Quarantine Confessions

After two months of being cooped up close to home, we’ve all had moments of fear, hope, and hilarity. You probably have a story you never imagined would happen, let alone tell. Well, here’s your chance.

Quarantine Confessions is a place for you to anonymously let it all hang out with no judgment. Just ate a whole quart of ice cream? Spent a whole Zoom meeting without wearing pants? What happens in quarantine, stays in quarantine. But if you can’t keep it in any longer, confess below!

  • Half Listening
    June 2, 2020
    On days I work from home, I find that conference calls with upper management go much better when I'm playing video games and only half listening.
  • Quaranwine-ing
    May 30, 2020
    I finally looked over my collection of about 60 wine bottles. I found a 2007 red wine. It should have been consumed by now. I drank it. (Most wine is best drunk soon after buying -- only a very few wines improve with cellaring.) I call it quaranwine-ing.
  • Blank Slate
    May 30, 2020
    Blank Slate ice cream is a guilty pleasure while playing euchre on line with friends.
  • Whole Bottle
    May 29, 2020
    The Q has allowed me to not only accept, but celebrate, drinking a whole bottle of red wine by myself at 3 pm on a Wednesday afternoon
  • True Friends
    May 27, 2020
    This pandemic has shown me who my true friends are....and who actually trusts scientists and epidemiologists over baseless opinions.
  • All Before 11:00
    May 26, 2020
    I was a hot dog and two beers in by 11 a.m. today.
  • Love Staying Home
    May 26, 2020
    I always thought I was an extrovert. Turns out, I may have been wrong. I love staying at home and not seeing people (but not the reason for it).
  • New Computer
    May 26, 2020
    Bought a new computer.
  • Poking The Bear
    May 26, 2020
    Learned that I actually do get along with my significant other. Poked the bear a few times (too many) but 3 months later we still get along.
  • Caught Up
    May 26, 2020
    Traded sports talk for "what series are you binging?" talk. Caught up on Ozark, In The Dark, Naked & Afraid, Impractical Jokers, 911....
  • Bingo
    May 26, 2020
    Played Zoom Bingo for money.
  • New Fashion
    May 26, 2020
    Got a haircut from the home trimmer. Apparently there is more skill in it, or, hoping bald spots are the new fashion.
  • Stocked
    May 26, 2020
    Bought a garage refrigerator - freezer, then stocked it with beer and hard seltzers.
  • Does It Come With A Dryer?
    May 26, 2020
    New best mother's day present-- bidet.
  • Face Masks
    May 26, 2020
    Ordered really cool face masks. From China.
  • Siblings
    May 24, 2020
    I have been mean to my brother.
  • Got Nothing
    May 23, 2020
    I don't have anything to confess.
  • 58 Episodes
    May 22, 2020
    I watched all 58 episodes of Love Island season 4 in three days. That’s 58 hours of TV in 72 hours.
  • Freeing Experience
    May 22, 2020
    I haven't worn a bra in almost 2 months. It has been such a freeing experience, I don't know if I'll go back to wearing bras regularly once we go back to "normal"!
  • My Job
    May 21, 2020
    I don't miss my job.
  • Cheeseballs
    May 21, 2020
    We ate a 2lb container of cheeseballs between the three of us over the course of two days.
  • Elastic Waist
    May 21, 2020
    I haven't worn anything without an elastic waist in MONTHS.
  • "Stay Safe"
    May 21, 2020
    I am a nurse and nothing drives me crazier than my manager ending every conversation with “stay safe”. Why would you say that to someone, it is neither helpful nor inspiring.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race
    May 20, 2020
    I was planning on reading 2-3 books per month, and instead I have watched 2-3 seasons of RuPaul's Drag Race! And I do not regret the decision. Highly recommended series. :)
  • Old Fool
    May 20, 2020
    It has been said "there's no fool like an old fool". I'll do my best to prove it true provided the right younger woman helps me!
