I’m Sorry I Haven’t Been Around
I'm well aware that I haven't posted since either Friday or Saturday, I cannot even remember.
Sunday I went to a family cookout for my oldest brother's daughter (my niece), as she just turned 15 years old. When I got home, I just kind of hung around and then watched WWE Extreme Rules. I went to bed right after the PPV because I had writing and babysitting to do.
It's weird, I cannot remember if I babysat on Monday or not, as it was a very long day. I didn't get any writing or blogging done. I'm sure most of you have heard about the Baltimore Riots? Yeahhhh, I live in Baltimore City. So we were pretty glued to the television from like...3pm until 1:30am-ish? I don't know, it was a while. I did watch my wrestling that night in another room, to take a break from the news...but found myself switching back and forth from Raw to the news. Commercial breaks and certain matches; the news went back on, not to mention I was keeping up with the Baltimore-related hashtags on social media. When Raw was on, I could barely focus on it. It was a pretty tense and at times, scary and frustrating, day. :-/
If you want to peacefully protest, then do it. I can understand why some people are upset. But rioting, looting, setting fires and destroying property; hurting others in some way, shape or form is NOT okay. I will NEVER agree that it is okay. They got the Walgreens up the street from our house. You know what that means? They were dangerously close to us. Let that one sink in a bit, because that's scary. There are pepole without jobs and even homes now because of this. Peacefully protesting is fine, but I'll never support actually rioting. :(
Sooo, the police and National Guard troops are out on the streets, then there is a citywide curfew until next week; from 10pm-5am. There are exceptions such as medical emergencies and going to/from work. Otherwise, you better take your butt in the house at 10pm.
Yeahhh, it's crazy and I wish things could get back to normal, but I don't expect that to happen right now. And then I see people in other states supporting it; even saw a tweet stating to "burn Baltimore down!" --- Really??? It's so easy to say that when you're not anywhere near it, eh? I had to start blocking people so I don't come across those type of tweets/comments anymore. :-/
Otherwise, I only got a few assignments done yesterday, and I came close to my daily quota today. I hope tomorrow and Friday, I'll be able to hit my quota. I already accepted on Monday that I wouldn't hit my weekly quota, and that a lot of us paused our lives on Monday to keep up with what was going on.
Things were calmer here on Tuesday and today. I hope they stay that way, but I know they can change at any moment. :( If you live in Baltimore, or if you're near any protests going on in any other states, please be safe. We're okay right now, but I think everyone is a little on edge.
I'm going to wrap this up because I'm getting tired. I don't want to be up super late tonight. You all have a good night and I'll try to update again soon. Take care.
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