Daily Archives: May 13, 2020

May 13

Hello and Happy Wednesday! It looks like it’s going to be a beautiful day here in NYC! If you can tolerate the maskless, get out and feel the sun on your face. Well, half of it. I’ve been shooting for hour long walks and each time I venture out, I seem to care a smidge less about who is and who isn’t “respecting my health.” Yesterday I went to Key Food without a mile long list and the sense of panic I shopped with last time. I have a feeling that, with time, I will return to my “shopping day of, buying what I need in the moment” style of procurement. I only needed one regular bag to shlep my groceries across the street. And there wasn’t a line! Despite the sunshine.

What this means to me is that, yes, this is a process. Things haven’t gotten any less dangerous. Our numbers may be down but that doesn’t mean the virus has been weakened. We’re gonna be living with this for a long time to come. Once we accept that, our behavior is likely to change. With the exception of those most at risk — and I know plenty — we will begin to weigh the dangers against our day to day. I’ve been curious why it’s safe to shop for groceries (as well as flowers, bubble tea and other items that have been somewhat inexplicably deemed “essential”) why would it be unsafe to shop for other things? My plant purchasing foray last week wasn’t ideal in a “totally safe” way, but I was actually okay with that. Last night the news showed a car dealership and all they were doing to make buying a car as safe as possible. BUYING A CAR! I mean, really… Guess why they were allowed to open? Because they lobbied. Anyway…

It’s been a few days since I’ve hosted a Virtual Lucky Happy Hour and today isn’t the day. Wednesdays are the Burning Man Happy Hour, so I usually “attend” that Zoom gathering. But tune in tomorrow for Pinky’s weekly Thursday cyber get-together starting at 6pm. See ya then!