  • All Hours
    May 19, 2020
    I take baths at all hours of the day and night.
  • Still Hurt
    May 19, 2020
    I still miss him and I'm still hurt.
  • Potato Chips
    May 19, 2020
    I used to eat them once a week, on Saturday for lunch. The baked kind. Since quarantine, I eat them every day. I eat them while I'm making lunch, I eat them during lunch. No longer the baked ones. Nope, the good ole original high calorie kind. Right now Trader Joes Ridge Cut with Sea Salt is my go to.
  • Ghosted Again
    May 19, 2020
    Two months later I realized I'm in love with him--pretty sure he's ghosted me again though.
  • Solitude
    May 19, 2020
    Solitude. As a deeply introverted person, now never being away from my family is getting to me. I miss my personal space to think and breathe and write.
  • Cannabis
    May 19, 2020
    I'm smoking and ingesting a lot of cannabis.
  • Once A Week
    May 19, 2020
    I shower like once a week
  • Slippers
    May 18, 2020
    I bought a new pair of slippers in March and they were worn out by April.
  • Missing Friends
    May 16, 2020
    I really miss my friends
  • Lego My Eggo
    May 16, 2020
    I have never eaten so many Eggo Waffles...EVER.
  • Meme Time
    May 16, 2020
    I pretend to listen to my husband's political rant, but I'm actually scrolling memes on my phone. It's the only thing keeping me sane.
  • My Own King Lear
    May 16, 2020
    I kind of wish I had the chance to be bored. Between kids and working from home, I feel like I’m stretched to my limit. So the idea of creating my own King Lear in quarantine, or picking up a new skill out of boredom seems like a novelty I don’t have time for.
  • New Fears
    May 15, 2020
    I now have a fear, when I am out walking, that someone is going to sprint toward me and try to touch me.
  • More Cheese Please
    May 15, 2020
    Could I be eating more cheese? I guess anything is possible.
  • Robe
    May 15, 2020
    I am having a love affair. With my robe.
  • Drinks Every Day
    May 15, 2020
    Drinking Every Day And not just a couple.
  • Questlove
    May 14, 2020
    Questlove quarantine DJ sets are incredible.
  • Breaks
    May 14, 2020
    Breakthroughs are awesome, but sometimes they include breaks, and breaks are hard to process/take.
  • Jay Ajayi Hair
    May 14, 2020
    My son told me not to cut his hair as he wants that Jay Ajayi hair.
  • #Respect
    May 14, 2020
    You are reading this...I want you to know you are loved. That is it. #respect
  • Little Kid Big Dreams
    May 14, 2020
    My son, who is on the very young side, said: "when I am 20, I wanna live in a hotel".
  • No More Back To Normal
    May 14, 2020
    I'm angry/sad when anyone mentions "back to normal" because there will not be a back to normal for me. My job of 10 years is gone and I don't know what to do next.
  • Phrases
    May 14, 2020
    Phrases I'd love to never hear again "new normal" and "during these trying times"
  • Stick Shift
    May 14, 2020
    I'm learning how to drive stick shift!
  • Focus On Racial Justice
    May 14, 2020
    Focus on Racial Justice. I have found that taking a minute to center, and then remind myself and who ever I am meeting with that racial justice and climate justice need to be the basis for everything we do from here on out. We will never return to normal.
  • Graduated Into A Recession (x2)
    May 14, 2020
    For the second time in my life I have graduated into a recession. The first time, it took me 3 years to find a job in a field I liked. Now that I have more education (and more student debt) for that field, COVID-19 will prevent me from re-entering the field because no one is hiring. I'm terrified that I'll end up in a job that I'm not qualified for or in a job that I hate just to make ends meet to pay off my loans.
  • More Phone Calls
    May 13, 2020
    I'm having way more meetings now, but less time with friends. I need to make more phone calls.
  • No Baking For Me
    May 13, 2020
    During this time I haven't baked because I need to clean my oven...I haven't cleaned out closets or become organized or started a new hobby or done much exercise...I'm secretly hoping the stay at home order is extended so I can finally do some cleaning...
