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Stardate 73711.4: Seventeenth day of social distancing

Tonight I thought it would be fun to go to CVS Pharmacy to walk around and feel normal. It wasn’t fun. I don’t recommend it. Today was Monday. Every day kind of feels like Monday. Or Saturday. Who cares anymore. I get up at my normal time each day, try to maintain some sort of routine, drink my coffee, but without the need to leave to drive to school or other things on my schedule, it’s all kind of a wash. I worked at my desk in the garage today. That’s all I have to say about that. I’m still astonishingly busy. I think it’s because people who are normally busy traveling are home now. Speaking of Marko, he’s teaching again at Thursday’s “Church for Youth Workers” and you should come. The first one was super great. When this is all over can we keep the neighborhood vibe? I’m talking to my neighbors nearly every day right now. The dogs were amused by everyone being home. Now I think they are bored of us. Too many walks. Too much petting. Too many treats. Think of all the vocabulary we can forget when this is all over? Flatten the curve, social distancing, CDC, FDA, WHO, and Dr. Fauci. All words we’ll never have to say again. The older kids are playing a board game tonight called “Pandemic.” I’m raising savages. Tonight they issued a stay at home order for Baja California. Yesterday they ordered all restaurants to only offer take-out. I hope they lift that before I get to go back. Because if I have to get my tacos or birria to go, I’ll still get it. But it won’t be the same. I’ve been daydreaming a lot lately about when things get back to normal. I think I’m going to break social norms and hug all the people at my favorite taco shops. Sure, I miss people. But I miss tacos a lot too. 

Current body temperature: 98.8
Rolls of toilet paper: 2.1 cases
Number of times I touched my face today: Less than 2400
Supplies: I bought candy tonight. If you tell people I bought candy I won’t be able to share it with you. 
Money received from the government: $0 of $3400
Social distancing grade: B- (Someone got 3 feet from me at CVS. What was wrong with that guy?)

By Adam McLane

Adam McLane is a partner at The Youth Cartel, co-author of A Parent's Guide to Understanding Social Media, blogger of 10+ years, and a fan of all things San Diego State University Aztecs.

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