So you’re stuck at a party and there’s no cab to be found. You have to spend the night there and maybe even the whole week. But there is a consolation, you can write a poem! This is pretty sweet. You’ll be able to create something that will make the person you’re talking to wish they were stuck in a snowstorm too. But before we begin, it’s important to note that this isn’t actually what happened to Robert Pattinson. The actor is currently filming in New York and his Instagram posts from the past two weeks offer no signs of him being trapped in a snowstorm. Still, let’s give it a try. Maybe you’ll get lucky and it’ll stick. Happy writing!

What To Do If You Are Trapped In An Impromptu Snowstorm

If your Instagram is anything like Robert Pattinson’s, you’ll notice that he’s posted a number of pretty adorable pictures while on set. In many of the pictures, he’s got a huge grin on his face and is posing with co-stars and crew members. While the actor is probably having a blast, you have to admit that it isn’t the most comfortable of pics. Especially since you aren’t able to see the whole cast and crew in the shot. There are a few ways you can make the most of this unexpected situation and write a poem that will bring a smile to your Instagram followers’ faces too. Here are some ideas:

Create Some Entertainment

This mightn’t be the most thrilling of suggestions, but as long as you’re stuck inside you might as well try to have some fun. Start a snowball fight with your family and friends or get some snowballs and snow globes and battle it out. If the snowballs start to look a little dull, get some marshmallows and meringues to add some pizzaz to the game. Maybe your family and friends can bring their snowballs too so there’ll be plenty to go around. This is a great way to pass the time and have some fun while being stuck inside during a snowstorm. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for when the next snowstorm comes along. (And it will. It really will.)

Play Some Video Games

If you’re really stuck inside and have nothing better to do, it’s probably time for you to start playing some games. The graphics might be a little lacking but it’s the perfect opportunity to test out your Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch. There are quite a few games out there that will make you wish you were trapped in a snowstorm too. The graphics wouldn’t look as good as they do in real life though, so don’t get too attached to the screen. It’s also a good idea to play some games in the presence of others. This will help relieve the monotony and make the time pass more quickly. (It also helps that other people are around to make the time pass more quickly.)

Make A List Of Fun Facts

It’s always a good idea to make a list of fun facts about the location you’re in. You can do this on paper or on your cellphone’s notepad. (If you do choose to make a list on your phone, don’t forget to remove the extra information afterward so it doesn’t get cluttered up. Especially if you’re running low on storage.

The more you know about the place you’re in, the better. This will make it much easier for you to write something worthwhile. The lists can be pretty hilarious. For example, if you’re in a really old house and it has these long, winding staircases, it’s going to be pretty hard to make it to the bottom without tripping. So it would be a good idea to make a list of funny facts about the staircases. Like, is there a handrail at the top? Does each step lead to a different floor or is it the same all the way through? Do the walls have an odd vibe? Are there spiders in the house too? You’re going to have a lot of fun fact-making once the snowstorm clears and you’re back on the street. (Hopefully, this will make it to the street. Or whatever the case may be.)

Try Something New

This one might be a bit dangerous, depending on the person you’re talking to. Still, it’s always a good idea to try something new. Especially if you can get away with it. You’re stuck inside the house, after all. So, what’s the harm in trying out some new cooking techniques? You might surprise yourself once you get the hang of it. And if you follow a few simple rules, you’ll be able to master any new recipe. For example, when it comes to desserts, a lot of recipes call for the use of a torch. You might not have one near you, so you’ll have to make do with a stove or an oven. Follow whatever makes the recipe easiest to follow. This could be either one of those appliances or it could be a different method completely. There are hundreds of ways to make a perfect pie crust, so don’t be afraid to experiment a bit.

The important thing is that you try something new. Sometimes the best way out of a difficult situation is by stumbling upon a new way of solving the problem. Or, at least, making it easier. (This is assuming that you’re finding a way to solve the problem. If not, you might end up making it worse. But that’s a whole other story.) So, in a nutshell, try something new. If it doesn’t work out, at least you tried something new. (Or, at least, you made it easier. Again, this is assuming you can find a way to solve the problem. Once the problem goes un-solved, it’s back to square one.)

Watch Some TV Shows

Another way to pass the time and have some fun is by watching TV shows. There are hundreds of amazing shows out there and if you’re bored, there’s definitely something to watch. There are also a few shows that will make you wish you were trapped in a snowstorm too. For example, Mr. Pickles has a running joke where he refers to himself in the third person as Mr. Pickles. Sometimes he’ll even say, “Mr. Pickles has a secret…” and then follow it up with, “…that he will never, ever tell.” Sound familiar? That’s basically what you’re experiencing right now. (It’s also what Matt McGorry experiences in Silence.)

While watching TV shows, it’s important to be mindful of what channel you’re on. There are a number of shows on cable that aren’t suitable for children. Especially older children. (It’s always a good idea to check the shows’ ages before you bring your kids to watch them anyway.) If you’re on the move, make sure you don’t bring any undesirable content with you. Otherwise, you’ll be leaving yourself open to legal issues. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that the world is a dangerous place and you don’t want your kids to grow up in a protective bubble. So, while you’re stuck inside, why not expose them to as much reality as possible? They’ll thank you for it later. (They might even write you a letter.)

Hopefully, this article will help you find the joy of writing even in this bleak situation. Still, remember to stay safe inside the house and make sure you keep your phone on you at all times. This is important if you want to ensure that you can always reach someone if you have questions or need help. (Someone other than a lawyer, at least.)