Now I don't often post anything, and blog even less. But this year really needs to end.
Not only has the entire world been pretty much on lockdown since March (and believe me, March and April were BAD, you couldn't even go and buy a pair of pants - and the 3 pairs I was using had holes in rather inconvenient places!) You could also not get food while you were out working (yup yup, I still had to work, seeing as elderly people still want tidy apartments and houses, even in the midst of a pandemic).
Of course, as if that wasn't enough, there were almost no concerts ever since March. I was lucky to be able to attend 2 concerts in July of a local singer who often performs classic rock cover songs, as well as German songs about the moon of our city. (Yes, we have our own moon!)
While the lockdown did not affect me personally, and neither does the current one, because guess what, our work still keeps going...I do know a lot of people who got laid off of work or simply can't carry out their usual work (such as musicians, venue owners, restaurant owners). And what's worrisome is, while a lot of countries gave a one time payment to people who could not work, it definitely is not enough to live off, especially in USA where prices for renting or owning a home are insane, and where the overall cost of living is high.
Another thing that pissed me off this year is the fact that Julian Assange (journalist and publisher of Wikileaks) is still in a prison in England, for exposing war crimes of the American government. (which wants him to be locked up for the next 175 years, or worse). Now of course he did not even do aynthing other than writing about and posting material that he got from sources in the military. So why do they want to punish him for posting about something THEY did wrong? Should they not the ones being punished for committing war (and other) crimes?
I attempted to write a letter with some words of support to Julian Assange (as I found a site that had instructions on how to send him a letter), but it is still uncertain if the Royal Mail (or shall we call it... Royal Fail....) ever delivered it or not. Because the tracking website returned the error message "Sorry, we tried to deliver your parcel on 30-10-2020 but there didn't seem to be anyone in". First of all, it was a letter, not a parcel. Secondly...I am pretty sure the recipient of the mail was in,... and in to a point that he isn't even allowed out. lol
Then the news of Sir Sean Connery's passing was also a shock, although he lived to be 90 years old. The world lost a great actor and Scotland lost a great patriot.
Enter Friday the 13th...
(not to mention it is the second Friday the 13th this year,... first one was - you guessed it - in March!!!)
Earlier today I received the news that one of my heroes and favorite musicians had to drive to the hospital due to this stupid virus that has been making its rounds on our planet for a while now. Then after work I received the news that a second one of my heroes and favorite musicians also caught it. I sincerely hope that both of them kick the virus's ass and get well.
Note to everyone
Leave your bats in their cave, and whatever you do, do NOT touch their crap. Because we can't have our world locked down anymore. It is taking an emotional toll on everyone. Friends and even families can't see each other, people run out of money due to being out of work, and suicides are at an all time high.
Note to 2020