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  1. #16
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    Around here they are urging anyone over 60 to stay out of public places. Glad I have backups in the family.
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    I don't think the media caused it. The nanny state did.
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    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

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    Guess I'm one of those weird people after living 82 miles one way to shopping you learned to make lists and have a mini warehouse to cut down on all day trips to shop. I used to make my shopping lists in Excel but now I use notes on my iPhone. It was getting better when I went to Phoenix on Wednesday. Walmart had water, even had Dasani water but limited to one case and two gallon jugs. Two roll packs of Bounty and they had toilet paper but I wasn't buying. The meat case was still crazy, I didn't bring a cooler so only got hot dogs and Kielbasa. Kinda hit and miss on brands but they did have something. Fry's had house brand water and a sign about being courteous. When I went to check out there was 5 or 6 pallets of water along the front windows.
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    I've been to the grocery store five times since this started, mostly I walk in then walk back out. I just want my TV dinners or whatever they are called these days. I've not found even one of the kind I like and I haven't run out of anything else I'm always semi stocked up because I don't like all the pushy pricks or their screaming kids while there and the tailgaters and traffic light runners while going there or on the way home, people suck, greedy self-righteous me, me, me, me and the hell with everyone else!
    This is your mind on drugs!

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    Blue, your trips to the store sound like mine. People think I'm an idiot because I can't seem to make it down the aisle without looking at my phone.
    "Back after 5 years. I thought you had died.

    don"


    Splitting my time between the montane and the mesas

    The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.

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    I use the Notes list on my iPhone too, but have the nasty habit of forgetting the phone after putting groceries in the truck, which I place in the handy little rack on the shopping cart. I’ve done that 4 or 5 times, but luckily someone has always turned it in to lost & found. Hate being the stupid old fool retrieving it, but there ya go. Finally decided to fetch it from my pocket instead each time I need to look at the list, which is alarmingly frequently because I can only remember 3-4 items a time now.
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    Regarding the TP shortage, here is a solution---one that has been around longer than I can remember but deserves to be brought back in vogue.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

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    ^^^
    As Amos, or was it Andy, once said, “I is regusted!”
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    "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.... There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." 
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    Hey---not all of us are as uppity as Bo with one of those auto washers!
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    The proper term is “Bum Flusher,” and in Bo’s case, “Turbo Bum Flusher.”
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    "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.... There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." 
~~ Daniel Webster

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    I see---obviously I am not in that crowd---thus do not have a handle on the correct terminology

    I could tell a story here---but think I'll wait until after lunch
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    Here we go!

    Many years ago in a far off land I spent a lot of time away from the normal haunts of my GI buddies. On this occasion I was far off the normal trail and found myself in a tea room after dark had set in---but before curfew cut the night short. I had a call to nature and was directed out back to a small shack---without aid of even a tiny light bulb, it was just me and my trusty Zippo. As I squatted over the target I thought I heard noises below---but thought how silly of me. Then, as things progressed I felt something cold and wet on my bottom. Up I sprang, recovered me Zippo, and found the source of this intrusion was caused by my position over the pig sty.

    If you think no one would do such a thing------think again.
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” ---Sir Winston Churchill

    "Political extremism involves two prime ingredients: an excessively simple diagnosis of the world's ills, and a conviction that there are identifiable villains back of it all." ---John W. Gardner

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    New shopping techniques abound —

    https://youtu.be/RUjaB8UQlOg
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    "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.... There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." 
~~ Daniel Webster

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    With all of the news stories saying things are going to get really bad over the next two to three weeks, I figured the likelihood of becoming infected was less today than if I waited to go shopping. So, I decided to go shopping today and stock up on enough food and alcohol to last through that period. I was surprised to see a small amount of toilet paper and an even smaller amount of paper towels on the shelves. No disinfectants were to be found.

    About 5% of the shoppers were wearing masks and about 30% of those wearing masks were also wearing gloves. I think I will be wearing a mask should I have to venture out again over the next few weeks. Hopefully, there will be no need for that. I think I have plenty of food and booze to last a month, if needed.
    The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible - Arthur C. Clarke

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    Are masks available?
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    "Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority.... There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters." 
~~ Daniel Webster

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