Finally, the government is taking much more strict measures now. The massive event in my city was cancelled early today. All massive events are canceled in the country (except for one that's happening right now in Mexico city), soccer games are being played without audience this weekend, kids will begin their spring vacations earlier, Universities are closed, etc. They are saying it will peak here in the next 8 days.
We have now 41 cases in the country, 4 in my city.
On the other hand, the president was strongly criticized for posting a video of him arriving to a town surrounded by people and hugging and kissing old folks and little kids!
Here we're up to 6 cases and there are other people waiting for results. I learned of the new cases yesterday -they are two uni professors- and I thought they were not going to report them but I was wrong.
They cancelled all classes for two weeks.
They're asking to stay at home, like a voluntary quarantine. People who can do it are probably going to do it. Yesterday I went to the market in the afternoon when it's generally calmer and it wasn't. People were buying lots of things, even things that I'm sure they normally don't consume. I tried to stay as far as I could from everybody (there was a guy coughing nearby) and went through one of the machines where you pass the codes yourself (I don't know the name) trying not to touch anything. The supermarket put only two or three cashiers to attend the people who were stockpiling.
One good thing is that you can have your test taken at home.
There was a funny twitter thread yesterday about what things people are panic buying, like 12 pkgs of waffles for people who don’t like waffles. One of my favs was the person who said they bought cat food, and then admitted they don’t own a cat. 😂
Some people really are bonkers. I’ve enough in the freezer and tinned & dried stuff. Last week to alleviate the boredom of being virtually under house arrest I made s batches of fruit and cheese scones (do you call them biscuits?) and some soda bread & froze them so I’m ok for carbs. 😀. I have a whole big tub of semi dry cat food which is all my spoilt cat will deign to eat. So we will be ok for a good while & wont have to face the madness & disease spreading risk of crowded shops.
It’s just the boredom that’s tough. I’m usually out & about doing stuff but my choirs & yoga classes have been suspended & we’re all being told to limit face to face “social interaction” as much as possible. Have started watching “Once Upon a Time” on Amazon Prime. Just the sort of light escapist viewing needed!
Do you have Sky? An excellent series is Babylon Berlin. The first two seasons are the best of the best. The third I need to watch it again, it's good.
Everything is excellent the acting, the production, direction, story. It takes place in Berlin in 1929 and it shows Berlin in those years, the consequences of the war, the rise of Nazism, stalinists killing troskists, lack of work, poverty in which the people lived, persecution of communists, the fall of the republic.
As you like musicals you're going to enjoy the music and there are some musical numbers/scenes that are incredible.
Also, the lead actor is super handsome: Volker Bruch. He's excellent.
We've been binge watching too. Got tons of series lined up to watch on Netflix (including the Babylon Berlin one), Crave and Amazon Prime. Right now we are binge watching one of our old favourites, Lou Grant from the 1970s and early 80s. It's on YouTube. Love that show and it's surprising how relevant all the plots are still. Didn't realise that Gary David Goldberg was a writer, producer and creative consultant on that show before he went on to another favourite of mine - Family Ties!
Anyway, I've got TONS of food but need to go out and get some booze today. If this thing is going to require hard isolation time, I'm going to have to get more martini supplies!!
No, it's more like a historical reconstruction of Germany -or Berlin- since 1929 and more. Gereon Rath, the lead character is a detective who also suffers from PSTD because of the war. He's from Cologne and is transferred to Berlin. Not going into details. The other lead is Charlotte Ritter, who is a typewriter and clerk at the police, likes to party and other things.
I suppose you could say is also drama considering the lives of many of the characters. Some of the characters are real people and others are based on real people but they changed their names or they adapted them; others are fictional.
I think that, as you like history, you'll enjoy it. It's really really very good. It also full of characters and "mentions" to real people or groups that to relate them to them you have to do some research. But, you can enjoy it by itself, as if it were totally fictional.
There are some scenes that are part of the show in a cabaret. Then there are sporadic songs or dances when the characters are in the cabaret or at parties and one very good that is like a dream. There are few, I wish there were more. They are not going to bother you.
Post by onebluestocking on Mar 16, 2020 2:52:12 GMT
Spring Break extended to 3 weeks in our school district. Lord, keeping my hyperactive 8 year old home all day, every day, until April 3 will be a nightmare. I really envy everyone who can spend their quarantine binge watching grownup shows and relaxing!