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Nothing to do July 20, 2013

Posted by mareserinitatis in family, Fargo, pets, societal commentary, younger son.
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I’m always amazed at people who tell me that they could never live in North Dakota.  Usually their reasoning is that there’s, “Nothing to do.”

I have to admit that I’m flabbergasted by this statement.  The last time I remember being bored was in grade school.  I do realize that being a parent changes things and keeps you busy, as does home ownership.  I also run or bike three times per week, usually get together for lunch or coffee with friends once to twice per week, write a blog (*ahem*), and, for the summer, am trying to help the younger son with his garden.  This all goes along with that job thing.

Beyond that, however, I have still managed to keep myself plenty busy.  While I am currently on hiatus from most of my hobbies because of that dissertation thing, there are several things I would have liked to have done this past week if time would have been available:

  • electronics hobby group, so I could finally learn to use my Arduino
  • dog training classes, so that Gigadog can compete in obedience trials (heaven knows she needs it) and compete as a show dog
  • there was a hike to go raspberry hunting this morning
  • the street fair was this week

During the winter, there are dance classes and cross-country skiing (or snowshoeing, if that’s your thing).  I enjoy going to NDSU basketball games.  There’s the theater and the symphony.

I would like to know is what ‘nothing to do’ would even look like.  The closest thing I can think of is getting some extra sleep.



1. Astronomommy - July 20, 2013

Hey, don’t forget Astronomy Club and Planetarium shows :o)


mareserinitatis - July 20, 2013

You’re not helping! 😀


Astronomommy - July 26, 2013

I thought it was helping the case that ND *does* have plenty to do 😀


mareserinitatis - July 28, 2013

I know. It’s just frustrating when you’re trying to keep your head in the sand! 😀


2. karifur - July 20, 2013

And films too! Just saw Much Ado About Nothing downtown 🙂


mareserinitatis - July 23, 2013

I’ve been meaning to see that. 🙂


3. Cop Car - July 21, 2013

Can you spell “overachiever”?

Good for you!


mareserinitatis - July 23, 2013

I can spell it, but I’ll pass for now. 😉 Seriously, though, I think boredom is a state of mind in a lot of cases and not so much a function of location.


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