I love my Fauci Microchip

Things I would tell our new neighbors if I could remember which of the people hanging around their house *are* the new neighbors. They are having some vermiculite insulation replaced before they move in so there are all kinds of vee-hickles and people in and out. I dunno how long this prodject will take but it’s a good chance by the time they move in, we’ll be outta town for a while. And then we’ll be back and they’ll have settled in and I’ll be back to my usual hermit mode. But I would tell them:

1) I am an extreme introvert. I am also a FRIENDLY introvert but I won’t be coming by YOO-HOO-ing to borrow cups of sugar or whatever. You are probably happy about that.

2) I am NOT retired (but “he” is…). I am a permanent full-time telecommuter. That means I’m ALWAYS home (but “he” isn’t always). Except when I am working from The Shores of Gitchee Gumee. Which I can only do during a few months of the year because WEATHER. My Planet Ann Arbor office is the Green Couch, which is right by my front window, which means I see everyone going by.

3) That said, I am not NOSY, at least not in an intrusive Gladys Kravitz kind of way. I do figure things out though. Like the neighbors on one side operated a teaching “pod” for four kindergartners all year. And when the neighbors on the other side (who are the ones that moved out) came back from a European trip in early 2020, they quarantined. And that they were expecting their second child before they moved.

4) I don’t mind noise and commotion as long as you are not doing something like selling drugs at all hours of the day and night. (I doubt these folks will be doing that). I even like a little noise. Our first [beloved] neighbors here were the Burkes and they certainly weren’t always noisy but they threw some good parties over the years and shot off a lot of faaaarworks.

5) We are pretty quiet but we do occasionally “raise our voices” like we did this afternoon when Anthony Fauci was interviewed on the radio about, among other things, his little “blow-up” with Rand Paul, which I watched on my phone this morning. I think Rand Paul is a TOTAL IDIOT. That is a pre-COVID opinion. My loverly partner thinks a similar thing about Fauci. I do not understand this in any way/shape/form but then again, I am one o’ them thar “socialists” or whatever even though I HAPPILY WORK FOR “CORPORATE AMERICA”? Doesn’t that mean I could also be labeled as a “capitalist”? 🤣🤣🤣 I am some of both of those isms and a few others and also none of them because I critically think my way into MY OWN OPINIONS! At any rate, we may yell at each other but we never get violent.

We’ll talk about the critical thinking skills I have used CONSTANTLY in every one of my jobs/careers throughout my life some other day. I don’t always end up being right but I *am* able to think most things through and I seem to be doing all right.

Love y’all, KW

2 Responses to “I love my Fauci Microchip”

  1. Pam J. Says:

    Isn’t Rand Paul the single most annoying person in the world!? And when you put him in the same room with Tony Fauci he becomes an even more miserable human being. There’s nothing about this pandemic that’s good, but I will say it’s been personally gratifying to see the world recognize Fauci. Not that he’s a perfect human, his temper and ego are legendary at NIH, where I worked for my entire career — science writer/editor. But his brain and skill and work ethic are top-notch and we’re lucky to have him.
    To Rand Paul I say your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.

  2. Margaret Says:

    Fauci is most certainly not an idiot and knows what he’s talking about. Rand Paul doesn’t have a clue about anything. I wouldn’t even trust him to test my eyes.