As kind of a follow up to yesterday’s post which was Five Words That Describe Who I Am, I figured I’d do another “get to know me” style post. Today I’m going to discuss briefly a few things I like to do while I’m not working.

This is likely something we’re all asked about at various times and I feel it’s a great way for others to get to know who we are and what we do in our spare time when not working, which is something we likely all tend to do quite a bit.

Video Games

Video Games is something I’ve been doing since I was 5 – 6 years back in the mid 1970’s. Yes, I’m that damn old, but that’s another post for another day. To get a brief history about that, you can read my post titled How I Got My Passion For Tech.

Playing video games is something I’ve always enjoyed and something that helps me remain calm, relax and just enjoy life so to speak. Video games is my go to when things are stressful or things have been busy at work and I just need a little break. I’m currently 53 years old and still playing video games after nearly 50 years of life and I feel it’s something I’ll keep doing until I simply can’t.

Spending Time With My Wife

This is something that I do for many reasons. First and foremost, it keeps my marriage and my relationship in a great place. I also do it because we have a ton of fun doing whatever it is we are doing. Regardless if it’s playing video games, which we do play together quite often, shopping, or just sitting on the couch and watching TV.

Since my dad passed away in July 2021, I’ve realized that family is even more important than it ever was before. I try to spend as much time with her as possible while I’m not working. But I do it because I enjoy it and not because I need to or anything similar.

Since we both have a very similar sense of humor, this too helps me unwind, settle down, rest, relax after work as I can just sit and laugh and cut up with her and that makes life so much fun.


Yes, shopping is something I like to do. Not necessarily buying things, but just going to the mall or whatever and just looking around. This also goes back to the “spending time with my wife” section above. This is something we both love to do and it gives us more time to spend together.

Shopping for the most part is relaxing to me and often very enjoyable. I can just leisurely walk around the mall, look at stuff, buy a few things if necessary, and just enjoy the time. Oddly, the wife and I go to the mall quite often, walk around for an hour or so and when it’s time to leave, we’re empty handed. Spending money just isn’t always necessary.

When it comes to grocery shopping, let’s say at Walmart, even that can be decently fun. It allows us to look for any new food products that have been released that we might be interested in. When it comes time to check out, that’s where the fun ends, as we all know checking out at Walmart is a job within itself usually.

Final Thoughts

These are just a quick three things that I like to do outside of work. I don’t want to make this a long, drawn out blog post, so I thought I’d keep it short.

My question to you is, what do you like to do during your time away from work or just in any spare time you might have in general? You can let me know via the comments below. Share them with me and with others so we can all get to know each other a little bit better.

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