Thursday, October 8, 2020

Well I just thought I would do a post remotely from my phone to see how this application works which I have not used in the past. And then you kind of like this note will post to my website! Let me add a picture! Just heating up the skull in the fireplace getting ready for a long cold winter.

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Okay, Guys – I’m Not Phobic!

This weekend someone stuck their hand out to shake, and I replied with an elbow.  His next remark was, “I see you’re still phobic!”  Still, I’m thinking; I don’t believe I ever have been.

First, let us define phobic; it’s “having or involving an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something.”  I think the word that bothers me most about that definition is “irrational.”  If I were irrational, I probably would not have been sitting outside Eighth and Rail enjoying a cold beverage.  As a 70-year-old, obese person with a heart condition, I prefer to think of it as cautious.  I was one of the first to return to socially distant restaurant setups; I did avoid going into places without a mask and have worn a mask in most cases, yes, even before Me Maw decreed it several days ago.
I’ll continue to venture out around town, but with caution and not fear.  Is it an irrational fear? I don’t think so.  I prefer to think of my take on all this as cautious.  This issue has become political and resorted to name-calling. Don’t call me phobic, and I won’t resort to several names I could use for you.  We may not agree on some items, but we can remain respectful at least.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

NASCAR Returns - So Say We All

NASCAR has returned, albeit with empty stands, so things are getting better in the world. I know, NASCAR isn’t the fix or vaccine against COVID-19, but it’s one of a few first steps to return to what many are calling the new normal.  Watching the final race laps at Niffer’s at the Tracks with a cold beverage and several friends is a real joy.  Sushi last week at Eighth and Rail also a sign of good things. 

Now, I’m not entirely comfortable being around more massive crowds.   I prefer to keep my distance and fist bumps, although I did shake hands with a friend over the weekend.  I’ve spent a lot of time listening to comments from a wide range of friends.  I am somewhat surprised (well maybe not) of all the misinformation out there.  Life was simpler or perhaps more innocent before all the electronic social connections of today’s world.   I find myself not checking Facebook as much as the past months.  So many opinions that I would never argue or discuss in person.  May each week ahead be better than the last. “So Say We All!”  

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Life Returns to Normal, Well Not Really!

Monday, local restaurants had permission to open in Alabama.  Although the COVID curve seems like it's leveling, it has not begun a downturn.  With that in mind, and in an effort not to completely go out of my mind, I ventured out with a couple of Niffer's regulars.  Most servers were wearing a mask, many tables were removed, and the kid's area had been removed, never to return. And, that's not a bad thing!  It was good to grab some wings again.  Considered the 12 stools at the bar had been replaced with only three, I felt comfortable that I'd be able to social distance.  I’m not ready to go back to old routines yet.  I’ll give it a few more weeks.  Stay safe out there.  (Picture: Niffer’s bar area tables)


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