I enjoy board/card games although since getting into retro gaming a couple years ago I haven’t made much time for it. I wish I had a dedicated game room with a big ol table in the middle so I can play some of the more in-depth games that take up a lot of space.
I guess dogs could be considered an interest! I have two, one recently adopted. We take them out on long walks in the neighborhood and to some nice parks in the area. About 99% of the time I’d rather do this on a nice weekend than venture into the city where it’s loud and crowded. Very relaxing.
Just got a tablet so I can get back into reading comics and manga. I always fell out of it because of subpar digital reading experiences, but this time I got an actually good, page-sized tablet with an excellent screen and great performance, per recommendation from @Socksfelloff. Already put to good use in my morning commute. Got a Marvel Unlimited sub. A shame DC doesn’t have a similar service because I’m more into DC than Marvel.
I used to be into non-competitive MMA training (BJJ, kickboxing) and attended a gym regularly. A combination of chronic injury/pain and costs at the time pulled me away. Now it’s a combination of the same injuries (now under control, but still makes me weary) + being older + working full-time that makes me weary of making the leap back in. I’d really like to since the cost issue would be trivial now. It was so much more fun than a regular exercise gym and it got me fitter than I had ever been.
On a related note I watch UFC regularly, probably the only sports-related thing I really care about. Any weekend with a UFC main event on TV or PPV is instantly a better weekend for me! But still haven’t attended one! They’re expensive when they roll into town and unless you pay a ton, you’re sitting so far back that you’re basically watching a screen anyway.
I’m a horror movie fan. At night, lights down, the scarier the better. I try to watch regularly but there’s a lot I still need to see be a real aficionado of the genre. The last few I watched were the Annabelle prequel (pretty good), It (excellent) and rewatches of Rosemary’s Baby and Saw. Looking forward to The Nun!
I enjoy science fiction books with a military theme, like Starship Troopers, The Forever War and Old Man’s War… but like everything else my time has been preoccupied gaming and haven’t done much reading lately. Also really dug the Lovecraft short stories and would like to find more stuff like that.
I’m really into the paranormal and UFOs (videos, books, articles), ever since Unsolved Mysteries, Fire in the Sky and checking out every paranormal, cryptid, and sighting/abduction book at the local library as a kid. It’s all mostly fun for me, but some of the UFO stuff I take more seriously!
I used to be really into drawing until my teens but fell out of it completely. Had no patience to learn properly and advance my limited skills.