The Obligatory Blog About the Coronavirus

This isn't clickbait, it's just that there's nothing else to talk about.

(This blog is the English translation of this week’s primary blog, which was originally written in Spanish.)

What a strange week, huh?

There are strange things going on in the world right now and I feel kind of weird. This pandemic is no joke and I don’t think that what’s happening is funny, but, well, I’m not scared? I’m really not sure at all how I should feel. Coronavirus news is everywhere, with warnings about how to behave and lists of things necessary for survival, and my work has been so, so busy for weeks. The stock market affects my industry, so everyone was calling me every minute, because the market was dancing like a drunkard. I’ve been exhausted, no joke.

That said, the truth is, I still have trouble believing that all this is happening, you know? It doesn’t seem real to me, at least not totally. I go to work and go home day after day, and nothing seems different. I go to some restaurant, and people act like normal. They talk, eat, pay, and leave, As if it were any day. And then, I go to the supermarket, and there’s nothing on the shelves. All the toilet paper has been purchased and I can’t find eggs. What world is this?

I think part of the problem is that my life is changing in other ways. I got prescriptions recently, and the new hormones put me in a better mood. I felt a lot of anxiety and despair while waiting for the medications, and all that weight’s left me. How am I supposed to be afraid if I’m happy? I don’t know.

I’m not sure how I should feel these days. I hope everyone is well, and I wish this virus will go away very soon. Many people have lost their money, their health, and their lives, and I’m not trying to minimize the suffering of others just because I’m still fine. I hope the virus is contained and the world can return to normal, for me and for everyone.

However, I still don’t know how to accept everything that is happening in the world. I feel isolated and far from everything, like I’m watching a movie. Everyone is watching Netflix’s new hit show: The Covid Nineteen-alypse! Available for streaming in the line at a Walmart near you right now!

It seems strange to me to continue this project while a miniature apocalypse grows little by little, you know? Maybe we’ll die tomorrow, let’s talk about how much I loved the end of Bojack Horseman. Wow, I sure liked the first two books of the Riftwar Cycle, yes indeed, I hope I love the next one and that my parents don’t get sick! This world confuses me.

Anyway, let’s look at the numbers for the week. If I contract the virus, maybe this blog will have to change, but now, I’m going to keep going.

Tuesday 3/10

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 5% of Mago Aprendiz, ~70 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 1 episode of DSimphony, 1 episode of Arte Divierte, ~60 minutes Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Wednesday 3/11

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Mago Maestro, ~30 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 1 episode of DSimphony, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Thursday 3/12

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Mago Maestro, ~30 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 1 episode of DSimphony, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Friday 3/13

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 4% of Mago Maestro, ~60 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 1 episode of DSimphony, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Saturday 3/14

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Mago Maestro, ~30 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 3 episodes of DSimphony, 2 episodes of La Zona Cero, ~120 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Sunday 3/15

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of Mago Maestro, ~30 minutes
  • Writing: ~1000 words written, ~120 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes

Monday 3/16

  • Duolingo: 20 XP earned, ~0 minutes
  • Reading: 2% of El Espino de Plata, ~30 minutes
  • Watching/Listening: 1 episode of DSimphony, 1 episode of DuckTales, ~60 minutes
  • Speaking: reading out loud, ~30 minutes
  • Total Duolingo: 140 XP, 0 minutes
  • Total reading: 1/5 books read, 280 minutes
  • Total watching/listening: 10 YouTube episodes and 1 tv episode, 420 minutes
  • Total writing: 1000 words written, 120 minutes
  • Total speaking: reading out loud, 210 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 hours 40 minutes

A bit weak of a week, but I can’t complain. Work’s been extremely busy. I don’t know when that’ll change, so these figures may be the new normal, at least for a little while. A lot depends on the stock market, and I definitely have no control over that.

I finished Mago Maestro this week, which took too long, but I liked the book. I panicked when I couldn’t find the third book right away, but I did find it eventually. I’m going to have to track down as many books as I can because I’m not sure the entire series is available in Spanish. I’ve found the next two books, but after those I don’t know. To my annoyance, I found an ebook from the first four books and I could have bought all of them at once. It would have been less expensive, too. Oh well.

I’ve seen a lot of the same show this week. DSimphony is becoming more understandable to me the more I see it, but it’s still difficult. I’m watching the Luigi’s Mansion 3 series, a long and fun series, so I’m not complaining, but I do miss a bit of variety. I think I will try to see more things that are different next week.

I think I’m going to leave it at that. See you later, stay indoors and don’t touch your face. TTFN.

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