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Daily Coping 1 Dec 2021

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I started to add a daily coping tip to the SQLServerCentral newsletter and to the Community Circle, which is helping me deal with the issues in the world. I’m adding my responses for each day here. All my coping tips are under this tag.

Today’s tip is to try a different radio station or TV show.

I don’t listen to a lot of radio these days, outside of Spotify radio, but I do listen to some. I also don’t watch a lot of TV, actually I’ve cut the cord, so I only see streamed things on Prime or Netflix.

My tastes would run to sci-fi and thrillers, something silly, stupid, and very unrealistic. My wife tends towards more dramatic items. I don’t typically do documentaries, but after reading Eat a Peach, I decided to try David Chang’s series, Ugly Delicious. I downloaded a few episodes before a recent plane trip and started watching.

I like to cook, and while I don’t consider myself a foodie, I like simple, fun food. This series looks at different cuisines each episode talking about how they are prepared in different countries, but different chefs. Some fancy, some not.

My wife didn’t enjoy it, but I really liked the different ways people go about preparing simple foods. It certainly makes me rethink how I might experiment as I get back to traveling, and enjoying what people make in different places more than searching out something specific I expect or want.

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