Do people really need a reason to smoke pot? Like a trigger where there like, “Finally! I’ve been sitting at home for like three hours, bored, depressed, alone, but now the clock says an arbitrary time, I can kick back!”
A work day in the evening as I prepare for the work of Tuesday. I don’t smoke pot (or tobacco) and I rarely drink alcohol. I used to drink sometimes, but I don’t like the effect on my head and it gives me heartburn (I know, TMI).
When I worked on a tall ship we walked around a 2 fields like that part way up a small mountain on a Caribbean island. Hiking to the top there were too many cat claw bushes (don’t know their real name but way worse than walking through tall blackberry or rose bushes) and saw some more open areas so we headed that way. Oops. I made sure the passengers touched nothing, broke off no leaves… and told them to keep their traps completely shut until we were well away from that island. The fields weren’t as impressively big as that, but big enough.
National Look Alike Day on April 20th celebrates those who look like another person. I wonder if I look like Robert Redford. YAY for that possible fact!
National Lima Bean Respect Day on April 20th gives the humble lima bean its due. I actually like a good homemade lima bean soup! YAY for Limas!
National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day on April 20th celebrates a sweet cake that contains pineapples and cherries. I never would have tried this odd cake, except that it’s my wife’s fav cake! YAY for cake!
Grab your toppings on April 20th to celebrate National Cheddar Fries Day! What better way to enjoy your fries than with an indulgent dollop of cheddar cheese? When you finish eating your cake, enjoy cheddar fries for dessert! YAY!
With all the science they have today, is it so impossible to create a kind that DOESN’T give you cottonmouth? One of the reasons I hate smoking as I’ve gotten older (also panic attacks have increased) but I do like mild edibles.
it’s also patriots day here in boston so at first i was a bit confused lol. that was more on the forefront of my mind since i just listened to the mayor basically beg everyone to stay home and not do stupid things like gather at the start or finish line of the race or defiantly have their own marathon. i think we should be okay though, last time we were asked to shelter in place because of a crisis we did a pretty good job.
@jerk_nugget my son is in Boston too, (apt near the airport), and he says they have been taking it pretty seriously. When he has to go into the office (for security reasons…) he says the subway is empty and the few people on it space out evenly along both sides of the car…
@chienfou i hope he stays safe and healthy. most people/places are doing a pretty good job, but like anywhere we have some people that think it’s all a big hoax and/or no big deal. today the mayor warned people that if he had to keep sending cops out to break up dumb shit like soccer games or golfing he’d start issuing citations. in general though i think most people are doing the best they can. feeling very lucky that my partner who is the sole earner can WFH and still pull a regular paycheck because he’s in IT. take care out there
@jerk_nugget while I can see soccer as a problem, social distancing on the golf course should be pretty easy. I am having mixed emotions about things like beach closings on remote beaches since the only people that use them are the property owners. At some point we need to look at what we are trying to accomplish. I realize it is easier to close all beaches than be selective, but it that REALLY the best practice. Exercise and the “cabin fever” issues should also be part of the equation, especially if you can still use good social distancing norms.
@chienfou well, the problem is people getting together to play golf. the same as the people getting together to play soccer, go hiking, etc. we have the police scanner app for our phones and more than once cops have had to come to break up parties. /eyeroll. i think also the big issue is that all these public places can’t be monitored, so it’s easier/safer just to err on the side of caution and close them. i also imagine letting private beaches stay open while closing public ones may upset the already powderkeg-esque masses. i think there’s something to be said for that, but then there’s no good answer.
that said, there are already too many stupid rules that not only have no basis in science or common sense, but serve to further unnecessarily expose people. for instance, we can’t use reusable bags in stores anymore…even though the cashier and the bagger are wearing gloves & are gonna touch every item i’ve touched while shopping (made from materials the virus would live much longer on then a cloth bag when it comes to stuff like canned goods etc), handle cash from my wallet, and i’m gonna obviously come in wearing clothes, coats, scarves, having bags etc i brought from home so…
i think it would be better to have people just bag their own groceries and keep a few lanes for people that aren’t able bodied to do that. which brings me to the complete pointlessness of wearing gloves. if you touch everything with the same pair of gloves, it’s the same as not wearing gloves. i think gloves actually encourage people to stop thinking about what they’re touching because they think gloves magically sterilize everything.
the other thing i hate is the “one way” aisles in the stores now. so instead of being able to just get what you want when you want while avoiding others, they have you marching up and down aisles you’d otherwise never set foot in, coming into contact with more people, spending more time in the store, and causing pile-ups especially as checkout lines now go back into the aisles in order to keep 6’ between customers waiting to check out. they also have nobody monitoring the lines outside stores where everybody seems to think the virus takes a break if you’re waiting in line, so get up real close to the person in front of you because you’ll get in faster that way. basically, it’s like certain rules are actually causing the problems they’re trying to avoid because of the way they’re implemented.
well, the problem is people getting together to play golf. the same as the people getting together to play soccer,
You can social distance on a golf course easily. It’s not hard to stay 6 feet apart if you each use a cart or walk the course. Soccer on the other hand becomes a TOTALLY different (and un-fun) game if you take out the body contact/close quarters play.
Locally they have limited the number of people allowed in the store at one time, so the one way aisles aren’t a big deal (for instance the Harbor Freight store in Montgomery only allows 10 people in at a time). The lines in front of the HF, Costco and WM etc have big tape "X"s 6 feet apart that you are supposed to stand on and most everyone is abiding by that. There is someone at the door monitoring and the police ride thru the lots to reinforce the edicts.
Gloves on the other hand are a serious problem. The only protection they are providing is to the wearer, unlike masks which protect the general populace from the wearer. The rate of cross contamination from gloves should be actually. pretty high if they don’t routinely change them out.
@chienfou not saying people can’t stay six feet apart, just saying they don’t. and that’s when the cops have to go out and break things up, apparently. a lot of people seem to think they’re the exception to the rule, or that if they’ve isolated “enough” they can go out “just this once” or “just with [these five people]” etc. my own mother tried to tell me that it was okay for my sister [who lives with them] to go out because she [my mom] and my dad were staying home. for some reason this pandemic has softened the comprehension skills of otherwise intelligent people.
we have a cap on how many people can enter stores, and cops counting people in and out, but there’s nothing set up to keep people apart in line and whoever’s at the door doesn’t seem to care. i started taking a carriage with me when i stand in line for some built in personal space. oddly, once inside everybody follows the rules. shrug! and yeah, i see people driving driving with gloves on, look at their phone, touch the car inside and out, touch the doors to stores, the carriages, everything inside, the pin pad, everything in their purse, then back to the car, etc. they just think gloves = sterile, and completely forget that gloves are only sterile if you change them out every time you touch something new, making them generally pointless for a situation such as this.
I used to “celebrate it” by going to the arboretum on campus (even as an adult alumnus). Sadly, that is no longer open, so it is just another day for me. I’ll probably make something slightly better than average for dinner, but it isn’t like it was back in the college days.
So this came over the Washington Post’s newsfeed today. The article discusses those kinds of brownies for those who celebrate .
And apparently if you make cannabutter from the stuff it makes excellent brownies. No recipe per say but some links in the article (that I didn’t follow) and some comment on how people make that kind of “butter”.