Activist and film industry maverick Franklin Leonard recently posted something he would later call his unexpected “greatest ever tweet” when he posed a simple question to the people of Twitter:
Has anyone made any lockdown purchases that have radically improved your quality of life unexpectedly?
— Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) May 24, 2020
Thousands of responses came flooding in, from the heartwarming to the banal to the fascinating. Unsurprisingly, many answers were about how folks were making themselves more comfortable while being stuck at home. Here are 12 of the ways people have taken their chill to the next level in the weirdest year ever.
12. The sacred scrolls
Phones are getting an extra workout these days.
A pack of three 10ft long iPhone chargers… there’s now one in almost every room and they’re long enough for charging & scrolling (while lying down)
— CRYSTAL SLAUGHTERS (@vbay11) May 24, 2020
11. Heavy sleeper
I tried one of these once. It was like being comforted by a slab of concrete.
weighted blanket. The hype is real.
— ∆∆ Vorhees ∆∆ (@VorheesMusic) May 24, 2020
10. Need for speed
This is no time for screw around.
Upgrading my internet speed was key to everything.
— Shannon Woodward (@shannonwoodward) May 24, 2020
9. Virtual Reality
It’s almost like I’m really outside!
Oculus Quest — Supernatural ??
— ???? ???? ????? ? (@ziyatong) May 24, 2020
8. Don’t sweat it
I need sweat tuxedos to become the new formal wear, I’m never going back.
A new sweatshirt. I quickly found that I have over-invested in dress up shirts and under-invested in sweatshirts.
— Heather Bucha Whaley (@HeatherWhaley) May 24, 2020
7. Double whammy
He is one with the couch now. Leave him be.
Oh and a Nintendo Switch … (my life is ruined)
— Benjamin Law 羅旭能 (@mrbenjaminlaw) May 24, 2020
6. Pretty good overall
I never thought I’d see these two words together.
Linen overalls. The absolute best. Like house jammies.
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin ?? (@ECMcLaughlin) May 24, 2020
5. Bidet to you too, sir
Look at this dude flex while the rest of us fight for toilet paper.
A bidet and portable AC unit
— ? Jeremiah Warren ? (@jeremiahjw) May 24, 2020
4. Rise above it
Chairing is caring.
A lawn chair for my apartment balcony. It’s created a small space I can literally kick back and relax in and just take in some sun
— Kristy Puchko (@KristyPuchko) May 24, 2020
3. Home theatre
I want to go to there.
A new modem to maximize the speeds we were already paying for, a mini projector and a pillowsac for our rooftop. Dinner + a movie date nights are a whole new bag. Feels like we went “out.”
— brittany packnett cunningham does not do remixes. (@MsPackyetti) May 24, 2020
2. Open skies
Defeat consternation with constellations.
This small machine called a sky light. It turns any ceiling into a starry sky. And some hue light bulbs. Create a vibe in your crib.
— Lena Waithe (@LenaWaithe) May 24, 2020
1. Pineapple express
And finally, in the least surprising answer of all time:
About half a pound of weed.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 24, 2020
Rogan clarified that he’s got a system for it: sativa during the day and indica at night. Well, as long as he’s being responsible like that I for one applaud his ingenuity.
What have you been doing in an effort to stay chill?
Let us know in the comments.