Saturday, April 26, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your "Real Life"

It's Saturday Night - 
time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

* Tell us about your "real life" hobbies or interests outside of genealogy and family history research, writing, speaking, etc.  Be mindful of your family's privacy, though!

* Write a blog post of your own, respond with a comment to this post, or write a Facebook status post or a Google+ Stream post.

Here's mine:

Do I really have a "real life" outside of genealogy and family history research, society activities, blogging and speaking? Of course I do - I only do that 8 to 12 hours a day when the grandkids aren't here or we're not traveling.

My other interests include:

* Being with my two daughters and their families, including the four grandchildren (boys aged 10.6 and 8.2, girls aged 9.2 and 6.0). I'm not averse to making family history with all of them!

* Traveling - although we usually combine genealogy research and conference-going with sightseeing and visiting friends. 

* Reading mystery novels - authors like James Patterson, John Sandford, John Grisham, Michael Palmer, Lee Child, Jack Higgins, Michael Connelly, John Lescroart, Tom Clancy, Daniel Silbva, C.J. Box, Brad Thor, etc. I usually read in the evening while watching baseball games or news shows on TV.

* Keeping up with current events (including politics, science, religion, aerospace) via online forums and websites, network and cable news shows, print newspapers, etc.

* Being a devoted fan of the San Diego Padres (MLB baseball - we go to about 20 games a year, and watch on TV), San Diego Chargers (NFL football - we don't go, only watch on TV), and the San Diego State Aztecs (football and basketball - just watch on TV).

*  Entertainment - I don't watch any entertainment shows on TV, don't rent or go to movies, except once in a while.  We used to have a yearly membership to a local theater, but don't this year.

*  Friends - we go to church almost every week, and attend some church social events, and occasionally go to lunch or dinner with friends.  We go to parties when we're invited.  Linda goes out swimming, shopping and lunching almost every day (thank goodness!).  

* Eating and sleeping - Linda is an excellent cook and I really appreciate her culinary talents. We go out to eat occasionally at steak houses, El Pollo Loco, Lolita's or the Barbecue Pit in  National City.  I try to get 7 hours a night to stay sane, and occasionally take a 20-30 minute power nap in the afternoon in my recliner with the TV on.

*  Exercise?  Um, not much these days.  Does typing count?  I used to walk a mile or two several times a week, but now I'm lucky to do it once a week.  I've started walking around the house while talking on the phone - it gets me off my butt and walking a bit.  Ah, mental gymnastics solving genealogy puzzles!  I know that I need to do more exercising my body, but genealogy is so addictive!

Pretty tame, isn't it? But, but, but - see, I have a real life!  I figure I'm doing exactly what I want to when I want to most of the time.

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver


Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Hi, Randy. Here's my contribution for tonight's challenge:

GeneGinny said...

Hi, Randy. Here's mine: Don't you read any mysteries by female authors?

J. Paul Hawthorne said...

Going deep sea fishing, desert trekking, travel, old movies on TCM, new movies, music, playing bass guitar and keyboards, science, archaeology, going to museums, etymology, cultural anthropology, history, mythology, electronics, computing, HEY... you asked... LOL

Unknown said...

Here is mine: My Real Life