Thursday, September 3, 2009
Dorky Things to Do With Your Boyfriend or Girlfriend
Google Analytics is awesome. If you have a blog, you should definitely be using this or something like it, as I know I've been finding it super helpful for tracking my most popular posts, traffic info, etc. It's also really overwhelming: the other day I almost peed myself with shock and joy when I realized someone from Estonia was reading my blog. TMI?
If you're familiar with Google Analytics, you probably realize that you can look at what key words people have used to come across your site. You also probably know this if you read Daddy Likey. I haven't gotten any really wacky searches, but I have gotten a couple that gave me posting ideas. One of them? "Dorky thing to do with your boyfriend." Well, gee, I don't have an official post on that already, but who am I-- an expert on injecting one's relationship with geeky bonding moments-- to deny that person an internet resource?
So without further ado, here are a few ideas for those of you wanting to get a little nerdy with your matching Tetris piece.
1. Read a Book Outloud Together
I have to put this one first and foremost because-- true story-- this is what brought my boyfriend and I together once and for all. Luke, the cute boy I had a crush on, had to read August Wilson's "Fences" for a literature class, and I obliged to help him get through it one night when he was alone doing office hours (this will sound even more scandalous when I mention his office hours were for a club that provides free condoms). We decided to read the book out loud, with one of the rules, of course, being that every character had to be given a funny voice. We spoke in awful Southern accents and when the stage directions said "[puts his arm around her]," my heart fluttered all over the place when he did. We didn't finish it all in that one night, so I invited Luke over the next evening to read while my roommate was away for the weekend. Long story short, that pretty awful play lead to us talking until 4 o'clock in the morning, when he asked me to be his girlfriend. I'm just saying that from personal experience that this can be a funny and productive bonding experience if you pick the right book.
2. Spend the Day at a Museum
Personally, when I think dorky day at the museum, I think the more specific the museum, the better; you know like the Museum of Turquoise 19th Century Boats or something. If you can't find one that's oddly, randomly specific, that's okay. Find any ol' science, history, art, sports, you name it museum in your area and try to visit exhibits that are about something foreign to the both of you. Giddily share new facts with each other and resist running through the dinosaur exhibit, 'cause remember, those museum cops can be pretty tough! My personal favorite is the Boston Museum of Science. TIP: If you go to a science museum, remember to share some space ice cream!
3. Play Video Games in Your PJs
There are few things I'd rather do on a Friday night than sit around with my boyfriend in our PJs and embark on a dangerous co-op mission in Gears of War. I'm thoroughly terrible at it, but it's so much fun to strategize, scream in fear, and ultimately send the bad guys right on down to the proverbial H-E-Double Hockey Sticks. Of course, if you're not into gore or shooters, I'd also recommend Soul Calibur or Mario Kart as well. Really, play whatever you're into-- catch Pokemon side by side if the mood strikes! If you're video game geeks who've run out of two-player games to play, go to Gamestop and ravage the clearance section. You'll find a lot of hilariously bad/super fun games, sometimes for less than a dollar or two. OR: lay the smack down at an arcade-- just make sure you win!
4. Watch Videos of Cute Animals
Youtube is full of them! Provide your own LolCat-like commentary.
5. Tea Party Date
Dress in your finest attire. Serve scones and Earl Grey on fancy China and have a civil debate about politics and your favorite literature. You don't have to get your stuffed animals into it, but I won't stop you.
6. Play Chess in Public
You two will look ridiculously intellectual. Bonus point if you do it somewhere unexpected (ex. the food court at your local mall). Don't know how? Check it.
What are your favorite dorky things to do with your boyfriend or girlfriend?