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AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 4:26:52 PM   
MrsWargamer


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Are ya reeeally in a hurry to go anywhere after the lockdown?

I'm planning to stay in for a week AFTER the lockdown ends, as I have NO plans to be part of the mob scene.
The lines will be epic, and I don't think humanity will suddenly behave logical.

I need to see an eye doctor. Oh, yeah, like they will suddenly become 'available' just because the lockdown has ended.

Air travel is going to be only for the rich it appears. Cruise ships, well as if I could afford a cruise to begin with. I have no desire to ride the GO train any time soon to the big city.

I think 2020 is a total write off more or less.
I've run out of tank models itching to be built.
Currently building a small airforce.
I'm expecting to suddenly binge on wargames soon.
If not building a model railway
Looking forward to sunny days on my bike. I don't need to wait actually, although the weather could be warmer (damned polar vortex).

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 4:42:52 PM   
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Yes in a massive hurry to go places when this ends. But sadly I don't think this is ending (in terms of any sort of normality) for some time. I should have seen Prague (first time), Berlin, Jersey and Florida this year. All but long since abandoned. It sucks.


But most of all I desperately need a haircut

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 6:20:35 PM   
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I'm not going to lie, I kind of laugh-snorted a little bit when I read Florida at the end of your list. One of those things is not like the others

That being said, there are some portions of Florida I love dearly. I would love nothing more right now than a trip to the beach in the panhandle once this is over. Just never lumped it in with the likes of Prague or Berlin

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 6:54:12 PM   
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The wife and I will stay quarantined as we both think it's not over yet. I worry the second wave will close the hospitals again! My cancer surgery is in June and I can't afford to get sick. If the hospitals close it will kill me for sure...

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 7:02:45 PM   
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The wife and I will stay quarantined as we both think it's not over yet.



What this very wise man said. ^^



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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 7:51:19 PM   
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But most of all I desperately need a haircut


yep

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 8:01:56 PM   
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I am not going to live like in a prison cell. This entire thing is messed up and the politicians are involved you k n ow it's bad.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/12/2020 11:59:14 PM   
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No politics, please.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 12:00:28 AM   
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Yes in a massive hurry to go places when this ends. But sadly I don't think this is ending (in terms of any sort of normality) for some time. I should have seen Prague (first time), Berlin, Jersey and Florida this year. All but long since abandoned. It sucks.


But most of all I desperately need a haircut


Didn't you say that you had some recreational activity planned in Belgium? Or was that with a Belgian? Or "Belgian rules" something or other?

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 1:03:49 AM   
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My wife and I had plans to spend a couple of weeks in the UK, but I doubt if we'll get there before well into 2021. I can't conceive of flying until there's a vaccine and even then I'll have my doubts.

So it looks like car trips for us in the foreseeable future.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 1:47:01 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: loki100


quote:

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But most of all I desperately need a haircut


yep


That is only a problem if you have hair. Just put some Nair in the shampoo.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 1:47:59 AM   
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The wife and I will stay quarantined as we both think it's not over yet. I worry the second wave will close the hospitals again! My cancer surgery is in June and I can't afford to get sick. If the hospitals close it will kill me for sure...


You might want to research antabuse and cancer. It may surprise you.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:05:56 AM   
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Yes in a massive hurry to go places when this ends. But sadly I don't think this is ending (in terms of any sort of normality) for some time. I should have seen Prague (first time), Berlin, Jersey and Florida this year. All but long since abandoned. It sucks.


But most of all I desperately need a haircut


I think that you might prefer the beaches in Barcelona. You might like all of the heavenly bodies - but your wife might not!

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:09:07 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Yes in a massive hurry to go places when this ends. But sadly I don't think this is ending (in terms of any sort of normality) for some time. I should have seen Prague (first time), Berlin, Jersey and Florida this year. All but long since abandoned. It sucks.


But most of all I desperately need a haircut


Didn't you say that you had some recreational activity planned in Belgium? Or was that with a Belgian? Or "Belgian rules" something or other?
warspite1

[shudders]


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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:12:37 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: warspite1

Yes in a massive hurry to go places when this ends. But sadly I don't think this is ending (in terms of any sort of normality) for some time. I should have seen Prague (first time), Berlin, Jersey and Florida this year. All but long since abandoned. It sucks.