  • Jumbo Marshmallows
    May 13, 2020
    I had half a bag of stale jumbo marshmallows sitting in the back of the pantry for months. Finally pulled them out and sat down to have a couple during a work phone call. Ended up eating every single one in about 10 minutes.
  • Weave Weed Into My Life
    May 13, 2020
    I’ve found that smoking weed helps me to both be more creative at work and a more patient mom/spouse. It’s nice to be able to weave that in to my life as needed.
  • Unemployment
    May 13, 2020
    Im am annoyed that people in the state of Michigan are getting an extra $600 of unemployment. Most are playing the system. Some are making more than they did while working.Yet, essential workers in the hospital get nothing. Hell every one besides us is getting something. Im over it!
  • Thanks AADL!
    May 12, 2020
    A couple of times during the quarentine my wife and I sneak off and have sex while the two kids are watching the daily AADL storytime on YouTube. Thanks AADL!
  • Overthinking Introvert
    May 12, 2020
    Quarantine has turned me into an overthinking introvert and I don't like it.
  • Returning To Work
    May 12, 2020
    I'm terrified to go back to work. Not just because of the risk of getting sick, but this time has made me realize how much of an introvert I truly am and now that I've gotten used to it. I miss my coworkers and clients, but the thought of returning to the old ball and chain of a work schedule is just giving me straight up anxiety.
  • Time Off
    May 12, 2020
    I work in a very stressful professional job, always on, never knowing what you might have to handle. I have dreamed about just having some time off at home. I have never spent so much time at home. If it weren't for the global sense of doom and crushing anxiety, this would have been what I wanted. But this is not the way I wanted it. Trying to see the opportunity but I have major brain fog. And I am sick to death of my husband. I think he knows.
  • Hat Day Every Day
    May 12, 2020
    I wear hats during zoom meetings since I hate washing my hair so much when I am not doing anything productive where I need to take a shower.
  • Keep Calm And Carry On
    May 12, 2020
    For whoever needs to hear this...we can do it! Keep calm and carry on and all that. We'll get through this quarantine together.
  • The Office-themed Zoom Wedding
    May 11, 2020
    Today I blubbered - hard - through The Office-themed Zoom wedding organized by John Krasinski for his Youtube show.
  • Ex's Street
    May 11, 2020
    When I go past my ex’s street on my government sanctioned run I always make sure to give a middle finger salute.
  • Disastrous Relationship
    May 11, 2020
    Had a secret, disastrous relationship with my child’s teacher - so relieved to not go to school anymore.
  • Best For Mother Earth
    May 11, 2020
    Since the early 1970's I've been of the opinion that the best thing for mother earth would be another virulent plague that eliminates at least 30% of the human population. Yet, I feel guilty for thinking the current pandemic isn't virulent enough.
  • Still Healthy
    May 11, 2020
    During a very bizarre week two of my friends kissed me and I was TERRIFIED I would get covid19 or give it to one of them. But it's been 2 weeks and we are all still healthy so I'm very relieved.
  • Tirdy Works
    May 11, 2020
    Watched the show Tirdy Works. I will do it again and I'm not sorry about it.
  • Self-Care
    May 11, 2020
    I live alone and work part time. I have not missed being “social” at all. In fact, it’s much more peaceful when I don’t feel social pressure to go places and do things. I’m doing much better at my self-care and taking off excess weight. I was home from work for a month with what was probably a mild to moderate case of COVID-19, and I would’ve been happy to retire and never go back to work again, but of course at 48 I can’t afford that.
  • In My Head
    May 11, 2020
    Someone I thought I loved eviscerated me shortly before the lockdown began. Quarantine has me living too much in my head, unable to sort out whether he’s a manipulative monster or just someone in pain who thought I was an acceptable casualty. ....And I want him to be miserable in his quarantine but Facebook stalking shows me he is still functioning as a human being so I hate him all the more. He said he would never hate me but that was a lie.
