Fun Things To Do When The Winter Cold Traps You Indoors

Fun Things To Do When The Winter Cold Traps You Indoors

"My favorite thing about winter? When it's over."

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The days are getting colder by the minute, and with the polar vortex threatening the month of February, it's hard to find things to do every day besides simply sitting around doing nothing. In order to combat this, I've come up with a list of activities that may be able to help with the boredom of winter and the awful cold weather.

One of the best things to do on a rainy, cold or gross day is watch movies. Get a group of friends together and pick out your favorite movie series or set of movies of a certain genre. Make popcorn, buy snacks and set up a comfy couch with blankets and pillows. It's an easy, inexpensive and fun way to spend the day with friends as well as enjoy your favorite movies together.

In relation to a movie day, you could have a game day. Whether you choose video games or board games, setting up a fun little gameday with your friends or family is a great way to spend the day inside. If you want to challenge yourself, you could choose games like "Monopoly" or "Scrabble" so you have to put a little more thought into it. Or, you could choose fun games like "Cards Against Humanity" or "Mario Kart" in order to feel more relaxed.

Another fun activity for a cold day is making crafts and decorations for your room or house. There are so many cute "do-it-yourself" projects on Pinterest, Google and YouTube. Painting canvases is a super easy and fun DIY project that doesn't take much effort but leaves a room looking completely re-done. You can easily find a new project for the day and create something to spice up your space. Along with that, it would also be fun to look up recipes on the same sites and learn about new foods. Whether you like to bake or cook, there are so many delicious recipes you can try.

The last set of activities is definitely relaxing and all about self-care. Sometimes, being at home all day for days on end can cause you to feel extremely lazy and all-around gross. Setting up a spa day in order to refresh yourself is something that's so easy and fun. Find a friend, buy a facemask and paint your nails. Feeling rejuvenated after weeks of cold weather can not only be a benefit for your skin but your mentality as well. In relation to that, if you want something a little more upbeat, you could always do an "at-home-workout," which can be found anywhere and everywhere on the web. Even if it's something as simple as a no-weight workout or some type of yoga, getting yourself up and moving is bound to make you feel a lot better about the past days of laziness.

The best part about all of these activities is that they're so versatile – you can do them with your friends, family or alone if you want. Whatever you choose to do inside on the cold days ahead, make it worth your while and be sure to do something that you enjoy.

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75 Of The Most Iconic Vine Quotes

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Vine may be dead but Vine references live on. I still watch Vine threads AT LEAST twice a day. Here are 75 of the most quotable vines:

1. "Ooooooo, he needs some milk."

2. "Hi, welcome to Chili's."

3. "It is Wednesday, my dudes."

4. "Country boy, I love you ahhhwweelhwh..."

5. "Escalera oooooooaaaa!"

6. "F**k ya chicken strips!"

7. "Barbecue sauce on my titties."

8. "Gimme your F**KING money!"

9. "That was legitness."

10. "Ms. Keisha, MS. KEISHA! Oh my f**king God, she f**king dead."

11. "Fre-sha-vocado."

12. "Staaaahp! I coulda dropped my croissant!"

13. "That's my OPINION."

14. "You're not my dad, ugly ass f**king noodle head."

15. "What the f**k, Richard."

16. "This bitch empty, YEET!"

17. "Road work ahead? Yeah, I sure hope it does."

18. "What up, I'm Jared I'm 19, and I never f**king learned how to read."

19. "Um, I'm never been to oovoo javer."

20. "My God, they were roommates."

21. "Why are you running, why are you running?"

22. "Whoever threw that paper, your mom's a hoe."

23. "I can't swim."

24. "Lebron James."

25. "It's an avocado, thanksssss..."

26. "Mother trucker dude, that hurt like a butt cheek on a stick."

27. "Watch your profanity."

28. "I love you bitch, I ain't never gonna stop loving you, biiiiiitch."

29. "What are thoooooose?"

30. "I smell like beef."

31. "You better stop."

32. "What the F**K IS UP KYLE?"

33. "Come get y'all juice."

34. "Two bros, chilling in a hot tub, 5 feet apart cause they're not gay."

35. "So you just gonna bring me a birthday gift on my birthday to my birthday party on my birthday with a birthday gift?"

36. "I wanna be a cowboy, baby."

37. "Why you always lying?"

38. "Nice Ron" "I sneezed, oh, what, am I not allowed to sneeze?"

39. "I'm washing me and my clothes."

40. "Honey, you've got a big storm coming."

