I have to admit that this has been a pretty great week, if you want to ignore the fact that it’s still weird out there. I mean, yes…it’s still very weird out there. And depending on who you talk to (from a safe distance), it is even weirder than usual.
People are losing it. Not just about the game not working right, but other stuff too. I think it has to do with realistic expectations. I mean…come on…did you really thing that TSTO would work great during an international pandemic, when it hardly worked well before??? Bob can only do so much…even though working at home has been great for him! He doesn’t have to wear pants, and his cat “Frederick-Von-Cattinburgh” loves having him around.
But, if you start to look at some of the other hints, it’s obvious to me that the writers were losing it, BEFORE the rest of us were losing it. Bearing in mind (not baring…that’s different…ask Bob), that a lot of this had to be planned, and most likely written and programmed way before the Pandemic Panic hit.
So there are some weird twists…even for TSTO.
Like the writers deciding that Homer can use the term, “A-Hole.” I’m not certain (and I’m sure Saffi will correct me on this) but A-hole is not the kind of language that Homer usually uses in the series. He may be a lazy, insensitive, lout…but, he rarely goes into the “gutter mouth” region with his vocabulary.
And come on. I know that Bonebreak is supposed to be based on Hulk Hogan…who is a very multi-dimensional dude (he looks weirdly ripped from any angle), but a Buddhist?
Let’s just open the whole mess up to another xenophobic rant against NON-VIOLENCE by someone who is supposed to be the picture of violence. But then again…xenophobic rants ARE protected speech…Just ask Lisa…or YouTube…or FaceBook.
But, none of this is why this week was so special. First of all…the Rotary Food Box program I am working to expand is working. Super well. We are up to over 200 food boxes weekly for families that have not eaten for a few days. Very cool. Very rewarding. A lot of work by a handful of people. But worth it.
Second…I got word that my eyes are coming back next week. I was scheduled to have cataract surgery the day AFTER they shut everything down. Missed it by one day. Bummed. I went from March 17th to June 15th.
But, I just got a call that they are moving me up with the latest re-opening of medical clinics to NEXT MONDAY (and Friday for the other eye). Bring it on. Now I can see my golf ball again. I know. I know. First world problems.
And finally…while we are still SUPER worried that my future son-in-law Josh, is working the front lines of the ER at the Portland VA hospital (ground zero for Portland), he was able to celebrate his 30th birthday with a huge outpouring of love and support.
What you have to know about Josh, is that as crazy as his life can be professionally (trust me…he’s seen it all), he has the ability to escape, and enjoy life to the fullest. He has a laugh…that you will never forget. It’s is infectious in the best kind of way. When you hear it, you can’t help but laugh. It is this loud, rhythmic, deep laugh…that goes on and on.
And because it is so rhythmic…it caught me ear, and I was able to turn it into a Birthday Hip Hop Song. Oh…and you have to see him dance. Good God. Take a look!
So…yes…while the rest of the world just seems like it is dividing itself into weird camps of insanity…we can all agree that Laughter…is REALLY needed. Thanks Josh!
That’s it. Short and sweet this week. I have to go deliver food boxes.
I will see you next week…with at least ONE improved eye…followed soon thereafter by another. I’ll give you the report.
Keep Safe. Keep Sane. This too shall pass.