Hobbies, Reviewed

“I remember in grammar school the teacher asked if anyone had any hobbies. I was the only one with any hobbies and I had every hobby there was… name anything no matter how esoteric. I could have given everyone a hobby and still had 40 or 50 to take home.”

Cormac McCarthy

I’m not sure why Cormac said this, because it seems to me that his only hobbies are riding about on a horse and thinking about yucky things. Though he does make a nice point. Having a hobby makes you flex your head, keep boredom at bay, become a ‘broader’ person and possibly stave off loneliness. I’d say that I already have a good handful, but this year I decided to challenge myself, and try to take up 100 new ones. I will be giving objective accounts of my experiences, so that you too can understand if these activities will be worth ‘a fair go’.


1. Before placing judgement one should immerse themselves in the hobby for minimum of 90 minutes.
2. If one cannot physically participate at that moment, one should research that hobby until they have a good idea of how it works and what it is like.
3. The less you have to set up, and the less you have to pay, the better.
4. It should be something you can do alone, or at least without friends. The whole point is to have fun BY yourself.

  1. Audiobook Narration
  2. Hiking
  3. Snorkeling
  4. Consumption

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