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Corona Part 5: One week into lockdown

On snacking, video calls and 21 day challenges

The first week of lockdown went by faster than I thought it would. To stay sane, I’ve been watching series (Daryl & I binge-watched Peaky Blinders), reading (finally started Where the crawdads sing), and consuming all forms of comedy because it is so important to laugh. Schalk Bezuidenhout has a daily lockdown update on Instagram which makes my day. Showering and changing into fresh PJs is also highly recommended. I try to incorporate some form of exercise and one home-cooked meal every day. Although the snackasaurus in me is alive and well.

This is how I tame the snackasaurus (you can use mouthwash as well)

IG chefs be like…

 

Before you bake banana bread, read this

Video calls or VCs are kind of a big deal right now

Last week I downloaded HouseParty to see what the fuss was about. The fuss was correct. It is cool. Another VC program that is getting a whole lotta love is Zoom. They have made $4 billion in the last 3 months.

With the rise of VC comes the rise of VC backgrounds

Can you believe I’ve been having video calls but haven’t even curated or staged my background? I’m a monster. Luckily some good samaritans on the interweb have got me covered. Canva also has a whole bunch that you can use. 

The Verge has put together an amazing list of backgrounds, which you can check out here. 

21 days to change your life… or not

If you are interested in learning something new, doing some exercise or getting free stuff, then check out this list of free online resources I put together, which is updated regularly.

The only challenge that matters during lockdown

If unlike me, you have a Switch, you’ve probably been playing Animal Crossing. If not, here are some ideas.

Where’s Wally? Coronavirus edition

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Wally Corona Virus edition

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Play Cards Against Humanity  Remote Insensitivity online with up to 8 people

In addition to this, Playing Cards also offers traditional card games that you can play online with friends.

And finally, remember to listen to Uncle Samuel L Jackson and stay the f*&% at home

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