Top Ten Tuesday: Non-bookish Hobbies

This was an interesting topic and not one we’ve covered before. Thanks to That Artsy Reader Girl for keeping up the Top Ten Tuesday tradition! 

Pete’s five

Board games: My family has played board games as long as I can remember, and last year I became a published board game designer with my first release, Tiny Towns (shameless Amazon plug). Board games have also become a huge pastime for Indi and I—we love a good 2-player game!

Disc golf: Inexpensive and easy to get into, disc golf is one of my favorite hobbies to introduce others to. Most parks are completely free of charge, and the discs cost $8–16 a pop, so it’s a great low-budget activity. And you get to explore the outdoors while you play, as most courses around me are deep in the woods.

Biking: I’m not a huge fan of cardio (or working out in general), but I love the sense of accomplishment I get when covering long distances on my road bike.

Skiing: Downhill skiing has been a pastime of mine since I was little, and it’s still one of my favorite things to do. It’s also the main reason why winter is my favorite season.

Video games: I’ve always connected with friends through video games, and COVID times have only emphasized that. I play games with friends at least every other day. Some of my recent favorites are Apex Legends, Ghost of Tsushima, and Outer Wilds. I’d love to hear what you’ve been playing!

Indiana’s five

Baking: Growing up, my sister did all the baking and it was glorious. Then, she left for college and I had to actually figure out how to make cookies, brownies, cakes, etc. whenever I wanted them. Obviously I had a lot of help from her (and she’s still the better baker) but I still enjoy the process. 

Writing: I’ve been writing since I was a little kid and while I don’t do enough of it I’d still consider it one of my main hobbies. I’m doing a modified version of NaNoWriMo so it’s something I’ve got to kick up a notch this month. 

Yoga: I’ve practiced a lot of styles over the years and enjoy all of them. They each have their own challenges and benefits and I always get something out of a yoga session, even the ones I’ve done on my own this year thanks to the pandemic. 

Board games: I played a lot of games with my family growing up but have probably played more than ever since I met Pete. 

Crafts: That’s very general but I pretty much enjoy making things, whether it’s book flowers, or other other decorations, I find the process satisfying.  

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