On Friday, WGBH’s Beat the Press host Emily Rooney joined Boston Public Radio, where she read her weekly list of fixations and fulminations.

Last week, her list covered all the bizarre ways the coronavirus pandemic has affected her daily routine. This week’s list continued that theme, with Rooney admitting her behavior has “gotten even stranger.”

“I picture that little gray blobby ball with the red spikes lurking somewhere near me,” she said, only half joking. “Don’t you wonder how close you’ve come to it? Just to where it is -- to proximity to it, or someone with it?”

She also admitted to obsessively making homemade face masks, running her dishwasher daily (instead of weekly), and drinking a "giant vat" of coffee everyday instead of her usual one cup.