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thenewgreen  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 30, 2020

Me being vulnerable, so don’t be dicks:

I have debated sharing this with anyone, because there is a lot of judgement out there on this topic. And rightly so, I suppose. We have decided to travel as a family. We are all taking covid tests prior, which is mandated. Once we reach our destination we will quarantine in a house on the beach. But it’s the airport and the plane that puts us in increased exposure. But everyone on the plane will have to have had the same covid test we all took.

Why? My wife starts her new business February which means it’s our last chance for a long while to take this type of a trip. Plus, like everyone we are going nuts in our own home. Unlike me, she works from an office. She will be tethered to it for some time.

I’m actually the one that lobbied against the trip. She thinks I’m being too conservative though and that if we mask up and use sanitizer we will be alright.

I dunno. I maintain that we have already had it back in January. My whole family got very sick and I was traveling to California a lot. I thought I had pneumonia.

I feel guilty though. But it’s gonna happen so I might as well enjoy the hell out of it. I’ve been very strict Re masking up and maintaining a safe social distance throughout the entire affair. I feel like I’m cheating or something.

Change of topic.

It’s the end of the year. Even without covid this would have been the most challenging year of my life. We moved to NC. I raised $2MM in the midst of a pandemic and the tightest capital market you can imagine, we launched two new products, we furloughed employees and brought most of them back, my kids were virtually schooled, after moving to NC (in to a rental home) we bought a home. We have been doing renovations to the home, like so many people I have been battling some blues.

It’s been one hell of a year. Lots of good in there but damn, it’s just too much all at once. I apologize for not being a better hubskier. I used to be so much more active here.

I made a podcast at the beginning of covid with steve and I think we should revisit and make Covid podcast part 2. What do you think Steve?

I had such a fun time at the Hubski 10 year celebration. It was one of my favorite nights all year. I genuinely felt like I was at a party with the most interesting people. You all are amazing. rezzeJ I was disappointed I didn’t get to talk with you more. BLOB_CASTLE, you were like a wave of positivity. Whatever you’re doing, stay at it. And lil, your one women show is hilarious. I feel like I watched it before. It’s very funny. Great audience inclusion. You’re a great writer and performer.

mk and ecib 2021 will be our year.

Cheers to everyone! Much love and gratitude to you all.

Onward!

-tng





cgod  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·  

My kid has two kids she is allowed to play with outside. They are supposed to socially distance and with one of them she has to wear a mask.

Last night we let her have a sleepover with one of the two kids. It wasn't outside, there were no masks.

My kid could really needed a break from the grind, it's a risk but it's one that both families talked about and felt was acceptable.

I feel conflicted about it.

All of us are taking some kinds of risk to make life bearable. We all have different risk tolerances and each of us will make different choices. I think the important thing is that we all show care in thinking about our choices and try our best to limit the dangers we might cause for other people.

steve  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·  

have a great time.

enjoy every single moment.

you don't need to justify yourself to us.

we love you.

kleinbl00  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Dude half the kids in my kid's class did remote learning from F'n Hawaii. Just don't lick anyone and remember that the most correlated behavior with catching covid is "eating in restaurants."

lil  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I made a suggestion for a future podcast based on our Tenth Hubskiversary party. You asked everyone, “What are you excited about?” (You said, not re the new year, but in general.) of course, Covid part 2 is timely. People are so struggling.

As for feeling like you watched it before, you might have. But, you definitely HEARD it all before. I just repackaged all my hubski posts from 2015-16 into a different format. So thank you hubski. I’m glad you found it funny. As I’ve said before in this place: for a good show, make ‘em laugh, make ‘em cry, and give them hope.

rezzeJ  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Enjoy your travels, tng. You can get in touch with me for a chat whenever, I'll always have time.

uhsguy  ·  20 days ago  ·  link  ·  

no judgement man. Have fun, life is full of risks and i really dont think covid is one anyone can really mitigate for the next 3-6 months unless you can get a friend to hook you up with some vaccines.