This week I spent some time thinking about hoarding.
Specifically, toilet paper hoarding. I’ve yet to venture out this week to the grocery, but the TP situation in my house is on its way to dire. I was able to procure napkins a week ago, so… needs must.
The only hoarding I’ve managed to do, back when it was just called “collecting” was of alcohol. I’m a little proud of my strange Shochu collection, largely enabled by my friends over at Umami Mart (who’re still doing curbside pickup in the East Bay, btw).
As you can tell from the photo, I’m prepared. You can also tell that Snorri is quite glad I’m constantly around right now, since he gets a 24/7 warm body to sleep on, and climb on. He’s only demanded things a few times.
Much of this quarantine has felt similar to my normal life, albeit with a touch more agoraphobia than usual. I spent a lot of time when I wasn’t at work sitting at home in the before times and I’m fortunate it’s to my liking. I guess I miss seeing people occasionally, or going to restaurants a little, but we’ll see if even I hit my limit. I spent around 4 years leaving my house minimally when I lived in Portland, and now I also have the aid of a therapist and medicine, so.
If your situation is different or tougher, I send you my love and a 6m distant hug. I know a few folks who’re sick right now, and I hope they heal up again quick.
If you’re like me, you’re online a lot right now to distract and entertain yourself, so I will do what I can to add some levity. Here’s the links:
Thanks to those of you who’ve emailed me in the past few weeks to chat or comment on the email! I really love reading stuff from y’all, and will try to reply back most of the time. I know folks who’ve subscribed are a bit scattered around the globe, so it’s nice to get the chance to catch-up through the asynchronous magic of email and RSS. If any of you keep a blog or have a newsletter, definitely let me know. I’m logging off for now to go watch the second season of Ozark and whittle down a bit of that shochu collection. See you next week, space cowgirls~