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The Eagle's Scream Quarantine: Week 6

Updated: May 22, 2020

COVID cuts and looming fear. Enjoy the fifth round of journal entries from our very own staff, giving a closer look into the life of a self-isolated teenager.


Girlfriend in a coma, I know, I know, it’s serious.

I’ve been listening to the Smiths pretty much all quarantine. There’s a Smiths song for every mood, and honestly, a global pandemic fits into Morrissey’s miserablism quite well. Who better to sing my thoughts when I, too, am casually and almost cheerfully miserable.

Well, it’s not that bad, most of the time. I have a house, I have a cat, I have a massive music library at my disposal. I don’t have corona. I’m a fan of not having the disease, just in general. I hope to remain that way.

I tried chili mac n (vegan) cheese last night, and I ate it again for breakfast this morning, I cannot lie to you, the idea is genius and whoever came up with it is genius. It’s like two of my favorite foods, but their captchalogue cards were combined and stuck in an alchemiter. Sooooooooooo good.

I wish I had more time for the hobbies and TV watching that everyone seems to be partaking in. I spent about a week obsessively rereading Homestuck, and I’ve enjoyed the occasional TV show with my dad, but I wanted to bake more and write more and that just has not happened, I’ve been working almost nonstop on getting my grades up from their pre-quarantine state. I watched the first two episodes of RUN with my dad, and it’s kind of entertaining. I’ve been watching drag race too, and obviously I’m rooting for Gigi Goode to win. <3

I’ve also been watching Mrs. America, the show about Phyllis Schlafly, which is simultaneously very frustrating to witness but also really good. I decided to write my history IA about her. I wonder all the time whether she realized the irony of a woman being the leading member and campaigner for an anti-women's rights movement.

The most recent movie I’ve seen was Out of Africa (1985, starring Meryl Streep), which is a two and a half-hour long movie about a woman who (spoiler alert) goes to Africa and then leaves Africa and then comes back to Africa and then… leaves Africa.

I’ve been sharing a Spotify account with my boyfriend, which means whenever he catches me listening to music he puts on a Minecraft parody, and whenever I catch him listening to I put on Bloodhound Gang (the best band). I’m probably messing up his suggestions, but that’s what love is all about. Compromise.

Oh yeah, my dad also gave me a pretty solid COVID cut. That’s good because if he didn’t do a good job I would have just shaved my head, and I’m not really sure how I would feel about that?



See you next week.