I bought Color Splash a year or two ago for pretty cheap. Haven't even opened it. Maybe I'll give it a go after I beat Trials of Mana. The last 3DS Paper Mario game didn't win me over, so I've been reluctant.
Vinny Ambrose 2 years ago
Oh yeah! All the memories partying with these guys back in the 80's, used to go to their practice building every weekend, purchased one of these 500 albums to raise money for band costs. \m/
If you're just taking a walk and no one is around, probably no need to worry. I've been wearing a mask when I am biking, but biking has me breathing heavy, and allergens and air pollution make me hack and my sinuses drain perpetually, so I don't want to be spreading that around.
The frustrating thing with AZ is that we were really given no prep time or anything, which makes it feel very abrupt. And this is exacerbated by the wishy-washy direction from the governor. Technically we are "slowly" entering Phase 1. But it really feels like a Black Friday sale or something where you tell everyone to line up and be courteous and everyone just shoves people out of the way and crawls all over each other. Really reaching for an analogy there. Technically bars are not open yet, that's part of the phases. Except, bars are totally open, packed, and the enforcement is a praised "light touch" where police just say "c'mon guys try to be more distant" and that's it. For weeks I've been seeing "Arizonans are being careful on our own!!!! We don't need to government to tell us how to distance!!!!!!!" and I want to die when I hear that because no we fucking aren't.
i have a lot of feelings about all of this but its all pretty bad. we, as a whole, seem to have been shifted into a whole new realm where the people who are ostensibly 'leaders' seem to have thrown their hands up and said 'well, fuck it,' and the people who still have to leave the house are risking our lives because a large part of the population just doesnt give a shit either.
I'm really not sure how I'm supposed to feel right now besides abandoned. It's clear that nobody in the chain of command above me really gives a shit about me except maybe the Phoenix mayor. Not like I really believed that before but now it's quite literally a matter of life and death for the common person. In a way that's a very privileged thing, because marginalized communities have felt that way before all this, and I guess now I'm just getting a dose of it too. But a huge part of that despair is seeing people who like almost recognize this big problem being exposed, but their solution is to get the boot back under their tongue instead of getting off the floor.
I'm glad the local news is not really towing the line about this stuff and questioning why or pointing out discrepancies between what's said vs what the numbers are. Also glad that many local business are not fully opening back up. I don't know what that really means but at least it's some sort of peace of mind that others think this is fucked as well.
The first month of working from home I was ultra productive because I just put all of my anxieties into working. I finished pretty much 2 months worth of work over 3 weeks and spent most of my free time working on a personal coding project. Now I'm just in depressed mode. And it swings wildly depending on the news of the day. Sure, my job is overall easier and working from home is nice, but it's not like everything else going on doesn't effect my overall wellbeing and productivity. Plus it's too hot to enjoy the outdoors now so I'm really just cooped up inside. A few weekends ago my wife and I had to force ourselves to just relax and enjoy a day for ourselves, because we hadn't done that in over a month. I was supposed to go visit my family at the end of this month but now I don't know when I will see my family again. Arizona is pretending everything is a-ok and opening back up now.
So yeah, working from home is "easier" but we're still working through a fucking pandemic and it's not like life in general is easy.
I finally watched the finale last weekend. My wife and I were sitting on the last two episodes for well over a year. Not gonna lie, I cried.
I feel like I have a weird relationship with AT. It's easily in my top 5 shows. But I got into it late, very casually watched through the whole series, don't feel obsessed with it, etc. So I feel like a phony in a way even though I truly love the show. I know that's dumb fanboi shit so I'm not too worried about it, just a weird hangup.