Birthday Eclairs and Dog Volleyball – What I Learned Today – Monday, December 7

Mrs. C’s birthday was yesterday. We celebrated it alone because we’re not fucking idiots who think that gatherings are a good idea during a pandemic. Yes, it sucks not being able to spend time with loved ones, or even go out to a restaurant for a change of scenery, or to a museum, but those aren’t acceptable risks to us at this time.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t do other things. Like work on our baking skills. I made these for her:

I used a bit of a few different recipes but the bulk of it came from this video from the Preppy Kitchen:


Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s lead “attorney” for his coup attempt, unwitting star of Borat who runs his microphone cord under his nutsack, giver of press conferences at local luxury garden shops, public microphone farter, and dripper of hair dyes despite being 80% bald (what a couple of months this guy has had!) has finally tested positive with Covid-19 and become a one man superspreading event. I’m really shocked it has taken him this long to catch it. He is currently hospitalized:

And allegedly, Giuliani has been feeling ill for the past few days but it didn’t stop him from interacting with everyone he could.


The selfishness of people who are having large weddings right now just astounds me:

Covid is now the top killer in the US:

The coronavirus surpassed heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States this week, as many of the nation’s hospitals are overwhelmed and officials implement new COVID-19 restrictions.

The GOP has been mocking people for being worried about Covid now for months. And the GOP in Minnesota is now pushing people out of the way so they can be first in line for a vaccine.


In Michigan, it’s perfectly acceptable to people with weapons to intimidate you outside your home:


I should have said it’s perfectly acceptable for white people to do this at least.