The OFFICIAL 2020 Self-Quarantine Thread

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Post by Rex » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:07 pm

I thought I would create a separate thread as a place for people to get away from the more depressing aspects of COVID-19 and discuss how they are passing the time. The books, the video games, the new hobbies, the recipes, anything, preferably something constructive but that's not a hard rule.

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Post by A_B » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:13 pm

Jedi fallen order.

And bourbon. Lots o bourbon.

(Though I work in vodka regularly now as well)
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:20 pm

Driving across the state to hang with Oiler and wife.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:24 pm

Wiffle ball hr derby. Burnt cookies. Ticket to Ride on the agenda for tonight. We're gonna run out of sweet sweet processed goodness so recipes (with basic ingredients) are welcomed over here.

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Post by mister d » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:35 pm

Flour cookbook (Joanne Chang) is my #1 for baking and baking is the easiest thing to future stock ingredients for. Very recommended.

(Original one, not Flour Too or the low sugar one.)
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:52 pm

I just ordered a sourdough starter on etsy. I'm going to try my hand at making bread.

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Post by degenerasian » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:53 pm

I have to talk to my wife now.
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Post by mister d » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:54 pm

Even bad homemade bread is still pretty great.
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Post by brian » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:03 pm

This is gonna be a good test of what retirement would be like relationship-wise, so looking at that as a positive as well.
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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:22 pm

Ehhh. Self-employed and terrified that money is going to stop flowing so just gonna try to get as much billable hours in as possible and hope that I'll still get paid come next invoicing cycle. That and a lot of edibles.

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Post by Steve of phpBB » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:32 pm

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Ehhh. Self-employed and terrified that money is going to stop flowing so just gonna try to get as much billable hours in as possible and hope that I'll still get paid come next invoicing cycle. That and a lot of edibles.
I don't think I'm terrified, exactly, but otherwise, yeah. As a partner, I'll be doing whatever work I can to help keep the funds coming in to pay the secretaries we're sending home. As much as I'd love an excuse to spend the week hiking or going to the desert, I think I just have to work anyway.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm

I'm always at home.

Wife will be for the foreseeable future, daughter's classes are now remote.

My health club's still open, and the golf course (for long, long dog walks). Otherwise, work, TV read and beer.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm

I made ginger cookies!
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:53 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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I made ginger cookies!
My daughter is on a fantastic binge of baking things. Kid's a natural - could you send me the recipe?
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:57 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:53 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm
I made ginger cookies!
My daughter is on a fantastic binge of baking things. Kid's a natural - could you send me the recipe?
Sure. But you better have one of those big electric mixing bowls, unless you have forearms like Popeye.
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sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:57 pm
Pruitt wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:53 pm
sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:51 pm
I made ginger cookies!
My daughter is on a fantastic binge of baking things. Kid's a natural - could you send me the recipe?
Sure. But you better have one of those big electric mixing bowls, unless you have forearms like Popeye.
Have you seen his hands?
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:39 pm

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Post by GoodKarma » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:43 pm

Both the wife and I already worked at home and I’ve been slow so my travel has been limited so nothing really will change for us. My gym and local breweries are still open. Was supposed to go to Phoenix for spring training next week is the only real change.

Only thing I’m really annoyed with is the canceling of championship week and no NCAA’s...I always look forward to/enjoy this time of year.
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Post by sancarlos » Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:52 pm

I think every Swamper will agree that losing March Madness is a fucking blow.
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Post by Rush2112 » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:17 pm

Disappointed both the conferences I go to got cancelled, so no boozing on the university dime, and no binging on sports the day I fly in (cord-cutting without ESPN isn't that bad but sometimes I get a jones.)

It's going to get boooooooring working from home as a lot of my work is hands-on stuff and with no one in the library, there ain't shit to do. My boss has said we're going to have a weekly staff meeting at a brewery so that's good.

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Post by degenerasian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:20 am

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:52 pm
I think every Swamper will agree that losing March Madness is a fucking blow.
Someone should monetize this is an opportunity to have a fictional March madness bracket.

Take 64 basketball teams from movies and dramas and let America vote. Even has some international berths.
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Post by brian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:21 am

degenerasian wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:20 am
sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:52 pm
I think every Swamper will agree that losing March Madness is a fucking blow.
Someone should monetize this is an opportunity to have a fictional March madness bracket.

Take 64 basketball teams from movies and dramas and let America vote. Even has some international berths.
Funny you mention that. We just released software to do that. Might start seeing a whole crapton of those online soon.
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Post by tennbengal » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:55 am

Started Breeders tonight on Hulu. Really good, reminds me of Catastrophe in tone and humor. Plan to start Devs next (was a big fan of ex machina and Annihilation - same director). Never started Justified, that’s seems a good one to pick up.

