Interesting point about toilet paper shortages: toilet paper sold for home use and toilet paper sold for businesses isn't made or packaged the same way...and all those people who used to be spending some of their trips to the bathroom at work, at a restaurant, wherever, are doing all of them at home. Which means yes, we actually are using more home-grade TP (and less commercial-grade).
Are y'all taking care of yourselves in these shitty times?
Fed? Watered? Bathed? Medicated? Saw the sun and went outside for a bit? That's still perfectly fine to do btw, just play "people is lava". :D How about talked to friends and stayed in the loop (then again, that's why we're -here-, right?)
The tides will ebb eventually, but right now being there for yourself is more important, not less.
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@brion Suddenly I'm thinking of some of the calculations Victor Hugo put into the book in terms of the cost of ship cannon salutes, or just how much fertilizer could be salvaged from the Paris sewers (seriously).
He'd probably *know* how many martyrs it would take to water the meadows... 😬
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@brion "Actually, it would have been very difficult for Fantine to belt out this song while dying of tuberculosis...."
Was thinking about how my step count is waaaaay down just from staying home, but I'm still wearing the tracker for heart rate. Wondered what else it might be able to infer & went looking...
Turns out some newer fitness trackers can measure oxygen saturation.
Imagine hooking that up to an alert for someone who's been treating at home to catch worsening symptoms early
@brion Funny thing is I would've sent my passport renewal in sooner if I hadn't been waiting for my driver's license to show up first.
@brion They've postponed the RealId deadline to October 2021, so that's something at least.
Still sorta kicking myself for not mailing my passport renewal as soon as I got over the flu (it's been on my desk since literally the day the flu hit me), but it's not like I'm going to be traveling internationally for a while anyway.
At least I got my driver's license renewed before all this hit.
US stops processing passports except for emergencies
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