But most of all I desperately need a haircut


I think that you might prefer the beaches in Barcelona. You might like all of the heavenly bodies - but your wife might not!
warspite1

Beaches? The only beach visit in that list would have been Jersey (depending of course on the weather). Berlin and Prague would have taken in the history and, as much as I can't resist the sea normally, there is absolutely no question of wasting time on beaches in Florida. We have Mickey to say hello to!!


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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:24:17 AM   
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ORIGINAL: gekkoguy35

I'm not going to lie, I kind of laugh-snorted a little bit when I read Florida at the end of your list. One of those things is not like the others

That being said, there are some portions of Florida I love dearly. I would love nothing more right now than a trip to the beach in the panhandle once this is over. Just never lumped it in with the likes of Prague or Berlin
warspite1

Different locations for different reasons. No I would not travel to Berlin or Prague (history and culture) for the same reasons I would travel to Florida (fun)

I desperately want to go back to Berlin (and see Prague) for the history - I can't express adequately just how much I loved Berlin, a city like London where one can literally feel the history. Incredible place.

But Orlando Florida is my favourite place on this planet. This is where my family have spent our happiest times, from when the little warspites were toddlers through to young adults. A truly magical place .


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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 4:27:40 AM   
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I have never been to Florida.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 9:52:40 AM   
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I moved to Florida in late 2003 to work a bit before retirement. Much cheaper to live here than California.

I've lived through 5 hurricanes now, they're quite impressive from the inside looking out.
Absolutely love the wildlife here, birds, reptiles and all that, very primeval.

Downside is the heat/humidity of the summer months, hurricanes, mosquito's and cockroaches, other than that I love it here. HA!

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 9:57:13 AM   
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The wife and I will stay quarantined as we both think it's not over yet. I worry the second wave will close the hospitals again! My cancer surgery is in June and I can't afford to get sick. If the hospitals close it will kill me for sure...


You might want to research antabuse and cancer. It may surprise you.



If they get my kidney out fast enough to prevent it metastasizing, I should be good to go. Renal cell carcinoma is not to be trifled with, it does not respond to traditional chemotherapy or radiation. I had a CT scan and the rest of me appeared clear, so I said get that kidney out asap. My father died of it in 1973 and I would like to beat it, if I can.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 1:10:11 PM   
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But Orlando Florida is my favourite place on this planet. This is where my family have spent our happiest times, from when the little warspites were toddlers through to young adults. A truly magical place .



I couldn't agree with you more whole-heartedly. Probably my fam's favorite place on earth also, although we don't have any mini-me's.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:04:02 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Grognerd_INC


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ORIGINAL: Grognerd_INC

The wife and I will stay quarantined as we both think it's not over yet. I worry the second wave will close the hospitals again! My cancer surgery is in June and I can't afford to get sick. If the hospitals close it will kill me for sure...


You might want to research antabuse and cancer. It may surprise you.



If they get my kidney out fast enough to prevent it metastasizing, I should be good to go. Renal cell carcinoma is not to be trifled with, it does not respond to traditional chemotherapy or radiation. I had a CT scan and the rest of me appeared clear, so I said get that kidney out asap. My father died of it in 1973 and I would like to beat it, if I can.


Best wishes on a timely and complete resection of your renal cancer, Grognerd. My FIL had one of his taken out a couple years ago for the same reasons and he has (knock on wood) remained stable afterwards.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:07:42 PM   
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As it was once said, “we have nothing to fear but fear itself.”


That's an Oingo-Boingo lyric isn't it?

