Activities to do on a Rainy Day
A rainy day can dampen anyone’s mood or interfere with plans. Rainy days can carry a negative connotation in connection with outdoor activities. Things can get boring or become a nuisance when feeling confined to indoor options or to activities that withstand torrential downpours and lightning storms. However, picnics, pool days, beach excursions, and hiking aside there are many activities that Mother Nature cannot intrude upon. Andrew Napolitano, news analyst and syndicated columnist, has great pastimes that can weather any rainy day. For instance, he is the author of nine books on legal matters and politics. Reading and writing are an easily accessible rainy-day activity that can just the same transition into an any-day activity that many enjoy. Rain or shine, writing is one skill that can be honed during downtime. Even if the writing starts as a journal entry, diary notes, or brainstorming interests, it can lead to something worth publishing and sharing. It only takes small steps and a beginning to accomplish amazing things.
Napolitano is a Princeton University and Notre Dame Law School graduate who entered private practice, taught law, and sat on the New Jersey bench. When thinking about rainy day activities, law may not come to mind straightaway, or at all. Still, it is a great hobby to specifically seek out more knowledge on laws and rights. For example, what is the difference between a law and a right? What are some common federal laws? What is the Bill of Rights? If these questions cannot be easily answered, perhaps it could become a source of inspiration to internet search, seek out books, watch videos, listen to podcasts, or turn on the news during a rainy time. Knowledge is power and any excuse to acquire more of it surely can liven up a day indoors with the mild, or loud, background noise of a storm.
Besides the more hands-on approaches to a rainy-day Napolitano style, there is also the option of binge-watching court television. Court television can be some of the most entertaining, but also enlightening, programming. It can be exciting to watch non-stop coverage of different trials and the attached analysis. Court proceedings can be live and make it easier for viewers to keep up with high profile cases as well as lesser-known ones, and discover old trials. In unprecedented times such as in a global pandemic, Court television allows viewers to safely stay connected to courtroom trials without having to physically attend and potentially contract viruses or simply have exposure to the elements, such as rain. Correspondent’s assessments add to the professionalism of the content and provide elaboration on the legal process. All in all, do not hesitate, and the next time a rainy day blows in, consider adding an Andrew Napolitano flair to your activities. Find a book, write about a passion, or watch a show, and if it has a legal theme, all the better. Enrich rainy interludes with legal awareness that just might turn into a passion never imagined or discovered.