How Our Staff And Contributors Are Spending Their Quarantine, in One Sentence

Stories from inside.

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As the world shelters in place, we asked our staff and contributors how they are coping with the quarantine—whether it’s with memes, movies, or a little magic.

“Watching Scooby Doo 2 and crying, but I’m doing it in a facemask so it’s not sad.” — Allie Turner, Assistant Digital Editor

“The sweet siren call of memes.” — Ayesha Habib, Assistant Editor

“I feel like I am in some sort of controlled experiment, where I am finding out how I feel when certain things are cut out of my life. It’s been hard, but I am using the time to become more aware of myself and to read, always to read.” — Ben Dreith, Digital Editor

“Creating moments of magic in the midst of this bitter pill.” — Claudia Cusano, Editor

“Now that I work from home, I spend less time commuting and more time sanitizing.” — Felicity Stone, Copy Editor

“‘So far this month, you’re averaging fewer steps than last month.’ – Apple Health App, March 2020” — Tracy Giesz-Ramsay, Contributor

“By the end of this, I will understand every pop culture reference that Gilmore Girls ever made.” — Leah Scott, Contributor

“A daily serenade: Today, ‘Mr. Brightside,’ and we danced in the kitchen.” — Alison Sinkewicz, Contributor

“I never thought I’d be jealous of birds. Not just for being outside but getting together and constantly chattering whether it’s sunrise, late afternoon or sunset.” — Waheeda Harris, Contributor

“Now I know what it’s like to age in a barrel.” — Rod Phillips, Contributor

“Missing JJ Bean Americano breaks more than one could conceivably expect…” — Tara Henley, Contributor

“Thank goodness for HBO.” — Lucy Lau, Contributor

“I worry that with all the relentless pilfering of sugar in my kitchen that, if the virus doesn’t get me, the oncoming coronary will.” — Amanda Ross, Contributor

“How simple it seemed to make a plan and anticipate the sight of an adored friend’s face.” — Corrina Allen, Contributor

“I wonder if I’ll empty my bar before the next deliveries come through.” — Jonathan Bell-Etkin, Contributor

“Long days spent inside looking forward to the only thing that brings a sense of normalcy: mealtimes.” — Laura Itzkowitz, Contributor

“Creating new daily outfits has allowed me to dream of both the past and the future, while making the present far more tolerable.” — Karolyne Ellacott, Contributor

“As a freelancer, I’m pretty used to staying at home but knowing that I can’t go out does stress me out.” — Jianan Liu, Contributor

“It feels like a bizarre version of Christmas, all stuck inside together, too much food, too much drink, too much boredom–but still, there’s comfort when every meal is a family one, and joy, like my toddler discovering she can hop, just in time for the Easter Bunny.” — Aileen Lalor, Contributor

“Regrouping, rethinking, reorganizing my records.” — Adam Wray, Contributor

“Just pulled off shirt & tie up top; sweatpants on the bottom for that Zoom conference. #theyllneverknow” — James Dolan, Contributor

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March 31, 2020