Quarantine #9

A silver lining to the pandemic – Animal shelters have many people adopting their lodgers.


Recently, ASE reader Lucy L. brought Airbnb Online Experiences to our attention.  From your living room you can enjoy an online cooking experience, a Sangria online party, a virtual bike tour or a virtual visit to an animal sanctuary and over 40more choices.

Here is Lucy’s review of the ‘experience’ she shared with her family:

“I highly recommend this one. This talented children’s author read us is his two books, and took us through his writing process, illustration, and publishing. Our group loved it… ages 2 to adult. We were fascinated and charmed by this funny and creative man.”

For the entire month of May, the National Trust for Historic Preservation is sending out a daily email featuring one historical site that can be explored virtually. Last Friday, it was Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House in Virginia.  Saturday morning the National Trust released a 27-minute concert video filmed at Nina Simone’s childhood home in North Carolina. There are still 15 more days to go. They do request a donation.  You can sign up here.

David Pogue presented “The Sunnys” on last week’s CBS Sunday Morning highlighting what performing artists are doing in quarantine. The Sunny Awards honor the best in quarantine videos and they are fun to watch.

Jerry Seinfeld has a new special streaming on Netflix.  It’s called “23 Hours to Kill” and it was filmed last October at the Beacon Theater in NYC. What he’s been doing during his 7-week quarantine is making edits to the program and adjusting any jokes that his audiences might have trouble with during the pandemic.  He claims it might be his last show business performance.

If you have a major crush on Andrew Cuomo like I do, you will find this 3 1/2 minute video expresses how we feel about him.

ASE reader Karen L. recommended a Masterpiece Mystery series called Unforgotten. We watched the first 5 episodes of Season 1 until WAY past our bedtime because we liked it so much.  The mystery unfolds, layer upon layer, and while it is full of surprise, it is rarely gory and not scary. The actress Nicola Walker (who plays the daughter who keeps blowing up her life in Last Tango in Halifax) is the DCI in charge, and she’s fabulous. The cases this detective squad deal with are all cold cases with clues, some darkness and many secrets from the past.  It is on Amazon Prime and PBS.

Amazon Prime released 21 vintage Bond movies.  If the family wants a good binge-worthy collection this is it.  They go up to the current Daniel Craig Bond movies.

Here is the list being offered for rent or purchase:


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Quarantine Entertainment #8