Daily Archives: Monday, 12:00, December 12, 2011
Often driven by our boredom and a need to seek meaning and purpose, we humans have developed what is perhaps unique in the animal kingdom, though I have my reservations…
More so than any other species, we engage in hobbies, often quite sophisticated ones, to divert and entertain ourselves.
I make a point of keeping my interests fairly diverse for reasons of good psychological health, though sometimes less than I’d like to…Some things just aren’t my cup of Orange Pekoe brew.
I collect coins and bills of various denominations from different parts of the world, there is my ever-growing fossil collection, my 1970s and early 2000s Micronaut collections, both displayed in my curio cabinet, and a host of plastic miniatures and tokens for various role-playing, board, and military wargames.
There is my collection of plastic and plush Cthulhus on my bookshelves, shelves slowly filling due to my tendency to collect books that catch my eye,
like a literary pack rat that I am.
I make a point to do what I like, and like what I do, and sometimes if not interested initially, that can be changed.
I play tabletop role-playing games, though I’ve no interest in MMORPGs. Despite kickin’ it with the early video games of the 1980s, I now rarely get involved in computer gaming, and those I do play tend to be software versions of physical board and card games, like Chess and Solitaire.
Sometimes I draw, though I don’t consider myself a professional quality artist with any media, even with making my fractals.
I introspect and otherwise like to think about things, though I don’t style myself a ‘philosopher’ by any stretch of the imagination…
All of which leads to this…
Which three hobbies of yours have top priority when spare time makes itself had? Why?
MNQ is a question that I pose to you, my readers, and is posted each Monday at 12:00 PM. Do feel free to comment, and don’t worry yerselves overmuch… I’m not an ogre and I don’t bite…much.