10 THINGS TO DO ON A RAINY DAY
A rainy day can easily dampen our spirits with the gloomy and wet weather. Of course, if you are the kind who’d rather love to walk in the rain just because nobody can see you crying then, you will beg to differ. But for those of us who think otherwise, here are a few things that you could actually do to make sure that the rain does not ruin your parade.
1) Call in sick to work
If you’ve been grinding yourself to the bone every day at work, call in sick or cook up an excuse. Your boss may not buy it, but there really cannot be a better day to sit back and take off than on a rainy one. To be honest, most of us aren’t really at the top of our game on rainy days, constantly bothered by the gloomy mood and irresistible thought of snuggling into our warm beds back home. And, getting to work in dry conditions is another issue is if your mode of transportation is a humble two-wheeler.
If it were up to us, we’d declare momo to be our national food (also suggested by Paras Khadka). Juicy and savoury minced meat steamed enclosed in beautifully moist white dough with spicy achar on the sides. There’s probably nothing better than that on a rainy day and to make it even more special, you can do it all at home with your family and friends. One of the things you could do on your ‘day off’ from the office.
3) Be a couch potato (Recommend Movies)
If being a couch potato was a paying job, most of us would be awarded employee of the month on a regular basis. But sadly, that is a privilege we don’t have. However, you can afford to spoil yourself once in a while and a rainy day is reason enough to be cooped up in your house in front of the television set.
4) Get wet in the rain
Sometimes, it’s the little joys in life that brighten things up. So don’t let the rain keep you down. Get out there and soak up the rain, walk with your partner, laugh and play in the downpour, smile and be happy. Be sure to leave your gadget inside though. And once you have had your share of joy, you can go inside, shower and get warm and cosy again.
5) Groove to the tunes.
Listening to music can be relaxing anytime, anywhere. Have some alone time and listen to music that you enjoy. We recommend tuning in to www.rvlradio.com for some good music. We have also listed a few of our favourites for you below.
6) Read a book people
We understand that most of us have always been encouraged since our childhood to read. But the joys of reading can only be experienced once you’ve actually genuinely picked up a book and started reading it. Getting started is the tough part. But once you start flipping through, it does not take long to bury yourself into the book.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin, A Dance With Dragons
7) Take a boat to Jamal and pretend it’s Venice
Don’t do it… that was just a joke. In fact, when it’s pouring like hell, stay as far away from Jamal as you possibly can. Well, unless you do have a boat around, in which case BON VOYAGE!!
8) Find shelter under a bridge
If you don’t have a raincoat or umbrella, chill under a bridge, tree or any place that will shield you from the rain. Wait it out. If the gods are gracious, you may find yourself next to a beautiful lady doing the same (maybe even in a body hugging tank top that is drenched).
9) Buy a rain coat/umbrella
Running for shelter under trees, bridges and shops gets old really fast. So if you still haven’t got yourself an umbrella or a raincoat, get one and spare yourself from the fury of Mother Nature. But, don’t look like a sissy with your pink umbrella and yellow gum boots. Check our choices for this monsoon in one of our pages here.
10) Make your home rain proof.
Forget bulletproof or bombproof, concentrate on making your home rainproof. It’s one thing to enjoy in the rain pouring outside, but you really don’t want it draining into your holy abode. First thing you need to do is unclog your drainage systems. Water tends to build up when it can’t go through the drains and it will then pour into your house. Also, if the rain is falling at an angle, make sure you close your windows. The smell of wet carpet is not very welcoming.Water tends to build up when it can’t go through the drains and it will pour into your house through the doors. Also, if the rain is falling at an angle, close your windows. The smell of wet carpet is not very welcoming.
MOVIES: Andaaz Apna Apna, Bad Boyz II
MUSIC: Happy-Pharell, Rain Drops Keep Falling On My Head-BJ Thomas
BOOKS: 1Q84-Haruki Murakami, The Fault in our Stars-John Green
WORDS: ANKIT SHAKYA