When a date asks you, “what do you like to do for fun?” or “what are your hobbies?” do you ever consider answering that honestly, instead of filtering the list for the ones that make you sound good?

I mean, I DO read a lot.  I DO love spending time with kids.  I DO actively seek out volunteer opportunies.  I DO love to cook.

But there are other ways I spend my time.  And I’m not about to say –

“Well, last Sat. Drea and I sat on her couch and watched a lot of TLC and picked at our pedicures and felt superior to the people on reality tv, and that was a pretty good day.”

“I like to take walks and honestly?  I look in people’s windows a lot.”

“I like to take my friend Aurora different places and see how long it takes her to say, ‘I LOVE this place!  We should come here all the time!!’  Usually about one and a half to two hours.  Everytime.  SO CUTE.”

“I’m pretty obsessive about eyebrow plucking.”

“I like to talk about my dating life with Drea, slightly too loudly, in the gym, while that gal and her personal trainer pretend not to listen.  Yeah, that’s pretty fun.”

“It’s hard to put it all in one catagory, but I end up using markers a lot.”

“If you spend as much time I do sorting recycling into the five different, labeled, and alphabetized cans under my sink, I’m pretty sure that counts as a ‘hobby’.”

“Finding stuff to stick googly eyes on.  Oh and giggling.”

“A lot of my time goes into talking myself out of buying stuff I find at thrift stores, but I suppose this is more Drea or Buckman’s hobby.”

“Sometimes I play a full hour of Flood-It on my iPhone in bed before I fall asleep.”

“Spotting the differences between the snails in my fish tank so that I can tell them apart once I’ve named them.”

And of course I don’t really mention how much time I spend taking pictures of myself, but I’m pretty sure Facebook spills the beans on that one.

So what do you do for fun?

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