Having made a half-assed recovery from my suspicious illness. I remain in a self-ordained house arrest. I had 3 intranasal batterings before I was given a plastic freedom bracelet. The problem with the relative freedom is that it looks a little like this. 


MIQ has gone through a lot of changes since I have been doing it. In my previous two sessions in New Zealand, we could leave our rooms whenever we wished. I do get the severity of the situation but walking around in circles is not appetizing. There are sometimes Army supervising. Not my cup of tea.

Feeling a bit like a white-collar criminal I spent yesterday day trading cryptocurrency. I made my usual daily wage before stopping. I do not have the patience to do this day in day out. Protip. It’s gambling with a looser dress code.

I am very lucky I have windows I can open. This is a first. The nurses take my temperature in the doorway. I get good sunlight in the morning but I am really in a groundhog day loop of sorts. My day reads a little like this.

  • 6:00 Wake up. Use coffee. Reply to messages received overnight. 
  • 6:30 Meditate.
  • 7:00 Pre-workout.
  • 7:30 Prison Workout
  • 8:30 Breakfast.
  • 9:00 Shower, what to wear etc.
  • 10:00 Something from my to-do list.
  • 12:30 Lunch.
  • 13:00 Nap.
  • 14:00 Spiralling vortex of Reddit, Youtube, Music, Parks and Recreation rewatch.
  • 18:00 Dinner.
  • 18:30 More of 14:00.
  • 21:00 Sleep.

This regimen seems to be working OK. Day 10 has typically been a point of relative insanity and I feel perfectly abnormal. I have not resorted to gaming. I have managed to overhaul my CV into some semblance of respectability and have an interview for a conventional job next Tuesday.

There is a clamouring for purpose-built isolation facilities to be built. I am not sure what these will look like. I kind of envisage porta-cons in rows with small caged areas outside. The things we will do.

I do believe my lunch has arrived so I will leave you here. Thanks for reading an item from my to-do list.

One last thing. It turns out you can use Tequila to treat sore throats. It is an antibacterial and is delicious. The problem with it is that it may cause sore heads.

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