Plague Diary, Days 22 – 24

During my daily excursions I’ve noticed certain archetypes of people who are as bad at social distancing as I am at daily blog updates. I’ve started stepping off the sidewalk to create the space I know they won’t. Here’s my list so you can do the same:

  • People on their phones.
  • Nerds who obviously haven’t ridden a bicycle in years who’ve decided it’s a great day to get on a Blue Bike, load the front basket up with groceries, and tear ass down the sidewalk like they’re being chased by their disapproving father.
  • Crusty weirdos with thick local accents loudly yelling at each other for no god damn reason.
  • Young couples pushing condo-size strollers while their untrained puppy runs circles around everything. Seriously, why do you do this to yourselves? You all have this tormented look, like you’re out for a walk with the guy keeping you chained in a sex dungeon in his basement and you’re hoping someone, anyone, will recognize your plight and save you. You should’ve just gotten a plant.
  • Teenagers, but they’ll grow out of it.
  • Bumblebees.

What else?

The second night of Wrestlemania wasn’t nearly as good as the first, but the Firefly Funhouse Match between John Cena and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt is really cool and worth a watch.

Playstation Now has turned out to be a really cool service. For $9.99 a month you can download or stream any of the games in the Now library. The streaming technology works great; one night I streamed Tekken 7 to play with a bunch of friends and didn’t notice any lag whatsoever.

I also started up Control through Playstation Now. It reminds me a lot of the older Resident Evil games I used to watch my brother play in the 90s, albeit with smoother combat and much less disgusting-ness. The story about a secretive organization dealing with paranormal activity and objects of power is right up my alley.

In a similar vein, I watched Hunt for the Skinwalker on Hulu. Skinwalker Ranch is a fascinating nexus of supposed paranormal activity right in the middle of a larger area known for a disproportionately high number of UFO sightings. It’s passed through the hands of a couple billionaires interested in solving its mysteries, and the Department of Defense has been involved too. The documentary would’ve been more effective if they’d cut its run time in half, but it’s still a solid look at that sort of thing.

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