Zoom Technology During the Days of Corona!

So here we are in Florida staying home and keeping our distance while trying to stay in touch with family and friends.  I hear regularly from everyone I know via text and email wanting to know how I am doing.  I assure everyone I am home and go out maybe every ten days or two weeks only to shop.

Yesterday I ordered face masks for myself from Amazon; not surgical masks mind you but ordinary masks which will protect some one else should I be asymptomatic and sneeze or speak with them in person.  No surgical masks are available until at least July anyway and they are needed elsewhere by front line folks.

My eldest daughter is a prosecutor for the state and is currently working from home. She is attending virtual meetings via the app Zoom.  Apparently use of the app has increased dramatically for virtual business meetings.  She suggested I download it so that we could stay in contact via video chat.

Of course as an old out of touch geezer, I am totally unaware of these things.

I found it in the app store (its free) set it up on my new magic phone and we talked this morning, actually seeing each other for the first time since the beginning of these days of separation.

Technology during quarantine!

So of course she took my picture while we talked, me with my quarantine look.

Shaggy hair, which will continue to grow longer and unshaven.  No reason to shave.  No one is coming around any time soon.

So here it is.  Warts and all.

Toritto ugly!


Stay safe my friends!


About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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6 Responses to Zoom Technology During the Days of Corona!

  1. beetleypete says:

    I have never done Face Time, Skype, or Zoom. Most days I don’t get dressed until it is time to take Ollie out. Everyone would always see me wearing only a dressing-gown. (Robe) 🙂 But if this carries on, you never know.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • toritto says:

      I’ve never used any video chat either Pete but my daughter insisted I enter the 21st century. Since she is working at home now and uses Zoom all the time she asked me to set it up so we could periodically move away from texting. As for the picture, I am getting that quarantine look! Best from hibernation in Florida.

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  2. Here in New Zealand we’re making our own facemasks out of t-shirts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJaVBt8q6g8

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    • toritto says:

      Hi Doc! Haven’t got my masks yet. Won’t receive them until the end of the week. Made a face covering out of an old scarf. Can’t tell the sick from the terrorists now! Best regards.


  3. Elizabeth says:

    How about the bank robbers? As for shaving, now you have to do it to “see” your daughter.

    Liked by 1 person

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