“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Everything you want is there—
I don’t see how people can dislike the rain so much — it makes being indoors a hundredfold lovelier, accentuating the homeliness of windows, floorboards, doors ajar and creaking stairs. Sofas, bathed in gold lamplight, become day-long havens for books, blankets and thicker jumpers, and there is nothing to do but rest in comfort, warmth and quiet pleasance.
welcome to another exciting round of Avoid Everyone You Know where each contestant is alloted exactly one week to accomplish the following three tasks to their best knowledge:
(1) locate a café and/or restaurant with a clientele either extremely below or extremely above their own age group so that the chance of running into acquaintances is as low as possible (penalties are awarded for familiar faces)
(2) arrange stylish pyjama ensembles fit for solo indoor activities (points are awarded for the number of different activities performed during the week) which can also double as ‘going-out clothes’ for emergency trips to the supermarket to buy milk, cereal and iced coffee
(3) expand your knowledge of conspiracy theories, art epochs and rare diseases using only the Internet and their own neurotic imagination — there may or may not be a pop quiz at the end of the week (bonus points are awarded for every paranoid, deeply profound and hypochondriac exclamation)
Contestants are also strongly encouraged to develop their own ESP so as to facilitate decisions involving doorbells and ringing telephones.
There’s something hilarious about being both a procrastinator and a perfectionist.