Here are five surprising (to me) things I have learned during quarantine:
- You grow to loathe music, and Spotify in particular. The thought of streaming music now gives me a sense of palpable anger. Again? Again??
- When all else fails, you can always charge things by connecting them to your kids’ gaming systems. They are multitools of weird adapters and UBC-A ports.
- Columbo is both better and worse than I thought it was. It’s better in that Peter Falk is a more subtle and interesting actor than I remembered; it’s worse in that none of his cases make any sense and he basically busts people by annoying them into confessing.
- Hair glue can solve any grooming problem. Given enough tensile strength, there is no amount of uncut hair that can’t be kept off your face, for at least a few hours.
- Panic buying behavior moves in weird cycles and patterns. A few weeks ago toilet paper was gold, with none to be found, and now my local grocery store has twenty yards of six-feet-high, fully-stocked toilet paper, but zero instant yeast.