Sunday, April 19, 2020

Some of The Best Ones!

Same as you we have been receiving many humorous pieces in order to take us out of our upset and depression over the circumstances that we all find ourselves in.  I thought I would post a few, some of which you may not have even seen.  I can promise you that none of them are political in nature … that would be a whole different Missive ... maybe next time!

Most of these will be links but here is one in print from a former Museum Director:
My Self-Isolation Quarantine Diary:
  • Day 1: I Can Do This! Got enough food and wine to last a month!
  • Day 2: Opening my 8th bottle of wine. I fear wine supplies might not last.
  • Day 3: Strawberries - some have 210 seeds; some have 235 seeds. Who Knew??
  • Day 4: 8pm - removed my Day Pajamas and put on my Night Pajamas.
  • Day 5: Today, I tried to make Hand Sanitizer. It came out as Jello Shots!!
  • Day 6: I get to take the Garbage out. I’m so excited, I can’t decide what to wear.
  • Day 7: Laughing way too much at my own jokes!!
  • Day 8: Went to a new restaurant called “The Kitchen”. You have to gather all the ingredients and make your own meal. I have NO clue how this place is still in business.
  • Day 9: I put liquor bottles in every room. Tonight, I’m getting dressed up and going Bar hopping.
  • Day 10: Struck up a conversation with a Spider today. Seems nice. He’s a Web Designer.
  • Day 11: Isolation is hard. I swear my fridge just said, “ What the hell do you want now?”
  • Day 12: I realized why dogs get so excited about something moving outside, going for walks, or car rides. I think I just barked at a squirrel.
  • Day 13: If you keep a glass of wine in each hand, you can’t accidentally touch your face.
  • Day 14: Watched birds fight over a worm. The Cardinals led the Blue Jays 3-1.

I think Day 9 might be the most fun!  Since we are on the subject of staying home, this one was one of my favorites but beware it is not for sensitive ears!

The Getty project: That wonderful museum that peers down on Los Angeles from its Brentwood mountaintop asked individuals to use what supplies they had at home to recreate a famous painting.  Which is your favorite?  Scroll down to the images:

Since the economy is on everybody’s mind as well.  Here is a lesson in economics under a number of regimes.   I used to belong to The Art Dealers Association which was founded by a lawyer.  He would frequently look at the dealers and say, “You dealers always get your legal information from your accountants” which was not untrue. This lesson in economics, our lawyer recently sent, is the reverse.

If you are a musical family or maybe if you just love musicals, you might try what this British family did.  Take a favorite song, in this case, one themed on Les Miserables and come up with the appropriate words for the current situation.  There have been a bunch of these adaptations, but I really loved this one, though that maybe because I love the original.

I will end with one that is so heartwarming while being humorous as well.  The 18-month old grandson of Zubin Mehta, the renowned conductor who is soon retiring, is captured as he watches grandpa on TV.

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