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TWTW March 9th through the 15th: The Great Toilet Paper Panic Of 2020

Anybody wanting to do a study on human irrationality and panic need only look to the great TP Panic of 2020(and associate other panics around Covid-19). You all need to be ashamed of yourselves.

I found that I hadn’t posted this a week ago. Remember a week ago when the most I worried about was people being stupid about toilet paper. Now I have to worry about people being stupid in all sorts of ways.

TWTW March 2nd through the 8th: I Get An Upgrade

When I got to the hotel on Monday afternoon they told me they had upgraded me to the jacuzzi room for free. Yes, I used it. I sat in it until I was a prune and read my book.

Because Sunday was the day of the terrible horrible time change, the one where we lose an hour, I went down to my job on Sunday. There was no way I was going to get up at what my body would think was 4:30 am.

TWTW February 24th through March 1st: I Lose A Landmark

As I have mentioned so many times, I commute a couple of hours to work once a week. This is a great trip through the country that I have taken probably thousands of times. Very little changes in the farm fields of Illinois. A few farm blocks south of small-town stood a house on a corner. When I first started coming down the road as a kid, people lived in the house. It then became abandoned. Slowly it fell apart as the trees grew up around it. The corner became a thicket of trees with a leaning and collapsing house in the middle. Eventually, the house fell over and it was hidden from view by the growing trees. Just last month the farmer decided to bulldoze it all and at that little bit of land to the field. They tore up the trees, hauled away the remains of the house, and flattened it all out.

I hadn’t realized that I used that house as a landmark to know that the small town was coming up. You have to slow down ya know. The first time I drove north without the house I was very confused. I saw a few lights in the distance and assumed it was the final town before I turn onto the interstate. Suddenly a house came up on my left and I freaked out. There are no houses on the left of the town. That’s when I realized where I actually was.

TWTW February 17th through the 23rd: A Heron Tries To Commit Suicide

then thinks better of it.

Stock Heron photo

I was driving south to my job. The day was lit by the growing light of a cloudy dawn. I approached a small bridge that I have driven over thousands of times. I caught of glimpse of a giant bird sitting on the metal railing, a heron. It panicked and burst into flight directly into my path. I realized there would be no way a bird that big would be able to dodge. Visions of a shattered windshield and dead heron flashed threw my mind. I slammed on the breaks and swerved. The beautiful grey bird stretched out its giant wings, and as graceful as a ballerina turned back around and flew off. I had no idea herons could move like that. They always appear gangly.

TWTW February 10th through the 16th: Bud The Love Machine

Bud the dog loved everybody and everybody loved him. He was like a walking love bubble. He took in love. He gave off love. He amplified love. Wherever he went there was more love. Unfortunately, there was too much love for his little doggy heart. Saturday morning it gave out.

I’d sing songs to bud that consisted of just his name over and over again. He loved it. He would jump up and down and his little tail wagged like mad whenever I came for a visit. He will be missed.

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