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I’m officially going stir crazy. It’s just me and my boyfriend and our dog quarantining together, and I’ll admit I’ve been getting a bit testy with my guy. I asked him to pull two chicken breasts from the pack, put those in the fridge, and freeze the rest. Instead, he froze everything, and it’s all stuck together now. And I threw a small tantrum worthy of an Academy Award. I guess I overreacted a little bit. But these are trying times. There isn’t much to look forward to…I really wanted to make that chicken today! I bought everything for chicken Alfredo! I think he ignores my instructions on purpose. Oh wow, here I go again.

When everything is going wrong in the world it seems that one little thing can really set me off. Is that the same for you? We are so used to having all of these goals and ambitions and plans. Plans are what keep us going. Having things in the future that we can count on happening is what keeps us happy. Though we’re all learning the true meaning of the phrase, “We make plans and God just laughs” right now. I was—naively and hopefully—shopping both for quarantine supplies and house party supplies last week. It didn’t really click for me that if I was shopping for quarantine supplies there’d be no house party. That was cancelled. I had tickets to a comedy show. Cancelled. Out of town friends were supposed to visit. Cancelled.

We need every way possible to keep morale up right now, and not being able to physically spend time with friends is a major problem. But, we can still interact with friends and rely on the sanity-saving process of making plans to stay hopeful right now. Here are fun ways to connect with friends while social distancing.

Laughs on Lockdown

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Watch Laughs on Lockdown

Tonight, streaming service UMC is hosting Laughs on Lockdown on Instagram Live to help you get your mind off of things. Comedians Aida Rodriguez (Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready) and Gary “G Thang” Johnson (Master P’s I Got The Hook Up 2) will each have a one-hour set starting at 7pm EST/4pm PST this Friday, March 27th. Tune in on UMC’s Instagram page, @WatchUMC. 

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