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  1. There was lots of toilet paper and paper towels today at the Walmart.  However there wasn't any Softsoap or generic refills.

    1. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      There was toilet paper AND the Walmart wasn't burned to the ground? The times they are a-changin'.

    2. Keatah


      For some reason I read that as "genetic refills"..

  2. I don't know why I am waking up with anxiety.  It was worse yesterday until I lifted weights and did some yard work.

    1. kiansurfs


      I'm sorry Atarian7, it's hard being told to stay in this long (if not for atari) when the world and the US seem in such upheaval.

  3. Contact tracing - How could they possibly know whether or not you have had contact with an infected person??  Are they omnipresent?

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    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      An unknowingly infected person rides subway train, then when the infected person realizes he is infected, he must use a time machine to go back and ask everyone on the subway platforms and train to write down their names, addresses, and phone numbers. :D

    3. John Stamos Mullet

      John Stamos Mullet

      No, that's not how it works. They're only asking for contact info of people you know personally, whom you've had extended close personal interaction with.

    4. GoldLeader


      Now...Say you go around licking people's elbows, or getting excitedly into tickle fights with strangers, or playing thumb wars in front of 10,000 people, (maybe more)...Next thing ya know,  say you develop some symptoms...Now it's probably just allergies from putting guinea pigs up to your eyes even though you know you're allergic, or a cold from rubbing up against your hot female cousin while she strummed your banjo the other night at the hoedown...On second thought, You know, whatever I was saying,  I think I'll stop here;   Wouldn't want this to get silly...

  4. The batteries in my mouse died.  Personally I think cordless keyboards and mouses suck.  Why would I want to pay for and change batteries.

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    2. GoldLeader


      Yeah, but ya got that little thing hanging out.  Also,   there's a cord coming from your mouse Hey O!  




      I crack myself up!

    3. Turbo-Torch


      I finally got a decent mouse on Amazon for about $14 (Inphic). Charges from USB port in under 2 hours and lasts over 2 months with daily use. It goes to sleep so you don't have to remember to turn it off and you can also use it while plugged in and charging. Liked it enough that I another for my desktop.

      My old Mircosoft mouse ate up an AA alkaline battery every month and you had to remember to turn it off.

    4. Swami


      A mouse should have a tail.:lolblue:


      Ask the three blind mice.

  5. I opened up my Mom's pool a couple of days ago.  The warm winter created a mess of algae.

  6. Rain expected all next week. I don't mind it except for the extra grass cutting.  Last year was very wet too.


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    2. Rogerpoco



      Every day of rain is one more day you can promise yourself you'll do it "tomorrow".


    3. GoldLeader


      I've mowed all of my lawns once...A few nice days and one day was 43 degrees, but I needed to get it done...

    4. GoldLeader


      FWIW,  That's 5 lawns and now it's raining here tonight too...

  7. I just got home and it smells like something died in here.  I checked on the cat and cleaned the litter box.  I can't figure out where the smell is coming from.


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    2. jaybird3rd


      Yeah, I've had that happen.  A rat burrowed into the insulation in one of my walls and died there.

    3. joeatari1


      Left a wrapper from chicken in the trash can?  They can small awful after a day or two.  Good luck!

    4. Atarian7


      I only smelled it downstairs yesterday and today the smell seems to have dissipated.  I don't think I just got used to it because I couldn't

      smell it upstairs where I sleep.



  8. What do you get a Mother on Mother's Day who just lost her daughter?

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    2. carlsson


      A gift card for professional counceling if the grief gets too bad?

    3. save2600


      Flowers always, but how about a favorite picture of her, nicely framed? Something like a 5x7 or 8x10.

    4. cvga


      Being there, or just knowing that you care if you're not nearby, will mean more to her than any gift. I'm sorry for your loss.

  9. I'm 1/3 in shock, 1/3 sad, and 1/3 angry.


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    2. Cafeman


      Sorry to hear about the loss of your sister.

    3. jd_1138


      I am sorry. 

    4. cvga


      I'm sorry to hear about your loss.

  10. My sister passed away late last night or early today.  They are doing an autopsy.

    She would have been 50 on August 1.

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    2. Kobra Kai

      Kobra Kai

      Sorry to hear that. 

    3. Rogerpoco


      Much too young, but hopefully a life fully lived.

      I'm Sorry, Brother.

    4. Atarian7


      Thank you all for your kind thoughts and words.


  11. There's heavy rain here.  Amazingly, the paper is dry.

    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Do people still get the newspaper?

