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What do you do for fun?

Asked by lucillelucillelucille (34289points) 3 weeks ago

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gondwanalon's avatar

Paddle outrigger canoes catching powerboat wakes.
Sailing our Hobie Cat 16 catching the wind.

Inspired_2write's avatar

Photography
Hiking
Cross stitch
Online jigsaw puzzles every morning to sharpen the mind as well.
Try free : jigsawplanet.com

Assist others on Facebook genealogy groups when I can .

Plus other projects that I am working on intermittently..

jca2's avatar

I do decoupage and I refinish things, like old jewelry boxes. I’m currently working on one I bought from a local tag sale. It’s about 18 inches high, like a small lingerie chest. It has legs on it and it had little plastic knobs on the drawers. I sanded everything down and got rid of the knobs. I bought copper buttons from Amazon to use as knobs and I am in the process of polying the paint. Then I have to figure out how to adhere the buttons to the drawers. I am thinking of something with polymer clay, baked and then used as a plug into the hole in the drawers for the back of the buttons. I also will buy other wooden things and refinish them to look like something I like.

I have an American Girl craft project which is some felt pieces pre-punched and I think it will make some stuffed frogs. It will be simplistic but fun.

I bought some adult paint by numbers from Amazon but I haven’t done them yet. I never did them before (as an adult). I’ve done them when I was about 10.

I would love to learn jewelry making and beading. I’ve done things with polymer clay, where you can make charms and beads and stuff like that. I have the tools but the clay has to be fresh or it doesn’t work.

cookieman's avatar

Read Comics

Watch Movies

Draw, Paint, Photography (which is also kinda my job so it may not count)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@gondwanalon That sounds like a blast!
@Inspired_2write -Have you done the ethnicity test through DNA?
@jca2 -Do you use a pasta machine to “condition” the clay? I think polymer clay might work for what you want to do with the knobs, also small wooden dowels cut to length.
Those Gerstner tool boxes make great jewelry boxes too.
I bet you’d like using the silver metal clay.
I have yet to try it but it looks interesting.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@cookieman Those last three definitely count! :D

ucme's avatar

Run
All things Oscar
Music
Movies
Golf
Toss M&M’s off strangers heads from bedroom window not kidding lol

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme – I’d help you throw M&Ms and golf too as long as you don’t cry when I beat you. XD

jca2's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: Yes, I have a pasta machine for it. I was thinking I’d have to poke the back of the button into the clay to make the impression, and then bake it so it’s hard and solid. Then I could glue it into the hole and glue the button back into the hole in the clay. I’ve been pondering how it might work. Another idea is just a plain little clay circle, like a Cheerie-Oh. That would be glued to the outside of the hole and the button could go on the outside of the Cheerie-Oh. The alternative is I could glue the button right into the hole, directly onto the wood. It wouldn’t stick out, like a knob, but it would work if I don’t do the clay.

I used to belong to a polymer clay group, and there was a lady there who made jewelry using liquid metal clay. It looked incredible. When I googled it, it takes a bit more work than regular polymer clay, but it looked great.

Inspired_2write's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille

Did the mitochondrial DNA test in 2015 and in doing so connected with my late fathers mothers side.

( she taken care of since birth as her mother died giving birth and the Grandparents took over her care..she never knew until she married in 1912 who her Father was and at that time she reconnected to that whole line of relations and ancestors).

ucme's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Haha!
No tears, be glad of your company although maybe cry from laughing too much :-)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jca2 -Just the other day, I looked up polymer clay & shrinkage. Some brands shrink while others do not. of course I can’t remember which brands I usually use that clay to make quick stamps for stoneware clay. Works very well.
I have used rocks I’ve tumbled for knobs. I usually do not have to raise them off the surface in any way as they’re not flat.
I have seen handmade ceramic knobs with a screw fitted into the back like a standard store bought knob.
I’d have to account for shrinkage though (usually 11%-14%) with the clay I use, not sure of polymer.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Inspired_2write -That’s interesting stuff!
My cousin recently found out about some half sibs from his dad’s second marriage.
My sis and I like to compare differences which come up from time to time.
My results have recently been revised to include N. Africa whereas she has no Moorish heritage.
One day, I might do a tree.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme – I’m sure of that! We could play vuvuzelas!

jca2's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: I could do a handmade knob using polymer clay and a screw, but the hole that the previous knob was in doesn’t go all the way through the wood. On the back of the wood (inside of the drawer) is a fabric covered cardboard lining. The screw would have to go through that or I’d have to remove the cardboard lining which is a whole ‘nother hassle. I’ll link the buttons I bought – they’re not real copper but they look just like it. The previous knobs were copper. The jewelry box is now painted a dark teal color.

KNOWITALL's avatar

I cook a lot from scratch and give it away. This weekend we got a big bag of homegrown sweet potatoes so I made pies, mini pies and made a gooseberry pie for my mom. It relaxes me and people enjoy it.
I also love cleaning, yep my OCD.
Movies\ documentaries
Music
Any chance I get to be with animals is pure joy.

jca2's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille: And this is my alternative. I like to have two or more to choose from when it’s “go time” so I can see which I prefer.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0836GKH7B/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Mama_Cakes's avatar

Sketch
Grow my own house plants and sell them
Buy and sell antiques
Bake
Camp

jca2's avatar

@KNOWITALL: I am a big fan of documentaries. I just watched a two part (four hours total) documentary about George W. Bush done by PBS. It was really well done and I thought it treated him fairly. It showed where he got his affable personality from and it went through his education, his personal struggles, his early political career, and the crises he dealt with as President – 9/11, Abu Ghraib, Katrina, the housing crisis and stock market crash of 2008. I really liked it.

