Coronavirus Corner

Hey everyone,
Since so many people are locked up at home for the time being, I thought it would be a good idea to give a place to out down some stuff people wouube able to do from home. Anything works!

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I’m a huge proponent of Zooniverse. There are so many projects to get involved with, it’s free, and it’s educational. Plus, you’re helping the science and history communities by participating!

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One that I am currently doing is through National Geographic. You can get a certificate in Conservation for free!

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All but 2 of the supplies I need to start making orange oil got here today! I’m so excited!

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I’m stuck at work.

I work in an apartment community office of 6 people total, with only 3 in the actual office so we have not been put on work from home (yet?). But we’re on phone/email contact only and are pushing virtual tours (which we don’t even have the tech to do) so it’s crickets in here.

I’m glad to still be getting hours and pay right now, but it’s hard not to be frustrated with the lack of tasks. Sometimes I can write for a bit, but my coworkers tend to be the randomly chatty sort. @Fox that Zooniverse thing looks great! I saw they have some transcription projects, and that could be perfect for surviving the work day.

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I’m working from home, while under quarantine. So not only do I still have work to do grading papers (save me from the grammar… please) I get to do it while coughing. BUT being on quarantine means I’m finally getting caught up on all the shows I usually don’t have time for. I’ve been running Repair Shop and Great British Bake-off during the day for soothing white noise. I’m caught up on Witcher and Locke and Key, I finished out Miraculous Ladybug, I’m almost done with Scooby Doo, Mystery Inc., and I’m looking for more.

(If you have any faves, please tell me! I’m usually not in the mood for anything too thinky after work (thinky shows are weekend shows) but I’m fairly open to all genres.)

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I had to leave most of my stuff at my dorm in college. We didn’t know we’d have to stay home for the rest of the semester until they told us over spring break. I’m not that upset since I kind of predicted it and shoved everything I could into my suitcase, but I love being on campus. It’s one of the places I feel truly happy. I did leave most of my clothes there, especially my warmer weather ones (didn’t think that through) so I am a little sad about that. But the plus side is I’m home with my gigantic bookshelf so I’ll never be bored when I finish my online school homework in an hour and have nothing to do.

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I know at least one other person here will have received the email about this, but the folks that organize a couple of the super long mileage-logging challenges (Run the Year, Amerithon) are doing a set of free virtual events next month.

Each week has a different theme, and you can choose how long a distance you want to cover.

https://runtheedge.com/pages/un-canceled-project

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I played a board game with friends virtually - 2 of the 5 Of us owned the game, so we were able to have cameras on the board and the cards. It worked really well, so that might be an idea for others!

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I don’t know if anyone else has seen those ads on Instagram for something called The Hero’s Journal, but they’ve apparently put out a 30 day Quarantine Quest for free. It was intended to last for this month, but I just found it today, so we’ll see what this thing’s about!

Edit: Its as cute as expected, but I honestly know I won’t be able to keep with it in digital form. Maybe if I were able to print it, but since that isn’t an option during it’s intended use… :ascendershrug:

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I’m doing that! It’s fun and I love the journal.

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The National Theatre are streaming Twelfth Night for free from 7pm UK time tonight (Thursday 23 April)

I think that’s 2pm EST

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Artwork has been popping up in my village during the lockdown. Looking forward to finding more.
All are beautiful and some are sneaky to find, makes every trip out a little adventure!

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The designer behind the Steotchalong I mentioned last year is going to do a mini know-what-the-design-is Steotchalone project.

Seven weeks of pattern, only six colors this time (and they’re variable, so you can change them up if you want/need based on preference or what you have on hand), and more details will be shared (I think) on their Facebook page two nights from now.

I know I’m probably going to do it. :deirdreexcited:

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Cirque du Soleil are showing off tomorrow Fri 1st May 3pm ET (8pm in the UK)

I’ve seen a couple of the shows live, the acrobatics and music always make me smile. (Ok and occasionally cringe, contortionists are scary!)

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Okay, it’s been announced, and I am absolutely doing it.

It’s an updated version of their “Bless This House” pattern that features Hugh Laurie’s face. :spiritseergimme:

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