Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Pry My Portmanteaus Out Of My Quaran-time Sense Of Amusement.
Darlings! It’s official: I’ve reached the “productivity is a lie perpetuated by the bird-geoisie” stage of shelter-in-place. I had a moment yesterday when I looked at my work to-do list, looked out the window, looked at my yoga mat, looked at my guitar, and completely forgot what the heck I was supposed to be working on in the first place. DOING GREAT, FELLOW HUMANS, I’M DOING GREAT.
To the interwebs!
HuffPo asking the v. important question in this quarantine: Do You Value Women’s Work Yet?
I am thankful for many things during this quarantine: my health, my ability to work from home, my bread-baking abilities, my unwavering optimism in the face of global calamity, but I’m most eternally thankful for the fact that I am not trapped in a home with someone who hurts me. Around the world, reports of domestic violence are spiking as families are isolated. In France, reports of domestic abuse have risen 30 percent, so the French government is paying for abuse victims in hotels. So if you or someone you love needs help, the National Domestic Violence Hotline is a good resource where you can chat with an advocate, call their hotline, and find out more information on how to stay safe.
In lighter news, h/t to Dad of the Missive for sending in this delightful story of corporate sportspuck ingenuity: Game on: How COVID-19 crisis pivoted Bauer Hockey from skate-maker to medical face shield manufacturer.
I do not play video games beyond a remastered version of Day of the Tentacle, but with everyone talking about Animal Crossing and Kotaku covering a Nintendo game that involves “squats, yoga poses, and ab twists while a sentient ring shouts encouragement,” do I need to get into gaming? Do I need a Nintendo switch? Am I having an identity crisis? Sound off in the replies.
And finally, don’t forget tofollow the adventures of the Goats of Llandudno, Wales if you want to truly live. And like the Twitter chronicler of this delightful phenomenon, I too welcome our goat overlords.
You’re great. Deep breaths. Be kind to each other. We’ll get through this.