Thursday, February 7, 2008

Booking Through Thursday

The question before the panel this week:

But, enough about books… February 7, 2008
Filed under: Wordpress — --Deb @ 1:09 am

Okay, even I can’t read ALL the time, so I’m guessing that you folks might voluntarily shut the covers from time to time as well… What else do you do with your leisure to pass the time? Walk the dog? Knit? Run marathons? Construct grandfather clocks? Collect eggshells?

It may make all of you think less of me, but what the hell, I'll be honest. I play World of Warcraft. That's right! That's my main alternate hobby these days, as the temperatures drop below freezing and the sun starts to set around 5:30. If any of you out there play, you should know:

I play on the Horde side.
I am on the Trollbane server.
My name is Benihime and I'm a level 38 blood elf mage (fire).

If you don't play, of course, you're probably still laughing at all that as being unspeakably dorky. And I guess it is, but it's fun too. It costs about 50 cents a day to play, and I definitely get my money's worth.

When the weather doesn't suck, I also like to take photographs. I had a photography blog for a while, but it got boring and cumbersome to come up with some kind of rough theme, hunt through my computer to find enough pictures to fit the theme, then paste them all in, plus, no one went there anyway. I like to walk. I play viola, and used to play in an orchestra before I moved, but haven't picked it back up again. Sometimes I go to museums, but that's an awful lot like work, and there are also a limited number of them around here. I have two cats that I like to play with and pet, but I can often do that while I read.

I like going to see movies as well, and have such a wide range of tastes that I count both the Trois Couleurs trilogy and Armageddon in my list of favorites. (Someday, someone will produce a beautiful-looking, thought-provoking film where lots of shit blows up, and I will go see it every day until it leaves the theaters...yes, yes). I am an "armchair preservation activist", which basically means that I write lots of emails that read "Please don't tear down X building because it's lovely". The one other thing I like to do is make cards for people using scrapbooking stuff.

What about you?


karen! said...

This week's BTT has been really fun. I enjoy reading about what everyone else does with the rest of their free time.

I'd love to play WoW - though I'm too cheap to pay for highspeed internet when I have dial-up for free so it's not an option, which is probably a good thing because I can only imagine how much time I'd "waste" on the internet if I did. :)

Library Diva said...

Karen, WoW is just about the biggest time sink ever. Worse than the marathons of CSI, Law and Order and reality television, worse than YouTube, even worse than laundry. The time goes by so quickly, before you know it, you've been playing for four hours when you only intended to log on really quickly and check your auctions!