Corona Confinement – The Big Q: #9

The Big Quarantine – March 25, 2020

Today in Wrong Numbers: I totally picked up the phone with the Kenworth of IND name displayed. Did I recognize that name? Hell no! Did I just want to hear a human voice and hoped it wasn’t a robo call? Hell yes! Any way, after I told the man he had the wrong number and he apologized, I said, “No problem. Thank you for this morning’s human contact.” He laughed. I laughed. Oh the simple things!
Today in Virtual Meeting: Zoom is the the rock star app of Social Distancing allowing people to see and connect with each other without fear of Covid cooties. My Book Club met via Zoom last night. We are down to six members so we very easily fit onto the screen and very easily fell into conversation.
Did you know the only thing to talk about is Covid? Of course you did. That topic did take a while, but we did get around to discussing the book and we picked next month’s book. It was nice to touch base even though we didn’t get to share dessert like we usually do. If you’re a book person, you’ll be interested to know next month’s book is The Ghost of Eden Park by Karen Abbott. It’s about Cincinnati bootlegger George Remus and gets pretty good reviews.
Quick book review – We read the book Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li. It’s a decent novel about a family trying to hold on their legacy achieved through their restaurant The Duck House. Li doesn’t quite have complete control of her plot or her characters but the book is quite readable. There are some light moments, the family politics are intriguing, and the restaurant setting is interesting.
The Day in the 6 feet / 6 pm Happy Hour: Taking a cue from the park outside my window and my teenage years of sneaking drinks of alcohol in public places, I met a couple friends in the park for Happy Hour. Rules are bring you own beer, don’t get caught by the popo, maintain your distance, and leave with it’s time to go to the bathroom. I think we’re safe!
The Day in a Well-Spent 5 bucks: I bought flowers on my last trip to the grocery store (10 days ago), just the $5 mini-bouquet. Plants frequently make lists on what you can do to remain calm and peaceful in your home, especially when you can’t go anywhere. This stupid virus that is coming for us is nothing compared to the beauty nature shares with us everyday.
Flowers! Coffee! Sunlight! Mental Health!
The Day In Miniatures: I try to dance around my apartment every day for a few minutes. (What? You’re not dancing? Weird!) Any way, one of these minis represents how I imagine I look and the other is how I probably look.
You should be dancin’!!
Peace to you! Be safe! Do good things!

Covid 19 Info

If you want to help local bars and restaurant and their workers, please check out the links below:

Pleasantry OTR and Allez Bakery: Buy a meal for a healthcare worker

Restaurant Workers Relief Program:

This organization needs funds and donations to keep feeding furloughed restaurant workers for the Restaurant Workers Relief Program. All donations go right back to the restaurants in your city that are feeding people in need.⁣

We need supplies: diapers, baby food, tampons, toilet paper, canned food, and shelf stable food.⁣

We can only buy in limited amounts so we need you to help us⁣
Please order online at @amazon @target @walmart @instacart @meijerstores or any delivery service, buy supplies through your account and ship it to the local restaurant that is giving in your city.⁣

𝗟𝗼𝘂𝗶𝘀𝘃𝗶𝗹𝗹𝗲- @610magnolia 610 W Magnolia Ave, Louisville KY 40208⁣
𝗗𝗖 – @succotashrestaurant 915 F St NW, Washington DC, 20004⁣
𝗟𝗼𝘀 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘀 – @chispacca 6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038⁣
𝗦𝗲𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 – @salareseattle 2404 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA 98115⁣
𝗖𝗵𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗴𝗼 – @bigstarchicago 1531 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60622 ⁣
𝗗𝗲𝗻𝘃𝗲𝗿 – @eatwithsafta 3330 Brighton Blvd #201, Denver, CO 80216⁣
𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗹𝘆𝗻 – @olmstednyc 659 Vanderbilt Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 ⁣
𝗕𝗿𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗹𝘆𝗻 – @gertienyc 357 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211⁣
𝗖𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶 – @mitascincy 501 Race St, Cincinnati, OH 45202⁣
𝗔𝘁𝗹𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮 – @restauranteugeneatl 2277 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30309⁣
𝗟𝗲𝘅𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗼𝗻, 𝗞𝗬 – @greatbagel’s 3650 Boston Rd #108, Lexington, KY 40514⁣
𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗢𝗿𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗻𝘀 – @cochon_nola 930 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130⁣

CDC – Cases in the United States


Updated March 25, 2020

These numbers are updated regularly at noon Mondays through Fridays. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

COVID-19: U.S. at a Glance*
  • Total cases: 54,453 (Yesterday = 44,183)
  • Total deaths: 737 (Yesterday = 544)
  • Jurisdictions reporting cases: 54 (50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and US Virgin Islands)

* Data include both confirmed and presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 reported to CDC or tested at CDC since January 21, 2020, with the exception of testing results for persons repatriated to the United States from Wuhan, China and Japan. State and local public health departments are now testing and publicly reporting their cases. In the event of a discrepancy between CDC cases and cases reported by state and local public health officials, data reported by states should be considered the most up to date.


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