Whelp. No one quite knows what to do, if we have enough toilet paper, or if I should fly home to Raleigh on Sunday - but I do think we can continue on with some normal stylez of life, so I'm going to keep blogging about pretty things, as a distraction, or a brief hiatus from the anxiety-inducing 24 newscycle that's inescapable. Unless you tell me I'm being an insensitive asshole, in which case, I'll pivot and we can speculate about viruses, and I can tell you about how I forgot that they shave Gwyneth Paltrow's scalp off in Contagion, which I watched last night. We can also talk about how much this sucks for small businesses (all business, I know, except pharma, toilet paper makers, and Amazon) that's aren't terribly liquid and a week of no customers, no sales and no cash scan be catastrophic. Oprah, hold us close.
Seriously, I'm all ears, but for now, I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back. Anchorman, folks. Wisdom, in a time of uncertainty.
12 new finds for the home that you're stuck in for a while, and a list of movies I've watched in the last 48 hours that I imagine would pair nicely with said items.
Contagion - Why not - it can't get that bad, right? Kate Winslet is Dr. Meares and she dies, but I remain hopeful.
Dark Waters - Mark Ruffalo's woke film about DuPont poisoning the water in West Virgina. It's extremely heavy-handed, but compelling.
Force Majeure - so weird and wonderful, and ski-themed which feels appropriate whilst social-distancing in Aspen
Gangs of New York - another harbinger of hope. We're not there, yet. (evil chuckle)
Peanut Butter Falcon - great, great, great and totally unrelated to diseases, mobs, conspiracies and natural disasters.
Items that spark joy:
Mary Ann says
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I welcome any tips for when we come up for air. And if people choose to dive deep in the 24-hour virus-cycle, there’s more than enough of that elsewhere for the next 1,000 years. You just keep doing you. I, for sure, will be back. Stay safe. 🙂
(Oh, and that Kit Kemp is amazing. I think I’ll re-do my bedroom while on hiatus!)