Hey you, how’s today going? I hope you’re feeling well and staying positive during these Stay Home Olympics. And remember, you earn more points the more time you spend indoors. Who will win? When will it end? We don’t know, but I hope you’re doing fine and have mastered the art of both bread making and napping – they do seem to help eachother out.
Every day I’m here to send you some suggestions, some music to listen to, some movies to watch or things to read; things to do. Putting this together helps my sanity, so thank you very much for reading!
I’m on air 1-5pm, please text in to say hello 416-588-0881 and tell me how you’re doing or get in touch @indie88toronto @lanagay
Before this turns into one of those recipes with a novel to start, let’s get rolling with today’s list!
Read: how Comic Sans and ska led to an emoji
FYI: the guy who created Comic Sans was inspired by this Specials logo to create this🕴🏻emoji! https://t.co/94he7jLKl6
— Lana Gay (@LanaGay) April 3, 2020
For years I thought the levitating in a business suit emoji🕴🏻was somehow a tribute to Fran Lebowitz, boy was I wrong. Turns out the guy who created the infamous Comic Sans font was inspired by ska band The Specials, and the result: the “man in a business suit levitating” emoji.
The story is weird and wonderful, check it out here.
Unsubscribe from all those newsletters
I’m not sure it’s a silver lining, but the pandemic has created the need for every business in the universe to send out a subscriber email about Covid-19 safety plans. So if you scroll through your inbox and see an email from a random coffee shop/ airport/ hotel/ store you gave your email in exchange for free wifi back in 2011, time to unsubscribe!
Watch a short film
I’m a big fan of Edmonton director Trevor Anderson and his lens of storytelling. He’s made this short film available for viewing until the festival circuit resumes.
Within 15 minutes, Jesse Jams is as entertaining as it is informative; a brief window into the complications of mental illness, inequality and the hope that understanding, community and music can provide. Check it out.
Tie Dye a shirt?
I was thinking of re-dying a faded jean jacket and then fell down the Youtube rabbit hole of tie dye. Is this perhaps a really bad idea for apartment dwellers? Yes. Will it potentially mean you have to repaint your walls? If you’re a klutz like me, yes. Does this mean you could have a cool, trippy tie dye shirt to remember the pandemic with? Absolutely.
Real talk: I hate gyms. I hate working out. I wish I had the metabolism of a hummingbird and could just eat chips all day. I am eating chips all day. Someday, we WILL return to the outside world and wear non elastic waist pants in public and hopefully fit in them. The YMCA can help with that whole fitting-into-pre-pandemic pants thing. Check out their daily Facebook Live classes that are also good for all ages and also include early childhood programming.
Thanks again for reading, and if you’re staying home and no one has told you this today: thank you! You’re doing great things for yourself and the community. Virtual high fives to you!
Keep me posted with what you’re doing to stay occupied inside, you can always get in touch on social @indie88toronto @lanagay
Take care of yourself over there!
Want more suggestions? Check out past editions of Indoor Recess: