The Indoorsman’s Guide to Labor Day: 12 Things to Do Instead of Picnics and Parties

by Newton Gimmick on September 1, 2013

in Lists

Labor Day Weekend seems to be all about getting outside and enjoying the last bastion of summer. Each and every year we hear about all the exciting things people are doing on their Labor Day, whether it’s vacationing at some scenic locale, having a cookout with some friends or getting in one last great outdoorsman activity. But what about those of us who’d rather stay inside and enjoy the day off?

For those indoorsmen who want to spend this Labor Day doing the least amount of strenuous activity as possible, we present the 12 Best Things You Can Do Indoors On Labor Day:

12. Catch up on Breaking Bad

With AMC’s Breaking Bad just about to finish it’s final season, now is the time to find out what it’s all about. Whether you’re revisiting Walter White’s journey into darkness for ol’ times sake or just experiencing from the beginning for the first go around, having yourself a Breaking Bad marathon is a great way to spend Labor Day!



11. Alphabetize Your DVD Shelf

It’s about time you finally got around to organizing this monstrosity, isn’t it? You know someone important is going to visit at some point and wonder why the Family Matters Season 4 DVD box set is next to your copy of Hustler’s Biggest Racks on Blu-Ray. Organize those shelves and maybe watch a few of your favorites while you’re at it.

well that’s literal


10. Have an Indoor Picnic

By that we mean order a pizza, grab some soda from the fridge and sit on the couch all day. If you’re really adventurous, find a girl and throw a blanket on the floor. This is for the real romantic. If you’re smooth enough, it could lead to #2 on our list!

maybe don’t go this far


9. Play With Your G.I. Joes

Get your favorite 3 ┬ż” friends and foes down onto the floor like you used to when times where simpler. Act out Duke and Scarlett’s love triangle with Snake-Eyes, or just have Shipwreck whip some Cobra ass! Nothing will make you feel more alive than injecting some of your free thought into the inanimate plastic playthings from Hasbro. Isn’t it just about time for the Adventure Team to seek out that White Tiger again? Or maybe Destro has some weather to dominate? The sky’s the limit… Literally!

image: G.I. Joe World


8. Read Some Comic Books

When’s the last time you sat down and actually shuffled through the pages of a funny book? If you’re like me, it’s been far too long. If you’re current, then get to reading those books you picked up last Wednesday! Read some new shelf candy or revisit some of your old Fantastic Four comics. Heck, if you’re really lazy, just download some titles from Marvel or DC’s official websites. It’s not the same as flipping through a paperback, but at least you don’t have to put on pants!


7. Watch Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Because that’s a freaking awesome movie that you haven’t seen in a while!


6. Saturday Morning Cartoon Festival

Download a bunch of your favorite classic Saturday morning cartoons and have the best throwback ‘toon fest around. Pretend that USA has got the Cartoon Express back on the tracks. Ninja Turtles, Duck Tales, Heathcliff, Pee-Wee’s Playhouse, The Real Ghostbusters and so many more old friends are calling your name. After these messages, they’ll be right back!


5. Make A Pillow Fortress

When was the last time you did this? Now it’s time to take it to another level! Take every couch cushion, pillow and bed spread in your house and make the ultimate pillow fortress. Bonus points if you can find some friends to join you in your cushion castle. Then have fun destroying your pillow palace like only Godzilla could.


4. Make A Movie

Use your camera or a good phone and shoot your own short film. Scribble down a plot, come up with a couple of cheap costumes using household items and then film an entire movie in your house. By the time the day is over, you should have a great new flick for a few friends to watch on your lazy Labor Day.


3. Sleep All Day

Seriously! There’s no work! No school! Why are you bothering to do anything?! It’s time to catch up on some Z’s! Unplug the phone, shut down the computer and just relax.


2. Bang Someone Hot

As long as they consent! You got all day! I can’t think of a better way to spend it!


1. Camp In

Roast some marshmallows on the stove. Tell ghost stories around the coffee table. Hike up the stairs to the bathroom. Pretend you’re doing all the lame things other folks are doing in the great outdoors, but do it within the confines of your air conditioned abode. It’s just like camping, only without the chiggers and annoying wildlife noises. Sure, you might stay pasty because you’re out of the sun, but unlike everyone else at the office, you won’t be covered in mosquito bites come Tuesday!


Purveyor of pop culture, toy enthusiast and award winning amateur scientist, Newton Gimmick founded and currently runs One of many web writers not afraid to profess his love of 80s cartoons, toys, pseudo sports and Jell-O. What makes Newton unique from the others? He does it all from the comfort of his custom Denver: The Last Dinosaur Snuggie.


ClarenceRHM September 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I’m very guilty of not doing #12 & #8. I’m too worried about ants to do #10.

Cool list, though.

Nate September 8, 2013 at 1:56 pm

Excellent list. Labor day may be past, but I’m making a pillow fort next weekend!

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