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What We’d Do This Weekend (Staycation Edition) – 9/28-9/30

What We’d Do This Weekend (Staycation Edition) – 9/28-9/30

It’s time for the 405 to close again in the much anticipated sequel, Carmageddon 2: Electric Boogaloo

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We don’t want to close our eyes. We don’t want to fall asleep. Let’s face the facts: Carmageddon wasn’t that bad. In fact, even with all the hype it turned out pretty good. Now comes the dreaded sequel to Carmageddon, as we realize Carmageddon 2: Electric Boogaloo is fast approaching. It’s time to embrace the chaos by taking a weekend staycation. That’s right – a vacation in the comfort of your own home. For less than the price of your commute gas, you could take a weekend away from it all in one of three locations for under fifty dollars.

We’ve included ways to cut back or add luxury to your vacation – enjoy, and be sure to post your favorite staycation pics!

NEW ENGLAND STAYCATION (starting at $45)

It’s time to bring out the argyle socks and refresh your riding chops since you’ve chosen to venture to New England. Wake up and smell the morning air with a game of golf in your living room.

Photo by RLHyde

Get Active:

D.I.Y. Golf Course, Bowling Style (Approximately $30)

  • Step One: Grass Turf Area Rug (generally around $25 on
  • Step Two: Purchase Dixie Cups (approximately $4)
  • Step Three: Create Golf Balls out of Old Magazines (free)
  • Step Four: Attempt to get golf balls into cups

Theme Song:

Home – Michael Buble
($1.29 on iTunes)

Fall On the Floor With:

Long Island Iced Tea OR Arnold Palmer
(Approximately $2 for Arnold Palmer Drink)


Homemade New England Clam Chowder
(Campbell’s New England Clam Chowder – Approximately $1.75)

Educate Yourself:

The Knitter’s Handy Book of Sweater Patterns [Spiral Bound]
(Starting at $9.99 on


Lay Out:

Turn your day into a summer scorcher by making a homemade beach in your living room.

Photo by jeeheon

  • Step One: Purchase Sand Bag on Amazon.Com or Your Local Beach (approximately $9 or free)
  • Step Two: Purchase a utility knife ($8 on
  • Step Three: Use utility knife to rip sand bag onto the floor. If you do not have a vacuum cleaner, now may be the time to purchase one (vacation costs do not include the addition of a vacuum cleaner. Please Google “cheap vacuum cleaner” if you are considering this move.)

Theme Song:

Margaritaville – Jimmy Buffet
($1.29 on iTunes)

Cool Down With:

Hurricane OR Glass of Ice
(Glass of Ice – Free)

Eat This:

Steak au poivre with a Roasted Garlic Herb Reduction
(Approximately $3 for Hungry Man Salisbury Steak and Chocolate Brownie)

Live Vicariously:

The Captain of All Pleasures – Kresley Cole
(starting at $3.99 on


It’s time to pair up with a friend on a Tropical Staycation to double up on your air conditioner. Creating paper snowflakes and placing them near the air conditioner may create the illusion of snow.

Photo by condour

Set the Mood With:

The Yule Log

  • Step One: Buy the Yule Log on iTunes (99 cents)
  • Step Two: Connect to T.V.
  • Step Three: Play Yule Log for instant cheer.

Theme Song:

Baby, It’s Cold Outside
($1.29 on iTunes)

Warm Up With:

Whiskey Hot Toddy OR Hot Apple Cider
(Alpine Spiced Apple Cider Mix: Approximately $3.50)


Artisian Style Elbow Macaroni and Cheese with Gruyere and a Side of Chanterelle Mushrooms
(Approximately $2.50 for Stouffer’s Macaroni and Cheese)

Up Your I.Q.:

The Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce
(starting at $6.99 on

Enjoy Your Staycation!

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