Between my dissertation (wearisome), my job (boring), and my political activities (annoying), the only fun things I do anymore are chat with Brazen, watch old Buffy episodes, and irritate my pets.
I need a hobby. Any suggestions?
Hang-gliding is really fun.By kermitthefrog, at 10:33 AM
I hate to point out the obvious, but politics is the best kind of hobby a person can have. A hobby is ostensibly supposed to be a pleasant distraction from the rest of life, as if life is terrible without a good hobby to keep you busy. However, when politics operates as it should - participatory, deliberative, discursive, and egalitarian - there is no hobby that can top politics, because politics turns life into a wonderful experience. What you are complaining about is the poor state of politics right now. I agree, today's political environment certainly requires a hobby to escape from it, at least momentarily. But if Clinton, Obama and Edwards get their way, politics will no longer be so unpleasant. Instead, it will be our main source of joy. I always tell my students to pursue politics if only because they will probably find their future spouse by working on an exciting campaign, and they will at least find true friends who share their interests and passions.By Marriah, at 1:36 PM
And I thought I was monomanical.By Arbitrista (formerly Publius), at 3:03 PM
Wow, I have been slowly working my way through buffy as of late. Just finished season 2 (never watched the show previously)By Crawlspace, at 7:37 PM
You should build something. Or bake pastries.
Baking is good. Men who knit are considered to be among the sexiest of their species ... mayhaps you could write some political mad libs? Watch the Office (american version)? Plan a visit to see me? :)By shrinkykitten, at 7:40 PM
Buffy isn't enough of a hobby for you?? Mr. WER and I have been accumulating and watching Buffy seasons as if the Hellmouth were about to open up and swallow us whole tomorrow!By Wild Eyed Rose, at 5:55 PM
What is it about Buffy lately. It's like there's some sort of nostalgia binge going on.By Arbitrista (formerly Publius), at 11:07 AM
Or it's just that there's nothing but crap on TV these days.