Can you list 1 favorite activity for every year you are old?

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  1. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    There is an old theory that says a person should be able to name at least 1 activity for every year they are old (42 years old = at least 42 activities).  It sounds easier than it is. What's your favorite (excluding HP of course since obviously that is #1 for most).

    1. Mikewerk profile image60
      Mikewerkposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      HA! Let me give this a shot :-)

      1. Hiking
      2. Making Music
      3. Painting
      4. Writing Poetry
      5. Helping Friends...seriously!
      6. Eating Out
      7. Cooking for My Friends and Family
      8. Bonfire Parties
      9. Going to the Movies
      10. Telling Politically Incorrect Jokes
      11. Sex, Of Course!
      12. Reading Poetry, History and Philosophy Books
      13. Record Hunting at Thrift Stores
      14. Long Bike Rides and Discovering New Places on Them
      15. Exploring Abandoned Buildings
      16. Mimicking Voices and Sounds
      17. Entertaining Myself by Doing Stupid Human Tricks
      18. Making a Scene in Public Just to Get a Laugh
      19. Treating My Friends Out to Dinner and Drinks
      20. Going to Live Music Events
      21. Tweaking My Computer and Software
      22. Graphic Design
      23. Taking Photos of Architecture and Industrial Spaces
      24. Being Able to Out Smart Yale Grad Students
      25. Working Out
      26. Building Stuff from Scratch, Especially Carpentry Work
      27. Relaxing at a Cafe
      28. Making Video Montages
      29. Cutting My Own Hair
      30. Collecting Vintage Electronics, Antiques and Weird Stuff
      31. Cuddling

    2. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I'm going to take a shot at this also.

      I am 41 years old - so I would need 41 or more activities that I've learned.

      (1) In and Out of Computers
      (2) Reading
      (3) Pool Playing
      (4) Driving(casual drive)
      (5) Camping
      (6) Hiking
      (7) Fishing/Boating
      (8) Chess
      (9) Back-gammon
      (10) Poker(Texan Hold 'em)
      (11) Swimming
      (12) Walking
      (13) Teaching
      (14) Listening
      (15) Cribbage
      (16) Biking
      (17) Baseball(playing)
      (18) Football(playing)
      (19) Spades
      (20) Hearts
      (21) Solitaire
      (22) Biking
      (23) Sex
      (24) Observation(watching people)
      (25) Cooking(especially family meals)
      (26) Drinking(socially)
      (27) Dancing
      (28) Intelligent Conversation
      (29) Learning
      (30) Baseball(watching)
      (31) Football(watching)
      (32) Cuddling with Loved One
      (33) Making People Think
      (34) Stirring up debate to prove a point
      (35) Stock Trading
      (36) Investment Analysis
      (37) Sitting by a Waterfall on a Warm Day
      (38) Watching a Sunset with a Loved One
      (39) Driving(fast, when the mood hits)
      (40) Burning Downloaded Movies(no cost)
      (41) Dreaming while I sleep and rejuvenate by body and mind.

      I think I've done it.

      Hmmm....not bad.

      Thank you for the challenge, it took some time to re-live my past to find things I like most.

    3. RedElf profile image88
      RedElfposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      In answer to your question - yes, I can list an activity that I enjoy for every year I am old.

  2. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    Congrats!  I seem to be stumbling these days but then I'm "a bit" older.  So far I'm keeping up but whoosh, not sure if I'll be able to be = 10 years from now!
    I've "stolen" a couple from you...I forgot about the bonfires but I do love them.  I also love the idea of sitting by a waterfall on a warm day!  I love the memory of my own hiking days and those beautiful waterfalls on warm days with the sun sparkling. Thank you both for your additions!

  3. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 14 years ago

    No problem. Like I said- it was a challenge.

    Personally, I've made fires, such a campfires, but never did a bonfire. Wouldn't mind orchestrating one, sounds like fun.

    How ever, you did say, favorite activity I learned. So, I never actually learned 'how to build a bonfire?".

    But, it was a nice journey to live over in my mind. It was a cool trip, per se. lol lol cool big_smile

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    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Are you nutz?  I'd be here all night and tomorrow too. big_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image70
      Cagsilposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hey ralwus,

      Do you have more hubs than your age? Or the other way around.

      If you are older than your 66 hubs, then yeah, I could see you having a problem doing it. The mind gets run down as you get older.( lol  just kidding)

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    Okay my turn...I'm 26 so I need 26 things

    2.swimming back riding vacations
    6.collecting crystals
    7.collecting fairy figurines
    8.collecting polished stones
    12.haning out with friends gatherings
    14.going out to dinner
    15.walking to the store
    16.word search games
    17.engraving art fun
    18.making seashell wreaths and picture frames for a year in Hawaii
    20.cruising in the car
    21.going to the movies
    22.getting married to the love of my life
    23.teaching preschool
    24.adopting kitties and playing with them
    25.playing on the computer
    26.going out walking along the beach in Cali and Hawaii with hubby

    How did I do? big_smile

  6. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    Ralwus - Yep, I'm definately nuts but hey it only helps me to have a great time with life!

