When you know you’re going to be outside in the bright hot sun for a long time, you want to make sure you have the proper gear ready to go. You’ll need plenty of sunscreen, sunglasses, maybe a hat, and if you don’t have access to shade, a few methods of keeping yourself cool. Whether this means getting an outdoor AC or a cool drink, you need to have something on deck.
If you have had your eyes shut for the past several weeks, because Pokemon GO players will look under rocks and in remote locations, Nintendo has changed how society functions. Nerds who grew up loving Pokemon and video games are getting the best of both worlds as the game app has not only given them something to play, but encourages getting out and meeting other Pokemon trainers.
If you love having coffee or tea as much as I do, the thought of going without your favorite brew is a waking nightmare. Not only would you be deprived of caffeine and stuck with a headache, but it’s also a comfort blanket that’s part of a routine to give our brains a break from work. The only difficult part about getting to your brew is not having hot water readily available.
If you wanted to go SCUBA diving, how easy would it be for you to don a suit and go under the water? It’s not something you can just jump into and do successfully as a first timer, which is why it seems so daunting to so many people. The depth and horrific monsters that might live in the sea are also a deterrent, but if it was fun and not so hard to do, quite a few more people might be interested in trying it out. Snorkeling is quite a bit easier, but wears you out really quickly.
Thanks to activity trackers, we now want to know everything about how we sleep, what we’re eating, our movements throughout the day, and well, everything. It’s tough to track the minutia of your life, and when you’re trying to live as streamlined as possible, you want to know everything you can to live your life more efficiently. Of course, living efficiently also means staying in the best health you possibly can, and if you live in a big city, that’s pretty difficult to do.
The world is a pretty dangerous place right now. We want our danger to be in fantasy and video games, not just outside our door, and it’s not fun to think that leaving home, or not leaving home could put you in a precarious situation. If you haven’t heard, elementary schools are even doing lock down drills of what to do if a bad person comes in the school.
Over the last month or so I’ve been traveling non-stop all over Japan, and have had to take luggage of varying size with me wherever I go. On planes, trains, and automobiles, hefting them up and down stairs, trying to maneuver a two-wheeled, one-direction-rolling carry-on bag through a crowd of people with grace and dignity, which very rarely happens. Needless to say, I figured out what aspects of my luggage could be improved upon.
You find yourself trekking to the great outdoors, where bugs, weather, and grass that is just tall enough to touch your ankle can affect you. Let’s just hypothesize, for fun, that you are in need of a small flame to deal with a task that calls for fire, such as a loose thread, campfire, or lighting up a smoke. Should the winds ever be against you, a normal lighter is not going to do so well as the unseen enemy will keep blowing your flame out, barring you from the heat for which the tool you brought out was meant for.
Have you ever gone to a sandy beach and had the time of your life? If you have, you know how wonderful the memories you made there are, but how tainted they become as you discover granules of sand that followed you in the car, to your hotel, in your bag, and into your home. If you haven’t experienced this, just know that 2 years after a trip to Florida, sand has been found in nooks and crannies that I have no idea how they got there.