Morning Free Association: You Know…

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You know when you read through a 20-page document, take notes, and hope that you’ll be able to get it to coalesce into something that resembles a thoughtful piece on how the NHL is paying attention to All. The. Details. You know how that feels, right?

Then you keep telling yourself you’ll go for a walk to think it through except it’s too late to go for a “you walk” and you must go on a “Boomer walk”, which requires a lot of attention to a dog and the environment, hoping that he’ll behave on the leash. He’ll drag you through an area that will make your already wonky ankle just HURT and then he’ll decide that he has to rest and wiggle for like 15 minutes in a place that You. Do. Not. Want. He sees a car that looks just like his because it is the same color as 95% of the cars from that model year 2008. He’s a smart dog but doesn’t realize that he still needs to walk all the way back not just jump up into the magical vehicle that is right over there.

So, by the time you return home, it’s now time to cook up things for dinner because it’s that time. Then, you eat dinner, watch Netflix and realize that you should go on that “you” walk. Now, it’s a lovely night to go but your wonky ankle decides to still HURT, thwarting the peaceful mindlessness you needed. By the time you get home, you’re frazzled and can’t write and think. It’s one or the other and it’s not likely thinking that will win.

All this to tell you, I failed you this time and hope to get my shit together in the next couple of days. I really need to work on life balance.

In the meantime, please enjoy the players on the ice at Warrior.

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IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Ugh, overslept today.
But time has no meaning anymore, so whatevs.

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Found a 2020 diary on a bookshelf today, the place marker in the middle of March. I thought, “ah yes, the point at which time ceased to matter”

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Oh right, The Before Time. That time was fun.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Yes, The Before Time
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Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. Had a dream last night we all got together and went for ice cream. It was fun.

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Am aware of a couple of particularly interesting ice cream places, so could’ve happened.

Now that I think of it, I am not sure how they can do business. One is an in-door fancy-ass ice cream parlor (not so different from one I considered opening ~9 years ago) which has a single set of double doors and a perpetual line to the counter. Maintaining social distance technically not possible but plausible to pretend if there were not much line.
The other is the one that everyone in the area knows about and goes to regularly. It’s way overloaded in spite of being huge – a cattle-call situation and insufferable at the best of times (but the ice cream is good and the mini-golf is fun).

The one we *have* gone to in the past month is a typical smallish place with a handful of windows where they redirected the customer queue from the parking lot to along the side of a long greenhouse with road cones marking 6-foot increments for social distancing. The fact that it is not so well known is its saving grace, though it was packed when we last went.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

This ice cream place was part of a sports bar. Don’t ask me, London Bear suggested it. lol

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Hey, the ice cream place I’m thinking of has a speak-easy, so these things happen.

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Why yes, I would like a sloe gin fizz float.

Stripes
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Stripes

Coffee sundae and/or coffee shake with bourbon!!!!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Well I do like ice cream and sports bars …

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Hey folks.

An evening walk sounds good. I kinda wanted to yesterday but my mom arrived earlier than expected. She’s taking Leah for a week in Worcester. I’m pretty sure this is OK under our government’s very vague guidelines…

Ziggy has learned some new calls. Budgies are from the parrot family, of course, and they are capable of replicating human speech. Tried to feed him some seed from my hand today – he wouldn’t take it but he did poop on my thumb, so I guess that’s progress!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ah, the joys of pet ownership! Hope Leah enjoys her week in Worcester. Pretty sure it’s better than the Worcester in Mass!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

We had a half a plan to visit Worcester Mass, but after a bit research we decided it wasn’t worth the journey! Tbf to the place, we had a busy schedule and it would’ve meant leaving out something else.

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Worcester, MA is largely nicer than it used to be, (I do miss the post-industrial wasteland portions from my college days) but still isn’t what one would call “a tourist attraction”.

Some nice grecian-inspired buildings here & there, a nice little art museum, a couple of interesting bars, a cluster of colleges, an ECHL team, and soon a minor-league baseball team. A nice waypoint on a bigger journey, perhaps.

Stripes
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Stripes

Pretty sure it’s better than the Worcester in Mass!

Sis hasn’t been to Armsby Abbey not a Worcester Railers game, the combination of which almost make up for the rest of Worchester.

Stripes
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Stripes

Good Morning!!
It’s all good! Too early for that kind of gobbledygook in my undercaffeined brain.
Hours of surfing yesterday afternoon….. I need to go back to bed!

Stripes
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Stripes

Undercaffeinated?

Stripes
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Stripes

I’m going with not enough cofifay. grin

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

I think we need an MFA that is just you talking to yourself! lol