Here's a question I feel bad I haven't asked yet: how's everybody doing?
I'm still out of a job, though reports from the bookstore from my managers and such have been somewhat encouraging. I've been catching up on my reading, writing, and Out of the Park Baseball simulations, and I actually left the house twice last week (Post Office, Target), which may or may not have been a mistake. And I'm undertaking a massive and almost unprecedented card cataloging project, which I figure no time like the present. So that's my world in the quarantine.
In these strange times, I think it's helpful to check in with everyone once in a while -- and while I've never met most of you fellow blogosphere patrons outside of the virtual back-and-forth of reading and commenting, I do hope you're doing okay, and still collecting.
If you're still lucky/unfortunate enough to be working, I hope it's not too stressful.
If you're sheltering in place, I hope it's relaxing.
If you're taking this time to work on otherwise inconceivable projects (like cataloging!), I hope it's coming right along.
If you have a nice car, awesome -- but this really isn't the time to be showing it off in public.
If you have a pet, or pets, or if it's anything like my apartment with seven cats (yup, seven) and a dog currently roaming around -- I hope you're spending some quality time with them.
If you like ugly sweaters, I hope you're wearing them.
If you have a guitar, I hope you're playing it (hammock optional).
If you have a drum set, and understanding neighbors, I hope you're having fun.
And if eating generic cereal with a cardboard cutout of Tommy Lasorda in your (upstairs?) kitchen is your thing...I hope you're doing that, too.
More than anything, I hope you're well, or whatever qualifies as such these days -- and in the meantime, I'll be seeing you around the blogs.