    Cagsil - never said "learned" - glad you want to try a bonfire sometime, put it on your "life list", invite all your friends and tell them to bring others - the more the merrier! 

    Crazdwriter - keep um coming, they get harder as time goes on...good luck, you've got a great list started!

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      Crazdwriterposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm....we shuold make these into hubs and then every year add a new one on your birthday....

      1. The Rope profile image61
        The Ropeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Ohhhh GREAT IDEA, an "HP Birthday" hub category.  Publish a work based on something off your favorite activity list (but the list would have to be published at the end of each work) I'm not sure my memory is that long - maybe HP can send us a reminder??? tongue

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    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    I like nutz. I'll put that on my list of favorite things to do, go nutz at times.

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    lol The Rope, send the hubteam an email for help there lol

  9. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    lol  big_smile    lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    But i do think that this would be a good idea for a hub...we can first do a hub on the list and then each year add a new activity, and then like you said in ohter hubs, write on one of those activities. smile

  11. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    I think I'm going to have to try engraving art - sounds like a great idea for next year's new activity!  Thanks for the idea...

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago's something you can find at Michael's...well hopefully you can lol. I have a hub on it too

  13. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 14 years ago

    Ooo fun. These are in no particular order smile

    1) Listening to music
    2) Going to the beach
    3) Laying in a hammock
    4) Scuba diving
    5) Reading
    6) Watching good movies
    7) Cooking
    8) Having sex
    9) Going to concerts
    10) Taking naps
    11) Climbing trees
    12) Laughing
    13) Helping people
    14) Driving with the windows down
    15) Working
    16) Learning
    17) Spooning
    18) Writing letters
    19) Going somewhere new
    20) Speaking in public
    21) Playing games
    22) Seeing a sunrise

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    ooo nice list Cole. very nice! smile

    1. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I try. smile

  15. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years ago

    67 - Cooking
    68 - Playing chess
    69 - Well.........that one's obvious
    70- repeat 69
    71 - taking naps

    1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
      prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  16. Colebabie profile image60
    Colebabieposted 14 years ago

    Eh, not a fan Ron. Honestly. But I can put lots of mine together (and have). smile Ex. 1,2,3,8, & 22 smile

    But switch 3 to a beach chair. smile

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, I get seasick in hammocks.

  17. habee profile image92
    habeeposted 14 years ago

    1. spending time with hubby
    2. shopping for the grands
    3. cooking
    4. hosting parties
    5. attending parties
    6. fishing
    7. snorkeling
    8. swimming
    9. strolling the beach
    10. reading
    11. writing
    12. kissing
    13. hugging
    14. shelling
    15. going to the movies
    16. renting/watching DVDs
    17. getting a massage
    18. giving a massage
    19. playing with my dogs
    20. playing with the grands
    21. going out to eat
    22. going to zoos
    23. going to the mountains
    24. tubing
    25. online shopping
    26. working with horses
    27. feeding stray animals
    28. charity work
    29. getting pedicures
    30. getting manicures
    31. football games
    32. baeball games
    33. attending my granddaughters' pageants
    34. visiting friends
    35. a glass of wine
    36. playing with the cats
    37. searching for Indian artifacts
    38. snowball fights
    39. attending plays
    40. attending concerts
    41. going to dances
    42. building a fire
    43. camping
    44. boating
    45. cruises
    46. gambling in a casino
    47. eating
    48. laughing
    49. smoking
    50. painting
    51. SEX

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    Good list habee! smile

    and LOL Ron yer missing some numbers there.

    1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I don't have enough bandwidth to list all the years!

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    Crazdwriterposted 14 years ago

    oooo got ya Ron big_smile

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    B.C. BOUTIQUEposted 14 years ago

    wow..a 30 something list..
    I will just state water, moving on to boating, to jet skiing, to wakeboading..

    how bout that smile

  21. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    Habee - Snowball fights is another great one to add to my list - that means I'm three ahead - HOORAY!

    Colebabie - I can't drive unless at least one window is down at least partway.  In the winter, we open the sunroof and turn the heat on.  But then our winters are 30 degrees not 30 below.

    Ron - I take 70!  LOL

  22. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    (Not sure what happened, posted but thread went to cyberspace - appears fixed now.)

  23. The Rope profile image61
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    Still trying to bump this back into the "All" tab in Forums.  We had a lot of fun wtih it last night.