  12. I went to buy some ground beef and all they had was the organically grown brand for about $8 a pound.

    1. BydoEmpire


      A little pricey but quality costs money.  Garbage in/garbage out. ;) 

    2. save2600


      Give ground turkey a try if you haven't already. I did over 25 years ago and can count on one hand how many times I've bought ground beef since. Ground venison is excellent too.

    3. jd_1138


      Is there an Aldi near you?  They seem to be well stocked up in meats (not the best but ok).  Also, Aldi has high quality grass fed free range ground beef for like $5 a pound, so not too much more than regular ground beef.  It comes in small packs of one pound each.

  13. Happy Earth Day.  Save the Humans!

  14. Waiting for my mask so I can go into the grocery store.  Mandatory masks went into effect today at 7 am in MD.

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    2. haunted_ipa_


      fellow Marylander- ive seen people with scarves wrapped around their face, seems like anything goes

    3. frankodragon


      What's next?  Butt masks so we contain our farts?

    4. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      A fart filter is an important part of your ensemble:




  15. Just when you are getting most comfortable in your bed, it is time to get up.


  16. Walmart sold almost none

    of their Easter candy this year.   Right now it is 50% off. 

    1. Stephen


      No candy for me - I am down 10 pounds the past 3 weeks, wife is down a bunch too.

    2. GoldLeader


      I already bought a couple of chocolate rabbits at the dollar store....Yesterday I bit the ears offa one,...For old time's sake.

    3. GoldLeader


      I have this theory.  (Sure, I'll put it here, why not?)  Maybe the reason the candy eyes of chocolate rabbits are always looking down or to the side, is so they're not looking directly at you when you bite their heads off.

  17. Are you patronizing your local restaurants?  We had Fratelli's last night and a few days before we had Pizza Hut.  Both were take out of course.

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    2. jd_1138


      We're having Chinese food tonight from the local chinese restaurant..........spicy beef lo mein, chicken lo mein, veggie fried rice, egg rolls

    3. GoldLeader


      And supporting local delivery drivers, like yours truly, is also an Awesome idea!  Be safe everyone!

    4. ls650


      I've had some fast food takeout recently.

  18. Happy birthday carlsson.


    1. GoldLeader




      Carlsson,   Happy Birthday you son of a biscuit!

    2. save2600


      Happy Birthday Big C!  

    3. carlsson


      Belated thank you, all three of you. I honestly didn't see this status update. Perhaps it had worked better if you used the tagging function in the forum.

  19. How long do you think this virus has been among us?  It didn't just pop up out of nowhere two weeks ago.


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    2. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      In the states at least November of 2019. Just learned my buddy had it last December.

    3. Keatah


      Mid-to late November 2019, depending on whose story you believe. It only became newsworthy when the China outbreak happened.

    4. CPUWIZ


      Man made in the U.S., project shutdown, China took it over and let it loose.

  20. Anyone else having trouble with status updates?  Mine won't work and then suddenly it will work. Surprised if this gets through.

    1. carlsson


      Yes, I've witnessed that sometimes the box doesn't load, probably hiccups.

    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      No problem for me so far.

  21. Maryland is closing everything starting 5pm today.  Essentials like pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations, mail, and banks will remain open.

    1. Keatah


      Till they close too.


  22. I went to the Walmart for regular weekly trip and they still had most of what I wanted.  I was surprised to see the canned food aisle was still there.

    1. masschamber


      Walks into walmart, looks at water, long life food, and toilet paper, takes toilet paper

    2. save2600


      Around here, pizza and other frozen convenience foods were the first things to sell out. Besides toilet paper and hand sanitizer that is. Plenty of fruits, veggies and vitamin supplements on the shelves still. ;) 

  23. Well, the stock market came "roaring" back yesterday.

  24. The local Walmart is completely out of TP.  I wonder if people have wiped out the dollar stores too.


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    2. MrMaddog




      Yeah people need to buy lots of TP for all that CRAP that's online...

    3. Shawn


      I watched some dingbat pay gas station prices for 6 four packs of Charmin TP tonight. I couldn't help but shake my head and laugh.

    4. jd_1138


      In 2001, they lined up at gas stations like the 1970's gas crisis.  TP is 2020's version of gas.  All the stores around here are out of TP.

  25. Once the idiots quit selling off in the stock market, it will be a good time to buy while everything is undervalued.


    1. Kobra Kai

      Kobra Kai

      I just invest in a mutual fund, so I don't think I can do much more than put extra money as a one time influx towards shares of whatever the mutual fund stocks are. I don't really look into it too much, but I know I'm in the high risk high reward zone. I don't have the kind of money to bother any other way.

    2. Zoyous


      I think it's the rich people selling off.

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