Day 3 of 56: Venturing Forth But Also Not

Last night I was pretty good as far as falling into alcoholism during this crisis, but also not really. I had about 2 glasses of wine left of my fancy box wine so I finished that off after dinner. Unfortunately, I was also playing a really stupid game on my phone and by the time I knew what was going on it was 2 in the morning. So I really didn’t start day 3 until almost noon.

The majority of today was playing that same stupid game on my phone, not gonna lie, and also watching the Jenna & Julien podcast. The game is called “Idle Miner,” and it’s really dumb, but they have these event mines that expire and this mine only had until 8 tonight to finish it. I didn’t get anywhere near complete. This is absolutely not a sponsored post, I advise you to steer clear of this game because it is highly addictive and a complete time-suck. **goes to upgrade his moonstone mine in the meantime**

Around 6 today I started getting hungry and knew I was out of wine. Even though I knew this would be a bad idea, I took a shower and went to the store.

22 March Shopping List:

  • Wine
  • Soda
  • Hot dogs
  • Bunzzz (hot dog buns)
  • Mac salad
  • Hamburger
  • Mustard
  • Chaaaaps (chips)
  • Queso
  • Ramen

I swear, I shop like a college student. I still technically am, so yeah whatever.

Joe Ventures Forth

Bringing my bottle of hand sanitizer with me (can’t be too careful), I trundle off to the store. This is the first time in 4 days that I’ve listened to music so I’m having a good time. I hit the first roundabout by the store and there is at least 40 cars there. Nah, that’s too many people given the current situation, I’ll just drive around for a while; it’s nice out, and it’s just great to be not in my house.

Swing by work and the parking lot has maybe 5 cars in it, there’s nobody around, everything is just abandoned and empty. Surreal is the word I used to describe it to my coworkers in the group chat. Everything was empty, except for the volleyball court (20-ish people), and the large park at the center of the resort (PACKED / 50-ish people and pets). The way my resort works is it’s basically its own town and the resort manages a fair amount of homes and condos. There are people who live in the resort full-time, and a lot of the homes are managed by other property management companies. Because my resort suspended operations, of course there’s going to be significantly less people. Beyond just being mostly empty, it was also boggling how many people were still taking their spring break vacations in spite of the situation.

Despite the surrealism of both the resort being empty and yet still bustling with activity, I return to the store. There’s maybe 20 cars, so it should be a little better to head in. I’m able to quickly grab all the items on my list while staying away from other people.

When I got to the checkout line, the cashier finished with the lady in front of me, turns to her coworker, holds up a block of cheese and asks, “Where did this come from?” Her coworker doesn’t know, so she puts it back on the counter to be returned. I’m all like “Hey is it still cold? I could buy that!” She holds it out to me to check the temp because she’s wearing gloves (GOOD FOR YOU, STEPHANIE!!!) and it’s pretty warm so I turn it down. I have half a block of cheese at home that’s still good, I don’t need to buy some warm mess.

Joe Returns Home

I finish checking out, take my items to the car, and re-sanitize my hands and the steering wheel with that bottle of sanitizer I brought. Have you noticed that when you need to not touch your face is when it itches? Yeah.

From the time I left to when I got back home: about 45 minutes. That includes travel time and driving around the resort. Approximate time to be exposed: 10 minutes. Shabooyah.

Then I made dinner (top sirloin and mac salad) and started blogging! Some more Jenna & Julien, some Vine compilations, and of course some wine. I refuse to learn any sort of lesson.

Last 10 days amount of time in public

22 March – Store – 10-ish minutes
19 March – Work – 30 minutes to clean up/out my office, nobody was there…
18 March – Store – 5 minutes, needed stuff for dinner
14 March – Starbucks & Store – 10 minutes total
Store was for creamer and small supplies
13 March – Pizza – 2 minutes to pay for the pizza, they already were takeout-only!

I think this section is good to include whenever I leave the house now for tracking’s sake. Don’t think I’ll put it in every day, but at the very least whenever I leave the house.

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