Post # 1
When someone asks me what I do for fun, I always feel awkward and give a “you know… hang out with friends, workout, read, etc…” (not that those things aren’t bad, but they’re really generic). I wish I had some cool thing I did! But I’ve hopeless-y awkward at every phyiscal activity I try and I’ve never found a sweet hobby I could absorb myself in.
So I want to ask the bees: What do YOU do for fun? 🙂
Post # 3
Alrighty..I’ll shamelessly admit it..I play frontierville on facebook. Typically, if I’m procrastinating work that I’m on the computer to do anyway.
But off the computer, I like to shop and rearrange furniture! HAHA I know it sounds ridiculous. I just like it because it feels like totally new space. anywayyyy…
Post # 4
@sorrycharlie: i think that’s sweet!
I guess I do have hobbies, but I always feel like they aren’t very “cool” to tell people about. Like I love reading resumes, and recently got into keeping a diary. And I volunteer for Junior Achievement (an organization that helps high school learns about making mini companies)
Post # 5
I hang out on Weddingbee.
I,too, am hopelessy awkward at stuff, and generic reading and hanging out with friends (read: drinking copious amounts of alcohol) is about my extent of fun hobbies. Oh, and watching all my tv shows.
I should really get out more.
Post # 6
I don’t have any ‘cool’ hobbies anymore. I used to play rugby, but that eventually sucked up all my free time and I didn’t enjoy it anymore. Also, I’m getting old, haha!
Yeah, I also dread the ‘What are you doing for fun?’ question. I’m on the Bee, on FB, watch TV, play with the cats, or read. I’m lame.
Post # 7
I think the Junior Achievement sounds interesting actually!
I sail, kayak, ski, and play soccer. I also love to read, but most people find it less interesting. I used to play WoW and I felt weird about people knowing that, I’d try to hide it.
Post # 8
@MissShork: Junior Achievement sounds pretty cool to me!
@kay01: Ha. The SO plays WoW, and I give him a hard time about it sometimes, lol. I call raid nights and dungeons his “nerd dates”. He takes it really good, though, he knows I’m just joking. Plus, I call him “my Hot Nerd”, so that makes it better, I think, lol.
Post # 9
@kay01: I’ve played WOW too… and also try to avoid telling people. My non gaming friends don’t get that side of me. lol
Post # 10
I coach middle school field hockey, direct high school drama club, refurnish furniture, and all of the basics, like reading, cooking, writing, and working out. I also LOVE photography and to kayak in the summer!
Post # 11
@MissShork: I think volunteering at just about anything is cooler than any “cool” hobby I can think of. 🙂
I like to bake, and for awhile I combined that with volunteering – I was part of a group called “community cooks” that provided meals to a local shelter. But then I got overwhelmed with stuff and had to drop out. 🙁 Hopefully when life settles down I’ll be able to start again.
I also love hiking, but it’s the kind of thing that’s a “couple of times a year” hobby, since I don’t have a car and don’t get out to the mountains much.
Post # 12
For the record, I know several ppl (other than the SO) irl who play WoW, and all of them are totally cool people. None of them are 40 year old virgins living in their parent’s basements, lol. (Just didn’t wannna come off like a WoW hater, or anything)
Post # 13
FB and I did some loom knitting while I was pregnant that I actually enjoyed…
Post # 14
@Wonderwoman217: No worries! Fortunately my SO played with me – I actually introduced him to it! I hadn’t played much prior though, and he got addicted super quickly so I was harassing him abt it. We just quit a few months ago though so I don’t have to hide it anymore.
Let’s see, another hobbies most people find odd: cross-stitching (admitedly not much in recent years). It’s funny when people see one I completed in high school and I tell them what it is – they stick their nose up on it in disbelief it’s a cross-stitch.
And some non-public hobby of late: Watching shows about Kate & Will, of course the bee, and watching reality shows like the bachlor(ette).
Fortunately I’m pretty involved in the earlier mentioned ones and they’re easy to talk about (on the board of a sailing non-profit) so most people don’t think to ask more – no need to confess these others!
Post # 15
@Wonderwoman217: FH used to play DnD online Friday, Saturday and some Sunday nights. I knew I freeweekends they had a time set up. Thankfully that’s stopped.
Usually saying “I’m in college” is enough to kill the “what do you do for fun” line of questioning. I used to say FH and I dance but I quit that organization (too much opposition to following the rules and as I president I would be the one sunk if the admin found out)
I guess baking, putsing on the internet and in the fall- marching around with the university’s biggest cult (marching band).
Hopefully in the spring I can add riding back on that list. I really miss it and it certainly helps with my knee problems.
Post # 16
I just got into thrift store finding. As in, I have been going to various thrift stores in my area and finding things that Id like to fix up. I can be crafty at times so Im trying to do that more. For example – I found a wooden breakfast in bed tray that I am going to paint white and add patterned yellow paper to the inside.
But typically I dont do anything awesome for fun. I hang out with my husband, play with my animals, watch my TV shows and on weekends go to new places or restaurants.