May the Sixth be with you! Cinco de Mayo meant nobody could judge you for having a couple extra
on your Zoom Happy Hour yesterday. But today it's time to buckle down and only have the normal amount of Costco wine pops on your Zoom Happy Hour.
Since the state of California released their list of acceptable outdoor activities, we're cautiously going outside and forgoing quarantine recommendations this week (except the fantastic Netflix series
, which easily destroyed
in the championship of the Rotten Tomatoes "Best Netflix Show"
is basically a German
with time travel).
: There are no stipulations for how many crabs need to be caught for the activity to constitute "crabbing," thus we can theoretically come up crabless, taking much of the pressure off.
: While the Hard Martial Arts die-hards will have to keep holding their breaths, we can at least indulge in the soft stuff.
3. Gardening (not in groups)
: We're not sure what's more in need of a trim—us or the hydrangea outgrowth in our front yard. Group gardening is still on pause, but this will do for now.
4. Horse Riding (singles)
: We just have to hope our horses' feelings haven't been hurt too badly by how long it's been since we last rode them. They must understand there's been a pandemic, right? Horses are smart animals.
5. Kite Boarding and Kitesurfing
: This is the double-fun option on this list as we get to participate in them and find out what they are.
6. Table tennis (singles)
: Is table tennis an outdoor sport? It is now! Hopefully we won't have to dismantle our table to get it out the front door.
: This one sounds a bit dangerous, but we're excited to get to the top of a tree and gaze upon the nearest Mount Mordor-esque IKEA.
: Our car, like our horse, has been far too neglected.
9. Watch the sunrise or sunset
: The key word here is "or," so choose wisely.
10. Throwing a football (not in groups)
: The "(not in groups)" implication is that you throw the football, go get it, and throw it again. This is what Tom Brady has been doing to train in Tampa until Amazon gets around to shipping Gronk's backlogged hazmat suit.
With fresh tans from the great outdoors, it's time to go back inside for some links (construction and non-construction). Don't forget to send anything that catches your eye to
: Check out ENR's
and their corresponding construction restrictions. Freshly joining the "light blue/unrestricted" team is Pennsylvania,
who lessened its restrictions on May 1
as more states slowly begin to transition back to normal.
: Buildr is excited to be participating in Procore's webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 11am EST/ 8am PST entitled "Game-changing Integrations for General Contractors."
on the importance of being a digital, data-driven contractor in the new normal that will be post-COVID-19.
: Sunday is Mother's Day. Yes, the beginning of May has a lot going on. Here are some
helpful tips for gift-buying
, including one that seems to reveal the author's omniscience: "Don't buy her a mask, she already has one."
: According to a recent survey, 54% of Americans want to
continue working remotely
once the pandemic is behind us. That 54% must really enjoy the novelty of Zoom bombs, having water cooler chats with pets, and constantly forgetting what day of the week it is.
: Against all odds, Dax Shepard and David Spade were snubbed to play Joe Exotic, and the
scripted series will feature
. I guess it's tough to complain about Nicolas Cage finding work in these troubling times, and his last name is reminiscent of the prisoned plight of many a tiger.
Back to the Quarantine Future
: Have you noticed time moves differently now? Here's
, with strategies to grab the reins and get everything back to normal because we could all use a quarantine walk in Marty McFly's shoes.
Perhaps in an effort to mirror the real world's trying financial times, Nintendo has
drastically cut interest rates
, provoking mass hysteria and people on Reddit to say things like "I'm never going to financially recover from this," without a shred of irony.
: Tired of buying too many bananas at once and having them taunt your well-intentioned grocery shopping with their soggy brownness? Here are
you can do with them, including vanilla bean banana ice cream and banana blueberry bars.
For those who are still longing for their $1,200 check like that one Wolverine meme,
including making sure the IRS has the right address on file for you.
: As if COVID-19 wasn't enough, there are such things as "
" starting to appear in America. No, the murder hornets are not a displaced XFL team.
The end. Check back in next week to see how successfully our crabbing went.
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