Here's one good thing about the Cubs this summer:
You have time to do stuff you ordinarily wouldn't have time to do because you have free time since you're not watching the Cubs all the time.
Did I just say that?
Yeah, I did.
Just bein' real.
I can't tell you how many times I've gotten a push alert on my phone that tells me a final Cub score, and I didn't even realize the game was on.
Cubs 3 Rockies 4.
But like, the dogs are happy - they're getting more walks out of me.
I did a couple paintings for gifts.
I learned to play a Rolling Stones song on my uke (I do all the singing in my head though - not even I want to hear me go "HOOOOO UH UH UH OOOOO NKYTONK WIMMIN!")
Kind of a sin, but I'd suggest you do the same.
Next time a Cubs game is on, go ahead and blow it off.
I promise the Cubs aren't going anywhere - they'll be there tomorrow.
Go play catch.
Fix a leaky faucet.
Schedule beer practice.
Create a Google Alert for "Shark Attacks"*.
Meet a significant other.
The beaches are open at 1:20 - who knew?
Just go do something else for a change.
Okay, you can bring the radio.
This is an awesome tool if you don't already know about it.
Think up something you're interested in.
Could be anything.
Leprechaun tan lines.
Then go here, to Google Alerts.
It looks like this:
Fill in the search query with whatever you want to search for.
Be accurate as you want.
Like, don't just do "Barry Bonds", do "Barry Bonds steroids".
Fill in the "Deliver to" with your email address (if it didn't fill that in automatically).
And poof, the next morning (and every morning after until you cancel) you'll get an email from Google with every top story on your search from the previous day.