Things to do when snowed in
Since many people are snowed in today, and will likely remain so for a few days, I thought I would look up some things to do beside watch TV and play Scrabble. I have a new set of sketch pencils, though I am afraid I will run out of white too fast to use them.
Here’s a url that caught my eye for two reasons: 1) Flaky Things to Do, and 2) author’s name: Shannon Summers.
Snowed In? Seven Flaky Things to Do
Seven snowy ideas from FamilyFun
by Shannon Summers
“1. Plan a Wedding: What? You aren't engaged? So what? Plan one for someone else!
2. Click on Every Page of this Website: Why not? It'll keep you occupied for hours. I wrote the darn thing, and I still read it!
3. Watch Your Cell Phone Charge: Watching the little bars move from empty to full while it is charging can be kinda hypnotic. The hours will fly by.
4. Play a Board Game: True, most BoFans are solitary, and as such, are snowed in alone. This just means you will finally win a game. Imagine the sweet deals you can give yourself while playing Monopoly against yourself. Just make sure to watch yourself the Banker, you don't want to slip yourself some extra cash from the bank. That would be cheating.
5. Order Delivery: It's too cold and dangerous for you to go outside...so make someone else do it! Being inconsiderate is the American Way!
6. Work from Home: This is a last resort. You really have to be bored to work at home. But, there is a certain joy that comes from doing work in your underwear. Trust me.
7. Run All Those Errands You've Been Meaning to Catch Up On: We all have errands we've been meaning to run. Now you have the time to pick up the dry cleaning, go grocery shopping, and stock up on the winter supplies the news has been telling you to get...oh wait, you're snowed in. So much for this idea.
8. Watch TV: Who am I kidding? The only thing on during the day is Maury Povich and those lame judge shows. Then again, watching the losers that populate daytime TV can make you feel better about yourself.”
I truly thought that there was a correlation between snow storms and birth rate. Yet, if that were the case, Canada would not have this problem as shown in the post below.
"Canadian birthrate up but still low
Published: Sept. 22, 2009 at 12:02 PM
OTTAWA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Canada's birthrate rose 3.7 percent to 367,864 babies in 2007, although the increase isn't enough to sustain the population, Statistics Canada said Tuesday.
Figures show the average number of children per woman increased from 1.59 in 2006 to 1.66 in 2007.
"While this was the highest total fertility rate since 1992, it remained well below replacement level of 2.1 children per woman," or the rate required to keep the population stable in the absence of immigrants, StatsCan said.
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