Wednesday, August 31, 2011


For some time I have been lamenting the fact that I have no hobbies. All I ever really did was school because my parents "couldn't afford" to put me in gymnastics or ballet. I'm also a quitter. I tried to learn how to crochet and knit. I've played piano, flute, and the recorder. None of it really went anywhere. However I do have interests.

• Days of Our Lives – With the exception of my college years, I have been an avid viewer since 1993. I have watched as many old episodes as I can pull up on youtube including the first four that aired in 1965.

• Mysteries – I have always loved Nancy Drew, Agatha Christie, Sherlock Holmes and any Christian mystery series I can find. My favorite board game is Clue. My dream is to one day go on a full blown murder mystery weekend.

• Admissions standards – There isn’t a good college in America that I don’t know all about. I started my college search in the 7th grade. In 10th grade I filled a large filing cabinet with all the brochures I received from schools around the country that liked my PSAT score. My obsession has now extended to private prep schools in Manhattan.

• The Bible – I have read the KJV, NIV, and New Revised Standard Version. I plan to make my way through The Message soon. I don’t know what my parents did but by the age of 3 I knew all the answers to the hundreds of questions from a board game called “From Egypt to Canaan.” Bible has been my favorite subject from elementary school through the present. It is by far my most expert subject.

When people inevitably ask me what I like to do for fun, I don't have much to say other than that I watch an obscene amount of television. But, I do have my interests and that will just have to be enough.

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