What do you do for fun?

@TLChimes (4838)
United States
February 16, 2009 1:11pm CST
What brings you smiles and inner peace? I enjoy reading. I spend time writing. The family likes parks and playing games together. My son plays guitar. My daughter is creating a comic hero that saves the Earth. What do you do? What about your family? Do you spend money to have a good time or is cheap thrills? We have little extra money wise so I tend to find things we don't have to pay for or that has a less expensive way to go. Like instead of spending $6 a person to go to the movies, we spend that to rent two and make our own popcorn and nachos.
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@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I enjoy reading as well, and my fiance and I will play video games separetely or together. Most of the time it's things like that. We aren't much for expensive things, so staying home and having fun reading, writing, and playing games is the way for us.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I love playing games as a couple! I read but hubby doesn't so I'll sit with him while he watches tv or draws. It's a little thing but it's couple time that's hard to come by once you become parents.
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@syankee525 (6293)
• United States
17 Feb 09
i like playing vidoe games, as well writing like songs. i used to play the guitar had to stop for awhile, haven't gotten back into it.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I have found that a lot of use music to sooth our mortal souls.... I'm hearing some now... I need to think what song.... American Pie maybe? Anyway... I'm not really good at video games. I like things like the puzzle games. I listen to music because I haven't ever been good at singing, writing, or otherwise. *shrug* I'm thankful to those who can.
• United States
17 Feb 09
it's actully not as hard to write songs just learning the right format and some do and dont well doing it. i got started by writing poetry and my wife got me into writing songs.
@nathanye (196)
• China
17 Feb 09
For me, I think jogging may be the most efficient way to get rid of frastructure and pressure. Every time when I have many things to think about, or I am in low mode, I would like to jog along the river. It is so good to have fresh air around you and clean water beside you. And sometimes I may go with my friend, but I prefer to go alone mostly to enjoy a moment of peace in this crowded city. Besides, jogging also gives me a healthy body. I am not so sure of my other family members. My father probably smokes, but he is quiting now. So I am afraid it should be reading. My mother usually watching or knitting. My sister may go to KTV, LOL. As we are not a rich family, we don't spend much money on other entertainments. But I am making money now, we shall be able to enjoy more funs in the future.
@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
It sounds as if you've mastered the art of enjoying your own company. Good Job! I too enjoy the water. I'm not a jogger but the water is very good medicine for the soul.
@nathanye (196)
• China
8 Mar 09
Thanks for the common sense.
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@eichs1 (1934)
• Philippines
12 Mar 09
Just seating in the living room together with my family watching television show/movie, or playing board games, or just simply talking about anything under the sun is a great fun for me. Each one has work or school to attend to daily so we treasure when we have such not so frequent moments. Personally, a good book will also keep me entertained and be at peace with the world and so is spending some time playing with my pets.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
12 Mar 09
Simply wonderful!!! Books are a great peace. and family. Thank you for responding!
@MsTickle (25136)
• Australia
19 Feb 09
I live alone ...believe me that is not much fun. I read a little and watch my DVDs over and over...my faves that is. I spend lots of time online. I wish I was a better drawer and painter because I would love to spend time doing that...it's no fun when you ain't good at it.. I love doing things on the cheap too. When I lived with my Dad a few years ago, I started buying ice cream cones and when he was watching the football on TV I would make him an ice cream...they were soooo good, he just loved them (he will be 96 in June), sometimes he would have2 or 3 lol. You've given me an idea...I think he might like nachos as well...about the only thing that gives him joy is being able to actually chew and taste something. He can't eat meat anymore cos of his teeth or lack of them and his taste buds have pretty much gone. Thanks
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
19 Feb 09
The fact that you care enough to find a cool neat thing to do with dad.... that shows how cool you are. Great job! My dad has ice cream before bed every night. I pretend to yell at him because it's bad to have sugar filled dairy before bed when you are on insulin but you know, it's a small thing in the scheme of things. I like my time online... it gives me a chance to talk to people over the age of 8.
17 Feb 09
For me playing with children and answering to their questions gives me lot fun
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Kids are great for fun! Thanks for responding!
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• China
17 Feb 09
reading and music are my favour rest ways!but surf the internet is not a bad choice!
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Reading is a great way to have fun, music is neat, and surfing the Net is a neat way to touch other people.
@ddfreedie (690)
• India
17 Feb 09
i spend time on reading books and browsing..apart from these on the weekends i used to go out with my family and friends.....my fav pass time is playing cricket and watching movies
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Great pass times! I'm not to clear on Cricket but I hear good things from other friends. Thank you so much for responding.
@m2ponce (103)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
i enjoy blogging. activities that i enjoy with my family is going to the park, playing arcade games with my son and eating pizza and pasta. i also love to cook and i do this for fun. when i am with my friends, i enjoy going to motor shows and sports events. finally if i have a little savings, i make it a point to enjoy nature with my family and go to the beach, go birdwatching or go camping.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Sounds wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing it with us.
