Welp, here I am. End of day two of “sheltering in place”, “Self Isolation”, “Self distancing” and complete boredom.
Please don’t freak out, I am not working on Friday, March 20th! This was a scheduled day off that I have to take care of personal, non-coronavirus related, family stuff and I will be back on the air on Monday, come hell or high water, whatever that means.
I give you credit, you guys that are home-body’s, people that don’t socialize, don’t go to events, bars, restaurants, parties etc. This has got to be a breeze for you. I am going stir crazy, and it’s only been two days.
I guess I could go for a “Sunday drive”. People used to do that, “C’mon kids! Get in the Country Squire Wagon, we’re going for a ride!” And the kids actually went! Can you imagine that today? “Hey kids, C’Mon, we’re gonna take a ride on 95, get off at the Palmetto Expressway, swing down to Hileah and come back!” There would be a revolt.
I’m assuming the wife will be sick of my face within 2 weeks, but I have a feeling this is gonna go much longer! It blows, but we have to do it. A family in NY, lost 4 members to this damn thing after hosting a dinner party a week ago. 4 family members gone in a week, real enough for ya?
I get it, when I was doing shots on Daytona Beach during Spring Break in ’82, I guarantee you that if someone had said, “People are catching a virus, go home!” I would have probably scoffed at them. Do people still scoff?
But this is serious shit. Can you curse on a blog?
So, I do the show. Write a bit for the next show, eat some lunch, get frustrated by my parents who let the lawn guy come in the house for a Coke, “He only came in for a minute” Says my Mother. My sister and I are losing it. Argue with my Son about coming home from school, UF is a ghost town, but he’s 19 and knows better. I would think he would want to be trapped in a house with his parents instead of 5 buddies that are still left at their Frat house! Ha. Well, I guarantee you that we have more and better food and a boat, but whatever.
Now it’s 11:30, been up since 4:30 am, so I will crash for a bit, then it will be 1pm! WTF do I do for the rest of the day? I can’t go to the gym, they’re all closed anyway, so I can ride my indoor boring non-peleton exersize bike, do a few lunges or whatever to kill an hour, then there’s still the rest of the day!
a) start drinking
b) watch TV
c) eat again
d) chase Gina around the house
e) all of the above
Good luck to us!