|Sugar Glider at San Diego Zoo Safari Park (Taken 10.10.2020)|
I have been cranky all week. Lady problems can be partially attributed, but like everyone, I'm going a little stir-crazy, politics are out of control, and my sleep patterns have been more terrible than usual. I'm also experiencing major anxiety because our management company determined that they need to replace our entire bathtub and interior, so they're telling us it will be a three day job but the faucet and shower earlier this year and the toilet a couple years ago were double that time on their own. We've got access to the empty apartment below us, but with Nova in virtual school and the pets discomfort anytime someone is in the house, let alone worrying that our plumbers will wear masks while doing the job is just stressing me out. Hopefully next week I can say that I was overreacting and it will all be just fine.
I finally finished reading Hieroglyphics by Jill McCorkle and am looking forward to reading more of her books while I hide under a rock through election day. I also watched a 2014 movie called The Road Within via the Hoopla app, which is available with a Chula Vista Library Card. It's about three troubled young adults- one with Tourrette's, one with extreme OCD and other anxiety disorders, and Zoe Kravitz plays a woman suffering from anorexia, who find themselves escaping their treatment facility on a roadtrip of self-discovery and overcoming their obstacles. It's intense, but I really enjoyed it, once I got past that always awkward feeling of actors portraying different issues or disabilities that they don't actually have IRL. We attempted to watch Hubie Halloween but didn't make it past 8 minutes because Adam Sandler's bumbling-idiot character is so tired and insulting.
Last night I read on Instagram that a woman whom I only came to know through her San Diego Zoo and Safari Park photos passed away suddenly and it really hit me. Granted, she was 75 years old, but one day she's posting pictures of the lions and two days later her pages are full of RIP messages. It's making me think hard about how I share my life and how I'd be remembered by whatever my last post was, either here or on socials, and I guess in that sense, I appreciate the reminder how quickly it can all go away. Today I felt we should honor her with a trip to San Diego Zoo Safari Park and it was soooo crowded. Like, pre-pandemic summer Saturday crowded. It's nice to see so many families taking up the free kids days in October, but we'll probably hold off on more weekend visits until next month. Those pics are at the end of this post.
Lastly, I promised a music post, but to be honest, each event probably warrants its own post. At least their publicists think so. So I provided links and if I find the time, I'll do individual posts for the big ones, but if not, you can dig for info with the links provided. All after the jump.
- MUSIC NEWS:
- Maynard James Keenan on recovering from COVID-19, new Puscifer music and anti-maskers - azcentral (10.9.2020)
Q: It does seem like we're just more polarized than ever now. People even turn whether or not to wear a mask into reasons to hate each other.
A: Yeah, that's ridiculous. It's just an absurdity. We wear seatbelts. We don't smoke in trains, planes or taxis anymore, or even restaurants. There's reasons for those things. I don't know. I feel like there's this twist on the idea of personal freedom where somehow freedom is you being able to walk into anybody's house and take a dump on their meal or shout ugly things at their grandma. That's not what freedom is. Freedom is the ability to pursue your lifestyle, pursue what you want to do for your family, for your future, what education you want to get. And with that freedom comes a responsibility to look out for yourself, for your neighbor, for your family, for everybody. So there are some compromises that come along with freedom. I'm not sure why that's so difficult to grasp.
- UPCOMING LIVESTREAMS:
- Sunday, October 11: Downs Family (FREE on Bar Pink Twitch)
- Monday, October 12: The Firefly Jazz Quartet (FREE on Casbah Twitch)
- Wednesday, October 14: Steve Poltz "Quarantine Blues" Live From Poway Center for Performing Arts (BUY TICKETS)
- Thursday, October 15: Little Hurricane (BUY TICKETS)
- October 16-18: NIVA #SOSFEST (Subscribe/Set Reminders via YouTube)
- Saturday, October 17: Earthless (BUY TICKETS)
- Friday, October 23: PUP (BUY TICKETS)
- Saturday, October 24: Earthless (BUY TICKETS)
- Saturday, October 24: US Final of Red Bull Batalla de los Gallos (with San Diego artist, CHESTER)
- Monday, October 26: Warish (FREE on Casbah Twitch)
- Friday, October 30: Creepy Creeps Virtual Halloween Party (FREE on Casbah Twitch)
- California COVID-19 Stats:
- 4,170 New Cases/846,579 Total Cases (0.5% increase)
- 72 New Deaths/16,564 Total Deaths (0.4% increase)
- 2.6% 14-day test positivity rate
- State Guidance Documents:
- San Diego County Stats
- State Data:
- 357 New Cases/49,825 Total Cases
- 2 Deaths/821 Total Deaths
- 7.0 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/26, Assessed on 10/6. Unadjusted Case Rate Using Linear Adjustment)
- 3.5% Test Positivity (Based on week ending 9/19, Assessed on 9/29)
- County Data:
- San Diego County COVID-19 Update – 10-10-2020 - County News Center
- 320 New Cases/50,143 Total Cases
- 4 New Daily Deaths/825 Total Deaths
- 3% Daily Test Positivity/3.2% (7-day avg after 7-day lag)/2.8% Test Positivity (14-day average)
- 6.5 cases/100k population (Based on week ending 9/26, Assessed on 10/6. County is reporting unadjusted case rate per 100,000 excluding prisons)
- Case Investigation is 93%
- 4 New/38 Community Outbreaks (7-day)
- SDSU COVID-19:
- 410 on-campus | 760 non-residential (13 visitors) | 1,170 Total
- Of the 5 confirmed cases added to the total case count on Oct. 10, 3 are new cases. The remaining 2 cases were previously reported to the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA), but only recently identified, through continued cross-referencing between San Diego State University and HHSA, as having an SDSU-affiliation.
- Check other stats: UCSD COVID-19, USD COVID-19, CSU San Marcos, PLNU