My virtual living room

Monday, April 20, 2020

When I’m not looking at a screen for work, I’m spending perhaps a little too much time looking at another screen and harvesting fruits, buying things and “decorating” my virtual living room.

Animal Crossing is keeping some semblance of relief, but I’m also starting to get a little weary of the mechanics and lack of story.

Curbside

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Missing movie theaters

Missing movie theaters among many other things. They fall into the column of: How do we safely do this activity in the future? And concerts, live theater, restaurants…

I keep thinking architecture is going to shift because of this.

Tabs open

Friday, April 17, 2020

Edie looks on as I do work.

Tabs open for icons, fonts, facts about words, Rick Steves and Coronavirus.

First trip inside a place

Thursday, April 16, 2020

That place was Costco.

They did a really solid job laying things out to emphasize social distancing.

Not everyone was on board with this, but the good folks outnumbered the duds by far.

I’m really hoping this ratio continues.

A spare set of dumbbells

It is impossible to find any workout equipment online or off.

My brother found a spare set of (light) dumbbells and friends were in need.

This gave us a chance to say hi for the first time without a screen between us.

Redbud

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Tax day wasn’t cancelled, it was postponed.

Spring continued.

The new setup

I figured if everything was rolling to remote virtual meetings, I could attempt and make things better.

Previously I was battling with a wall of windows as my background providing lots of back light.

Moved things around, hooked up a nice microphone and began staging the room behind this setup to be (hopefully) more interesting.

My first proper mask

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Came across a gift from a neighbor and sent a text to check in on her.

She was fine. Asked if I had a mask yet?

My negative reply was met with a photo response of scraps of fabric.

“Pick one out.” she said.

And now I am set! It’s even got a little pocket to put in a filter which she also supplied.

My thanks to Lily.

Making pasta

Monday, April 13, 2020

The days are blurring.

I’m on Zoom sharing screens, ideas, perspectives and tips.

It’s fun to “see” old friends and work together.

But it’s also exhausting just a little bit.

A nice easy dinner is key.