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Post by brian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:05 am

If you guys want to do a bracket here on the Swamp based on votes amongst Swampers let me know and I’ll set it up. We just have to agree on entries and seedlings.
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Post by Joe K » Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:45 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:52 pm
I think every Swamper will agree that losing March Madness is a fucking blow.
I was planning to go to the tourney games in St. Louis next Saturday (and maybe Thursday too, depending on how busy work is). So yeah, it's a bummer. But at least I did the NYTimes Saturday crossword this morning and finally finished a book I had been taking way too long to get through.

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Post by degenerasian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:44 pm

brian wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 1:05 am
If you guys want to do a bracket here on the Swamp based on votes amongst Swampers let me know and I’ll set it up. We just have to agree on entries and seedlings.
I can start this, I'll list 8 teams.

The #1 Seeds
Tune Squad - Space Jam
Big State - He Got Game
Hickory High Huskers - Hoosiers
Beavers - Teen Wolf

The #16 Seeds (International)
Han Young University - Last Match/Final Jump (Korea)
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First University - Kung Fu Dunk (Taiwan)
[+] spoiler
National College - Vallinam (India)
[+] spoiler
Los Amigos - Campeones (Spain)
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Post by Rams Fanny » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 pm

Pittsburgh Pythons from the Fish That Saved Pittsburgh should be in that somewhere
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Post by The Sybian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:09 pm

My daughter's academy coach did an Instagram Live training session today and invited parents, sibling and friends to join in. Thought that might be a fun thing to do with my daughter. It was, but 4 hours later, my legs are already feeling it. Going to be in a world of hurt tomorrow. Lots of balance and footwork drills. Started with dynamic stretching and leg muscle strengthening. I loved how she focused on building leg stabilizing muscles to reduce chances of ACL tears. Lots of jumping on one foot through cones, hopping on one foot while doing ball control drills. My daughter insisted on following it up with a one v one scrimmage. We are getting dangerously close to the point that she could beat me even if I'm fully trying.

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Post by brian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:12 pm

Rams Fanny wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Pittsburgh Pythons from the Fish That Saved Pittsburgh should be in that somewhere
Leonardo’s team in The Basketball Diaries would be a solid #8 seed.
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Post by bfj » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:20 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:55 am
Started Breeders tonight on Hulu. Really good, reminds me of Catastrophe in tone and humor. Plan to start Devs next (was a big fan of ex machina and Annihilation - same director). Never started Justified, that’s seems a good one to pick up.
Justified is a great show.
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Post by tennbengal » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 pm

I am for sure gonna dive in.

Currently watching the 1988 AFC championship game on you tube. Bengals are up 7-0 after one quarter of play.

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Post by A_B » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:15 pm

I wailed on Stormtroopers today, FYI.
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Post by Sabo » Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:39 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 pm
I am for sure gonna dive in.

Currently watching the 1988 AFC championship game on you tube. Bengals are up 7-0 after one quarter of play.
I was at that game! Look for me in the upper deck between the goal posts.
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brian wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:12 pm
Rams Fanny wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:07 pm
Pittsburgh Pythons from the Fish That Saved Pittsburgh should be in that somewhere
Leonardo’s team in The Basketball Diaries would be a solid #8 seed.
Mark Wahlberg is one of the betting favorites to get ejected from a game.
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Post by brian » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:25 pm

Here’s an idea. I think we’re gonna need to start doing shit like this eventually to keep from going insane.

We should do Virtual Swanp Movie nights where we agree to all watch the same movie at around the same time and post about it
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Post by tennbengal » Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:38 pm

Sabo wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:39 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 pm
I am for sure gonna dive in.

Currently watching the 1988 AFC championship game on you tube. Bengals are up 7-0 after one quarter of play.
I was at that game! Look for me in the upper deck between the goal posts.
Lucky bastard. I was up in Richmond, IN - first year at Earlham. I have extensive notes on the game now upon re-watch. Boomer played like shit in hindsight - defense, running game (mostly ickey), and a timely fake punt carried the day. Really questionable decisions and throws from Boomer all over the place.

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Post by Joe K » Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:20 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 5:38 pm
Sabo wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:39 pm
tennbengal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:11 pm
I am for sure gonna dive in.

Currently watching the 1988 AFC championship game on you tube. Bengals are up 7-0 after one quarter of play.
I was at that game! Look for me in the upper deck between the goal posts.
Lucky bastard. I was up in Richmond, IN - first year at Earlham. I have extensive notes on the game now upon re-watch. Boomer played like shit in hindsight - defense, running game (mostly ickey), and a timely fake punt carried the day. Really questionable decisions and throws from Boomer all over the place.
This post sent me down a Pro-Football Reference rabbit hole and it’s amazing how close the Bengals came to winning that title because Boomer was basically trash all postseason.

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Post by tennbengal » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 pm

He was bad. Supposedly his arm was injured and he played through it end of year - but his decision making was awful in the playoffs.

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Post by tennbengal » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 pm

The new Mark Maron on Netflix is an easy recommend.

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Post by P.D.X. » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:25 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 pm
The new Mark Maron on Netflix is an easy recommend.
Weird. Literally watching it right now.

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