Major modern pet peeve is the use of “should/could/would of” instead’ve “should/could/would’ve”.
Nick's tribute to Larry Berroya/Reef: https://writeforcalifornia.com/p/remembering-larry-berroya
FET: Grocery stores
I went to the grocery store yesterday. The Publix was a little bit better than before, but still stripped of a lot of things (paper, cleaning, canned goods, bread, anything related to baking, frozen goods), rations on others, and out of some weird things. Social distancing but only about 20% with masks.
Then I went to H-mart, which is usually 50% Asian and 50% Caucasian. It went to nearly 0% Caucasians. Nearly 100% masks by Asians. And I got a lot of things (canned goods, meats, frozen goods) I couldn't get a Publix. Thanks, casual racism!
Provincial judges overturn sentences WSJ's Danny Pearl's killers. Will go to Pakistan's supreme court.
For the life of me, I can't figure out what DBD stands for. One googled “DBD” and get a bunch of results. Could anytime let me know?
Also, where should I get good to-go cocktails in the East Bay?
Ok, my meetings are over and I'm available to talk about food again. What are you all eating? What's a good afternoon snack? What's for dinner?
Small victories: my boss asked me to jump on a call, so I was rushing to finish making breakfast before it started. Just as I finished cooking, the call got canceled, so then I could eat my breakfast in peace. Flaky scallion* pancake with egg (except for it's actually a sesame pancake!? I've never seen these before, and I'm not sure if my mom bought these on purpose, or if she thought they were scallion pancakes...)
I have been trying to hold off on spending money on things for work, partly because this is theoretically a temporary state of affairs, and partly because I don't want to make things any worse for folks at Fedex / UPS. However, I am doing a ton of documentation for work and one aging 21" monitor is not cutting it here.
Indeed, Leland. Indeed.
our crumbling collective self-quarantine
It seems like there are fewer folks out and about everyday. I always carry a dollar bill with me and the lone panhandler I saw was amazingly grateful just to get a dollar. A fair number of the cyclists I saw were wearing masks or bandanas of some sort. Things are getting real.
recorded my first lecture from home (previously I've been doing them at a whiteboard on campus when checking on things in the lab)