41. "XOXO, gossip girl."

42. "Shoutout to all the pear."

43. "A potato flew around my room before you came."

44. "Chipotle is my life."

45. "Look at all those chickens!"

46. "YOU BETTER STOP."

47. "I like turtles."

48. "It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life, watermelon, INSIDE A WATERMELON."

49. "Deez nuts, HA GOT EM?"

50. "F**k you, I don't want no ravioli."

51. "21."

52. "I'm in my mum's car, broom broom."

53. "Iridocyclitis."

54. "You know what, I'm about to say it."

55. "That is NOT correct."

56. "Uh, I'm not finished" "Oh my God, can you let me do what I need to do?"

57. "I have osteoporosis."

58. "ADAM."

59. "Merry Chrysler."

60. "Wait a minute, who ARE you?"

61. "Try me, bitch."

62. "When will you learn, THAT YOUR ACTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES?"

63. "I didn't get no sleep cause of y'all, y'all not gone get no sleep cause of me!"

64. "Do you want to go see Uncle Cracker or no?"

65. "So no head?"

66. "You got eczema."

67. "I am shooketh."

68. "Hey my name is Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow."

69. "Can I PLEASE get a waffle?"

70. "There is only one thing worse than a rapist." "A child."

71. "Ah f**k, I can't believe you've done this."

72. "Bitch, I hope the f**k you do."

73. "Two shots of vodka."

74. "F**k off Janet, I'm not going to your f**king baby shower."

75. "JEEEEEZ, Jesus Christ."

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'Animal Crossing' Festivals, Ranked

The video game "Animal Crossing" has a lot of in-world festivals. A lot of them are fun, a few lacking. Here they are, ranked!

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Although I've played every edition of "Animal Crossing" that's been released so far, I'll specifically be sticking with New Life for the purposes of this list because it's the one with the most features and also my personal favorite game in the franchise!

1. Your Character's Birthday

Chances are that you gave your player the same birthday as you gave yourself, so that's a cool real-world parallel. All of the villagers in town, as well as your player's mom, will send you gifts and you get a birthday cake! Your favorite villager will even come and visit you personally to take you to their house for a surprise party!

2. Toy Day

Toy Day is the "Animal Crossing" version of Christmas, and it's pretty fun. You get to dress up as Santa Claus and give presents to the villagers, and then Jingle the Reindeer will appear and give you presents as well!

3. Festivale

Pavé hosts the event in the Plaza. You get to play minigames and receive furniture! Also, the game is coded so that the weather will always be sunny on Festivale. It's a bit similar to real-world Mardi Gras, and it's great!

4. Bunny Day

Similar to Easter, Zipper T. Bunny will appear and give the character furniture in exchange for eggs that are hidden around your town. Personally, I like the egg-hunt game more than I like the appearance of the furniture itself, but it's the thought that counts. Also, Zipper T. Bunny, although kind, is a bit creepy. He's clearly another character in a fursuit, but we have no idea what character it is.

5. Weeding Day

Weeding Day is basically work disguised as a holiday, but it does have a decent number of redeeming factors. First of all, Leif will tell the player exactly how many weeds are left in town so that the player has an idea of how much work they have left to do. Second, you do get a prize at the end: flower furniture!

6. Fishing Tourney

The Fishing Tourney is hosted by Chip. The objective is to catch the biggest fish and/or a specific type of fish. It's a lot of fun the first few times, but sadly, it can get a bit repetitive after a while!

7. Bug-Off

The Bug-Off is similar to the Fishing Tourney, except Nat hosts it and asks you to catch rare insects. The only reasons why I prefer the Fishing Tourney to the Bug-Off (slightly) is because 1. bugs creep me out and 2. the bug festival is a bit harder in my opinion.

8. April Fool's Day

On April 1st of each year, Blanca will appear and then disappear into one of the villager's houses and impersonate them. The player must find out who is real and who is fake.

Don't get the wrong idea from this one being the last on the list! I still really enjoy it, even though Blanca is creepy. However, my one major complaint lies in the fact that it's based almost completely on luck or prior knowledge, unless you cheat to look up the questions that the player/Blanca will ask you.

It doesn't feel as much like a "game" as the other festival minigames do. That being said, it is pretty cool that you can get the villagers' photographs if you guess correctly!

Although there are a few other in-game festivals, these are the ones that I think are most well known, as well as the ones that I participate in the most. There aren't any festivals I dislike, but there are some that I'd like more if certain things were added.

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