What to do During Social Distancing
By James Pickard
Hi All! How have you been lately? It’s been a minute since I have written an article for Idaho IL Newsletter, that’s because I have delved into DAC’s YouTube Channel and it has consumed a lot of my time, trying to figure out all the in’s and out’s of it. That being said, there is still more to learn. Isn’t that the way with computers, always in a state of progression, never standing still.
Anyways, I just wanted to drop you a line to give you all some ideas on things to do during this Social Distancing period. Now I’m sure that you all have some ideas of your own, or event that she of the ideas I pass along to you, you already know. But there might be a couple that you didn’t know. I know a couple of them took me by surprise and I hope that that may be the case for you as well.
First, I’ll start off with one that everybody probably already knows. Streaming a movie or binge watching a series. Now there are multiple sites you can do this on: Netflix, Hulu, ABC, NBC, or if you would like multiple channels you can go to sites like Sling TV. If you are sick of movies then have you thought about streaming Opera? That’s right, you can stream the Metropolitan Opera nightly. If you’re not into Opera maybe you might want to try streaming a show on Broadway, it’s in HD too. They have plus or minus 300 shows, musicals, or plays to pick from.
Maybe neither of those are your forté, maybe you would rather watch music concerts. A couple of websites that I happened to come across is nugs.net and Songkick, which both have live streams to various concerts. The last idea I have for you is to go on a safari! Yes, a safari! Now you can go on a Safari online thanks to major zoos in our country. For instance, the San Diego Zoo has live cameras where you can watch Polar Bears, Pandas, Baboons, Penguins, Giraffes and more. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens offers a live Home Safari every day at 3pm EDT where they highlight an animal and include an activity you can do from home.
Hopefully this will aid you through these long days and even longer nights that have been brought forth due to the Coronavirus. Oh, and a side note, you will want to check these sites out thoroughly due to the fact that some sites charge a fee to use. Other than that, have fun perusing the net.