Below are the latest additions to “Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home.”
The purpose of the original post and these updates is to provide ideas for maintaining some quality of life while on lock down. Note that the original post is updated regularly to contain all updates; these separate update posts are intended to provide an easy way to know what’s new. (I know that these posts are entirely unrelated to the general subject matter of the blog. But, given the circumstances and that I have received a surprising number of appreciative comments about it, I plan to continue for the foreseeable future.)
If you have found things not on my list that others may benefit from, please send them to me, and I will include them in the next update.
In the meantime, enjoy! . . .
Home Not Alone (with Kids)
When all else fails, there’s no shame in turning to the devious games: “Running out of ideas to keep the kids busy? This $5 hack is a bloody SAVIOUR.”
The band Radiohead is having weekly live shows on their YouTube channel.
While not the actual show, some of the music (and a behind the scenes video) from Jagged Little Pill, including “Head Over Feet,” is available on YouTube.
Movies / TV Series / Videos
Thrillist is always good for random ideas, including this list of “Obscure Streaming Services to Get When You’re Bored With Netflix.”
Cooking, Cookies, and Other Food Options
Once again, Thrillist provides some fantastic suggestions, this time for those in Boston: “Where to Order Your Work From Home Lunch in Boston.”
I have been a huge fan of Tony & Chelsea Northrup for several years, and, in a recent post, they provide some excellent suggestions for “$0 Home Studio Hacks,” i.e., getting yourself set up quickly and cheaply for your in-home pictures.
Following up on Chelsea Northrup’s idea of cheap studio hacks, Fstoppers suggests trying Thomas Heaton’s “Getting Creative at Home With Cheap and Cheerful Macro Photography and Your Wife’s Fish Tank.”
- How I Built This. Not literal building! It features interviews with people about how they built successful companies (like JetBlue, one of my favorites!).
Just because she’s such a good friend and is such a good trainer, I have to continue to highlight The Fix Personal Training. This is the personal training website of a very close friend and colleague, Paula Astl, who is probably in the best shape of anyone I’ve ever known. And she’ll train you online or outside at a safe 6+ foot distance!
And, if recorded fitness videos are your thing, take a look at danichinitz_fit (the daughter of a friend). With over 60,000 followers, you know she’s doing something right!
I will admit that when I think of exercise, I definitely don’t think of Consumer Reports. (Maybe that’s just me.) Yet here is their, “How to Exercise at Home During the Coronavirus.”
Random / Other Lists
Gotta love a “Facebook group where Russians post art, isolation style,” as MIT Technology Review’s The Download puts it.
If you’re feeling really adventurous and happen to have the parts lying around, try Jimi Simmons’ making a guitar out of an old skateboard deck.
Absolutely amazing stuck at home climbing!