Static (where are we going?)

Very static for now. As in, not really going anywhere, and seeing very little change. Fuzzy last week, static this week. Could be the brainwaves in my head. Or is that radio waves? Is there a strange buzzing, or is that just my imagination? Or the dishwasher? Huh? Goodness, very little of this is making sense, so perhaps I’m simply slightly frozen… (Warning: Like an annoying series on Netflix, this post may irritate and explain nothing by the end, leaving a sense of frustration and/or anticipation there’ll be another one along later to reveal what wasn’t revealed, then another, and another until the pandemic is over and I remember books are often a better bet than television…)

Slightly frozen

We continue to mope along through the latest (necessary) restrictions, dreaming of better days ahead. There is progress being made on many fronts – work, the pandemic, the pandemic at work, and so on. All is well, even if it feels like we’re not quite getting anywhere.

Where will this lead?!

If our horizons are somewhat limited for now, at least the horizon we see most days is soothing:

Not so bad

All in all, not so bad being static, if you let go and let it wash over you. I’ve been watching too many episodes of “Archive 81” the past week, an enjoyably nonsensical haunted house/spooky video diary/time travel/did we miss a genre/90s nostalgia entertainment offered on Netflix. Clearly, it has had an oversized influence on me and this post. Or has it? Who controls the narrative? And those voices? That buzzing? Oh, it is the dishwasher, at the end of cycle. Best go and empty it – I hear a voice saying it’s my turn…

Spooky clouds and mist (no, PlaidCamper, don’t be silly – it’s clouds and mist, that’s all!) But, but, the voices, the buzzing…(That’s enough! No more Netflix! Empty the dishwasher!)

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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I am a would be outdoorsman - that is if I had more time, skills and knowledge. When I can, I love being outdoors, just camping, hiking, snowboarding, xc skiing, snowshoeing, paddling a canoe or trying something new. What I lack in ability, I make up for in enthusiasm and having a go. I'd never really survive for long out there in the wild, but I enjoy pretending I could if I had to...

9 thoughts on “Static (where are we going?)”

    1. Same old, same old – but I get it, it’s still a pandemic…
      Not too sure it was the tsunami that caused the line break? I’d heard similar mutterings, but there wasn’t that much of a surge after the warnings. Maybe a desperate attempt to divert attention away from the barge?!

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  1. Yes, stasis can be cool (like those frosty conifer twigs) when we can kick back with control & let it “wash on over,” as you say (and as I see, perhaps, with an IPA at fireside). On the other hand, stasis sucks when we have to deal with a pandemic or with certain politicians who just will not go away. Anyhow, thanks for another fun one, Adam!

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    1. Thanks, Walt! I just like complaining… Maybe things will settle in three months or so. Or another three after that… In the meantime, and you’re quite right, there are new IPAs to discover and enjoy!
      Hope all is well with you!

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  2. As more of my football teams are losing, it was wonderful to take a break and laugh!! Loved the Archive 81 review and the fabulous photo of the soothing horizon!! Many days I wonder what is real after another week of hiding out from society and watching Netflix. Sorry to inform you that you will be watching multiple seasons trying to solve all the mysteries in the archives as Archive 81 is based on a podcast that is currently on its third season. Dan is already a favorite and (even if you won’t admit it) I’m already waiting to see what happens with him in the second season. At this point in my sports weekend, I would rather ramble on for hours about Archive 81 over football, but if the Buffalo Bills win later my attitude will drastically change!!

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    1. Thank you! I need the soothing horizons…
      Actually, I really enjoyed Archive 81, it was a lot of fun, and a second season would be very welcome! As for the current football season, the sooner it is over, the better. I fear relegation is all too likely.
      I hope you have a great week!

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  3. Your Archive 81 style of writing had me smiling as I read, pc. We get through these pandemic ups and downs, and humor helps a lot. I liked the photo of the red bridge leading to nowhere and the caption. Also great to see the spectacular PNW.

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    1. Ha, yes, the ups and downs… we had a set back within our little dept today, with a couple of positive tests coming back, but fortunately, all concerned are doing fine, vaccinations up to date, and no other close contacts appear to be infected. It’s day by day, but more ups and downs, and we find humour of a sort in all the noise and nonsense.
      Thanks, Jet!

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