totally real reader question no. 2

A quite real Blair asks:

I have some vacation time to use this month but no cash for a trip. What should I do?

Do a 1,000+ piece jigsaw puzzle.

Pick out the perfect puzzle on Amazon--it should be at least 1,000 pieces and preferably has a lot of color variation (I like Dutch still lifes). Then block out several days to complete it. Start organizing all of the pieces by color and then by shape, plucking any of the edge pieces out into another pile. At this point it's important to get a victory in, otherwise it will feel too much like work. So make the border, or if a particular color pile is quite small, put those together. Then do the rest.

Most importantly, this is a wine and Netflix-friendly activity that gives you the satisfaction of having done something without doing much at all.