Nothing to do July 20, 2013Posted by mareserinitatis in family, Fargo, pets, societal commentary, younger son.
Tags: dogs, Gigadog, hiking, hobbies, running
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.