Hey neighbor let me give you some advice
The Russians are about to pulverize us
In our sleep tonight
That is if the crazy Arabs
Or the riots don't get us first
And the fire will rain down from the sky
The fire will rain down from the sky
People will die--People will die
People will die--People will die
But go ahead sleep tight in your beds
Remember what the wise man said
There's nothing to fear nothing to fear
There's nothing to fear nothing to fear
There's nothing to fear (but fear itself)
There's nothing to fear (but fear itself)
And the temperature's starting to drop now
The temperature's starting to drop now
The temperature's starting to drop now . . .
Hey little girl won't you come this way
Won't you let me buy you candy or perhaps a chocolate shake
Or perhaps some nice cocaine or perhaps a little kiss
Or perhaps a ride in my big car
Perhaps a ride in my big car
Won't you make an old man happy
Won't you make an old man happy
Won't you let me show you paradise
(Don't ask your mother for advice)
There's nothing to fear nothing to fear
There's nothing to fear nothing to fear
There's nothing to fear (but fear itself)
There's nothing to fear (but fear itself)
And the temperature's starting to drop now
The temperature's starting to drop now
The temperature's starting to drop now . . .
If they don't turn you into a junkie or a zombie on the street
If they don't turn you into a yo-cat or a grinning Jesus freak
If they don't take away your brains or turn your body inside out
If they don't take away your passion with a color TV set
They'll take away your heart and soul
They'll take away your heart and soul
They'll take away your heart and soul
Don't let them take away your heart and soul
But remember what the wise man said
There's nothing to fear nothing to fear
There's nothing to fear nothing to fear
There's nothing to fear (but fear itself)
There's nothing to fear (but fear itself)
And the temperature's starting to drop now
The temperature's starting to drop now
The temperature's starting to drop now . . .


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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 2:16:51 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


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ORIGINAL: Grognerd_INC


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ORIGINAL: Grognerd_INC

The wife and I will stay quarantined as we both think it's not over yet. I worry the second wave will close the hospitals again! My cancer surgery is in June and I can't afford to get sick. If the hospitals close it will kill me for sure...


You might want to research antabuse and cancer. It may surprise you.



If they get my kidney out fast enough to prevent it metastasizing, I should be good to go. Renal cell carcinoma is not to be trifled with, it does not respond to traditional chemotherapy or radiation. I had a CT scan and the rest of me appeared clear, so I said get that kidney out asap. My father died of it in 1973 and I would like to beat it, if I can.


Best wishes on a timely and complete resection of your renal cancer, Grognerd. My FIL had one of his taken out a couple years ago for the same reasons and he has (knock on wood) remained stable afterwards.

Thank you very much Chickenboy! I appreciate the words..
The pandemic has created challenges to get the stupid surgery scheduled as they closed down the OR's for awhile and now there is a backlog! Anything to raise my anxiety levels I suppose. Ha!

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 3:30:14 PM   
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Yesterday, freezing and snow in the air, today sunny and I COULD go out in a bikini if I really wanted to.

Canadian weather, not for the most part 'normal'.

I predict in June it suddenly goes hot and humid just to be annoying.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 3:38:03 PM   
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I read or heard somewhere that the only month that Duluth, Minnesota did not record snow was August.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 6:24:32 PM   
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Here in Finland hasn't been any major lockdown that I know of. I've gone to work like normal along with all the coworkers. My father stayed put for a time, for he hasn't fully recovered from the cancer treatment (possibly never will). Right now on Discord, locals of the nearest town (40+ km from my home) locals tell people there act like normal without masks or social distance. I've been little careful myself, visiting local grocery store early in the morning on my way to work instead in the evening returning from work. Otherwise only significant change in my life has been cancellation of a RPG game convention and anime club meetings

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 7:18:33 PM   
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Japan, I have never been to Japan. This is the only country I am interested in now. Not sure I will go soon now. I was planning to go in April 2011 but the Fukushima accident had convinced me to delay my trip.

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 8:00:20 PM   
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" A truly magical place." Warsprite1

Aren't you thinking of Tahiti?

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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 8:06:22 PM   
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" A truly magical place." Warsprite1

Aren't you thinking of Tahiti?

warspite1

Erm... no I was kind of thinking this place



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RE: AFTER the lockdown - 5/13/2020 9:57:36 PM   
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Japan, I have never been to Japan. This is the only country I am interested in now. Not sure I will go soon now. I was planning to go in April 2011 but the Fukushima accident had convinced me to delay my trip.


Well, why not go to see the (delayed) Summer Olympics there next year? I think they oughta be able to pull it off.

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