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alota_cookin
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« Reply #210 on: June 01, 2020, 10:05:48 PM »

Hi all! Iím checking in from good olí Michigan.
Itís been forever since I have been on here! I forgot how much I enjoyed this little family!
We are doing ok here. Since I work in a nursing facility, my kids have been doing school from home and everything in Michigan had been insanity...my days havenít been boring! Lol.
The past week or so I actually started writing again, just to de-stress some. I was super happy that I was able to log in to the forum since Iíve had no luck logging in to AC.
Iím glad to see that you all seem to be doing ok, for the most part! 🥰
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« Reply #211 on: June 01, 2020, 11:21:09 PM »

My favorite looting report was the woman who stole a whole cheesecake from the Cheesecake Factory and was walking down the street with it. I guess sheís my evil spirit animal lol

Haha!  If I were going to loot anything, cheesecake would be a good choice.
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« Reply #212 on: June 01, 2020, 11:26:44 PM »

Hey, welcome back, Kristal!  Long time no see!  Thanks for being an essential worker through all this.

Writing is a good way to de-stress.  I didn't write all weekend, I was so distracted by everything else that's been happening, but I finally forced myself to sit down and try tonight, and I feel so much better.  I know we need to pay attention to what's going on in the world, but it's nice to turn off the TV, close the social media apps, and just escape for a little while.

I hope you're able to get your AC account figured out.  There's been a lot of issues with the site the last couple of years because the platform it runs on is no longer being updated or maintained.
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« Reply #213 on: June 02, 2020, 02:46:21 AM »

Welcome back Kristal, good to see you are ok and that writing is helping you to de-stress Smiley

Julie, I saw on TV about the cheesecake, it even made it to our news lol.  I think if I was going to take something (not that I would of course), it would be something sweet Cheesy

It is nice to turn the TV and social media off and try and forget all the bad stuff that's going on in the world right now.  I've enjoyed reading and listening to music instead to escape it all.
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« Reply #214 on: June 02, 2020, 07:56:28 AM »

Hi Kristal! Welcome back! Sorry your having problems with the site. Like Julie said, we are working with a very old server and the spam attacks are slowly killing us.

Thanks for being an essential worker.

Last night in Buffalo someone drove a car over two Policemen. 😕  I woke up very anxious this morning, I think last night Trump finAlly sent me over the edge!
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« Reply #215 on: June 02, 2020, 08:16:22 AM »

Oh god, how awful!
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« Reply #216 on: June 02, 2020, 11:35:11 AM »

Hey Kristal! Welcome back. Glad to hear youíre doing well.

I have been writing a bit as well, just working on a fic with a couple friends for fun and writing random bits of it here and there. Itís a fun way to de-stress.

I saw that cheesecake thing too. Hilarious lmao
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« Reply #217 on: June 02, 2020, 01:12:06 PM »

Last night in Buffalo someone drove a car over two Policemen. 😕  I woke up very anxious this morning, I think last night Trump finAlly sent me over the edge!

Awful!  A white man was arrested for running his motorcycle into a crowd of protesters around here.  No one was killed, thankfully, but one woman was sent to the hospital.

There have also been several stores looted and vandalized, including a Family Dollar, of all places.  I don't condone looting, of course, but if you're going to loot, wouldn't you want to snag some expensive stuff, not crap from the dollar store? LOL
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« Reply #218 on: June 02, 2020, 02:16:13 PM »

Uh oh! I tried resetting the password but I never get the email...so maybe I’ll just have to make a new account or something. Lol
Thanks for all the welcome backs! I missed you gals!
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« Reply #219 on: June 03, 2020, 02:56:13 AM »

It figures, just when retailers start to open back up, everything is closing early because of all the rioting and looting going on.  I support the protests, but I hate to hear about more violence and vandalism... and also hate how those acts are being blamed on the Black Lives Matter movement when the actual protests against police brutality have been mostly peaceful and lawful.

It did make me laugh a little to see a report in our local news this morning that the local zoo was broken into last night, and someone released two donkeys, then returned them safely.  Of all the random things to do - free the donkeys? LOL WTF?  Glad no animals were harmed.

LMAO okay honestly the randomness of it makes me love whoever that person was.
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« Reply #220 on: June 03, 2020, 03:02:27 AM »

Wow welcome back! Thank you for what you're doing. Essential working is so stressful.

So far my Target had to close early Sunday/Monday. Tuesday though we went on as normal. I work on the opposite end of Vegas, up towards the mountains. So so far we're low risk in terms of a protest or looting happening nearby But protocol right now is if there's multiple protests in the city then we shut all the stores in the city down early. My team gets paid for the hours they were scheduled too even if we shut down early so, there's that. It sucks though cause I'm the closing front end leader so many of my cashiers are younger and they're just scared with all this happening.
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« Reply #221 on: June 15, 2020, 02:28:16 AM »

How's everyone doing?  I wasn't online much last week because I needed a break from it all, but I'm back now.  I see I didn't miss anything here.

I got my hair cut on Friday for the first time since all this started, which felt good.  Things are starting to feel more normal now that more stores and stuff are open, but at the same time, not really.  It's still weird.
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« Reply #222 on: June 15, 2020, 08:48:06 AM »

Sometimes you need a break Julie, taking time away from online stuff and news is good for you I think.

Over here non-essential shops are still closed, although garden centres, KFC and McDonalds drive through all re-opened again.  In England they re-opened today, but not sure when Wales and Scotland will open.  Hairdressers, restaurants and pubs won't open until at least July.  I trimmed my own hair as I was getting fed up of it.  Luckily as my hair is a frizzy mess, it doesn't really matter if it's wonky as you can't tell lol.

As we are now able to travel within five miles, it's been so good to be able to walk along the seafront again.  That's the one thing I really missed as I can see the sea from my house in the distance, but couldn't go there.

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« Reply #223 on: June 15, 2020, 09:09:56 AM »

Things here are starting to open. This week weíre entering phase three which means indoor dining and most businesses opening but with social distancing guidelines. Of course, people arenít following the rules. Our governor said that there have been thousands of places cited for not following social distancing and not wearing masks. Heís going to end up reversing some of these guidelines. People are so dumb. Now these people who have recovered from the virus and had been in the hospital for weeks on ventilators, are getting their hospital bills here with totals over a million dollars. Welcome to America.
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« Reply #224 on: June 15, 2020, 05:30:46 PM »

Steph, are people in the UK protesting how strict the guidelines are, or do they generally accept them?  It sounds like it's much stricter there than it ever has been here, and yet people in my area are constantly complaining about their rights being violated because they can't dine in at restaurants or shop without wearing a mask.  It's so ridiculous.  I get that, for most people, it's not fun to be cooped up, and wearing masks aren't comfortable, but it's a small price to pay to prevent people from getting sick.  Of course, the ones complaining are the same people who think COVID-19 is "no big deal" or a made-up liberal media hoax.  Is that happening in other countries too, or is that just a dumb American thing?
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