Honestly, I love the rain. One of my favorite sounds is the rain pouring against my window. Maybe I'm crazy, but it really doesn't bother me that when I get rained on (except maybe when I'm walking 25 minutes to class with my laptop). However, I completely understand that most people don't share that same sentiment! Even though I don't mind the rain, it can still be hard to think of exciting ways to pass the time when it's pouring down buckets outside! But don't worry, I've got you covered.
If you're thinking there couldn't possibly be that many indoor activities in such a small town, you're in for a treat. Of course, there's the classic rainy day list: have a Netflix movie marathon, bake some cookies, read a book, go to the library, etc. In addition to those, there's also so many other fun options! Although Oxford is known for being a small college town, there seems to be endless things to do. If you want to know a few of my favorite places to go when it's raining, keep reading!
You're Fired! is Oxford's only paint-your-own-pottery studio. I used to have so much more time for art (fun fact: I used to want to go to art school), but I've drifted away from it since I've been in college. The reason I love this place so much is because it's a super quick and easy way to be creative and have something to be proud of! You get to choose your clay piece and decorate it with whatever colors your heart desires. Then after seven days, you get to take a new bowl, mug, plate, vase, or other piece to add to your home!
If you're not too sure about making your own art, admire the artwork other people have created instead! The Miami Art Museum is part of the College of Creative Arts and is free and open to all. The exhibitions change frequently to showcase new artists, so even if you've been before, there's probably a new collection you have yet to discover!
Root Yoga and Miami Recreation Center offer yoga classes for all skill levels! Now usually I'm more of a classic gym-goer, but my friends and I love going to yoga classes if we want to get an intense yet relaxing workout in. Especially on a rainy day, it can be hard to find the motivation to go to the gym by yourself, so signing up for a group class is the perfect way to motivate yourself to be active.
I may not be the best bowler, but that sure doesn't stop me from trying. Renting a lane at Oxford Lanes is a fun way to spend an evening with a group of friends if you're trying to avoid the nasty weather outside. They have food and drinks available as well to fuel you through your games!
On a gloomy day, a warm cup of coffee at Kofenya is the perfect pick-me-up. Its quaint atmosphere makes the weather seem a lot less dreary and a lot more cozy. When it's raining all day, sometimes I have a (not-so-great) tendency to want to curl up on the couch and watch movies all day long. If I need to actually be productive or simply want to get out of the house with some friends, Kofenya is my favorite place to caffeinate!
Written Nov. 2, 2018
By Melanie Oesch
Enjoy Oxford Public Relations Intern