As my workmate and friend James reminded us a couple of days ago, Euro 2008 is just around the corner. I guess he and my other colleagues in the office will be happy to have soccer games every other day and discuss over the referee’s unfair decision about that borderline offside in the last minute of the match… but certainly not me.
I don’t like football at all, which means that during the next couple of weeks I’ll have to look for different ways to amuse myself. However I’m sure software will be very helpful in finding alternatives to Euro 2008:
- Movies or TV series – I think I’ll grab hold of my Ant Movie Catalog movie database to watch a few good old classics again. And if I grow tired of cinema, I can always use TED to get the latest episodes of my favorite TV show.
- Reading – What about eBooks? There are literally thousands to choose from and plus you can easily take them anywhere with your mobile device.
- Exercising – The fact that I don’t like football doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy other sports. This can be the perfect time to start working out and manage my results with SportsTracker.
- Traveling – High budgets only: run away from Euro 2008 with a good traveling guide like the Schmap ones, also available for the iPhone. Don’t forget to check the weather forecast before leaving!
- Games – Probably the best software alternative out there! Just check out the impressive games collection at Softonic and choose the one you like most.
- Other hobbies – There are dozens to choose: from collecting stamps to sudokus, including also crafts like painting and cross-stitching.