Happy weekend! This week has brought a state of emergency and a stay-at-home order to Ontario to bring down COVID-19 cases. Some of the guidelines are a little tricky, so I’ve been sticking to my motto: when in doubt, stay home! We made a cheat sheet for you, too:
Other than those reasons, you should be staying in. If you need some stay-at-home inspiration, I’ve got you covered.
I’m continuing my re-watch of the surreal soap opera, Twin Peaks. I’ve made it to the third and final season – for now, anyway. The third season takes place 25 years after season 2. Without saying too much, there are a lot of surprises, new characters and old ones. It’s also a few notches weirder than the first two seasons. Check out the entire show on Crave.
This weekend I’ll be reading Yolanda Bonnell’s play, bug, which I am thankful to have learned about through the Our Stories: Indigenous Book Club hosted by the Ottawa Public Library and NAC Indigenous Theatre. Each month from January till June, a selected work by an Indigenous author will be the focus of an online discussion, followed by a virtual chat with the author. It’s free to take part.
Fickle Friends released a LP on Friday, January 15th called Weird Years (Season 1). It features five thoughtful power pop tracks. The stand outs for me are “Million” and “IRL.” Check it out wherever you stream music!
If you have a Nintendo Switch, I’d highly encourage you to get Mario Party! It’s been an absolute joy for my partner and I. Yes, we spend a lot of time shouting at Bowser and Wario, but the mini-games and competitive board game format make it a great pandemic investment.
What’s on your Stay Home Club this week? Drop a comment below!