I just recently made a list of documentaries I’ve seen over the years so I can recall them in the future.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jca2 Both very nice. I am partial to Celtic designs.
I was just looking at ceramic knobs on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/sg-en/listing/698403097/assorted-handmade-ceramic-cabinet-knobs

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL -I’ll be right over! :D

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Mama_Cakes- Antiques! Find anything good lately?

jca2's avatar

Love those knobs in your link, @lucillelucillelucille. I like the rabbit ones. My daughter asks me “why do you have so many rabbit things?” I tell her I just like bunnies, they’re so cute.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jca2 I agree. I have a rabbit tile hanging over the front door. :)

Inspired_2write's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
It even got more interesting the more I delved into the past.

After the loss of his first wife Marie and twelve days after giving birth to there first child in 1892, ,the maternal Grandparents took up to raising the child .( Henry was age 24 yrs old ,wife age 23 yrs old when she passed).

The father remarried five years later with the agreement to never have contact with his wife’s family nor his child.( Possessive 2nd wife?)

While driving a team of horses and wagon in a January snow storm over a high placed bridge the whole team .wagon , and him fell over the bridge,leaving Henry pinned under the wheels for a few days until he was found barely surviving.

He had both his arms below the elbow amputated as a result of that horrendous accident.

But he was determined to work his acreages of farmland and hooked up a team of oxen to his upper arms ( on a wagon) and worked his vast farmland and later had twelve more children and prospered.

He never gave up and I suppose the numerous children and new wife spurred him on to care for his family the best that he could.

He lived until 1944 at age 76 years old passed away peacefully.( born in Cheshire, England 1868 ).
Because of that DNA connection ( from one of those 12 children) I was able to connect his line back to 1782 on his Paternal side.

And learned of his first wife’s lineage as well back to 1790 ( French line ).

Have a photograph of him on his wagon and the straps fixed on his upper arms as he drove a team of oxen to work his farmland.
It is his inspiring strength of character and determination that he is remembered for.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

My partner and I love to travel. Every trip is an adventure.

He asked me to learn how to cook. Who knew that, at the age of 45, it would eventually turn into a passion.

He bought a house that has required several major renovations. There is a real thrill about planning them out, hiring the right contractor, and overseeing the project to completion.

In the past few years, we have been on a mission to watch the highest regarded films. The choices have been culled from various lists. It’s been fascinating with so many of the movies made by a wide variety of directors, actors, locations, etc.

A few years ago, the SO bought some fruit trees and then a honey bee hive. Both have generated more adventures, albeit in our own yard. It has definitely been a learning experience.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Inspired_2write Those are interesting stories and to have photographs as well!

Inspired_2write's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille
I have very few but that one is treasured more so.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@ucme -Hahaha! Maybe I better stop talking to my dog through a paper towel roll?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer Which movies are your favorites? Do you share the same tastes as your partner?

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Inspired_2write – I found an old photo in my grandmom’s stuff of a group of women at picnic in Gibson Girl attire.
They looked like they could be my sisters.Idk why I found that strange but it was.:)

Inspired_2write's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille

Do a Google image search.
Perhaps you will find connections to relatives, if they look like your sisters, they probably are your Aunts?
Google’s reverse image search is a breeze on a desktop computer.

Go to images.google.com, click the camera icon, and either paste in the URL for an image you’ve seen online, upload an image from your hard drive, or drag an image from another window.

How to Do a Reverse Image Search From Your Phone | PCMagwww.pcmag.com › How-To › Mobile Phones

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Inspired_2write -Oh, they are like great great aunties (or something like that)
Sometimes on Ancestry, a new relative will come up that shares some characteristics of me or to my husband.
His family tree is off the charts

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille For the most part, we agree on the film level of excellence, as well as those that are overrated.

For me, Lars von Trier’s films tend to be my favorite. Andrei Tarkosvi is another favored director.

What has been sad is being disappointed with directors/actors who are coveted after watching the bulk of films that they are affiliated with.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer- It is not easy for me to get through a lot of movies and shows like the Oscars are BS according to an actor/screenwriter friend.
I like to see what they’re wearing but almost never know what movies they’re talking about. XD

KNOWITALL's avatar

@jca2 Ah, that’s neat! My husband likes docs, too, so we argue about which are best often haha!~

@lucille Better hurry, I have about 6 mini’s and one full pie left after the weekend…haha!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL -Those mini pies are the cutest things! Like Scooby snacks.
As for documentaries, my husband told me that he knew a guy that thought Spinal Tap was real. XD

KNOWITALL's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille haha, people generally only want a few bites really so I make stuffing and pies, maybe meatloaf, many things in cupcake pans now. Helps with portion control.

haha, good one!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille The Oscars are US-focused, for the most part. It took viewing films from other countries, those of other directors who were well respected, before we came to the conclusion that several Americans in the movie industry left something to be desired. To be fair, it isn’t limited to Americans.

Coolhandluke's avatar

I shoot guns, go to self defense shooting classes and ride my Harley.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@KNOWITALL -I have to draw the line at meatloaf. I just won’t do it.

Dutchess_lll's avatar

Camping. Hanging out with my zany grandkids.

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