  • Vacation
    May 11, 2020
    I went on vacation during the stay-at-home order.
  • My Schedule
    May 11, 2020
    My new normal: At LEAST 1 shower a week and sometimes 2, get up whenever I want, drink coffee and read or play on computer until 1 or 2, when I get dressed. Strive for at least 1000 steps a day -- but only made it once or twice. Eat whatever I want. Have groceries delivered to me. A glass of wine at 4. Start planning dinner because it's our one family time of the day. After dinner read or play solitaire on computer. Whenever I get too bored I go to bed. Read until I get tired. Sleep until it is time to do it again.
  • Better Than Fear
    May 11, 2020
    If I get sick, I get sick. If I die, I die. It's better than living in fear.
  • Once Per Week
    May 11, 2020
    I shower no more than once per week. I went 10 days without washing my hair.
  • Sugar Cereal
    May 11, 2020
    I've eaten sugar cereal for breakfast every day in quarantine.
  • Secret Date
    May 11, 2020
    Met a woman online, both very conscious of social distancing. However sparks flew, we decided to make an exception for each other. We've been secretly meeting for 4 weeks now, monitoring for symptoms and fever of course, and intensely enjoying it!
  • Lose It
    May 11, 2020
    My father passed away a few weeks ago and with an expired driver's license that I cannot renew online, it is very difficult to be able to visit my mother. The next time I hear someone whining about how much of an inconvenience it is to not be able to go to the gym, or to not be able to drive a golf cart, or have to eat the same thing every day, I might lose it.
  • Mothers Day
    May 11, 2020
    We didn't socialize with many people before the quarantine and of course during the pandemic we are socialize with no one. I worry that we won't have any friends when we are able to be around people again. I worry especially for my 13 year old daughter. Making friends has never been easy for any of us even though we really want them. :(
  • On My Own
    May 11, 2020
    I'm not afraid of being lonely in isolation anymore- I've gotten past that stage. I'm afraid I'll never want to spend time and open up to people again after getting used to being always on my own.
  • It's 5:00 Somewhere
    May 11, 2020
    Because I look like crap and feel like crap I haven't felt like Zoom Happy Hours...and because I miss real in person Happy Hours with friends and Sunday brunches so much I have been drinking mimosas for breakfast...and sometimes tequila....
  • Visits
    May 11, 2020
    I had my dad over for a very safe, outdoors, separated-by-10-feet, masked visit. But at the end I hugged him. Couldn't not.
  • Painting
    May 11, 2020
    I’ve been painting a lot more lately. At the beginning of each piece, I think to myself, “man why don’t I do this more often?” Then 30 minutes later when I have one stripe of green in front of me, I come to the conclusion that I hate painting because my stripe is ever so slightly bent in two places and I must start over. Painting is more enemy because it’ll never be perfect until it’s out of my hands!
  • Store Manager
    May 11, 2020
    I'm out in California. My sporting goods store that I manage fought to be classified as essential because we sell guns and ammo. So we've been open almost the whole time but they severely under staff us. As a manager however, I've been working almost 50 hours a week, so people can by fitness gear, trampolines, and pools. I'm so over it I almost wish I had Covid so I could stay home. I already deal with anxiety, agoraphobia, depression and I can't handle fighting with people to just wear a damn mask in the store let alone the insane conspiracy theories I have to hear.
  • TP
    May 11, 2020
    I had to use some masks for TP because I ran out
  • Farts
    May 11, 2020
    Sometimes I sniff my farts because they smell good. Weird, but pleasurable.
  • Jolly Pumpkin
    May 11, 2020
    I have ordered the same chicken sandwich from Jolly Pumpkin at least three times. The last time, they wrote my name in all caps on the bag.
  • Animal Crossing
    May 11, 2020
    I get more accomplished in Animal Crossing than I do at home each day.
