The Wilde Ride for 03/31/2020

If you’d like to be on Jeopardy once we’re out of social isolation you can now take the test online!

The stage that was under the Beatles for their very first performance is up for auction… although they weren’t yet The Beatles.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is planning to reopen Giga New York, Tesla’s facility in Buffalo which has been producing solar products so it can start producing ventilators to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Do you feel like carbo-loading during the pandemic? There are a few reasons why that could be.

The mini-concert that Garth Brook and Trisha Yearwood did recently, went so well that they decided to do it again, only bigger this time.

The subreddit r/reclaimedbynature, usually features mostly photos of plants, but these days there are photos of coyotes and mountain lions walking through neighborhood yards, monkey gangs running through city streets, and silver fish swimming in the waters of Venice.

Dolly Parton is starting a new series for kids. She’ll be reading them bedtime stories.

I love this new waffle maker that creates building blocks. I want one!

Hope you’re having a good day. Keep hanging in there! <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/30/2020

Tom and Rita Hanks are back home after getting COVID-19 in Australia.

Nordstrom is the latest company to convert their business into a medical supply production facility.

And Dyson, best known for its vacuums, is making ventilators.

Walmart is seeing a new shopping trend. People are still buying tops… but not bottoms.

Sad news for All My Children fans… John Callahan, best known as his character Edmund Grey has passed away. His ex-wife Eva LaRue said this goodbye on instagram:

The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is supposed to go down in Cleveland on May 2, 2020 but while we wait to see if it’ll still happen, you can enjoy the 2019 Induction Ceremony on YouTube. This is my favorite interview moment…

The National Theatre in London is about to start a new series called “Theatre at Home.” Check it out on their YouTube page.

Wanna learn to play guitar like Queen’s Brian May? He’ll teach you himself on his Instagram page.

And finally, Chris Hemsworth is offering 6 free weeks of his fitness app Centr that can help you train, eat and live better with the tap of a finger. Start your free trial here.

I hope you’re doing well and staying healthy. Love you guys! <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/27/2020

Missing sports? Jelle’s Marble Racing is the fastest growing sport in the world right now! Check them out on youtube.

In today’s good people helping people stories:

Crocs CEO Andrew Rees says his company is going to send out 10,000 free pairs of comfy and easily cleaned shoes to our frontline medical workers every day. Visit crocs.com for more details.

And Texas Roadhouse CEO Kent Taylor is giving up his salary through January of next year to keep his people paid and employed.

And there are many more stories like this that DON’T make the news. So if you know of a business owner who is putting people before profit, make note of that and support them when we’re all working and making money again!

There’s a shortage of dogs and cats to foster in NYC right now, and that’s a good thing!

I was sad to hear the news that Harlem Globetrotter legend Fred “Curly” Neal passed away. I got to meet him once. He was lovely… and spun a basketball on my finger. ❤

If anyone deserves a pick-me-up and a treat right now it’s our medical professionals.

Krispy Kreme announced Wednesday it will give away thousands of glazed dozens to thank the healthcare community.

And Starbucks is giving away free coffee nationwide to first responders and healthcare workers.

Hopefully you don’t have to fly right now but if you do, you won’t have to sit next to anyone.

Elton John and a bunch of other celebs are putting on a big concert from their living rooms on Sunday.

Stay safe friends! See you Monday. <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/26/2020

I guess now there is literally no excuse for not working out while in quarantine. This guy ran a marathon on his balcony.

Jackson Browne and Prince Charles have both tested positive for COVID-19. But they both have mild symptoms. (And the Queen is said to be in good health.)

While Patrick Stewart is reading Shakespeare sonnets on Twitter, CBS All Access is letting non-subscribers watch the show (and all their other shows) for free for a month.

Stedman has been traveling for business then tried to come home to Oprah. And she wasn’t having it… she made him go live in the guest house.

Here’s some good news on the COVID-19 front. A test that gives quick results has been created… and New York is about to test a treatment using the blood of those who’ve recovered.

And some good news out of Australia. Recovered baby and mama koalas injured by the deadly Australia Fires are being released back into the wild. They will still need feeding stations until their habitat grows back but they survived and that’s something to celebrate.

Siri can now assess your symptoms if you ask her if you have coronavirus.

And there could be a new symptom to look out for. A loss of your sense of smell or taste.

Arnold Schwartzenegger, who has been posting the cutest moments with his tiny horse and donkey just donated a million dollars to buy medical supplies for those who are helping the sick.

And Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are waiving April’s rent for all their tenants.

That’s all for today, friends. Stay safe. Stay well. <3 Jennifer

The Wilde Ride for 03/25/2020

He might have tweeted that the coronavirus panic was “dumb” but Elon Musk did step up to help. He’s delivering over 1000 ventilators to California hospitals.

Here’s another fun activity for kids learning at home. Mo Willems, bestselling author and illustrator, is teaching drawing every weekday on YouTube.

Something else fun for the kids… Printing with Sticks! This is my friend Kathy. We were in art class together just a few years back (in high school!) now she is a wonderful art teacher herself. Click here to see the series of lessons on facebook and give her a like!

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Yale’s most popular class ever “The Science of Well-Being” could help a lot of people be happier right now, and it’s available free online.

IKEA and Pizza Hut have teamed up on a project…

This is not the news we needed… if the internet crashes, I’m just gonna take a nap. Wake me when it’s back up.

Wanna write a song with Jon Bon Jovi?

Stay well friends. We’ll get through this together. <3 Jennifer