Our Favorite Stories About Finding New Ways to Pass the Time
Writers in the Medium universe are getting creative under quarantine
Each week on Medium Rare, I’ll be sharing stories you might have missed that are definitely worth a second look. Got a suggestion for a piece we should feature? Pop it in the responses below!
- I, very sadly, don’t have a cat. But I will enthusiastically learn how to crochet just so I can make one of these absurd tiny couches my fantasy future cat will one day enjoy.
Now Everyone Is Crocheting Tiny Couches for Their Cats
We may be a few steps closer to a world where every cat has a tiny, crocheted couch
- Sarah Cassidy put in the work to plan out your next Zoom call with friends or family. Give up the awkward dance of asking how others are doing, and instead fill the time with turning your loved ones into gamers.
How to invite your friends to online board game nights during the quarantine
Social distancing doesn’t have to mean social isolation
- If Zoom fatigue is already setting in for people you actively want to spend time with, imagine scheduling meetups with virtual strangers. Ariana Bindman bravely ventured into the awkward world of online speed dating, where it’s truly a heroic feat to find any topic of small talk that doesn’t revolve around global sickness and death (lol, sigh).
Well, I Went Virtual Speed Dating
My strange foray into ‘meeting’ new people during the lockdown