H and I were talking about this this past weekend. I’m going to have to reign him in. He was like “Oh boy! Comicons! Arcades!” I’m like “uh… no.” Thank goodness at least the former won’t be an option, and probably the latter as well. Then he said “what about indoor dining?”
So… I told him that it would likely be a phased re-entry. I could see indoor dining in a casual fast dining place like Panera Bread, Moe’s, etc. assuming social distancing. For a regular sit down dinner, I would need to see our daily case rates fall tremendously before I consider that. And I would start with those places that have been practicing social distancing/curbside pick-up. I will not go back any time soon (if ever) to any of the places that have been packing in people over the last 7 months (looking at you IHOP).
I told him I would start going to more movies with him. He/we have been to a few Tuesday night flashback shows. Several times he’s been the only one. The most people in there (besides us) have been 4. Now I won’t be as scared and I might even go to a weekend matinee if the numbers are down (and judging from the parking lot it should be). Pulp Fiction is playing in mid/end March after we both should be fully vaccinated plus 2 weeks, so I told him that was a date.
I still plan to keep lifting at home, but I might start going to the gym for more cardio. At least I won’t be so paranoid while I’m there, and maybe I’ll stop going on Sundays at 5am though it is nice with nobody there. I have no issues wearing a mask while there nor anywhere else for that matter.
I’m not sure what I’ll do at work - keep the mask on 8 hours/day? Move to a lighter weight mask? Keep the HEPA air purifier or take it home? Again, masks don’t bother me, but I’m not sure it’s all that necessary once I’m fully vaccinated.
I’d like to go visit older S more often, but I’d really like to go see more of DC. The visits can happen, but I don’t see touring any time soon, especially since he’s not vaccinated.