The Ovation Fan Club
The Ovation Fan Club
Forum Search | Statistics | User Listing Forums | Calendars | Albums | Language
Your are viewing as a Guest. ( logon | register )

Random quote: "Jazz... isn't that just a series of mistakes disguised as musical composition?” - David St. Hubbins of Spinal Tap



Jump to page : 123
Now viewing page 3 [25 messages per page]
COVID-19 Virus....

View previous thread :: View next thread
   Members Forums -> General PostingMessage format
 
cruster
Posted 2020-05-24 9:43 AM (#552153 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
May 2004
Posts: 2847

Location: Midland, MI
There are days I'm tempted to retire early by choice. But, my five year plan to retire to a 40' sailboat in the Caribbean always seems to be five years away. I am aligned to your sentiment on the Gubernatorial diktats. Funny how this (at least in Michiganistan) has moved from "flatten the curve to avoid overwhelming the health care system" to "we need to make sure nobody else ever gets infected". One of those two things is rational, one is impossible barring genocide.

I've actually transitioned from guitar to bass lately. Just took delivery of a Warwick Corvette fretless last week, bringing my bass collection to three. Having a blast (read: am incredibly frustrated) tuning up my ear. :S
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Love O Fair
Posted 2020-05-25 12:51 AM (#552156 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....



Joined:
February 2016
Posts: 1285

Location: What week?
My cousin got it. She lives far out rural in Colorado and hand't been into a populated area for several weeks before symptoms came on. Just a nagging cough, so they tested her when she went in for her annual woman thing, and sure enough, positive. Anyway, when I heard about it and called to check on her she was outside washing her car.. far, far from "sick". A doctor friend told me that many viruses behave like this one. Not all that uncommon. His analogy was that they are often like round pegs out looking for round holes. When it finds one, they go down hard. But when it finds an oval hole, not so bad. And the square hole people who get it never much notice the difference. Then he went on to mentions something about this one happening during an election year.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
seesquare
Posted 2020-05-25 11:43 AM (#552158 - in reply to #552156)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
November 2002
Posts: 3217

Location: Pacific Northwest Inland Empire
Hmmmmmmm................."Wag The Dog"? Except, there is some scientific evidence for this scenario, anyway. Severity remains regional, & conjectural.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Beal
Posted 2020-05-25 12:04 PM (#552159 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....



Joined:
January 2002
Posts: 14045

Location: 6 String Ranch
on the other hand there are some pluses..........no more school busses clogging afternoon traffic and no more beggars at every stop light
Top of the page Bottom of the page
cruster
Posted 2020-05-25 1:13 PM (#552160 - in reply to #552159)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
May 2004
Posts: 2847

Location: Midland, MI
Beal - 2020-05-25 1:04 PM

on the other hand there are some pluses..........no more school busses clogging afternoon traffic and no more beggars at every stop light


And taking the motorcycle out has involved drastically fewer near-death experiences with texting automobile drivers. So, there's that. I like your "always a silver lining" thinking!
Top of the page Bottom of the page
elginacres
Posted 2020-05-25 2:02 PM (#552163 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
July 2005
Posts: 1479

Location: Colorado
In the Denver area, things have been screwed down pretty tight - but are gradually opening up now. StephenT's band is playing its first real gig in a while next weekend. As an HR director by day - on the hiring end of things....all is online...but security fingerprinting has been a challenge. Playing wise - probably done more studio type work these past two months than I have done since the 80s. The necessity the mother of invention stuff. When it calls for it - I still use the round backs, one made in the 70s, one made about the re-opening, and one in the dreaded Fender years. Since it is Memorial Day - I have been thinking about getting Patriot or one of the Flag Guitars, just because. Hmm, time to search Reverb, the 'bay, and Craig's list.

