Having a hobby is good for you. People would go insane if they didn’t have interests outside of work, as it gives them a way to express themselves and indulge in something fun. That might translate to Zumba classes or woodworking for some, but there those in the world who just really love beer. So much so that they can not only tell slight differences in brewing practices, but also can’t stand not to have it a specific way.
The holidays are a time where we’re all supposed to set aside our differences as friends and family to come together and celebrate. Regardless of what you do to observe this time of year, there’s a warmth and cheer in the air that is absolutely contagious. The parties at the end of the month are also pretty stellar, but for those of you that have little ones coming over, you need to be wary of how easy it is to access the spirits for that extra-merrymaking in the evenings.
Everything can be a hobby if you want it to be. There aren’t really limits to what you can do in your off time, so if you want to collect and organize stamps, build a hydroponic garden in your home or spend your hours crafting the perfect cocktail, that’s up to you. As it is with anything, there are gadgets and gizmos you can buy to streamline some aspect of your hobby, and it’s up to you how much you decide to spend on it.
While we know that the Magic 8 Ball won’t actually tell us if someone likes us, whether we’ll win the lottery, or if we’ll finally get into clown school, the novelty is fun. There aren’t actually a lot of times we ask questions like that unless our normal social filters are down, such as when we’re inebriated. Lots of very deep conversations can be had with friends when you’re a few drinks in and are starting to get a bit introspective.
Only on a hot summer day after you’ve been engaging in non-stop physical activity does water ever actually taste like much of anything. You do start to notice the differences in the “taste” of water from one restaurant to the next, but that usually has to do with the quality of the pipes it’s running through. It doesn’t really taste like anything, but it is mandatory that we drink it so we don’t shrivel up and die.
When you want a cold glass of red or white to end the day, you want it to be exactly to your specifications. Some people are fine with room temperature, but if you like your beverage chilled, you’re usually stuck waiting for it to cool down in the freezer for about 20 minutes. Of course, this is the future, and if you have the money just about anything is possible anymore.
Some days seem to last forever, with more challenges and obstacles than you ever thought could be jammed into a 24 hour period. Of course, every bad day has the chance to become amazing, but it’s always going to need some help from you to become better than bad. Whether it’s going on a bike ride, eating ice cream from the tub, or sitting down with a drink, we all have our own pick-me-ups, and it’s important to have those options available.
Now that Christmas has passed, everyone is anxiously awaiting the New Year. Maybe this past year was the best of your life, but for others, we’re already putting up streamers and stocking up on booze to send it on its merry way. Far, far away from us. To ring in 2016, those who are throwing a party will want to pull out all the stops to impress guests, and that means awesome music, mood lighting, and lots of weird but fun snacks.
Our bodies, much like our planet, are made up primarily of water. That being said, it makes sense that we should be drinking enough of it to keep ourselves happy and healthy. The big problem is that other things like soda, juice, tea, and coffee taste much, much better. Just because water is an aspect of those drinks doesn’t mean you can skip drinking it by itself. Drinking everything but water is as solid an argument as saying you’re eating legumes by consuming vanilla bean ice cream. If you want to drink more water, but need help getting to a point where you can stand it in its flavorless form, then why not trick your brain into thinking it’s far more delicious than it is?