Monday, January 02, 2006

Searching for a new hobby

Add snowmobiling to a growing list of things I've tried once in my life and probably won't ever do again. Jumped on the back of a two-person machine this afternoon, driven by a first-timer who will remain nameless. A minute into the ride, I broke into a panicky sweat, wishing I had agreed to cross country skiing instead of suggesting renting these Satan's sleds.

Eventually, I calmed down, even drove the thing up some crazy hill here in the U.P. By the end of the afternoon, I almost wanted to keep going. But at the same time I realized that this wasn't for me. Man versus nature I can handle, but man on machine versus nature is another story. I am just not good on engine-driven toys.

So it'll be back to Chicago tomorrow. And here's a New Year's resolution worth trying: Find a new hobby. Something that will scare the crap out of me, but something I can handle. So ... what will it be? This year, I resolve to try:

* Sky diving.
* Water skiing.
* Bungee jumping.

And why not throw in a city hobby or two into the mix?

* Pub crawling on bicycles.
* Garage jumping.
* Political activism.

Hope I make it to 2007.


Blogger Marley6 said...

how many people are there?! that looks like great fun!!! i love to snowmobile. how can you not like it? you get to go really fast but you are low to the ground and if you fall off it's snow. but how the hell do you fall off a snowmobile? just stay off the ice. people used to go ice sledding on fox lake behind our house and everyone some idiot ended up in the water... although - per your previous blog, having fun with friends while doing something adventurous - good way to go and your corpse would be presevered - just remember to keep smiling

2:56 PM  
Blogger ap said...

I think I might be better suited to be an Amish snowmobiler ... on a sled pulled by a team of horses. Then again, at first I really hated the damn thing, but grew to like it and didn't want to return it.

3:18 PM  
Anonymous jenska said...

maybe dog-sledding is a good option -- sounds like there may be at least one guy up there that would be able to give you a spin on the sled!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous jodyla said...

Kevin will go sky diving with you...

Happy now. I've made a post.

10:43 PM  
Blogger kevin said...

Doubtful, but I might be talked into braving the "pub crawling on bicycles" idea.

10:35 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Molitor said...

Could you explain Garage Jumping? Of course I've already had experience in "Garage Falling"

1:08 PM  
Anonymous art attack said...

Mr. Molitor, that would be the same thing if you had actually been sitting on top of the garage when it fell in

4:11 PM  

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