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Quarantine hobbies?

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  1. Young Blood

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    Hey, anyone been learning anything new while, or if, their city was on lockdown?

    I’ve been trying to draw some more and also learn more Korean :slight_smile:
     
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    I've done a lot more gaming, and walking/hiking.

    I've been cyclically trying to learn Spanish & giving up via an app for awhile now, and in these pandemic times have been able to get a lot further with the app.

    Once things were semi-lifted, I've been camping a lot too. Been camping twice so far and have another two trips planned.
     
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    Oh nice!!! I miss camping so much! I’m going to a cottage next week, but it’s not quite the same haha.
     
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    Just reading and writing.
     
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    Well, I still have to do schoolwork online, which I have been excelling at. I write a lot and walk the dogs when it’s not too hot and eat.

    Some ideas for you all, rank all your lamps in your house from most to least favorite. Count all clothing items you have like socks, underwear, shoes, belts, shirts, pants, shorts, pajamas, robes, hats, undershirts, just to see how much you really have. I went through some more stuff that I don’t use anymore for that and will donate it. Predict how the next 10 years will go from best to worst for you personally. Predict what will happen in the world and for yourself personally in the next year and write about it in a journal.
     
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    Gaming, exercising, playing guitar more. Actually keeping the house kind of clean. I've been wanting to write more, but the offspring get most of the attention/free time.
     
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    Oil painting... wishing I had chosen something easier!!!
     
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    Gotten some writing done, and some what getting comfortable with CAD.
     
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    I've just been watching a bunch of animals on zoo and aquarium live stream cams.
     
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    Gaming. Watching Netflix or Amazon video or Disney+. Reading even more than my usual 4+ hours a day.
     
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    I've been practicing my handwriting using the Ziller self-instruction booklets, as well as working on improving multiplication and division on the abacus. Sometimes I feel depressed and am less productive, but I try to do something routinely every day in order to keep my sanity.
     
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    It's cool to read how many random things you all are dedicating time to. Quarantine life has really emphasized the importance of hobbies to a lot of people; something I feel my generation is in danger of losing.

    I've been doing a lot of random things. Tea, of course, though shipping from China has been impacted severely by COVID, so I've been drinking a lot of Japanese greens lately.
    I purchased a piano two months ago and have been falling back in love with it. I played for about ten years and then stopped in high school when I had a traumatic brain injury.

    I've also gotten into green woodworking lately (spoon carving and bowl carving). I've been slowly collecting some of the handtools needed (they're quite expensive and hard to find) over the last six months, and just carved my first spoon the other day.

    The garden has kept my boyfriend and I pretty busy. Everything is starting to ripen all at once (tons of tomatoes and peppers), so trying new recipes to use them up before they rot has been fun. It's also almost time to plant fall crops, so that'll be coming up in the next couple weeks.
    I've been working as normal and so has my boyfriend, so it's really our social life that has been changed. But my main job and then the side business of mowing (about 25 lawns) has kept me pretty busy.

    How are you learning Korean? Do you have a teacher, or are you self-teaching?
     
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    Nice! What have you been reading, if you don’t mind me asking? :slight_smile:
     
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    Lol, that lamp one is super random
     
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    That’s awesome!! What kind of games do you play?
     
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    Oh wow!! I remember trying to do some painting but stopped pretty quickly because I didn’t realize how much harder it was from drawing haha.
     
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    What’s CAD?
     
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    Oh wow, that’s kinda interesting!
     
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    Holy....I used to love reading but I don’t think I’ve ever read that much at a time haha.
     
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    Oh wow, those sound pretty cool!! I got a calligraphy set once but those pens are so much harder to use than regular pens haha. They’re so much fun though!