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7 things to do this week – still no repeats edition

By ThisIsReno

Feature Image: Andrea Laue

We’ll admit, things are beginning to get a little rote around the house. How many loaves of banana bread can one really bake? We’re not sure, but we won’t give up until we’ve found the answer. And despite mashing old bananas on repeat, we’ve still managed to mash up a fresh list of things to do this week. Enjoy!

  1. Get fire safe. If you’re a homeowner, use this week’s lovely weather to get outside and ensure the exterior of your home is fire safe. Clear 50 feet of defensible space, clean up debris and trash, and prune vegetation. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection has a great video with tips for homeowners at  https://www.washoecounty.us/tmfpd/defensible-space.php
  2. Paint or draw a self-portrait, then move on to portraits of your pets, friends and family.
  3. Be a part of history. Nevada Historical Society is creating an historical record of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it affected Nevadans. You can help. Share your story, how you’re coping, and what you’re learning about yourself, your friends and family, and the world around you during these unexpected times. More details and an online submission form are at: https://www.nvhistoricalsociety.org/2020/03/25/message-from-the-director/
  4. Check out “Unorthodox” on Netflix. It’s not really meme-worthy, but it’ll balance out the hours you spent binging “Tiger King.”
  5. Become a researcher, no Ph.D. required. The Zooniverse calls itself “people-powered research” and allows anyone to contribute to cutting edge research. Volunteers work on projects related to history, language, climate, biology, and much more. Volunteer at https://www.zooniverse.org/
  6. Get creative with all those leftover Easter eggs by stepping up your recipe for egg salad sandwiches or trying a new take on the hard-boiled egg. Bon Appétit has 35 recipes to try: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipes/slideshow/how-to-cook-leftover-easter-eggs
  7. Make a list of things to do for the next time you’re in self-isolation. Bore more twice, shame on me.