  • Ditched
    May 11, 2020
    I used the quarantine to ditch several friends that I outgrew. Hasta la vista.
  • No More Politics
    May 11, 2020
    I hate the check-ins at the beginning of a Zoom meeting. Please no more politics!!! We all know that one person who has ceaseless opinions about so many things because they have been venting bile since 2015. Whiners and whingers, before you give us another round of your complaints....Consider everyone is now in a lock down and each of us have our own very real concerns and worries. Take this as an opportunity to learn to be a human. Develop empathy, resilience and kindness.
  • Trapped In The House
    May 10, 2020
    I’ve been trapped in the house with no gym and increasingly-intense body dysmorphia. I feel like I live in nested cages, shrinking with every day that passes
  • RIP Closure
    May 10, 2020
    I just graduated after having to stay an extra year, lost my partner who couldn't wait the extra year for me to join them out-of-state, and cried most of graduation week because I realized everyone important to me had fled town, commencement wouldn't commence, and any locales sentimental to me were behind locked doors. RIP Closure.
  • Mindset
    May 10, 2020
    I love my job but I can no longer listen to my boss Every. Single. Day, COMPLAIN and be so incredibly negative about everything. Our office should have closed during April anyways but no instead I had to hear the same conversation to each single person who called. It really affects me and my depression and anxiety as it is. It’s hard being positive around someone who sees nothing positive during this time or can’t be thankfully that we are alive and well.
  • Vegetables
    May 10, 2020
    I’ve stopped washing vegetables before I eat them and cook with them.
  • Reflection
    May 10, 2020
    Like many others quarantine has helped me reflect on what I want to be different once we resume life outside our homes. One particular issue I'm wrestling with is whether I feel comfortable continuing to work for a company that is so out of touch with what life is like for families with young children at home. I think I am finally understanding that they aren't going to change...
  • Bathroom Zoom
    May 10, 2020
    I'm a teacher and so my bladder is not my own during school time. But NOT ANYMORE! I can go whenever I want--more or less. I've enjoyed the flexibility of teaching online for several reasons including this one. But, I was on a Zoom call with our school admin and teacher leaders and...really had to go. I couldn't leave because I could be called on to give an answer at any moment (just like school!). So I unplugged my laptop, brought it into the bathroom, and had at it. I couldn't look at their faces while I did my business so I opened another tab and stared at the Google homepage for awhile. I don't think they ever knew or if they did, no one called me out :)
  • Losing Them
    May 10, 2020
    I was going to tell someone I was in love with them when we went on a trip together a week before quarantine. I held off due to the stress of the trip. Now, that person hasn't even opened my message for weeks, it's just a dumb Zoom meme anyways. We used to talk all day and they were my best friend. It's been a hard lesson to take in isolation but I think I'm finally getting there. In many ways, losing them has been harder to accept than physically being completely alone.
  • Jogging
    May 10, 2020
    I went jogging with boots on and a hammer
  • Wrath Of Kahn
    May 10, 2020
    Re-enacted a scene from "Star Trek: The Wrath of Kahn". Daughter came home from college, but had a room-mate who probably had Corona. So she lived in the den for 2 weeks, with translucent plastic between den & kitchen. One night she put her hand on the plastic, and intoned "For the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one"... to which I immediately replied, my hand meeting hers thru the plastic, "I have been, and always shall be, your friend!"
  • Back To Work
    May 10, 2020
    I have absolutely no desire to go back to work! How can you socially distant from 12 children and 3 staff .
  • Cut Benefits
    May 10, 2020
    The day my final grades were posted is the same day the hospital cut benefits (retirement, tuition reimbursement and salary increase) feeling fatigued after the past couple months and now I’m feeling hung out to dry.
  • Sorry Not Sorry
    May 10, 2020
    I don’t miss most of our kid obligations like soccer on cold mornings, scout meetings that are often a shit show, and crowded school concerts. Sorry not sorry.
  • Halloween
    May 10, 2020
    I am going to be so pissed if we miss Halloween.
