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The rain drops keep falling on my board games

by The Concordian January 10, 2012

Is it still dark? What time is it? It feels like you have slept for days. It’s so gloomy. You don’t even want to get up and open the shutters. You feel like you’re carrying a ten-pound weight around. You restlessly throw the covers off and take a bounding step forward, sum up the courage and open the blinds. Oh dear God, not again. The clouds are swarming around above you, blocking out the sun and all its rays. Damn, it’s going to be a rainy day.
“Limited exposure to sunshine and periods of high humidity and precipitation worsen our mood,” said Rich Maloof, MSN health columnist. Recently, European researchers looked at “the weather’s impact on mood” and the results were that “rainy days had negative effects on mood, with many subjects reporting that they felt tired or sluggish.”
Montreal is a rainy city. It isn’t unnatural to see days of rain in quick succession. Therefore, we should be prepared with a series of activities to laugh the gloominess away. There’s something about the sound of the raindrops hitting the windowpane that gives us a cozy feeling inside — the darkness in the sky and the blast of a thunderbolt makes for good cuddle sessions.
For most of us, rain can very easily be associated with laziness, and rightfully so. Who wants to be an active outdoors man on a thundering, rainy day? Despite the disadvantages of rain, there will always be those comforting games almost all of us take out when the sky is gloomy.
“The rain provides that platform wherein we can bring out the child in us without having to give any justifications to anyone,” says psychologist Dr. Kanan Khatau Chikhal. Sitting on a carpet and cracking open a nice game of Scrabble or Pictionary is a great way to peacefully watch the drops go by.
“I love bringing out Monopoly and making some nice cups of hot chocolate on a rainy day,” said Maria Marinakis, a sociology student at Concordia. “It’s a great time to spend quality time with the family.”
Most of us don’t even know what a board game is because it can’t be played on a PlayStation. However, the simplicity and subtle fun of a nice board game perfectly eliminates the boredom of a rainy day.
Rain, if looked at from the right eye and in the right environment, can open your eyes to romanticism worthy of a Parisian author. Don’t lie girls, you’ve all thought about that dreamy kiss-in-the-rain-moment that is so passionately portrayed in many Hollywood movies.
“I think you pretty much know that an intense kiss is coming when you see rain in a movie,” said Carla Giac, a political science student at Concordia. “It’s been used so often that it’s actually become a cliché.”Let passion fly on a rainy day and your boredom will be gone. Grab your boyfriend or girlfriend (which I hope you have during the rainy season), cuddle up, and don’t be afraid to get down and dirty. There’s no better way to pass the time than by letting the passion of the rain take over your souls. Don’t limit yourself to under the cover fun, however. Seriously, it’s only water.

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