... I might as well just buy a month's subscription to World of Warcraft. I really enjoyed the return of Classic last fall, and maybe that would be a good escape right now. I've Minecrafted about all I can with Vanilla Minecraft. I've played all the chords I know on the guitar. I've got a list of electronics projects to work on, but I don't want to solder anything because I've got a weird cough that won't seem to go away. After two weeks, I don't think it's "The Big Cheese", and it could all be in my head, but here it is. Rock me like a hurricane. I should find or invent some project to do in Java so I can continue to learn, but I can't seem to concentrate. All my creativity is sapped due to ruminations and worry. I go for walks almost daily and I enjoy them, but so does everyone else. It's surprisingly hard to avoid people. I think we're all at home and going stir crazy. We all wave and try to avoid each other, but I think the thing we all need right now is a hug. I've always had a hard time sitting still and watching TV, or movies or episodes. Though, I've really been feeling like I want to watch The Guild again, which leads to my next point. Earlier this year (November, December, etc) I was noting how I've kinda become a hermit over the last several years. I stay at home, I hang out on IRC and a couple of forums and (other than work) that's the extent of my social interaction. Those have their benefits, but to quote an online friend of mine, I'm "quite socially starved". I made a pact with myself that in 2020 I would go out and be more social. I would put myself in potentially uncomfortable situations with other people and I would get over it, and I would meet people face to face and over time I would make new friends. If I did this long enough, I'd have all these cool people to hang out with and talk about neat stuff with and it'd be so rad. Maybe next year, I guess. Meanwhile, I've sure been doing a lot of pacing. Sorry, just a rant.