I Haven’t Yet Built A Pillow Fort In My Apartment, AMA.
|Amy Widdowson||Mar 23, 2020|
Mein Liebchens! How was your weekend? Did you take some time to turn off your darned phone and avoid the news for an extended period of time? Did you have a chance to partake in an online fitness class of some kind? Were you able to cook some healthy food, or if you were like me, consume nearly an entire loaf of homemade bread? Have you lost track of what day, month or year it is since quaran-time is a flat circle when we’re stuck at home, weeeeeee!
Let’s get to it.
Folks, NSFW but you absolutely MUST read NYC’s guide to safe sex during the pandemic. It is frank and charming and realistic and god bless departments of health. (Also, whoa I just realized you pluralize departments of health the same way you pluralize attorneys general, which is one of my favorite quirks of the English language, and hey wait, where are you going, I know you don’t have anywhere to be right now…)
And it should go without saying, but if you’re in the dating pool, perhaps hold off on an IRL hook-up until after we get a handle on a worldwide pandemic that could overwhelm our medical system, mmmmmkay? And besides, I am fully behind it getting “Jane Austen up in here… Now, write me a poem.” That’s right, we’re courting like it’s 1815 mother truckers! And FYI, I also accept Shakespearean sonnets if you’re interested in keeping it quaran-topical while trying to win my affections.
This is a hard one to read, but absolutely important right now: How To Survive Yet Another Plague, subhead I Lived Through The AIDS Epidemic. Here’s How To Live Through Coronavirus.
I nominate Dr. Anthony Fauci for president of my heart.
I live and breath for this headline: Celebrity Nonsense Is At An All-Time High During The Coronavirus Pandemic. And while I’m sure (most) celebs are coming to their super awkward social media stunts from a good(?) place, I gotta keep my supply of “issues that make me grumpy but don’t actually matter in the slightest” to yell about quaran-topped up.
And finally, I manage people and can tell you that I agree with this statement from a New Republic article on productivity hyping during COVID-19: “This is not a time to optimize or stoically pretend nothing has changed.”
We’ve got this. We can do this. Be kind to yourself.