We’re WFH: Call Us on Our Landline, Please

This week, Team MR has been washing our hands to the tunes of Hilary Duff, Carly Rae Jepsen and… “Sandstorm” one-hit wonder Durude?… while keeping a close eye on the news. And in light of the public health advisories we’ve received in recent days, many of us are going to be working from home for a bit. (How long? Not exactly sure!) The reason is pretty simple: Social distancing helps slow the spread of coronavirus and we’re fortunate to be able to do what we do from home with relative ease.

So, yes, we’ll be posting a lot of the usual fare, but we’ll also be publishing stories borne of the fact that we’ll probably be at home. Closet reorgs? Back-of-the-pantry kitchen experiments? Lists of what we imagine our nextdoor neighbors are doing over there? (What ARE they doing over there???) It’s all on the agenda. On Instagram, Harling will finally crack the code for the ideal WFH outfit and Jasmin, whose glowing visage stunned me over Google Hangouts this week (Google! Hangouts! That’s saying something), will be sharing her morning skincare routine.

But I’d also like to hear from you about what you’d like to read while we’re at home. (In particular, if you’re in a similar position, looking for things to entertain and inspire—let us know!) If you’re sticking around your place, what will you be doing (reading, watching, playing, rearranging)?

And lastly, please stay safe and take any precautions you can. Our thoughts are with anyone experiencing anxiety, insecurity, and/or any other negative impact from the current state of affairs. I hope our stories will be a small respite from them whenever possible and, as always, that the comments section will provide a place to share and talk about what’s going on inside your head.

Photo by Louisiana Mei Gelpi.

Mallory Rice

Mallory Rice is a writer who sometimes has bangs and sometimes does not. She was previously the executive editor of this fine website.

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