The storm started yesterday, but I made sure to make provisions over the weekend, stocking up on booze, food, and the necessities. Apparently this storm is supposed to be "historic and destructive," but it doesn't mean you have to stay at home, bored out of your mind. Here's a list of 10 things to do when you're huddled up in your apartment.
1. Try out a new recipe. Maybe you've been meaning to learn how to make Chicken Tikka Masala since you refused to let your mother teach you as a kid because you thought of it as future-wife training (ahem, me, haha). I made Egg Keema Punjabi style yesterday for the first time!
2. Pick a film director and watch his oeuvre with your bae. I really got into Werner Herzog, and I highly recommend checking out his work if you like documentaries. Be warned, he's no ordinary documentarian. He makes an art out of the genre. Jean-Luc Godard is also excellent, as well as Woody Allen, and Christopher Nolan. For that matter, pick a recording artist and sample their entire career!
3. Treat yo-self at home, spa style. Never have time to use those face masks or body scrubs sitting in your bathroom? Seize the snowstorm and beautify.
4. Organize your apartment. Hey, you're always "too busy" to finally organize your kitchen or rearrange your furniture, right? Do it on a snow day, ya lazy hooligan.
5. Make a pancake breakfast. Pancakes, what the hell is better than pancakes with chocolate chips topped with strawberries and a healthy amount of syrup?? I learned how to make pancakes as a kid from my Aunt when my brother and I would spend summers with her in Canada. Naturally, I also found I had a gift of making killer pancakes. (My friend Mike even once said I made better pancakes than his mama!)
6. Give your dog a bath. Because our furry friends want to be pampered too, and my pug looks so cute wrapped up like a burrito.
7. Make out. Just make sure it's consensual and there are rad tunes blasting. (Now do you understand the point of tip #2?)
8. Plan a vacation during your staycation. Because you like time off. And because you have time off to plan time off in the middle of a blizzard. Yay!
9. Read a book from cover to cover. As a kid I read voraciously. Each time I got a new Babysitter's Club book I would hole myself in a fort and read ever. single. word. I can't see why this technique can't be applied during a snow storm!
10. Teach yourself a new skill (probably online). At the very least, research something you've wanted to learn and compile a master list of resources to start learning your new hobby/craft/skill. Here are some ideas: coding, a new language, how to be a card shark, etc.