I’m disappointed there’s no mention of playing music.
I’ve been doing a lot of that - ukulele and guitar, mostly - while in a Colorado state of mind of course.
I think it’s kind of bizarre and hilarious that NH would be the one state in the union reporting that as their favorite activity.
Not sure what state I would’ve guessed, but I would’ve thought NH would be drinking and/or getting stoned.
edit: Also, I know a lot of Vermonters and I’m pretty sure if that were a representative survey, the answer for them would be hiking/walking.
Although, it is mud season right now, so maybe they’re staying in reading while waiting for things to dry out.
edit 2: Also - I’m not sure that many Rhode Islanders know how to read.
@DennisG2014 I’m not sure what percentage of Americans can play a musical instrument, but its certainly less than half, and probably less than 25%. It would be hard for an activity to be the most popular for a given state when less than a quarter of the people can do it.
Count me in the group that cannot play an instrument but wishes he could.
@PooltoyWolf again, it’s folks being irresponsible. There is really nothing wrong with being on the beach, especially if you live near it and walk to it. The problem is that people tend to congregate under the canopy, hang out by the beer cooler etc. in too close proximity. On St George Island (for instance) there are no large condos/tourist warehouses, so even in the midst of summer it is very easy to keep ‘social distancing’ protocols and most folks tend to do it naturally. Those you see in a ‘clump’ are family units that are in close proximity in their home anyway. Lots to be said for sunshine and exercise.
Locally the Harbor Freight store has gone to 10 folks in the store at a time. You hang out in the lot until it’s your ‘turn’ to go in, get your stuff, and leave. Seems to be working OK for now. People are being pretty respectful of the order of arrival, and all is well. Time will tell how that keeps up!
I was allowed into a local Home Depot with store people-count-limits after waiting in a “6 feet apart” line this week. They were counting customer exits and walkie-talkie-ing that info the the entrance line. Persons were asked to stay at least 6 feet away from anyone they did not arrive with, in the parking lot and the store.
Some c-store have visible limits as to # in the store. Others not, but I have not seen any where you could not keep distance.
Walmart seems to be letting everyone is, bit people are voluntarily distancing inside the store. Workers approach closer to a customer only when it’s needed. Customers who have to go near another customer (to be past them for instance) apologize and turn their faces away.
Yep, I just got back from the local WM and there is a big (blue of course) sticker on the ground about 3 feet wide and 8 feet long with markers on it 6 feet apart admonishing folks to keep a safe social distance. Everyone was doing that and the shelves were by and large pretty well stocked. Maybe not your favorite brand of yogurt/bread/pasta/canned beans etc, but still some available and nobody trying to go out with a pallet of TP. Not sure if that is just a southern thing, or a small town thing…
Lots of tv here in California. But what’s new? Give us back our sunny weather and things might be different.
I washed my favorite window yesterday so I could stand on my stool and watch the outside. The clouds, the leaves in the trees and palm fronds waving like crazy, the seed pods from the liquid amber tree, hitting the ground, waiting for someone’s bare feet to find them…
I even went out for a little bit to pull some weeds from the catnip garden.
Then back to tv. And looking at more craft porn (totally family friendly) and the toys needed (Oh, hey, does anyone know of a cheaper type of these babies? I’d really like the ones that blink and the colored ones, but over fifty bucks for one set of each isn’t in the bank account).
Hmm, I’m in Oregon but apparently in a Washington state of mind (hiking). But I guess we did go hiking in Washington last weekend. I was surprised by the number of other people we saw on a fairly remote trail in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, but they were all being careful and courteous.
Staying surprisingly sober here in WA, especially now that I’m home all the time. Just doing crafts and trying to adopt a dog which isn’t happening because it turns out so is everyone else. Sad, frustrated sigh. Fuckers. I mean, awesome fuckers giving homes to pups and all but still…
@f00l oh I’ve been all over Petfinder. There’s so much competition right now it’s insane. Which is great for the animals, it makes me so happy. We have a viewing with a pup in the morning, but from pics I haven’t felt anything. He’s a bit bigger than I want. There’s an older terrier I’m in love with but I haven’t heard anything.
@KittySprinkles To bad you don’t live here in MS. The shelters here ship the animals north where there are neuter/spay laws to the point there are far fewer strays/animals that need homes. At the shelter I volunteer at (one of 5 in this city not counting the kill shelter) there are around 350 dogs there. Maybe 90 or so cats. And they don’t have enough space for all the animals people try to bring there. All the shelters here are full and overflowing. At the kill shelter if an animal is an owner relinquishment it is killed that same day.
@Kidsandliz people in the PNW just seem to do a much better job than some areas regarding spay and neuter. So much so that we’re a hot spot for shipping overflow to. We met a couple pups the other day from a Texas shelter.