10 things government employees can do now that they’re on unpaid vacation [SLIDESHOW]

No government? No problem.

Here’s a list of ten things that furloughed federal employees can do while they are on an unscheduled, unpaid vacation.

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  • Watch the beginning of the MLB postseason. Baseball is, after all, America's pastime. (Image: Getty).
  • Speaking of museums and memorials that are open, the National Spy Museum is still open, as are several in Washington, D.C. Use this as an opportunity to explore the parts of D.C. that might be lesser-known. (Image: Getty).
  • Storm the World War II Memorial. This guy did it Tuesday morning, when groups of World War II veterans from Iowa and Mississippi stormed the gates at the World War II memorial, even though it was closed. (Image: Getty).
  • Look at online pictures of animals, like Tian Tian the panda, since you won't be able to see them in person at the Smithsonian Zoo in D.C. All Smithsonian museums are closed as a part of the government shutdown. (Image: Getty).
  • Step up your LinkedIn game. Rewrite your cover letter, update your resumé, make some connections. You might need them if the shutdown continues. (Screenshot: Jake Harris).
  • Try to sign up for Obamacare. Or not, whatever. It was easier to get iOS7 than it is to sign up for Obamacare today. (Screenshot: Jake Harris.)
  • Fly somewhere for vacation- air travel isn't suspended as a part of the shutdown, so feel free to use this as a vacation. (Image: Flickr).
  • Catch up on all that TV you've been missing. It wouldn't be the first time someone's wasted a day away binge-watching "Breaking Bad." (Image: Flickr).
  • Drink. Get over your sorrows from the shutdown, or celebrate having the day off- either one is cause for a drink. (Image: Flickr).