What do you do for fun?

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We attended this classical ballet last August.

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One of the questions I always ask people is, “What do you do for fun?”

Sometimes, they say they like to go drinking with their friends.  That’s something I never do, because I don’t drink.

They say they like to travel.  That’s something I no longer do, because I am not well enough to travel.  However, I have already traveled the world and actually worked in Thailand as well as California and New York.

They say they like to exercise, garden, swim and hike.  That’s something I don’t do, because I tend to be sedentary.

They say they like to listen to jazz at the Blue Note.  That’s something I don’t do, because I don’t like jazz.

And so it goes.

Yesterday, David and I bought tickets to three Broadway productions at the Blaisdell:  “Phantom of the Opera,” “The Illusionists,” and “Rent.”  These tickets came as a set for all three productions.  We were lucky to buy the seats we wanted in the balcony.  These productions are scheduled for August, October, and December of this year.

We also subscribe to the Hawaii Symphony, Hawaii Opera, and Diamond Head Theatre.  We also try to squeeze in Ballet Hawaii and Manoa Valley Theatre.

We also like to attend art exhibits at the gallery and the museum.  This is David, viewing the art at the Honolulu Country Club last year:

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And, that, my dear, is what I do for fun.  I might add that I have been blogging for 12 years, starting in November 2006, so obviously, I have had fun blogging.  Amen.  Halleluia.

6 Responses to “What do you do for fun?”

  1. David Says:

    You are experiencing a wonderful life in retirement. Congratulations!

  2. DJan Says:

    I exercise a lot. I read a lot. And I spend time going to the movies with friends and socializing with them, too. I am very happy to have such a full life. Thanks for giving me a chance to think about what I do for fun! 🙂

  3. Olga Says:

    I belong to three different writing groups, a book discussion group, and a craft group. I dabble in painting and take lessons when I can. These are sedentary activities, but they keep my mind active and get me out and socializing with people. These friendships lead to more time with friends — going out to dinner before seeing a play or going to an author reading at local bookstores, for instance. I also enjoy being physically active — regular long and brisk walks with a friend, out in the kayak with my grandson, out dancing, riding my bike, yoga classes. I keep busy and think it is great to be retired and have the time to pursue different interests.

  4. Christine Says:

    I blog for fun!

  5. wisewebwoman Says:

    Great question Gigi. I write, I read, I design patterns and knit them, I love symphony, theatre and good movies. And art showings too.

    XO
    WWW

  6. Joared Says:

    I enjoyed those theatre and music activities you described, but haven’t been able to readily access them for a number of years. I selectively find some of what I want to see or listen to in those areas now on TV’s PBS, especially, the Internet, my recordings of a variety of genres. Also, I love to read, write my memories for family — a few which I occasionally share on my blog. My writing group ended, also taking a break from my book club to read my book accumulation. Started a social/support group through out city’s Senior Services for those of us aging who are not just living but “thriving In place.” Those are a few of the major interests occupying my time thatbgive me pleasure.

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