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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The news.
    I should probably just stay off the internet except for kitten videos on YouTube.
    There are certain topics I just have to put in the mental equivalent of a cast and not even “touch” because they are too sensitive and will make me start crying. Like I almost did on my rounds at work today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    There are certain topics I just have to put in the mental equivalent of a cast and not even “touch” because they are too sensitive and will make me start crying. Like I almost did on my rounds at work today.
    After certain news last night I had to borrow an unused dvd player, I need to escape in movies. Plus I have to spend sometime away from a screen like going outdoors. Not everyone can go out right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    After certain news last night I had to borrow an unused dvd player, I need to escape in movies. Plus I have to spend sometime away from a screen like going outdoors. Not everyone can go out right now.
    I’m really lucky to be working as a Park Ranger at the moment, I think I’d be even more of an emotional wreck if I wasn’t outside in the woods so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I’m really lucky to be working as a Park Ranger at the moment, I think I’d be even more of an emotional wreck if I wasn’t outside in the woods so much.
    I am lucky too around here there is a lot of space between people, o you have distance to do stuff. I think 2020 should be called the year of the snafu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    I am lucky too around here there is a lot of space between people, o you have distance to do stuff. I think 2020 should be called the year of the snafu.
    I think of 2016 as The Year That Should Not Have Been, 2020 is The Second Year That Should Not Have Been.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    After certain news last night I had to borrow an unused dvd player, I need to escape in movies. Plus I have to spend sometime away from a screen like going outdoors. Not everyone can go out right now.
    We put in Doctor Who, from 2005! Eccleston is probably my favorite Doctor.
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    I've been kicking the news habit for several years. It non-trivially annoys, distresses and depresses me. Not just the reported news items themselves, I'm also distressed by the quality of the journalism and editing, and the proliferation of punditry. (Don't even get me started on the headline writing!)

    When I see an article that I consider reliable on a topic that matters, I prefer to go straight to the source materials as soon as possible, and often skip the bulk of the article itself. Even then I keep a skeptical eye open. As far as TV news goes, I consider most of it the equivalent of supermarket tabloids and celebrity magazines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I think of 2016 as The Year That Should Not Have Been, 2020 is The Second Year That Should Not Have Been.
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    Wife: ... Uh ... that's a 2020 calendar.
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    My sister has to get a new job. All the available stuff in her field is at best, half her current pay. We're in for some belt-tightening. We may have to move, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I think of 2016 as The Year That Should Not Have Been, 2020 is The Second Year That Should Not Have Been.
    What happened in 2016?
    A: "Things that are equal to the same are equal to each other"
    B: "The two sides of this triangle are things that are equal to the same"
    C: "If A and B are true, Z must be true"
    D: "If A and B and C are true, Z must be true"
    E: "If A and B and C and D are true, Z must be true"

    Therefore, Z: "The two sides of this triangle are equal to each other"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man View Post
    What happened in 2016?
    I think it's something we're not really allowed to discuss here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I think it's something we're not really allowed to discuss here.


    State secret?
    A: "Things that are equal to the same are equal to each other"
    B: "The two sides of this triangle are things that are equal to the same"
    C: "If A and B are true, Z must be true"
    D: "If A and B and C are true, Z must be true"
    E: "If A and B and C and D are true, Z must be true"

    Therefore, Z: "The two sides of this triangle are equal to each other"

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21st Century Schizoid Man View Post


    State secret?
    Politics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    I think it's something we're not really allowed to discuss here.
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    Politics.
    Well, not just that, but a lot of people I admired died, I walked into two lampposts in one weekend and nearly got a concussion, I got food poisoning in Greece, and I had to start the year at grad school with pinkeye.
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    My sister's sick now. Not a Covid scare this time, but nasty all the same. She can't work but at least she doesn't need to be quarantined.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    My sister's sick now. Not a Covid scare this time, but nasty all the same. She can't work but at least she doesn't need to be quarantined.
    I got sick this morning. My first inclination is to check my blood sugar, but if it isn't that, my readings are weird. Maddingly so. At 6 am, my reading was completely normal. Post puking, it's through the roof. I want to say I didn't wash my hands well enough or something, but now I am waiting to lunch to take a new reading. If it wasn't contamination, it not a good point of data anyway.

    Considering how I feel now, it's not the blood sugar.

    Of course, this is happening between two medical visits. Yesterday I spoke to my diabetic councilor and tomorrow I see the doctor. Why couldn't this doctor's appointment be today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I got sick this morning. My first inclination is to check my blood sugar, but if it isn't that, my readings are weird. Maddingly so. At 6 am, my reading was completely normal. Post puking, it's through the roof. I want to say I didn't wash my hands well enough or something, but now I am waiting to lunch to take a new reading. If it wasn't contamination, it not a good point of data anyway.

    Considering how I feel now, it's not the blood sugar.

    Of course, this is happening between two medical visits. Yesterday I spoke to my diabetic councilor and tomorrow I see the doctor. Why couldn't this doctor's appointment be today?
    Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, Solfe. Hope your visit has a positive effect.
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    I didn’t get any sleep last night because I had terrible period cramps and gas all night.

    Fortunately my boss let me take sick leave when I called to explain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I didn’t get any sleep last night because I had terrible period cramps and gas all night.

    Fortunately my boss let me take sick leave when I called to explain.
    Feel better soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    I didn’t get any sleep last night because I had terrible period cramps and gas all night.

    Fortunately my boss let me take sick leave when I called to explain.
    Again feel better soon.
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