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Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis for April 20, 2020

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    BE THIS GUY Premium Member 8 months ago

    Not to eat so much that I can put off grocery shopping for a week.

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    DennisinSeattle Premium Member 8 months ago

    That’s as much of a goal as most of us have these days, Pig.

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  8 months ago

    have fun at that

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    B UTTONS  8 months ago

    For most of us in self-quarantine, that’s the start.

    Also add, (1) remember what day it is, (2) survive with housemate(s).

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    juncarlo  8 months ago

    My goals for the day these times are to get out of bed and go to the sofa.

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    Concretionist  8 months ago

    I used to have a priority list of jobs. Now I have a non-priority memory of the things I should probably get around to pretty soon now. I like this system a lot better, but admit it’s only possible because the government sends me a check every month whether I work at anything or not. I should have retired DECADES ago!

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    Leojim  8 months ago

    Been doing that for over 20k days!

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    some idiot from R'lyeh Premium Member 8 months ago

    I think that’s our imperative as a species.

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    gbars70  8 months ago

    Discarding my long term goals and concentrating on turning my short term goals into long term.

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    Kveldulf  8 months ago

    I drive a 2005 Corolla that’s starting to rust out. My goal is to outlast that car.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 8 months ago

    Nothing wrong with that.

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    dwane.scoty1  8 months ago

    “Today is the tomorrow you worried abou yesterday!”

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    Imaginarium  8 months ago

    Each day brings different Goals … My job is to make sure they happen :-) … Croc Power !

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    Troglodyte  8 months ago

    If tomorrow comes, Pig.

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    TampaFanatic1  8 months ago

    This past month has been a blur during this lockdown. If I was not working from home on-line I would have trouble telling the days apart and the new normal makes it an oddity to actually get in the car (to shop at Publix or Winn Dixie or support the local restaurants which are trying to stay afloat with take out services )and get out of the house for anything but a walk with the dog. Goals, wow, I guess just hoping that we as a world have some degree of normalcy again in the future. One plus, we sure a hell are not making such a carbon footprint anymore if you look at media reports from places that normally are choking on their own soot and smog.

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    dlkrueger33  8 months ago

    That’s my goal….one day closer to the end of this. Just need to get through it. Sleeping longer helps.

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    Fred  8 months ago

    this strategy has worked for me for years…

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    wilhemenacooker  8 months ago

    folks need to harden up – where’s duck when you need him?

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    Zebrastripes  8 months ago

    Find projects to do each day! Read a book! Go for a walk!

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    bbbmorrell  8 months ago

    I am pretty sure I made it to tomorrow but I can’t remember what yesterday was so I’m not sure.

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    Pig111  8 months ago

    It feels like all the days are blending into one.

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    Pig111  8 months ago

    I feel like all I ever do is SLEEP, EAT, WATCH TV, WORK, REPEAT

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    Bookworm  8 months ago

    And reflect, for just a moment, on our fellow Americans who will not make it to tomorrow.

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    Bruce1253  8 months ago

    “O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

    O-o-h child things’ll get brighter

    O-o-h child things are gonna get easier

    O-o-h child things’ll get brighter"- The Five Stairsteps 1970

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 8 months ago

    Be Here Now

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    zeexenon  8 months ago

    Add, a couple of naps.

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    donwestonmysteries  8 months ago

    A worthy goal.

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    EllisAmirRogersArcher  8 months ago

    While most folks are staying inside, I’ve gotta work at a store.

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    Bicycle Dude  8 months ago

    Works for me, as a matter of fact it has been my mantra since being laid off from my career in January 2016.

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    eddi_tbh  8 months ago

    Get to lunch. I’m really focused.

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    Dianne50  8 months ago

    Our family’s routine hasn’t changed under stay-at-home. My husband and I have been retired for awhile now and we do what we’ve always done. My two adult sons, who still live with us, both have essential jobs and go to work everyday. I’m kept pretty busy doing all the cooking and cleaning and laundry.

    I have a desk calendar that has a place to write your monthly goals. At the beginning of April I wrote “Still be alive on April 30.”

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    mjb515  8 months ago

    Since your roommate may see you as his emergency rations.

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    Linguist  8 months ago

    I really have to say, having been “retired” for a number of years now, that aside from minor inconveniences, this quarantine hasn’t appreciably changed my routine or lifestyle.

    I still exercise every day, read either on my tablet or laptop, do projects and chores around the house, keep in touch with the world on my computer, watch the local news of television, and enjoy my wife’s companionship. I’m completely content with this!

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    Sherlock Watson  8 months ago

    Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…

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    willie_mctell  8 months ago

    My plan exactly.

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    Cornelius Noodleman  8 months ago

    I forgot where I put my mask.

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    Call me Ishmael  8 months ago

    His principal probs are porcine/ his person is far from pristine/ perhaps there is hope/ if you hand him some soap/he’ll be quarantined – BUT he’ll be clean.

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    Rat  8 months ago

    What day is it? Better yet what year?

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    Practical, Pig. We all could set that as a goal….

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    SpacemanSpiff Premium Member 7 months ago

    It’s okay, guys. We’ll get through this

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    Alien-X  7 months ago

    One of your goals should be to get a pen that doesn’t leak ink all over you.

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    Warhaft  7 months ago

    Roger that, Pig.

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    kittygatos  7 months ago

    Know you know why jail solitaire drives you bonkers. The more you’ve learned the easier it is. You start by doing the multiplication tables in your head (0 to 12) and then go backwards….Then you write your life story in your head…

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