so under this whole covid-19 thing my life has changed in some ways and reinforced in others and i was thinking about this when england first went into lockdown it... Who's Online | Find Members | Private Messages
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11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 3:04:16 PM EST (GMT-5)
so

under this whole covid-19 thing my life has changed in some ways and reinforced in others
and i was thinking about this

when england first went into lockdown it was somewhat of a traumatic experience for me. our office shut down and we had to adapt to working from home on the fly. it was chaotic and messy and stressful
but looking back now, there was also a immense camaraderie. it's strange, on the one hand i f*cking hate change for how stressful it is, but on the other hand i love the release from reality it affords. everything was heightened and weird and i suspect i will for years to come look back on those days fondly. people came together just as we ironically burst apart into our separate spaces

so for half a year now i've been working from home
it's nice

11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 3:04:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
i listen to my playlists on spotify, i talk to my boss on the phone all the f*cking time, i make soup whilst i let a spreadsheet generate

one of the things my business had to do when we suddenly unexpectedly went remote was turn the phone lines off. emails only
and we just never turned them back on again
and it's SO GOOD

everyone is so much happier about this. it's more efficient and no one has to have people screaming at them. you just answer their all caps email and that's so much better

but i miss seeing people irl
i go see my family all the time now. about every other weekend
and i go back to our irl office every couple of weeks to pick up paperwork and linger in conversation with the receptionist lady
but it's hard. it's just me in my bubble which is my fantasy but it turns out i do need the other outside stuff too
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 3:04:49 PM EST (GMT-5)
idk

i'm so lucky my apartment is big and nice and light. i feel for people trapped in small pokey spaces

i don't know where i'm going with this. i was reading my yt journals earlier and feeling nostalgic and i feel i was due one

cowdung you should read the three body problem
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 3:06:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
i love mask wearing btw
even though it's troublesome with glasses
i worked out to get ones that contour around your nose and to push your glasses forward
i think it's cool. i look forward to my weekly shop and wearing my mask
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 3:18:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
also in other news the dude in my book club has a tumour behind his eye
that's all i know except it was his turn next and now it isn't
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:21:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hope book club dude will be okay.

In most ways, the changed behaviors due to the pandemic absolutely suck, but on the other hand, my introvert self is not expected to go hardly anywhere and it's a damn relief. I have been going to work all this time, but I work in a small office and genuinely enjoy all those people, so maybe I'd feel differently if I worked from home all this time.

I wear a mask all day at work because I work the front desk and I've gotten used to it. It's aggravating at first, but not after a while.
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:22:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
Customer service e mails INSTEAD of calls sounds glorious.
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:24:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:22:08 PM Rag_Doll_ wrote:
Customer service e mails INSTEAD of calls sounds glorious.

omg it's AMAZING
like i didn't have to take calls in general but i did when people were like 'i want to speak to your manager!' and now i just get to send those guys a curt email instead
it's sooooo good

i think wearing a mask all day would suck to be fair. i'm so lucky with my working from home situation. i love the home office i've made myself
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:25:30 PM EST (GMT-5)
I liken it to learning to wear glasses all the time. Sucks at first, but you get used to it.
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:28:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
that's probably accurate
do you wear glasses though?
because wearing glasses and a mask is annoyance squared
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:36:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes and I don't wear them with the mask at work because I don't have to have them for up close.

It's def challenging.
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:43:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
The mask makes me feel smother-y but I still wear it. I am hot natured anyway. It will be better when the weather cools down.

I am really surprised how well I have taken the whole shut down aspect of it. The only thing I miss is swimming. And I wanted to perhaps go on a little trip and stay somewhere but thought it was too risky to stay in a germy hotel.

Your set up at home, and the E-mail system sounds very nice.
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 10:24:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 9/12/20 - 3:04:49 PM skyfish wrote:
cowdung you should read the three body problem


Thanks- - I agree.

Glad to see you back on YT. Sounds like working from home has been treating you well.
11 days ago - Saturday 9/12/20 - 10:28:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Saturday 9/12/20 - 4:28:53 PM skyfish wrote:
because wearing glasses and a mask is annoyance squared


YES!

Work got us new masks with the company logo- - they seem to be hard to wear without fogging up my glasses though. I only have to wear a mask in certain areas though, so it's not too bad. I still prefer the disposable medical looking masks- - the metal piece in the top makes it easy to conform to my nose and helps keep my glasses clear.

11 days ago - Sunday 9/13/20 - 12:04:46 AM EST (GMT-5)


If I don't like it, you're gonna hear about it...



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