I don’t post nearly enough. Let’s see how long I can last doing this, seriously the easiest, most straightforward thing I can commit to…
Here’s some different things I’ve been thinking quite a lot about this past month in particular. Maybe there’s something here to interest you too.
PLANTERINA – I came across Amanda Switzer (aka Planterina) on YouTube a few months ago while hunting for info on water propagating a devil’s ivy (yep, I am one of those people with lots of indoor plants, and I love them). She has since become my go-to font of wisdom on all things plant related, and her knowledgable yet laid-back approach is both soothing and inspiring, particularly in these anxious times. You can view her channel here.
UNHHHH – Drag Queens Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova have been making this low-budget, laugh-out-loud web series for years. It is brash, silly and very adult in incredibly juvenile ways (you have been warned), and their 80s-era special effects deserve a medal. I only discovered it recently and have had a ball (no pun intended) catching up on all I’ve missed. You can view the series playlist here.
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SEASON 12 – Yeah, I don’t need to explain this one, do I? I’m obsessed. Please point me towards the gift shop… Here’s the official site.
TIGER KING – Wouldn’t be right not to mention this utterly insane documentary series, and yes, like the rest of the planet it seems, I couldn’t look away. Binged it all in a day, cringing from behind a throw cushion the entire way through. While I wouldn’t necessarily recommend, I would say you absolutely must watch it.
TEACHING MY MUM TO FACETIME – As we are all doing our best to socially isolate, I was a touch worried about trying to up-skill my very un-tech savvy mother so that we could stay in ‘visual’ contact. I should never have feared; she has taken to FaceTime like a demented duck to water. She still has zero concept of framing, so I mostly get a really good look up her nostrils or at her forehead and the wall behind her, but you know, baby steps. She’s even learnt how to point the lens at Dad so I can occasionally wave to him too. Maybe the Boomers are gonna be alright…