What do you do for fun -- with other people?

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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by JeffR » Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:50 am

lojong1 wrote:I could never afford bowling, movies, skating or mini-golf regularly, and definitely not driving either. Boating is fun...can Indive can pull that off Indive-cheaply where he lives?
Indive, do you have a vehicle?
How does skating cost money?!? Plenty of places to go free, stay outside.

I really enjoyed touring Arlington, never knew it was General Lee's estate and enjoyed the free NPS tour of the house and viewing the original graves in the former garden. Get a canoe or kayak and explore the tributaries to the Chesapeake bay.

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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by lojong1 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:04 am

JeffR wrote:How does skating cost money?
Right, so many kinds. Initial equipment cost is hard for cheapskaters like me; thrift stores help. I was thinking of ice-skating, which isn't usually possible here except in indoor rinks.

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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:58 am

My wife would often make a joke at my expense when we got together with friends.

She would describe my social life (the meditation group sits) I attended as "getting together with other people in a darkened room and, while keeping their eyes closed, not talk to each other".

That aside, and if you're looking for things that cost little or nothing, then apart from the great ideas already mentioned, I would add, just hanging out in a cool part of town, and chatting while window shopping. While it may not be the most exciting thing in the world, it provides an opportunity to spend time and getting to know each other.
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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by Individual » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:10 am

Ben wrote: She would describe my social life (the meditation group sits) I attended as "getting together with other people in a darkened room and, while keeping their eyes closed, not talk to each other".
:lol:

A very wise woman!

Does she meditate?
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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by Ben » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:14 am

Individual wrote:
Ben wrote: She would describe my social life (the meditation group sits) I attended as "getting together with other people in a darkened room and, while keeping their eyes closed, not talk to each other".
:lol:

A very wise woman!

Does she meditate?
She is indeed!
She actually teaches 'mindfulness meditation' to staff and students at the school we both work at. Just between you and me, the mindfulness meditation she teaches is actually anapana of the samatha variety.
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by andre9999 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:41 pm

lojong1 wrote:
JeffR wrote:How does skating cost money?
Right, so many kinds. Initial equipment cost is hard for cheapskaters like me; thrift stores help. I was thinking of ice-skating, which isn't usually possible here except in indoor rinks.
In cities as big as where he is, there will be outdoor drinks that rent skates for a couple bucks.

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Re: What do you do for fun -- with other people?

Post by andre9999 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:44 pm

I don't know why it never dawned on me before. Join a volunteer group. There may even be a singles volunteerism group near you.

It will be some of the most fun you'll ever have in your life.

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