The Daily T LOunge for April 20, 2020

Posted on April 20, 2020

Charmaine’s Rooftop Bar & Lounge, San Francisco, CA

 

Happy 4/20, darlings! Toke ’em if you got ’em!

For today’s holiday, we’re offering you a bit of sky and open air, which is both helpful for all your 4/20 partying needs and also something we could all use way more of at the moment. We just received a video of our two-year-old niece, which made us realize that we’ve been living in a cone of silence (two-year-olds are LOUD AF, y’all) for 6 weeks and we’re probably going to need to be gently re-acclimated to society when this is all over, like those Japanese World War II veterans they found in the jungle twenty years later. Be gentle with us, world. We’re childless and fussy.

We’re working on a bunch of fun little posts for the rest of today, relieved that there is actual content to be developed. But until we unleash our efforts upon the world, please take a moment to review and peruse today’s Menu of Distractions:

 

How to Substitute Flours
Baking is a science, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible to make substitutions. With some guidance, you’ll be able to substitute different flours into a single recipe. But you’ll just want to keep a few things in mind, notably protein content and the moisture. This guide is by no means comprehensive — it may not answer your questions about oat flour — but consider it a starting off point to help you understand what you’re working with.

 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Tell U.K. Tabloids They Will No Longer Work With Them
In a letter sent to the editors of The Sun, Daily Mail, Mirror and Express, the couple say they refuse to be used “as a currency for an economy of clickbait and distortion,” and that there would be a policy of “zero engagement” going forward.

 

How to Throw a Virtual Cocktail Party
Cocktail hour is more than just the time of day when you order—or mix—yourself your favorite drink. It’s the ritual of letting go, releasing your cares and worries for a moment and giving yourself over to the pleasures of a well-mixed intoxicant (or a mocktail, if that’s your preference). It’s a time for chatting with friends conspiratorially, for trading gossip, and offering commiseration over life’s slings and arrows and global pandemics. And who couldn’t use some of that right now?

Animals Are Glad We’re Not Bothering Them
Yosemite’s animals aren’t the only wildlife thriving in a world vacant of humans. In Wales, gangs of Kashmir goats have ventured into towns, chewing on hedges and climbing various walls. Coyotes are roaming San Francisco’s empty streets. Even animals who have known confinement their whole lives have been able to take advantage of a world without humans. Penguins in aquariums around the world have been temporarily freed from their shackles to take eye-opening “field trips.” On Staten Island, anteaters and armadillos, who typically live behind zoo bars, were escorted around the other exhibits.

 

So, kittens. What are the plans for today?

 

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