This is a truly excellent book, I am getting ready to start the second one, and I haven’t been in the Middle Grades since the 80s!
Since I rarely leave the house anyway, nothing has really changed for me. I’ve worked from home for 10 years, and keeping a stocked pantry is almost a hobby at our house. If my work slows down a lot, I’ll be doing a lot more gardening and crochet, though.
Don’t forget to exercise.
Want to go for a joyride without leaving your chair? Especially if you’re a railfan, locomotive cab-view videos are a thing, some of them quite long.
RailCowGirl (Norway, mostly on the Bergensbanen)
Ben Elias (UK)
Don Coffey (UK)
dulevoz (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia)
Railway Emotions (Switzerland)
Rotausleuchtung (Germany, Austria)
Mars Hartdegen (Vietnam, you may have to dig for the rail videos)
V0LCHA’s Trains Chan (Russia)
Liono pointcom (France)
Well, there’s the aspirational list:
Thorough spring-cleaning of the house
Level up my dogs’ training
Finish that knitting project
Bake some bread
But on Day 4 of working from home, what’s really happening:
Do some actual work
Read a lot of bOING bOING
Scour news, Facebook, various websites for information
Revel in staying in my pajamas all day!
Play sudoku a lot
I can help your kid to swim! dumps child in deep end of the pool
RIMMER: Welcome to quarantine, lads. I hope the next 84 days pass as
swiftly and as pleasantly as the 100-years war.
KRYTEN: Sir, I must protest. You only supplied us with single-berth
RIMMER: Space Corps directive 597 clearly states “One berth per
registered crew member.” And as Listy is the only registered crew
member, 1 berth is all you get.
CAT: Don’t rise to him.
KRYTEN: What about entertainment? You are obliged to provide us with
minimum leisure facilities. Games, literature, hobby activities,
RIMMER: And in accordance with Space Corps directive 312, you’ll find in
the storage cupboard over there a chess set with 31 missing pieces, a
knitting magazine with a pull-out special on crocheted hats, a puzzle
magazine with all the crosswords completed and a video of the excellent
cinematic treat, “Wall-papering, Painting, and Stipling – a DIY
In portuguese. Atividades no Brasil.
When not working my 8 hour shift from home, and attending all the usual needs?
Drawing, catching up on all the shows I’m behind on, cleaning, more drawing.
That’s not one of mine, but I appreciate the sentiment right now.
Would like to see one of yours!!! Care to post it?
I’m mostly just doing my usual routine:
- Read the news for an hour or two after getting up.
- Shower etc.
- Cook a proper breakfast (shakshuka is highly recommended).
- Wash up.
- Fiddle about in the shed and garden making/fixing/maintaining things.
- Go for a swim in the river if it’s hot enough.
- Play computer games for an hour or two.
- Watch a movie or somesuch.
- Make a proper dinner.
- Wash up.
Suggestions if folks have nowt else to do:
i) Try out as many Chef John recipes as possible.
ii) Learn basic handtool woodworking.
iii) Learn simple machine tool woodworking.
iv) Follow the boat-fixing adventures of Dangar Stu.
v) Follow the sailing adventures of Tarka.
vi) Learn the history of WWI in extreme but fascinating detail.
Thank you! That first one… holy crap, excellent!
You’re not stuck where you are, you’re traveling the galaxy!
When i first saw star trek generations the lack of ambient engine noise was notable by its absence. That and how dark it suddenly was on the ship.