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April 1st, 2020

Well, I should have learned by this time to never read headlines or look at the news or anything like that, but when I saw that today’s Google Doodle is about something serious and they are not going to do their annual April Fool’s joke, I was kind of upset. Apparently, most of the major corporations that usually do little pranks and gags are not going to. This kind of makes me unhappy. I understand it’s too early, even for gallows humor, to joke about Covid-19, but surely there must be something jocund we can discuss. No! No jocularity and don’t call me shirley.

I think we can have fun and do things that are fun and funny while understanding and respecting the gravity of the moment. I really did laugh out loud when I went to Ben’s blog and saw what his family did. Those were both fun and funny.

My oldest bio-daughter sent me a text this morning that said the dictionary definition of quarantine is, “a period of 40 days.” So 2020 or 20 + 20 = quarantine.

And you know, on top of everything else, some people have other things going on, both good and bad. I had someone tell me about this guy, who had this story: “A couple months ago, I entered a contest and ended up winning a few acres of swampland below the flood plain in Mississippi. Before I knew it, right after that I won a $250,000 house, so naturally, I built it on my new land. Last week, I won enough money in the lottery to quit my job and move down there for good. And just last night, as I sat on my new porch watching the rain and listening to the thunder, it all started to sink in.”

Sorry. I know there are some very serious goings-on. I read somewhere that a couple of pranksters broke into the local police station and stole all the toilets. A police department spokesperson was quoted as saying, “We have absolutely nothing to go on!”


10 responses to “April 1st, 2020”

  1. Lydia Avatar

    That’s funny!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you!

  2. MagneticMommy.Life Avatar

    I agree I think we all need a bit of humor . Sending you well wishes and hopefully this will be over soon ❤️❤️

    1. Herb Avatar

      Thank you so much!

  3. dumbestblogger Avatar

    To be fair, March was a joke.

  4. Brothers Campfire Avatar
  5. Tony Laplume Avatar

    It’s mind-boggling how quickly and easily we’ve allowed COVID-19 to completely alter how we live our lives. And it’s even more mind-boggling that this is being done for a pandemic that is virtually invisible. For most of the world it exists only in the news and disruption methods used to contain it (and by “it” I’m not sure if I refer to the news or the pandemic).

    1. Herb Avatar

      It’s a strange situation, no question about it. How long are people going to put up with it might be the question.

  6. cheriewhite Avatar

    LOL I agree, this crisis has caused a huge stampede! I refuse to panic! When this thing first hit, you didn’t see me running out to buy a shopping cart spilling over with packs of toilet paper! I’m still befuddled about that!

    1. Herb Avatar

      Yeah, I don’t get it either.

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