Monday, February 18, 2013

I'm bored...

One thing I can say I hate in the world is when conversations start like this: “What do you want to do? I don’t know, what do you want to do? I don’t know…” There’s nothing worse than doing the same old thing and feeling stuck in a rut. But keep in mind; not only am I a poor struggling college student, but we are in a recession people! Here’s a list of 10 great dates that you can do with a significant other, friend, or even a group of friends. Best of all, it’s on a budget! :)

1. Go Hiking. There are so many trails here in CA that can be taken advantage of. From the mountains to the beaches, there’s nothing better than getting a little sun and exercise. And the best part is, it’s free! Remember to pack your water.

2. Rent a Red Box movie. Going to the theater is expensive!! And if you get snacks it’s even worse! A lot of people have Netflix these days, but I am not the kind of person who is home often enough to take advantage of it. Red Box is a great way to see new movies. Rental fees are only $1.30 a day after tax. Plus, I rather enjoy watching movies in my PJs. Just remember to take the movie back the next day after you watched it.

3. Have a board game night. There is nothing better than a little friendly competition. This happens to be one of my favorite friend activities. We play cards, clue, monopoly, scatagories, life, apples to apples. The possibilities are endless.

4. Go on a picnic. Pack a lunch, and head to the park or beach depending on what you have near you. Bring a Frisbee or a ball to toss around. There’s nothing better than getting a little sun and R&R, especially on the weekend.

5. Cook dinner together. It’s always nice to go out to dinner, but once you include meals, drinks and tip, the bill can quickly add up. Part of the adventure is going to the store together and deciding exactly what you want to make, then going home to create it. Put on music, and just have fun with it!

6. If you’re having a girl’s night, why not make it a spa night? Another favorite of mine is getting together and doing nails, facials and even massages. This is a great way to escape the men in your lives for a few hours and feel pampered yourself. It’s a great feeling having a fresh manicure! Plus, I love to trade nail polish. I have so many colors I never wear and when I trade them with my girlfriends I get new ones.

7. Go to the batting cages. This is surprisingly really inexpensive. Even if you’re not athletic, at least it’s just batting practice so no one will judge you, and you won’t let anyone on your team down. Its good exercise too.

8. Go the drive in Movie Theater. Again, regular theaters are so expensive, 12 dollars a person is crazy! But if you can’t get that true movie experience sitting on your couch then I think the drive in is the next best thing. Plus, you can pack your own dinner, pillows, blankets, and snacks. This can be a romantic date, or even a great group date.

9. Go to the museum. Living here in San Diego we have some great museums down in Balboa Park. And one day a month, they are free! A lot of museums have free days; you just have to do your research. Last year if you were a Bank of America member, there were free museum days on one Saturday of the month. Look into it.

10. Last but not least, have a crop night! There is no better feeling in the world then getting crafty and creative with your friends. It’s nice having people around who share the same interests as you do because not only will they give you honest opinions on how your projects look, they will also truly appreciate them for the work you put into them.

Now there is no excuse to ever be bored on a day off ever again! Hope this was helpful. Have a great week everyone :)


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