You all seemed to like my first “college diary” entry on my blog, so I was inspired to do another. Our lives look different than they did a month ago, and since then I’ve wished to be a fly on other people’s quarantined walls. What are others spending their time at home doing? Are we all living parallel lives in different buildings or will we all remember this quarantine dramatically differently than our neighbors?
I intended to make this a full day but then simply forgot… so here is my morning.
9 AM: After a semi-sleepless night and a few horrifying nightmares of ex-boyfriends and a dog-snake slithering into my house, I wake up to a dry mouth and slight headache (I can blame this on the wine I was consuming while living vicariously through Elio in CMBYN last night). It takes me about 30 TikToks (convert that into a time currency however you see fit) to finally slide out of bed and head downstairs.
9:43: I finish my green tea and wait for my cousins to join me in the kitchen. I’ve been quarantining with them for the past week or so, and I’ve become somewhat dependent on their company. The room is hot from heating up an oven stone– after a week of anticipation (apparently sourdough starter is very hard to make), my cousin Sara will *finally* get to bake her bread. We all have an emotional attachment to it by now.
10:14 AM: The bread goes in the oven.
10:47 AM: The bread comes out. It needs to cool.
10:56 AM: The sourdough took on a funky cave-like structure (we are taking turns hypothesizing why this may have happened), but tastes as good as could be. I proceed to eat about 5 slices- first with butter and jam, then I graduate to hummus, pepper, and scrambled eggs. This paired with iced coffee is just *CHEF’S KISS* on a rainy day (it is, in fact, a rainy day).
12:02 PM: I keep switching tabs between a social strategy plan I am putting together, this blog post, the @manrepeller Instagram (for research purposes until it becomes a Leandra Cohen deep-dive), and an influencer network sign-up page. The tabs I am selectively avoiding are my college course assignment pages.
12:46: I retreat upstairs and join my first Zoom meeting of the day for said project.
1:42: I wrap up my call and head back downstairs for our daily 4 1/2 mile walk. I hope at least my legs look nice by the end of quarantine.
So there it is, a look into a carbo-fueled morning in my quarantine. What does your morning look like?
For a more “mundane” college day in the life at Syracuse University from a few months back, read this.