Since I missed out on the last Weekend Assignment, I thought I should get an early start on this one. For this Weekend Assignment Karen wants to know what we do for fun.
Weekend Assignment #218: What do you do to have fun? Since you're reading this blog, let's assume that one of your leisure activities is blogging and reading blogs; we don't need to rehash that one, nor the subject of books, which we covered just recently. What else do you do for fun? Are you a runner, a hiker, a birdwatcher, a surfer? Or do you prefer to lie on a beach? Is cooking a joy rather than a chore? What do you enjoy doing, when you're not doing the usual stuff?
I have a few things that I like to do. I like to play golf. I'm not great at it, but I usually have a good time. I like getting outside and trying to get that stupid ball in the stupid hole. No, I never get irritated while I play it, why do you ask? I really do enjoy it though, it's one sport that you can play even if you aren't all that good at it. For the most part, you are playing against the course, not other people. Plus, you get to see nature, get a tan, and get drinks from someone who drives out to you in a cart loaded with food and drink. It's like having a butler following you around. Did I mention it's a sport?
I do some running, too. I run 5K's once-in-awhile, and I'm planning on running a 9.5 mile race in early fall. That is going to be tough. Part of it I do for fun and part I do to try to get into, and stay, in shape. I would say the races are fun, but sometimes the training runs can be a drag; mostly because I'd rather play golf, or sleep.
I don't get to do it much anymore, but I do like video games. I have a Playstation 2 that I like to play when I can. I mostly play the war games or some of the sport games. I can play a mean round of golf on the Playstation! I don't get to play much, but my son and I will play Lego Star Wars. He isn't that great at it so I have to take control of his character sometimes. We play to win, you know. Now that the fall TV season is over I will probably play some more at night.
Extra Credit: What fun thing (no restrictions) do you plan to do next?
I don't really have anything planned. My wife is going out of town next week so I am going to rent some "guy" movies, but that really isn't fun. I'll try to think of something to do.
There you have it. What do you like to do?