Morning Free Association: Positive Results, in a Bad Way

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In Phase 2 of the NHL’s staggered re-opening, teams are allowed to have limited amounts of players practice in groups no larger than 6 participants at a time. Participation is voluntary but players must submit to testing for COVID-19, including temperature checks and more invasive methods. Well, despite the best efforts of everyone involved, players are testing positive.

The Bruins are just one of a few teams who have had a player test positive for the coronavirus. Last week, Tampa Bay shut down their facilities temporarily as it’s believed that 3 players and 2 staff have tested positive for the virus. Per guidelines, these personnel are self-quarantining.

On Friday afternoon, word was that Auston Matthews tested positive for the coronavirus. This was gleefully reported by a human garbage pile that makes Joe Haggerty’s work look Pulitzer-worthy.

While it’s titillating to know that a player has tested positive, it’s also ethically repulsive to report it. If a player wants to announce their status, that should be on them. The Toronto Maple Leafs are doing the right thing for a change in keeping that information private.

There’s no word on whether or not these positive tests will endanger the plans to re-open the season.

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Bright spot yesterday afternoon…. I met another Monrovian – Jane, ninety something was out sweeping the sidewalk (in 90 degree heat) in front of this idiot’s house….okay it’s a weird town. I said “Excuse me, i have to return Carter’s cow manure.” ( i had a shovelful) “oh, of course” she says. She watches me throw the manure at the front door(i played lacrosse, too) then says ” you shw him, young man. I keep telling Carter not to be such a dickhead. ” i almost fell over…. I haven’t been called young man in a dog’s age!!! grin

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I love hearing a nonagenarian call someone a dickhead!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Whenever you call yourselves Monrovians it makes me thing you’ve all got your own little country!

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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Thanks for reminding me that I need to put that dink on block/mute. Not sure how he escaped that list.

So my dream Saturday night: GH was at Boston City Hall selling her masks. A bunch of us got together to hang out and say hi because all the cool kids hang out at City Hall apparently. I couldn’t stay for long because a murderer was after me so I had to take care of that whole situation. I tried saying “Hey, you can’t murder me. It’s illegal.” but the murderer didn’t listen and tried to kill me anyway. Oh well. At least spider maning my way down the side of a house from the second floor was fun.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Damn those murderers and their refusal to listen to reason!

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“Nuh-uh! You can’t murder me – I’m standing in a no-murder zone!”
“Drat! Foiled again! Well you can’t stay in there forever. I’m just going to wait you out.”

– What murderer-victim conversations should look like.

The London Bear
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Morning folks.

Looking less likely the playoffs will happen. This thing is a long way from being over.

I read an interesting article about why Covid has been so much more socially damaging than the 1918 epidemic. A much higher percentage of people worked in agriculture and lived in rural locations back then. Makes sense.

Sorry to miss the Zoom chat Saturday. Hope Sis’s lamp got assembled successfully!
I had to be up for work Sunday morning and it was the first night with Ziggy the Budgie, so wasn’t sure whether he’d have a quiet night. Turns out he’s afraid of the dark! Quite common apparently. He woke up about 3.45am and was flapping wildly round his cage, but settled down quite quickly when I put on a desk lamp.

He seems pretty nervous but is starting to settle in better now. It’s like having a baby again! I have new levels of empathy with VA & IW as Boomer gets settled. At least Ziggy isn’t likely to smash through any screen doors!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Lamp was successfully assembled!

And hopefully Ziggy’s posterior gas leaks aren’t as potent as Boomer’s!

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Bird farts…… so silent you blame the dog!

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

I mean, that much stink can’t come out of a lil seed eater, right?

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Oh, he’s like an upside down Pez dispenser, but thankfully odour-free!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha! Now there’s an image!

Quaider4everwash
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I always put a cover over the cage when i wanted budgies to settle down. It’s dark, go to sleep. It always worked. Ziggy may be missing other budgies…… Maybe you need more!!!!

The London Bear
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Yeah, he doesn’t seem to mind the cage being covered in the evening but when he wakes in the night he panics. We’ll try the cover and nightlight combo tonight…

He was in an outdoor aviary with about 20 others when we got him, so I’m sure he misses the others, the poor chap. It can take two weeks apparently, for them to settle in so reasonable to expect a few issues in the first few days.

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Good Morning!!
So, getting this season done might have some hurdles in it’s path. I don’t even care anymore. I don’t want to see these players or anyone associated with the teams getting sick or worse over some hockey games.
No wifi in Monroe this weekend. sad Worked way too hard and am hurting today. The town cow busted out of it’s yard yesterday and wreaked havoc on gardens around town. The guy who owns it is a complete jackass. Left for the day without leaving water for the cow. Several town folk got together to put the poor thing back in it’s yard and give it water and some food (although i believe it ate pretty well all day). I flung the cow pies from my yard all over the asshole’s front door and left him a bill for my garden. WTF?
So, it’s hot. I am not a fan of the nineties….. at least on the thermometer.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Is that the same guy who used to keep the cow in his basement?

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Yes! He still puts the cow in his basement at night!!!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Note to self, don’t piss off Joe!

Quaider4everwash
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Quaider4everwash

Just don’t let your cow loose in my garden (or in The Garden grin ) and we’ll be cool…. Now that i know it wasn’t your cow, i’ll call off the hitman!