We want to see you try something different during this shelter in place quarantine! Post a picture on social media doing one of these 57 activities using hashtags #DDCO and #TurntUpTuesday so we can be a small part of your day!
1. Watch all the really long movies you’ve avoided until now.
2. Download Duolingo, or a similar app, and teach yourself a foreign language.
3. Finally read “Infinite Jest,” “Les Miserables” or even “The Stand.” Go all in and read “Ulysses.” You got this.
4. Face masks, moisturizer, oh my! Treat yourself to a 10-step skin care routine you don’t have time for during a normal work week.
5. Learn calligraphy. YouTube can help.
6. Finally read the rules to those long and intense board games you've never played with the family. Encourage the family to play.
7. Put on a soap opera. Mute the sound. Create your own dialogue.
8. Watch the films that won Oscars for best picture.
9. Watch films that won Independent Spirit Awards for best picture.
10. Watch films that critics say should have won those aforementioned awards.
11. Read all the New Yorker issues piled on your desk.
12. Will Tom Hanks into recovery from coronavirus by watching every Tom Hanks movie chronologically.
13. Knit or crochet.
14. Look at yourself in the mirror. Attempt a self portrait with pencil and paper.
15. Write a short story or get started on that novel.
16. Actually try to reproduce something you see on Pinterest. Probably fail. Try again.
17. Clear out the family room and camp indoors with all blankets, popcorn and scary movies.
18. Finally get around to fixing that broken door knob and loose tile or cleaning scuffed up walls.
19. Pretend you're 13 years old and fold a square piece of paper into a fortune teller you put your thumbs and pointer fingers into. Proceed to tell fortunes.
20. Learn how to braid (fishtail, French, etc.) via YouTube tutorial..
21. Throw out all your too-old makeup and products. (Tip: most liquid products have a small symbol on them noting expirations, usually six months to a year. This includes sunscreen!)
22. Work on your financial planning, such as exploring whether to refinance your loan or ways to save more money.
23. Write a book with your family. Pick a character and each member writes a chapter about their adventures. Read aloud to each other.
24. No March Madness? Have a Scrabble tournament. Or Bananagrams. Pictionary, anyone?
25. Indoor scavenger hunt.
26. Alternate reading the Harry Potter series with your kids and cap each one off with the movie.
27. Write a play starring your loved ones. Perform it via a video call app.
28. Go viral in the good way by making a quarantine-themed TikTok.
29. Rearrange your sock drawer. Really.
30. Stop procrastinating and do your income taxes.
31. Get into comics with digital subscriptions on your tablet, like Marvel Unlimited.
32. Rearrange your furniture to make it seem like your home is a totally different space.
33. Practice shuffling playing cards like a Poker dealer. Be ready for employment opportunities once all casinos open back up.
34. Teach your dog to shake. Hand sanitizer optional.
35. Memorize the periodic table. You never know when that will come in handy.
36. Order and put together some IKEA furniture. Time yourself.
37. Get a free trial of a streaming service and binge-watch as much as you can before it expires.
38. Apply for a new job. You have remote work experience now.
39. Learn a new style of dance via YouTube, from bellydancing to breaking.
40. Update or write your will and organize your affairs. Yes, it sounds melodramatic and morbid but let’s face it: This is a task many of us avoid because we never have the time. Now we do.
41. Bring out the Legos. Build your house inside of your house.
42. Watch the "Star Wars" movies in this and only this order: Rogue One-IV-V-II-III-Solo-VI-VII-VIII-IX.
43. Two words: Coronavirus beard! Grow it, moisturize it, comb it, love it.
44. Learn the words to "Tung Twista." Get them so ingrained in your brain that you can rap them as fast as Twista can. Impress everyone.
45. Been meaning to get some new glasses? Try on new frames virtually on sites like GlassesUSA.com.
46. Attempt things with your non-dominant hand, from writing to brushing your teeth. Prepare to be frustrated.
47. How many words per minute can you type? See if you can get speedier by taking a typing course.
48. Prepare to verbally duel a bully who wants to discuss the evolution of the market economy in the Southern colonies, by memorizing Matt Damon's "Good Will Hunting" speech.
49. Learn origami. Make cranes for your loved ones.
50. Try to speak in pig Latin. Or, "ig-pay, atin-Lay."
51. Deep condition your hair and put paraffin wax on your hands. Enjoy your soft hair and nails.
52. Write a song. If you want to make it about your time inside and put it to the tune of "My Sharona" and replace "Sharona" with "Corona," do what you have to do.
53. Study the art of beatboxing.
54. Try moving in super-slow motion. It's OK to laugh at regular speed.
55. You know how there are dozens of ways to wear a scarf, but you only wear it the one way? Learn the other ways.
56. Learn Old English words. Pepper them into your conversation. Wherefore not?
57. Try on a new shade of lipstick. See how long it takes your partner to notice it.