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Party of the Covid 19, Back to the Party

Updated on May 29, 2020
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Political Science, Philosophy, Business were majors and minors in undergrad. Post areas in Law, Security, Insurance and Theology.

Ready To Rumble Baby!!

Let's Git 'er done.
Let's Git 'er done. | Source

See You At Work, Whahoo!!

I read the numbers both here and there. I read the death stuff and the life stuff everywhere. I read about new cases and I read about new places. I stopped and prayed for a bit. I worry about those in the “it”. But I took my wife aside and said I wanted to join this ride. You see for years I have worked from home. No matter which way my heart did roam.

But now I sense a party going on, one in which I belong. I looked it up and I could see, many a job just right for me. A fast order cook could be done by the book. A gardener popped out I said with a shout, or maybe a tough driver of taxi.

I would put on my clothes of the day and grab lunch and kiss my bride away. I am off to the land of honest good labor oh what a day I shall long savor.

The world is on fire of good, no mistake no misunderstood. “Back to Work!!” they cry in the street. I want to join the party so neat. Young and old and in between the glint in their eye can now be seen. Fists pumped in the air without our long care. I will be first on the bus after good work I do lust.

But my revelry is shattered by old truths so battered. I am compromised and at risk, so stay at home oh tisk tisk. My wife looks at me and shakes here head, my job is good news to spread. Back to my cave and write I must do, oh how I’d rather work and party with you.

I Like To Party and I Like Edgy - Push the Envelope

Let's Get Orange

Happy days are here again.
Happy days are here again. | Source

Go Ahead Worry Wort and Sad Sack -- Happy Days

Don't Give Up Your Seat

Just you sit there and think about it, just you sit there and mull it over and just you think it through. I do not think I will think about it, I do not think I will mull it over and I for danged sure will not think it through. What the heck kind of party is there if we all sit around waiting for it? We have got to make it. Do not look to your right or look to your left. Just fun out the door and celebrate. Those who jump on this train early will get the best seats. Those who worry and hesitate will be in standing room only non-seats at the party.

Now we have spent less during this shutdown. I have a scheckle or two save up. I have my clothes ready and I will shower and shave. I will grab my mask and do what is asked. But I will go to stores and spend my money!! Yahoo, I will help give someone a job. Look at me all bright and sunny like a fresh penny.

Now we ate real careful and we spent real careful and we drove real careful and we did every darned thing real careful. We learned a lot about family and maybe not having so much and/or so much freedom. We hunkered and we bunkered down and we gave where we could. We never endangered another. But oh lady you need to watch out for my dancing elbows, happy days are here again.

Well la ti da! I went shopping. I go department store shopping rarely. I ventured out, my wife whipped me some cash. Vietnamese type slipper sandals. I go out for fancy food once in a while. I like the dude in the black coat and tie that lets you in and shows you to a fancy lady who shows you to a table. Let us say Maître De and hostess. Wait just one second – the store was Target. We pronounce it Targee’. I had the maître De and hostess. What!?

I saw the help wanted sign and got an application. Count me in on this new normal. I want to find my Zoot suit and boogy. A table for one or a table for two – we can show him in later.

The danged shelves were empty. No really they were not stocked. Somebody has to make the stuff, somebody has to package the stuff, somebody has to ship the stuff and somebody has to stock the stuff and then that cute gal gets to sell the stuff and that cool one gets to check out the stuff. Uh Oh I smell a thriving economy.

This morning on my predawn walk I saw too many cars on the road. I heard big old trucks on the main road. It put a damper on my morning chill pill. And then I skipped a beat. My city was coming alive again. My neighbor would go back to work.

Lifeboat Party Time

Looking Up!

Let the pets out.
Let the pets out. | Source

End of An Era

We know of some who perished. My wife has no “old” job to return to. I did time in “isolation”. We quarantined and then stayed safe at home. We volunteered. We bit the bullet. But never once have we said that we did it because of a law or order.

We are plotting for my wife’s new job with new opportunities after 13 years at the same employer. My son’s home and Zoom schooling has gone very well. I am starting to lose weight instead of gain it :-) Perhaps we are comfortable right now. Well it is high time we get out there and get uncomfortable again.

See you around.

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    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      12 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Abby. I like to dabble in the rhyme I suppose. I assume my prize with be E for effort :-)

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      Abby Slutsky 

      12 months ago from America

      I like your optomism in this article. (And your little bit of poetry too.)

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thanks Denise for your comment. We will need to be deciding for our 4th grader real soon. Hmmm.

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      Denise McGill 

      14 months ago from Fresno CA

      The time is coming soon but I hope not too soon. My husband is at risk too and we just don't need to be reckless after all this waiting. I'm still waiting.

      Blessings,

      Denise

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Dora take me with you. I gave a short prayer wishing you great joy and abundance of heart. Too often I just pray "get well" instead of "get great".

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      Dora Weithers 

      14 months ago from The Caribbean

      Your first picture reminds me that I'm going to the beach today--first time since COVID. New normal, alright. You show us there's still something left to appreciate.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      That is a very interesting point Nithya.