Edited by elginacres 2020-05-25 2:06 PM
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mark in Boise
Posted 2020-05-26 8:22 PM (#552168 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 12692

Location: Boise, Idaho
I was in Denver briefly last week. Flew in (strangest flight ever), picked up a car and drove back. Also the strangest car-buying experience ever. No problem with social distancing because no one was around. The salesman wore a mask and gloves, we signed the papers with different sanitized pens and he stood outside while he explained the car's features. At least we had 700 miles to figure it out.
I wish I'd have thought about playing the Patriot on Memorial Day. Today will have to do. The 4 siblings and I just finished a Facebook Messenger chat with Dad for his 93rd birthday. Strange. We were the last ones to figure out how to get on. His independent living center was nice enough to set him up with a camera. He needs to quit giving them so much crap about being in quarantine. They've had 4 positive cases in the building and he bitches about their authority to impose a quarantine.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
FlySig
Posted 2020-06-01 2:53 PM (#552202 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....



Joined:
October 2005
Posts: 3877

Location: Utah
Funny coincidence, we just returned from Denver picking up a new car. No other customers in the showroom that we saw, and all the staff were wearing masks inside. Colorado is still pretty locked down, much more so than Utah where things are pretty much normal except more space between restaurant tables.

Dunno why Denver is selling so many cars to out-of-staters. Must be they are the only ones willing to come down below MSRP. They couldn't have made it easier for us to buy from them.

Now we're waiting on delivery of a guitar cabinet (with built in humidifier), but due to Covid restrictions at the time of shipment, the delivery service won't bring it inside. We have to hire an independent moving company to haul it up the stairs.

Covid has made it a strange world.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
alpep
Posted 2020-06-01 8:59 PM (#552206 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
December 2001
Posts: 10451

Location: NJ
jersey is slowly starting to reopen....it will still be a while
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Old Man Arthur
Posted 2020-06-01 11:52 PM (#552208 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....



Joined:
September 2006
Posts: 10514

Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
I did go out to play guitar today at Whole Foods today, for an hour or so.
I sat off to the side of where the people were lined-up on the markers 6ft apart.
It was a sunny day and I got to go out an enjoy it for a little while.

Meanwhile... I am expecting a sudden increase in the number of Covid-19 in about ten days.

(Marchers heading downtown around 6PM today)
Top of the page Bottom of the page
nerdydave
Posted 2020-06-02 12:37 AM (#552209 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
August 2011
Posts: 780

Location: Always beautiful canyon country of Utah
I think that is the place where I was privileged to busk with you a few years ago??? Think you might be right about the Covid thing.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Standingovation
Posted 2020-06-02 6:41 AM (#552210 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....



Joined:
June 2002
Posts: 5999

Location: Phoenix AZ
COVID is over. Didn't achieve the desired result so they've moved on to the next big thing ...
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Mark in Boise
Posted 2020-06-02 10:08 AM (#552211 - in reply to #551572)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....


Joined:
March 2005
Posts: 12692

Location: Boise, Idaho
When we were bringing the new car back from Denver, we needed to make a quick stop after the long open stretch from Utah up to Idaho. We pulled over in a little town in central Idaho. Both McDonalds and Burger King were under construction, so we stopped at a Maverick. Lots of people without masks, acting like they didn't know about COVID. I parked with an empty spot on both sides and when we came out people had squeezed in on both sides. COVID has decreased significantly in most of Idaho, but increased dramatically in the small towns like the one we stopped in.
Of course, when I washed the car it had a ding on the left side.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Old Man Arthur
Posted 2020-06-02 6:22 PM (#552213 - in reply to #552210)
Subject: Re: COVID-19 Virus....



Joined:
September 2006
Posts: 10514

Location: Keepin' It Weird in Portland, OR
Standingovation - 2020-06-02 4:41 AM

COVID is over. Didn't achieve the desired result so they've moved on to the next big thing ...

The Dead are Real.

Just because the media found a new headline does not mean the Pandemic is over.
We still have US Soldiers dying in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan.
Just because it ain't in the top of News Cycle does not mean it isn't happening.

Everyone Stay Safe.
Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1 2 3
Now viewing page 3 [25 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread

This message board and website is not sponsored or affiliated with Ovation® Guitars in any way.
Registered to: The Ovation Fanclub™ Copyright (c) 2001
free counters
(Delete all cookies set by this site)