So I wasn’t around for the 1995/1996 shutdown adventure. However, I did survive last years snowstorms in the DC area. Here are my four simple (humorous) rules to survive a shutdown.
1. Keep a well-stocked liquor cabinet. Or a poison of your choice. You should anticipate at least stocking 2 weeks worth of alcohol– you’ll be well prepared for guests too.
2. Shower daily to maintain a routine, but still change into a new set of pajamas anyway. Like Rebecca Black says, “Gotta be fresh.”
3. Go for daily excursions. Especially if you don’t follow rule 1, you’ll need more adult beverages. Get some exercise to keep fit.
4. Make snow angels. This only really works for snow storms. Unless there is a freak spring storm OR the furlough lasts until winter. But I guess that rule implies that you should keep your thinking positive.