Spring break, as defined by the world’s most reliable source, Wikipedia, is a U.S. phenomenon and an academic tradition which started in the 1930’s in the United States. Anybody who has ever been on spring break would say that “phenomenon” hardly does the week justice. But not everybody gets to go on a spring break trip every year. If you’re one of those people this year, we at The Black Sheep have compiled a list of alternatives to going on vacation.
10.) Fill Your Bathroom With Sand a Take a Bath:
You can get a 50 lb. bag of sand at Home Depot for less than $5. And since you’re not going on spring break, you can get enough salt from your attitude to turn your bathwater into an ocean-like solution of saltwater.
9.) Catch Up on Your Homework:
SIKE! We know that if you’re reading an article for The Black Sheep instead of being somewhere for spring break, you’re not going to do any homework during your free time.
8.) Watch Basketball:
We really don’t understand why people go on spring break unless it’s to a city hosting the first round of the NCAA tournament. Don’t get us wrong, we love to get drunk on the beach as much as the next guy, but we’re talking about March Madness. Nothing will ever get in our way of watching the first weekend of games.
7.) Cook Spaghetti and Drink Wine:
So you couldn’t afford a ticket to Italy this year (along with every other year of your life). That’s okay, you’ll get it next year. For now, a plate of homemade spaghetti and a box of the finest Franzia money can buy will have to do.
6.) Cook Tacos and Take Shots of Tequila:
So you couldn’t afford a ticket to Mexico, either? Yikes. Okay, we can still make this work. You can get some ground beef for tacos cheap and if you take enough shots of tequila you won’t even care how much you had to pay for it.
5.) Go Home:
You could go home and spend some quality time with your family, but this is spring break. It’s time to do something crazy! When was the last time you were hanging out with your high school friends and you all made good decisions? Everyone knows what goes on in your hometown so you must be careful, but to be fair you probably know something about the person who is talking about you too.
4.) Binge Watch Netflix:
One of every college student’s favorite pastimes, whether they do it after they have finished their responsibilities or are doing it to avoid them, is watching Netflix. However, it’s not always easy to watch an entire series as quickly as you want to. This is the perfect opportunity to get caught up on a show. You will be free of distractions (e.g. friends, school, text messages, etc.) so you can watch 18 hours of episodes a day.
3.) Go To the Doctor:
When was the last time you had a checkup? Your poor liver has seen some shit since you’ve been in college. Your lungs probably aren’t much better. Your brain is fried from the countless hours of studying and Netflix binges. You really should make sure that you’re not about to die.
How often do you have enough time to not do anything? College makes it to where you almost always have something to do, spring break is a great time to catch up on all that nothing you’ve missed out on. How long can you make it without leaving the house or putting on clothes? A day? Two days? The entire week? No matter how long you can go, it will feel good.
1.) Reread This Article:
Oh my God, what else could you want to do? This is like, the next Great American Novel. It takes less than 10 minutes to read it (even if you go to Louisville!) so you could read it over 1,000 times over the course of a week! How is this kind of entertainment still free? You’re welcome.