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Just Some Absolutely Perfect Ways To Kill Time This Week

What to watch, play, read, eat, and more.

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1. Watch Z Nation.


BuzzFeed user FirstClassKiller offered this up in repsonse to last week's suggestions, quoting this tumblr post to list the show's many pros: "Has a POC woman as the leader, [and] a bisexual woman who struggled with PTSD as the second in command. Has an original plot, despite being set in the zombie apocalypse. The kinds of zombies vary. Casts actual Native Americans and Mexicans to be in the show. The humor is actually good and there’s always something in every episode to make you laugh. They make references to actual zombie lore all the time."

I mean, I'm sold.

Watch it on Netflix.

If you're not sold, how about catching up or re-watching Orphan Black? "Tatiana Maslany is amazing in it, and she just won an Emmy too," says Kassy. Kassy is RIGHT. Watch it on Netflix UK.

2. Read The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead.

Little, Brown

This is Elizabeth's current read, and should probably be your next one. Listed for Oprah's book club and generating buzz all over, Whitehead's newest novel is the epic story of Ceaser and Cora, slaves who escape their Georgia plantation.

Buy a copy here.

If you can't commit to a book right now, how about this list of completely engrossing Wikipedia pages?

3. Listen to Tropical Gypsy by Molotov Jukebox.

Rebecca says: "Like their previous two albums, it's an absolute banger of Spanish, Balkan, and swing-influenced, genre-defying fun, led by Natalia Tena's gorgeous accordion and vocals. It will have you packing up your tent and heading for the nearest festival, or at the very least, having a dance underneath a sun you'll have no trouble conjuring in your imagination thanks to the album's canopy of tropical sounds."

Listen on Spotify.

And/or enjoy these excellent songs for autumn.


5. Cook these pizza onion rings.

Proper Tasty

I mean do I really have to try and sell pizza onion rings to you? I think we're all on the same page here. These are rings of fried batter stuffed with not only onion, but also other pizza stuff. I'm talking marinara. I'm talking pepperoni. I'm talking cheese.

You're in the kitchen already, aren't you?

Get the recipe here.

If you're in the mood for dessert, how about this apple strudel you can make in a toastie press?

6. Try this paper cut activity book.

This adorable workbook from Poppy Chancellor is the perfect solution for idle hands. Make centerpieces, masks, and adorable cards with the printed cutouts. There's even a printable version available.

Get a copy here.

Not into it? Consider sitting yourself down and writing a list of the worst possible names for dogs. This is my favourite boredom buster and reminds me how truly hilarious and also tasteful I am. Endless fun, I promise you.

7. Follow @tasteofstreep on Instagram.

So yeah. It's photos of Queen Meryl poorly photoshopped on the food and then overlayed onto horrible textures. What else can I say. It's the Marmite of social accounts, but I for one, am hooked.

Follow @tasteofstreep here.

If you insist on an alternative, History in Pictures is very cool.

This is a weekly series. Let me know how you're killing time in the comments or @ me for a chance to be featured next week!