greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

"The graph on the wall tells the story of it all."

Another warm and sunny day, some clouds near sunset. Cooler than yesterday, but still warm. Our high was 77˚F. Currently, it's 66˚F.

It occurs to me that there's really nothing else I want to say here just now.


As of this afternoon, Alabama has 820 confirmed cases of Covid-19, 247 of those in Jefferson County and 79 in Shelby County. Our governor is still refusing to issue a shelter-in-place order, though she's placed the Alabama National Guard on standby. Selma has a curfew. Maybe lots of other places in the state, too. Selma's just caught my attention, as I have such a history with the town. Oh, and John Prine is sick with the virus and in critical condition.

I posted this to Facebook eleven hours ago:

Here's something that's been lodged in my minds for days: During the 9/11 attacks, 2,977 people were killed. As of today, 2,362 people have died of Covid-19 (30k+ worldwide). In a couple more days, when the number of deaths from the virus have finally equaled and then exceeded the deaths from 9/11, will those Americans refusing to take the pandemic seriously finally do so? Most Americans felt justified in going to war over 9/11 and in giving up most of their civil liberties. With Covid-19, many do not even seem willing to simply stay home (and yes, I am only speaking of those who have a choice in the matter).


Tonight, a documentary, the new episode of Westworld, and more Vikings.

And I leave you with the sippy cup of my people.

Aunt Beast

9:10 p.m.
Tags: 2001, 9/11, anxiety, covid-19, depression, good tv, inconsistency, john prine, mason jars, selma, westworld, worry

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