My Ability To Write A Subject Line Seems To Have Malfunctioned, So Here We Are.
Happy Monday, weirdos! I hope you were able to find some way to delineate between weekdays and weekends over the past two days. I did a bunch of yoga (which happens on weekdays as well, I know) AND potted a bunch of the baby spider plants that I’ve been neglecting over the last month. So with those wee flora, and with the five pothos cuttings I am attempting to propagate, I’ve officially moved in the “too many plants” category of human. But just think: once this whole thing is over and I can visit friends again, all of them will get potted plants they didn’t ask for! Weeeeee!
TO THE INTERNET!
Friend of the Missive Tre sent this one (Celebrity Culture Is Burning) wherein Amanda Hess breaks down how our current global situation means we just don’t have time for celebrities attempting to be “aspirational and approachable at once” whilst cloistered away in their large, unattainable homes. Thank goodness Hess and I agree on this, however: Anthony Hopkins playing piano for his cat is a goddamned national treasure and we must protect it at all costs.
And as I was reading that piece, NYT suggested I check out their “At Home” collection of quarantine-friendly pieces and I’m glad I did! Lots of interesting stuff to take a gander at, like communal quarantining, “My Long, Unending Journey to Find Perfect Office Equipment”, and a history of Lady Gaga’s “Telephone.”
Speaking of all of that, the At Home section led me to this fascinating piece on a sourdough starter library and the history of sourdough and while I make an excellent no-knead bread, does this mean I too have to get in on this sourdough game!??!?! Well, joke’s on you: I totally already would have branched out but there is no flour to be had anywhere in SF, it seems.
Lest you think that this Missive is merely an NYT reader today, yes, I have seen the Medium post saying that runners everywhere will be the viral downfall of society, to which I post this Vice piece on how The Viral ‘Study’ About Runners Spreading Coronavirus Is Not Actually a Study. (But seriously my running friends, can you please make sure to run in single file if running with your quaranbuddies because you should already be exposed to each other so that use walkers can stay 6 ft away from you? Or, maybe get a mask?)
And finally, McSweeney’s has a guide to “Unfolllow, Unfriend, or Block: A Pandemic Guide.” No recommendation on people like me who are suddenly practicing guitar on Instagram Live just to feel something.
Have a lovely day physically distancing. And be kind to each other, mmmkay?