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Things To Do When You Are Bored | Part 2 | Random Thoughts

Everyone gets bored. In fact, I'm bored right now (just kidding). I've always been good at entertaining myself, so I'm used to finding things to do when I feel like I'm going crazy from boredom.

The last post about things to do when you are bored was focused on distracting from worries about the coronavirus and doing things at home. This post will be more random in nature, but still full of things you can do that are fun and will keep you from being bored (well, hopefully, I mean... I'll give it my best shot).

Here is the list:

1. Watch the same weird and endearing YouTube creators I do when I'm bored.

The Quaint Housewife: Not to be mean or anything, but I swear this lady is an alien that came to Earth to try to assimilate and failed miserably. She cooks the craziest food and acts like it's delicious. She has a full knight suit in her kitchen. She made a video about warning people against going into the woods. I don't think I need to go on.

Pro Home Cooks: This guy and his air fryer. He puts one thing after another in there and doesn't seem to clean it out in between; not to mention he keeps cooking things in there that come out just plain wrong. I keep closing my eyes and saying, "Please don't eat that." But he does. And you know, I can't stop watching.

Traveling Robert: This guy travels around in his little camper and sings his own theme song in the intro and sometimes at the end of his videos. He's very endearing and entertaining.

2. Make up meanings for words, then trick someone into looking them up. I do this occasionally to my husband. I told him the word "nunn" means a man with one testicle. He wasn't happy when he looked it up and found out it was an old spelling for the word "nun".

3. Make up things to get someone to say them out loud. I once told my husband that the journalist Lester Holt's first name was really Moe and Lester was his middle name. I said it seriously enough that he said the full name out loud before he realized I made it up. I was dying laughing. I also told him Bob Villa named his daughter Sheila.

4. Buy some really good cookbooks, get the ingredients and tools, and focus on making one delicious recipe a week. My favorite cookbooks right now are:

Jubilee: Recipes from Two Centuries of African-American Cooking by Toni Tipton-Martin. The recipes are very easy to follow and the food you will make will be absolutely delicious. I make the orange-glazed chicken wings all the time.

Tex-Mex: Traditions, Innovations, and Comfort Foods from Both Sides of the Border by Ford Fry. If you love Tex-Mex, you will love this cookbook. They have a recipe for almost everything you'd find at a Tex-Mex restaurant, only way better.

The Pizza Bible: The World's Favorite Pizza Styles, from Neapolitan, Deep-Dish, Wood-Fired, Sicilian, Calzones and Foccacia to New York, Detroit, and More by Tony Gemignani. If you love pizza, you should try making your own. It's not super complicated, you just have to have patience and the right ingredients. The end result is so worth it and you will find it hard to go back to chain pizzas or frozen grocery store pizzas.

Final Thoughts:

What do you think of these ideas to alleviate boredom? What do you do for fun? Do you have any ideas to share? Please share you thoughts in the comment section below!

*For more ideas, check out my other post about boredom, Things to do When You Are Bored, Quarantine Edition.



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