  • High
    May 10, 2020
    I don't want my friends to know when I'm high.
  • Laundry Day?
    May 10, 2020
    I have been wearing 3 pairs of underwear just on a loop because I don't want to do laundry.
  • Married Life
    May 10, 2020
    We got married in November. By the time this thing is done, we'll have spent more time quarantined together than we did living our regular lives. We argued the entire first month of staying at home but now I think we've figured it out
  • Gathering
    May 10, 2020
    My husband and I have completely given up on social distancing. This is our fifth consecutive night of having people over and we have absolutely no shame. We're all consenting adults and know that gathering carries a risk.
  • Pool Day
    May 10, 2020
    I begrudgingly opened our pool on May 1st. Today, May 9th, in the great state of OH-IO, it snowed. #F2020
  • Muted
    May 9, 2020
    There’s a woman in my friend group who I really dislike. When we have Zoom social hours, I mute her randomly. No one knows it’s me. I keep telling her that it must be her earphones.
  • The Spotify Guy
    May 9, 2020
    Saw on Spotify that the guy I like (who took a giant shit on my heart twice) listens to the CATS the Musical Soundtrack. What. A. Loser.
  • Looking Amazing
    May 9, 2020
    I leave the house looking amazing every time, even running, just in case the guy I'm into (who does not feel the same) sees me.
  • Technology
    May 9, 2020
    I'm irritated with people who are hesitant to embrace technology during these times. So much can be done online and it's been proven, but some are still hesitant to change. We can't overcome challenges if we don't adapt. I spend days irritated and afraid to post those thoughts publicly.
  • Family Time
    May 9, 2020
    My kids struggle in various ways but now our usual quiet social calendar reflects others’ calendars. It’s a relief and welcomed break for the usual feelings of insecurity because we don’t have super social, super over-achieving children. I love hanging with them, working, learning, laughing.
  • 24/7 With Someone
    May 9, 2020
    I only get to go to work two days a week. Sometimes I leave early just to get out of the house and away from my husband for an extra few minutes. I love him dearly but I just don’t think that we’re meant to spend 24/7 with someone.
  • Perfume
    May 9, 2020
    I hate my new perfume. Eau de Clorox. Guess I’ll be wearing it for awhile though.
  • Hospital
    May 9, 2020
    Even though I only work with Covid patients every once in a while, I still come home from the hospital exhausted.
  • Hoarder
    May 9, 2020
    Being under a stay at home order I discovered I was a hoarder. Not of toilet paper but of other things. I've been so full of anxiety and depression I haven't had the energy to clean out my closets. But while looking through some stuff in bags in one closet I found the batteries I bought months ago for my remote!
  • Custody
    May 9, 2020
    I was presumed positive for COVID-19, but I didn’t tell my ex because I was afraid of loosing custody.
  • Leaving
    May 9, 2020
    I am sad about leaving my boyfriend.
  • Showering
    May 9, 2020
    I haven't taken a shower in a week. It's just me and my cat but even he has now been social distancing from me so I guess it's time!
  • Clear Skies
    May 9, 2020
    I like the decrease in traffic & noise and the clearer skies.
  • Bedtime
    May 9, 2020
    My new bedtime is between 5 and 7 am, and I wake up between 12 and 2 pm. I've never been a morning person, but now I get to see the sunrise before I go to bed.
  • Weed & Weed
    May 9, 2020
    Weed & weed. Very Relaxing
  • Mask-less Runner
    May 9, 2020
    I regret that I haven’t watched any Chuck Norris movies or TV shows during quarantine. If I had, I could have used some of his moves to defend myself against the mask-less runner who brushed past me on the sidewalk today, huffing and puffing all over the place. I was defenseless.
  • Gains
    May 9, 2020
    gained 15 lbs I'm eating better than usual and exercising less
  • Parodies
    May 9, 2020
    We completely lost our minds and resorted to making ridiculous parodies of famous commercials: https://youtu.be/6NvhX-HbCGg
  • In Bed
    May 9, 2020
    Hi! I have been quarantined at home for a long time and I like to eat my meals in bed with no underwear on. Very comfortable!!
