CRZ is Christopher Robin Zimmerman

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29.6 13:20 
Listened to Herb Alpert - Rise Remix EP on Spotify
29.6 13:05 
Listened to Neon Indian - Toyota Man
29.6 12:56 
Listened to Sarmacja - Olimpijczyk
29.6 12:56 
Listened to Sarmacja - Olimpijczyk - The Orb's Oak Island Remix
29.6 12:19 
Listened to Plastik Boxes - Late Bloom on Spotify
29.6 11:55 Re-copied and pasted (thanks Ilona)

Copied and pasted - thank you

Chicken pox is a virus. Lots of people have had it, and probably don't think about it much once the initial illness has passed. But it stays in your body and lives there forever, and maybe when you're older, you have debilitatingly painful outbreaks of shingles. You don't just get over this virus in a few weeks, never to have another health effect. We know this because it's been around for years, and has been studied medically for years.

Herpes is also a virus. And once someone has it, it stays in your body and lives there forever, and anytime they get a little run down or stressed-out they're going to have an outbreak. Maybe every time you have a big event coming up (school pictures, job interview, big date) you're going to get a cold sore. For the rest of your life. You don't just get over it in a few weeks. We know this because it's been around for years, and been studied medically for years.

HIV is a virus. It attacks the immune system, and makes the carrier far more vulnerable to other illnesses. It has a list of symptoms and negative health impacts that goes on and on. It was decades before viable treatments were developed that allowed people to live with a reasonable quality of life. Once you have it, it lives in your body forever and there is no cure. Over time, that takes a toll on the body, putting people living with HIV at greater risk for health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, diabetes, bone disease, liver disease, cognitive disorders, and some types of cancer. We know this because it has been around for years, and had been studied medically for years.

Now with COVID-19, we have a novel virus that spreads rapidly and easily. The full spectrum of symptoms and health effects is only just beginning to be cataloged, much less understood.
So far the symptoms may include:
Acute respiratory distress
Lung damage (potentially permanent)
Loss of taste (a neurological symptom)
Sore throat
Difficulty breathing
Mental confusion
Nausea or vomiting
Loss of appetite
Strokes have also been reported in some people who have COVID-19 (even in the relatively young)
Swollen eyes
Blood clots
Liver damage
Kidney damage
COVID toes (weird, right?)

People testing positive for COVID-19 have been documented to be sick even after 60 days. Many people are sick for weeks, get better, and then experience a rapid and sudden flare up and get sick all over again. A man in Seattle was hospitalized for 62 days, and while well enough to be released, still has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Not to mention a $1.1 million medical bill.

Then there is MIS-C. Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children is a condition where different body parts can become inflamed, including the heart, lungs, kidneys, brain, skin, eyes, or gastrointestinal organs. Children with MIS-C may have a fever and various symptoms, including abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, neck pain, rash, bloodshot eyes, or feeling extra tired. While rare, it has caused deaths.

This disease has not been around for years. It has basically been 6 months. No one knows yet the long-term health effects, or how it may present itself years down the road for people who have been exposed. We literally *do not know* what we do not know.

For those in our society who suggest that people being cautious are cowards, for people who refuse to take even the simplest of precautions to protect themselves and those around them, I want to ask, without hyperbole and in all sincerity:
How dare you?

How dare you risk the lives of others so cavalierly. How dare you decide for others that they should welcome exposure as "getting it over with", when literally no one knows who will be the lucky "mild symptoms" case, and who may fall ill and die. Because while we know that some people are more susceptible to suffering a more serious case, we also know that 20 and 30 year olds have died, marathon runners and fitness nuts have died, children and infants have died.

How dare you behave as though you know more than medical experts, when those same experts acknowledge that there is so much we don't yet know, but with what we DO know, are smart enough to be scared of how easily this is spread, and recommend baseline precautions such as:
Frequent hand-washing
Physical distancing
Reduced social/public contact or interaction
Mask wearing
Covering your cough or sneeze
Avoiding touching your face
Sanitizing frequently touched surfaces

The more things we can all do to mitigate our risk of exposure, the better off we all are, in my opinion. Not only does it flatten the curve and allow health care providers to maintain levels of service that aren't immediately and catastrophically overwhelmed; it also reduces unnecessary suffering and deaths, and buys time for the scientific community to study the virus in order to come to a more full understanding of the breadth of its impacts in both the short and long term.

