Yeah, so, weird times, huh?
2019: “I’m the worst year.”
2020: “Hold my beer.”
We’re all being safe here, and we’re all healthy. My mighty, mighty good man David always works from home, and my rad company issued a work from home order a few weeks before this went down. I’m super grateful for my job right now. They’ve been so amazing and supportive. They really look out for their employees. Honestly, I feel lucky.
But yeah, everything is weird. I’m worried, but I try to keep my worrying to a minimum. The last thing we need in this house is for me to start having anxiety attacks again. During the day I focus on work, and I really love what I’m working on. That helps. In the evening and on weekends, I’ve been distracting myself with baking, movies, and Animal Crossing. It’s working. Plus, I’m trapped in the house with my two favorite boys, my doggies, and cat. Could be worse.
We’ve been trying to support the local businesses that we love. You can order food for take-out, buy merch, or get gift cards. A lot of businesses are finding creative ways to stay in business. Help them out! Obviously, my list is super SF-centric, but my hope is it will give you ideas for your city.
The Good Hop – You can pop in and grab beer to go.
Ocean Ale House – One of our favorite spots in SF, Ocean Ale House is filling up growlers. They have food, too. They make David’s favorite burger in SF, and I love their market greens. And they usually have a delicious vegan soup, too.
Goat Hill Pizza – My favorite pizza in SF is still delivering, and they have their own delivery drivers.
Laughing Monk Brewery – Laughing Monk has tasty brews, and they’re always giving back to the community and donating to school fundraisers, etc. If you can, order some beer for pickup.
Faction Brewing – This Alameda brewery was turning into a regular weekend stop for us because they’re kid-friendly, have outdoor seating, and serve rad beer. They have bottles and cans for pickup.
Rosamunde – We were having dinner at Rosamunde every Friday before the pandemic. They have a wide selection of tasty sausages (including vegan options – duh). I also super love their baked beans.
Bird & Beckett – Instead of ordering a book on Amazon, I placed a copy of “Salt Water Flour Yeast” from Bird & Beckett, and I walked down the hill to pick it up.
Other random things we’re doing:
Zoom happy hours with my favorite people:
I’m still recording with Margo for Dorking Out and What a Creep. We’re having a really great time. For Dorking Out, we talked about “Tombstone” and “Sleeping with the Enemy.” Over at What a Creep, we talked about Jim Jones, the Houston Astros, and creeps in romantic comedies.
I hope y’all are healthy and being safe. Wash your hands. Keep your distance. Stay home.