Yeah, I am reaching for post titles these days.
Alliteration helps some.
We have sound gremlins at our house. We will be watching Netflix and suddenly the sound drops. The screen might even freeze. I back up the show for a few seconds and that usually fixes it, but sometimes I have to reload the show. Weird, but understandable; Netflix takes a lot of bandwidth and perhaps it runs out occasionally.
But that is not all. Today Smokey and I were playing Word Seek on my iPad, something we do multiple times a day, and suddenly the sound… stopped. I rebooted the iPad — twice! — with no luck. Then I deleted the app and re-installed it from the App Store. No luck. Other apps still have sound, but not that one.
And there is more. Every time I try to watch a video on my laptop, whether on YouTube or Instagram, somewhere in the middle the sound cuts out. Sometimes backing up the video restores it, sometimes not
Last night I joined a Zoom meeting, but Zoom could not find my speakers. I rebooted, same problem. Unplugged the external speakers; happily, the internal speakers worked.
Netflix on the TV, Word Seek on the iPad, videos on my computer — where is the common thread? Gremlins, I say, gremlins.
If you liked those Jim Brandenburg nature videos I linked to on Tuesday, you can sign up for a daily email reminder. It is a lovely calming way to start your day.
I guess God does not protect people who insist on going to church services during a pandemic.
WaPo recommends crafting your way through the pandemic. Duh.
Penguins go to the museum!
This is awesome and only a teensy bit creepy.
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I was challenged by my good friend @sloanefair to recreate famous dance scenes from movies at home alone during this time. I was hesitant at first but thought I would give it a try to see what I might be able to learn from it. Turns out it was way more fun than I thought and the result was funnier than I could have imagined. I present to you my take on Dirty Dancing, quarantine style. I filmed everything alone, including all the camera moves and crowd scenes. Hope it brings a little light to your day, it’s just meant to make people happy. If you like it consider sharing it around so others can see. Also if you want to see it in all its glory check out the link in my bio for the full YouTube high res version. Enjoy and have a great day! Awesome poster design by @aidanwharton #stayhome #staysafe #quarantine #quarantinecontent #dirtydancing #dance #patrickswayze #moves #ballroom #diy #camerahacks #timeofyourlife #choreography #parody #man
Here is what the dancer posted the next day.