Bourbon optional Credit: John-Mark Smith / Unsplash

At 5 PM Saturday, March 21, Governor J.B. Pritzker’s COVID-19 Executive Order No. 8, aka the Stay at Home order, took effect. Here’s a daily-ish journal of how Reader staff, our friends, family—and our pets—are spending our time.

Day 26: April 15

What we’re reading

What we’re watching

What we’re listening to

  • The new Jackie Lynn album, Jaqueline (out now on Drag City)
  • Songs from @musicalepiphanies Instagram series

What we might title our future memoir about life under quarantine

  • “Talking to Myself: A Running Dialog”
  • “Fading Into Oblivion: A Tale of Sanity and Social Skills”
  • “How Did I Get This Pale? And Other Pressing Questions”

What we’re drinking

  • Plenty of hot water with honey and lemon
  • Occasionally hot water with honey and lemon, and a splash of bourbon

Which pet we’d most like to invite to a virtual dance party