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3.27.2020

The Price of Convenience

Today the delivery of my roommate's oatmeal arrived.  Sure I charged more than the listed price, but as the technocrat, I'm offering him the service, but it wasn't much and in the age of COVID-19, where no one's getting out, there are few other options.  Take it or leave it.

3.26.2020

Things are about to get Dire

When the slack in the economy has been used up, the economy will take a hit from COVID-19. And then the ripple effects will be like that of a concussion grenade. I hope by some stroke of providence that I am proved wrong.  What's that old Chinese curse?  May you live in interesting times.  How apt for our current epoch,  Just hope we live THROUGH these interesting times.

3.25.2020

Orders Received--Changes Will be Undertaken

Just a few minutes ago, my housemate brought  me my latest Target shipment.  During this quarantine, Coronavirus-induced lockdown, shipping and delivery services are proving their mettle.  Even after the current kerfuffle dies down, I posit that economic modalities, society at large will be much altered.  I doubt the genie will readily be bottled again.   At least for me, there's no going back.  It's crisper, cleaner, more efficient method.

3.24.2020

Smile and Chuckle

A poignant grin and chortle appropriately timed disarms even the most sober adversary.  Levity is a powerful rhetorical tool.

Laugh and the world laughs with you. 

Can't take life too seriously, it'll kill you. 😉

Feeling the Pull of the Fatherland

Today, I received a shipment of raisin bran that was supposed to arrive next week.  Upon receipt and unpacking, I was approached by a housemate, requesting I act as middle man for some oatmeal.  He gave me a twenty-spot; titigate shipping costs, I also tacked on some stuff for me.  M&M's and raisin bran, but only in quantities sufficient to reduce delivery costs.

The first stock market was founded in Amsterdam, Holland in 1602.  When I leave the house someday in the future, I intend to throw myself full-throttle into investing.  After all, that was my primary rationale for pursuing my MBA. My favoriIe course in the program was FIN 502, which dealt with investing. I wished to deepen my business acumen.

3.23.2020

Light at Tunnel's End

There is a promising treatment for COVID-19.  Using a cocktail of a malaria drug and azithromyocin shows promise. Once again science and innovation come to the rescue. Give credit where credits due, or friends the French developed the treatment. Hope springs eternal.

3.21.2020

Takin' What They're Giving 'Cause There's a Pandemic on, but I'm Still Living

In the wake of the reaction to Chinese Flu, I've turned to online shopping for my foodstuffs deliveries. Whereas I'd normally go TO Target to get my raisin bran and M&M's, in response to the lockdown, I perused Target.com, which delivers to my house from the local Target, and saw that the raisin bran and M&M's were picked over and gone.  No giant raisin bran, no smaller raisin bran, no M&M's; so, I ordered some socks (my current assortment of socks are mismatched and worn) and some electric shaver heads (better to have a surplus in reserve than a dearth in the lurch). That shipment should arrive Friday, March 27.  When I perused a few days later, I found and ordered raisin bran but smaller boxes than usual and found and ordered some M&M's (larger size than usual, no complaints). Projected to arrive Monday, March 30.

3.20.2020

Took the 2020 Census

As best I could, with the information that I've gleaned lo these months of cohabitation, I completed the 2020census.gov survey.  As the resident Technocrat of the house, with the requisite computer/web savvy, I feel it my duty to lead wherever apt, do what I can, where I can, while I can.

3.19.2020

Not Enough is Better Than None at All

Soon after I heard word of the forthcoming COVID-19, shelter in place request, I made a stop by Target to do some nutritional prepping.  I didn't go overboard, just bought enough food to supplement any potential shortfall.  Glad I did, for now the shelves are bare.  For now, I hunker and bunker--the authorities call it shelter in place.  Ride it out as the virus (hopefully not) burns through the populace.

I'm minded of the Aesopian fable of the Grasshopper and the Ant.

3.17.2020

Per Dexter Holland:Ya Gotta Keep 'em Separated

The authorities tell us to stay at home and respect social distancing w/gatherings (~2m) in attempts to forestall COVID-19.  Many events/gatherings are being canceled.  I'm still dreaming, making plans but they are now being positioned further in the future. For now, I am hunkering and bunkering, head down, while the pandemic blows over.  I'm glad I prepped, even if it was just a little.  That will allay my conscience, somewhat.

3.15.2020

Reunited and it Felt so Good

Tomorrow my college brother (we had the same course schedule intentionally for a few years and were cabinmates on a spring break cruise our last spring break), my aunt,  and I are having dinner together. We have much to catch up on, much to discuss. Should be nice. Although, it will be precarious in this time of pandemic virulent contagion. But knowing the two of us, if there's a way, we'll stumble upon it.

3.05.2020

Closer to Home

Today I renewed my membership to my local city's senior adult center gym for three month interval (10$).  I'm not a senior,  but if the infrastructure is there... Makes indubitably more fiscal sense than 2$ a session; i usually seem going twice a week.