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Proper Gander

Owl whisperer and secret agent
Feb 15, 2015
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South Yarra
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That is bizarre.
It’s real 28 days later sh*t out there atm.

I’m finding it pretty hard actually. It was easier to cope the first time round - there was at least a sense of drama or something, historic level crisis, everyone pulling together like in the blitz etc. Now I’m over it, but that doesn’t even matter. It feels as though I’m going to be sitting on the porch in the rain drinking a beer looking at nothing forever.
 

Jamurp

Club Legend
Apr 26, 2011
2,318
3,626
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It’s real 28 days later sh*t out there atm.

I’m finding it pretty hard actually. It was easier to cope the first time round - there was at least a sense of drama or something, historic level crisis, everyone pulling together like in the blitz etc. Now I’m over it, but that doesn’t even matter. It feels as though I’m going to be sitting on the porch in the rain drinking a beer looking at nothing forever.
Definitely struggling more this time around, finding it harder to wind down after the working week with the restrictions on what you can do with your time off, and it's just leading me to feeling mentally cooked.

Hope everyone here is coping okay though, we'll get through this.
 

Tulip

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May 3, 2009
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Definitely struggling more this time around, finding it harder to wind down after the working week with the restrictions on what you can do with your time off, and it's just leading me to feeling mentally cooked.

Hope everyone here is coping okay though, we'll get through this.
Same mate. Was looking forward to the weekend after a sh*t work week and woke up this morning to do...what?
 

LeverPuller

BigFooty Tanker
Jun 23, 2011
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Q49, Olympic Stand
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It’s pretty shithouse. I know it’s not the same, but I had about a three week window where I could have visited and that window coincided with it being mental at work. First chance I had would have been the weekend after the craziness finished which was the first weekend NSW shut the border. Haven’t seen my immediate family since March, and that looks like being indefinite.

Feel for you all bigtime.
 

Tulip

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May 3, 2009
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It’s pretty shithouse. I know it’s not the same, but I had about a three week window where I could have visited and that window coincided with it being mental at work. First chance I had would have been the weekend after the craziness finished which was the first weekend NSW shut the border. Haven’t seen my immediate family since March, and that looks like being indefinite.

Feel for you all bigtime.
Yeah the family part is bloody hard. There's no substitute to socialising. Had three successive Zoom calls last night with the gf's family, then two groups of friends and came out of it feeling more drained than anything else. I'm an account manager, so gonna spend the rest of the day working before the Dees game to try get my week in order so I can at least semi relax during the week.
 

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Tulip

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May 3, 2009
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How's everyone doing now that we're about 2/3 of the way through?

Being down to 70 feels like light at the end of the tunnel. Hardest part right now is the curfew. I'm a night time walker/runner and being cooped indoors is not good for MH.
 

LeverPuller

BigFooty Tanker
Jun 23, 2011
31,703
35,157
Q49, Olympic Stand
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How's everyone doing now that we're about 2/3 of the way through?

Being down to 70 feels like light at the end of the tunnel. Hardest part right now is the curfew. I'm a night time walker/runner and being cooped indoors is not good for MH.
Still the strange double vibe up here. Canberra is virtually normal - bigger stuff isn’t happening sure but most venues are open etc.

But the weird part is not going anywhere. For a town that is very transient, the population, workforce and around it has suddenly become very static. The circus of Parliament isn’t bringing in the staff or the lobbyists; the APS isn’t anywhere near as mobile.

Biggest struggle here is being unable to even plan to see family. There is no sign of a lift of the border closure; I have started planning for Christmas with friends up here which is incredibly depressing.
 

schmuttt

Brownlow Medallist
Apr 12, 2014
22,090
35,099
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How's everyone doing now that we're about 2/3 of the way through?

Being down to 70 feels like light at the end of the tunnel. Hardest part right now is the curfew. I'm a night time walker/runner and being cooped indoors is not good for MH.
I'm regional so somewhat less restrictions but geez I can't wait to catch up with friends again. At worst should be able to do that end of September (I hope!).
 

Jamurp

Club Legend
Apr 26, 2011
2,318
3,626
AFL Club
Melbourne
Definitely missing my family and friends, I’ve found I’m not as relaxed after the weekends, feels like the working week just leads straight into the next (although lucky I am still working I guess).

Will be very happy when restrictions are eased, been a rough few months in particular (and year for that matter).

Hope everyone is well out there during this time!
 

Crimson Azure

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Jul 16, 2007
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Mariana Trench
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Lamb on the spit
The curfew is a bit non-sensical to me too.
my old man keeps repeating this quote to me in regards to some of the restrictions And us basically living in a police state.

We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it.” ― George Orwell, 1984

sometimes I imagine the CMO and Dans posse sitting around laughing and say, ‘I wonder how far we can get the plebs to go before the burn the state down?’

watching the Tour de France, people everywhere, holding one of the worlds largest sporting events. Haven’t they had about 8-10k new cases in the last day or two?
 

jhong

Premiership Player
Apr 18, 2011
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Wonthaggi
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Melbourne
There are 2 statements that leave me fuming . The first is " If you can't stand the Heat in the kitchen , get out" usually by people who have never worked in a kitchen ever . The second is " i want this bloke in the trenches with me in a war" by people who have never been near a war . I have , i wouldn't wish it on anyone . Stop pretending a real war is anything remotely to do with a sporting contest.
 

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