Things that Should Be Left Behind After Lockdown

Zoom

Oh, Zoom. You’ve been good to me, you really have. You’ve been home to workshops, online classes, pub quizzes, work meetings and drinks with friends. You’ve made me laugh with your ability to add whimsical backgrounds and you’ve made me cry when you banish me after the precious 45 minutes is up. But Zoom, as wonderful as you are, I never want to see you again. 

Banana Bread

Don’t get me wrong, I love banana bread. But there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. And if I open the cupboard door to find myself assaulted by the smell of decomposing bananas one more time, I’m going to lose it. 

“How you holding up?” 

We all know this message, and we all know who it’s from. That tall greasy sadboi in your philosophy seminar who’s been trying to get you to see the man behind the horn-rimmed glasses and denim jacket for several semesters. Now he’s got you exactly where he wants you; you’re so bored there’s no way you won’t reply- right?

Joe and Adriene

Joe (of Joe Wicks P.E.) and Adriene (of Yoga With Adriene) have quickly become the Mum and Dad of a world in lockdown. A far cry from the sweaty, grumpy P.E. teachers we had the joy of knowing in secondary school, Joe and Adriene are kind, inspiring and help us through our fitness journeys. They’ve been wonderful stand-in parents during lockdown, but once it’s time to fly the nest, I’m never looking back. Love you both! 

Crafts

I have never been an artistic person. But lately I have been so desperate to do something in my spare time that doesn’t involve staring numbly at a screen while my eyes glaze over that I have resorted to crafting. Oftentimes I gaze at the needle and thread in my hand and wonder: who am I? And the answer is, someone that is very much done with acting like the heroine of a Jane Austen novel. 

Tiger King

I don’t know of a single soul that hasn’t laid their weary head to rest still ringing with the sound of “THAT BITCH CAROLE BASKIN”. Joe Exotic and his fellow tiger moguls have provided us with some much needed escapism by sharing a story that’s even crazier than what’s happening in the world right now. Would the show have been as successful if it didn’t come out during lockdown? I don’t know, and I don’t really care. All I know is that although it provided several weeks of top tier memes, it needs to be left behind. 

Instagram 30 Day Challenges

Please, I am begging you. 

Photo by Philipp Berndt

Categories: Opinion

Joanna Magill

french and spanish linguistics student || journalist || poet

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