NJM 2020, Entry 27 - Black Friday in These Foolish Things

  • Nov. 27, 2020, 11:07 p.m.
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Whelp. I went out early this morning in my parents’ little podunk town, and thankfully, there were not a whole lot of people in store. In fact, I hardly saw anyone, which was a huge relief - though the people I did see, many weren’t wearing masks. I got my pics taken (for my work research) at a few different stores and then was done before 8am.

Back to mom and dad’s place where breakfast was served and we sat around the table reminiscing. I still had those old journal entries on my mind from when we lived in Europe back in the 90s, so I brought up the fact that my parents were a little younger than my age when we were over there and I was traipsing around (in my mid-20s) like I’d just been cured of a terrible virus and just learning how to live life.

Haha. I was sooo wild back then.

Drove home shortly after brekkie because I had a Zoom surprise birthday party to attend and I wanted to be at home for that. I have to tell you - I’m just about over doing Zoom anything that’s not a work meeting. I miss true human social interaction. I’m sick of technical issues and screen freezes and trying to understand WTF people are saying through connection issues. And yes, I had a glass of champagne in my hand, but it’s certainly not as much fun as drinking with friends in person.

Ugggh. I just got off the phone with the Bulldog. I don’t know why I even picked up the phone because any time I do, it’s hours of really random discussion. You may or may not remember, but the Bulldog is actually full of conspiracy theories and wanted to rant about the vaccine.

Why do I engage?

Anyway, our conversation took me away from this entry and now I’m exhausted and can’t write anymore. I’ll see if I can pick this back up tomorrow.


The Thirsty Oriental November 27, 2020

I can’t believe people are still in denial.

Complicated Disaster The Thirsty Oriental ⋅ November 28, 2020

Trumpity Trump.

Ginger Snap Complicated Disaster ⋅ November 28, 2020

Yep. Still very much in denial. So fucking sad.

Deleted user November 28, 2020

I am with you on being SO OVER anything Zoom. I never want to see it again when this is over :)

Complicated Disaster November 28, 2020

I'm still happy to zoom. It's better than nothing! Xx

Marg November 28, 2020

I’m not too enamoured with Zoom either I have to say :)

bobbi01 November 28, 2020

The BD always had that effect on you!

Athena November 28, 2020

I prefer zoom to bulldog.

Elaine Benes Athena ⋅ November 28, 2020

Haha! Yes I think I agree.

Ginger Snap Athena ⋅ November 28, 2020

Honestly, me too. I was SO annoyed by the end of our call that I nearly hung up on him.

WhatDreamsMayCome November 28, 2020

You having lived in Europe is sweet! I backpacked there when I was 18.
Bulldog sounds...
...Interesting??? (Or not)

Jinn November 29, 2020

Bulldog needs a reality check .
I hate Zoom and FaceTime . I am not sure why I detest it so much , but I do .

pandora November 29, 2020

I don't mind one-on-one Zooms but it's so hard to have a group hang-out - everyone is either trying to speak at the same time or there's a full awkward gap in conversation.

plushcreep November 29, 2020

I've only used Zoom a few times, but MS Teams is another story. And yeah...I'm kinda over that myself.

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