Stuck at Home Doesn’t Have to Mean Bored at Home (Start of Fall Update)

Fall starts today. Happy fall!

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.

Because people are now venturing out more, there is no need for regular updates. Accordingly, additional updates are now on an ad hoc basis – and, you can always (even when things return to normal) go back to the original post, which has the full range of things to do. 

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

Games (without the Board or Boredom)

For really fun online trivia, check out Atlas Obscura Trivia Night. $7 per person, and definitely worth it. (I say that having done it!)


If you have a lot of time (639 years, to be precise), you can listen to “the Longest Song in the World: A 639-Year Performance of the John Cage Composition Called ‘Organ/ASLSP (As Slow As Possible)’.

For something a little shorter, check out NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts., described as “Intimate video performances, recorded live at the desk of All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen.”

Cooking, Cookies, and Other Food Options

Do you miss Eataly? No need. It was only a matter of time before we got Eataly at Home Grocery Boxes. Enjoy!

Like eggs? (Who doesn’t?) Yummly has “10 Kitchen Hacks for Cooking Eggs,” complete with links for some interesting egg recipes. But, for the tried and true, don’t miss, “The Best Scrambled Eggs (Ten Ways).”

Photography and Video

Don’t miss Bored Panda’s fantastic post, “The Finalists Of The 2020 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards Have Been Announced And They Might Crack You Up.”

And in the continuing saga of people recreating old paintings, here is Bored Panda’s latest: “I Decided To Recreate One Famous Classic Painting A Day For A Year, And Here Are My 53 Recreations.” Definitely worth checking out.


The Term. A Law360 show about the U.S. Supreme Court. As they say, “Give us about 15 minutes each week and we’ll catch you up on all the big action at the nation’s highest court, along with a list of what to watch in the coming sessions,” with hosts Jimmy Hoover and Natalie Rodriguez.

Travel (Virtually … or Not!)

Trying to get away – but need to be able to bring your dog? Here’s a site to help: BringFido.

Or, just go checkout the fall foliage: “This Years Fall Colors Will Be Spectacular. Heres When & Where Theyll Peak Near You.” (Thank you Thrillist!)

For those on the West Coast (or willing to drive there), Thrillist has another option: Leavenworth, Washington – “This Hidden Mountain Village Is Like a Warp Zone to Bavaria.”

Coping with the New (Ab)Normal

Recognizing that many of us are living our own versions of Groundhog Day, with every meal at home, epicurious has an article to address that very issue: “How to Battle Kitchen Burnout (And Still Get Dinner on the Table).”

Random / Other Lists

The Boston Calendar has a regular list of things to do to in Boston at any given point. Here is their list of “82 things to do in Boston this weekend” (from September 12-13, but most still apply).

Tired of talking to Alexa? Really love Samuel L. Jackson? Well, “Hey Samuel” is a new wake word. Try “Hey Samuel, tell me a joke” on your Amazon Echo.


Incredible – from The Download … Wintergatan – Marble Machine (music instrument using 2000 marbles)… (Okay, it’s from 2016, but it’s pretty amazing!