7 Things a Geek Without a Summer Plan can do at Home

pen idea bulb paperBefore we could even get accustomed to spring, summer is already here and dozens of our closest friends and acquaintances will soon scatter all over the world on various adventures. If you have something similar planned for this summer as well, great! If not, there is really no place for desperation since there are so many things you can do at home. So, here are 7 best things you can do at home this summer to make it completely unforgettable.


O.K., you are prevented from going anywhere in person this summer, which is kind of a bummer. However, even though you cannot visit other places physically, your mind should not be tamed. According to the mastermind behind A Song of Ice and Fire (on which the Game of Thrones is based) George R.R. Martin “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.” Nothing is closer to the truth. An airplane can only take you so far in space, while a good book will allow you to travel through time as well.


Similar to what reading can do for you, playing the right video game can make you feel as if you are on a proper adventure. Rich visuals, amazing storytelling and incredible depth of some characters will make your immersion much quicker. After just a few hours, they will make you feel as if you have entered into a rabbit hole and emerged into a new world. Some of the greatest RPG’s have hundreds of hours of gameplay and, as their best feature, they let you choose your setting. Will you ride around the plains on horseback and fight invading hordes, play a valiant Jedi defender or fight for your life in a thrilling post-apocalyptic adventure — it is up to you to decide.

Make a LAN Party

Not a great fan of single player? That’s fine. There are tons of games for you to play online. However, if you are looking for something a bit more personal and much more fun, you can always throw a LAN party. Offer your friends to move all of their computers to your place for a couple of days. Stock up on food and booze and let the party begin.

Watch TV Shows and Movies

Sure, you always watch TV or interesting movies on your computer, but now you finally have time to catch up with everything that you’ve missed. This means that, apart from making Lord of the Rings and Star Wars marathons, you can also start catching up with all the latest superhero franchises and universes. Marvel Cinematic Universe alone will take you quite the while and, by the time you reach the Avengers: Age of Ultron, you will call all the characters by their first names like you went to high school together.

Let Internet Be Your Vessel

Even though you won’t travel in person, this doesn’t mean that you should miss out on anything. Just think about it, 99% of the matches you ever watch you could never go to in person, so why would it be different with other things. For starters, if there is a theatric performance anywhere around the world, you can just watch it on live stream through cennarium in full HD. This way, you will almost feel as if you are somewhere in the audience.

Throw a Party

Not all of the suggestions for summer mean that you should spend few months tied to the screen. Use the opportunity while most people are away to throw a party for those who have stuck around. The real journey is not the one you go on, but the one you carry inside of you. Who knows, this way, your summer may turn out to be even more wild than if you were to go to Vegas with your wallet busting.


Finally, who said summer is only for resting. Why not use this free time to make, remake and repair all you need to around the house? If you always wanted to make a pool, now might be the right time to do so. If what you always dreamed of was to make a bar in your garage and transform it into a man cave or make a home gym, get right to it. Call a couple of friends to keep you company and start doing something productive during your summer.


The most important thing a person can have in their life is the right attitude. It doesn’t matter where you are or how much money you have; all that matters is that you have a positive mindset. What this means is that you won’t sit around all day waiting for things to happen to you, but start making plans on how to bring some of your ideas to life.

Dan Radak

Dan Radak

Dan Radak is a marketing professional with eleven years of experience. He is currently working with a number of companies in the field of digital marketing, closely collaborating with a couple of e-commerce companies. He is also a coauthor on several technology websites and regular contributor to Technivorz.