- 8:47 PM - March
- Today was bad. Oh
wow, it actually is the Ides of March. Man... will
there ever be another one like this.
- So it seemed clear
that every day my mother was here, was a day the virus
had spread and being on an airplane was not only a bad
idea, but it may very well be prohibited soon. And
although she had a flight scheduled for Thursday
morning, we bought a one-way ticket today to get her
back as soon as possible. That same-day ticket? Cost
$37.19. If that doesn't tell you how fucking insane
things are right now, nothing will.
- After the ticket
was bought and we had some time before the flight
everything kind of hit me. If you're a numbers guy at
all, it's hard to ignore the evidence. The complete
lack of leadership is going to make this spread like
wildfire. The curves tell the story and they ain't
comin' down. And because we live in a misinformation
age with the president leading the way? Oh dear. This
is gonna be bad. Like, Spanish Flu 1918 bad. And if
this virus is particularly difficult to contain? Life
as we've known it is gone. Movie theaters, sporting
events... this may a fundamental shift in
- Now we throw in
Cameron. Who is at the very least asthmatic but has
some bronchial issues that are unresolved. Basically
put - he can't breathe very well as a foundation. He
gets a minor cold and it's breathing treatments and
steroids to help him breathe. Dude has severe lung
issues and although weekly allergy shots have lessened
some symptoms... he still can't run for more than 2
minutes without being severely winded and he starts to
cough and wheeze. So we're quarantined (and I mean
legit quarantined) for the forseeable future. This is
a lockdown. Talking with my mom I started tear up
wondering if our kids lives were going to be fucked
forever. Are we now that "bubble boy" family? Where
everything we do is centered around what Cam can do?
If him getting this is a death sentence, how do we
EVER let either of them go back to school?
- I caught
myself in the kitchen crying while the family watched
"That Thing You Do". It's such a joyous movie that for
some reason I had to leave the room and just quietly
do the "couple heaves weep" really quick and then
contain myself. Be strong. Don't show this to the
kids. Act like things are cool. Focus on Animal
Crossing releasing on Friday
(FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK NINTENDO RELEASE IT EARLY)...
- I dropped my mom
off and then made this video on the way
- Life was so normal
just days ago. I mean I knew about the virus
earlier than most because I have a friend in China who
was coming out here in late January. We talked about
how bad it was and how the US didn't seem to be
prepared. Man... could there be a more obvious lack of
leadership? Can he really get re-elected after this?
His arrogance and literal stupidity will kill so many.
And man, I'm watching these numbers. Guys this ain't
gonna be 1,000 deaths in the US. It's gonna be
hundreds of thousands and unless there's full
lockdowns? We're gonna hit a million or more. This is
gonna wipe out so many and no one seems to be taking
it seriously. California is. Thankfully we live a
progressive state where the government functions.
- So awful. This is
gonna be bad. It's gonna continually ramp up this
month but April? Oh April is going to be tragic. The
smart people in government have seen this charts.
They've read the numbers. And they know. Half the
population is going to get this. And even 1% of those
dying is over a million people.
- Unless everyone
stays home for a month. I'm afraid that ain't gonna
happen. Because a president said it was no big deal
for 6 weeks.