Monday, March 20, 2006

[What_Do_29_Year Olds Do] || [I_Need_A_Hobby]

Lately I've been asking myself what sort of things 29-year-olds do for fun, more specifically what do 29-year-olds living alone in a college town where the average age is 22 do for fun. I neither long for nor enjoy the club scene, nor am I a fan of the Bluegrass and Country and Western music scene that festers within the town, and I'm especially not interested in visiting the porn shops and strip clubs that are listed under the "adult entertainment" section of the local newspaper. Listening to the neighbor having sex just doesn't excite me as much anymore and there's just so much television a person can watch without getting bored!

I knew my life hit rock-bottom the other day when I found myself sitting in the local Barnes and Noble bookstore looking at books on knitting and sewing for over an hour. I guess blogging and going to the gym would be considered hobbies; however, I consider both activities to be an integral part of my life and should be separated from hobbies (at least as far as my defintion of hobby goes). Chatting online used to be an awesome hobby, until I realized that most of my friends don't want to talk to me anymore!

For a while I was totally into the model car kit scene, until I realized that I had managed to get model paint over every conceivable surface of my apartment, including the kitchen sink and I was usually way to high from the glue to put the pieces in their proper positions. Not to mention the embarassing moment where I had residual glue on my fingertips and went to use the restroom...I'll leave the rest up to your imagination, but just so you know, most of the skin and hair has already grown back. Speaking of hair, a few weeks ago I blogged about shaving all the hair from my arms, legs, and chest. Since then, I've shaved all the hair from my head as well--yes, you guessed it, body-shaving has become a new hobby of mine; however, it's not that great of an activity, since I tend to run out of hair to shave quite rapidly.

Well, suffice it to say, I've found myself a brand new hobby and I think it's gonna work really well! I've decided to take my programming skills and use it for the greater good of mankind by writing free software to benefit educators. Yes ladies and gentlemen, I've become an open-source code hacker at http://www.sourceforge.net! What does this mean? Well, for starters, it means that I'll actually have stuff to come home and do in the evenings after I get home from the gym and I'll be improving on my programming abilities (which is already pretty sharp because of the courses I teach). Hell, at some point in time, I might actually pick up another hobby, such as "pursuing a Doctorate in Computer Science". Do you have any suggestions for hobbies that I might like?

{Nuff Said}

10 Comments:

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Stunner said...

Good that you found a hooby, and I'm glad you didn't actually take up Knitting!

 
At 1:44 PM, Blogger Stunner said...

That should have been hobby!

 
At 1:47 PM, Blogger Dr. D. said...

Books on KNITTING!!?? A wah de blurdcleat you talk?

You shaved your legs too??

Man, I not so sure, but you really sound like you a get bored. Man need fe get out. Go, knock on that neighbour's door.....offer her some good Jamdown length! ;-)

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Abeni said...

Knitting-getting in touch with the feminine side are you:)When am really bored I play online games-word ones most the time.You can give it a try

 
At 7:39 AM, Blogger Scratchie said...

Knitting sounds good....the body shaving is raising nuff nuff questions......

 
At 11:37 AM, Blogger Campfyah said...

My man yuh need a muchaca tuh keep yuh mind occupied. When I'm bored, I read or just do all the little chores that I usually neglect to do, like file all the bank statements, bills, ect. As for a hobby, try somethig physical, kill two birds with one stone.

 
At 8:58 AM, Blogger Ri said...

I agree on the muchacha. Or try an Ipod or something. Theres no hair left to shave.

 
At 8:16 AM, Blogger Fyr said...

Ummm... hey AngryDawg. Think this might be my first time here for a while, if at all. But I had to comment on this post....

I would suggest gaming, but am sure you don't really want an addiction. Outside of that... hiking? photography? bird watching? jigsaw puzzles?

Just throwing things out here... stop me when you've had enough... :)

 
At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Body Shave said...

Creating software sounds neat.Better than knitting :) For my hobby to assist people I set up a how to information site on shaving and hair removal at www.fullbodyshaving.com Julie

p.s. I will look forward to seeing the software you make.

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger sans said...

I think I can relate!

 

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