost an ovary which aside from being an icky girly thing that men don't understand is not generally considered 100% necessary. Esp since I already had the actual baby-making organs removed last August.

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Well, was wondering when that would happen.  Boss asked for volunteers for a day or two off due to low amounts of deliveries.  Two drivers will be staying home tomorrow, and I'm one of them.  Still getting paid, but it will be coming out of my vacation pay, which... Well, I'm glad I have twenty days of it at the moment.

 

Flipside, this has made me a lot more impatient for that UPS package to show up at the pickup point, because now I have a full day I can assemble the stuff I ordered from Warsenal, instead of having to split it across a few evenings... ^_^;;;

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7 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

The surgeon said 2-3 weeks off. The doctor post-op said 2-3 weeks off. So I had 3 weeks of Leave Without Pay. I went back because I had no more excuse and I like getting paid.

 

The week I went back to work was the week the virus really got its footholds and started rampaging through our area/cities/building. I was at work a whole 3 and a half days before we got shut down. But! The fact that I was at work before the shutdown means I should be getting paid leave for this time off :winkthumbs:

 

Good to hear you will be getting paid time off for this.  Bad to hear you had to take time off without pay in the first place.  My doctor said I could probably go back to work after 4 but my boss and the company president extended that to 6

 

not that it did much good, I was in meetings and programming from the hospital bed 48 hours after surgery, but I appreciated the gesture.

 

7 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

I agree, 2-3 weeks is a short recovery. I still have a sore area in my belly where the surgeon decided pulling a tennis ball sized problem out of two inch incision was a good idea :zombie:

 

I had mixed luck on this one.  my Tumor was larger than expected (encapsulated but diffuse was the term used) when they went to bring it out they had to open the hole another 2 inches on either end unfortunately they did not get to put the nerve blocks in for this extension.  This is not the experience you want to come back to consciousness on!

7 minutes ago, NebulousMissy said:

 

Part of it might also be organ bias. You lost a kidney, generally considered a necessary organ. I lost an ovary which aside from being an icky girly thing that men don't understand is not generally considered 100% necessary. Esp since I already had the actual baby-making organs removed last August.

 

That is still deep organ surgery and its invasive as anything they did to me.  Usually its not what the organ is but where it is that causes the pain and trauma!

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