I was at a small art exhibition (held at a local cafe) this evening and I found myself talking to a stunningly attractive woman. (I believe, though, that she was only talking to me out of pity, for reasons which may become clear soon)
Anyway, the conversation turned to this and that, and she asked me:
This question stumped me a bit. The fact is, I don’t really do much in my spare time. I read a lot, and spend a lot of time on the internet of course, but there’s only a certain amount of conversational mileage to be had from a (non-technical) discussion of the internet, and reading, while a noble and intellectual pursuit, would (I felt) have left her thinking “Where’s the excitement? What of the zip and zest? What price the pizzazz”
I won’t bore you with what I actually said to her; suffice it to say that it was short, to the point, and if I could choose any moment of my life to reconsider and do over, that would be it.
I felt that the best thing I could possibly do was to place the entire affair in the hands of the interesting and amusing people at this message board. My question: What are some things I could do in my spare time that would Amuse and Delight my Many Acquaintances, and give me something to talk about at parties? What should a well-rounded, single, 26 year-old male be doing in his spare time to make people think he was remarkable, exciting and worthy of note?
There are some limits - I’m not a millionaire playboy, so no expensive suggestions
I’m aiming for something a bit mainstream too. Nothing too esoteric, so -
- just won’t do, I’m afraid (although I firmly support further research into this pivotal area of mathematics) Just something that would spark conversation and, incidentally, make me a more rounded, interesting person.
I look forward to reading your suggestions…