Quarantivity (or how to stay sane while working from home forever)

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Hey! You! I want to hear about the things you're doing or learning while self-isolating at home for the next however many days. Tell me about your projects, artwork, workouts, model kits, cleaning techniques, whatever!

Today, I've been working on an entirely scratch-made chicken tikka masala. That meant a garam masala and tandoori masala spice mix, garlic/ginger paste, a basic curry sauce, and chicken marinade. I've just got to BBQ the chicken skewers later and make the finished sauce! After that, I made a sourdough starter and am excited to bake my first loaf in several days!

I've also set up a little schedule for when to check my e-mail, be productive, etc. and found some specific exercise routines I want to do - yin yoga in the mornings, and strength or cardio in the afternoon/evenings. Apparently I want to emerge from my house as an extremely fit chef at the end of this!

What're you choosing to work on for the next while?

(Sidenote, if we can try to keep things positive in here that'd be great - there's already enough to be anxious about in the media and I'd rather see folks' silver linings.)

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  • TayaTaya Registered User regular
    I am going to complete the proko figure drawing and anatomy courses that I paid for but never completed.

    I may try to follow along with a Bob Ross episode.

    I'm going to make bread until I'm good at making bread. I may try making a cake from scratch as well. I have always used a box-mix like a scrub.

    Also a looooot of Animal Crossing.

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    I made myself one of my patented Really Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. Country loaf slices, four slices of medium cheddar, lots of butter, pan. With some cream of mushroom to dip in.

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    I'll probably try to get a sourdough starter going and start making weekly bread again.

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  • crwthcrwth THAT'S IT Registered User regular
    i’m really leaving a lot more room for depression

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  • Endless_SerpentsEndless_Serpents Registered User regular
    I’m in the military and we have been quarantined to our ship since Sunday, which is not overly different to our standard working arrangement save that we’re currently alongside. Which means we can see land... We can see houses from here. As you can imagine, we’ve already invented several games which are potentially lethal and would constitute psychiatric help in the civilian world, and the beer has all already been drunk.



    What does this mean for me? Time. Time to write more of my novel that has been gathering dust, time to focus on physical training (stomach and back mainly), and time to play roleplaying games! You’d be surprised but most folks are up for it, and I’ll no doubt have a one-shot set up by Thursday for six players!

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  • JimothyJimothy Not in front of the fox he's with the owlRegistered User regular
    Well I had been marathon training, but that finally got cancelled today. Gym's closed though so I can't lift, gonna stick with long runs every day (typically anywhere from 1:20 to 3ish hours)

    Today I called and got my car payment deferred a few months as part of their disaster relief program, considering that an accomplishment

    I've got a library book I've been putting off finishing, but mostly I've been digging in to TV: A few episodes into Resistance, the last Star Wars show I haven't seen; watching Garo (finished the first series, slowly working through some movies before I move on to the second), finally seeing what all the Schitt's Creek hype is about (just finished season 3). In addition to my weekly shows

    Marvel's Outlawed thing finally starts tomorrow and I've been very excited for it. My shop said they're doing curbside pickup-- though that was before the order to close nonessential businesses went out, so we'll see

  • Lindsay LohanLindsay Lohan Registered User regular
    I've been playing ukulele and I have a couple of unopened Lego sets to do soon. Today I'm updating the software on my Playstation Classic.

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I'm working from home so I actually don't have more time to spare than usual, except for not going out at all in the evenings. Normally I'd do painting or something but all my paints are in transit somewhere in the midwest. So I'm churning through some TV backlog.

    ... also I may or may not have just written to a Leonberger breeder << >>

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  • 3clipse3clipse I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    tynic wrote: »
    I'm working from home so I actually don't have more time to spare than usual, except for not going out at all in the evenings. Normally I'd do painting or something but all my paints are in transit somewhere in the midwest. So I'm churning through some TV backlog.

