the time of day has lost much of it's relevance. seems a bit disorienting to me. but i'm warming up to it.

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Mike....for me, it's called retirement!!!

That was the biggest thing I had to get used to..... the only problem I have when I wake up is trying to remember what day it is!!

Bruce,

i get that retirement and vacations can be very similar; but even with those for most of us the time of day would matter.

i'm a big sports fan, and that is going on every day at certain times, there would be a thought of traveling, there would be the occasional restaurant, or seeing friends and family.

all that is off the table right now. so yes; retired folks already live part of this.......but time of day is less relevant for all of us than ever before. and most of us are not prepared to deal with it like retiring or a vacation. it's disorienting.
 
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I wish I was out backpacking in the wilderness for a few weeks. Things would feel a lot more normal to me. But even a lot of the parks are shut down.
 

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Having been retired for more than a decade, I normally have to look at the lower right hand side of my computer to see the date and time (it doesn't give the day of the week however.) My biological clock and circadian rhythm take over for the alarm clock. One advantage to meeting on Zoom, is that you can be in your PJ's (turn off your video camera) or just have a presentable top. You can listen to a complete Wagner Opera if you want (as long as your neighbors don't object. However, seeing the local news reporting the death of an elderly person to COVID-19 who was in her seventiess struck a dissonant chord, that is elderly and seventies.

Larry
 

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After almost two weeks in stay-at-home mode I decided to get serious and take decisive, executive action. No more lollygagging around! This is as real as it gets! HOOYAH!!!

I placed a delivery order for milk chocolate marshmallow bars from Li-Lac Chocolates in Manhattan! Li-Lac makes my favorite chocolate.



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Careful Ron, that can be a dangerous road! Delivery chocolate goods... mmm I wish I had some chocolate something right now.
 

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I have loved Li-Lac for many years. They make their chocolate fresh every day, so when you buy it in Manhattan, even at the Li-Lac stand in Grand Central Market, it is never more than a couple of days old.
 

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Oh, I'm browsing the website. The only thing I don't like is no ingredients listed because I avoid any chocolates with titanium dioxide in them.
 
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i am a choc-aholic. if you are going to go down the chocolate road, this is what you want.

Trader Joe's, organic, 72% cacao, Belgian Dark. absolutely killer taste. $2-$3 a bar. i buy 10-20 bars at a time. it's my guilty pleasure. i have a secret stash. it's 'wife' approved. and she knows her food ingredients....we eat 100% organic.

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I remember when I was passing gas back in the day with long hours in the OR. The only time (especially Standard Time) I knew what it was like outside, was when I logged onto the traffic cams to see what the weather was like. Was like living in Alaska..... never saw the sun from Oct - Apr...... very depressing.....
 

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After almost two weeks in stay-at-home mode I decided to get serious and take decisive, executive action. No more lollygagging around! This is as real as it gets! HOOYAH!!!

I placed a delivery order for milk chocolate marshmallow bars from Li-Lac Chocolates in Manhattan! Li-Lac makes my favorite chocolate.



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For some people it’s chocolate, for others it’s....

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After almost two weeks in stay-at-home mode I decided to get serious and take decisive, executive action. No more lollygagging around! This is as real as it gets! HOOYAH!!!

I placed a delivery order for milk chocolate marshmallow bars from Li-Lac Chocolates in Manhattan! Li-Lac makes my favorite chocolate.



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I normally have stash of my moms
homemade chocolates, but i’m out.
She is 82 and visiting to stock up
would be selfish and put her in unnecessary danger. Wouldn’t it :rolleyes:
 

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So I got some Lilac Chocolates to try. I'd rate them above average for the type that they are (boutique chocolatier enhanced by natural flavors and some other modern less-natural approaches - not related to grocery store varieties). They aren't overblown with bad ingredients at all, the taste between pieces is a bit more distinct than something like Sees (which kinda just tastes like sugar). But I don't have an interest in repeat ordering. There are too many other chocolates I like more. (And I don't eat chocolate very frequently, just sounded fun to try something another here as preferenced @Ron Resnick)

Sadly they use coffee extract in them. I thought I would come across one with a coffee taste that I would spit out. I did not. So I stayed up many more hours than intended, and feel slightly sick. I won't be the one to finish the box.

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I'm retired too, but not being able to mingle and eat breakfast with friends everyday, just plain sucks. I guess I have to be thankful I am not sick. I finally have time making sure my speakers are perfectly aligned, what else is there to do, try new interconnects.
 

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For some people it’s chocolate, for others it’s....

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Nice selection! I see both a top Bordeaux and Burgundy on the shelf, too. My college roommates gave us a bottle of '59 Lafite as our wedding present, while my grad school roommates gave us a case of '70 Latour futures (50 years ago this coming December!). My top experience with burgundies was when my wife said she wanted to get me something special with the very first paycheck received as an intern in 1973. I chose two bottles of La Tache '67, from the same region as your Vosne Romanee Les Suchots. I have a few bottles of the Latour '70 left. Good time to have one while we are sheltering in place. The vintage ports look nice too. I've had a '63 Warre, but never a '66. (Never got into Armanac's that much. Those vintage ones look very special. ) Larry
 
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@Ron Resnick

I had to remember the place, haven't been there in like 6-7 years. I wanted to recommend https://sweetpalace.com/ and if you search "Coconut flip" you'll see one of the best marshmellow based treats out there. I could care less about the other stuff, but those are tasty.
 

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Yes. Shuffling around in bathrobe and slippers, not knowing the time of day or the day of the week, mouth smudged with chocolate and listening to music until passing out in chair.

Isn't this what audiophile life was meant to be anyway?
 
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I remember when I was passing gas back in the day with long hours in the OR. The only time (especially Standard Time) I knew what it was like outside, was when I logged onto the traffic cams to see what the weather was like. Was like living in Alaska..... never saw the sun from Oct - Apr...... very depressing.....
Another reason I moved closer to the Equator. That drove me nuts. The days are more balanced daylight wise here. It drove me nuts to go to bed and have it still be light out at 9:30 10:00 with light visible on the horizon at 11:00 and then again at 3:30am in the summer and not see it in the winter. I did have a skylight over my desk so I at least knew it was day but didn't make it outside most days.
I dont know how those in Alaska do it
 

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