“The sun did not shine
It was too wet to play
So we sat in the house
All that cold, cold, wet day.”
Dr. Seuss must have gone to Dartmouth, because he perfectly encapsulates what it has been like the past few days. What do you do when it’s humid but kind of cold but also raining and foggy? Well, you stay inside, of course! But what do you do there? Do you watch 16 straight episodes of “Breaking Bad?” Or do you mind-numbingly sift through Reddit, slowly becoming a couch potato while overdosing on memes?
No siree! You plan a board game night with your besties — while competitively keeping score. Redecorating your room is also totally acceptable. As is moving furniture. You Youtube Jillian Michaels’ workouts to do while your roomie is in the library. Iron all your shorts for your mother’s sake. Go through your fall/winter/spring stuff to try to reorganize and condense so you don’t have to fork over that extra $10 for storage. You could even start that astro reading before it’s due. The point is, there are other things to do.
If you wish to venture out and about to get something more cultured in your life besides the four walls of your tiny apartment bedroom, try these out. Go get a mock panini (because they aren’t actually grilled) at Morano Gelato and then slowly sip on an espresso shot until it’s almost cold just to enjoy a moment of peace. You can try to find the town library (hint, it’s at 13 South Street) to peruse children’s books that you haven’t seen in years (“Paddington Bear,” anyone? “Harold with the Purple Crayon?”). You can go into CVS and buy a million different pens and doodle away in a new notebook — who doesn’t love that fresh feeling? The Hood Museum of Art is an amazing place to spend a rainy afternoon, but I challenge you to take a step further. Bring your pong date from last night to figure out if he or she is secretly an art history buff. Whatever you end up doing, it’s always more fun with a friend, particularly a new one.
Don’t let stormy Hanover weather get you down — this town may be small, but we leave a surprising number of stones unturned and corners unexplored while we complain about the rain.