    ... also I may or may not have just written to a Leonberger breeder << >>

    YES

    DO IT

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  • CelloCello Registered User regular
    3clipse wrote: »
    tynic wrote: »
    I'm working from home so I actually don't have more time to spare than usual, except for not going out at all in the evenings. Normally I'd do painting or something but all my paints are in transit somewhere in the midwest. So I'm churning through some TV backlog.

    ... also I may or may not have just written to a Leonberger breeder << >>

    YES

    DO IT

    AGREED

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    I also have links to a bunch of Great Pyrenees rescue sites, but since we're on lockdown I can't get out to visit any shelters or anything.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited March 17
    I'm supposed to be working on my edTPA portfolio but my motivation has been killed as I don't know if the state will excuse it due to our current situation (should know more tomorrow).

    So instead I'm going to spend the day writing up curriculum maps for classes I could conceivably teach in the future.

    -- 20th Century History Through Film
    -- US History [Colonies to Reconstruction]
    -- US History [Gilded Age to Modern Age]

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  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    crwth wrote: »
    i’m really leaving a lot more room for depression

    buddy I got some to spare iff'n yer lookin

  • RankenphileRankenphile Passersby were amazed by the unusually large amounts of blood.Registered User, Moderator mod
    I am painting so many god damned minis.

    I took my first commission job a week or so back, painting the full collection of Gwar's minis from their Rumble in Antarctica game, because fuck yes, it's awesome.

    Just finished Oderus last night, minus his sword.
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  • durandal4532durandal4532 Registered User regular
    I've been working from home for a bit over a year in a new place where I have to drive to go anywhere, so I'm kind of already adjusted... I think a big part of it for me has been acknowledging that while I can sort of do anything at any time it's really important to try to keep to a schedule even if it's just splitting up "work on stuff (literally any useful thing) | unscheduled loafing". Doing useful things at midnight because you let the whole morning and afternoon get away from you is bad.

    Also Ring Fit and having some exercise equipment. Exercise is always good and being home all the time makes it easier to make sure you fit it into the day.

    Also if you can going out for walks is nice! Doing it in the morning and evening is a good way to separate a day.

    Oh! And sleep way more. Actually sleeping for the time you need makes a lot of stuff way easier.

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King scuz me ur under dog arrest Registered User regular
    Still unemployed and I'll probs get even less interviews so I'll continue to sit around being useless

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Play saltybet.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I’m still in the office 3 days a week and while I feel very privileged to keep working a tiny part of me was hoping for more time at home because boy do I have a backlog of stuff

    I have a huge bin of fabric I’m itching to turn into more clothes and maybe a new bag

    I have a lot of yardwork to do; now that we’re emerging into spring my poor yard is looking so barren and weedy. I planted Indian plum and Salal and wild ginger and kinnikinnick this weekend and I assembled a giant bed I need to position and fill

    Also my pile of books and games is pretty immense

    @Moriveth baked bread with the kiddos over the weekend and I was remarking that we need to teach them more kitchen skills! Especially after seeing my friends’ 7 year olds making whole meals.

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I've been meaning to play videogames but fucking work gets in the way.

    I have played a bit, though. Also I preordered Animal Crossing (and Doom Eternal)

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    Path of Exile and Diablo 3 both just started up new seasons last week. Great time to jump in!

  • The Cow KingThe Cow King scuz me ur under dog arrest Registered User regular
    Holy moly was just talking to my buddy who's the manager at the grocery store I used to work at

    Peak previous product movement of like500000 pieces of stock

    They hit 600000 cause of this

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  • The Cow KingThe Cow King scuz me ur under dog arrest Registered User regular
    Depending on the product 500-1000 pieces can fit on a skid and truck

    So yeah

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  • Mortal SkyMortal Sky queer punk hedge witchRegistered User regular
    Been doing a mix of
    - laundry,
    - cleaning,
    - catching up on odd paperwork and things like taxes,
    - playing a mix of CoD Warzone and Witcher 3,
    - prison workouts,
    - relentless Tinder swiping,
    - DIY motorcycle maintenance,
    - watching the YouTube backlog of Jelle's Marble Races

