Newsletter editor Lily here.

Is anyone else reverting back to strange habits that they haven’t had in years as quarantine goes on?

First, despite being more of a romance novel fan (as y’all know by now), I started picking reserving mysteries and thrillers from on my library app, which harkened me back to when I was a kid reading Nancy Drew books way past bedtime. For the first time in adulthood, I’m consistently reading that genre.

Two weeks ago, I spend my entire weekend playing The Sims, a game I’ve loved since I was 10 and play in spurts. When I was in college, I used to come home after finals and log onto Sims for my first 48 hours back in Florida, only stopping to grab something to eat or sleep for a few hours. The pattern seems to be repeating itself now.

And then about a week ago, I watched a video on YouTube that featured Kraft boxed macaroni ‘n’ cheese (you know, the kind that comes with a packet of DayGlo orange cheese powder) and immediately craved it. My mom, continuing to be a queen, legend, and icon, bought a ton of it when she went on her weekly grocery run. So now here I am, having Kraft boxed mac ‘n’ cheese almost daily for the first time in almost half a decade. And you know what? I don’t regret a thing.

I’m sure I’m not the only person looking for comfort and nostalgia for things from their past. It’s just interesting seeing that need rear its head in such strange ways. But I guess there are worse things in this world than a couple of thrillers (I recently read Darling Rose Gold and The Herd), a weird life simulation computer game, and pasta with orange gunk on it. Such is life.

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