I reject the notion that it's "just a virus" and we'll all get it eventually. What a careless, lazy, heartless stance.
29.6 11:40 Velvet Moon
29.6 11:28 There are a lot of problems we can't solve in 2020 but I'd like to think we could finally get people to stop saying "backslash" when that isn't what that character in the URL is
29.6 09:51 Spotify just played a Pampers ad at twice the volume of the music it had been playing and why would it even serve up a Pampers ad anyway hashtag happymonday
29.6 09:41 
Listened to Spotify playlist "Discover Weekly"
29.6 09:32 
Listened to Perry Farrell - Let's All Pray For This World - Maceo Plex Glitchy Remix
29.6 09:29 
Listened to Perry Farrell - Let's All Pray For This World - Maceo Plex Electro Radio Edit Remix
29.6 09:23 
Listened to Perry Farrell - Let's All Pray For This World - Maceo Plex Electro Remix
29.6 00:29 Video
29.6 00:25 
Listened to Depeche Mode - The Sun and the Rainfall - 2006 Remaster
28.6 15:02 
"Man it's a hot one..." RT @tapemachines: what's a song that's pleasant and about 38 seconds long? that should be the national anthem so i stop having to waste multiple minutes of my life on it every time i watch a sport
28.6 10:49 RT @DJDanielson: But really, @ShawnMichaels should have never changed this look.

(replies linking to the godawful Wrestlerock Rumble will be blocked and reported).
28.6 10:22 Me this morning (stolen from Randy)
28.6 08:43 Lucky 13 (Friendiversary with Aaron)
27.6 13:38 
It's hot as balls but my new favourite shirt (and an order of clearance NASCAR caps) was in the PO Box so I walked a mile in my shoes thinking about how to do a better job of walking a mile in others'...
27.6 13:36 
Summer NASCAR hats and special shirt that fights racism - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
27.6 13:01 
Facebook is pretty cruel for serving me up 7-Eleven ads when the nearest one is in Madison yet I still wanna know this guy's secrets
27.6 00:52 
@DublDownDrew I think Joe Pera beat you to that conclusion (it eventually gets there)
27.6 00:08 I ate an entire bag of Kettle Chips, but then I also had a kale salad....what I'm saying is I've earned this second Sugar Free Rockstar and Kirkland American Vodka RT @thebigpeezy: I literally ate Cheetos for dinner. Totally normal levels of depression.
26.6 20:43 
So they bumped the Styles/Gulak match, right? #SmackDownCOVID
26.6 17:48 
 Oh man too hot for walking around with a giant (oversized, really) box of Dollar Bin selections - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
26.6 17:27 
 Oh man too hot for walking around with a giant (oversized, really) box of Dollar Bin selections - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
26.6 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 19.12 ▼0.41 (Range: 19.02 - 19.75)
26.6 14:48 Half liter bottle of Diet Dr Pepper
26.6 14:23 
My council member makes his case for the current draft of the Charter Amendment seeking to transform the MPD into a Department of Public Safety. If you'd like to provide some feedback to the City, click over to .
26.6 13:52 
I think this link is more direct than the one retweeted here, but either way, get over there: RT @mplsclerk: You can submit your comments on the proposal using the public comment submission form online at:
26.6 13:50 
And I hope you do! RT @mplsclerk: You can submit your comments on the proposal using the public comment submission form online at:
26.6 13:23 Video
26.6 11:26 
A gut punch from Stockard Coffee/Sherwood/Somerset/Beyer-land: yesterday morning her family posted that Minda Saxton (who you might also know as Minda Saxton and/or Minda Saxton-Smith) suddenly passed away on Tuesday. Here's where we ended up on Mrs. Hill's class photo collage in fourth grade. We did the online friend thing on MySpace before Facebook and she made every reunion (and a couple memorable "night before the reunion" nights as well). Rest in peace and rest in power, Minda.
26.6 10:58 
Listened to Heckadecimal - Critters on Bandcamp
26.6 10:56 Finally received an unfriend for disagreeing with a Christ-y guy too many times about the police - how's YOUR weekend looking
26.6 09:50 
I skipped a week somehow - here's this year's Father's Day issue
26.6 09:41 
If you remember the Great Depression - which was, like, a little over 90 years ago - Closer Weekly is for YOU!
25.6 19:11  Take out - Kings Place (Hastings, MN)
25.6 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 19.53 ▼0.21 (Range: 19.44 - 20.05)
25.6 13:59  Gonna go tubing...well, it was nice knowing you - Welch Mill Canoeing, Tubing, & Kayaking (Welch, MN)
25.6 11:44 
  Completing the Reverend Zim outfit - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
25.6 11:16   Surprise soda sale! Gonna try to get all the stuff they always run out of - Cub Foods (Saint Paul, MN)
24.6 21:57 "We need time," said Kroll, adding, "everybody's got to take a breath."
24.6 17:28 
  Sass LP and !!! 7" - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
24.6 17:26 
MAN I AM EXCITED to finally own a Sass vinyl LP!
24.6 17:09 
 Kale not on sale - Fresh Thyme Farmers Market (Minneapolis, MN)
24.6 16:54 
  Sass LP and !!! 7" - US Post Office (Minneapolis, MN)
24.6 15:00 NLOK closing quote: 19.74 ▼0.74 (Range: 19.65 - 20.64)
24.6 14:36 Half liter bottle of Diet Dr Pepper
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