Quarantine doesn't have to be boring
So as the whole world has been pretty much locked indoors and we are all secluded, that doesn't mean the fun has to stop. With all of this time that many of us have on our hands while we wait for this to pass, it is a good time to take on new hobbies, connect with our families, or get some of that work done around the house that we have been putting off for so long.
So what I want to know with this contest, is how you are spending your quarantine, and how strict the quarantine is in your area.
For me, I have been working a lot as normal, but my wife has been sick lately, not with coronavirus, and my daughter has been home since her school is shut down and they are doing homeschool now. So my days off have been spent with them and we have been trying to do stuff that keeps them from going too stir crazy.
We have been doing a lot of different things to stay busy. We had a Bob Ross painting session, and mine ended up nothing like Bob's painting. We built a fort out of blankets and we all watched movies and slept in it.
Yesterday, Faith and I spent about 10 hours in the car driving to Colorado just to get out of the house and go see something new. I think we experienced almost every season during the drive as we went through all the different elevation changes.
One of the coolest parts about road trips along the smaller highways is the weird crap that you see along the way. I saw a sign for beef jerky, so I had to stop because jerky is the best driving snack. When we got to the little store, it was awesome, it was alien themed and had the cast from the movie Cars parked out front, which made absolutely no sense with the alien motif.
We left with 3 extremely expensive bags of beef jerky, but they were very delicious. $40 for less than a pound of jerky is super expensive, so I decided that I was going to try my hand at making my own beef jerky today.
I did about 5 minutes of research on how to make beef jerky, because that is all that my short attention span would allow, and then I went to town on cutting up some meat and prepping it for the dehydrator.
I used some spicy chicken wing sauce to marinate the meat in, so we will see how this batch turns out. I think I might be a bit underprepared, but I am hungry and don't care too much. This was all about experimenting. I will be ordering jerky seasoning from amazon so I can make all sorts of different flavors.
So that is how my family and I have been spending our quarantine so far. It has been a pretty different experience for us so far and a big change in the way we go about our daily lives. My wife and daughter are very social people and are not used to being out with friends and others. Me on the other hand, prefer to stay away from people, so this isn't too big of a deal for me.
Now for the contest
Make a post letting the Hive Community know how you have been spending these past couple weeks and if there are any special restrictions that have been imposed in the area where you live. It is important for everyone to know what is going on in the world and how we are all coping with this tragic situation.
- Use the tag #quarantinecontest as your first tag for your post
- Use the thumbnail from this post as your main thumbnail for your post
- Post your entry in the OCD Community
- Post a link to your entry in the comment section of this post
- Share your entry on Twitter and use the #posh tag on your post
The top entry will receive 50 Hive. There will be 5 runner up posts that will each receive 10 Hive each.
Entries will be based on creativity and quality. The more effort you put into your post, the more of a chance you have at winning and getting curated. This contest will run until this post pays out and then winners will be chosen and an announcement will be made.
I am looking forward to seeing your entries and the creativity that the Hive Community has. Thank you all for your participation and for being a part of the best blockchain there is.
Here is my entry for this contest
Really cool contest and looking for meats to reading through these other entries!
That beef jerky looks pretty good right about now!
Hello! Here is my entry for this contest
What a lovely contest!
Here's my entry!
Good day to everyone!
I'm jus here to spam the comments with my entry - https://peakd.com/@chekohler/how-i-m-spending-my-quarantine
I am loving these rush of contests that are being held one after the other! Really keeps the community on it’s toes and increasing activity and interaction on HIVE!
I'll submit my entry in a couple of days.
I’m looking forward to your entry. There has been a lot of engagement lately on the Hive blockchain. It is nice to see the community out in full force.
Yes definitely. This makes posting content even more fun.
Here is my entry .... I’m painting like crazy.
Peakd Entry: https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@offgridlife/how-are-you-spending-the-quarantine-contest
This is my Twitter #posh :
Hello friend @offgridlife, wonderful drawings. I took advantage and subscribed to Offgrid tv, do you know him ?? Haha! You really have a Gift in your hands and your mind. I would have liked to see your face so I could meet you. It will be another time. Congratulations.
Yeah... thanks for Subscribing to my Youtube Channel.
There are many videos on my channel where you can see me. I look just like my avatar....
This is my entry https://hive.blog/hive-174578/@nextgen622/quarantine-fun-bonding-time-with-my-kids and my twitter post
this is my post,my twitter link is inside (:
i had two days on hive and these are th first blogs of my life, a growing experiencie!.
Venezuela has multiple risk factors that made people took actions to prevent the virus.
Hola @auelitairenene. Bienvenida a la comunidad de Hive un mundo increíble. No te puedes quejar, mientras otras mujeres cocinan sola tú lo haces con compañía y con música. Te deseo mucho éxito en tu nueva etapa con tu esposo y el lugar. Tienes que hacer el post de introduceyourselve. Felicidades.
Mi esposo es una bendición! Y ahora lo escucho en vivo todo el día, así que en lugar de quejarme agradezco infinito y le pido al universo que se alinee para que todas podamos encontrar a esa persona que para nosotras es Perfecta! Gracias por la bienvenida! Abrazos!
https://peakd.com/introduceyourself/@auelitairene/introduceyourself-medicine-woman-or-or-mujer-medicina este es mi introduce, espero te guste! saludos
Bienvenida Irene @auelitairene. Te felicito por la carrera que escogiste, debes tener en cuenta la fobia que tenemos actualmente los Venezolanos a los uniformes, sobre todo al verde. El blanco es más pasable, jejeje. Espero seguir viendo tus publicaciones en #hive.
totalmente entendible! pero bueno, hay cosas que necesitamos vivir ! saludos! nos seguimos viendo por aqui..
