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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 10:37 am

True. The South starts in April (BTW, I remember reading that they avoided the flu season last year thanks to the Covid restrictions). Still, if that lethality is calamitous, how to name what happens in the UK or the US?
 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 6:39 pm

Too many people showing off their bookshelves on TV.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 7:29 pm

Too many people showing off their bookshelves on TV.
Nice shelves and love the beard - look like Hemingway now!  I am actually going counter to trend with the amazing bookshelves. Sure, I have 'em, but why flaunt 'em? 

So, my Zoom, Teams, GMeet, Skype studio has one of the Monets in the background. The colors are a perfect match for that room and a number of people have remarked on how soothing it is to see that from the other side.

On the subject of video conference calls though - this has gotten out of control!  It is nice to have, great for presenting or brainstorming or special team meetings.

But now it seems that every call must be televised.  I am happy to be social and friendly periodically throughout the week, but I really am a hermit and I really did like taking plain old telephone calls for most meetings.

Not that I run around the house in my underwear like Paul says he does, but I definitely used to spend early mornings working in my favorite leopard or tiger print pajamas. Sadly, those days are gone. : (  But if it makes work-from-home easier for the newbies, that's ok.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 7:58 pm

Ah - I already assumed a typo and formed a mental image of you in your favorite leotard before getting to the last part of the sentence!
 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 8:10 pm

Not that I run around the house in my underwear like Paul says he does, 
Sometimes I run, usually I walk though. On occasion I will unicycle. 

Thought for the day: Riding a unicycle is not like riding a bicycle.
 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 8:12 pm

Haha, no, not leotard, although I do have some of those for yoga classes.  and we know your favorite WFH attire, which I alluded to when I mentioned "big traders running around in wintertime in their shorts." Even if not precisely correct, it was a fun double-entendre.  How are the shorts doing today? I keep watching!
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 8:12 pm

Not that I run around the house in my underwear like Paul says he does, 
Sometimes I run, usually I walk though. On occasion I will unicycle. 

Thought for the day: Riding a unicycle is not like riding a bicycle.
I can see the logic there.  And riding a horse is not like riding a camel.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 8:33 pm

Austrian village of 'F******ing' decides to change its name
https://www.dw.com/en/austrian-village- ... a-55740967

Covid has destroyed tourism.

A short history of Fugging.

Fugging, Upper Austria
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 8:50 pm

"There's no place like home," as Dorothy said in The Wizard of Oz.

Especially if you are happy at home in...Upper Austria. : )
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 9:10 pm

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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 9:21 pm

LOL. Careful now.

But some free association:

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Zzyzx is a real town in California

and one of my favorite songs:

XYZ - Rush (HQ)

XYZ - Rush Live in Rio

Starts with dissonance, ends in consonance.
For Junior - look at that drum kit! If anyone is looking for a good concert movie for the weekend, I give Rush in Rio five stars.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 9:21 pm

Good thing we’re already in the OT!
 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 29th, 2021, 9:30 pm

Good thing we’re already in the OT!
I am retreating into a wall of sound with my Sennheiser headphones wrapped around my ears. Hear no evil... etc. hehe

The three edits noted below were additions of songs and so, I leave you with this - Tom Sawyer - Rush Live 

The crowd is just amazing.

Have a nice weekend! 
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

January 30th, 2021, 8:43 am

Good thing we’re already in the OT!
Not to mention the names of some Chinese restaurants.
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Re: Bad things that come out of this pandemic

March 30th, 2021, 7:29 pm

We have a choice of vaccines, and we have opinions about them.

For historians: Margaret introduced choice to the world in the 1980s. One of the few things she got wrong. Opinions are a very recent phenomenon. I’d blame Twitter for that.