Week in review: 8 – 14 June 2020

First of all, the most exciting thing that happened this week was that our wedding announcement was published on t h e wedding page of the Sunday New York Times: The Future Seen in a Cat Food Bowl. When I convinced Rich to apply in late February, I didn’t think our chances were good, but we ended up in my favorite newspaper. Plus Canavar is mentioned, too. How cool is it that my beloved cat is named in the NYTimes?! Well, and us, of course. We get the paper delivered every Friday to Sunday, but also bought several more issues yesterday to share with our families.

Besides, the week was not that exciting. The school year is coming to a close which is why I have to finish several tasks, mainly grading. I need more short naps than before because I do everything on my screen and it leaves me knackered. Yes, it is great to use a touchscreen and grade all exams on my laptop, not using any paper. But my eyes get tired and sore.

On the other hand, New York City is in opening phase 1. Although it is not sure if that is going to last as Covid-19 cases all over the country are spreading again. At least here in Midtown not much has changed. Most cafes, restaurants and shops are still closed. A few of the open cafes put chairs and tables out on the sidewalk over the weekend. I believe more construction zones have reopened for work again.  And there seem to be some more cars in the street. Everybody still wears their mask. So that is definitely good. Let’s see how it all goes.

|Watched| Once, Ice Age 3, Knives Out
|Read| Extra! Extra! Dead All About It, On Deadline & Under Fire, Above the Fold & Below the Belt, Oracles & Obituaries, New Media & Old Grudges, Harley Merlin and the Secret Coven, Harley Merlin and the Mystery Twins, The New York Times, Time Magazine
|Listened to| The Kelly Family, some podcasts
|Done| taught from home, graded a lot
|Eaten| icecream, some fancy Red Lobster date night special
|Drunk| water, coffee, a cocktail with pickles, hard seltzer
|Thought| Ah, I am ready for summer vacation. It is always at the end of every school year that I start to have some sleeping issues.
|Been happy| yes, we are (still) married 🙂
|Laughed| excitedly when the NYTimes reporter told us that we’d be on the wedding page this Sunday
|Desired| a few things for this summer:

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|Bought| I ordered an icecream maker; several NYTimes Sunday papers
|Clicked| I esp. liked the idea of virtual escape rooms – something I hadn’t heard of before: 8 Ways To Bring Your Virtual Party A Game In Lockdown; I like a good reading challenge: Glitter Guide’s Summer 2020 Reading Challenge

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