Howdy, folks. I am doing well today after feeling horrible yesterday. I am still not 100 percent sure what was wrong with me, but I think that a huge factor was that it was just too hot to go for a jog yesterday. That, combined with some other issues, made for a bad day. So, I did not go for a jog today. Instead, I found my dad’s old weights and worked out with those and some weights of my own.
So, I did some weight-lifting and some basic exercises inside instead of risking the heat again.
So, another step I made to try to combat isolation insanity is to stop watching television. I have not turned the TV in my room on since June 14. Several factors made me decide to cut TV out, and one huge one was the ads. First, there are way too many. Second, there are so many freaking ads about medicines that have 38975398758935739845798 side effects, that it drives me insane. (One of those talks about the one kind of medicine I take, and I do not want to be reminded of that while I am watching TV to try to escape reality.) Third, I couldn’t handle all the Father’s Day ads.
And the straw that broke the camel’s back: All of the COVID-19 ads. All these companies advertising how wonderful they are and how much they care about you and their employees, all the while paying their employees jack crap and not actually doing any of the things they say they do. Example: Lowe’s. On my first attempt to leave my home, I went to Lowe’s. Boy, what a mistake. Not only were about 80 percent of customers not wearing masks, but pretty much none of the employees were. When I checked out, I had to tell the cashier, who had her mask over her chin, to put her mask on! I had a panic attack in that store, and I will not be going back. And what got me the most was that night, there was a Lowe’s ad on TV talking about how they care about their customers and how hard they’re working to make sure the stores are safe. What a load of crap.
And, of course, I just go SO TIRED of hearing “in these difficult times.” I watch TV to escape from life, and I really don’t need a reminder every three seconds about how much life sucks right now. And yes, I can turn the channel or hit mute, but if I am doing something else at the moment, here come those ads.
I honestly also got tired of watching the same stuff ALL THE TIME. I was watching TV probably 12 hours a day, and that is just such a waste of time. So, no, I didn’t catch that show the other day. Maybe I never will.
I’ve been sticking to watching YouTube or Twitch or just wandering around on the lighter subs on Reddit. Mostly, though, I’ve been going to bed and getting up earlier, which means I have time to exercise and add to this blog and still relax a bit before working. It’s been so nice! I don’t feel like I am wasting as much time.
Now, I just need to find a hobby to really get into. I am kind of a jack of all trades and master of none. I know a little bit about a lot of things, but I don’t know anything past novice level. It’s very frustrating. And with this pandemic, I’m not sure what I can get into. I am super interested in a lot of things, but I just don’t know how to get started. I also am trying to figure out how the heck to make friends outside of work. (Not that there is anything wrong with making friends at work. Some of my best friends I met at work.)
Comment or email me if you have any suggestions for hobbies to try online or at home in isolation or if you want to chat or hang out at some point when this pandemic calms down. I am up for a lot of things, but I am too much of a wuss to just ask people “wanna hang out?” Yes! I wanna hang out! One of my main goals: PAINTBALL!
I am very much enjoying writing this blog, and I thank everyone who has commented or followed me. It really is a nice boost, and it’s the most interaction I’ve had with other people in a very long time. So, thank you for your support. Until next time!