Beanie level: Rooftop room dweller

I’ve been really hermitting lately. I mean, even more than usual, if that’s possible. This afternoon I went out for the first time in a week and a half just to see what the neighborhood looked like. The most surprising thing was the huge line of cars at the Krispy Kreme, obeying the letter of the stay-at-home order but not the spirit, or even common sense. Even if you don’t go inside and don’t get near other people, can you really trust that the donuts or the box weren’t contaminated by someone inside? It is possible to spread the virus without having symptoms or knowing you have it. Then if you MUST risk your life to go out and get something to eat, shouldn’t you get something more nutritious? Unless you think donuts are a great last meal.

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    I keep wondering why the governors keep telling everyone to stay home or adding more restrictions each day, when I thought everyone is already at home. What more can they ask from us? Lo and behold, everyone is in the groceries, fast food restaurants, home improvement stores, anywhere it is still open.

    People can’t really seem to stay home for awhile.

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      My sisters who worked in retail see so many more people in their stores buying odd things rather than watching dramas on netflix.

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    I always say if I die choking, it better be on the best piece of steak ever. A donut wouldn’t be a bad way to go either really. I think out of my list of best last bites none of them would be healthy options…

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    For my last meal I want the donut-fried chicken sandwich. If you’re going out, go out big!

    They keep saying that the virus on food is OK. Meaning if you eat it, it won’t cause you to get sick. You have to get it in your respiratory system to get sick. This makes no sense to me (that doesn’t mean it’s not possibly correct), so I’m with you and not doing take-out.

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      Even if eating the virus is safe, you still have to touch the donuts & the box with your hands, and that might be dangerous…

      oh, crap…

      Now I’m picturing someone scarfing them straight out of the box, like a pig at the trough.

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So I clicked the little “support us”…
… and now I’m a certified “VIP bean” aka “Premium Supporter”

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CNN: “Remote islands swamped by people trying to escape virus”

Edgar Allan Poe: The Masque of the Red Death

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/highlands-islands-scotland-coronavirus-travel/index.html

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    Oooh. Your Edgar Allan Poe mention is the best thing ever. Relevant.

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Wisdom of Dr. Anthony Fauci (director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)

Asked how he responds to falsehoods from the President during news conferences, Fauci said, “I can’t jump in front of the microphone and push him down.”

“I’m sort of exhausted,” Fauci said in the interview. “But other than that, I’m good. I mean, I’m not, to my knowledge, coronavirus infected. To my knowledge, I haven’t been fired.”

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Ars Technica is (after Dramabeans) perhaps the best site I know of. It deals mostly with sciences from archaeology & astronomy on thru the alphabet, but they do find time to fit in other subjects. Like Kingdom!!

“Review: Kingdom is better (and more relevant) than ever in S2… Between this and Parasite, South Korea is at the forefront of global film and TV”.

🙂

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2020/03/review-kingdom-is-better-and-more-relevant-than-ever-in-s2/

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    wow.. is it really good..

    i didn’t like s1 except for zombie scare..plot was moving at snail space.. is s2 really different, or is it the relevance to current real world problems that is making it more exciting

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Microsoft strikes again!?

BTW, I read that Google is pausing Chrome updates because they don’t want to break anything while people are depending on the Internet even more than usual.

ARE YOU LISTENING, MICROSOFT?

(Find Me in Your Recycle Bin Memory, day 1)

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Los Angeles Times: \”Costa Mesa restaurant offers free toilet paper rolls with takeout order\”

Just roll with it ?

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-03-18/costa-mesa-restaurants-special-spend-20-on-takeout-get-a-free-roll-of-toilet-paper

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    And with oil prices being cut, having to drive to Costa Mesa may not be a show-stopper.

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Just filled out my 2020 U.S. census information.
Wanted to say how many people are living at my address. You know, while still living 🙂

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And FWIW, I went for a walk earlier and saw that my nearby supermarket parking lot was the fullest I\’ve ever seen it. More cars than even when people are getting ready for Thanksgiving or Xmas dinner. Especially surprising on a weekday during working hours. Must be all the latecomers to the panic buy fad.

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    Report from the field. Queens, NY. I am fortunate to have 3 supermarkets within 3 blocks of my apartment building. The closest and the one I most frequent is probably 50 steps away.
    This supermarket has large glass windows so I can easily look in from the street and see the check out area. Unfortunately about 2-3 weeks ago the store removed 4 of 7 cash registers and replaced them with self checkout things. That did not help when the big push arrived.
    I noticed walking by last Thursday evening that things were starting to get a little crazy in the store and they stayed like that all weekend. So this morning I decided to take a chance and go into the store for a few things while the public schools were still in session. Much more busier than a regular Monday morning but manageable. All in all the store wasn’t in too bad of a shape. Restocking had already begun. The meat section was wiped out. I did observe one instance of what looked like hoarding to me. Middle aged couple at one of the 3 registers with 2 shopping carts jammed. I counted 5 dozen eggs, multiples of other products etc.
    So I plead guilty. I hoarded. I bought a second can of coffee just in case.

