Weekends in Morris are… well… let’s just say they’re not very riveting. Let me elaborate.
The town has 5,000 people, one grocery store, and a one-screen locally owned theater that gets movies two months after they are released. The nearest Target or WalMart is an hour away. The place to go when you get the munchies at 1 AM is the Casey’s gas station because it’s the only place open past ten. However, visit Casey’s at your own risk! It’s usually filled with sketchy townies.
Without a wide variety of places to go and things to do, my weekends are usually spent bumming in my apartment in leggings and an oversized flannel. Which is fun for a while, but a BBC miniseries marathon gets a bit old after the fifth hour.
What can you do, then, to keep from death by boredom?
Stargazing is always a good option. There’s nothing like curling up with friends under a mound of blankets and staring at the night sky. If you go a little ways out-of-town, the Milky Way is especially striking.
Studying in the library is also a safe bet. Meeting up with classmates to go over notes in preparation for a test or quiz always breaks up the day well.
There’s also the option of sitting around talking with friends. But, if you’re an introvert like me, this can only go on for so long before you need to crawl away into your hole to recharge.
The nice things about weekends in Morris, though, is that by the time Sunday night comes around, you’re so bored that you’re almost excited to go back to class the next day.