  • Meatloaf Patties
    May 8, 2020
    MEATLOAF PATTIES (hamburger, onion, oats, egg) are a family comfort food going back two generations. Last night I was feeling sad -- so I cooked up and ate a whole pound! Four huge patties! Definitely a first. It was so delicious, and I honestly felt MUCH, much better, all night ... no shame, no regrets, YOLO, if not now, when? All that ;)
  • TMZ
    May 8, 2020
    I’ve started watching TMZ Live and learning tons of things about people I’ve never heard of before and I like it!
  • House Pants
    May 8, 2020
    Normally, when I do my laundry, there is a fairly even distribution of pants and shirts. Because I do video conferencing for work, I'm still going through roughly the same number of shirts, but I've learned that all of my pants don't actually fit in my drawers. I've had to stack some of them on the floor because I only wear house pants now.
  • Fart
    May 8, 2020
    Sometimes I mute myself and pass out gas (FART) really loudly!
  • Remember CDs?
    May 8, 2020
    My stand-up work desk at home is now an ironing board perched atop my dresser and a case of old CDs from like 20 years ago. Remember CDs?
  • AA
    May 8, 2020
    Now I know why they invented booze and drugs, legalized cannabis and my recycle guy left me a note that either I chill or he was turning me in to AA!
  • Best If Used By
    May 8, 2020
    In looking through my freezer and food pantry I'm finding a number of food items that are past the "Best if used by" date by a year or 2. If it looks okay, I still eating it.
  • Chuck Norris!
    May 8, 2020
    I watch "Walker, Texas Ranger" every night. Love Chuck Norris!
  • Nap > Meetings
    May 8, 2020
    I have cancelled virtual meetings to take a nap. And I am NOT sorry about it.
  • Binging
    May 8, 2020
    I watched Love is Blind.
  • Walgreens
    May 8, 2020
    I wore my slippers to Walgreens to buy M&Ms.
  • TOP
    May 8, 2020
    I secretly hoped that top of the park would be shorter and move to late summer and set up for social distancing if necessary then
  • Surprise
    May 8, 2020
    My wife scrambled to arrange having a new car waiting in our driveway for our daughter as a surprise. She had just earned her Masters degree days earlier via a zoom commencement which needless to say falls short of an actual live commencement exercise. It also happened to be our daughter's birthday this week. The surprise car involved quite a scramble on my wife's part with the car dealership in a very short window of time to make this a surprise waiting for her in the driveway the next day. My daughter texted us about something else as my wife and I had just completed the transaction moments earlier. In my "quarantine fog" I reflexively texted her back saying that we just bought her a car. Needless to say this was a husband and dad surprise screw up moment extraordinaire. This was supposed to be a bright moment of celebration and a surprise waiting for her in the driveway the next day. She had just spent the last 19 years of her life as a student, gotten her Masters and was now facing the very difficult prospects of finding work in her field in this very uncertain time. In a major brain freeze, I let the cat out of the bag and completely ruined the surprise. There is a happy ending to this story though. Hours later the day our daughter was back home, which was supposed to be "surprise day" she was on the phone with a company she had been interviewing with over several weeks. She was offered the position just 5 days after receiving her Masters Degree. It turned out to be a celebratory moment and a great surprise after all. Dad also got bailed out of the doghouse! Whew!!!
  • Sweet Tooth
    May 8, 2020
    I ate a whole pan of brownies in two days.
  • Pillow Talk
    May 8, 2020
    I didn't get out of bed today
  • Retail Therapy
    May 8, 2020
    I went to Target in a star wars clone costume.
  • Productivity
    May 8, 2020
    Plan: update resume, clean the house, go for a run. Reality: eat another bowl of ramen and watch another season of the Good Place on Netflix. #QuarantineAndChill
  • Starstruck
    May 8, 2020
    Bryan Cranston, of Breaking Bad fame, came onto our Zoom call for a class.