      Maybe we do the old fun balloon candle blow out. We can make some changes if we focus on the positive.

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      Nithya Venkat 

      14 months ago from Dubai

      We have to go back to the new normal and get going. I look forward to going out, enjoying with family and friends, celebrating birthdays together, blowing out candles on a cake! Those were good times, but now I wonder if we will have a piece of cake of someone blew on it!

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill, on the flip side I remind myself that I never have seen a situation that I could not make worse. Choice is mine.

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      William Kovacic 

      14 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I really like how you can make a supposed bad situation seem not so bad. I loved reading this, Buddy.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      14 months ago from Sunny Florida

      I am not sure what normal is around here, but if you want to party I will come right over. I would like to have some fun with you and your smart sone. This was a fun read, Eric.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Clive I put the hammer down here. My son was telling me how to destroy Zombies --- I said NO. I have never met a zombie that I did not like.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Jack the first thing that hit me was the person who filmed it. May they rot in their shoes as they filmed for social media and did nothing. That is nearly as sick as....

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      Clive Williams 

      14 months ago from Jamaica

      Eric you are not going anywhere. I am writing a letter now to DT telling him to close down USA as Zombies are now on the way.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Devika I always respect your opinion but what is this about? What is corrupt?

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you Liz. You are supportive. I enjoy that you comment on my stuff. We shall continue.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Linda a buddy called me and asked if I was going to do normal now, and he thought he was so funny the laughter was infectious.

      I am so glad to hear of your reunion. I can just imagine how happy you two are.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Oh Mary -- Me Too! I have just loved the quiet and the time with family. Maybe that is hard for some folk to understand. But I refuse to rise in the morning and be bummed out.

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      Jack Lee 

      14 months ago from Yorktown NY

      With regard to the police killing in Minneapolis, and the riots, I just can't understand what the other police officers standing around...

      Why didn't they do something to stop him? Apparently, it is reported this cop has a long history of incidents.

      The old adage - The only thing for evil to thrive is for good people to stay silent...

      As for the riots, there is no excuse for this kind of behavior. We need the national guards out there to protect the innocent among us.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      We pause Manatita and give a thought to the people in your line of work that gave their all.

      When WWII ended they did not mourn in the streets, they celebrated. Love requires no less. You are here, I celebrate that.

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      Devika Primić 

      14 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Eric this is corrupt and not what I would comment on glad you shared your lovely photo

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      Liz Westwood 

      14 months ago from UK

      I have read your interesting take on these strange times with great interest.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Ruby I refuse to let that unrest unrest me. I have no clue. A man killing another man is so wrong. A man killing another man on purpose because of that is just heinous.

      I can only pray my prayer for such things. "God if it is your will let peace rain there."

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      Linda Lum 

      14 months ago from Washington State, USA

      Eric, I don't know what normal is anymore. (Actually, did I ever DO normal?) Missing my younger one and will finally get a chance to see her tomorrow. It's been 3 1/2 months. Talk about a happy dance.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Bill I love my dirt. Why is it that when I wear gloves I still get that blessed life and love giving soil "undermynails"?

      I am comitted to get my home garden more productive. I will not forget how that helped to feed my family.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Jack, like you, I am blessed with two minds, analysis of data and logical conclusion thereof. I am no prophet but I believe that in America when there is a void it gets filled. New housing starting up, home prices on the rise again and yes oil looking better.

      Some people do not really get it that cars on the road means consumption and consumption means jobs.

      Let us pay close attention to our environment and move with caution in ways this whole thing can make it better.

    • Ericdierker profile imageAUTHOR

      Eric Dierker 

      14 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I was amazed the morning. We have us morning walkers, but today it seemed like twice as many. //We will have to take to the streets -- that means we walk in the street to maintain social distance, a very courteous display as we have masks but prefer the implied 20 ft rule. It is cool cause we can yell howdy and smile// I will go unload a truck today for Saturday Distribution -- It will be cool to see the numbers dwindle.

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      Mary Norton 

      14 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      It's a great feeling to gain back some "normalcy" even though guarded a bit. I was happy with the lockdown as I enjoyed driving on empty streets. Now, the hustle is back but it's time.

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      manatita44 

      14 months ago from london

      Lovely! You make it sound like the 'chaos' is over and the party is in full swing. Let me come on board, Bro. In a timely manner to, like this:

      "Those who jump on this train early will get the best seats.' - Eric Dieker

      You are so poetic in the first half, that I could hear you rapping, Bro, extolling the glories of Love. Awesome!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Move over, I'm ' gonna get on that train. It's time we moved. Stand tall for the black man who was murdered by a policeman's knee on his neck.

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      Bill Holland 

      14 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Get off that lazy butt and go make something happen, buddy! Bev's been at it, supporting us all, for two weeks now. lol

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      Jack Lee 

      14 months ago from Yorktown NY

      Totally agree, lets celebrate end of quarantine, and celebrate life.

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