Randoms: Groceries Delivered with NO food!????

Long before Corona came along, I had my groceries delivered to my home. I have a bad back and a bum knee and grocery shopping is very painful. I get my groceries from three major companies. Two companies ship their goods in boxes and are delivered via a major delivery company. The third is where I get most of my groceries. They come (usually) once a week and bring the groceries right into my house.

Due to this virus everyone is having their groceries delivered it seems and therefore I had to wait three weeks for an open delivery. We ran out of milk, bread, and juice two weeks ago. I do not own a car. It costs $12 one way for a taxi and from what I understand the lines for the market are long and I cannot stand in line.

Yesterday we had the same delivery guy as usual and he said that he could not come in the house – I later found out this was lie. The customer has to check a box off requesting “Corona delivery” and the driver will leave the groceries on the porch. I never checked off that box.

So now I am in massive pain in bed and can barely move because this virus has changed the rules for the elderly (my mom) and the handicapped (me).

After unpacking the bags, we realized that none of the food we ordered was delivered. No bread. No frozen fish. No frozen hamburgers. No green beans. No pasta. Everything we planned for meals to eat until the next time we could get groceries was not delivered. So now what do we do? (banging my head)

Now if I had a car…maybe I could get this view while I eat…lol.

Now on to helpful shit…well hopefully helpful.

Virtual Book Events:

Monday 4/6: Mary Laura Philpott, I Miss You When I Blink, noon E.S.T.
Tuesday 4/7: Susan Meissner, The Last Year of the War, 7pm E.S.T.
Wednesday 4/8: Melanie Shankle, On the Bright Side, noon E.S.T.
Thursday 4/9: Deanna Raybourn, A Murderous Relation, 7pm E.S.T.
Friday 4/10: Jolenta Greenberg and Kristen Meinzner, How to Be Fine, noon E.S.T.

Podcasts:

Community Support:

Contact SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline. The Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

AA – Virtual Meetings

NA – Virtual Meetings

Corona Information:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Help Out

Information

ASL Services

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Did You Know? video in American Sign Language
  • COVID-19 Visual Communication Tool. Medical Providers can use the icons, and communication tips, to: communicate illness prevention, determine symptoms, severity and timeframe,communicate treatment and ongoing care and learn the preferred method of communication. Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals can use the icons to help communicate preferred method of communication, symptoms, severity and timeframe, ask questions about care, know where to get current information regarding coronavirus. – Download the Visual Communication Tool

For parents and families:

  • Parent / Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (ChineseEnglishSpanish)

Center to Support Immigrant Organizing

Previously posted information that you might not have seen:

Activities

Tips and activities for children

Selina Fenech is offering 50 free coloring pages if you sign-up for her newsletter. Look how beautiful these drawings are. So Cool. Thank you Selina.

Free e-Resources that you do not need a library card for at Sails.

Humor

Need a laugh? Author’s are sharing their funny stories in Project Laughter via iHeartLesfic.

Community Support:

Virtual Festivals/Concerts/Tours

Photo credit: from NetGalley

Tuesday, March 31

The Harry Potter Alliance is hosting a Small Things Con that will last until April 4. Join here.

Wednesday, April 1
The Harry Potter Alliance is hosting a Small Things Con that will last until April 4. Join here.

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Thursday, April 2

The Harry Potter Alliance is hosting a Small Things Con that will last until April 4. Join here.

Brigid Kemmerer (A Curse So Dark and Lonely) and Jodi Picoult (A Spark of Light) will be going live on Instagram at 8pm est.

Lauren Jackson and Christina Orlando are hosting a bi-weekly series spotlighting sci-fi and fantasy media on Thursdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Join the first meeting of the Mostess Book Club with Pomp & Whimsy, a virtual book club and cocktail series at 8pm EST. RSVP here.

Attend Big Ideas Night on Crowdcast at 8pm EST featuring Kevin Nguyen (New Waves) and Cathy Park Hong (Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning), in conversation with Mira Jacob (Good Talk).

At 8pm EST authors Sue William Silverman (How to Survive Death and Other Inconveniences), Patrick Madden (Disparates), and Robin Hemley (Borderline Citizen: Dispatches from the Outskirts of Nationhood) will host a reading and Q&A on Zoom.

Friday, April 3
The Harry Potter Alliance is hosting a Small Things Con that will last until April 4. Join here.

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Simon Teen is hosting a virtual book club meeting for Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch at 6pm EST on Instagram.

Every Friday on Instagram at 4pm EST, Epic Reads is hosting live chats that include games, book recommendations, author chats, and more.

Liz Lawson (The Lucky Ones) is taking over the Underlined Instagram at 3pm EST.

Saturday, April 4
The Harry Potter Alliance is hosting a Small Things Con that will last until April 4. Join here.

Michael Symon will be going live on Instagram at 4pm EST for Random Pantry.

Monday, April 6
Join Books of Wonder on Instagram at 6pm EST to celebrate the launch of What I Like About You by Marisa Kanter, in conversation with Laura Silverman (You Asked For Perfect) and Rachel Lynn Solomon (Our Year of Maybe).

Kelly Yang (Parachutes) is offering free writing workshops for teens every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm EST on Instagram.

Music

Once again, gay rapper K2 Cocky steps up and makes his entire collection free during this crisis. Check out his music on Bandcamp. Or check out his dedicated page here on Phoebe’s Randoms.

Looking for the latest music? Listen to my Current Music Playlists – Spotify updated on Friday.

Podcasts

Lez Talk About Books, Baby! An Interview with PJ Trebelhorn

Web-series

Bella Media Channel promotes Queer positivity and we could all use some positive energy about now. I am saying that, but today’s story is about how Netflix is cancelling Lost Girl on April 1st. That is so messed up. I love Bo. I love Bo and Kenzie. Bo was the first pansexual I saw I television who leaned more towards the ladies – just like me. It was awesome. Plus hello she kicks ass…laugh.

Need some web-series to binge? I have a list (laugh), Bingeables.

Books

Feeling stressed? Orgasms help me (laugh). They help some of my friends too! I’m not the only one. So I compiled a list of BDSM reads to hopefully help you out if you are looking for something a little more out of the box. (laugh).

Giveaways

I have been updating the “Freebies, Giveaways, & Sales” everyday – so check it out!

Coming up this week on Phoebe’s Randoms:

Thank you to the following people for sharing information: Anne Bogel, Bella Books, Bold Strokes Books, Brittni Chenelle, Channel 7 News, Goddess Fish Promotions, iHeartLesFic, K2 Cocky, JL Madore/Auburn Tempest, Mass.Gov, NetGalley, Tara Rhodes, and Teen Vogue.

Thank you for supporting Phoebe’s Randoms!

“Share the knowledge. Share the power.”

“Share the love. Don’t share a disease.”

Published by Mx. Phoebe

They/Them, Writer, Veteran, Activist, and Explorer.

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