Soul enrichment

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Afra's post about musical instruments got me thinking about other things that we do unrelated to cooking that make out lives more enjoyable. I like crossword puzzles, particularly the ones in the NY Times. On my way to work, I will dig through the recycling bins in the train stations to find one.

What do you like to do?
 
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Hubby and I love Jeopardy...we try to catch it every night at 730..and we really enjoy playing the multiplayer version online. Now that I broke my foot and am not that mobile for the next 8 weeks I think I'll become even better at it (single player on the puter!)...
 
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We enjoy crossword puzzles too, monpetitchoux! Aren't the NY Times challenging?

:)
 
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Things that I do daily just for me:

I watch the France2 and BBC News having coffee on the couch with my wife and our Scottie.

I read the International Herald Tribune cover to cover.

I play three backgammon games with my wife before we take a half hour walk through the forest that is next to my office.

I watch the BBC evening News at 18:00.

I read at least twenty pages of a literature book before I go to sleep.

The rest of the time,... I work, I cook and I dream of fly fishing and olive groves.

:D ;) :D
 
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Pooh, Challenge is part of the reason why I do it. Also the reason why I work in pastries. But sometimes the puzzles get too challenging. If I can complete (or even get 50%) of a Friday NY Times crossword, I become rather pleased. I'm origianlly from New York City. Started do these puzzles with my classmates during homeroom when I was 14.

I like trivia games, too. My friends like to have me around to answer all the food-related questions.
 
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We play chess, guitars, piano, and I paint a bit. Looking forward to school getting out so I can get my brushes wet! We also enjoy darts . . . :D
 
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There is nothing quit like walking through the woods finding shrooms.....you see deer, turtles, bugs,birds wild flowers.

Or going out to a farm and planting or talking to farmers....or hanging out in kitchens seeing what the "guys" are doing.

Or watching foreign movies...

Reading the NYTimes
 
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Chicago Tribune everday. I get a little weird if I don't get my trib. Playing with my kids. Working on my restaurant in my mind. It will be called "JadeRose", by the way. Making my wife laugh. Yard work. I was an unbelievably wild youth. Booze, drugs ,sex, you name it. It is amazing to me how I can derive pleasure from the very simplest things in life now that I am clean and sober and free from the life I once had.
 
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One thing I used to do but haven't for a while, was to get a bucket of pucks, go to the tennis courts and spend hours firing on an empty goal. Roller hockey is also a blast. but now I either go out with my friends or go to the driving range and hit a few dozen balls. In my spare time I also enjoy writing menus.
 
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I love to fly kites. Nothing like laying back on a hillside watching your kite chase the sky. I carry a little parafoil kite in my car, just in case...

Good book and a hot tub is pretty relaxing too.
 
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I, too, love the NYT crosswords. I buy books of 50 Sunday puzzles and work on them a little each day. Yes, I admit I cheat now and then! But they keep my vocabulary and obscure knowledge sharp. Sometimes I'm amazed how often an odd word will pop up in the news, or I'll read in the paper about a person who was mentioned in a puzzle. Sometime I'll get up the nerve to do some French crosswords, if I can find some. I'd love to be able to get France2 at home to keep up my rapidly-rusting French. How is it you can receive it, Papa? I love listening to NPR, watching every cooking show I can get (without getting Food TV), and reading omnivorously. Oh, yes, and driving my red Acura 3.2 TL much too fast!! :cool:

[ May 15, 2001: Message edited by: Mezzaluna ]
 
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Besides all the activities that involve food, I like to play trivia with friends, go to concerts to listen to blues and oldies groups, read, and I enjoy swimming.
I like crossword puzzles too but I don't do that regularly. :)
 
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Thank you so much for replying. I love getting to know you better. I feel so fortunate to have found this website. Throughout my life, various people have told me that I was born to be in a kitchen. I've often wondered if kindred spirits are alike in other aspects.
 
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I go to bellydance class once a week, and I like to work out at the gym too. My favorite thing used to be skydiving, but it got too expensive. I am starting to learn a little bit about gardening this year, and I'm really 'digging' it! ;) Painting can be relaxing, but it's been awhile for that. Lately, my husband and I have been taking long walks around our new neighborhood. It's fun to explore the area, plus we get to bond, which is always good.

[ May 16, 2001: Message edited by: momoreg ]
 
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Originally posted by monpetitchoux

Pastries is my favorite too! Also for the challenge.

My friends also rely on me for all the food-related questions in any puzzle or trivia!

;)
 
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Jeni...I collect(ed) Barbie Dolls too...have tons...but ran out of room, they're all safely put away in the attic now (boxes not opened...), was hoping my little sister would someday have a little girl so I can pass them on...<still waiting!>
 
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I love the feel of dirt under my nails..

Like cooking,I find the most pleasure from gardening. It is another way for me to nurture,and to see ,taste and smell the fruits of your labors is to me very gratifying.
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Ooooo, Momoreg! You go to belly dance classes? I am insane about belly dancing! It's something I'd always wanted to get into but never found the time. Don't think I could bend at the knees now the way it requires. :D
 
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Since we are now referring to this forum as 'soul enrichment' I have to say that I write a whole lot more poetry than I play my musical instruments. :)
 
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