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Kingdom Season 2: Running commentary: (because running is such a big part of the show)

Despite all the running around and the expensive zombie makeup, story didn\’t have much of the things I liked in favorite kdramas like QIHM & YFAS. And the closing credits feel longer than the episodes. Still, better than season 1.

Ep 1 – reminded me of the annoying old TV ad \”HeadOn. Apply directly to the forehead.\”

Ep 2 – great twist at the end.

Ep 3 – in the opening scene it looks like high-end Japanese style helmets might help stop zombies from biting the neck, at least from the sides or back. Probably also work against vampires. Did Japanese know something Korans didn\’t?

King\’s bodyguard: never trust a \”supporting\” character who has someone to support. Especially if the supported one is vulnerable because of being sick, pregnant, in need of a job, very young or very old, which together cover 99.99% of people who need support.

Ep 4 – so the plague is a worm, not a virus? To a computer person, that\’s not good news, but I guess it\’s good news for a self-isolating human.

Ep 5 – consuming the whole world\’s complete supply of fake blood.

Ep 6 – typical horror movie ending. Better than a typical Netflixified kdrama ending.

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    Im sorry, im not very good abbreviations. What drama is YFAS and QIHM ?

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“Panting”
Yep. Shortness of breath. One of the symptoms.
#gallowshumor #laughwhileyoucan

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Flatten the curve!? Ya don’t mean flatten all the curves, do you?

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    Oh dear, for a second there, I couldn’t recognize the last picture as Ji Ah (Chae Soo Bin) from INAR and only realized that it’s INAR from the watermark of the drama title that’s placed at the top left of the frame 😅😅

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Shoppers looking for hand sanitizers? Or TP?

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My suggestion for a new slogan for health departments across the USA:

\”6 feet apart is better than 6 feet under\”

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    LOL anything considered helpful will be rejected bc why would we want efficiency and health

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    Reminds me of the Cole Sprouse movie “5 feet apart”.

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Sigh.

Red Cross is desperate for blood donations. I mean even more desperate now than usual.

So while large gatherings are being cancelled or banned, they just sent an (apparently genuine) email saying that if I donate I could win a trip for 4 to the Indianapolis 500.

Skipping right past the question of whether I care about auto racing and dare to get on a plane now, will they even hold the event? With a (*temporarily*) live audience? Or would we get turned away at the gate?

And I\’m in the age group that is supposed to stay home, avoid crowds and just watch kdramas. Staying home doesn\’t even mix well with going to the blood donation center, much less getting on a plane. If they kill me off for the sake of one donation now, what would that mean for future donations? Do they take zombie blood? Their pre-screen questions don\’t ask if you have ever been dead.

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    “Package includes four reserved seat grandstand tickets to the Indianapolis 500® Mile Race, four Garage & Pit Credentials and passes to attend a meet and greet opportunity with driver(s), round-trip airfare, three-night hotel accommodations (May 22–25), plus a $500 gift card for expenses”

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      Oh wow that does sound desperate

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        But just think, if they have a terrible wreck they’d have donors right there ready to donate on the spot 🙂

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Hmmm… what do the lawyer Beanies think about this flavor of attorney-client confidentiality?
(Hi Bye Mama, day 6)

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    but who knows in real world anything can happen..

    only truth of real world is that people gossip

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As Terry Pratchett wrote, that’s called “living”

(Hi Bye Mama, day 6)

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FL may not be acting (much?). Isn’t this how a typical k-starlet who has spent her life dieting should want to react when she sees someone else eating good stuff 🙂

(Hi Bye Mamaor just Hi Calorie, day 3)

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If you only have 49 days you don’t need to worry about heart attacks, so just go for whatever is yummy but bad for you 🙂

(Hi Bye Mamaor just Hi Calorie, day 3)

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Ok, but if a scary serial killer is after you, call the POLICE, not your classmate.
(Nobody Knows Which Number to Call, day 2)

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    My sister said the same thing. Not gonna lie though, I would probably call one of my parents before calling the police.

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CNN headline: Coronavirus mobile apps are surging in popularity in South Korea

\”The person using the app can also see how close they are to coronavirus patients.\”

The un-Love Alarm?

https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/28/tech/korea-coronavirus-tracking-apps/index.html

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    I feel like this will just create more divide and racism within the East Asian minority population 😞😞😞

    As if the 3 racially charged attacks in SAN Fran. this week wasn’t enough 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰

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      The apps feed off info provided by the SK government, so presumably won’t work outside of SK. Difficult to see how they could create problems for East Asians in areas where they are a minority.

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