What Covid-19 has taught me.

Hey! I haven’t been on this thing in a while. Quite frankly, I haven’t had much to say, so I haven’t. I popped out of bed at midnight tonight like it was 6 AM, all bright eyed and bushy tailed. My brain thinks its morning.

Got me a little road trip planned with the missus in 2 days, heading up to Santa Fe area to get out of the house, and I’m fairly fired up about it. With the exception of a few rides here and there, I haven’t gotten out much.

I honestly can’t stand this supposed Pandemic. I think the way we’ve reacted (and stayed this way) is the most insane thing I’ve ever seen in my 50 plus years on this planet. I see fear in people where they shouldn’t, and a lot of people are determined to hold onto it. It’s dumb as fuck.

Discretion? yeah, we should have that. But not fear. I don’t think I’ve ever made a good decision where fear was involved, and I think that holds true for society as well.

But anyway, I digress. For good and bad, here’s what the last 6 months has taught me:

  • TV is a huge waste of time. Quite honestly, the media has gotten stupid. I’ve quit watching the news, especially the commentary. I already know what I want, what I think, and how I’m going to vote, and I don’t need to hear the pundits. It serves absolutely no purpose.
  • Social Media – I’m pretty much done with that as well. I see people who spend so damn much time on it, posting 5 or 6 times a day and it’s like an endorphin drug to them. I have a lot to say about this one, and maybe I will later. The stupid comments and reviews — It’s like watching the Jerry Springer show back in the day, and I don’t care about the drama. Social media, as a whole is good in small doses, but I don’t need to have my head in it.
  • I quit Drinking. I got hammered drunk a few months back, and the next days hangover was ass. I just realized how much I didn’t really need that. It’s counter productive, so I just stopped and haven’t missed it.
  • Man, my family. It’s my most important asset. I have great kids and grandkids. Hell, grandkid #2 is on the way, and my daughter and her family live a few miles from us now which is fairly bad ass.
  • Woodworking! Huge plus there. I’m not sure I would have jumped into it without working from home and axing the commute out of my day. I’m enjoying the hell out of it, and actually got my garage shop set up pretty well. I built a massive workbench with my table saw built into it, and and working on rounding out my router table. I’m improving what I’m able to build, and starting to become more and more proud of the pieces I’m starting to be able to produce. I dig this sport.

I should probably get back to bed, but my mind is thinking about this road trip. I’ve got a week off after today, and after the trip with the wife I should be able to get some good riding time in. The weather here has been around 100 and below, which means it’s starting to snow…. somewhere 🙂

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