Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home – Bi-Weekly Update (July 18)

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 was to provide ideas for maintaining some quality of life while on lock down. The original post has been updated continually to contain all of the suggestions, whereas the separate update posts are intended to provide an easy way to know what’s new.

Given that lock-downs and stay-at-home orders have been relaxed and people are now venturing out more, any additional updates to our list will be on an ad hoc basis. 

In the meantime, here are a few updates to enjoy . . .

Home Not Alone (with Kids)

Zillow has a timely list of “8 Budget-Friendly Staycation Ideas for Families.”

Broadway (and Other) Shows

Hamilton has now been out for just over two weeks. So, Thrillist suggests that we all “Stop singing ‘One Last Time’ already and listen to Dream Boston,” “a new series of six-minute audio micro-plays from local playwrights.”

Cooking, Cookies, and Other Food Options

Like butter, eggs make most things better. In that spirit, Bon Appétit offers “91 Egg Recipes That We Always Crave.”

And, for dessert, Thrillist’sWeekend Project: How to Churn Homemade Ice Cream.”


While you might think that it’s hard for podcasts (all spoken) and photography (all visual) to mix (I do, and I listen to them!), 500px identifies “15 photography podcasts you should listen to.”

Travel (Virtually … or Not!)

Feel like sitting around, staring out the window? How about staring out a window somewhere else in the world? Enter WindowSwap.

Random / Other Lists

Rumor has it that the comet NEOWISE is putting on quite a show in the northern hemisphere. According to National Geographic, “One of the brightest comets in decades is passing Earth. Here’s how to see it.” 

And, take a look at Thrillists’ latest list of “Everything You Can Do in Boston This Weekend” (the weekend of July 18/19).


Don’t miss buttercup’s good advice!