Addendum to the Addendum

Well, look at that, once again the day has gotten away from me. At this point, rather than try to catch onto the back of the pack, it’s probably just better to let it come around and then hop back in on the next lap. But now that the days of the week are largely a construct I feel as though if I let even one go then my life will become fuzzier than a watercolor in the rain, so here we are.

Speaking of rain, this morning I headed out for a ride and received quite the soaking. Generally I won’t head out if it’s raining, but if it’s merely threatening to rain I will, because I don’t mind it too much as long as I’m already riding. This is complicated somewhat by the fact that I live in an apartment building, and I’m high enough up that I can’t always be sure if it’s raining or not when I look out the window, especially if it’s early morning. This sometimes results in my getting all geared up only to find it’s been raining steadily, so in that event I’ll just suck it up because I’m already committed. (Once you’re all Lycræd up you really can’t undo it all again without riding first, even if it’s crappy out. That would be like making yourself a cocktail after a long day and then pouring it down the drain just because you’re falling asleep in front of the TV. Sure you should just dump it and go to bed, but you finish it anyway, because it’s the principle of the thing–which is another way of saying that you have a drinking problem.)

In other news, given the endless cascade of sensationalist pandemic-related news stories we’re perpetually inundated with, I kind of feel scuzzy sharing one…but what the hell, here it is:

“Motorists and the public alike are reminded that while masks should be used in public settings to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they are not necessary outdoors when social distancing can be maintained, and especially not necessary when driving a vehicle with no additional occupants,” the department said in the post.

From what I’ve been seeing a lot of people are driving around alone while wearing masks. I don’t understand it, but I suppose it’s possible at least some of them are suffering from extreme flatulence.

Finally, speaking of drivers and the pandemic, social distancing in America has reached its logical endpoint with the suspension of driving tests:

Under a new executive order given by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, teenagers within the Peach State will no longer need to pass a formal driving test in order to secure a driver’s license. Instead they’ll just have to get the ‘A-okay’ from their parents. 

Like roughly 80 percent of news these days, this development is related to the COVID-19 pandemic

Wait a minute: so one of the states that’s actually reopening is suspending driving tests because they’re afraid of spreading COVID-19? Frankly, roads full of untested drivers sounds like a much bigger public health risk than the virus.

If they’re so worried then maybe the testers and the drivers could wear some kind of…oh, never mind.

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