When you cast out a fishing line, you would imagine you’re going to have a wriggling aquatic creature on your hook when you pull it out. This beloved summer pastime isn’t for everyone, since not everyone is fond of sitting on a boat for hours, hoping to catch a single fish. If you’re aiming to turn that fish into dinner, then you’ve also got the fun of gutting and cleaning your catch afterward, which is not for the faint of heart.
Who doesn’t love getting together with friends and grilling some tasty food together? The best part about having a BBQ is that you don’t really have to worry how the party goes since people are just standing around to eat food. The only part that would be troublesome about setting up is if you don’t have a grill, and are cursed living in a shoe box in a big city where you don’t have a yard to have said gathering.
It may be Spring, but we’re planning ahead for all the fun we’ll have in the Summer when the sun is out, the weather is temperate, and our friends are more prone to social gatherings outside. The perfect setup is having a cookout since everyone can mill about without feeling pressured to the confines of a single room. The biggest component of a BBQ is of course the grill, and you can create a setup to cook food out of just about anything, but not many will make much of a statement.
Despite what we think of ourselves, humans are pretty easy to amuse. We like watching things with pretty patterns, have vastly transformative properties, and small, fuzzy animals. For those of you who like having people over, it’s your job to keep people entertained, and find ways for your guests not only to have a good time, but keep themselves busy so you don’t have to.
Today is the day of celebration and a massive amount of meat grilling in the United States. The Fourth of July is nothing to take for granted, so the only logical response is to blow things up, drink heavily, and eat until you get meat sweats. Surely there’s a vegetarian version of that, but it probably sounds far more healthy and gross…soy sweats? Yeah, definitely gross.
When you pass a certain age, you stop being concerned with getting toys and candy, instead becoming more worried about getting things that make being an adult human easier. Socks and sheets are actually useful, improve your quality of life, and because you use them regularly, getting ones of high quality make it feel like it’s your birthday whether or not it actually is. That being said, we certainly get excited about gadgets and gizmos that buzz, notify us of events, and clean things for us, but getting a better version of a non-battery-powered item can wow us just as easily.
We as a society are absolutely fascinated by caffeine. Coffee is the nectar on which we live, and it gives us the extra pep in our step that we need to face each task of the day. For most people, making this amber liquid is a job for the night beforehand of pouring water and scooping in grounds. However, for those who wake early enough, preparing coffee from start to finish is a time to collect your thoughts and prepare for the day.
We need our coffee like we need air, but the big difference in the two is that you can choose particulars of how you consume one of them. It can be espresso, french press, regular brew, cold brew, and the list goes on. If you have a particular lean towards iced coffee, then you know the struggles of getting your delicious drink as it’s time consuming. You can always cheat by going straight to ice, but that makes it taste closer to water than anything else.
Bringing your lunch to school was not exactly the cool kid thing to do, but as adults we’re jealous of the people who have their lives put together enough to think ahead that far. If you don’t pack a lunch for your grown-up job, you’re stuck eating protein bars or fast food, with not many healthy options that don’t cost an arm and a leg otherwise. If you want to eat healthy, cook for yourself, and take food with you to work but don’t know the first thing about the whole process, then hopefully you know there’s an option out there for you that doesn’t have to break the bank.
The more responsibilities you take on, the less time you have to deal with day-to-day tasks. Cleaning the house is relegated to a Roomba, your home energy saving system keeps track of adjusting the temperature, and meals are usually bought on the run. Cooking a full meal takes time at the grocery, unpacking and sorting everything at home, preparation, waiting for everything to cook, and cleaning up afterward.