Duncan Davidson
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Fall color in the neighborhood

😷 We found out yesterday that a second-degree contact (contact of a contact) last week was was recently diagnosed with COVID-19. The chances of our exposure are probably pretty slim given the precautions we take and the fact that both degrees in the potential exposure were outside and masked up. Still…

💉 Contributing to potential paranoia, our family got our flu shots yesterday and we’ve got all the typical side effects. We keep reminding ourselves that everything we’re feeling is almost certainly not the COVID.

🔐 Needless to say, we are going to go beyond the latest German lockdown “light” restrictions. We’ll fully quarantine at home until we can get tested.

🛫 Starting November 16th, United flight 14 from Newark to Heathrow will require a negative COVID-19 test in order to board. I’m surprised this hasn’t yet become common practice for all international flights. The idea of testing after a flight just seems like the wrong order to do things in.

🍜 Pok Pok, one of my favorite Portland restaurants, is no more. The pandemic was too much, and it’s not the only notable restaurant to permanently close its doors. Toro Bravo, Beast, Tasty n Alder, Aviary, Bluehour, Montage. All gone. I’ve really missed the Portland food scene since moving to Berlin and it really hits hard to hear that so many staples are gone. I’m glad Le Pigeon, Nostrana, and Podnah’s all seem to be still kicking.

📆 Two more days until E-day, and hopefully the start of the interregnum.