Day 36

Why Didn't I Think of That?

Sometimes somebody writes something so clever, I hit myself (gently) on the head and say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

Well, today is one of those days. And the person who beat me (by a mile) to the punch is Roz Warren, one very funny librarian and writer. Roz just wrote a piece that I’ve got to share with you.

The title’s “I Don’t Want to Hold Your Hand – What if Beatles Songs Were About the Pandemic?”

Here are a couple of my favorites from Roz’s updated Beatles’ playlist:

Help! I Need Some Toilet Paper!
All You Need is Hand Sanitizer
Can’t Buy Me Lysol Wipes
Eight Zoom Meetings a Week
The Long and Winding Zoom Meeting

And my personal favorite,

While My Stock Market Portfolio Gently Plummets

You can find Roz’s full story/playlist here. Roz really is a librarian by the way. She’s written a book about her experiences called Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor. Pardon the obvious pun but check it out!

And with that, I’m going to go and play some of my favorite Beatles tunes. I guess “We all live in a Yellow Submarine” is appropriate for Day 36, the start of the 6th week of sheltering in place! I just wish my friends could come on board! Oh, well.

4 replies
  1. Deane
    Deane says:

    Haha – I can sing those new Beatle titles in my mind. She needs to expand the titles and include the lyrics! Thanks for sharing such a creative laugh!

  2. Claudia Ellis Harbert
    Claudia Ellis Harbert says:

    Hi – I got your website from your class notes contribution in your (and my) Winter 2020 alumnae magazine. I had a plane ticket to go to NYC April 9 and meet my Broadway-musicals-expert daughter there, so she could do some research at the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts. We had some show tickets, too, and had hoped for more. This evening, my husband of not quite 40 years and I, “sheltering at home” in Texas since March 11th or so, had our best laugh of the day today over your Beatles song titles for the pandemic! Thanks!

    • Karen
      Karen says:

      I’m so glad you got a laugh. I hope you get to the Lincoln Center Library some other time. That would be a treat. Meanwhile, I’m also glad you made your way to my website, fellow Barnard grad. Stay healthy.


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