  • Puzzled
    May 8, 2020
    It took my mom and I 22 days to complete a 3000 piece Star Trek puzzle.
  • ZZZs
    May 8, 2020
    I've slept till 11:00am three days in a row.
  • Cinnamon Rolls
    May 8, 2020
    My new quarantine hobby is trying to figure out and master the recipe for the BEST cinnamon rolls!
  • Transformers
    May 8, 2020
    I've been watching the Transformers movies in order.
  • WW2
    May 8, 2020
    I dug out a WW2 era cookbook that features recipes you can make during times of rationing. It's really interesting.
  • Squirrels
    May 8, 2020
    I don't want to leave the house, not because I am afraid of getting or giving the virus, but because I have to keep the squirrels off the suet cakes, intended for the wood peckers.
  • Dr. Phil
    May 8, 2020
    Dr. Phil has become my BFF. Never watched him before the lockdown.
  • Bathtub
    May 8, 2020
    I make evening phone calls from my bathtub
  • New Crush
    May 8, 2020
    I have a new friend crush on the cool neighbors down the street who I never met until taking long quarantine walks with the pup!
  • Chicken Wings
    May 8, 2020
    We usually try to eat healthy. When Costco replaced our boneless skinless chicken order with chicken wings, we embraced the mistake and re-created bar food, we are eating large heaping piles of buffalo chicken wings (recipe off the internet) with baked fries for "Bar nights" in our family room
  • Balloons
    May 8, 2020
    this is funny, I was working at dollar tree there was a forest of balloon strings and when I went to blow them up for a few customers, I would get tangled :D
  • Anxiety
    May 8, 2020
    For two weeks I woke up in the middle of the night with chest pain from anxiety. I thought I was losing my mind. I'm better now, but the global anxiety being felt during this time is real and serious.
  • Me Time
    May 8, 2020
    Sent husband and son for a long walk so I could watch whatever I wanted in peace with no interruptions or judgments.
  • Work Fails
    May 8, 2020
    I'm only doing about 2-3 hours of work a day, even though I tell my boss I'm doing 8.
  • Hermit-Crab Life
    May 8, 2020
    I have to confess: I really like this hermit-crab life. I'm an introverted young woman living alone with a cat and many houseplants (yes, I'm a cliche), and being able to get work done/spend time with people online without leaving my house is proving a unexpected dream come true. I want life to move toward normal for the sake of everyone who's struggling right now, but I personally want to linger in this stay-at-home life as long as I can.
  • Talking To Towels
    May 8, 2020
    I asked the towels, out loud, if they wanted to go into the dryer or hang on the rack.
  • Pounds
    May 8, 2020
    During the COVID-19 crisis, I’ve put on a COVID 15 pounds sitting around doing nothing.
  • Video Games Takeover
    May 8, 2020
    I have never played many video games and since coming to Ann Arbor have occupied my time with other things like ultimate frisbee and rock climbing. Since the stay-at-home orders, however, I picked up World of Warcraft to relive the glory days of playing it in high school. At first I was trying to limit playing to as many hours as I spend doing other non-gaming leisure activities, but soon found myself filling most of my weekend time leveling characters, trying to get the best gear and exploring all the dungeons. It also makes a nice 10-15 minute break in-between work activities :-O.
  • No Bra? No Problem
    May 8, 2020
    I don't wear a bra anymore.
  • 6 Feet
    May 8, 2020
    After sheltering in place and only seeing my husband since March 13, I spent time yesterday with two friends. We were mostly outside, but did get within 6 feet of each other a few times. Hope they don't have the virus!
  • Lazy
    May 8, 2020
    I've had the same daily menu for over a month: granola for breakfast, protein shake for lunch and a turkey sandwich for dinner. Still not sure if I am just lazy or simplifying during the quarantine. Probably lazy...

 

 

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