suggestions for a temproary bachelor
My girlfriend, who is also my roomate (read: unofficial wife) just left on vacation for over a week with her family. She will be alternately miserable and relaxed: trapped in a house with her entire extended family, but hanging out on a beach with absolutely no work or other real-life responsibilities. It isn't exactly idyllic, but it is, at least, a vacation.

I, on the other hand, can't go. For the next week, it's just me and the pet bird, keeping each other company.

So, what are some ideas for activities for a sudden, temproary bachelor?

When the cat's away, the mice will play, right? Well, I would really like to work some playtime and relaxation into my looser schedule, but I still have a full time work schedule to keep up with, and a killer school schedule. I'm hoping I can get caught up on some latent schoolwork over the next week, actually.

Other than that, my plans basically involve alot of drinking. That's about it. I may spend one night at a bar alone, looking like the lonely dork in the corner. That won't last long. I'm actually considering buying a new video game, just to occupy time. Hang out with my dad, maybe visit my brother.

But other than that, I've got nothing. So what's a guy supposed to do, when faced with a week of empty hours, but not enough of them to add up to real time? Time consuming and interesting suggestions are welcome in the space below.


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a small victory
army of mom
babalu blog
beautiful atrocities
being american in t o
belmont club
blame bush!
castle argghhh!
citizen smash
the command post
common sense runs wild
curmudgeonly & skeptical, r
curmudgeonly & skeptical, pg-13
dean's world
drill sergeant rob
exit zero
enjoy every sandwich
feisty repartee
fistful of fortnights
free will
four right wing wacos
ghost of a flea
half the sins of mankind
the hatemonger's quarterly
hog on ice
house of plum
id's cage
ilyka damen
incoherant ramblings
in dc journal
the jawa report
knowledge is power
lileks bleat
the llama butchers
memento moron
the mudville gazette
naked villainy
nerf-coated world
those damned pajama people
professor chaos
professor shade
the protocols of the yuppies of zion
protein wisdom
the queen of all evil
seven inches of sense
shinobi, who is a f'n numbers ninja, yo
tall dark and mathteriouth
the nose on your face
the thearapist
this is class warfare
texas best grok
tim worstall
way off bass

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