How to Have a Fun Summer for Less Money
For when you're just sitting there, with empty pockets, sticking to yourself and the internet just isn't cutting it.
I personally love lists but I strongly dislike obligatory fun, and I can think of many times when I found a “summer to-do list” in the middle of fall, and felt a bit devastated when I realized that I didn’t accomplish even half of the things on the list. Sometimes life gets in the way, even in the summer, so I think it’s good to not set the fun standards too high. (Although, setting relatively low standards for fun doesn’t guarantee anything either; I recently found a list entitled “2013,” in which the only two entries were: 1. BAND, 2. RIFFS, neither of which happened.) Here is my vague, but hopefully inspiring guide to summer fun for little to no dollars.
Even though many will deny it in the name of collectivism, egalitarianism, and mutual aid, most people like to win. A lot of people are more inclined to participate in an event if there’s something at stake, even if it’s just a title or something useless. Take for example the Battle of the Jug Bands in Duluth, MN. All the winner gets is the right to pay to have their band’s name engraved on a krumkake iron (Norwegian waffle cookie) that no one except the other winners will ever see. Yet this event continues annually, with tons of bands each year.