This week is spring break for the University of Hawaii, and while some cynical old grad students might say "break" really means "time to do research," in my first year I don't really have any ongoing research yet and my advisor has been fairly quiet about the issue, so I've decided to run with this freedom while I still have it. I am also single for the week, since the Housemate has gone to visit some family on the mainland (i.e. the continental U.S.) over break. That means I am free from school and boyfriend!
So naturally, I've been playing Mass Effect 2 all day. When I was single, I would play computer games pretty frequently both in the evenings and over the weekends, but now that I have the Housemate I barely get any time to play. A week without the Housemate is a week for gaming. Since Friday, I have left the house once--to go grocery shopping. I went through all of Saturday without any direct human contact. I did talk to two people on the phone, one of whom was my little brother. I whined to him that I didn't know what to do over spring break, and he pointed out,
Well, you are spending spring break in Hawaii.
I have a week of spring break in Hawaii, and all I can do is sit in my room playing computer games. (But it's so exciting! And is Illium really such a bad place to hang out for spring break?) The truth is that the Housemate is the one who always thinks of interesting things to do, suggesting the beach or a hike or whatever. I am just a body at rest, staying at rest unless acted upon by an outside force. And this week, I have no outside force.
So there it is. I need an intervention. I am at risk of spending my spring break in Hawaii indoors (but with the windows open, at least). What should I do? If you had spring break in Hawaii, what would you do?