Seven Slices of DQ Life

Burt Likko

Pseudonymous Portlander. Homebrewer. Atheist. Recovering Republican. Recovering Catholic. Recovering divorcé. Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Ordinary Times. Relapsed Lawyer, admitted to practice law (under his real name) in California and Oregon. On Twitter, to his frequent regret, at @burtlikko. House Likko's Words: Scite Verum. Colite Iusticia. Vivere Con Gaudium.

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  1. Michael Cain says:

    Re your #6… I have read that animal shelters have adopted out most of the available population, many to people who are (temporarily) staying at home. I worry what happens to those animals when everyone goes back to the office.Report

  2. Aaron David says:

    You know, Burt, the Willamete Humane Society is going by appointment, if you want to adopt a new pet. (and it will get you out of the house!) Salem isn’t too far. And a friend in need, is a friend indeed.

    It is good to see you keeping a sense of humor about the whole thing, it really is the best way.Report

  3. fillyjonk says:

    I call BQ “the before-times” and I suspect that the future is going to look greatly different from the before-times, but I tend to be a panicky pessimist.

    I am glad I don’t have Netflix now; I lived through the news blitz on Joe Exotic when he was on trial (and before, when he was doing all his shenanigans and even running for OK governor) and I’d be seriously tempted to shoot my tv. Why are people so in love with lowlife grifters in our culture?

    I’ll also say I was really hoping DQ would have something to do with Dairy Queen and I find myself disappointed.

    But also: HOLY CRAP Imperfect Foods says it delivers in my area which is shocking to me (we never get anything like that) so I may have to see if I can get deliveries that would work around my weird food allergies….Report

  4. Oscar Gordon says:

    Title is misleading, I was expecting a post about ice cream treats!Report

  5. Jaybird says:

    Yes, the cooking thing. I am now realizing how much I ate out. From getting a sandwich at the restaurant attached to the climbing gym after a session to just grabbing some Chipotle on the way home to “It’s Saturday morning… let’s wander over to that diner we like and get some eggs!”, I ate out a *LOT*. I knew that I knew how to cook, but it was like a party trick.

    “Hey, watch me make some spaghetti sauce.”

    I’ve gone from cooking being a luxury hobby to it being how I get all three of my meals everyday.Report

  6. Saul Degraw says:

    I get and don’t get all the interest in Tiger King personally. It seems like a show for gawking at the willfully dysfunctional.Report

    • …for gawking at the willfully dysfunctional.

      There’s a lot of that going around.

      The one thing I encountered when I was working for the state legislature that made me cry afterwards was when I sat in the back at a family counseling session paid for by a county family court. I don’t think they were willfully dysfunctional, but… The parents were two people who should never have been allowed to have kids. The extended family was there, as the kids spent time with one or the other set of grandparents when mom and dad were in jail or rehab. At least IMO, the grandparents should never have been allowed to have children either. The case worker told me later I should visit more often; everyone was on their best behavior because of the stranger in the coat and tie.

      I have no idea what’s happening with that sort of county service during the local lock down.Report

      • LeeEsq in reply to Michael Cain says:

        The previous time governments have attempted to prevent people from becoming parents did not go so well. The best we can do is to ensure that nobody feels forced to become a parent.Report

        • Michael Cain in reply to LeeEsq says:

          Yeah, and I know that there are cases where someone who has messed up their life turns things around completely as soon as there’s a kid. Didn’t make watching any easier. I only went to the one session — the case worker told me she had six scheduled for that day. Left me with a serious bout of “It doesn’t matter how much we’re paying the case workers, it’s not enough.”Report

    • DensityDuck in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      the thing that really bugs me about Tiger King is everyone watching it sees Joe as the good guy, the nice fella, maybe a little scattered but not really a BAD GUY, not like that white chick down in Florida who totally definitely killed her husband and threw the body in the septic tank.

      then they get to the last episode where Netflix admits that the guy’s in prison for trying to have her killed and they just kinda stop talking about Tiger King.Report

    • Burt Likko in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      It’s a case study in malignant narcissism. Which one of them is the malignant narcissist, you ask? All four of the zookeepers, that’s for sure.Report

    • Zac Black in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      Well, you know how Americans love the royals.Report

  7. Fish says:

    Was re: #3. Boy, but you ain’t kidding! And I thought I was doing pretty good. Yeah, no.Report