I feel weird about how my beard spreads out around the edges of my mask.
I've now been in two buildings other than my house since March 13th: The mortgage refinance place and my parents' house. My quarantine world is expanding! I think I'd have flipped my biscuits by now if not for riding my bike all over the dang city as much as possible.
One of my neighbors just planted a ton of corn in his front yard. Lol, coronatimes!
The seven-day forecast is an endless stretch of potential rain. If I get trapped in this house for the next week with no escape THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES. And, by consequences I mean I will be unintentionally rude to my family while eating lots of chips.
My son finally got Chick-fil-A for lunch as part of his graduating-from-5th-grade celebration, and it was probably the happiest he's been in three months.
We joined some of JR’s fifth-grade friends for a bike parade in celebration of their graduation from elementary school. Talk about stressful. So many kids! So much shouting! Not enough masks! But: We were outside, in the sunshine, kids aren’t great spreaders of COVID-19, and they were mostly socially-distanced for at least most of the […]
A number divisible by 10 and by 30! That’s how you know it’s a real milestone. I think I’ve let some days slip out of this coronadiary, but I’m not sure when or how many. Google tells me 92 days have passed since March 13th, which is kind of shocking and unbelievable. NINETY TWO DAYS. […]
I now live with a middle-schooler.
Got a flat tire two miles from my house on the hottest day of the year. Luckily, I had a coronavirus neck gaiter to use to keep the sun off my bald head. Silver linings.
I hugged a person that is not my wife or my child for the first time in three months.
I found a dozen really beautiful, new-to-me blocks in Highland Park today. What an absolutely perfect day for aimless bike riding on the Garbage Bike.
17 years I’ve been married to Valerie, and only one of those years have we spent our anniversary in quarantine hiding from a deadly virus. Typically we celebrate with friends, pasta, and fish at Edo’s, but tonight we’ll celebrate with…burgers? And more of the same?
Got out on the bike after a couple of days trapped inside by heat and rain—still incredibly hot outside. I ordered a couple of these neck gaiters to use as face coverings while riding, and, while they are super thin (and maybe not super corona-effctive), they are still super hot while chuffing up a hill […]
Couldn’t help but laugh at this sad little anecdote I found in the Richmond Times-Dispatch today: Chris Morrison, a 38-year-old Hanover County resident, brought a bucket of water, dish soap and brushes to try scrubbing the graffiti from the Lee monument Wednesday…After trying for a while, he couldn’t scrub the graffiti from the pedestal. Instead, […]
I've got such a limited reserve of creative energy and almost all of it goes into Good Morning, RVA each morning. By the time evening arrives, I've only got enough focus left in the tank for margaritas and comics and, I guess, scrolling through the Twitter timelines of local reporters. I'm in awe of folks […]
Every day, for the past several days, has felt like a time set aside to wait for the events of the evening to unfold. First, pain and violence, now anger and hope.
Stay well, do good, and be safe.
Listen, all of these margs help prevent scurvy.
Really feels like we’re teetering on a very, very thin edge these past few days.