25 Ways to Spend a Snow Day

10 Jan

Are your children home unexpectedly due to overwhelming snowfall, sheets of freezing rain, or a school district paranoid that some parent will sue them for $40 million dollars if their kid suffers “emotional distress” during a snowball fight on the way to school? Maximum Know-How has you covered.


Here’s how to spend a snow day:

  1. Build a snow fort.
  2. Make snow angels.
  3. Create an army of deranged mutant killer monster snow goons.
  4. Achieve peace in the Middle East.
  5. Make a list of your 25 favorite songs.
  6. Walk to the local drug store and get a flu shot.
  7. Do a deep clean of all the bathrooms in your house.
  8. Anguish over the fact that you personally can’t stop global warming.
  9. Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk and driveway.
  10. Make a list of your 25 favorite movies.
  11. Savor the multicultural joy of R.E.M.’s “Shiny Happy People” music video. Gotta love Kate.
  12. Rediscover the joy of Shrinky-Dinks.
  13. Work on the scale model of the USS Missouri that you’re building in your garage out of household recyclables.
  14. Add more cowbell.
  15. Make a list of your 25 favorite American presidents.
  16. Take down your Christmas decorations.
  17. Taste the fear of possibly being trapped in your house for a week straight by a record-breaking blizzard, knowing you’ve got nothing in the fridge except ketchup, lettuce, little packets of soy sauce, and several Tupperware containers filled with unrecognizable holiday leftovers.
  18. Memorize the Gettysburg address.
  19. Do some soul-searching about whether you should transfer your political allegiance to the Monster Raving Loony party.
  20. Make a list of 25 valid-sounding reasons to tell your boss about why you can’t make it in tomorrow, either.
  21. “Work from home” on your laptop (i.e., research vital social issues on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, TMZ, and Yahoo!’s OMG).
  22. Reevaluate your New Year’s resolutions.
  23. Achieve cold fusion.
  24. Plan a vacation to someplace quiet and peaceful, like Scotland or the Beqaa Valley.
  25. Make a list of 25 ways to spend a snow day.

2 Responses to “25 Ways to Spend a Snow Day”

  1. moviewriternyu January 19, 2013 at 11:56 pm #

    Thanks. This will come in handy since it NEVER stops snowing up here in Maine. 🙂

  2. Maximum Know-How November 14, 2014 at 4:55 pm #

    Reblogged this on Maximum Know-How and commented:

    It’s a snow day here in town, so a good time to resurrect this post.

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