All the Rage: I’m Tired of Staying In


Emily Ascencio (12th), Editor

I know I usually do movie reviews or silly topics on this blog, but today I thought I would talk about something that we are all experiencing. I’m not sure how the rest of you are handling it, but I personally hate quarantine. 

I’m tired of watching TV and sleeping all day. The only productive part of my day at this point is when I do my homework. I’m driving myself insane. 

I’m sure all of you started off doing something productive, but it eventually turned into a TV marathon. I know I did. I cleaned out my closet, worked on my baking skill, took my dog on walks, but all that slowly turned into me sitting on the couch with the remote in one hand and a snack in the other. 

It all started with one show and I’m sure you call all guess what that is: Tiger King. This show, although ridiculous, is addicting. It is full of eccentric characters doing insane things that you wouldn’t believe. The show was made to bring more awareness to the captivity of big cats, but I think it missed the mark. If you are planning on watching it, let me warn you that it does have some mature content that is not for kids.

After I realized how much I’ve been staring at screens, I thought it was time to do something different. I decided to work on some puzzles, which was also a waste of time because they were missing pieces. I moved on to making embroidery bracelets. They take forever to make, but it keeps me busy. I eventually got tired of that. 

I didn’t know what else to do so I resorted to baking… It was a fail. I’d like to say that I’m a decent baker. I know the basics and I can make things like cookies, muffins, and bread; but for some reason I thought I should try something new. I made some empanadas that were supposed to be super sweet and golden brown, but I ended up with plain and bland. I’ll just stick to making banana bread. 

I don’t know what else to do. There isn’t much to do when you’re at home all the time. I’ve basically learned that I hate hanging out with myself, I miss my school, I miss my friends, and I’m sad that I’m missing out on my senior year. 

Although it’s been a tough time for all of us, I hope we can all see each other again when this is all over. I would like to be able see my senior class again before we all go our separate ways.