Feeling down about the rain? Don’t know what to do with yourself? Well i know just how you feel. As much as i love the rain, it makes it almost impossible to get anything done. Anything outside, that is. But since we live in a state where it rains and snows and sleets and hails…i’ve slowly begun to find activities to keep me pre-occupied. First things first, getting all that work you’ve been putting off out of the way. You know what i’m talking about. That paper that’s due in a week that you’ve had a month to work on? Or that huge project that makes up 75% of your grade that you figured you’d finish up the day before and pray that you pass the course? Or that thing your mom/dad/boss/teacher/friend/whoever asked you to do a month ago and you’ve been putting it off? Yeah, those are the ones i mean. Get them done now! There’s no better time than a crappy day when you’re stuck in your room to finish off those projects that have been pushed to the back of your mind. And you know what else you can do? Clean up that messy room before the hazmat team has to be called in to evacuate all living inhabitants. Organize and do things to make your life a little neater because it’s scientifically proven that it will make you happier. You know what’s fun? Labels! Oh yeah, you heard me, make labels when you’re cleaning your room so that you know where everything is. How exhilirating is that?
For those of you who are thinking i’m crazy, or those of you who have already gotten all of this done, there are still things for you to do. Read that book you’ve wanted to read for the past few weeks. Or go to Hulu and catch up on all of those television shows you’ve wanted to watch. You know what? Sit down and watch every season of Lost if you have to just so you know what your Lostie friends are talking about. Who is this mysterious Richard character they’re all swooning over? Or if you want something cheerful, there is always Glee! I mean…new episodes are starting soon. Why not watch past episodes just so you can figure out what everyone is singing and why it’s so important not to mess with Sue Sylvester. If those things don’t interest you, then throw a party. Get some friends together. Order chinese or pizza or whatever you fancy, and watch a good movie. Or even a jam session. Whatever interests you, go ahead and do it. Rainy days like these are good chances to explore what you might not have otherwise been able to do on a beautiful sunny day.