Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Top Threes: Hobbies

M: Top three most interesting hobbies from books, movies, or TV.

1. Building rockets from October Sky. Engineering FTW! (Actually, even though I'm an engineer I've never had many engineering-related hobbies. But I love this movie!)
2. Fashion design from Gossip Girl. Hated Jenny (so glad she's off the show) and I wasn't into her designs or personal style on the show but fashion design is a pretty cool hobby. I really want to learn how to use a sewing machine!
3. Roller derby from Whip It! Actually I don't understand roller derby and I don't think I'd want to do it, but the movie makes it look really fun.

Mira: Ooh, I love Jenn's number 3 answer!
1. Kono on Hawaii Five-0: Surfing, which isn't surprising for a show in Hawaii... I guess Blue Crush could be cited here, too, but I know I could never do it but it seems like such an interesting culture and outlet.
2. Cliff from Bring It On: Song writing.  There are probably a ton of characters I can attribute that to, but I enjoyed his goofy lyrics and dorky commitment to it. And it was what made his character special. :)
3. Clare from Time Traveler's Wife: Paper making, which is more her career than a hobby, but something that sounds fascinating in general for anyone to do. How does one even get into doing that?

1 comment:

burkie said...

i agree, roller derby is a great answer!

1) graffiti. Bay from the TV show Switched At Birth paints expressive images on bulidings and billboards around Kansas City. she gets to rebel and share her art at the same time.
2) S.P.E.W., or the Society for the Promotion of Elvish Welfare, a social cause created by Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter books. she got little or no support but lots of ridicule, even from her friends, but stuck with it and ultimately made a difference. yay, diversity!
3) being a serial killer, as in the Dexter books/series. you said "interesting" hobby, not hobby i'd promote. i don't! but for that character, it is a hobby...well, it might be more accurate to say a compulsion, but with some people & their hobbies, you can't tell the difference. at least he tries to use it for good. as i said, it's "interesting."