Daylight savings time ends this weekend (Sunday at 2 a.m.), which means it’s time to turn the clock back and brace ourselves for a long, probably very frigid winter. But don’t despair! Daylight savings also means we get back the extra hour we lost during spring forward. Instead of using the extra time to catch up on sleep, why not use it to enrich your life? If you’re not sure what to do with the bonus hour, we’ve got a few suggestions…
Write Scandal Fan Fiction
If Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant can’t be together on TV, at least they can be together in your self-penned script that you should totally send to Shonda Rimes before they start filming the next season.
Knit a Boyfriend Doll
Cold nights are coming, and if the whole “cuffing season” thing doesn’t work out for you, you’ll need a backup. A boyfriend doll made out of yarn is the perfect way to creepily sleep away the cold, lonely nights of winter.
Make a YouTube Workout Video Playlist
Just kidding, we actually mean bake a delicious cake. Like this one. Or this one.
Perfect Your Beyonce Dance Moves
Now is as good a time as any to perfect your “Flawless” routine. Imagine how cool you’ll look on the dance floor by New Year’s Eve with a little practice! And do NOT forget the importance of the “woke up like this” spirit fingers. Take some cues from Blue Ivy Carter.
Take At Least 352 Selfies
Kim Kardashian busies herself by taking selfies and then being all, “Oh, don’t worry this isn’t about vanity, this is for a book for my husband, NBD.” If Kim can use that excuse to justify the fact that she can’t stop taking pictures of herself, then it’s OK to indulge in a little vanity yourself.
Troll Tinder and OKCupid for @ByeFelipe Fodder
There are few things in life more pleasurable than trolling other trolls. @ByeFelipe is an Instagram account that documents the worst private message exchanges from online dating apps and websites. From what we’ve gleaned, it’s pretty easy to piss guys off, so let it rip. If you can’t beat ‘em, troll ‘em.
Start a Campaign to Get Rihanna Back on Instagram in 2015
We’ve gone the bulk of 2014 without the pleasure of seeing Rihanna’s blunt-filled antics in our Instagram feeds, and the world is worse for it. It’s about time someone took a stand and put pressure on the singer to give the people what they want – more bikini pictures and yacht twerking videos.
Figure Out How to DIY Your Own Pumpkin Spice Latte
You’ll never have to fear looking like a basic b*tch in front of strangers again.
Become the #1 Celebrity in the Kim Kardashian Game
It’s a long road, but now that you have an extra hour, it might finally be time to defeat Willow Pape and take your true spot on the “Top Stars” charts. If only Willow didn’t have 13 million more fans than we do…
Dub a Scene from Law & Order: SVU with John Oliver’s Supreme Court Dogs
Nothing is funnier than watching animals do people things. NOTHING. Thank goodness for John Oliver and his crew, who a few weeks ago suggested that CSPAN, which broadcasts Supreme Court cases with traditional courtroom sketches, replace the boring drawings with video of dogs dressed up as justices. They even encouraged people to remix footage of bespectacled dogs adjusting their glasses and pounding on podiums for their own use. Now that you’ve got a free hour, it would be cool to see what A.D.A. Alexandra Cabbot looks like as a dog trying to put a bad guy behind bars. Check out the footage and get remixing, NOW.