Welp, we’re halfway through April and it feels like March 38th. How’s today going for you? I had a weird sleep and strange dream involving seeing Jim Carrey in an elevator wearing a mask – so, feel free to dissect that one.
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Here’s today’s list of things to check out while you stay home. Thanks for reading and thanks for staying inside for the greater good.
Hey, the sun is out! Now let’s add a bit of magical melancholy by remembering festivals AND watching this Primavera Sound performance by the National from 2018! The great Ohio band recently posted this set online for you, plus they’re donating proceeds from their web store to their currently out of work crew.
Netflix Party with Chastity
Watch Step Brothers with Whitby’s Chastity and me tonight and have a good laugh. Think of Netflix Party as Band and a Movie… but you can chat in real time while watching at home on Netflix. All you have to do is download the Netflix Chrome extension before logging in via the link to the movie before it starts at 8pm, it’s very easy.
Get more info here.
Nobody Cares by Anne T. Donahue
Anne T. Donahue’s book of essays is the equivalent to a friend who has an anecdote to empathise with you over whatever situation you’ve found yourself in. Her chapter on anxiety really helped me through my own, and her honesty and humour will distract you from the never ending news cycle.
The History of Trolls
I kept seeing Troll mentions on social media and was wondering what was going on. Turns out Trolls World Tour was released on the 10th, relieving parents for an hour and a half while kids sing along. Delightful! But where did those weird creatures come from? Turns out a Danish baker started making Trolls for his kids when he lost his job after a flour mill closed. The first mass produced ones were gypsum and filled with woodshavings, and the psychedelic 1960s helped Trolls become a hit in North America (my guess: because a lot of people were very high.)
Here’s the Smithsonian’s deep dive into the history of Trolls. It’s weird and wonderful.
Check your smoke detectors!
According to Toronto Fire, fires in the city are increasing, and the two main culprits: unattended cooking and smoking. Perhaps take a little time today to check that your smoke detectors are working/ have fresh batteries. And maybe add a fire extinguisher to your shopping list? And reminder, never throw water or flour on grease fires.
While you have the time, how about looking over Toronto Fire’s kitchen and smoking safety list? …I sound like my Mother, I’m sorry AND you’re welcome!
That’s it for today! Sending love to you and yours, and thanks for staying home. If you want to check out some more suggestions, check out past editions of Indoor Recess: