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Uninspired?
An old friend (he's not old, I've just known him for a long time) wrote the following in an email:
Aside from changing major parts of your life simultaneously, what have you been doing in the way of hobbies? Is music still part of your life?


This seems like a perfectly harmless question, right? But I really don't have an answer to that. Do I even HAVE hobbies anymore? Gosh. Not really. Am I that boring? I mean, I want to learn to play golf, but I haven't yet, so that's not a hobby yet. And there's that needlepoint project that I've been working on for two years. But it's just sitting there begging to be worked on. And I could say knitting or crocheting, except I haven't done that in a long time either because it hurts my wrists. And there's always reading, but that's not really a hobby, that's a way of life. I hate gardening, I'm not a hiker, I've never been canoing or rafting, I'm not an artist, I'm no longer a musician.

So what the heck kind of boring person am I?

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yarbiedoll From: yarbiedoll Date: July 26th, 2004 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
A witty one. ;)
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yermie From: yermie Date: July 26th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

Pick your favorite....

Vertical.

Short.

Jewish.

Married.

Not_all_dead

Busy

Twitterpated

Disfranjellulated.

Antidisestablishmentarianistic.

Hot.

Cold.

Plaid.

Happy.

Friendly.

Outgoing.

Pleasant.

...

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fheyd From: fheyd Date: July 26th, 2004 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fear not, for i had the same exact thought about myself recently (although I couldn't even consider crafty stuff like needlepoint or knitting). I really think it's just this time in our lives, that or part of our personalities. We can only go so long without feeling like we're putting off something that really needs to be done. Although I do admit that I tend to do the things that need to be done that I like before all the others - like looking for houses instead of cleaning or doing laundry. Besides, as long as you and Seth are happy with what you're dong, life is good ;)
gwiii From: gwiii Date: July 27th, 2004 03:41 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't think you boring, but I need to ask.

Just how "unboring" does knitting or crocheting make a person? I just ask because I have no idea. But I have never heard anyone say "Man oh Man you should have seen me knit one pearl two last night!" and mean crocheting. Usally the responce is "I do alot of really fun things that you don't and crocheting."

But I am in the same boat, all those things that I used to love to do have taken a back seat to house ownership. I guess my new hobby is plumbing and man is that sad.
From: gittygiggles Date: July 27th, 2004 04:21 am (UTC) (Link)
i have no hobbies either. want to be boring together?
From: bodnej Date: July 27th, 2004 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Just some advice: if you want to be less boring, golf is not the answer. Unless you are going to start going out in public wearing golf pants and that little hat with the pom-pom on top.

Also, using the phrase "realness of truth" in a song shows that you are reaching for rhyme and meter. But that's more Guns-n-Roses' problem than yours.
cellio From: cellio Date: July 27th, 2004 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
It's natural for things to get put on hold in the midst of major changes like a new job and a new house. I don't think you're boring, and I think when you have some more time you'll find fun ways to fill it.
leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: July 27th, 2004 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to have hobbies and I used to have an active social life. Then, six years ago, I got married. Now we do things together, more or less, and I have other responsibilities and things I want to pursue. I also read a lot, but I always have. My husband used to question why he has hobbies and I don't. There isn't a great answer for that except that I feel more obligated towards a home life than I do, say, golf or a gaming group. I am just not interested and quite frankly, usually too tired from working full-time to go out and find other activities.
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From: have_inner_lady Date: July 28th, 2004 11:44 am (UTC) (Link)
golf: come out and visit us, then. the course here is excellent.
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