Here’s why: I’ve made a list of movies or types of movies to watch that all somehow rhyme with the word “quarantine.” Seriously. I know. It’s bad.
I’ve only really come up with two different types of movies, but the list is already long and the marathon has already started. Don’t worry, more rhyming words will come as the quarantine prolongs, my insanity increases, and my creativity really starts getting creative.
The first rhyming word? Wolverine. Binge all movies sprouted from the X-Men series in chronological order, starting with X-Men: FirstClass and ending with Logan.
The second rhyming word? Joaquin. That’s right. Every movie the actor, Joaquin Phoenix, has been in—we’re watching it. Well, maybe not every movie…some I really don’t like and some I really just don’t want to watch, but you can bet the favorites(my favorites, that is) will be on there: Gladiator, Signs, The Village, and even Walk the Line(More of his even more “big” movies will be added as soon as I get the filtered streaming platform, VidAngel installed to make up for what most of his movies are rated: R).
My mother has now started to plan daily and weekly-themed activities that also rhyme with the word “quarantine.” Oh brother. This really is going to be a long several weeks of isolation.
Some of her daily ideas have included “Quarantine Cocoa Bean”: make anything with chocolate, “Quarantine Protein Thing”: make any original ‘what the heck is in my cupboard that we can eat’ for dinner, and “Quarantine Ice Cream”: just stuff your face with ice cream until you feel better about this whole situation, or your teeth goes numb.
Pretty soon, we figured out we could literally rhyme anything with “quarantine” by simply putting the word “thing” at the end. Then ideas really started popping out—”Quarantine Book Club Thing”: start a book club with all the girls in our family, “Quarantine Meme Thing”: send in memes every Monday to the family group chat(Corona-related memes only), and “Quarantine Sexiest Man Alive Magazine…Thing”: need there be an explanation?
Ah, may we all get through this together. For the first time in possibly forever, we’ve been asked to save the world by staying at home doing nothing. We can do this.