Lockdown Omicron

by Jon Sullivan - 2021-12-01 - Status

<<<<< previous blog         next blog >>>>>

Panic and hysteria is the new normal. Power and Internet outages. Mutant killer viruses circling the globe. Must be time to get out and live life to it's fullest.

Lockdown is over. It's time to leave the safety and comfort of my bubble, with it's convenient delivery, and delightful lack of humans, and get outside. Take some photos. See the current state of my beloved North Park, ravaged by Covid. Go places. Do stuff that happens outside virtual worlds. Enough seclusion, as much as I really like it that way.

It's not that I feel lockdown is/was bad. Honestly, since I'm Jon, it's been very good. No anxiety inducing people, no deadly sun. No guilt for being selfish and self centered, as there is no such thing when you are the only person. I know that seems weird when I go on and on about how much I love the city. It makes sense to me.

But as much as I love lockdown, there are things missing. Taking photos makes me happy, and the studio photos are getting boring. There are only so many things in my apartment I can photograph. And while getting groceries delivered works for the most part it's very non-ideal. Most produce is okay at best, brand choice is spotty, and since the only real choice is Amazon, prices are crazy high. Perhaps most of all, it's just not the lifestyle I want to live. I don't want to be the crazy old man who never goes out. I want to live an interesting life. I want to find new things. I want to explore and experience.

So out I go. Into the big blue room. Eager to see the 2021 US version of dystopia. Learning to live in this new actual zombie disaster.

<<<<< previous blog         next blog >>>>>
With Google To Leave a Comment:
<<<<< previous blog         next blog >>>>>
Eugene weather
34.07 degrees F, Rain (light rain)
Min: 33.04 ,Max: 36.05 ,Humidity: 94, Wind: 9.22
Eugene, OR - Best Restaurants
Eugene, OR - Things to do
Eugene, OR - Fish reports
Oregon road conditions
Recent Posts
- Throwdown
    Moving to Oregon = Go all the places, take all the photos, eat all the food. I didn't realize I'd be cooking most of it myself.
- The in-between
    I've been all about chasing joy and living my best life. Have I found it? Somewhere between crazy/joyous and sane/dreary?
- Mustard recipe
    PNW is a block of ice. Leaving the apartment might mean death. So, as one does, I made mustard.
- Jon is gassy
    Day 6 of Covid. All symptoms have been replaced by excessive flatulence. My fart cloud and I will continue to self isolate.
- Jon is bland
    A scary thought : What if I get long term Covid loss of smell/taste? If I can't taste food, then who the hell am I?
- Well f**k....
    I dodged Covid for a long time. But I knew, sooner or later. We'll all get it sooner or later.
- Best photos 2023
    I judge the success of my life by the best photos I take each year. In 2023 life was good.
Food I Cooked
Old School Blogroll
Home of fine hypertext products.
A community weblog.
A Chicken Is Not Pillage
You forgot his exclamation point! It defines him. He put it there for a reason, to show how in! your! face! he is.
abada abada - twenty years of jessamyn
Matt Haughey
A Whole Lotta Nothing
Heater, Mother Of Lance
Anil Dash
A blog about making culture. Since 1999.
Some Bits
Nelson's weblog
Everlasting Blort
proud member of the reality-based community
This machine mocks fascists
Scripting News
It's even worse than it appears.
Short attention spans in a world full of flowers
mimi smartypants
Seriously, though: what's with the penguins?
Montreal City Weblog
Stupid Evil Bastard
What the fuck is wrong with you people?
Idle Words
brevity is for the weak
Making Light
Say what you mean. Bear witness. Iterate.
50,000 Monkeys at 50,000 Typewriters Can't Be Wrong
Justin Hall
Growing & breaking down since 1994
Mike the Mad Biologist
Helping idiots who desperately need my assistance by calling them fucking morons since 2004
AKMA’s Random Thoughts
Ruminations about hermeneutics, theology, theory, politics, ecclesiastical life… and exercise.
things magazine
An occasional weblog about objects, collections and discoveries
Miscellaneous Heathen
Hold to the now, the here, through which all future plunges to the past.
where it's always Virgo Season
Recent Trips
Getting it ready for you.