Randoms: Am I Still Sane?

In the midst of self-isolation I decided to get back on social media. Side benefit: someone might actually read my blog (laugh) – then again maybe not.

Posted on Instagram on 1 April 2020

This was my first post on Instagram. My current weight. Yup. I did forget to mention that I have lost 40 pounds already, but still. So I did all of the appropriate hashtags. And….now I have to workout. (sigh)

I am fortunate that there are a bunch of free opportunities going on right now and I did not have any food delivered so losing weight should be a breeze.

  • Every day at 7:00 p.m. EST Planet Fitness offers free workouts live on Facebook. It has a different host everyday. Pretty Cool.
  • Comcast is offering free videos on their On Demand page whether you are online or through their media box.

Then there is my own YouTube playlist of various workouts you can do at home.

The reality of the matter is more like this:

Now on to helpful shit…well hopefully helpful.

Virtual Book Events:

Here’s an interview with romance author Beverly Jenkins.

 Patrick Stewart reading sonnets!

Previously posted Adult Activities

Podcasts / Web Radio:

Stress Reducing:

Here’s a video of some puppies visiting the Georgia Aquarium.


Here’s a video of a chameleon painting a picture, because we love all the animals, right?

Here’s a link to some videos of penguins and other animals visiting each other!

Kid’s Activities:

Here’s a video of twelve-year-old twins giving a violin concert.

Here’s a link to instructions on how to make an origami Pikachu. They’ve all been using yellow post-its to do this, but you can use any kind of paper.

And here’s a post about making hair bows. I’m not sure anyone has actually attempted this one yet, but I think it’s on the schedule for next week.

The Kennedy Center YouTube channel has a daily drawing class with Mo Willems here.

Blkcreatives.com has an awesome list of resources for creatives.

Here’s a list of free online classes offered from all sorts of places if school is what you’re into right now. (School is never really what I’m into, but I still might check some of these out.)

Previously Posted Kid Activities

Previously posted Community Support


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


Playbill.com has a collection of Broadway plays and musicals you can watch from home.

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


Bella Media has put a list together of the 75 best movies to watch. Yay!!!

For all previously posted Corona resources, please check out Random Corona Resources.

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, Misha Home, NetGalley, Tara Rhodes, and Teen Vogue.

“Share the knowledge. Share the power.”

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

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