For those without power this will not apply since you won't be able to read it and thus won't be able to follow my wonderful advice.
For those that have a lot of midterms and finals coming up you can spare a little time for a movie break. It's good to unwind if you've been studying constantly.
Is Hurricane Sandy getting you down? Getting blown around like a plastic bag and getting wetter than if you went swimming? Have no fear because staying inside, skipping your classes, and sitting on your backside and watching a load of movies is the answer!
I will section this off into a few parts:
- Those of you studying for midterms or are otherwise rather busy throughout the day:
- Take a little break, don't stress too much, take an hour and a half to two hours of break time to re-watch your favourite movie. It'll put you in better spirits for another vigorous study session ahead.
- My suggestions for a rainy day is anything by John Hughes (no matter your age):
- The Breakfast Club (1985)
- Home Alone (1990)
- Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (1987)
- and most appropriate of all Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)
- If you panic easily, I would avoid watching The Day After Tomorrow (2004) or The Perfect Storm (2000) to name a few.
- Treat yourself well, you won't do well on those midterms or tests if you're over-stressed
- I challenge you to a marathon! Any length of marathon you like, whether it be for a television show or for movies.
- Here are my suggestions for marathons in order of increasing ridiculousness:
- Mini Marathon ~ (2 hours)
- [5-6 episodes of your favourite half-hour sitcom]
- Half Marathon ~ (4 hours)
- [10-12 episodes (half-hour), or 5-6 (hour-long)]
- Any trilogy Marathon ~ (varies)
- Star Wars
- Toy Story
- Indiana Jones (minus The Crystal Skull)
- Dollars Trilogy (can't go wrong with 7 hours with Clint Eastwood)
- Full Marathon ~ (8-9 hours)
- [Full Season (half hour), 10-12 (hour-long)]
- The Lord of the Rings (Extended Edition) Marathon ~ (11.5 hours)
- Steve's Lazy Sunday Afternoon Special ~ (16-17 hours)
- (Full Season or 24 episodes (whichever is longer) of an hour long drama)
- Harry Potter Marathon ~ (19-20 hours)
- At this point it's not even about if you like the films or not, just whether or not you can do it in a 24 hour span.
- All of these marathons must be given the respect they deserve and cannot be fast-forwarded save for the repeats of beginning and end credits for television episodes.
- If you decide to attempt any of the last three, good luck!
- For those that are truly being hit hard by this hurricane, I hope you get through it safe and sound.