“Quarantine Diaries:” People Share Hilarious Struggles About Losing Social Contact
“Social distancing day 3: i am sending risky texts just to get my heart rate up”
During the darkest of times, we can sometimes count on Twitter to lift our spirits. As the coronavirus has caused mass cancellations, statewide bans and closures, and widespread “social distancing,” many people have started to spend an unusual amount of time indoors. (If that’s you, we’ve got ideas.)
Enter “Quarantine Diaries.” Some people are recording their day-to-day since self-quarantining.
Here are some of the best “entries:”
1. Sometimes the groceries you have aren’t enough
QUARANTINE DIARY— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) March 12, 2020
Day 1: I have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies to last me for months, maybe years, so that I can remain in isolation for as long as it takes to see out this pandemic
Day 1 + 45 minutes: I am in the supermarket because I wanted a Twix
2. The struggle of being on lockdown with your family
day 1 of being quarantined with my family: my little sister opened the fridge and let out the biggest sneeze of her life on it’s contents. I hate it here.— sarah (@savvyssarah) March 13, 2020
3. Life without sports
Day 1 without football— Liam (@OfficialVizeh) March 14, 2020
Just watched a video on which breed of dog eats food the fastest
4. Reading can be too hard, to be honest
day 1 of covid-19 house arrest: i tried to “watch” a book— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) March 13, 2020
5. Beware of “eating because you’re bored”
Dear diary,— karanbir singh (@karanbirtinna) March 13, 2020
Day 1 (8 AM)
For my own safety, I've decided to quarantine myself in my house. I have enough food to last me for six months.
Day 1 (10 AM)
I've run out of food.
6. Major identity dilemmas
QUARANTINE DIARY:— Jonas Jödicke (@JoJoesArt) March 18, 2020
Day 1: As an artist I have practiced social isolation for my whole life. Staying in for a few weeks will be no change from my usual hermit-lifestyle.
Day 2: WHY DO I SUDDENLY FEEL THE URGE TO GO OUT AND ACTUALLY EXPERIENCE LIFE?!
7. Getting creative to keep yourself entertained
8. The smallest signs of life can bring us joy
9. THE TOILET PAPER
[Quarantine Diary, Day 3]— Adam Cerious (@Browtweaten) March 16, 2020
My homemade mummy costume was met with violent backlash
10. Trying on hats > learning new skills
QUARANTINE DIARY— Sir Michael (@Michael1979) March 15, 2020
Day 4. 8am: Will use this time in isolation to do things I've always wanted! Maybe learn French? Or read all of Shakespeare? Or teach myself astrophysics? The possibilities are endless!
9pm: Going to bed. Tired after exhausting day of trying on different hats
11. I’m not bored, you’re bored
12. Oh no
social distancing day 3: i am sending risky texts just to get my heart rate up— Brooke Miccio (@brookemiccio) March 15, 2020
13. Even ghosts stay six feet away
Day 5 of quarantine: heard a weird noise coming from some corner of my room but nothing moved and instead of being creeped out I said "Hope it's a ghost, at least I can have some company". The alleged ghost has not replied. Will update if they do.— 🌊 𝚂𝚑𝚊𝚛𝚕𝚒𝚎⁷🌊 (@Love_Sharleena) March 13, 2020