This will be a year of activity

I started golfing last summer and intend to take lessons this spring. I have a tennis racquet, but I’ve only played sporadically over the past few years. I’ve been on slo-pitch teams, but not for awhile. My bicycle has gone unused since I graduated, and my inline skates were used once or twice in 2005.

Don’t even ask about my ice skates.

Obviously when it comes to sports, I am a man of many interests. Unfortunately, I am not a man of much dedication. It’s not that I get bored with activities…I just stop thinking about them. And then they go by the wayside.

I’m not too upset about the bike; I got my value out of it in my university days. The ice skates were purchased back in 1998 (I think). Unfortunately, the shape of my feet is such that ice skates put me in a fair amount of pain after a short while.

The inline skates must be used more often, as I only bought these ones two years ago. They are my fourth pair, and I got excellent use out of the previous three (which date back to junior high school).

The tennis racquet was bought on an end-of-season closeout sale, so even with the little amount I’ve used it, I’ve gotten my money’s worth. Actually, now that I think of it, it was a gift from an ex-girlfriend. So yeah, I’ve definitely gotten my money’s worth…but still, I’d like to use it more often.

My baseball glove is also from junior high, back when I was a fan of the Blue Jays’ Tom Henke–so much that I got my parents to drive me around to find his signature glove. It wasn’t really an appropriate glove, since he was a pitcher and I played second base, but whatever. I don’t see myself ever owning another baseball glove.

I have a bowling ball, too, and I’ve gotten decent use out of it (even though it’s not set up very well for my technique). Probably one of the few things I have done regularly over the past few years, more for the social side than the physical activity.

Golf caught my interest late last summer and I plan to do a lot of that this summer. And more than that, I want to get back into inline skating and tennis. Maybe play some basketball and slo-pitch. Go camping with the tent I bought last June.

Do all of these things that I supposedly like to do.

Mind you, I’m not sure when I’ll find time for it all. I’d also like to take piano lessons and yoga at some point. Add in my work, theatre stuff, and Battle of the Bards, and something’s gotta give. Oh yeah, and I have to pay for all of this somehow.

So I guess we’ll just see what happens.



  1. Russ, you sound like me with hobbies….

    I knit, embroider, direct, act, SM, sew, read, quilt and a few other things I only do occasionally…

  2. what you need is a girlfriend who’s really interested in one or two sport things, and then you can do them together.

  3. Golf is expensive and bad for the environment because of the bucket loads of pesticides that they empty onto the courses to keep them in ideal condition. Otherwise it’s a very interesting sport.
    I love playing lacrosse and occasionally getting the wits knocked out of me. I think the occasional dabble in violence allows me to continue giving people the impression that I’m sweet natured and kind.

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