By Abby Foster
Things are weird. We’re all cooped up inside our homes for who knows how long, and I’m sure I’m not the only one getting restless. Although the expiration date on this global pandemic is currently unknown, self-isolation doesn’t have to be miserable. Here are some fun adventures that you can have from within the safety of your own home!
- Become an ordained minister online so that your quarantine buddies have to call you “father” or “your holiness.”
- Give yourself a haircut or dye it a fun color. If it works out, great. If it doesn’t, you won’t be seeing anyone for weeks anyway.
- Marie Kondo your house. Does the clutter on your desk give you joy? What about the faded Jonas Brothers T-shirt that you’ve had since the fifth grade? Do you find your messy housemate joyful? No? THROW. THEM. OUT.
- Hold a seance. Maybe ask the 20th Century ghosts in your house how they survived the Spanish Flu epidemic. Or, more likely, why they didn’t.
- Make a blanket fort out of all the toilet paper you’ve been hoarding.
- Try learning a new language. Now, instead of asking your roommate to please wash her day-old dishes, you can yell it in German. WASCHE DEIN VERDAMMTES GESCHIRR, RACHEL!
- Rediscover Omegle. Be careful though. According to a disclaimer on the site’s main page, predators have been known to use the anonymous video chat service. Shocking, I know.
- Compete with your quarantine buddies in a timed obstacle course made out of your living room furniture. Whoever loses has to do Rachel’s dishes.