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Quill last won the day on January 28 2019

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About Quill

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  • Birthday 04/08/1971

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    Detention with the Potions Master
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    Writing, Reading, Photography, Loom Knitting, Beading, Gardening, playing with my cats, singing and seeing the good in the world.

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    homeschooling; secretary for husbands companies

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  1. Okay, this one is quite derogatory, but it’s the effect.
  2. Fascinating. My word was also “Brave” and pretty much every opportunity to face things bravely has been pancaked since March 1st, unless you count trudging out for groceries with Corona lurking everywhere! I had all my little “challenges” I set for myself - forgotten. My planner is buried under a pile of unopened mail or something. I haven’t even glanced at it since March. In some ways, you could say I did pivot and I have still exercised bravery. I’m taking a paralegal course, for example. So at least I am doing stuff. And I went into mask production and made over a hundred masks, some for donation, some for pay. And i bravely took up cutting the hair of my menfolk. Especially brave in light of ds20s “golden locks of glory”. 😄
  3. ...looks fierce! Like a freakin GQ beautiful millennial poster boy! He should always look like this forever. Seriously. Okay, back to your regular posts about coronavirus.
  4. I have also been wondering something about places that had few cases (or none) before the shutdown(s) went in place, especially where it is wide-open, quite rural: if the virus was barely or not existing in that area, and then people were shut inside for several weeks, and there has also been little or zero travel into the area from other regions, doesn’t that mean there *is* no virus to circulate? I mean, the virus doesn’t just come from thin air; someone has to introduce it to a region, right? So isn’t it reasonable to think there will be places - especially given in the whole of the US, there are lots of wide-open spaces - that will not or barely experience any uptick whatsoever, because the region simply does not have cases? I don’t know; I’m not the best mind for stats so I’m not sure exactly how that works, but I’m thinking of just my little corner of the US...some counties of this state, tiny though it is, have only 2 or 3 cases, or possibly zero, while the central maryland, populous and urban areas are chock-full of cases. My cousin, who is high risk and lives out in the western region, is very worried about things opening but I think her actual risk is quite small, especially since she is predominantly at home. There are very few cases in her county. I don’t see how that could change drastically even with people now going for haircuts, say, or going to a public park, even if it is a fairly busy park.
  5. As @beckyjo said, he gave a press conference in which he deemed all churches, synagogs, and mosques “essential” and demanded that every governor open churches “immediately, this weekend”. And if I comment any further, I will not be able to remain objective. So I’ll leave it at the facts.
  6. Churches are the main thing I am interested in watching. Since the President made his demand Friday, and since I really have no idea how different states (or counties within states) are responding to that demand - I haven’t had time to worry about anything beyond my governor and my own paster - I am interested to see how it plays out.
  7. Lol on “touching yourself”...didn’t think it was *that* kind of virus... I thought the whole point of hand washing/sanitizing was to avoid bringing the virus (or any virus/bacteria) to your face and mucous membranes, or to transmit the virus to another person’s hand (like in hand shaking), which they then transfer to their face/mucous membranes. To my way of thinking, it does seem like hand washing/sanitizing is a better choice than not, COVID-19 or not, for most people. (Maybe not if you have unusually fragile skin, say.) It seems to me that, for my own precautions, washing and sanitizing hands, especially when I must venture out, is easy enough to do and so I might as well. Also, it seems to me that more barriers to transmission is preferable to fewer.
  8. Aww. If you weren’t a billion miles away from me, I would drive you over some starter. That’s one good thing I have learned since COVID. - how to make all the things with starter only. I do still have some regular yeast but I have been challenging myself to totally not use it.
  9. Some of my groups of friends remain from groups I was in when my kids were babies/toddlers. We formed a bunco group and I have remained friends with several of those ladies as our kids have grown up. Other friends have been through other clubs or activities, like book club, or a dinner club I was in once. The majority are co-op friends. A small number are friends remaining from earlier periods of work or school. I will say this: I don’t seem to be very good at “leveling up” friendships, even if I really love the other person and feel we click well. Like, my bunco girl friends are truly friends, but I don’t usually get together with any of them outside of our group. I have dabbled in that periodically, but...I don’t know....deep friendships don’t seem to be my thing. Also, it seems most middle-aged women are established in their friendships and they aren’t so much looking to “level up.” So I have a lot of general friends, and even a fair number of friends I can count on to help me in a crisis, but I don’t have any of those super-intimate, tell-me-everything, can’t-go-a-week-without-talking friends. I have had a couple of friends like that but they moved far away.
  10. Just tonight, I put broccoli in my steamer, turned it on, then glanced at it several minutes later and noticed it looked exactly the same....didn’t plug in the appliance.
  11. You have a point. But clearly, he must believe it’s protecting him, unless he’s straight up lying about taking it himself, which is certainly possible, but I think, not likely.
  12. Well, it is true that conflict makes the story; without tension, there is no story. It is also true for myself personally that when things have been really pretty excellent in my life, I don’t write much, but when things are difficult, I have quite a bit of fodder for writing.
  13. Generally speaking, me too; it is why the great majority of CTies ring false for me right away. (Same ilk, for example: believing that there is a cure for cancer but “they” are keeping it hushed up because it’s more lucrative to treat with chemo/radiation/drug therapies.) So in most cases, I agree. But! As I’m listening to The Great Influenza, there are bits in there where the public (or military groups) were told the exactly wrong thing for political purposes. (At least, that’s the prospective used by John Barry, who wrote the book.) Things like not reporting that the flu was present in civilian populations before the Liberty Bond parade because of fear it would dampen morale and cause people to not support the war. And it does appear that, even with COVID, there are some nefarious dealings in controlling information so the population as a whole will support, or not support, certain measures. I don’t put it past some people in leadership positions (worldwide, not just US) to view deaths as the eggs you just have to break to make an omelette.
  14. That’s my feeling, too. Even if, a year from now, there is still no vaccine, I would still rather contract it a year from now than contract it right now, if I ultimately eill get it anyway.
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