Struggling to find ways to relax on the weekend. Almost any Netflix show or movie I want to watch has violence or cursing. If I fire up the Switch or a game of Overwatch, I have a 5yo in my armpit asking me endless questions. Books are hard to sink into.
So I just read this dumb phone.
Maybe I need a recliner? Or I should blog? Or graphic novels? Or I should draw?
Signed, Hobbyless in Austin.
Picked up some graphic novels. One on Hitler's rise to power and one on Japan from 1944 to 1953. Should be relaxing reads. 😅
I read about half of the Hilter book yesterday. It's amazing story telling and the characterization of Hitler as a total loser with a big mouth is really thought-provoking.
@davatron5000 I was just discussing finding more relaxed TV shows like this. I'm enjoying Busted on Netflix at the moment but YMMV
@davatron5000 the recliner doesn’t work… my (nearly) 5 yo just climbs up on me and demands educational programming. Or the same movie for the 20th time.
I’m essentially in the same spot. I tried to watch a slightly less TV-Y thing (Tomorrowland) and the whole robot thing freaked out the kid. Back to umizoomi.
@bowers Uf. I tried to watch a PBS documentary about the Black Panthers and there was an F-bomb. You can’t win.
@davatron5000 great British bake off (or baking show). It’s a decent watch and the kid won’t blush. But really you can’t win til they’re in bed or the SO takes them somewhere.
I hate that my hands pick up this phone the moment I'm idle. "Hey hands! The idleness was IN-TEN-TION-AL!"
@davatron5000 But I bet if you blog you'll sink I to work mode very quickly ("I should really tweak the CSS on that page...")
Drawing sounds good. Or maybe something in the garage, like a woodworking project? Or how about cooking?
@davatron5000 how about buying crypto. I hear that’s not rife with panic. Or ?
@davatron5000 I strongly recommend running a blog about pets.
In all seriousness, I’m finding solace in documentaries right now. Attenborough will probably provide the calm you’re after 🙂
@davatron5000 Whatever you do, I think reading more on the dumb phone is not the way to go. But it‘s easy to say, not easy to do. I know that myself. 😄
@davatron5000 I learned a while ago the beautiful quote “People who work with their mind, rest with their hands” I’ve been picking up woodworking and it’s been a amazing. Doing development then parenting takes all of my mental energy, so being able to give my brain a rest is really helpful.
@davatron5000 Rubik's cube maybe? I recently picked up one and had couple fun hours learning how to solve it.
@fusilli I’ve done that before! And it was fun and fulfilling. Maybe that’s a good avenue to explore again. Thanks.
Cooking: everyone wins
My family enjoys games. We often play some sort of board game / card game together.
@davatron5000 I feel ya.
@anatect This looks like a Wix.com ad.
@anatect Yes!! This is awesome. I sometimes wish I learned to play Jazz guitar instead of punk rock bar chords.
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