A Few Days In the Life of an Isolated General News Columnist

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting life everywhere, I think everyone could use a laugh, so I decided to forgo a serious article and attempt to do a photo week (sort of) in the life. So sit back, relax, and prepare to laugh at me struggling through my first week of self-isolation. 

Sunday 3/15: It sounds like one of those weird questions that interviewers ask celebrities trying to promote their movie: “You have a lot of free time, classes are cancelled and/or moved online, and you’re on spring break, BUT you can’t leave your house. Would you take it?” Unfortunately, social distancing and self-isolating aren’t really optional right now, but I’ve managed to make it a little bit interesting – sort of. Besides procrastinating writing a paper, the only thing I’ve done today is scour the internet for pictures of Reveille IX, my favorite dog. I’m not even going to Texas A&M next year, but who doesn’t like fluffy dogs? I’ll do something interesting tomorrow! For sure…

Monday 3/16: Well. Today I procrastinated some more. The productive things I did manage to do included:

  • Washing my hands

  • Folding socks, attempting to toss them into my sock drawer, and missing.

  • Doing calculus review.

  • Checking the mail and finding out my future college sent me cool stuff.

Tuesday 3/17: It’s St. Procrastinator’s Day! Wait, that’s not wha-. Anyway, the local university I take classes at decided to move classes online for the rest of the semester, so I suppose now I have more time to do nothing. And that’s exactly what I did today. I mostly just saved Spongebob memes to my phone, listened to music (Stayin’ Alive is making an amazing comeback y’all), and I also may or may not have taken a very nice nap before it was lunchtime. 

Wednesday 3/18: Today was a little bit more productive than yesterday. Besides more calculus review, highlights include: 

  • Finding a picture of Reveille reading an organic chemistry book.

  • Wrestling with my duvet cover and comforter for an hour and a half before my mom came in and showed me how it worked in under five minutes. 

  • Pre-registering to vote! 

No picture for that one, but I can confirm it happened.

That about wraps it up! I hope this article raised awareness about chronic procrastinators and those who are really missing the structure of school. I hope y’all stay safe and healthy and remember to wash your hands!


  1. Bwahahahha! Thx a lot this was just what I needed!

  2. Naomi Hochstedler

    Fluffy dogs!!! xD

  3. The eventful life people live….joking xD I love the ‘throwing socks into drawer and missing’ part. Totally cracked me up!

  4. hehe this was hilarious

  5. I needed this to cheer me up! This whole pandemic has gotten me kinda down

  6. Haha! I think this is life for a lot of now…

  7. Too true, too true xD

  8. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. Another thing you might add could be counting all the people you see wearing masks. Its surprisingly satisfying!

  10. ahhhhahh, this is good!