Saturday, August 3, 2013

5 Things To Do When the Internet is Down

Recently, the internet at my home has been EXTREMELY dodgy (cringe-worthy even). Then the realization hit me - there's absolutely nothing to do without the interwebs. I entered a stage of panic and began searching for interesting things to do to spend my pastime (which was unbelievably hard, trust me). So I came up with a list of 5 things that you can do for your own entertainment when the internet is down.

1. Watch old/silly/goofy videos that you filmed of yourself when you were a child, or the moments spent with your friends.

Looking back at all these memories, I can't believe how much I have changed over the past years. It's incredible. Gives you the chance to see how much you've grown and matured. In addition, the random videos that I filmed with my friends gave me a good laugh - but I'll die with embarrassment if they get leaked somehow haha.

2. Read. 

Notice how I didn't say "read the dictionary or something intellectual etc". We live in a world that is so visually oriented that people don't usually have the time or desire to sit down and read the 26 letters of the alphabet that are grouped together to form millions and millions of words. Read something that inspires you, whether it's a good fashion magazine or a guide to advanced Calculus. Your brain will thank you for that.

3. Chat with a telemarketer.

Instead of hanging up, why not have a good chat with a telemarketer? I'm sure they'll appreciate it, and you can basically tell them all of your emotional troubles without having to worry about trust or confidentiality - it'll just be a one-time thing.

4. Sing your heart out.

Open iTunes and pick your favourite song - then sing along (yes it's that simple). Since you don't have stable internet, might as well tell the whole neighbourhood that you're "Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons) or seeing "Blurred Lines" (Robin Thicke). In fact, they should thank you for the free mini concert. Ain't nobody fresher than my clique, clique, clique..

5. DIY projects are the best!

I like all things nifty and cute, and DIY projects give you the satisfaction of creating something completely original. Let your creativity soar! For example, I am quite obsessed with cactuses (or is it cacti...?), so I plan on making and decorating a cactus garden. We'll see how that goes.

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