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When I was eleven years old, I used to play soccer in the park with my friends. I had a lot of fun with them. I used to do my homework in my father's office, because there was no one in my house.
i wanted to paint one day
so when my mom was on
the phone i put a bunch of
crayons into a glass and
the glass cup shattered
and the crayons melted like
my mom was mad
and i still didnt get to paint
i used to believe that in order to join a Brownie troop when i was little i was going to have to get a shot. i hated shots.
When I was 6 I saw brownies at my school open day doing cheerleading. I didn't really fancy doing it myself but my mum said brownies are fun. I asked my Mum if I could be a brownie and she told me boys go to cubs. I wrote in my jotter at school "when I am 7 I would like to go to cubs" with a picture of me cheerleading at the bottom; neither my classmates nor my teacher could figure this out!
OK, bear with me on this one. You know how there's a step between Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts called Webelos? As a former scout I know that the name signifies that you have completed your Wolf, Bear and Lion badges, hence, "WeBeLos".
When growing up in Boston, my wife had two older brothers and a father who were very involved in scouting. She just assumed Webelos meant you were (best read with an Irish accent) "just a wee below a Boy Scout".
I thought that gymnastics was the practice of putting on bandaids. Funny thing was, I was actually in gymnastics and had no idea what it was called.
I am flexible and always have been. So when I was younger I would hear my aunt say "I love gymnastics." And she was in like a club. And I though she would say "Nasty's" So I thought that was the actualy word. So I would be flipping and doing backflips (with no experience i might add) And I just loved it. So at 4 or 5th grade I said "Here let me show you guys my nasty's! And everyone looks horrified and ran away. So I ran after them screaming. "Nasty's are fuN! Whats a matter!?"
When I was little, I was terrifed of joining the Bluebirds (Camp Fire Girls) or the Brownies; I took the names very literally, and I didn't want to turn into either one!
When I was about 3 years old, my uncle took me fishing a creek by our house. Although I didn't catch any fish, I caught plenty of sticks. He had me convinced that I caught "fish sticks"! I was very excited and told my mom, "Look! I caught fish sticks!"
I used to think that being a Girl Scout was like being in the army, only for little girls, and that the troop leaders were like drill sergeants. I also thought Girl Scouts went camping every single Saturday, and would march through the woods in a single file like soldiers. I think I thought that both Girl and Boy Scouts were actual factions of the military. Needless to say, I was surprised when I became a Girl Scout, and we mostly did craft projects.
When playing any kind of Solitaire card game, if there was a choice I couldn't put a heart on a spade, or a spade on a heart. It always had to be hearts + clubs, and spades + diamonds. This was because hearts were show-offs, and if they got put with a spade they would gloat to diamonds, who really secretly fancied spades and actually deserved to be with a spade because it (diamonds) was a nice unassuming suit. Spades were hunky, Clubs were just gross and smelly. Hearts only deserved to be with Clubs.
I know it's mad but I still do it now and I'm 28.
I used to think that an air guitar was a real insrument that was a type of electric guitar and everyone who was cool had one. I used to really want one, and i continued beleiving it until i was in 4th grade, when someone had gotten an electric guitar and I said "Theres this guy i know who got a new air guitar!!!" After much laughing, my brother set me strait....
When I was 6 or 7 my brother who was 8 or 9 started collecting stamps and so I wanted to. He got a stamp album for me and an envelope of used stamps and in the album was a diagram of how to fix the stamps with a little sticky paper hinge and in the demo on the back of the stamp in the illustration was printed 'Reverse side of stamp'. So I carefully wrote on the back of each stamp this logo thinking that is what you had to do. It took me ages and all I got from it was a lot of humiliation.
When I was small I used to believe that ships in bottles were actually built in the bottles with small tools.
The first time I saw how it was actually made I kind of laughed at myself saying "...haha...yeah of course....".
when i was little i used to think that air guitar was an actual type of guitar!lol!
I used to think that if anyone left the top off of a felt tip pen, then the pen would suffocate, so I'd go to great lengths to make sure everyone put the tops on within 2 minutes of using them!
when i was little, my hobby was to march around the room. my mum would get annoyed with this. so, one day, my mom told me that MARCHing could only happen in MARCH. she told me that if i did it in any other month, all the monkeys in the world would die. and since i found out that spider monkeys are endangered, i thought i had killed them all, marching around the room like that!
I used to believe that if you mixed red, blue, green, and yellow paint you'd get plaid!
As a kid I desperately wanted to be a Girl Guide, but I thought you had to be born one, like being an Orthodox Jew or a Catholic. I couldn't wait till I grew up, could convert to being a Girl Guide, and get to wear a blue uniform all day and earn badges.
while I was attending violin classes,I used to believe that playing violin needs long fingers without which its difficult to learn.