  24. arindam1234 profile image60
    arindam1234posted 14 years ago

    52. Appealing
    53. Seducing
    54. Listening Music
    55. Yoga for Cure

  25. wrenfrost56 profile image52
    wrenfrost56posted 14 years ago

    Gosh...O.K here goes. In no particular order.
    1) writing
    2) Dancing
    3) Singing
    4) Cuddling
    5) Cycling
    6) Listning to music
    7) Cooking
    8) Shopping
    9) Reading
    10) Walking
    11) Darts
    12) Tennis
    13) Swimming
    14) Surfing the net
    15) Drawing
    16) Debating
    17) Chess
    18) Code word puzzles
    19) Sex
    20) Long baths
    21) Watching TV
    22) Drinking
    24) Oragami
    25) Spending time with my friends
    26) Kissing
    There 26 smile

    1. Jackson Riddle profile image47
      Jackson Riddleposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Code word puzzles then sex, yes it was in no order but it's pretty funny that after you thought of puzzles you thought of sex lol

      1. wrenfrost56 profile image52
        wrenfrost56posted 14 years agoin reply to this

        lol I know!

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    Jessica Jonesposted 14 years ago

    1. Listening to the rain
    2. Walking on dead leaves
    3. Drinking my first cup of coffee in the morning
    4. Stroking a cat
    5. Sudoko
    6. Being licked in the ear by a puppy
    7. Talking to a child
    8. Holding a baby
    9. Comparing the size of my hand to that of a baby's
    10. Looking at my engagement ring
    11. Looking at my wedding ring
    12. Going for a walk when it's really cold and windy
    13. Making friends with a strange cat whilst going for a walk
    14. Eating ice cream on a summer's day
    15. Walking on the beach
    16. Painting
    17. Taking photographs
    18. Visiting a new place
    19. Holding a baby bunny
    20. Shopping with someone else's money
    21. Flying in an aeroplane
    22. Horseriding
    23. Sleeping on clean linen
    24. Eating
    25. Cooking
    26. Going out to a nice restaurant for supper
    27. Having a bubble bath
    28. Having a full body massage
    29. Dancing
    30. Singing in the shower
    31. Writing
    32. Laughing
    33. Loving
    34. Living

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      Justine76posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      lol good one!!

      1. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        really good one LOL, hi justine

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        Jessica Jonesposted 14 years agoin reply to this


  27. Jo Woodward profile image59
    Jo Woodwardposted 14 years ago

    I'm 50 in a fortnight so here goes with my top 50 things to do in no particular order.

    1 eating chocolate
    2 drinking tea
    3 listening to live music gigs
    4 taking part in music/arts festivals
    5 listening to music
    6 writing
    7 reading
    8 watching telly
    9 going to the cinema
    10 laying on the settee contemplating the fluff in my navel
    11 standing back and looking at a job well done
    12 cuddling my cats
    13 playing with my cats
    14 cuddling my dogs
    15 walking my dogs
    16 being out in the countryside and enjoying the silence
    17 being warmed by the sunshine
    18 laying in bed listening to the wind
    19 laying in bed listening to the rain
    20 sitting down to a family meal
    21 spending time with my friends
    22 drinking wine
    23 horse back riding
    24 hanging round a livery yard
    25 keeping hens
    half way there
    26 keeping ferrets
    27 driving my car
    28 speeding
    29 feeding the wild birds
    30 walking through snow before anyone else has
    31 watching the night sky
    32 cooking
    33 taking part in quizzes
    32 doing word puzzles
    33 learning
    34 giving someone a helping hand
    35 laughing
    36 preparing and planting my garden
    37 harvesting the things I've grown
    38 going to church
    39 laying in a bubble bath
    40 having a massage
    41 stretching
    42 tai chi
    43 reading the newspaper
    44 going into a bookstore
    45 buying stationary
    46 standing up to obnoxious people and bullies
    47 challenging my own beliefs
    48 making other people laugh
    49 making my family feel loved and valued
    50 oh

    oh and going to the theatre, watching fireworks and sitting by the fire

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    Justine76posted 14 years ago

    Listening to music, watching movies, hearing/telling ghost stories, walking, swimming in the ocean, reading, cooking, laughing, camping, 4-wheeling, sledding with my kids, lying in the sun, bonfires, have freinds over for a home made meal, going out with my husband, writing, photography, learning new words, scrabble, hugs, laying outside at night in summertime listening to crickets and frogs, solving puzzles, drawing, driving nowhere, randomly rearranging items in the grocery store, talking to older people while shopping, shopping for gifts for loved ones, discovering new to me music, stacking wood, watching snow fall, watching the sun rise, having a cold beer at teh end of a long work day

    (funny way to get peopel to say how old they are...)


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