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  • Schmimpy Pim- no god what am I sayingSchmimpy Pim- no god what am I saying Registered User regular
    edited March 17
    I usually eschew premade materials but this brass birds head on a fallen ash branch is fairly handsome

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    Many many rubbings of linseed oil and it will get nice and buttery yellow

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  • MorivethMoriveth BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWN BREAKDOWNRegistered User regular
    I have been playing a bit of Call of Duty and that game is pretty dang fun

    Though I am sadly unsurprised to see the number of folks I run into with [MAGA] or [TRUMP] clan tags

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  • #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    I'm a full-time dad so this is my everyday, man.

    My wife is still at work while almost everyone else in her office (about 50) is working from home. She can walk to work so she's holding down the fort with 1 or 2 other folks. It's possible their whole organization will send everyone home, in the next few days which would be nice.

    Literally the only change is I can't take my son to community things like preschool and playgroup and stuff, or city run things like the library or the pool. They're also advising against using playground equipment which suuuucks. So we're going for walks everyday (thank god the weather just turned nice). He's only 2 so he's not completely freaking out with boredom, he's usually cool to just play with toys while the tv is on in the background. I am relating to this tweet with my entire soul

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  • SimBenSimBen Registered User regular
    Somebody send fucking flowers to Blippi, Ryan's toy reviews, Bounce patrol and yes even the weird algorithmically generated ones with eggs that dip into paint and turn into Spider-Man

    let's all hum that one rights-free loop of Old McDonald has a farm in reverence

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    do you guys have access to Bluey? all my friends with small kidders love Bluey.

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  • CristovalCristoval Registered User regular
    My wife mainlined Bluey as soon as it was available, while our child slept.

    Shes been hurtin for Australian content lately though so can't blame her.

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  • ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... ... and hard.Registered User regular
    I'm working from home. The tough part will hit on the weekend. I really feel for the folks that work my usual Friday and Saturday night haunts.

    I was vaguely hoping that since I could do it solo that I could go flying, but that got nixed with the Bay Area's soft lockdown.

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  • Duke 2.0Duke 2.0 Time Trash Cat Registered User regular
    With the weather getting nice I’m hitting the gardens and cycling with equal fury. Plenty of digging and root cutting to clean up the plot from last year. Cycling in relatively empty trails while carrying all my supplies in a backpack keeps things distant enough.

    This has demolished my podcast backlog. Gonna have to dig into more audiobooks by the end of this.

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  • StraightziStraightzi Here we may reign secure, and in my choice, To reign is worth ambition though in HellRegistered User regular
    I am currently playing a pen and paper roleplaying game that is for just one person. It's called Thousand Year Old Vampire and it is mostly just an excuse to read Wikipedia articles about medieval history.

    But also just a lot of my standard stuff - I semi-regularly worked my job from home already, so while I absolutely miss the outside world, there are parts of it that don't feel too different yet. If my partner ends up having to stay home as well, that might change things, but currently her work is deadset on having people come in (even though they absolutely should not be).

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    Tell me about that game, Greg

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  • ChicoBlueChicoBlue Registered User regular
    I'm going to Art Sqool.

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  • Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited March 18
    I usually eschew premade materials but this brass birds head on a fallen ash branch is fairly handsome

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    Many many rubbings of linseed oil and it will get nice and buttery yellow

    Yeah I’ve been jerkin it a lot too

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Seriously guys.

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  • miscellaneousinsanitymiscellaneousinsanity grass grows, birds fly, sun shines, and brother, i hurt peopleRegistered User regular
    melty blood character? all in

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    melty blood character? all in

    Ronald McDonald? BETTING ALL THE MONEY WITH BOTH PHONES

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    I should be drawing but instead I usually just stare at my phone watching the world burn down in real time and wishing I had bought booze.

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  • JuggernutJuggernut Registered User regular
    Or at least some ice cream.

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