- 9:45 PM - December
- So here's a
- An entertainment
production company contacts me wanting to surprise
their CEO with the Time Machine and give him a ride.
I explain that because of COVID, that's not gonna
happen. We can bring the car and the company can have
fun taking pictures or whatever, but no one can be in
the car with me. Even better? They could just come to
GolfKon. Even have a little outdoor party, etc. I
don't have to be near them for that.
- I figure I'll
never hear from them again.
- Then he calls back
and says his boss now wants to go ALL OUT and not
only wants the party at GolfKon but is interested in
the Goldie Package to which I say: "Don will be
wearing a mask too... how would you even take
- "What if we had
PCR tests the night before for every single attendee
and require 100% COVID-FREE to even come into the
backyard." Ends up this dude is a COVID compliance
officer hired on-set to make sure peeps are cool. He
knows this world well.
- Well now we have
something. With Don, his significant other, me, Talya
plus the 17 employees? That's a nearly $4000 cost just
to feel normal for one night. Throw in my fees, Don,
- So I talked it
over with Talya and we felt safe. The two takeaways
for us was we get to get a test which we would never
have done otherwise since we've maintained our human
quarantine for NINE MONTHS and I was honestly
kind of bummed that in this COVID era I would never
get to take that awful test. Kinda just want to
experience it. And the biggest takeaway? We get one
night where we party like it's 2019. I'm getting every
test result and I get to check them all. Once in?
We get to feel human again.
- So the
- My lifelong issues
with my sinuses certainly flared up. They're
constantly inflamed. It's just kind of how it's always
been. Must be some sort of allergy issue, who knows,
but my left ear still hurts several hours later from
that test. Imagine red, inflamed sensitive tissue and
THEN swirling that q-tip up there. Fuck. I bet it
hurts for days. But it's done. No concern whatsoever
about the results. That's one nice advantage to how
insane we've been.
- But this still
kind of feels like an unnecessary risk. It's a ton of
money, but I could technically make that without ever
leaving my house. The problem comes when people are
there 4 hours (which they paid for) they will need to
come in the house to use the bathroom. So we're pretty
involved either way.
- Then again, this
just goes to show if you're spending NBA money
you can have some normalcy. Were basically just
creating a one night quaranteam. One that ceases to
exist the moment they leave. Weird, right?
- Alright - here we
go. What will tomorrow bring...