We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.
History will remember the Meyers as early adopters of the homemade face mask fashion trend, even before the CDC recommended everyone wear facemasks in public.
Unfortunately, history will also remember that Meyer's initial mask repped the wrong team.
Thank u to nice friend, Eliza, for these hand-made protective/functional, yet fashionable masks to help us thru the pandemic crisis (she lives in Fla so hence, the Gator influence). #BeSafeAndHeathy pic.twitter.com/x0QUBdIu1J— Shelley eyer (@spinnershells) March 26, 2020
Thankfully, all it took was a healthy bit of social media badgering from Buckeye Nation to get the issue resolved.
Behold, the Best Damn Face Mask in the Land:
Ok Buckeye Twitter Friends, squeaky wheel gets grease right? @LzabelM w clutch move for you w the face mask after the initial reveal of the last week. Thanks Eliza! Go BUCKS and GATORS! (and Falcons and Utes). #TwoSchoolsThreeNattys #StayHealthy @lisaclarksrq pic.twitter.com/BgzlO6MYv8— Shelley eyer (@spinnershells) April 15, 2020
Prayers up that COVID-19 behaves like Michigan in the presence of that glorious piece of facial fabric.
- Ohio has 7,628 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 346 deaths.
- The IRS sets up a portal to check the status of your stimulus payments.
- Pro golf is set to restart in June with the Memorial Tournament from July 16-19.
- Oberlin company makes a machine to wean coronavirus patients off ventilators.
- The Buckeye Country Superfest is canceled.
Rush Hour 2
I had no idea that I needed to see Deshaun Thomas acting out a scene from Rush Hour 2 on TikTok, but now that it's in my life I feel obligated to share.
Rush hour 2 Mmmm boom pic.twitter.com/LVanj6rrdR— DeShaun Thomas (@Deshaunthomas_0) April 15, 2020
I sincerely hope he takes requests because I could deliver him a scroll of suggestions, headlined by Gollum from Lord of the rings.
Ask and You Shall Receive
A 93-year-old Pennsylvania native was running critically low on necessary quarantine supplies, but thanks to a quick sign and some generous donations, she's all good.
TOO FUNNY: 93-year old Olive Veronesi from Seminole, PA is doing her part to stay home and stay safe, and shes sending this message to her neighbors and to her daughter. pic.twitter.com/oQlKITF6a9— KDKA (@KDKA) April 10, 2020
GOT MORE BEER! A #Pittsburgh area woman who went viral for holding up a "Need More Beer" sign while holding a @CoorsLight has gotten her wish. @MolsonCoors just delivered the 93 year old... 10 CASES OF BEER! https://t.co/zBfWl0f4n9 pic.twitter.com/6anlw99ugU— KDKA (@KDKA) April 13, 2020
Needless to say, it's gonna be a hell of a weekend at Olive's house.
Humans Being Human
We should all have each other's backs during this time, so Ohio State's doing a cool and good thing of collecting some inspiring stories of kindness.
Now more than ever, the world needs kindness. Even the smallest acts of kindness can make a difference, and you could inspire a chain of paying it forward. You can inspire kindness by sharing your kind experiences, stories and ideas for random acts of kindness with firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stories or ideas shared will be posted across the Office of Student Life's social media accounts. You can be kind online by using #BeKind and #KindColumbus in your social posts.
I'm optimistic enough to believe some 11W readers have something to share, so don't let me down.
Take Me Home
Backup quarterback highlights? Roll the tape!