Remember when all you needed to have fun at home was a box?
It’s quarantine o’clock, and it’s no fun for literally anyone. We’re stuck inside, we can’t travel, we’re not supposed to stand near each other; kinda runs counter to the whole point of humanity as an experience, huh? Well, despite the machinations of a malevolent virus, I refuse to be bored. If I have to sit inside by myself all day, I’m going to make the most of it, and I suggest you do as well.
If there’s one standby of the modern era we can still rely on, it’s streaming. There’s lots of cool shows on Netflix and Hulu right now, and considering the circumstances, something a little more lighthearted would probably be best. Stand-up comedian Marc Maron has a special on Netflix titled End Times Fun that’s a pretty good time. Admittedly, it’s not… exactly the definition of “lighthearted,” as you can likely glean from the title, but you gotta find the humor somewhere.
If you don’t feel like looking at a screen, try reading a book. It’s a little harder to get physical books delivered right now, unfortunately, but if you don’t mind waiting a little longer, there’s definitely an interesting story out there for you. I recommend Failure is an Option, the dryly hilarious autobiography of H. Jon Benjamin, who you might know as the voice of Bob from Bob’s Burgers or Archer from, erm, Archer.
If you’re not in the mood for storytime, then take the opportunity to explore and improve yourself. Exercise a little more, start a little home garden, or maybe even start writing something of your own. These activities may not sound as fun as a big party with lots of people, but the name of the game here is savoring. You want to get more out of every little nugget of life, and when this whole situation comes to an end, you may find that you’ve discovered something about yourself.