In our quest to keep up with the COVIDs, the new reality show we call LIFE, while in lakeside isolation at maximum social distance, we have learned a few tricks for coping.
COVID-19 Proof is what we have now in the constantly stocked up liquor cabinet purchased from the "essential" service liquor store. Because of this global pandemic, we know it is 3 o'clock somewhere and places where we can cross the international date line, so we need only ZOOM to the location, so we can get a head start on the weekend.
Since we have no need of Taxi's, Ubers, or driving of any sort while drinking, we have partaken of the latest ZOOM drinking game... watch the news and every time an announcer says "isolation" we click the screen and bottom's up. It's a two-finger catch for "social distancing".
Case Cluster now represents how like new-born blossoms thawing from the long winter, fellow isolators emerge, roots showing through scraggly, uncut hair, in the baggiest clothes they can find, to stand across the street and cheer one another as fellow survivors. It's like we're all extras from the movie "Call of the Wild".
The COVID-13 variation is the weight epidemic sidecar of the pandemic. This is the average extra poundage we've gained during our time at home.
With spring in the air and not being able to button our jeans, Flatten the Curve, has come to mean the new exercise regime we'll have to pull ourselves away from the tv to start so we'll have clothes to wear when finally we can get back to work.
Forget about watching sports. This new "reality" comes with its own brand of excitement. The harrowing trip to the grocery store. Keeping track of the arrows on the floor, while remembering the social distance rule is two and half lengths of the cart, means it's a wonder anything gets purchased. By the time I get the protocol down, remember not to scratch or touch my face with the list tucked under my glove, I've forgotten what I had to come in for...
And, with nothing better to do, and no new shows to choose from, the soon to come Baby Boom will spring a new generational reference CORONIALS.
So fellow COVID-19inites, please remember this is simply intended to give you a bit of a laugh, a lightening of mood, and remind you, YOU are not alone. We are in this together. Be well, stay safe, and more importantly, healthy!