It’s already August. But is it, really?
I mean, the calendar may indicate that it’s August. The weather outside might feel like August. The corn I planted would make you think it’s August. But is it really August?
Wait – I planted corn?!?
It can’t be August. There wasn’t a July or a June, or a May. There was definitely an April! I remember April, it felt like a cruel extension of March.
What if we are still in March?
It could still be March. I’m still doing the same things I was doing in March. I’m still only hanging around these people I call my “family” like I did in March. I’m still dressing like I’m struggling with a hangover like I did in March.
I still don’t understand how those Zoom meetings work.
I still watch the news frustrated and flabbergasted, like I was in March. I still don’t understand that term “New Normal.” Like I didn’t understand it in March! How can something be new and normal? How can something be normal and new?
I gotta check my corn.
That’s why I know it’s not March, because I’m growing corn … and why am I growing corn?
Week 1: Family life under lockdown
Week 2: Life in quarantine is like a sitcom
Week 3: Spring arrives!
Week 4: Lessons of “distance learning”
Week 5: Kids, quarantine and sanity are not compatible
Week 6: Consuming all news, all the time
Week 7: Jim Gaffigan discovers he misses strangers
Week 8: On sharing dinner with the masses
Week 9: On living in unprecedented times
Week 10: Are we REALLY all in this together?
Week 11: On not knowing what comes next
Jim Gaffigan on what dads REALLY want on Father’s Day
Jim Gaffigan on getting the whole lockdown thing wrong
2020, please turn your notifications off
Jim Gaffigan on his first drive-in standup show
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Story produced by Sara Kugel. Editor: Emanuele Secci. Illustrations: Mitch Butler.