"I've got a great ambition to die from exhaustion rather than boredom" -- Thomas Carlyle
What our Scottish philosopher friend is trying to say is that instead of being bored you need to be out there making the most of life instead of being that person no one wants to hang out with because you don't do anything. So, in an effort to save you from a life of being shunned, we're giving you 10 things to do in Dallas to save you from boredom, things that will get you out out of those sweatpants and out on the town. (Please, please change out of those sweatpants before you head out your door.)
Gaston Bazaar Tacos + custom tattoo shops + boot stores + A FREAKING LUCHA LIBRE SHOW EVERY SUNDAY = How could you ever possibly be bored when this wonderful slice of culture exists. Bonus: The wrestling of the Luchadores is often hilarious, and you can score some pretty sweet deals on jeans and custom boots if you can remember any of your high school Spanish. (3035 N. Buckner Blvd.)
Nicklerama It's like Dave & Busters, but with out all the obnoxious office parties, people on regrettable Tinder dates and weekend dad's who are just, like, "trying to connect." It's also run down, full of games that barely work, cheap as hell and next to weird sports bars. Stop being bored and get hammered, then play skeeball. It'll be like you're in a bad '90s indie movie. (1238 Belt Line Road, No. 300, Garland)
Get into an Argument on the Internet Hey, you have opinions, share them. Argue with people about those opinions, feel important because of that argument. And endlessly bore people by talking about said online argument. You'll basically be a member of the Dallas media after this.
Check out the Stores on Jefferson Boulevard Like there's this whole area of Oak Cliff not called Bishop Arts you've never been to, but you're not ready for that. So go a few blocks away to Jefferson and walk around all the lovely little shops and restaurants that are going to be driven away by rent increases in the next five years. You can talk about how great of a day you had being "ethnic."
Spec's Listen walking around Spec's is a magical experience because not only are you seeing all the booze in the universe, you're most likely sampling roughly half of it. So if you're bored, head to Walnut Hill Lane and Central Expressway 75, try some drinks, get advice on what bottles of tequila will make for the best paloma, and make sure you bring someone who can stay level to drive you home.
Ride the DART Rail Just jump on at a rail stop and really get to know you your fellow citizens. Is that a drug dealer? Is that a family on their way to the zoo who are really regretting the decision to not drive. Oh, look, people in costumes. What convention are they going to? Marvel at all the hardworking people who use the public transit everyday. Why can't they just drive?
Actually go to the Sixth Floor Museum This is one thing you've most likely never done unless a friend from out of town dragbged you there on a visit. You should correct this. It catalogs one of the most important moments in modern history, and you've never been because eh, it's there, you'll go one day. Stop being a lazy and get to the museum. You might learn a thing or two.
Heard Museum Listen, you can walk down a trail and come face to face with giant animatronic dinosaurs, or you can refresh Facebook for the 20th time in an hour. I say go walk with the dinos; your Instagram account will appreciate it.
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Trampoline Dodgeball DODGEBALL ON TRAMPOLINES! This is the best thing we've discovered since the British guy discovered Foot Golf and started dragging us to Lewisville every other weekend. This gets bonus points because it takes the game we dreaded in elementary school and adds FREAKIN' TRAMPOLINES! Think of all the lost confidence regained. Think of the potential knee injuries. You won't be bored when you're on painkillers and nursing a sprained MCL, we guarantee it. (1300 N. Central Expressway, Suite 300 Allen)