• China
17 Feb 09
inner peace is wonderful status,i want it all the time. fbut for many year, i don't have it, i am busy for dream,love,expection by others.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Then I will wish it for you. I wish you a chance to learn how to find that inner peace even with all the busy stuff going on. I hope you can find even little things that make you smile and that bring you to a good place.
@jpso138 (7860)
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
Sunset at Camotes Island - The picture was taken when I went went my family in an island of Cebu. This is the sunset at Mangudlong Beach Resort.
Well, I love nature. So usually when I do not have anything to do, I go to good places where I can relax and have fun. Its like a short vacation. I go with my family and we usually do it on weekends. It could be in a beach or in the mountains. Its really great and fun.
@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I love the sunset picture. Nature is a wonderful place to find your smiles. I love sitting on the porch watching the sun come up. Thanks!
@1rickyme (146)
• India
17 Feb 09
when I am bored sitting at my home from morning to evening. I just move out with my friends for a while will have some gossip together, we make comments on each other and pass some time, then we return back to home it makes us feel pleasant from inner
@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Good going! I love the pleasant feeling a good friend leaves with me.
• China
17 Feb 09
Oh. I enjoy reading,running and watching TV series like DH and HOUSE. Sometimes I am nuts about these. Read books or watch TV for tens of hours. Run for couples of hours.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I love House! I'm not a runner but have heard that it's a good way to find a great calm. Thank you for sharing!
• Philippines
17 Feb 09
I'm very temperamental when it comes to hobbies, but it all rotates in writing, MyLotting, playing the keyboard, drawing, reading or cooking.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I bet you don't sit still much. I float between things too when I get restless. Thank you for responding!
@dropofrain (1168)
• India
17 Feb 09
To have fun, I tend to go out with the friends or relatives. SOmetimes I do read books or I go out for shopping. To have fun I sometimes watch television or play some game with my sister.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
I like how you listed family and friends first.... you like to be around people. I do too but I'm not good in crowds.
@r0ck_r0ck (1953)
• India
17 Feb 09
i am leaving alone here, busy with studies and work, but when ever i get some extra time i do go out with frnds, hangout and stuffs. or ima just get on the internet and play some games, thats it. Reading is a great way to pass your time, but since amm no in to reading dat much, i try to do other things.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
17 Feb 09
Thank you for your responce! We all find our smiles, our peace in different ways but if they work for us then it's all good.
• United States
16 Feb 09
We dont do as much as we use to do, as money has gotten tighter for us and we also have another child as well..she just turned 1 so now we could get out more, but it is so cold out, we have to wait til summer... when that comes around we have 3 parks near us that we love to go to... it is harder during the winter to find things to do that doesnt cost money, even if you go somewhere like bowling they charge for everything down to the rental of shoes... so we rent movies and stay home... and when the gas prices rocketted we couldnt even get out to much then either... so we got use to being home more...LOL
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
16 Feb 09
In the winter we buy the girls a happy meal and let them play at the play thing in McDonalds. We are a bit of health nuts so they get milk and apples but they think it's great. The littlest one is 18 months and disabled so he doesn't need the meal and doesn't play as much but he loves to watch the other kids. We do this a couple of times a month. I take a book to read. Hubby gets in there and plays so I'm off duty unless one of them is with us. It's really great.
@MinruWind (194)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I enjoy reading, writing, drawing, games, traveling and going on the computer. (I'm sure there's more, but that's all I can think of right now.) My family is pretty active. Some of my other relatives just came over to the neighborhood, so it's kind of busy. Though most of my family loves to be outside. I often save money for something big, like for my family to travel to a place the whole family would like. (Only once or twice a year though, since traveling costs are going up.) Though occasionally, we buy smaller things to enjoy at home, like buying board games, renting movies, etc.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Bar B Ques? I miss the big family cook outs we had in the summers back home. Everyone brought something so no one had to overly spend. The guys cooked, Ladies did what we do best, and the kids ran around being kids. I miss having more family close.
@soulist (2985)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I enjoy reading and writing. I read and then get inspired so I will write something. I also spend time with my friends or video chat with my boyfriend. I am working on finding different ways to do things without spending money, my boyfriend loves to fish and I'm not much of a fisher, so I will go and sit with him while he fishes just so I can be with him.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I was like that with my dad. I'd go and read while he fished. We would talk about all the things we didn't talk about in the "real world" I loved it. I always felt closer to him.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I am a very engergetic person, I like to spend time outside, go swimming, biking, surfing all kinds of fun stuff.
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@TLChimes (4838)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Sounds like a fun life style. I bet you are the type that gets a little crazy if you have to sit in one place too long. My sis is like that... always doing something.