Good contest! I’ll have to work on an entry.
Ye lost me when you mentioned OCD
I don't have the pleasure of being quarantined, I'm what they call an "essential employee". smh
Same here, along with my wife, but she has been sick. So we quarantine when I am off work.
That's pretty much me and my family atm. Honestly, the only thing I ever do in my free time is play COD or go to Disney World (which is closed, and honestly, I'm having withdrawals from not going)
I want to try making jerkey. Keep us updated on how it goes.
I have a food dehydrator but have only ever done apples and fruit leather.
One thing is for sure, people are putting a lot more love on this community during this lockdowns... more time, more love =) And probably more children too LOL
Looking forward to contributing a rather different perspective from my home here in Northern Thailand, where we are under Martial Law. Things moving fast, and I look forward to contributing. Resteemed and retweeted this challenge post too. 😊 And shared it to the @c-squared contest promotion channel in discord.
Good time to be consolidating community when most people have the time and luxury to post.
Great idea for a contest, things are happening so quickly for everyone, I look forward to hearing the reality of this for so many and will be adding my experience of it too. Love to you and your family Wes xxx
Hmm... I want also enter to this contest but I do not use Twitter if I can partipicate in this contest without sharing my entry on Twitter?
Same problem here :D But I will do another update about the virus here anyway.
Cool idea - lemmi think about posting some stuff we do...
Yesterday at least a lot cleaning and living around the house and a nice BBQ with beer in the evening.
Was close to holiday feeling.
Key and essential. Working. This too shall pass.
Here is my entry
Day 15 of self-isolation: Into silence, small engine repair
Forgive me, but I think I am just getting back into Hive after a long break from Steem and I didn't really understand the community thing and goofed. I thought this was just a like tag so I posted into my blog which you can't edit. I "crossposted" into OCD but then when I actually went to the community saw this wasn't allowed.
Here are my links/Aqui estan mis enlaces:
HIVE post: https://peakd.com/hive-174578/@gertu/my-quarantine-mi-cuarentena
Here's my entry
Stay safe! :)
Hiya, @derangedvisions :)
Here are my coronavirus diaries, below:
Hope you enjoy the read :)
Here is my entry : https://peakd.com/quarantinecontest/@sammiegold/my-quarantine-story
"Hi @derangedvisions, thanks for this arrangement.
Here is my entry for this contest! https://steemit.com/hive-174578/@mustavi/how-are-you-spending-your-quarantine-100-hive-contest
Find this at Twitter: ~~~ embed:1244364827755048960" twitter metadata:aWFtbXVzdGF2aXx8aHR0cHM6Ly90d2l0dGVyLmNvbS9pYW1tdXN0YXZpL3N0YXR1cy8xMjQ0MzY0ODI3NzU1MDQ4OTYwInw= ~~~
Is it not great that we can get to do things with the family again, hope your jerky turns out good!
Thank you for the contest - hope you enjoy my contribution This too shall Pass
Great and interesting contest @derangedvisions ! I will submit one too :-) and know I will read a lot of different stories too !
Courage to everyone 💪🏼
Thanks you !
Hello and thank you for the contest!
This is my entry
I made an entry! :D
I also shared it on Twitter.
Such an awesome entry
Because nobody has said this...you’re not quarantining if you’re crossing state lines and just driving around and going into stores. I upvoted you tho because even though you lack originality, you're giving people something to do other than bicker in discord.
WoW..that is extremely expensive i love beef jerky myself here in i Thailand i would have paid less the $10 for them 3 bags 😊
I might take part into the contest as I have lot's of interesting things to say :)
But how long will it last? I want to have the time to document everything the right way ;)
Hello @derangedvision. Here's my entry:
Nice to be here and share our experience faced the same condition in the wolrd [Quarantine], This is my entry for the contest, hopefully we could passed this moment.
Hi. Hope you and your family is safe during these crucial times.
Hope your wife gets better soon!
This is my entry for the contest.
Building a MERN app.
Thank you for organizing this contest. Here is my entry.
Thanks for reading!
Greetings. Hery is my entry:
Hive post: https://hive.blog/quarantinecontest/@isabelpena/how-are-you-spending-your-quarantine-what-is-done-with-love-is-not-boring
Sans contest, i wanted to share my jerky recipe :: often called 'the best jerky you will have in your life.' I dont habit meat anymore but will cross-post into hive, if there is enough intere:: enjoy https://foodproofer.posthaven.com/dehydrator-beef-jerky-hot
/ˌsæn fɹənˈsɪskoʊ/, ::
Hereby my entry. Lucky me is not in quarantine and thanks to this contest I found out we need 2200+ more dying to beat last winter's influenza victims.
Hi, @derangedvisions. Here is my entry...
Hive post: https://hive.blog/hive-174578/@wiseagent/how-am-i-spending-my-quarantine-time-or-one-day-at-a-time
P.S.: I had to adapt my participation in this contest (I hope the post will be accepted by you) because you and @theycallmedan launched the same kind of challenge... However, as I had read your post first, I posted it following your recommendations.
Here is my entry
One of the great initiatives! Similar to dan's initiative, I put it in a single post. 😃
My Entry- https://hive.blog/hive-174578/@themanualbot/my-quarantine-story-how-am-i-spending-my-quarantine
Shared on twitter
Great contest once again here is my entry for it
Awesome idea... again. Looks like you guys are settling in now. Bob Ross??? OMG I remember watching him as a kid. Both my parents are artists... That hair!
Here's my post
And the tweet
Stay safe man.
Hi, here's my entry: https://hive.blog/hive-174578/@eewa/corona-diary-how-i-m-spending-my-quarantine
Cheers! Stay safe!