Saturday, March 28, 2020

Salacious Saturday

Using the www  I can watch hundreds of thousands pron videos. Maybe more. I can see umpteen millions photos of men nakid or in various states of undress. I can look at incredibly handsome men and ultra stylish men. I can look at pictures of rough looking guys, all ethnic origins, and all ages.

Yet, across the road a tradesman laying some timber decking, maybe 150 metres away, took off his shirt today and I looked big time. He was a bit hard to see, but he looked ok and seeing him rather excited me, much more than any of the above. It's a queer thing.

R was becoming so stressed by the interruption to our normal lives we have decided, for better or worse, that we will back off. We will buy take away brunch out, along with take away coffee. R said he would rather be dead than not do that. We had the famous South Melbourne Market dim sims today, along with coffee from Degani. We are super careful with washing and sanitising our hands.

Tomorrow we will take the car for an exterior wash, maybe have take away brunch and coffee out and our mental sanity will be preserved.

Next week Oldest Niece's 6 year old daughter is staying with us overnight. R can't walk distances now, so we will drive to Albert Park Lake, illegally give the swans a tiny bit of bread and with her mother's consent buy an ice cream if the shop is open. Little M likes tv and the internet. There are board games to play. She is a curious and inquisitive child, so we expect lots of questions. She is smart but in a different way to Sister's daughter Jo. She is more a people person. We will have home made pizza for dinner and Little M will help to make them. R is so good with children.

Yesterday I mentioned former blogger Fen, and then today she pops up in a podcast from Melbourne's gay radio station Joy. Fen has a husband, just married a couple of years ago, and clearly she is not a lesbian so read nothing into her being on a gay radio station. (insert appropriate eye rolling emoticon).

I don't know if this will work world wide, but here is the link, https://joy.org.au/theinformer/2020/03/26/hidden-disabilities-and-quarantine-self-care-and-compassion-and-more/

Fen begins to talk about diaphragm breathing. Wise words, I am sure, but I seem to have lost my diaphragm. Not sure where it really is. Will  I become pregnant?

Skip forward to 16 minutes to hear Fen talk wise words about what is happening in the world and our reactions. Wise words indeed. Fen sounds older than she is because it is a telephone interview, as Joy has stopped studio interviews.

Hopefully back to Tasmanian posts on Sunday.

22 comments:

  1. Yes, being caged is not pleasant to endure. Not at all. Take out is good by supporting a restaurant. Ours are all closed except for take out, if they can switch to it.

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    1. As are ours Strayer, but some have just closed altogether.

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  2. Hooray for retaining mental sanity - any way we can.
    And for kindness and compassion.
    We are all in this together but it is hitting some much harder. In particular the poor, the mentally ill, and those with disabilities. Which makes my heart ache. I was told last week about a young woman with Down's syndrome. She has been employed assisting with delivery of Meals on Wheels. Her role is to take the packages to the door and hand them over. Sadly she cannot understand why she cannot (as she usually did) hand the meals over with a smile and a hug. She has been laid off for the duration and her world has shrunk...

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    1. That is a sad story about the girl, EC. It is a time for real human kindness, from a 1.5 metre distance.

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  3. Today turned out t be my stress day as we go into lock down at midnight. Things are bad here.
    This required me to finish the shopping I had to do, which required two trips due to the egg problem. (No eggs)
    After lunch I took a very long hot shower and put on my pajamas.
    Yes, I'm afraid all of the Virus Stuff just frazzled me today.

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    1. Maribeth, some days are worse than others. It gets to us all at times. I hope you found some eggs.

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  4. When Oldest Niece's 6 year old daughter arrives, have lots for her to do. She may be the most curious 6 year old on the planet, but she won't understand why she can't go to the beach, a restaurant, a cinema etc. Even we don't understand properly, and we are mature adults.

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    1. Hels, we have the day planned for her, all low risk with some free time at home of course.

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    2. Children understand a lot more than we think they do, she'll understand if she has to stay in, but a walk without close contact with others should be fine.

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  5. I Enjoyed Joy's Take On The Matter - All The Best With Curious Company - Hope The Shirtless Handyman Runs Into A Couple Of Delays - Enjoy The Weekend

    Cheers

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    1. Padre, it has only been the last two days of a week of work that they have taken their tops off as the weather warmed. Job isn't over yet but weather cooling after Sunday.

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  6. Little M sounds like a delightful child. Why not get some icecreams from the supermarket and keep them in your freezer in case the ice cream place isn't open?

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    1. River, funnily I just checked with R and we have some in freezer. I am sure the ice cream place will be closed.

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  7. I keep a pair of binoculars on the terrace, for those special opportunities.

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    1. I used them initially when we move here but found out it was better to zoom in with the camrera.

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    2. I was going to send you a pic but no email add in your profile.

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    3. Binoculars might be fun for the 6 year old, she can look over the suburbs from your balcony.

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  8. Forgive me for not visiting as much as I'd like to. Stuff always stuff in the way and digital world keeps me busier than I'd like. Days float out from under me. Amazing even in self-isolation. Day 16. I so miss my lovelies, my family.

    XO
    WWW

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    1. That's fine WWW. Social media seems busier than ever too.

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  9. I was expecting a little more salaciousness Andrew :) It's difficult at the moment not to be stressed by what is going on, the way I see it if people all did the right thing it would be less stressful but we all know without a doubt that that isn't going to happen, young people in particular have this notion that they are exempt from harm without realizing the danger to their parents or grandparents. I think having Little M there next weekend will be a welcome distraction.

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    1. Well Grace, I did take some zoomed photos. Not too bad at all. Yes, it is the young that are the problem and it is perhaps harder for them to adjust to isolation than older people.

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  10. Can't wander off into a cafe etc. anymore so take a way this and that now.

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