October 30, 2006

Bulk view

Activity ideas, or Spending-time-with-Sacha-HOWTO

A good way to grow friendships (or relationships, for that matter) is
to do non-work stuff together. I initially stuck this under
OnLove#date-ideas, but realized it was generally applicable.

Objectives for activities:

  • Enjoy life
  • Get to know each other
  • Share experiences: “Remember when…”
  • Expand our experience and try something new
  • Work towards goals
  Familiar surroundings Change of scene
Low-key
  • Conversation
  • Playing board games like Scrabble or chess
  • Watching a movie (thought-provoking, uplifting, funny, senti (but not cheesy))
  • Reading books and sharing ideas
  • Playing billiards
  • Meditating
  • Exploring art and culture (see below)
  • Learning a foreign language
  • Walking around, preferably near water
  • Exploring art and culture
  • Window-shopping
  • Attending a lecture
  • Visiting friends
  • Picnicking
  • Golf
  • Badminton
High-key
  • Larger conversation / dinner party
  • Hack night
  • Goal sprint – pick a goal and work towards it
  • Table tennis
  • Foosball
  • Attending a tech event
  • Volunteering: canvassing, etc.
  • Rockclimbing
  • Tennis
  • Skating
  • Power-walking/running
  • Biking

Art and culture

  • sketching
  • working with clay / pottery / sculpture
  • listening to music
  • making music
  • reading
  • writing (poetry, short stories, nonfiction)
  • developing a better sense of design
  • taking photographs
  • going to a museum or gallery (realistic paintings, photographs, sculptures)
  • watching a play

Feel free to suggest more!

Random Emacs symbol: bbdb-finger-host-field – Variable: *The field for special net addresses used by “M-x bbdb-finger”.

Stuffed toy!

My mom sent me a penguin stuffed toy! =) And cute cat self-adhesive
notes! And a Halloween gift box with a cute cat on it! =) Awww…

Random Emacs symbol: ucs-input-activate – Function: Activate UCS input method.