List love: things to do on a rainy day

It was a relatively wet summer here in Sydney, and the rain has been continuing to fall throughout autumn and winter with barely a continuous week of blue sky sunny days in our short term memories. If you’re cooped up inside, here are some suggestions on how you can pass the time.

5.  Cull your Facebook friends

It’s scary how quickly your Facebook friend list can grow when you meet people regularly travelling, partying, at work, through friends, or through hobbies. Next thing you know, you have a whole heap of people on your news feed that you only vaguely remember having a big night with 4 years ago. My criterium for culling is if I wouldn’t bother calling them up for a beer when I was in the same town, defriend!

4.  Watch the complete box set of your favourite movies or television series

There’s nothing more indulgent than sitting back and relaxing with snacks, some beers, and hours of DVD watching. Whether your choice is back to back series of Mad Men, Breaking Bad or Lost, or all the Star Wars, Bourne Trilogy, or Back to the Future movies, the rainy days will be over before you know it.

3.  Organise all your digital photos

With the advent of camera phones and cheap point and shoot cameras, your digital photo collection has probably blown out to unmanageable proportions. We all say that we will catalogue all the different events into an organised and chronological albums, but it often seems an impossible task. Spend a few productive hours doing this and next time you’re looking for that photo of yourself with the friendly Hungarian barman, you’ll be thankful.

2.  Have sex with your partner of choice

This could supplant number one on this list, depending on how much you prefer sex to food, but there are certainly few better ways to pass time (whether rainy or not!) than getting intimate with your chosen partner. What a way to make you feel alive, loved, connected, and forget about the miserable weather outside.

1.  Baking

Everyone loves the smell of baking, and having the oven firing will not only permeate your house with cosy warmth but spread those gorgeously aromatic baking smells around too. Breads, muffins, brownies, cakes, or fruity tarts – whichever you choose, the anticipation of pulling out your baked goods out of the oven and then tucking into them while they are still deliciously warm is the perfect way to pass a rainy day.

Iced chocolate cupcakes

What are your favourite things to do on a rainy day?

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