4. Find someone to cuddle with
It's practically against the law to go through a major snow storm or blizzard without snuggling up under a zillion blankets with your significant other, or if you're single, an attractive and willing cuddle buddy. As with previous storms, a shitload of people will be online posting, swiping, messaging, and probably -- hopefully -- meeting IRL to help "keep each other warm" or whatever the hell you want to call having sex all goddam day.
Literally cuddling up with someone is nice, too, but if that's not in the cards, hanging out with your roommate(s) and a few friends can't hurt, especially if you're willing to share all that booze you just bought. Sure as hell beats shoveling.
5. Stock up on condoms
Should you be lucky enough to, uh, ride out the storm having sex, it's on you to add the necessary provisions -- condoms, lube, and whatever else you need to make it fun and safe -- to your shopping list, so that whoever you end up hooking up with doesn't travel through the cold and snow to find you tragically unprepared. That's not sexy at all. And as always, you guys, be safe out there... or, as it would be, in there.
6. Knock out chores
Chores don't sound like fun, but what we mean to say is there are plenty more things you can do that could end up making Winter Storm Jonas more bearable. Food, booze, and entertainment are no-brainers, but what about clean underwear? With well over 24 hours before the storm hits (if you're in NYC), you've got plenty of time to run a few errands and get your shit together.
For example, now would be a great time to get your laundry done so that 1) you've got plenty of clean, warm clothes for the weekend, and 2) you can sail into the next work week with your full wardrobe. Stopping at the bank, sending what little if any physical mail you've got, and taking out the trash -- to prevent your apartment from smelling -- could also be easy, but helpful measures to take... while you still can.
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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and is actually looking forward to spending the entire day in bed and watching the snow fall. Send news tips to email@example.com and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.