The Friday Five, 3/20/20: Quarantine edition

I'm not going to lie, it's been a LONG week. I started working from home on Monday, to self-quarantine—I took my laptop home on Friday, luckily, thinking I might need it—and I live by myself, so I haven't seen many people this week. I'm really hoping that I will only have to work at home for 2-3 weeks, but I have a feeling it might be longer than that. :(

Ice cream flight from Browndog Barlor, Farmington, MI
Ice cream flight from Browndog Barlor, Farmington, MI

What I've been up to this week:

  1. Eating out, kinda. I think it was Monday or Tuesday when Governor Whitmer decided that all restaurants will be carryout or delivery only, but on Saturday I had a last hurrah of sorts; I met a friend at Anna's House, in Farmington Hills, for lunch, and my parents I went to Basement Burger Bar and then Browndog Barlor, in downtown Farmington. I'm glad we did that because it's probably the last time we will get a proper sit-down meal at a restaurant in a while. On Sunday, my boyfriend and I did City BBQ takeout, though, and on Wednesday, we did Mr. Kabob takeout; Mr. Kabob is currently offering 25% off all online orders. 
  2. Cooking. Since all restaurant food is takeout only, I've been trying to cook more. I received a Home Chef box last week so I had those meals to cook, and this week I received Hello Fresh. I have a few Dinnerly boxes scheduled plus EveryPlate in the next few weeks, too, which I'm grateful for because the grocery stores are a mess right now.
  3. Seeing movies (mostly at home). I did manage to make it out to AMC John R on Sunday (I think it was Monday when everything was deemed closed?) and I saw The Hunt. I was pretty careful not to touch anything and I used napkins for the recliner buttons. I'd give The Hunt 3.5/5 stars, it was a weird movie but kind of like The Purge meets Hunger Games. At home, I watched To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You on Netflix, which was cute; I'm a big fan of the books
  4. Watching TV. Probably too much TV, too be honest, but is there anything else to do during quarantine? I had watched an episode of Awkwafina is Nora from Queens a while ago and I went back and watched the rest of the series; it will have 10 episodes, and 9 have already aired. I'm a big fan of Awkwafina in general and the show is really funny. I also started watching Broad City, and Good Trouble, both of which are on Hulu. Good Trouble is actually the spinoff series to The Fosters, from Freeform, which I had heard of but never watched; IMO it stands fine by itself as a standalone series. I also started Little Fires Everywhere, on Hulu, and it's very good so far; I ordered the book online, too, to read. The first three episodes are up so far and Hulu plans on releasing one episode per week. 
  5. Trying not to leave the house. Which, for me, is pretty hard. On Tuesday, I got out and took a walk around the block, which was nice; I saw a very cute, floppy-eared beagle being walked, too. On Wednesday, I was in need of some human interaction so I went to Aldi for a few things, and used hand sanitizer after; my boyfriend came over for dinner, too. Today I have to drop tax documents off at my accountant's office—he canceled all in-person appointments, which is what was supposed to happen today, but he still needs my documents—and then I will do pizza takeout with my parents and watch Frozen 2 with them, they didn't see it in the theater.
Burger with pretzel bun and sweet potato fries at Basement Burger Bar, Farmington, MI
Burger with pretzel bun and sweet potato fries at Basement Burger Bar, Farmington, MI

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