Normal warning: These posts are not to entertain.  They’re to put a pin in my sanity.  If you want funny, please head off to reddit.

Here we are at a full week 2.  I am going mildly stir crazy.  I set up the deck so I can go outside and work, but it’s raining today.  I’m bummed out about my vegetable garden and came to terms with myself that I won’t grow outside this year.  I need to get the tenting up now, and get new soil in now, and that won’t happen.  I do have this hydroponics setup though…

We are all trapped in Tom Nook’s universe now.  Animal Crossing is like a dopamine generator.  Read the news, absorb the awful, log in, and pick some apples.  Build a table.  Catch some butterflies.  Turn it off.  Read the news.  Pick apples. Rinse and repeat.

It’s the only route to sanity.

Somewhere in the Animal Crossing world someone passed laws around lending and notification because now, Tom Nook actually warns you how much things cost.  And he has a generous payback period.  I assume this is the result of the 2008 Financial Crisis.  Even the Animal Crossing world has Dodd-Frank financial reporting rules.

Speaking of Switch games, I finished off Tokyo Mirage Sessions to free up time for other projects: finishing my hydroponics electronics work, learning Russian, learning Rust, etc. I’m not in the mood for a 40-60 hour obligation.  I also have this issue where I get squirrelly in the last 5 hours of any JRPG and want to get it done and move on to another thing.

We broke out the board games yesterday.  We’re playing this living choose your own adventure game called 7th Continent and it’s enjoyable.  A little maddening, but enjoyable.  We got off Starter Island, we’ve figured out the system, and now we’re ready to rock.  Board games are a great way to fill the time…. now to figure out how to play board games on Hangouts.

In today in politics, the crying Trumpbaby, he retweeted like 30 things thing morning all talking about how great he is.  I guess as POTUS in the middle of a global pandemic he has nothing else to do? He also tweeted this gem:

“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF. AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”

He’s freaking out.  What 15 day period?  When did it start?  What does he mean?  What way other than let millions die?  Who knows.  And who cares.  I have no idea why he’s still on tv.

I should wander back in the direction of work which is its own thing.

Stay safe, peeps.