Spring Break is upon us here in North Carolina. A time for millions of college students to flood the beach of their choice and make the bad decisions of a life time! But for those of us who don’t aspire to be on the newest “Girls Gone Wild”, or in the background of a “Cops” episode we have to find other things to do with our time. So in honor of those that have eclectic, who am I kidding geeky taste, here are my top five thing to do during spring break.
5) Go Larping (Live.Action.Role.Playing)
Have you ever been sitting around the house watching Lord of the Rings and thought to yourself, “Hey, I could grow a beard like Gimli”, but you never had the guts to try it. Well these guys don’t stop there. They go big or go home. There is something about running through the woods with foam weapons that never gets boring. It is like a Nerf War for grown ups. But better. There are girls there pretending to be Elves. Just don’t try and mess with these guys, they are super hardcore.
4) Road Trip To Your Heroes’ Hometowns
When I think of how awesome Harrison Ford is I often wonder of the birthplace of such a Man among boys. Turns out it is Chicago. Who wouldn’t love to hit up the open road and see the birth place of their favorite stars. Nothing beats the bonding experience of a road trip. Well maybe a kidnapping, but it’s such a pain to organize one of those. So instead why not see where William Shatner got his diapers changed before he conquered the final frontier, exotic Montreal by the way. So why not hop in the van, pump up the jams, and hit up those two lanes that will take you anywhere.
3) Stay Inside and Play Final Fantasy 13
You know what is awesome about Spring Break? All the free time. What better way to use that free time than by pouring it all into the newest Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy 13 is going to take a lot of time to beat. Now you have it. If you put two and two together you get a lot of spiky hair to watch over the week. Isn’t that the American Dream?
2) Have A Sci-Fi Marathon
You know all that time I was just talking about, well if you don’t have a copy of Final Fantasy 13 why not have a marathon of your favorite Sci-Fi show or movie. Whether it be Star Wars, Star Trek, or Battlestar Galactica sit down and watch it. It will be like visiting family without leaving the comfort of your living room. Seriously though if you still haven’t watched Firefly, go do it. Right now.
1) Go to New Zealand
If you are a geek with excess cash flow, you should probably just go ahead and go to New Zealand. Every Fantasy film is shot there. Really. It is like waltzing through all your favorite battles as you drive to breakfast. So if you can afford it, you should. Plus Flight of The Conchords are from there. Doesn’t get much sweeter than that.