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What do you do with spare time?

  1. Mar 1, 2006 #1
    Well i was going to make a poll. But the options are rather unique. So how about just posting about how you like to spend spare time(holidays or weekends...etc).

    Im talking time which your expected to do no work at all. Like you have the whole day off. What do you like to do.

    Well ill start off with me.

    If i have say a whole day off. There are a number of different things i tend to do. Sometimes I watch Seasons of tv shows. X-files atm. I also like to play video games. Battlefield 2 in particular. I also look at the canadian political news, http://www.ananova.com/news/lp.html?keywords=Quirkies" and latest science related news. I often read books also. Currently I am reading "The end of Faith" by Sam Harris.

    Well thats briefly what i would do with my spare time.
    How about you?
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  3. Mar 1, 2006 #2
    I'm going to break the rules of this right off the bat, because I like working.

    So I spend my free time http://arxiv.org" [Broken] (incidently that site is way out of date and I don't think our current SPS people even know it exists). And sometimes I go to the beach. I like the beach. Its nice. Otherwise, I work. I like work. Its nice.
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  4. Mar 1, 2006 #3
    Go for a drive downtown and enjoy the city.
  5. Mar 1, 2006 #4
    hmm... that really depends if im th only one with a break... id rather go out with friends to the beach\mall\movies\net-playing

    but if im the only one who has the extra time (like it usually is)
    i'll read a book, look for interesting news (newspaper, www.tomshardware.com , ign.com.. and some more..)
    then i'll see if theres something interesting on the history channel or national geographic.
    i'll probably have time to have a look here too :biggrin:
    and play some computer game (if this spare time sould show up in a month the game will probably be TES: oblivion)

    oh, and ofcourse, going to the gym if its an odd day.

    but if i had more then one day, i would probably use it for a hike, or go to visit friends who live far away.
  6. Mar 1, 2006 #5
    What spare time!? lol

    In my spare time I ride dirtbikes, play bball or whatever else I feel like at the time, play guitar....good stuff like that.
  7. Mar 1, 2006 #6
    read canadian history, read math/science 'non-textbooks', do math, talk on msn messenger, study baking & cooking books, shop for cds & more books, wander around downtown, watch dvds... this summer i'm thinking of going on a couple road trips, camping & ...probably some other stuff as well that i can't think of :tongue:
  8. Mar 1, 2006 #7
    I mostly read. Right now I'm reading Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas, and a collection of works by Kant.
  9. Mar 1, 2006 #8
    same here. all my friends have 1-2 jobs + school and study. there is no chance of anything social. my sisters who are like grade 9-10 dont understand this and think that im anti-social loser.

    as for newspaper. my dad ordered the newspaper for the whole winter. something like 4 months. he payed in full for the 4 months. when 4 months ended he was going back to work. but after 4 months were up. the newspaper guy kept delivering for the longest time. now the newspaper wants money for the newspapers that were delivered by accident. which is stupid. they should be taking that money out of the deliverer. so unless we pay this stupid money. they wont deliver the paper.

    hiking sounds fun. but there really isnt anything to hike or camp around my area.
  10. Mar 1, 2006 #9
    Working, playing Doom, or playing ikaruga.

    Sometimes go to theatres and royal albert hall.
  11. Mar 1, 2006 #10
    I just work on these physics equations on my breaks at the Patent Office.I won't ever win a nobel prize or anything with them,it's just somthing I do for fun.
  12. Mar 1, 2006 #11


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    Yeah, what spare time? :rofl: Spare time is when I sleep between 0200 and 0400. :biggrin:
  13. Mar 1, 2006 #12
    I play foosball.
  14. Mar 1, 2006 #13
    What do you do at the patent office?
  15. Mar 1, 2006 #14
    He's a patent clerk of course!

    I find myself reading Wikipedia a lot during my free time. It's so addicting! During the weekdays, it's usually schoolwork that takes up most of my time, but on the weekends, I find myself going out a lot recently with friends. And no, I don't go to bars...
  16. Mar 1, 2006 #15
    guitar and instant messengers mostly. if i have the whole day off, no strings attached, (ie no work i could possibly do) and if i'm already well rested, i love to hike and camp a lot. i don't have any friends who're into it though, so i have to really be in the mood for some alone time. usually i'll bring a book along, and find a nice place to sit and read and eat some lunch or dinner. i like to bring a notebook too in case i feel like drawing or writing anything.

    if i just have a small break in the day and its nice out, i hacky sack! god i can't wait for it to be warm enough without snow melt everywhere so that i can hack again.
  17. Mar 1, 2006 #16
    Hello forum.

    Actually what my dream is to do while I'm not working is to hang out in my living room and talk about nature. I'm obsessed.

    I'm a chemistry and physics double major and I'm happy to have found this forum.
  18. Mar 1, 2006 #17


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    There's life beyond PF?
  19. Mar 1, 2006 #18
    It was a joke:rofl:
    I thought you would see the comparsion with this guy
  20. Mar 1, 2006 #19
    No, just alot of unsubstantiated rumors.
  21. Mar 1, 2006 #20
    Hans????His name was really Hans??????
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