ImSlower wrote:Dresden wrote:Sorry to hear that you contracted the virus. But glad to hear you're asymptomatic for the most part. Hopefully you won't have any other symptoms other than loss of smell....
Thanks, man. I am "lucky" in that I already am almost completely isolated, and have parents in the area who have been kind enough to drop off groceries outside the door. Doing laundry in my bathtub today was an experience I hope I don't have to suffer again.
I do have a bit of taste - I'd equate it to a very near-sighted person trying to drive without their prescription glasses. I can definitely taste the Gatorade, but only barely. Smell is all but gone. Absolutely bizarre. As I said, food and cooking have been extremely important to me - I've always enjoyed cooking, but have made myself some of the best meals I've ever come up with this year. Nothing wild, but it's nice to know I can generally make a meal as good or better than most takeout. I can't wait for that sense to come back. Hopefully in less than a week. Still no fever or respiratory symptoms, so I am blessed in that regard.Ccwatercraft wrote:I've heard many times how serious Australia was about addressing covid.
Happen to stumble across this link, not really familiar with the source, but what shocked me a bit was the pictures, mask compliance appears to be shockingly low. I haven't seen compliance that low here in Florida since maybe Mid March and we don't have a mandate. If I walked into a store and saw that many faces without masks I'd walk right back out.
They are behaving much like you yourself were behaving in March, when cases had not hit your region en masse. We have a lot of great Aussie posters here who could probably give their experiences in that country. I have a friend in Melbourne who said the shutdown was taken extremely seriously during their bad outbreak.
Yes, they are behaving in November the way I behaved 8 months ago which is very very odd, that's why the pictures caught me off guard, its weird to see so many without a mask, I haven't seen that in months especially in an article showing people in long lines buying shutdown provisions, its just out of place.
Side note on the Food Discussion, I'm the cook for 90% of our meals and during our shutdown and with my partial work from home situation I was extremely happy to have an opportunity to expand my cooking experiences, try new things and get creative, I've made some great stuff, got heavy into my instapot, picked up an air fryer, also bought a smoker (homemade pastrami is awesome) and i'm almost good enough with my stir fry that I could get hired on as a Hibachi chef as soon as I learn to twirl a spatula for tips, for about 4 months preparing a great meal was something I looked forward to, but the joy of cooking? gone.
As of about 3 weeks ago we've hit a bit of a wall where i'm running out of ideas and more importantly running out of enthusiasm for cooking, I just don't really care anymore. Last nights meal was Taco Bell takeout, ugh, which means I've about hit rock bottom on meal prep. I really need to get back on track but its not looking promising, we never ate out that often, maybe once a week before covid but now its about once every 6 weeks, and I used to eat lunch out at least 4 days a week from work now that's gone, I'm friggen sick of my kitchen.