Throwback Thursday: The Last Normal

Abby…something or other…

Two years ago today. Okay, technically it would be two years as of March 12, but work with me.

Two years ago on this Thursday might have been the last normal day of our lives. If any day is really normal.

Sure, we were already seeing the panic in Italy. We were already seeing shelves with no toilet paper.

The next day, Friday, we were told to go home and be prepared to telework for a short time.  That Sunday evening we got the official word to stay at home.

But we were promised that all we needed was two weeks to flatten the curve.

Longest two damn weeks of my life.

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All for a virus with a better than 98% chance of recovery.

Don’t get me wrong Karen. It was a serious matter. Thousands of people died from the virus. I suspect that the measures we took did indeed save lives.

I also suspect that it’s possible we could have just protected the most vulnerable and have gone on with our lives.

Don’t even get me started about the political exploitation. We were played.

Stay home for others and people died alone.

Wear the mask for others when designer cloth masks are largely ineffective.

Get the shot for others but don’t worry about potential side effects.

I did all of those things. And while I had household members get the Omicron variant, even with my compromised immune system, I managed not to be infected.

NARRATOR: He takes a truckload of supplements.

Two years ago I told myself that I’d use the time to lose weight.

I told myself that I’d use the time to finish the novel.

I told myself that I’d learn to play the ukulele.

NARRATOR: He was lying.

I don’t remember what normal is anymore. I don’t know that I ever had a normal life.

During the worst of the shutdown I refused to use the term “The New Normal.” I still don’t accept it.

We may never really know if we did more good than harm. I sincerely suspect we did more harm.

Your misery index may vary.

And here we were looking toward our first “normal” summer since 2019 and Putin decides to invade Ukraine.

Speaking of which, if you think we’re not being played over the price of gasoline and what is really happening in Ukraine, then you’re not paying attention.

I mean, at this prices, who can afford to pay attention?


Glenn Youngkin column: The General Assembly should give Virginians their money back
Richmond Times-Dispatch
We must use the multibillion-dollar surplus in Virginia’s budget to provide timely tax relief for all Virginians. Read More.

DeSantis accuses reporter of peddling ‘false narrative’ on education bill in heated press conference clash
“And the idea that you wouldn’t be honest about that and tell people what it actually says, it’s why people don’t trust people like you because you peddle false narratives. And so we just disabused you of those narratives.” Read More.

Here’s The Full List Of Every Lie Joe Biden Has Told As President: 139 And Counting
The Federalist
One year into his time in the White House and the end to President Joe Biden’s lies is nowhere in sight. Read More.

EXCLUSIVE: Deleted Web Pages Show Obama Led an Effort To Build a Ukraine-Based BioLab Handling ‘Especially Dangerous Pathogens’.
The National Pulse
The news comes on the same day that Biden regime apparatchik Victoria Nuland told the U.S. Senate that the American government is concerned about biological research facilities falling into Russian hands as a result of the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe. Read More.


1903 – Clare Boothe Luce, American playwright, journalist, and diplomat, US Ambassador to Italy (d. 1987)
1928 – James Earl Ray, American criminal; assassin of Martin Luther King Jr. (d. 1998)
1940 – Chuck Norris, American actor, producer, and martial artist
1971 – Jon Hamm, American actor and director




The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26


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