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Welcome - START HERE! / Re: Anyone help me with translate? Ger to eng
« Last post by Vienna on Today at 09:51:43 AM »
Word Play / Re: New game: The Time Traveller's Persistent Cough
« Last post by Jo Bannister on Today at 09:43:16 AM »
Rob In Hood - for when even a mask and a face-shield don't feel enough.
Word Play / Re: Still making it...
« Last post by Jo Bannister on Today at 09:41:52 AM »
A dude who's made his money breeding turkeys.

Word Play / Re: Still making it...
« Last post by Gyppo on Today at 09:25:21 AM »
Something which can only be understood from inside.  Like some 'insider' jokes.

Word Play / Re: New game: The Time Traveller's Persistent Cough
« Last post by Mark Hoffmann on Today at 08:10:24 AM »
Sleepless in Seattle

He coughed all night long.
The Bar & Grill / Re: BWF Bar and Grill
« Last post by DGSquared on Today at 04:52:06 AM »
Greetings All,

The lockdown here is getting to most everyone I know as well.

Even my boss started acting differently on a few calls toward the end of the year. I asked him if I had done something that we needed to talk about (ingrained habit of "it must be me or something I've done"). As it turns out, being a sales guy, he is tired of not being able to meet face to face and talk to people. So I started getting cleaned up and opting for the video during our meetings. I've done it for the last 3 - 4 meetings, and it seems to have done the trick. He is back to being more amiable. He can at least now see that I'm at my desk in my home office.

My mom seems to be taking it the worst. She is a social person, loves to go out to dinner, go to church, go do shopping stuff. She is now confined to her house alone. Her husband (not my dad) died earlier this year, so she is sitting in that house by herself everyday. It is depressing.  I have some of my online purchases delivered to her house and ask her to bring them to me. That gets her out of the house for a little bit of a drive. She texts me when she's coming down the drive. We both wear our masks and talk for a few minutes while she sits in her car and I stand a few feet away. It is a very little thing, but it helps.
I started to really enjoy working from home back in the summer. I am very grateful that I can still do my job and get paid during the pandemic. But even I am getting frustrated with the lockdown. I have a great job, and I'm making great money, and I now have additional free-time because I'm not commuting everyday. But I can't utilize the time to do anything. I would love to be able to spend time with my family since I damaged all my relationships over the last 10 - 15 years with all the drama. And now I have the time and the will, but can't risk the getting the virus.
It is getting to me as well. I've ended up taking a break from writing, not intentionally. I just don't have the energy or enthusiasm of late. I'm sleeping too much, eating too much. Not drinking too much, though. Thank God I learned that lesson already. But sitting around the house all day, every day, and not getting out at all can be a bit depressing for anyone.
I'm going to spend some time over the next couple of weeks to get back in the swing of things. Diet, alarm clock, all the things that help keep me on track. Work is good for people like me. I don't know what my life would be like. I can't even imagine retirement.

There are so many "Lockdown anecdotes" it reads like, Chicken Soup for the COVID-19 Hungry Soul. 

I can relate to all of them.  ;)

I told my eldest son last week, "I don't know why I'm eating. I'm not hungry."

He told me about this:

It is on the money.

Who would have thought, a lonely mouth could have so many metaphors?

Word Play / Re: Still making it...
« Last post by DGSquared on Today at 02:27:07 AM »
The pretense before tea for us.

Word Play / Re: Your favourite news headline of the day
« Last post by Gyppo on January 18, 2021, 07:11:53 PM »
Conspiracy Theorists Think Donald Trump Was Communicating in Morse Code in Video Address

"A Morse, A Morse.  My kingdom for a Morse!"

A good conspiracy theory is one which makes you consider, even if only for a nano-second, that it could be true, even if extremely unlikely.  Like the aliens at Roswell, if you accept the possibility of extra-terrestrials in the first place.

The claim that the orange bloody weirdo can communicate in any coherent form is already pushing the limits of credibility. Trying to build a theory on such an improbable base is like suggesting Lord Lucan, Amy Johnson and Amelia Earhart  were photographed barbecuing the stolen racehorse Shergar in the company of Princess Diana.  Accompanied by music played by Glen Miller.
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