Bored Out Of Your Gourd Solutions

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‘so bored’
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Yeah, I feel you. There’s only so many days you can surf the interwebz, watch movies, catch up on your DVR recordings, read, twiddle your thumbs, pace around your apartment, etc.

So let’s get crazy and kick ourselves into snowaction. The Washington Post’s Jenna Johnson has already compiled a fantastic list of snomageddon activities geared towards the college aged set, and I’ve brainstormed the following activities to stave off the boredom and enjoy the winter wonderland that is DC for the next few days.

1. Snow Painting: Have some old food coloring lying around your cabinets? Grab some spray bottles, fill them up with water and different food colorings, and get out there and paint some pretty pictures for your neighbors. Ok, so you’re not Rembrandt, but they’re super cute and will put smiles on the faces of those walk by them.

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2. Update Your LinkedIn profile. Called “your ultimate work-related backbone—a safe-haven” by blogger Forrest Kobayashi, our LinkedIn profiles and connections are often left in decay. So take an hour or more to refresh your profile, ask for some peer recommendations and make some new connections.

3. Make Snow Ice Cream.  With the fresh snow on the ground, now is the perfect time to collect clean snow and make snow ice cream. If you’ve stocked up properly you should already have all the ingredients.

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‘pour over milk, cream, a sweetener (I like honey or syrup)’
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1 cup milk
1 egg, well beaten
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
clean snow

Directions: Beat egg; add milk, sugar and salt. Mix together well. Add enough snow to make it thick. Yum!

4. Play snow/ice hockey. Grab some brooms, a ball and find a flat icy surface-shouldn’t be too hard to find ;)

5. Try to yodel. I mean it might as well be Switzerland here, so let’s start playing the part. WikiHow’s step-by-step guide can get you started. If you do indeed practice yodeling, please video tape and send to WeLoveDC

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6. Clean out your closet and bag the clothes for the Good Will, Salvation Army or your local DC charity. You can drop them off once the roads are cleared.

7. Practice your baseball skills. Draw a bull’s-eye target on a piece of cardboard, giving each ring a point value. Attach it to a tree, and keep score as you and your friends try to hit the target with snowballs.

I’m sure there are many, many more ways for us to keep the white snow insanity from taking over. If you have any additional ideas, PLEASE share them!

Rebecca Johnson

A born and bred New Yorker, Rebecca made the big trip “down south” to DC in 2006 and hasn’t looked back. She spends her days strategizing/planning/ideating how interactive products can help her clients and change the world. In her free time, she explores DC’s ever expanding bar, restaurant and small business scene, plays a crap ton of soccer, attends concerts that contribute to her sleep deprivation and embarks on local adventures. Read why Rebecca loves DC or follow her on twitter.

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10 thoughts on “Bored Out Of Your Gourd Solutions

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  2. Another good use for the snow painting: Writing your name next to the parking space you just cleared so your jerk neighbor who steals it doesn’t get to say “Well I don’t see your name on it!”

  3. ummmm…there are NOT just so many days you can spend interwebbing and watching movies.
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  5. Sort through your belongs and look for items to put on eBay. I just listed three old phones and an old MP3 player. I’ll probably get a total of $50, but its more about the sport.

  6. Do your taxes. If you’re one of those people who likes doing them great, if not then everything else will seem more fun afterward.

  7. Work on those jigsaw puzzles you got for Christmas and never thought you would get around to doing.