A Surprising Lack of Soup

I tried so hard to make soup. I climbed on the roof, danced a jig, waved a flag, and counted backwards from a million.

It hasn’t been enough, though. No soup happened. I should have danced faster and waved longer. Otherwise, I’m running out of reasons to explain the surprising lack of soup.

9 thoughts on “A Surprising Lack of Soup”

  1. I have to admit it is shocking how badly California is doing while Florida with its much laxer approach is doing OK. I would have thought Southern California with its sunny nice weather would be similar if not better than Florida. But instead their hospitalization rates are through the roof and approaching NY in April.

    This doesn’t mean that the virus isn’t dangerous since it’s overwhelming California’s hospital system, but it clearly shows that the more restrictive approach is not necessarily the better approach, especially when it comes with heavy economic costs. I hope these are the last lockdowns that we see, they’ve proven to be very ineffective in they way they have been implemented and people are clearly done following these restrictions.

    In any case, come Spring I will definitely be on board with Clarissa that it’s time to move on.


    1. “come Spring I will definitely be on board with Clarissa that it’s time to move on”

      No. They’ll come up with scary new strains and it will turn out that many batches of the vaccine weren’t handled appropriately or there were/are scary side effects and blah blah blah. The people driving this will milk it longer than the Simpsons if they’re given the chance….
      Exercise reasonable levels of personal caution and resume your life.

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      1. This won’t end with any politician or “health official.” It stops when people start laughing at every COVID fairy tale.

        And it’s the same for wokeness. Once we start laughing at it, it’s gone.


        1. “This won’t end with any politician or “health official.” It stops when people start laughing at every COVID fairy tale.”

          We’re almost there. Wide vaccine availability will give the more neurotic people some peace of mind, and the burden of protection will really shift back to the individual.
          And no, I don’t think they should be mandatory.


      2. I don’t believe there is one single entity that can keep this going. This is a global issue and I imagine different countries will implement different approaches. Once a few countries start going back to normal, all other countries will want to go back to normal.

        We’re already seeing a microcosm of that with the examples of California and Florida. A lot of us are really starting to question the heavy restrictions since they clearly are not working, and the calls for going back to normal will grow louder.


      3. “They’ll come up with scary new strains…”

        Pretty sure that the virus mutates all by itself and doesn’t require any help 🙂


      1. I think there was an implicit understanding between the people and the government that once vaccines became widely available, it was over. We’re approaching that point, and the heavy restrictions are not working, so I don’t see how they can possibly justify this for much longer.

        I certainly won’t be one of those people who ignores facts and contradictions just to appear to be right. Thanks to your blog and my own experiences, I am also very cognizant about the potential for government abuse and restrictions on our liberties.


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