I do not need another hobby
September 21, 2012
I went to the Denver Gem and Mineral Show last weekend for the first time. I’d been wanting to go for years, but something else always came up, SCA event or convention or whatnot. Well, this year I went, and walked out muttering to myself, I do not need another hobby. Between knitting and costuming and birdwatching and gaming I already have more hobbies than I can keep up with (I haven’t gamed regularly in a couple of years…my dice are rusty, dammit!). I do not need to start rock hounding, even though I live in a brilliant rock hounding state and bought a Colorado rock hounding book before I left the show. I can love sparklies — and essentially, a gem and mineral show is all about the sparklies in both their pre and post sparklie form — without, you know, being obsessive, right? The other mantra of the day: use the beads I have before I buy more, use the beads I have before I buy more. Because yes, there’s another hobby I’ve already started that I really should spend more time with before I start yet another hobby. But come on, tell me this stuff isn’t just so awesome! Pretty things made by the planet itself. LOVE.
Did I mention I was two classes away from minoring in geology in college? I took the first class because it was available and fulfilled a science requirement. I took the others because I loved hiking around and looking at rocks so very much.
The show also had fossils. FOSSILS!
I do not need another hobby, I do not need another hobby. . .