After receiving the e-mail from Drake on Monday, it made me so depressed about the upcoming winter season that I figured everyone else felt the same, too. Hopefully, the list reminds you that there are ways you can enjoy the freezing temperatures. Bundle up, folks!
1 Stock up on hot chocolate: One of the worst feelings in the world is being cold. Hot chocolate provides an instant cure.
2 Blankets: I love blankets even in the summer, so when winter rolls around I always make sure I have more than a couple at an arm’s length. Remember to put one in your car to make your parents happy, too.
3 Holiday movies: What better way to procrastinate than curl up with a blanket, drink hot chocolate and watch a good movie?
4 Buy a mini Christmas tree: Christmas lights aren’t allowed in the residence halls, so get in the holiday spirit by having your very own tree.
5 Start a spring countdown: The best way of getting over your winter blues is to make a countdown until March 20, the start of spring. Trust me, 138 days seems a lot closer than four months.
6 Plan a trip: Whether it’s over spring or winter break, take a short vacation somewhere warm. Just a little reminder that warm weather will come to Iowa again.
7 Snowball fights: Although you may not like snow, you might as well make the best of a bad situation. Learn how to have a snowball fight at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqYu-Q-tHG4.
8 Bake holiday cookies: If you’re anything like me and you just can’t wait to get home to eat all the holiday food, especially cookies—make some!
9 Go ice skating: I am probably the worst ice skater and I still have a blast. It’s one of the best ways to enjoy the cold.
10 Buy snow pants: Snow angels, sledding and all those fun activities you did when you were younger are just as fun when you’re older. But you don’t want to get your clothes all wet, so buy some cheap snow pants.
Mataloni is a sophomore news/Internet journalism and music major. Mataloni can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.