RoadTrip

Law Abiding Driver or Heavy Foot?

This is something that was on my mind as I was commuting to work this morning. Nobody seems to pay attention to the speed limits, and I wondered if this is local or if it happens everywhere.

Poll #2104686 Speed Limits

Generally speaking, when you are driving on the highway, what speed do you drive at?

Below the posted speed limit
0(0.0%)
At or as close to the posted speed limit as I can
3(27.3%)
About 5-6 miles/8-10 km. above the posted speed limit
3(27.3%)
About 7-10 miles/11-16 km. above the posted speed limit
3(27.3%)
About 11-15 miles/17-24 km above the posted speed limit
1(9.1%)
Over 15 miles/24 km. above the posted speed limit
0(0.0%)
I don't drive on highways, just in the city or town
0(0.0%)
I don't drive at all
1(9.1%)
  • Current Music
    Sammy Hagar-"I Can't Drive 55"
2020

Comfort Level

Poll #2104656 Comfort Level

At this point in time, which of the following are you willing to do?

Eat outside at a restaurant
6(8.8%)
Eat inside at a restaurant
7(10.3%)
Fly on a plane on a domestic flight
2(2.9%)
Fly on a plane on an international flight
0(0.0%)
Attend a school, college or university in person as a student
2(2.9%)
Ride on a city bus or other mass transit system
1(1.5%)
Shop at a supermarket
11(16.2%)
Shop at a department store
6(8.8%)
Stay in a hotel
7(10.3%)
Use a public restroom (that looks to be clean)
9(13.2%)
Attend a public meeting where social distancing is practiced in seating and occupancy is limited
3(4.4%)
Exchange a hug with someone you know who tells you that they are not sick
4(5.9%)
Exchange a fist bump with someone
4(5.9%)
Attend a movie theatre
1(1.5%)
Go to a beach
5(7.4%)
None of the above
0(0.0%)


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  • Current Music
    Bruce Springsteen-"Meet Me in the City Tonight"
Charlie

Another COVID poll, because why not

This one is more hypothetical, though.

Given the current pandemic situation, would you rather:

Be paid your current salary to stay home for the next 2 months
10(71.4%)
Be paid double your current salary to work in essential-worker retail (with current safety precautions in place) for the next 2 months
4(28.6%)

In a scenario where you are being paid to stay at home for 2 months, all pay being equal, would you rather:

Be furloughed. (Time to indulge in a stay-cation.)
7(50.0%)
Be working. (I need some structure in my life.)
7(50.0%)

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* If you are unemployed, assume "current salary" to be your most recent salary or the equivalent of full-time minimum wage for your area, whichever is higher. For the purposes of this poll exercise, assume the retail job in question 1 is full time and that you would be furloughed or taking a leave of absence from your current job if you have one.

* Two months is an arbitrarily selected amount of time. If your answers would change depending on the length of time, feel free to elaborate in a comment.
2020

Close to Home

According to yesterday's (July 18, 2020) statistics, there have been 3,630,587 cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the United States, meaning that out of a population of 3.28 million, at least 1 person out of 100 has contracted the disease. Over 14 million cases in the world have been reported. This poll asks about how close to home COVID-19 is to you.

Poll #2103419 Covid-19

Which of these statements are true for you?

I have (or have had) Covid-19
0(0.0%)
A member of my immediate family (spouse, partner, parent, child or sibling) has it or has had it
1(4.0%)
A person I know in real life has it or has had it
5(20.0%)
A person I work with has it or has had it
0(0.0%)
A relative of someone I know has it or has had it
7(28.0%)
One or more Livejournal friends have it or have had it
2(8.0%)
Someone I know has died from it
2(8.0%)
Someone who is related to someone I know has died from it
2(8.0%)
None of these statements apply to me
6(24.0%)




Sorry for the somber subject of this poll. Here's to better days ahead.
  • Current Music
    Twenty-one Pilots-"Level of Concern"
Truman

If It Bleeds, It Leads

Many people's journals lament what seems to be nothing but bad news these days. Are we living in the worst of times, or is there an incentive for news reporting to make it seem that way? What is your opinion?

Poll #2103130 The media and bad news

Does the news seem awful all the time because that's what they focus on?

Yes. Good news doesn't sell, but if something bad is happening, human nature is to hone in on it.
9(69.2%)
No. They just report what's happening. They can't help it if if there's more bad news than good.
3(23.1%)
I reject the premise of the question. The media reports a lot of good news too.
1(7.7%)


  • Current Music
    Don Henley-"Dirty Laundry"
Tyler

Joe Biden's Running Mate

Poll #2103011 Biden's pick

According to the associated press, the following six people have advanced in the vetting process for selection as the running mate of Democratic Candidate Joe Biden in the upcoming 2020 US Presidential Election. Who do you predict (as opposed to who would you like to see) that Biden will select?

Keisha Lance Bottoms (Mayor of Atlanta)
2(22.2%)
Val Demings (Representative from Florida)
1(11.1%)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (Governor of New Mexico)
0(0.0%)
Kamala Harris (Senator from California)
3(33.3%)
Susan Rice (former National Security Advisor)
1(11.1%)
Elizabeth Warren (Senator from Massachusetts)
2(22.2%)
Someone else not on this list
0(0.0%)


  • Current Music
    Pink and Eminem-"Revenge"
StewieCarmenMiranda

Hawaiian Shirt Poll

An LJ friend participated in a meme that required her to wear a different dress each day of April and post a picture of it in her journal. I modified this challenge for myself. For May I wore a different Hawaiian shirt each day (I had to count first to make sure that I had at least 30 of them) and posted a picture in my journal each day. The month is now almost over and I've made a collage of pictures of the shirts I wore (which I've placed behind a cut because of its size.) Please humour me and vote on which one you like best (or if you hate Hawaiian shirts, then which one you hate the least).

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Poll #2102144 Hawaii in May

Of the the Hawaiin shirts in the collage/montage (whichever word is correct) my favourite (or the least offensive to me) is

1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
1(14.3%)
4
1(14.3%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(14.3%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)
11
1(14.3%)
12
0(0.0%)
13
0(0.0%)
14
0(0.0%)
15
0(0.0%)
16
0(0.0%)
17
0(0.0%)
18
0(0.0%)
19
0(0.0%)
20
1(14.3%)
21
1(14.3%)
22
0(0.0%)
23
0(0.0%)
24
0(0.0%)
25
0(0.0%)
26
0(0.0%)
27
0(0.0%)
28
0(0.0%)
29
0(0.0%)
30
0(0.0%)
31
1(14.3%)
  • Current Music
    Jimmy Buffett-"Cheeseburger in Paradise"