Things to do while stuck inside.
One thing I have learned about myself in this corona virus crisis is that I am a social animal. Working from home, while nice for my pets, has been isolating. Some people hate noise, I hate silence. I have been inspired to find activities that stimulate the senses and take your mind out of the four walls we have around us. Below are a few of the ones I have found. I would love for all to send in their favorite ways to make the most of our quarantine.
The Frick Collection, one of my favorite museums in NYC, on Friday’s host a “Cocktails with a curator”. They discuss one of their paintings live. https://www.frick.org/calendar You bring your own cocktail
I love Disney. In fact, the castle is my zoom virtual background. You can ride some of their rides virtually on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME5WJoHCaFU Disney gave their recipe so you can make your own Disney Dole whips: https://www.glamour.com/story/disney-dole-whip-recipe
I’ve been watching live music events on Friday evenings on Facebook. One of my favorite is a local singer Erin Schwab. She takes requests and you can tip the musicians on Venmo or paypal. https://www.facebook.com/events/2641240436117928/ The Andrea Bocelli live event was last weekend but a reply of his incredible concert from the empty Duomo in Milan was an amazing sight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huTUOek4LgU Minnesota Orchestra players have been uploading mini videos of them playing at home: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDq146_Stx-NQU7L_8Jr_nR3JCDAxu4ZZ
I love to travel the world. I even sent Delta an online message that I miss them. I know we will be able to get back to seeing the world soon. But before then, I spend time watching travel videos from Rick Steve’s Europe https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=rick+steves+europe and the BBC travel show: https://www.youtube.com/user/room4252
I am not a sports watcher but I know those that are, are miserable without live sports. I have no suggestions for you here, but hopefully you will send some in!
I have also taken this time to reconnect with old friends. Every weekend I have been setting up mini web conferences with old high school friends to take the time to reconnect. Those give me something to look forward to as I have not spoken to some of them in 30 plus years. Lots to catch up on to distract you!