Hello from day ??? of the pandemic. I hope this post finds you in the best possible state you can be in at this time. I know for many of us, our states or counties or areas are beginning to open up to one extent or another, and there’s a lot of uncertainty as we try to figure out what level of re-integration into the outside world is safe.
1) Kick It! by Eliza virtual classes
I’ve mentioned my love of the Kick It! class available on PopSugar Fitness’ YouTube page before. The studio and fitness style are largely based in Boston, so I hadn’t yet had the pleasure of doing a live class.
True, the flagship shows have been put on hiatus as the guys can’t meet in person, but that hasn’t stopped them from creating content for the Naish.
I confess I’ve not been one to much see the point of Twitch as a general concept, especially for actual play podcast content. Ok, so I stare at your faces while you describe a fictional scene. But now that I interact with almost everyone through little boxes on my screen, the livestream recording experience feels personal in a new way. These guys are little boxes on my screen, just like my friends and coworkers!
So, I’ve been enjoying their Side Sesh Side Quest project while the OG GCP goes on indefinite hiatus due to quarantine.
3) Baking ALL THE THINGS
As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been baking a lot lately and it’s bringing a lot of pleasure.
Am I ever not enjoying a little YWA? Continuing to get on the mat helps. It just helps so much.
5) Daily Podcast Land
Short daily podcasts are apparently a thing that exists? Forever35 hosts Kate and Doree have started a daily podcast called Here for You that offers a little check-in and a daily activity for us all to do.
6) Plant parent life
I bought a plant. To be specific, it’s a monstera.
(*I admit it, I used to forget that my cactus existed for long periods of time. It’s weathered them all beautifully. I’m doing better now, I promise).
7) Becoming (re)obsessed with Great British Bake Off
One of the most soothing things in the world, to me, is Great British Bake Off. I love all things cake and bread and pie, and the show’s vibe is absolutely lovely. I don’t have to tell you that–it’s an incredibly popular show for a reason. Lately I’ve been letting old episodes become the backdrop to my evenings, which has of course inspired the aforementioned baking. I even attempted a Victoria Sponge. It went poorly.