Indoor Recess with Lana: Funnel Cakes, Beastie Boys, and a tour of Drake’s house

Lana is offering up some things to do in these trying times

A new week is here, what are we at… week 7 of staying home? Congrats on making the most of it. I’m doing so many face masks I think I’m hoping for some sort of pandemic Benjamin Button scenario.

I hope you’re feeling well and taking care over there. Let’s start off this week with a new list of things to check out!
 

Beastie Boys Story

If you haven’t read the Beastie Boys Book yet, now’s the time, and, bonus: a chapter is full of recipes of Chef Roy Choi’s interpretations of Beasties food lyrics. If you’re a fan of audiobooks, it’s almost 13 hours long so buckle up for the ride featuring the voices of Ad-Rock and Mike D but also a cast of narrators featuring everyone from Kim Gordon to Snoop Dogg to Will Farrell to Chuck D telling their tale.

The documentary Beastie Boys Story also just came out on Apple TV should you want a condensed version of the heartfelt history and stories behind their tracks.
 

Listen

I’m always here to soundtrack your afternoon and give you the condensed scoop on all those press conferences (and Dr. De Villa’s scarves) so tune in, and don’t forget you can alway say hello or text in 416-588-0881

It’s extra weird right now, so to feel a connection on the other side of your headphones (or mine) might be nice.
 

Check out Drake’s house


As most of the city self isolates in less than 600 square feet, the timing of this Architectural Digest tour of Drake’s mansion is almost comical, yet I’m still intrigued. And mostly by Drake’s mattress, which BlogTO found out costs $385,000 dollars. AMERICAN dollars. That’s more than half a million Canadian!

Mattress aside, you can get more scoop on Drake’s place that’s perhaps just up the road from you. Weird.
 

DIY Funnel Cake


You might love Canada’s Wonderland for the rollercoasters, I love it for funnel cakes. Big thanks to the theme park gods for sharing the recipe for funnel cakes with the masses.
 

Fall down the rabbit hole of How It’s Made/ How It Works videos

Of course we don’t often consider how weird and magical everyday things in our life are. Lately I’ve been wearing my glasses more and have started to appreciate my contact lenses. I know this sounds weird – but have you ever thought about millions of people putting small pieces of plastic ON their eyeballs EVERY DAY so they can SEE (do I sound high? I think I sound high. I’m not, promise.) But truly, it’s kind of weird yet amazing right?
The first contact lense was created in the 1801 and I’m very happy I did not put that sucker in my eye.

In case you ever wondered, check out how they’re made above.
 

Take care over there, have a great weekend, and if you need some more suggestions of things to check out, here you go:

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Indoor Recess with Lana: March 16th, 2020