Thursday, March 19, 2020

It's a Pandemic! So Let's Blog


There's nothing quite like a pandemic to knock you out of your self-indulgent comfort, to destroy all of your future plans (ah, museum closures = layoffs and no jobs), and to force you to restart a blog simply because you need somewhere to dump your brain before it explodes in your head.

Hi! I'm here ... I'm back ... I'm blogging again for my own sanity. You're welcome to join the ride. The class I'm teaching at City Tech moved online and I'm working from home for the New-York Historical Society. I will have plenty of free time because I'm not commuting. Sure, I'll be spending most of it grading, researching, writing, making art, and working out; but, there will be more time as we hunker down to ride out the pandemic that is ravaging our communities. No one is going out ... YOU SHOULDN'T BE GOING OUT! Events are being cancelled. And we're all stuck at home with no social contact. That means we need to connect with each other online, and goddamn it, that means I'm going to blog.

What a I going to write about? Everything: my move, my plans for the future, how I'm spending my time, etc. Perhaps I'll resurrect "Cooking with the Professor," or begin the series that I've wanted to do, "Tales from the Big Gold House." I'll figure it out as I go along. I always do.

Oh wait, you didn't know I moved? Yup. We planned a nice, easy move. We took the new apartment March 1 and planned to spend the month slowly moving. HA! Then the coronavirus hit NYC and BOY HOWDY! it's been a whirlwind of moving insanity. We originally scheduled our movers for March 27, then we moved them up to March 20 ... and then Mayor DeBlasio announced that he wants to have New Yorkers "shelter in place" (quarantine). Panic. We moved on Tuesday, March 17 and we've been rushing to be in our new place before the end of this week. We are 99.9% done with the move. Tonight we will be completely moved over and then we being our self-quarantine period of weeks or months. sigh ...

Anywho, yes, I'm back. Now, go wash your hands.

6 comments:

  1. Welcome back! Enjoy settling into your new place!

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    1. Thanks! I should know better than to announce that I'm no longer blogging. It never seems to be true. I like to write and hey, if folks read it GREAT. Hugs to you ... ok, elbow bumps ... no, no .... waves from 6 feet away.

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  2. Good to see you Franny :)

    Jane

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    1. Thanks! It's good to be back. I dunno, every time I say that I'm not blogging, I get the urge to blog. I guess I just like to write. :)

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  3. Wow, that was a rush move! Glad you got in before the shelter in place takes effect. I saw a picture of a deserted NYC fifth avenue today - seriously weird.

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    1. I can't believe how quiet it is here! It's really eerie. Staten Island is like it was when I was a kid: quiet, no cars around, everyone inside at a decent hour, etc. We're lucky we got in before lock down on Sunday!

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