24 Things You Can Do Besides Eat When You’re Bored

July 16, 2010

Yesterday my plane home got stuck for technical issues and we had a lovely 3 hour wait on the plane while they dealt with repairs and tried to determine how cranky 50 people could get if you enclosed them in a small tin can with enormous heat and no water.  I kept thinking about what I could munch on, but since there was nothing within reach, I ended up settling for number 8 on this list…

1) Play SuperMonkeyBall on an iPhone

Super Monkey Ball para iPhone
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2) Polish your nails

Skillllllls.
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3) Put on a mask                                                                                   Lush: Dark Angels

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4) Make a photo collage

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5) Clean out a drawer

Box of junk
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6) Read a book

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7) Try on clothes from the back of your closet

The MaxiPad.
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EIGHT) 8) Write a great blog post about what you did instead of eating out of boredom

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9) See if you have anything you can give someone on Freecycle

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10) Play Boggle

Boggle
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11) Play with different makeup looks

12) Pick your favorite color palette

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13) Go for a walk

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14) Lounge around naked

Sunning in the store window...
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15) Read funny online comics

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16) Write an old fashioned letter (your mom would love it)

70-336-I LETTER, COMMODORE SAMUEL TUCKER
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17) Add to your list of 100+ Things That Make Me Happy (or start one!)

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18) Find a healthy new recipe using the ingredients already in your house

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19) Put on tight pants

Lederbulle mit Schagstock
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20) Look at pictures of yourself at your starting weight (or your current weight)

Epidemic
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21) Dance

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22) Listen to a diet podcast

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23) Do an art project

bathroom art project

This one's mine! My Bathroom Project (summer 2009)

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24) Go to instructables and learn how to do something new

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Weekend planning

I’m tired, and that’s a bad sign for a healthy weekend.

Two things today will set me up for success : one get to the gym, and two, go to the market. If I manage to do these things I should be okay.

Weekend challenges :

  • Dinner with friends Friday night.  It will be at home.  He’s a gourmet cook.
  • We’re having the neighbors over for tea and cakes on Saturday afternoon, but I’ll focus on the tea and fruit. People always appreciate having fruit alongside the sugar.
  • Sunday we have opera, dinner no doubt out afterwards. A nice French brasserie should have plenty of decent options.
  • I’m a little worried about having the drive to exercise this weekend – feeling quite lazy today.

Please comment!

Your weekend challenges and how you’ll handle them, plus add your own ideas of things to do instead of eat when you’re bored!

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