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Looking for Fun Lake/Swimming Activities and Games I Can Play by Myself

What are fun games and activities I can play in a lake with little or no equipment and ideally no other people? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Aug 15, 2014 - 11 answers

Keeping a kid entertained during grown-up dinners?

In the next few weeks, I will need to attend a series of late-running formal dinners... with a five-year-old in tow. Please recommend your most magical, engrossing, dinner-table-friendly activity books, games, small toys, etc. for the early school-aged set, so we can keep her quietly in her seat and out of everyone's hair. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 4, 2014 - 28 answers

Definitive book for Doing Things?

Is there a definitive activity book? Sort of like a cookbook, but for Activities To Do? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Nov 17, 2013 - 6 answers

What to do in Montreal?

I'll be in Montreal and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada for two weeks. What budget-friendly things should I do there? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on May 12, 2013 - 17 answers

Baby- and family-friendly activity for 6 couples on May 5 in Seattle?

My family is in charge of organizing an event or outing for our PEPs group on Sunday May 5 in greater Seattle. We are 6 couples with babies from 8-10 months. Ideas that aren't the zoo or aquarium? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Apr 27, 2013 - 5 answers

I want to 1) Make money and 2) Travel the world - ideally together! Any ideas where I could start?

I want to 1) Make money and 2) Travel the world - ideally together! Any ideas where I could start? [more inside]
posted by Colibri on Aug 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Date ideas?

Have any pleasant date activity ideas for a small-town midweek?
posted by jsturgill on Jul 31, 2012 - 19 answers

If you're bored then you're boring.

My friend groups feel bored with "life as usual." As do I. Any ideas on non-drinking activities in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by hubble on Mar 21, 2012 - 42 answers

Let's go fly a kite

Good weeknight date ideas? [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Aug 12, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I remove my mental connection between food and certain activities?

How can I decouple my enjoyment of activities from my enjoyment of food? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on May 16, 2011 - 10 answers

Ideas for activities for a largeish group of faculty/students

I am on the planning committee of an annual event held by my grad program in which the students and faculty do various activities and performances, play games, and generally make fun of each other. I need some ideas, preferably involving laughter and/or making the faculty do slightly embarrassing stuff. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Mar 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Specific Ideas for Meeting Like-Minded People in Los Angeles?

I am feeling a little lonely, and want to get involved in some local activities, but I don't know where to start. I'm looking for specific suggestions and recommendations. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Fun hobbies at home?

Fun activities for a couple at home (part II)? I'd love your suggestions for fun things to do together at home in the evenings after the kids have gone to bed. Difficulty: see within. [more inside]
posted by widdershins on May 26, 2010 - 24 answers

Cheap fun activities to do in Malden, MA (Boston) this week

I am traveling to Boston (Malden, MA - to be precise) this week and will be there for a about 2 1/2 days. What would be fun but not too expensive activities for two people (1guy/1girl) without a car in this weather? [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Dec 20, 2009 - 11 answers

naughty fun in broad daylight for a couple, possible?

Give us some ideas to have naughty fun in the day time. I don't know what I mean by naughty. really, I don't know. something risque. something fun. something we didn't do before but possible to do in the broad daylight. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Fun in the sun

My buddy and I (25,23) are hitting Kissimmee up today and staying through sunday afternoon. We know we can go to Disney world or Orlando or even a long drive to the beach but does anyone have any really cool fun suggestions for activities for us to get into? [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Sep 9, 2009 - 4 answers

Help us choose an NYC birthday activity!

NYCFilter: Group of four 20-something friends need a birthday activity for this Sunday! Conditions: not too pricey, preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn, nothing too physically strenuous. [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith on Jul 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Help us have fun without The Almighty Cable

Just moved my boyfriend into a new apartment, and he will be unable to afford cable tv for quite awhile. As admitted boob toob junkies, we are quickly running out of things to do when we just feel like being around the house. Suggestions of fun and relatively budget friendly (under $30 to accomplish, preferably with a re-usability factor) activities to do at home, without the magical box. [more inside]
posted by Gonestarfishing on Jul 24, 2009 - 41 answers

I want to play in a fountain.

playing in fountains and other alternative entertainment (in/near RI)? [more inside]
posted by vaguelyweird on May 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Cheap fun things for the weekend

What cheap/free things can a couple do for fun during afternoons/evenings/weekends? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on May 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Hey! Let's wear food service hairnets to an art gallery opening!

Please help me compile a list of offbeat things to do with a friend or friends, to serve as a reference for when I'm sick of the same old plans. [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic on Mar 22, 2009 - 28 answers

Fun adult ESL activities for tutoring or classes

Adult ESL fun activities, for groups and especially for private students. [more inside]
posted by sdis on Mar 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Fun activities to teach reading to a kid!

Tutoring advice for young kids (5 y.o.): Keeping it fun, learning to read [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jan 21, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me come up with activities for a nine-year-old boy

Concrete ideas of things to do with a nine-year-old boy in the Baltimore, MD area. I am going to be the Big Sister of a boy in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and as much as I love doing things this kid likes and things kids like in general, I'm having a heck of a time trying to come up with specific activities--for example, I can't exactly schedule an activity day for sword-fighting or reading. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Activities for a four-year-old who has to be up in the middle of the night

Midnight activities for a 4-year-old that he wouldn't get a chance to do during the day? My son is having an EEG tomorrow during the day. They want him sleep-deprived so he'll sleep without sedation. I'm supposed to get him up for the day at 3:30 am. He's not a morning person at all, so to keep him awake I'm looking for exciting things to do/observe/etc. that wouldn't be possible during his normal waking hours. We're in the east end of Toronto near the Don Valley, so both big-city and nature/wildlife type activities may be possibilities.
posted by winston on Sep 21, 2008 - 20 answers

Turn that frown upside down

What are some activities to do with an injured friend who needs to get out of the house? [more inside]
posted by handabear on Jun 30, 2008 - 8 answers

How to not squander a summer?

I just found out that the contract that I am working on will be ending at then end of the month. I'm elated. I've been in a rut for a while, and this seems like the perfect opportunity to shake things up. What now? [more inside]
posted by mumbleitaliano on Jun 4, 2008 - 1 answer

Chicago granny, Boston girl...common ground?

Help me stay sane and maybe have some fun while living in Chicago with my 81-year-old grandmother and a 10pm curfew. [more inside]
posted by fuzzbean on Aug 8, 2006 - 31 answers

Fun birthday activities in Cambridge/Boston area?

What are some really fun, chill places/activities for a birthday party in the Cambridge/Boston area? I've already thought of: karaoke, playing board games at Diesel Cafe in Somerville, and candlepin bowling. Any other ideas...? Thanks.
posted by shivohum on Mar 22, 2006 - 8 answers

Seattle on a Saturday?

What are some fun locals type activities in or around Seattle on a Saturday? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Mar 9, 2005 - 20 answers

Hobbies for a workaholic engineer.

I am an engineer who is a workaholic. I'm quitting my job & starting another one, with the hopes of keeping more regular hours. Part of my problem is that I don't have commitments after work that require me to be elsewhere. Particularly, I don't have any hobbies that aren't engineering/computer related.
What kind of hobbies would you recommend to a mid-30s adult that could be fun and engrossing and not earth-shatteringly hard to pick up?
posted by j on Sep 2, 2004 - 35 answers

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